VOL. 132 | NO. 188 | Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Mid-South Fair opens Thursday, Sept. 21, and runs through Oct. 1 at the Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. Enjoy midway rides, fair food, and live entertainment, including the Tiger Encounter, Wolves of the World, and a meet-and-greet with 13-year-old “America’s Got Talent” winner Grace VanderWaal on Saturday, Sept. 23. Visit midsouthfair.com.
The Metal Museum is hosting Repair Days 2017 Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 21-24, at 374 Metal Museum Drive. Volunteer metalsmiths from across the country will be on hand to repair broken metal objects ranging from jewelry to garden furniture, with all proceeds benefiting the museum. Saturday is Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when visitors can enjoy free museum admission, blacksmith demonstrations, scavenger hunt, iron pour and more. Visit metalmuseum.org for details and a full schedule of events.
City of Memphis leaders will hold a public meeting to discuss a Mid-South Fairgrounds plan Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. The city will present some siting options, a potential role for using the Mid-South Coliseum if it is kept, and the immediate neighborhoods that will benefit the most from the project, and more. Visit memphisfairgrounds.com or call 901-636-7308.
Playhouse on the Square will present the regional premiere of “Shakespeare in Love” Friday, Sept. 22, through Oct. 8 at 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for show times and tickets.
Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church will host its inaugural Faith and Family Fest Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23, at The Blvd, 70 N. Bellevue Blvd. Friday’s events include breakout sessions, a youth empowerment component, and guest speakers Pastor Bryan Carter of Dallas, Texas, and comedienne Christianee “Miss Shirleen” Porter of “The Christi Show.” Saturday features a family festival with fun, entertainment and food. The two-day event is free and open to the public. Visit theblvd.org for details.
Hattiloo Theatre will celebrate its 11th birthday with a “Cocktails and Cake” event Friday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at at 37 S. Cooper St. The evening will feature music, party favors, socializing and birthday cake. Cost is free; attendees are asked to donate an office supply (black or blue pens, garbage bags, AA batteries, etc.) as a birthday gift. Visit facebook.com/hattiloo for details.