VOL. 131 | NO. 143 | Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Booksellers at Laurelwood and Crosstown Arts’ story booth will host Donald Ray Pollock, discussing and signing “The Heavenly Table,” on Tuesday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at the story booth, 438 N. Cleveland St. Visit crosstownarts.org.
The second annual On Location: Memphis Shorts Festival will wrap up with screenings of documentary shorts Tuesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe, 126 Beale St. At the end, the audience will vote on their favorites, with the winner granted access to the OL:M International Film & Music Festival in August. Cost is free. Visit onlocationmemphis.org.
Twilight Tuesday, Beale Street Landing’s free outdoor movie series, will feature “Shrek” on Tuesday, July 19, 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.
Art Dash 2016, benefiting Friends for Life, will be held Wednesday, July 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St. Around 100 pieces of art will be up for grabs; pay $125 for an Art Dash Premium ticket, and when your number is called, dash for your chosen piece of art. Art Dash Friends tickets, for those who want to enjoy the party without taking home a piece, are $25. Both tickets include hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com or email email@example.com.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a workshop on government contracting Thursday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The University of Tennessee’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center will teach small-business owners how to successfully compete for government contracts. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Memphis Botanic Garden will hold its Pirate Picnic in My Big Backyard on Friday, July 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Kids can create their own pirate flag; go on a botanical treasure hunt; and celebrate the opening of this year’s Idea Garden, the Lost Boys Lagoon. Bring your own pirate picnic. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 901-636-4131.