VOL. 131 | NO. 84 | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Our Fallen Heroes Foundation will hold its inaugural “A Toast to Our Heroes” fundraiser Wednesday, April 27, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tower Center atop Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave., 33rd floor. The event will feature a wine tasting, silent auction, wine pull and more. Tickets are $65. Visit ourfallenheroesfoundation.org.
“Hot Buttered Symphony: Shaft, Isaac Hayes & the Memphis Symphony Orchestra” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The event will feature a discussion about the relationship between MSO and local music studios, stories about Isaac Hayes and other Stax artists, and a MSO String Quartet performance of Stax hits. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.
Fisher & Phillips LLP will hold a “short course” on Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions on Thursday, April 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Cost is free. Visit laborlawyers.com/flsa-forum-series to register.
The Mid-South Mayors’ Council will host the RegionSmart summit Thursday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 203 S. Main St. Join more than 200 leaders from government, economic development, and the planning, architecture and engineering sectors for a regional conversation about Mid-South challenges and opportunities. Buy tickets at regionsmart.org.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will hold a ribbon-cutting of the renovated 11,000-square-foot gymnasium and programming space at its Oakhaven CLub on Friday, April 29, at 3:30 p.m. at 3900 Tchulahoma Road. Tours of the facility will begin at 4 p.m. Visit bgcm.org.
Memphis College of Art will host an MFA Open House for prospective students on Friday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nesin Graduate School, 477 S. Main St. The event will take place concurrently with an opening reception for “Hueman: MFA Thesis Exhibition.” Visit mca.edu.
Memphis Public Libraries in partnership with Levitt Shell will close the 5 Fridays of Jazz series with a concert by the Bill Hurd Quintet on Friday, April 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Admission is free; food may be ordered in advance. For details, visit twitter.com/memphislibrary or call 901-415-2846.