VOL. 132 | NO. 179 | Friday, September 8, 2017
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 that is considered the epicenter of local black history, heritage and culture. Free and open to the public. Visit memphisheritagetrail.com.
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, food trucks 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 concert series Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Tickets are $30. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for tickets and a series schedule.
The Germantown Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Germantown Civic Club Complex, 7745 Poplar Pike. The annual festival will feature arts and crafts, live entertainment, auto show and the annual Running of the Weenies Dachshund race Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Visit germantownfest.com.
Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op will kick off its four-part How to Ride in the Street biking class Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Revolutions, 1000 S. Cooper St. (at First Congregational Church). Participants will learn safe street-riding skills, talk about the best routes to use, and take field trips by bicycle to places like the coffee shop and grocery store. Fee is $95, which includes all four Sunday sessions and use of a bicycle, helmet and lock during class. Visit revolutionsmemphis.com for details.