VOL. 130 | NO. 181 | Thursday, September 17, 2015
2015 Cooper Young Festival Art Invitational will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 S. Cooper St. The free event allows Cooper-Young artists to showcase their work in a gallery environment. Visit cooperyoungfestival.com.
A2H will host Art for Runners, benefiting the Youth Villages Runners Club, will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the A2H Art Gallery, 3009 Davies Plantation Road. The show and sale will feature works by local painters, photographers and sculptors. Visit youthvillages.org.
Rhodes College’s Communities in Conversation series will host Sven Beckert, author of “Empire of Cotton: A Global History,” Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. in Blount Auditorium at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. Beckert will discuss how cotton modernized Memphis and changed the South. Cost is free. Visit facebook.com/communities.in.conversation for details.
The Metal Museum will exhibit master metalsmith Linda Threadgill’s works Friday, Sept. 18, through Dec. 6 at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. Visit metalmuseum.org.
Black Business Association of Memphis will host its Business Owners Coaching Circle Friday, Sept. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Ricky Tucker, BBA director of business services, will discuss challenges faced by small-business owners and the solutions to those issues. RSVP at 901-526-9300.
ArtBash on Flicker Street will be held Friday, Sept. 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flicker Street Studio, 74 Flicker St., will display “The Work Room Exhibition,” while David Lusk Gallery-Temp, 64 Flicker, will present “200 Miles Away” and a book release and signing for Audrey Taylor Gonzalez’s “South of Everything.” Visit flickerstreetstudio.com and davidluskgallery.com.
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Mid-South Chapter will host its eighth annual Chinese Auction on Friday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Memphis East, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. The dinner event includes live and silent auctions, with proceeds benefiting the Memphis Child Advocacy Center, HSMAI Mid-South Student Chapter scholarship fund and chapter activities. Visit hsmaimidsouth.org.
RISE Foundation will host its third annual gala, “An Evening of Change,” Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Carolyn Hardy will share her business success story. VIP cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100. Visit risememphis.org.