VOL. 131 | NO. 21 | Friday, January 29, 2016
Staxtacular 2016, the Soulsville Foundation’s largest fundraiser, will be held Friday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Stax Museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Hosted by Vince Carter and the Memphis Grizzlies, “The Baller’s Ball” brings together the world of sports, music and philanthropy to benefit the Soulsville Foundation’s youth programs. Tickets are $175. Visit staxtacular.com.
Germatown Performing Arts Center will host blues and jazz pianist Gerald Stephens for a Jazz in the Box concert Friday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
The all-new Sharpe Planetarium at the Pink Palace Museum will hold a grand opening Saturday, Jan. 30, at 9 a.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. The overhauled planetarium features full-dome digital video and a 145-seat theater. Visit memphismuseums.org for details and a schedule of shows.
American Red Cross will hold a blood and platelet drive Saturday, Jan. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS for eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host a performance by Koresh Dance Company on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. The acclaimed dance troupe blends ballet, modern and jazz choreography. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
National Civil Rights Museum will open “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement,” a multiyear interactive exhibit, Sunday, Jan. 31, at NCRM, 450 Mulberry St. This kiosk exhibit combines two media projects: “His Dream, Our Stories” and “Moments in Civil Rights History.” Included with museum admission. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
Greater Memphis IT Council will host a Tech Tuesday event on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. Mark Stephens of First Horizon Corp. will present “Dashboards & Data Analytics.” Register at memphisitcouncil.com.
Radian Partners will present a retirement planning workshop for those interested in learning about estate planning Tuesday, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bartlett Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road. The course is sponsored by UT Martin. Cost is $59 for two people and includes both sessions and instructional materials. RSVP at 731-881-7082 or visit utm.edu.