VOL. 132 | NO. 178 | Thursday, September 7, 2017
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 sales benefit MOST, which provides need-based scholarships to Memphis-area students. Mention MOST at check-out. Visit memphisscholarships.org for details.
The 28th annual International Goat Days Family Festival takes place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, at USA Stadium, 4351 Babe Howard Blvd. The fun kicks off Friday at 5:30 p.m. with the World’s Greatest Goat Parade; Saturday’s events include a goat show, tractor pull, car show, live music and more. Admission is free; parking is $5. Visit facebook.com/internationalgoatdaysfestival for a schedule.
Award-winning author Preston Lauterbach will share the history of Downtown Memphis at a Memphis Heritage Trail event Friday, Sept. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the Paradise Event Center, 645 E. Georgia Ave. Lauterbach, author of “Beale Street Dynasty” and “The Chitlin Circuit,” will highlights the Heritage Trail district, a 20-block area considered the epicenter of local black history, heritage and culture. Cost is free. Visit memphisheritagetrail.com.
The Whitehaven Partnership will meet Friday, Sept. 8, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Whitehaven branch library, 4120 Millbranch Road. The organization seeks to address community concerns in Whitehaven. Open to the public. RSVP to Calvin Burton at email@example.com or 901-345-3695.
ANF Architects will hold an opening reception for the “Rebirth of Crosstown” art show Friday, Sept. 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at ANF, 1500 Union Ave. The exhibition features paintings by Tom Stem and photographs by Jamie Harmon depicting Crosstown’s construction and rebirth as Crosstown Concourse. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK Soul Concert Series continues Friday, Sept. 8, 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 and more. This week’s featured artist is Courtney Little. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org/events to RSVP.
The Orpheum Theatre will host Vaneese Thomas: A Tribute to the Women of Soul with special guest Carla Thomas as part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre series Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Tickets are $30. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.