VOL. 9 | NO. 5 | Saturday, January 30, 2016
Ballet Memphis and The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host An Evening with Ballet Memphis: “Places” on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Enjoy a night of drinks, discussion and dance with the minds behind Ballet Memphis’ latest show. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Sharpe Planetarium will reopen Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave., following a major renovation that added full-dome digital video and other new features. The first shows (playing through June 3) are: “Firefall,” “Seasonal Stargazing,” “Astronaut,” and “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure.” Visit memphismuseums.org for details.
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.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present an introductory course titled “How to Start a Small Business” Thursday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center will host Street Beat on Friday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The theatrical ensemble fuses high-energy acrobatics, urban dance, audience participation and percussive everyday-objects-turned-instruments. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.
The Pink Palace Museum will exhibit “Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters” Saturday, Feb. 6, through May 1 at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. The exhibit explores the science behind earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural phenomena and highlights their impact on human lives. Visit memphismuseums.org.