VOL. 131 | NO. 40 | Thursday, February 25, 2016
Poplar Pike Playhouse will present the regional premiere of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Thursday, Feb. 24, through March 12 at 7653 Poplar Pike. The “Under the Sea Party With Ariel and Friends,” featuring a character lunch, crafts and a framed picture with Ariel, will be March 5 and 12 at noon. Visit ppp.org for details and tickets.
Sales & Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a networking happy hour Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Cost is free; cash bar provided. Visit sms-midsouth.org
Stax Music Academy will present “Memphis to Motown” on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. This celebration of Black History Month will feature the music of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Carla Thomas and more. Tickets are $15 in advance (minglewoodhall.com) or $20 at the door.
The Downtown Memphis Commission will meet Friday, Feb. 26, at noon in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Health Professions will host an open house Friday, Feb. 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student-Alumni Center’s O.D. Larry Dining Hall, 800 Madison Ave. Learn about careers in physician assistant studies, physical or occupational therapy, medical laboratory science and more. For details, email email@example.com or call 901-448-2042.
100 Black Men of Memphis will host the 100 Black Tie Gala & Awards Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Esplanade, 901 Cordova Station Ave. Proceeds from the event – themed “Building Future Leaders of TODAY” – will benefit MAHS Middle and High School. Visit 100blackmenofmemphis.com for details and tickets.
Opera Memphis Wild Game Dinner will be held Friday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Clark Opera Memphis Center, 6745 Wolf River Greenway. “Game on” at this culinary throwdown featuring local restaurants and caterers. Tickets are $175. Visit operamemphis.org/wgd2016 for details.
Carnival Memphis and the Grand Krewes of Carnival will host the eighth annual Krewes for Kids on Friday, Feb. 26, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Celebrate “Fat Friday” while supporting the Carnival Memphis Children’s Charities Initiative. Tickets are $75; VIP tickets, including full bar, are $150. Visit carnivalmemphis.org.