VOL. 132 | NO. 172 | Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Indie Memphis will screen “Obit,” a documentary chronicling the daily rituals of the New York Times obituary writers, as part of the Indie Wednesday film series Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill, 5853 Ridgeway Center Parkway. General admission is $10; Indie Memphis members get in free. Visit indiememphis.com to buy tickets and view an Indie Wednesday series schedule.
The “Prince of Kosher Gospel,” Joshua Nelson, will headline the Memphis Jewish Community Center’s 2017 gala Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 6:45 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Nelson’s music combines Jewish liturgical lyrics with gospel music. Visit jccmemphis.org for details and tickets.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present a workshop titled “Free Tools That Can Help You Grow” Thursday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the TSBDC office in Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Maxine A. Smith Center, 8800 East Shelby Drive, suite 112. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Girl Scouts Heart of the South’s second annual One Smart Cookie Luncheon will be held Thursday, Aug. 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the United States of America, will present the keynote. Come early to browse the tables and place bids in the One Smart Cookie silent auction. Tickets are $75; several sponsorship levels are available. Visit girlscoutshs.org for details.
Exposure on 901 Day, New Memphis Institute’s free celebration of all things Memphis, is Friday, Sept. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at AutoZone Park, 200 Union Ave. Meet more than 150 local organizations and businesses, join the cheering section for the second annual local celebrity kickoff game, enjoy performances by Memphis arts groups, and more. Free and open to the public; RSVP at exposurememphis.com.
The Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, presented by the Center for Southern Folklore, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street between Peabody Place and Union Avenue. The festival will include live music on four outdoor stages and two stages inside the Center for Southern Folklore (119 and 123 S. Main St.), arts and crafts vendors, food stations and more. Admission is free. Visit southernfolklore.com.