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VOL. 132 | NO. 145 | Monday, July 24, 2017

The Week Ahead: July 24-30

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Hello, Memphis! Politics will be heating up this week to match the weather and you’ll be able to see and learn about the stars at the Pink Palace Museum. But there are also some indoor events to take in, including an event for creators at Crosstown Arts.

Memphis City Council members meet Tuesday at City Hall with a vote on the Overton Gateway project on the agenda. This is the apartment development at Sam Cooper Boulevard and East Parkway on the eastern edge of Overton Park. Also, more council discussion to potentially end city funding of the UrbanArt Commission and move its work in-house as part of the city Park and Neighborhoods Division.


Now that local Democrats have taken the first step toward reorganizing the Shelby County Democratic Party with a countywide convention Saturday, it’s on to electing a new local party chairman. And Wednesday evening is the deadline for those who want the job to submit their applications. Not an election with campaign signs and polling places, but political nevertheless.

We get a look at earnings for International Paper Co. Thursday in the quarterly conversation with analysts that is all about percentages, company plans going forward and the cost to the bottom line of what has happened in the past.

(Daily News File/Andrew J. Breig)

The Memphis Redbirds have been winning at an historic level this season and will be home at AutoZone Park Monday through Friday with all games starting at 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the AutoZone Park Box Office, or via phone at 901-721-6000.

Twilight Tuesdays, the Outdoor Movie Series, continues this week on the banks of the Mississippi River. Enjoy movies under the stars, on a 24-foot screen at the sound end of Memphis’ largest grass roof. The original film, “The Karate Kid,” will be screened at 8:30 p.m. at Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive. Call 901-312-9190 or visit memphisriverfront.com for more.


The Memphis Farmer’s Market will be open Downtown on Saturday. Locally grown produce, producers, prepared foods, artisans, music, food trucks, demos and special activities will be taking place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Train Station Pavilion at South Front Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue. Go to memphisfarmersmarket.org for more information.

Crosstown Arts is hosting a panel discussion Tuesday, July 25, on makers of small-batch products – a discussion intended especially for artisans, potters, bakers, sculptors and other creators. Panelists include fine artist Terry Lynn, Micah Dempsey of Belltower Artisans, silversmith Tootsie Bell and Darin Throndson of Innovative Dental Technologies. The discussion will be moderated by Nicole Heckman of Little Bird Innovation and the local Made By Project.
This “Hustle” professional development program, as it is called, for artists is organized by ArtsMemphis, the UrbanArt Commission and Crosstown Arts. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation, which begins at 6 p.m. at 430 N. Cleveland St., and there will be complimentary food and drinks.

(Daily News File/Andrew J. Breig)

The Pink Palace Museum at 3050 Central Ave. is hosting an astronomy-focused Family Night on Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Attendees will be able to glimpse the world beyond Earth’s atmosphere through a telescope on the mansion lawn with help from the Memphis Astronomical Society. They can also explore space from the comfort of the AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium and learn about the universe with hands-on activities and experiments hosted with help from the Memphis Public Libraries and Houston Levee Community Center.
Tickets are $10 for the event, other activities of which include a moon bounce, scavenger hunt and getting to pose with the world's largest pair of functioning solar eclipse glasses in the Planetarium courtesy of American Paper Optics.
There will be food for purchase from Joy Ride and MEMPopS food trucks.

The Daily News staff compiles The Week Ahead for you, our readers, every week. You'll receive it as part of our Monday online edition. Email associate editor Kate Simone at ksimone@memphisdailynews.com if you have items for consideration.

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