VOL. 131 | NO. 172 | Monday, August 29, 2016
Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Indie Memphis will kick off the Motown film series with a screening of “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” (2002) on Monday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Stax Museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; admission is pay what you can at the door. Visit staxmuseum.com.
Latino Memphis Leadership Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The luncheon will feature a keynote by Clarissa Martinez-De-Castro, deputy vice president for the National Council of la Raza; a hip-hop salsa fusion performance by New Ballet Ensemble and Salsa Memphis; and a spoken-word performance conceptualized by Latino Memphis on collaboration with Crosstown Arts’ story booth. Visit latinomemphis.org for details and tickets.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host its “My Big Backyard BBQ” themed Vine to Wine tasting on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Each event features eight wines, beers or cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 for members and $45 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, Aug. 31, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Memphis Police director Michael Rallings will discuss MPD’s approach to addressing homicides. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-365-9728.
DeSoto County Economic Development Council will hold its third-quarter membership luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 11:45 a.m. at Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center, 11200 E. Goodman Road in Olive Branch. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will present the keynote. Cost is $25; RSVP to email@example.com or 662-429-4414 by Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present the “Sales & Use Tax” workshop Thursday, Sept. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Learn how to prepare a sales and use tax return, report exempt sales and more. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Choose 901 will host a 901 Day celebration Thursday, Sept. 1, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Loflin Yard, 7 W. Carolina Ave. The evening will feature food and Memphis-themed drinks for purchase, a live music showcase, local vendors and more. Admission is free. Visit choose901.com.