VOL. 131 | NO. 86 | Friday, April 29, 2016
Independent Bookstore Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 30, with special discounts, giveaways and events at Burke’s Book Store, 936 S. Cooper St., and The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Among the highlights: participate in Litographs literary tattoo chain; purchase exclusive IBD books and art pieces; and visit both locations to be entered to win one of 10 prizes. Visit burkesbooks.com and thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com for full schedules.
The Arc Mid-South will host an “I Matter” conference on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University of Memphis’ University Center River Room, 499 University St. The conference will focus on the legal and educational options that young people with disabilities will have during their transition into adulthood. Cost is $25; registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Visit thearcmidsouth.org.
YMCA of Memphis & The Mid-South will celebrate the 25th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 30, at 1 p.m. at FedExPark, 974 Getwell Road. Activities include an obstacle course, dunk tank, active games and more, plus a University of Memphis Tigers baseball game that begins at 2 p.m. Visit ymcamemphis.org.
Award-winning blues documentaries “Cheesehead Blues” and “America’s Blues” will be screened Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, at A. Schwab, 163 Beale St. Rock and Blues Museum founder Theo “Boogieman” Dasbach, who is featured in both films, will perform live before and in between screenings; a Q&A with Dasbach and director Patrick Branson will follow. Cost is free. Visit facebook.com/americasblues for details.
The Metal Museum will host an opening reception for “From the Drifted Ashore House,” featuring jewelry and sculptures by Canadian artist Corrine Hunt, on Sunday, May 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the museum’s library building, 374 Metal Museum Drive. A gallery talk starts at 2:30 p.m. This 2016 Memphis in May exhibition will be on display through May 31. Visit metalmuseum.org.
Memphis Branch NAACP will hold a historical marker dedication service commemorating the victims of the 1866 Memphis Massacre on Sunday, May 1, starting with a 3:30 p.m. program at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. After the program, there will be a march to the corner of G.E. Patterson Avenue and Second Street for the marker unveiling. Cost is free. Visit naacpmemphis.org.