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VOL. 10 | NO. 40 | Saturday, September 30, 2017


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The Junior League of Memphis will hold an Antiques on the Lawn Sale Saturday, Sept. 30, starting at 9 a.m. at the Community Resource Center, 3475 Central Ave. Items for sale include fine furniture, china, crystal, rugs, collectibles, artwork, cookware and more; all proceeds benefit JLM’s Repeat Boutique. Visit jlmemphis.org.

Paint Memphis will host its 2017 one-day paint festival Saturday, Sept. 30, from noon to 6 p.m. at Willett Street and Lamar Avenue as well as at Altown, the skate park at Roland Street and Evelyn Avenue. More than 170 artists from all over the world will paint the largest collaborative mural in Tennessee. Admission is free, and families are encouraged to watch the artists in action, visit the food trucks and check out vendors. Visit paintmemphis.org.

The Arc Mid-South will hold its 22st annual Awards and Benefit Gala on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd. The reception will feature community recognition awards and live and silent auctions. Visit thearcmidsouth.org/gala2017 or call 901-327-2473 for tickets.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will open its season with “The Promise of America” Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St., and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2:30 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. The concert features Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," and Boyer's "Ellis Island: Dream of America." During Boyer's piece, images of Ellis Island will be played on the screen and actors will read letters and stories from immigrants. Buy tickets at memphissymphony.org.

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.

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.” 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 taylor@downtownmemphis.com 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.

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