VOL. 132 | NO. 195 | Monday, October 2, 2017
Novel will host Otis Sanford for a discussion and signing of “From Boss Crump to King Willie: How Race Changed Memphis Politics” Monday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.
The Stax Music Academy will present Six Decades of Funk: Honoring the Bar-Kays Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. To honor retiring Bar-Kays lead singer Larry Dodson and original Bar-Kays member James Alexander, the music academy will perform several of the band’s hits. Arrive early for refreshments and a discussion with Dodson, Alexander and Stax Museum executive director Jeff Kollath. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Meteorologist Ron Childers of WMC Action News 5 will present “Preparing for a Disaster: How to Pack an Emergency Backpack.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Oct. 4, at noon at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Civil War author Ann Marie Ackermann will speak about her new book “Death of an Assassin,” the true story of an assassin who fled Germany and died defending Robert E. Lee. Visit rotaryclubofmemphiseast.org.
The Downtown Memphis Commission will host the 2017 Downtown Memphis annual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza and the DMC offices, 114 N. Main St. The event will include a DMC open house (5 to 5:30), Vision Awards ceremony (5:30 to 7), and street party with music, games, food and more (7 to 9). Cost is free; RSVP required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
The fourth annual Taste of Cooper-Young will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. on the street in front of First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St. The event will feature tastings at a dozen popular Cooper-Young restaurants, a silent auction and live entertainment. Tickets are $50. Visit tasteofcooperyoung.org.