VOL. 130 | NO. 100 | Friday, May 22, 2015
Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre Company will present Judi Ann Mason’s “Livin’ Fat” Friday, May 22, through May 31 at Theatreworks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Call 901-213-7444 or visit eventbrite.com for times and tickets.
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3939 Poplar Ave. Items include hardbacks and paperbacks, children’s books, CDs, DVDs and more, all priced at $2 or less. Proceeds will help expand Memphis Public Library collections and improve community services. Call 901-415-2840 for details.
Memphis Botanic Garden and Memphis Herb Society will host an Herbal Celebration at the Garden Friday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The event will feature an herbal marketplace, hourly talks and demos on cooking and crafting with herbs, and more. Cost is free for members or with paid MBG admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Jobs Hatchery will host a meetup with networking expert Jana Cardona Friday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m. at CoWork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St. Cardona, executive director of Business Network International Mid-South, will share networking tips for finding and keeping customers. Visit jobshatchery.org.
Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Friday, May 22, at noon in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
Ardent Studios will host a tribute concert for Big Star founder Chris Bell Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m. at Hi-Tone Cafe, 412 N. Cleveland St. An all-star band will perform songs from Bell’s “I Am the Cosmos” LP and Big Star’s “#1 Record.” Tickets are $13. Visit hitonememphis.com.
The Metal Museum will celebrate International Blacksmiths’ Day with free admission and forging demonstrations Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 374 Metal Museum Drive. Visit metalmuseum.org.
National Civil Rights Museum will present “Malcolm X: 50 Years Later,” Saturday, May 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Hooks-Hyde Hall, 450 Mulberry St. The event will include a screening of CNN’s “Witnessed: The Assassination of Malcolm X” and a conversation with Zaheer Ali, a project manager of the Malcolm X Project at Columbia University. Cost is free. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.