VOL. 132 | NO. 63 | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Midtown Memphis Development Corp. will host the 2017 Mojo of Midtown Awards Bash Wednesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. at Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St. The awards honor six individuals and organizations for their “mojo” in making significant contributions to Midtown.
Ticket are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Visit facebook.com/MidtownMemphis.MMDC for details.
Rhodes College’s Compassionate Campus Initiative will host Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, for a talk titled “Cultivating Compassion Through Mindfulness” Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in McNeill Concert Hall, 613 University St. Kabat-Zinn also will present the keynote at a daylong symposium on compassionate practices in education Thursday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rhodes’ Hardie Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public. Visit www2.rhodes.edu/compassionatecampus to register.
Vatterott College-Memphis Appling Farms will hold a college planning night Thursday, March 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on campus, 6991 Appling Farms Parkway. High school students and their families can explore programs offered at the school, tour the campus and learn about financial aid opportunities. Cost is free. RSVP to 901-372-2399.
Opera Memphis’ fifth annual Midtown Opera Festival will take place Friday, March 31, through April 9 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The Festival is anchored by three intimate operas, all by living American composers, plus “fringe events” that include other musical performances, family events, panel discussions and more. Visit operamemphis.org/mof for a schedule.
National Civil Rights Museum will host The Fight for Gender Equality: Yesterday & Today reception and panel discussion Friday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m. in NCRM’s Hooks Hyde Hall, 450 Mulberry St. Panels include athletes and living legends Allison Feaste, Rochelle Stevens, Swin Cash, Kelsi Stockert, Lisa Moore and Tiffany Cox. Cost is free. RSVP at civilrightsmuseum.org.
WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One will host a closing reception for the “Autobiography: Works by Martha Kelly” exhibition Friday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. Call 901-458-2521 or visit wkno.org.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host MOMIX, a company of dance-illusionists, for a performance Friday, March 31, at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.