VOL. 132 | NO. 70 | Friday, April 7, 2017
The Super Chevy Show auto show kicks of its 2017 national tour Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, at Memphis International Raceway, 5500 Victory Lane in Millington. The show will feature drag racing, a professionally judged car show, a nonjudged “Show ‘n’ Shine,” an automotive swap meet, a pro show with jet cars and wheelstanders, and more. Visit superchevy.com/show for hours and tickets.
New Ballet Ensemble will perform NBE Springloaded: Coppelia Remix Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Coppélia Remix is a condensed reinvention of the ballet classic set at A. Schwab on Beale Street. Visit gpacweb.com for show times and tickets.
The fourth annual Taste of Memphis, a festival showcasing Memphis and Shelby County neighborhoods in ways that are uniquely their own, will take place Friday, April 7, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tiger Lane outside Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Neighborhood groups will show off displays that tell the stories of who they are while celebrating awards, accomplishments and their history. Cost is free. Visit memphishcd.org for details.
Pakistani 10-piece super group Sounds of Kolachi will perform in concert Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. at Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Tickets are $25. Visit soundsofkolachi.pk for more information.
Operation HOPE, First Tennessee Bank and COGIC will hold a free credit and money management workshop Saturday, April 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 930 Mason St. Learn about establishing or increasing your credit score, creating a budget, how to read a credit report and what can be done to correct errors that may affect your credit rating. RSVP to Trudy Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-314-7255.
The Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club and Church Health will hold the annual Charles Finney Memorial Ride on Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting at Lakeland Outlet Mall, 3569 Canada Road. Choose from 21-, 47-, or 63-mile routes; proceeds from the ride will fund a day of service at Church Health. Register at memphishightailers.com.
Methodist South Hospital’s annual Spring Health Fair and 5K will be held Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to noon at Methodist South Hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive. The event will include a 5K timed run at 8 a.m., two-mile community walk at 8:05 a.m., and health fair from 9 a.m. to noon with free health screenings, exercise and cooking demonstration, kids activities and more. Visit methodisthealth.org/healthwalk or call 901-516-3580.
Memphis Area Legal Services, the Memphis Bar Association and the Access to Justice Committee will host a free legal advice and counsel clinic Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal assistance on a first-come, first-served basis the second Saturday of each month. Visit malsi.org.
The annual Healthy Memphis Food Festival will take place Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wiseacre Brewing Co., 2873 Broad Ave. This family festival aims to help people pursue healthier habits, with healthy food demos, yoga classes, belly dancing, blood pressure and cholesterol checks, and more. Cost is free; attendees who bring a full bag of nonperishable foods will be entered to win prizes. Visit facebook.com/healthymemphisfoodfestival for details.
Relay for Life of Memphis, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday, April 8, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tiger Lane outside Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. The block party-style event, themed “Hope is Made in Memphis,” will feature live music, Memphis’ Got Talent show, beer station, activities for all ages, and more. Cost is free; attendees are encouraged to make a donation at or before the event. Visit relayforlife.org/memphistn for details.
Ballet Memphis will present “Wizard of Oz” Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Last performed in 2013, the show is associate artistic director Steven McMahon’s version of the classic American fairytale. Character meet-and-greets will follow each performance. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.
Citizen Cope: A Benefit Concert for Memphis Tilth will take place Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m. at Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Citizen Cope takes the stage at 8 p.m. Pre-show festivities include an outdoor concert by Mighty Souls Brass Band at 6 p.m. and food available from Lucky Cat Ramen. Tickets are $45 at citizencopetilth.eventbrite.com or $60 cash/check at the door.