VOL. 8 | NO. 22 | Saturday, May 23, 2015
Memphis in May AutoZone Sunset Symphony will hold its grand finale celebration, the end of its 39-year run, Saturday, May 23, Gates open at 2 p.m. for local music performances all afternoon, air show (6 p.m.), Memphis Symphony Orchestra performance (7:35 p.m.) and expanded fireworks show (9 p.m. Tickets are $9. Visit memphisinmay.org.
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.
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.
Memphis Botanic Garden will continue the 2015 Vine to Wine tasting series with “Ooh, La La! French Wines” Tuesday, May 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Each event features eight wines or cocktails in and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, May 27, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Laura Vaughn of the American Red Cross will discuss emergency preparedness. RSVP to email@example.com or 901-365-9728.
City of Memphis Storm Water Program will host a public forum Thursday, May 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Delta Gator Room at Bass Pro Shops’ Big Cypress Lodge, 1 Bass Pro Drive. Attendees can learn how storm water runoff affects the quality of water in streams and rivers. Cost is free; complimentary meals provided. For details, call 901-636-4349.
The Cotton Museum will host a mint julep cocktail party for the opening of “Faulkner’s World: an Exhibit of Photos by Martin Doan” Thursday, May 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. Guests can enjoy mint juleps, wine, cheese and snacks. Cost is free. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.