VOL. 130 | NO. 14 | Thursday, January 22, 2015
National Black MBA Association, Memphis chapter will host its 2015 kickoff meeting, “Reaching Your Financial Goals: How Fit is Your Plan?” Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at International Paper headquarters, Tower 3, 6400 Poplar Ave. The guest speaker is Roland Cole, financial adviser with Duncan-Williams’ Private Client Group. Visit nbmbaamemphis.org.
Eyewear Gallery will hold free vision screenings for the effects of blood pressure on vision Thursday, Jan. 22, and Jan. 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Visit eyeweargallery.com or call 901-763-2020.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host “Descent” author Tim Johnston for the first Literary Tastemakers event of the year Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at Crosstown Arts’ story booth, 422 N. Cleveland St. The Literary Tastemakers series gives readers a “taste” of the chosen author’s book by combining conversation, reading, food and drinks. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Playhouse on the Square will present “The Rocky Horror Show” Friday, Jan. 23, through Feb. 15 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Sharon Draper, author of “Stella by Starlight,” for a discussion and signing Friday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host an evening of comedy improv with Upright Citizens Brigade Friday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.
IRIS Orchestra will present “Defiance and Conscience,” featuring violinist Sharon Roffman, Saturday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at irisorchestra.org.
Youth Villages Soup Sunday will be held Sunday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FedExForum, 191 Beale St. The event will feature soup, bread, dessert and other delicacies from more than 50 Memphis-area restaurants and caterers, plus live entertainment and Kids Zone. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for ages 6-10. Visit soupsunday.org.
Rhodes College will host the Tournees French Film Festival Tuesday, Jan. 27, through Feb. 11 in the Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. All screenings start at 7 p.m. Films will be subtitled in English. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu for a schedule.