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VOL. 10 | NO. 36 | Saturday, September 2, 2017


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The 28th Southern Heritage Classic takes place Thursday, Sept. 7, through Saturday, Sept. 9. The three-day cultural festival features 10 events – including concerts, a college and career fair, the Classic Parade and more – all culminating in the annual football game between Tennessee State and Jackson State Saturday at 6 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Visit southernheritageclassic.com for a schedule.

The 2017 Delta Fair & Music Festival runs Friday, Sept. 1, through Sept. 10 at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Enjoy live music, festival food, carnival rides, a petting zoo and special events like lawnmower races and the “redneck yacht pull.” Visit deltafest.com for hours and tickets.

The National Civil Rights Museum kicks off the MLK Soul Concert Series Friday, Sept. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the museum courtyard, 450 Mulberry St. The free series, which runs each Friday in September, features local musicians, spoken-word artists, food trucks and more. This week’s featured artist is Tonya Dyson. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org/events to RSVP.

David Lusk Gallery will hold an opening reception for Greely Myatt’s “Making Marks” Friday, Sept. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DLG Memphis, 97 Tillman St. Myatt’s exhibition will be on display through Sept. 30; an artist talk will be held Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. Visit davidluskgallery.com.

The Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, presented by the Center for Southern Folklore, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street between Peabody Place and Union Avenue. The event will include live music on four outdoor stages and two stages inside the Center for Southern Folklore (119 and 123 S. Main St.), arts and crafts vendors, food stations and more. Admission is free. Visit southernfolklore.com.

The Front Porch’s Oyster Roast will be held Sunday, Sept. 3, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 251 Riverside Drive. The event will feature both East Coast and Gulf oysters, wines and local beers, and music by Marcella Simien and others. A limited menu from The Front Porch kitchen also will be available. No reservations needed; oysters will be available for sale by the half dozen until sold out. Visit frontporchmemphis.com for details.

The Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics will hold a community meeting presentation titled “Everyday Ways to Practice Integrative Medicine” Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Trezevant Terrace, 3437 Waynoka Ave. Joanna Lyman, palliative care coordinator at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, will discuss how integrative medicine combines conventional medicine and complementary therapies to help children with chronic illnesses and other conditions. For more information, contact Emily Fox-Hill at efoxhill@aol.com or 901-626-4233.

The Peabody Memphis’ anniversary party is Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 149 Union Ave. Celebrate the 148th anniversary of the “South’s grand hotel” in the Grand Lobby with entertainment by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Call 901-529-4000 or visit peabodymemphis.com for details.

Indie Memphis’ Indie Wednesday film series continues Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at Microcinema @ Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. The screening features a curated selection of narrative shorts from the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival. Admission is pay-what-you-can. Visit indiememphis.com for details.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present its “Sales & Use Tax” workshop Thursday, Sept. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Learn how to prepare a sales and use tax return, report exempt sales and more. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.

Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust (MOST) will host a Fundraising Feast for Kids’ Scholarships on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mosa Asian Bistro, 850 S. White Station Road. A portion of lunch and dinner sales will benefit MOST, which provides need-based scholarships to Memphis-area students. Mention MOST at check-out. Visit memphisscholarships.org for details.

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