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VOL. 10 | NO. 29 | Saturday, July 15, 2017


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Moonlighting for the Cure 2017, a seven-band show and silent auction benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is Saturday, July 15, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tin Roof, 315 Beale St. Each band features one or more St. Jude employees who “moonlight” as musicians, and several art pieces in the silent auction were donated by St. Jude employees. Admission by voluntary donation. Visit facebook.com/moonlightingforthecure for details.

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum will host the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Birthday Gala Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m. in the Shaw Café at Rust College, 150 Rust Ave. in Holly Springs. The guest speaker is Rev. Gwendolyn Nelson, pastor of Royston Chapel CME Church. Tickets are $25. Visit idabwellsmuseum.org for details.

The second annual Memphis Caribbean Jerk Festival, benefiting the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee, will take place Saturday, July 15, from noon to 10 p.m. at Tiger Lane, 450 Maxwell Lane. The event will feature Caribbean food, arts and crafts vendors, a kids village, games and live reggae music. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the gate; children 12 and younger get in free. Visit memphisjerkfest.com.

A NASA Contracting Outreach Forum will be held Tuesday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, 675 Union Ave. Representatives from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center and Shared Service Center will share how local and regional business owners can become NASA suppliers, subcontractors or service providers. Cost is free; registration required. Register at tsbdc.org/swtcc or call 901-333-5085 for details.

Nick Black will perform as part of Stax Museum’s Live in Studio A summer concert series Tuesday, July 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 926 E. McLemore Ave. The concert is free for Shelby County residents (who get free museum admission with ID on Tuesday afternoons), and free with paid admission for out-of-towners. Visit staxmuseum.com.

Twilight Tuesday, Beale Street Landing’s free outdoor movie series, will feature “The Amazing Spider-Man” Tuesday, July 18, at 8:30 p.m. on the landing, 251 Riverside Drive. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Visit downtownmemphis.com.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Attorney Wis Laughlin will present “Learn About Owning an Airbnb – Including Important Tax Information.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

The Metal Museum will host the “Cu in Summer: Inspirations” opening reception and sale Thursday, July 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 374 Metal Museum Drive. The exhibition features works created by local students ages 14-17 who participated in the museum’s intensive six-week summer program. All proceeds from sales will go directly to the students. Visit metalmuseum.org.

Church Health will offer its Living Well class, a free interactive two-hour session that addresses the fitness and nutrition needs of those with chronic health conditions, Thursday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. at Church Health, 1350 Concourse Ave., suite 142. Preregistration is not required. Contact Erica Perkins at perkinse@churchhealth.org or 901-701-2231 with questions.

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