VOL. 132 | NO. 184 | Friday, September 15, 2017
Fourth Bluff kicks off its fall programming with the first of the weekly Friday Night Dance Parties on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The themed, outdoor dance parties continue through November and will feature an illuminated dance floor set up just west of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Food vendors will be on site, and beer and wine are available with valid ID. Admission is free and open to all ages. Visit thefourthbluff.com for a schedule.
The Germantown Ducks Unlimited chapter will host its annual banquet Friday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at Ducks Unlimited’s national headquarters, One Waterfowl Way (near Agricenter International). Activities will include a live and silent auction, raffles, games and more, with proceeds benefiting the organization’s wetlands and waterfowl conservation mission. Tickets are $45 and include a one-year DU membership. Visit ducks.org/events or call 901-758-3898 to buy tickets.
Tops Gallery will host an opening reception for Marja Vallila’s “Late Works” exhibition Friday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 400 S. Front St. Vallila’s ceramic sculptures and collages will be on exhibit through Nov. 11. Visit topsgallery.com.
The National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK Soul Concert Series continues Friday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the museum courtyard, 450 Mulberry St. The free series, held each Friday in September, features local musicians, spoken-word artists, food trucks and more. This week’s featured artist is Carmen Hicks. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org/events to RSVP.
The Cooper Young Festival 4-Miler takes place Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. starting at Midtown Autowerks, 795 S. Cooper St. Online pre-registration at is $30 through Thursday at 11:59 p.m.; on-site race day registration is $35. Visit cooperyoung4miler.racesonline.com.
Steve Miller Band will wrap up the Live at the Garden summer concert series Friday, Sept. 15, at 8:30 p.m. (gates at 6:30 p.m.) at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Visit liveatthegarden.com or call 901-636-4107 for details and a series schedule.
David Rogers’ Big Bugs at the Garden, a traveling art exhibit featuring 10 wooden bug sculptures towering up to 18 feet tall, inhabits Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, from Saturday, Sept. 16, through Dec. 31. Explore the exhibit with a self-guided walking map, tram tours every Friday, and special Big Bugs events for all ages. Big Bugs is free with Garden admission; special event tickets available at ticketmaster.com. Call 901-636-4100 or visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/bigbugs for full schedule of events and information.
West Cancer Center’s signature fundraiser, West Fight On: Cycle. Run. Walk, will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, at Shelby Farms Park. Cyclists will start at 7 a.m. and can choose from three different length routes, and the 5K run and one-mile Tribute Walk will start at 9 a.m. The event will culminate with the Survivor Ceremony in the Celebration Village at 11:30 a.m. Visit westfighton.org for details and registration.
The Collierville Police Department’s Classic Car Show is Saturday, Sept. 16, at Central Church, 2005 Winchester Road. Registration takes place from 7:30 a.m. to noon and the award presentation is at 3 p.m. Entries are $25; proceeds benefit the Collierville Education Foundation. Visit colliervillepolice.org for more information.
The 30th annual Cooper Young Festival is Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. the Cooper-Young Historic District. The festival is the largest single-day event in Memphis and serves as a fundraiser for the Cooper Young Business Association. This year’s lineup features 17 musical acts, local merchants and 435 artisans from around the country. Visit cooperyoungfestival.com for details.
David Lusk Gallery will host an artist talk with Greely Myatt Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m, at DLG, 97 Tillman St. Myatt’s exhibition, “Making Marks” is on display through Sept. 30. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
Americana duo The Secret Sisters will perform in concert Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Tickets are $30; student and senior tickets are $27. Visit secretsistersband.com for more info.
HopeWorks will host a free job skills course starting Tuesday, Sept. 19, at its offices, 1930 Union Ave. Classes run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 14. The program is free and bus passes are available for students. Call 901-272-3700 for more information.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis is hosting the Dementia Experience Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dorothy’s Place, 3185 Hickory Hill Road. During each personal, 30-minute session, the participant will have their perception and senses altered for five minutes to simulate day-to-day experiences of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Cost is free for ADS caregivers and $10 for others. Contact J.J. Doughtie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-372-4585 by noon Tuesday, Sept. 19, to schedule a session.