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VOL. 132 | NO. 204 | Friday, October 13, 2017


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The 45th annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13-15, in Audubon Park, at the corner of Perkins Road Extended and Southern Avenue. The largest juried arts and crafts show in the Mid-South features shopping, demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 60 and older, and $3 for children younger than 12. Advance discount tickets are available at the Pink Palace box office. Visit memphismuseums.org. 

MEMFix: Madison Heights will take place Friday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Cleveland Street. The event is a one-day, community-driven effort to imagine a reinvigorated two-block stretch around the Medical District, Crosstown and the Madison Avenue corridor with pop-up shops, public art, pedestrian-friendly streets, food, entertainment and more. Visit memfix.org for details.

The Whitehaven Partnership will meet Friday, Oct. 13, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Whitehaven branch library, 4120 Millbranch Road. The organization seeks to clean up Whitehaven and address community concerns. Open to the public. RSVP to Calvin Burton at cburton615@hotmail.com or 901-345-3695.

ANF Architects will host an opening reception for the 2017 RiverArtsFest Invitational Exhibit Friday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in ANF’s gallery, 1500 Union Ave. 2016 RiverArtsFest posters will be available for purchase for $35. The show runs through Nov. 3. Email elicloud@anfa.com for details.

Opera Memphis will perform “La traviata” Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14, at 7:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets start at $37 and are available at operamemphis.org or 901-202-4533.

The Orpheum Theatre will host pianist Peter Cincotti as part of the 2017-18 On Stage at the Halloran Centre concert series Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Halloran, 225 S. Main St. Tickets are $30. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for tickets and a series schedule.

Church Health will host a Saturday Morning Unwind Session on Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m. in its meditation chapel at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. Unwind and refocus with mindfulness expert Greg Graber. Free and open to the public. Visit churchhealth.org/events for details.

Memphis College of Art will host National Portfolio Day Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in MCA’s Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave. Representatives from 19 U.S. and Canadian art colleges will be on hand to meet with prospective students, review portfolios, offer critiques and offer information about their schools. The event is free and open to any prospective art student on the high school or college level. For details, visit mca.edu or portfolioday.net. 

Memphis Area Legal Services, the Memphis Bar Association and the Access to Justice Committee will host a free legal advice and counsel clinic Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal assistance on a first-come, first-served basis the second Saturday of each month. Visit malsi.org.

The eighth annual Cooper-Young Beerfest takes place Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Midtown Autowerks parking lot, 795 Cooper St. Beerfest will feature 31 craft breweries, all within a day’s drive of Memphis, plus three home-brew clubs. Tickets are $50; all proceeds benefit the Cooper-Young Community Association. Visit cybeerfest.org.

The Memphis Food & Wine Festival, benefiting FedExFamilyHouse, returns Saturday, Oct. 14, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will bring together 34 chefs, including Guy Savoy; vintners showcasing more than 150 wines; and entertainers playing live Memphis music. Buy tickets at memphisfoodwinefestival.org.

The GPAC Food Truck and Music Festival is Sunday, Oct. 15, from noon to 6:30 p.m. at The Grove at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde headlines the free festival, which will feature five musical acts, plenty of food trucks, a beer garden and kids activities. A $5 donation is suggested. Visit gpacweb.com for details.

International Youth Fellowship USA and Gracias Choir present the 2017 Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The cantata features three acts: an opera, a musical and a choral stage, all featuring cherished carols and classical songs. Admission is free; seating is first-come, first-served. Visit christmascantata.us for details.

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