VOL. 10 | NO. 31 | Saturday, July 29, 2017
Indie Memphis’ Indie Wednesday film series kicks off with a screening of the Slamdance Film Festival’s 2017 “Anarchy” shorts program Wednesday, Aug. 2, at MicroCinema @ Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. The “Anarchy” program is described as “an anti-genre form of resistance to dominant cultural paradigms.” Admission is pay-what-you-can. Visit indiememphis.com for details and a series schedule.
Tennessee’s sales tax holiday will take place Friday, July 28, at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, July 30, at 11:59 p.m. Shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. Visit tntaxholiday.com for details and lists of tax-exempt and taxable items.
Eclectic Eye will hold an opening reception for Bob Pierce’s “Seeing Things My Way” Friday, July 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Midtown showroom, 242 S. Cooper St. Pierce’s photographs will be on display through Sept. 20. Visit eclectic-eye.com.
Royal Studios will kick off its 60th anniversary celebration with Rhythm on the River: Poppa Willie’s Night, an in-studio dinner and concert, Friday, July 28, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Royal Studios, 1320 Willie Mitchell Blvd. Be immersed in live music by the Bo-Keys and Don Bryant while enjoying dinner served by Yvonne “Aunt Von” Mitchell, who has cooked for Melissa Etheridge, Bruno Mars and many other Royal artists. Visit royalstudios.com for details and tickets.
The Pink Palace Museum will host Family Science Night: Astronomy Friday, July 28, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. Stargaze through a telescope on the mansion lawn with help from the Memphis Astronomical Society, explore outer space from the comfort of the Sharpe Planetarium, participate in hands-on experiments, go on a “celestial scavenger hunt” and more. Tickets are $10. Visit memphismuseums.org or call 901-636-2362.
Carriage Crossing’s Movie Mania series continues with a screening of “The Wild Life” Friday, July 28, at dusk in Central Park at the mall, 4674 Merchants Park Circle. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Cost is free. Visit shopcarriagecrossing.com.
The Campbell Clinic Youth Sports Injury Prevention Symposium will be held Saturday, July 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bryan Campus Life Center at Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway. Geared toward coaches, trainers, parents and others who work with youth involved in organized sports, the course will cover topics such as injury prevention, recognition and management of injuries when they happen, and guidelines for safely returning to sports. Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace will present the keynote. Cost is free; lunch included. RSVP to 901-759-5490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church Health will host a Living Life Deliberately: Mindfulness Meditation in Daily Life class Monday, July 31, at noon in the Church Health Meditation Chapel, 1350 Concourse Ave. Rob Dove from Rhodes College Counseling will discuss how to practice meditation in ways that foster the ability to live deliberately. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Dell Self of Speak Through Me Communications will present “Clearing the Clutter From Your Message.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
The 2017 Cooper Young Festival kickoff party/poster unveiling will take place Thursday, Aug. 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Haizlip Studio, 2125 Central Ave. Be among the first people to see this year’s poster, designed by Rahn Marion, and enjoy live music, food, and beverage bars. Visit cooperyoungfestival.com.
Church Health, UT Health Science Center and Le Bonheur will present The Art of Dinner Friday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. in Church Health’s teaching kitchen at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. A local chef will guide participants through new, delicious dishes in this interactive cooking class. Bring your favorite wine or beer. Tickets are $50; proceeds benefit community nutrition programming at the Church Health Nutrition Hub. Visit churchhealth.org/events for tickets.