VOL. 132 | NO. 95 | Friday, May 12, 2017
The Memphis Greek Festival returns Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland St. Greek food, music, dancing, marketplace, kids’ activities, a food drive-thru and church tours are all part of the festivities. Call 901-327-8177 or visit memphisgreekfestival.com for details.
A Bobby “Blue” Bland statue dedication will take place Friday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at the southeast corner of South Main St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The dedication is being held in conjunction with The Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards Week. Visit blues.org for details.
WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One will hold an artist reception for Jack Kenner’s “From Frogs to Dogs” Friday, May 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. The exhibition will be on display through May 26. Call 901-458-2521 or visit wkno.org.
OR Nurses Nationwide will host “Fearless First” – a concert celebrating Mid-South nurses, police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders – Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Levitt Shell, 1928 Poplar Ave. The Stax Music Academy Alumni Band will perform at the concert, scheduled to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Admission is free; food trucks will be on site. Visit facebook.com/ornursesnationwide for details.
BMA Fest, part of The Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards Week, will take place Friday, May 12. A $10 wristband gets visitors into 10 Beale Street clubs featuring special entertainment all evening. Hours vary per club. Visit blues.org for a list of performers at each participating venue.
Springfield, Missouri-based band The HillBenders present The Who’s “Tommy”: A Bluegrass Opry Friday, May 12, at 8 p.m. at Buckman Arts Center, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Tickets are $30 with discounts for seniors and students. Visit hillbenders.com for details.
The Turtle Island Native American Association will hold the 12th annual Turtle Island Powwow Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at USA Stadium, 4351 Babe Howard Blvd. in Millington. The event will feature an appearance by John Wayne’s grandson John T. Wayne, dance performances by Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl, Native American vendors and more. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for ages 6-14 and 65-plus, $10 for families and free for military in uniform. Call 901-876-4015 for more information.