VOL. 130 | NO. 54 | Thursday, March 19, 2015
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District will offer free tours of the largest diesel towboat on the Mississippi River, the Motor Vessel Mississippi, Thursday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive. For more information, visit www.mvd.usace.army.mil.
Black Business Association of Memphis will host its March lunch and learn Thursday, March 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Representatives of the Small Business Association will discuss “Understanding the SBA Loan Process.” Cost is free; lunch is provided. Visit blackbusinessmemphis.blogspot.com.
The Orpheum Theatre will host its Dinner on Stage Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. The evening will include a champagne reception, tour of the theater and backstage, three-course meal, trivia and more. Tickets are $75, or $50 for season ticket holders. Seating is limited. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
Rhodes College will host the Preston Lauterbach’s book launch and keynote lecture, “Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the South of Memphis,” Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. The free Communities in Conversation lecture is part of the March 19-21 Beale Street Symposium. Visit rhodes.edu/bealestreetsymposium for a schedule.
National Civil Rights Museum will host a Freedom Forward Concert, featuring the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College and the Rust College A’Cappella Choir, Thursday, March 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Hooks-Hyde Hall, 450 Mulberry St. Cost is free; registration recommended. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
Dillard University Concert Choir will be in concert Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walter Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-491-8921.
Company d will perform “LOCAL” Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at The Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road. The collaboration unites some of Memphis’ most talented artists with Company d dancers. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit companyddancers.org.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host Tango Buenos Aires as part of the International Series Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.