VOL. 131 | NO. 155 | Thursday, August 4, 2016
Metal Museum will host its Pokemon Go-themed Whet Thursday on Aug. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 374 Metal Museum Drive. Attendees can enjoy free museum admission, food, live music and a hands-on activity while catching all the Pokemon they can find. Cost is free. Visit metalmuseum.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will hold an opening reception for “plant & press & print,” monotypes by Caroline Coolidge Brown, on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Fratelli’s Cafe Gallery at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The exhibition is on display through Aug. 30. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Cooper Young Festival kickoff party/poster unveiling will take place Thursday, Aug. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at CoWork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St. Coloring book author Jenean Morrison will be on hand to describe the process she used to come up with her original poster idea. Visit cooperyoungfestival.com.
Prestige Fine Arts Academy students will perform their Star-Studded Black-Tie Stage Performance on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. inside the SVP Studio at Hickory Ridge Mall, 6500 Winchester Road. Call 901-791-7870 for details.
Another Broken Egg will celebrate its new location at 65 S. Highland St. with pre-opening charity events Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds from Friday’s event will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities-Memphis, and Saturday’s proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Reservations are required and can be made for up to four guests at newatabe.com.
T.O. Fuller State Park will celebrate recent park improvement projects with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. in the park, 1500 W. Mitchell Road. State officials and community leaders will highlight the park’s new interpretive center, water bottle refill station, playgrounds, recreational facilities, hiking trails and more. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-371-3001.
Mayor Jim Strickland’s Career Carnival and Talent Reception will take place Friday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet representatives from city divisions and either apply for current openings or create a talent profile that can be matched with future openings. Kids activities will be available for parents who wish to bring their children. Visit facebook.com/mayormemphis for details.