VOL. 130 | NO. 207 | Friday, October 23, 2015
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the two-day Porktoberfest on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24, at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Friday’s events include family fun and live music starting at 6:15 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening of “Ghostbusters.” Saturday features pork samplings from local restaurants, live music, beer tent and football on the big screens. Tickets are $10 each day. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Flocktoberfest Fireworks, featuring the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, will take place Friday, Oct. 23, at dusk outside Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid, 1 Bass Pro Drive. The free concert and fireworks spectacular is part of the World’s Hunting & Waterfowl Expo, Oct. 16-25 at Bass Pro. Visit basspro.com/waterfowlexpo for a list of events and activities.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host Americana folk duo the Okee Dokee Brothers on Friday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at 1801 Exeter Road. A free family party in the GPAC Grove and an opening reception for the photographic exhibition “Capturing Nature” begin at 4:30 p.m. Buy concert tickets at gpacweb.com.
Pink Palace Museum will host the Boo! Ball on Friday, Oct. 23, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Pink Palace mansion, 3050 Central Ave. Costumes are highly recommended at this 21-and-older Halloween gala. Tickets are $60 each or $100 per couple. Visit memphismuseums.org.
Eighth Annual Multicultural Breakfast, presented by FedEx, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Shelby County Public Defender Stephen Bush will present the keynote on “The Radial Idea of Fairness.” Tickets are $50. RSVP to 901-278-0016 by Oct. 23.
Better Business Bureau Secure Your ID Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Commercial Appeal front lot, 495 Union Ave. Participants can bring up to five boxes/bags of paper documents for free, on-the-spot shredding. Call the BBB at 901-759-1300 for details.
Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission will host “How to Cash In on Tennessee’s Film/TN Incentive Refund Program,” a panel discussion with Memphis/Shelby County film commissioner Linn Sitler and state film commissioner Bob Raines, Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at Malco’s Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Ave. Open to the public; local filmmakers encouraged to attend. Visit filmmemphis.org.