VOL. 131 | NO. 110 | Thursday, June 2, 2016
Seventh annual Memphis Black Expo will be held Thursday through Monday, June 2-6, with a variety of events across Shelby County. Highlights include the June 2 conscious cinema & panel discussion; June 3 “Welcome to Memphis” reception; June 4 cultural festival & black business showcase, neo-soul food festival and youth empowerment conference; June 5 “Art of Fashion” party; and June 6 closing dinner. Visit memphisblackexpo.com.
Memphis Italian Festival 2016 will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 2-4, in Marquette Park (corner of Mount Moriah and Park Avenue). The celebration of all things Italian will feature sit-down Italian meals and picnic dinners, cooking demos, bocce tournaments, wine races and more. Visit memphisitalianfestival.com for tickets and a schedule of events.
The Orpheum Theatre Summer Movie Series kicks off with “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” on Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Pre-show fun starts at 6 p.m. with an appearance by Star & Micey, a selfie station and movie-themed drink special. Adult tickets are $8; children 12 and younger are $6. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for a complete Summer Movie Series schedule.
The Circuit Playhouse will present “Peter and the Starcatcher” Friday, June 3, through June 26 at 51 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org or 901-726-4656.
St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church will host its inaugural Community Day on Friday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 6033 Old Brownsville Road. Organizations are invited to set up a table or tent and provide examples of your work or services. There is no setup charge, and admission is free. Contact Frederick Morris at 901-409-8705 for details or to register.
Playback Memphis will present a Memphis Matters performance Saturday, June 4, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the TheatreSouth stage inside First Congregational Church, 1000 Cooper St. In Memphis Matters, the audience shares stories of their lives in the Mid-South, then Playback’s actors interpret it through experimental theater, movement and improvised music. Tickets are $15. Visit playbackmemphis.org.
Gallery Ten Ninety One will hold an opening reception for Don Meyers’ “For Art’s Sake!” on Sunday, June 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. Meyers’ works will be on display through June 28. Visit wkno.org or call 901-458-2521.