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VOL. 10 | NO. 20 | Saturday, May 13, 2017


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The Memphis Air Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, at Memphis-Millington Airport, 8101 Hornet Ave. Gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with flying performances from noon to 4:30 p.m. Featured performances include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Leap Frogs, an Air Force F-16 Viper demonstration, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet demonstration teams, the Shockwave Jet Truck and more. Visit memphisairshow.org for details and tickets.

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.

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.

The Latino Memphis Festival will take place Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Overton Park Greensward. With a focus on honored country Colombia, the festival features Futboleros, the “Harlem Globetrotters of Soccer”; salsa dancing lessons for children and adults; Zumbathon; an outdoor marketplace, the Fiesta 5K through the Old Forest; and the Memphis Salsa-Making Championship. Visit latinomemphis.org.

IRIS Orchestra will perform its spring concert Saturday, May 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard at Overton Square, 2100 Trimble Place. The upbeat concert will include a variety of selections ranging from Vivaldi to Justin Timberlake. Cost is free. Visit irisorchestra.org.

Shimmy Mob Memphis, part of a worldwide, flash mob-style belly dancing performance, will take place Saturday, May 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Overton Square near the corner of South Florence Street and Trimble Place. This free, family-friendly event will include demonstrations of belly dance, yoga and self-defense techniques; in addition, Shimmy Mob Memphis will collect donations for the Family Safety Center. Visit facebook.com/shimmymobmemphis for details.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present “An American in Paris” as part of the Masterworks series Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center, 255 N. Main St., and Sunday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at memphissymphony.org.

The Mother’s Day Blues Spectacular, featuring 2017 Blues Hall of Fame inductee Latimore with special guest “The Zydeco Bounce Man” T.K. Soul, will take place Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m. at Paradise Entertainment Center, 645 Georgia Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission is $35; VIP tickets are $45. Visit blues.org.

Agape North will hold a pop-up shop style party Tuesday, May 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at its office, 2132 West St. The party will feature food trucks, live music, live screen-printing and outdoor games, plus the cause-based clothing company will reveal new apparel, including a design inspired by Maya Clark, a Collegiate School of Memphis student and the winner of Agape North’s first T-shirt design contest. Visit agapenorth.com.

Memphis Women in Film and the Memphis Area Women’s Council will host a “Equal Means Equal” documentary screening Tuesday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. The film follows real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases in an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Cost is free. Visit facebook.com/memphiswomeninfilm for details.

The Memphis Medical District Collaborative’s Freewheel group bicycle ride series will explore Clayborn Temple and Downtown Wednesday, May 17, at 6 p.m., departing from 603 Monroe Ave. The casual slow rides are free; bring your own bike or reserve one from MMDC’s fleet. Visit facebook.com/wefreewheel for details.

Memphis Entrepreneur Academy will hold an open house for its 2017 summer camp Thursday, May 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St. RSVP requested; email memphisacademy1@gmail.com or call 901-451-2900.

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