VOL. 131 | NO. 42 | Monday, February 29, 2016
University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will host Jazz Week 2016 with nightly concerts Tuesday through Saturday, March 1-5, at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Concert Hall, 3775 Central Ave. Most concerts are free. Visit memphis.edu/music for a schedule.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host an event with author Julia Claiborne Johnson on Tuesday, March 1 at 4 p.m. at 387 Perkins Road Extended. Johnson’s novel “Be Frank With Me” is Literacy Mid-South’s 2016 Book of Choice. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
American Red Cross will host a blood drive Wednesday, March 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital, 5959 Park Ave. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767 for donation guidelines and appointments.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present the “Sales & Use Tax” workshop Thursday, March 3, 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.
Company d Dancers will perform “LOCAL, Dancing through time … places in Memphis” on Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, at 7 p.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road. This collaboration unites some of Memphis’ most talented artists with Company d’s dancers, all of whom are young adults with Down syndrome. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit facebook.com/companyddancers for details and tickets.
Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis will open its spring lecture series with the Simco Lecture on Thursday, March 3, at 6 p.m. (reception 5:30 p.m.) in the University Center Theater, 499 University St. MIT philosopher Sally Haslanger will present “Beyond Belief: Racism and Social Critique.” Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu/moch for details.