VOL. 131 | NO. 131 | Friday, July 1, 2016
Gallery Ten Ninety One will host an opening reception for the 35th Juried Exhibition of the Tennessee Watercolor Society on Friday, July 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Drive. The exhibit of 30 selected paintings will be on display through July 28. Visit wkno.org or call 901-458-2521.
Overton Square’s Stars & Stripes 5K and Block Party will take place Saturday, July 2, in the square at Madison Avenue. The block party runs from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will include live music, mounted police, children’s activities and more. Admission is free and no reservations are required. The race begins at 7 p.m.; advanced registration is required. Visit overtonsquare.com for details and race registration information.
Riverfront Fireworks Spectacular will take place Monday, July 4, at Mud Island River Park, 125 N. Front St. The park opens at 3 p.m., live music and children’s activities begin at 6 p.m., and the fireworks display will launch from the southern tip of Mud Island at 9:15 p.m. Visit memphisriverfront.com.
SCORE Memphis will host a workshop titled “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business” Tuesday, July 5, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road. Learn the myths and realities of entrepreneurship, the components of business ownership, legal and financial considerations, and more. Cost is free. Register at memphis.org.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host “Ghosts of War” author Brad Taylor and special guest Mark Greaney for a discussion and signing Tuesday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
The second annual On Location: Memphis Shorts Festival will kick off with a screening of live-action shorts Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe, 126 Beale St. The audience will give on-the-spot reviews to determine which is screened in the OL:M International Film and Music Festival in September. Cost is free. Visit onlocationmemphis.org.
Twilight Tuesday, Beale Street Landing’s free outdoor movie series, will feature “The Wizard of Oz” Tuesday, July 5, at 8:30 p.m. on the roof of Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive. Bring a blanket and enjoy a to-go order from Riverfront Bar & Grill or a nearby food truck. Visit memphisriverfront.com for details.