VOL. 11 | NO. 6 | Saturday, February 10, 2018
The Home Show of the Mid-South takes place Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Exhibitors will showcase home decor, lighting, pools, patios, services and more. Matt Blashaw, host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers,” will hold seminars/meet-and-greets Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit memphishomeshow.com for show hours, tickets and other details.
LeMoyne-Owen College will host a historical symposium and exhibit of Ernest C. Withers’ photographs Friday, Feb. 9, in the Alma C. Hanson Memorial Student Center on campus, 807 Walker Ave. Withers’ photos will be on display all day; a panel discussion begins at 5 p.m. and will feature Andrew Rome Withers, son of the late photojournalist, along with educators, artists, students and others. Visit loc.edu for details.
Novel will host Tom Ryan, author of “Will’s Red Coat: The story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again,” for a discussion and signing Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.
David Lusk Gallery-Memphis will hold an opening reception for Ted Faiers’ “Talk Talk Talk: Paintings & Woodcuts From the Late ’70s” Friday, Feb. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DLG, 97 Tillman St. Faiers’ exhibition is on display through March 17. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
Singer-songwriter Mindy Smith will perform Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Tickets are $28 for adults and $25 for students and seniors. Visit mindysmithmusic.com.
HopeWorks will host its 10th annual Morning of Hope fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8:30 a.m. at Highland Church of Christ, 400 Houston Levee Road. Morning of Hope will feature a gourmet breakfast and guest speaker Andre Norman, a Boston-based speaker and counselor who will share his story of redemption and self-empowerment after serving 14 years in prison. Visit whyhopeworks.org for details and tickets.
Photojournalist Ernest C. Withers’ home will be dedicated as a historical site Saturday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. at 480 W. Brooks Road in southwest Memphis. The ceremony will include the unveiling of a historical marker. Withers, who died in 2007, is best known for capturing more than 60 years of black history in the segregated South. Visit loc.edu.
Novel will host Gabrielle Songe, author of “Whippoorwill Calls and Whipporwill Calls: Prose & Poetry Edition,” for a discussion and signing Saturday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.
The Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold the 26th annual Works of Heart valentine art show and auction Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. The auction features more than 120 gallery-quality heart-themed pieces contributed by regional artists. General admission and VIP tickets are available at memphiscac.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host Whiskey, Wine & Chocolates Saturday, Feb. 10, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Chocolatier Phillip Ashley is creating an array of designer chocolates and confections to pair with select whiskey, wines, and cocktails. Tickets are $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers, and include chocolate/drink pairings, hors d'oeuvres and live music. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/wwc for details.
The Orpheum hosts “E.T. The Extraterrestrial in Concert” Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at 203 S. Main St. The concert features a screening of Steven Spielberg’s classic film “E.T.,” with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score in sync to the film. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for details and tickets.
Award-winning tenor group Tenore will perform Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road. Billed as BPACC’s Valentine’s show, every sweetheart gets a flower. Buy tickets at bpacc.org.
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis returns to Memphis to perform with IRIS Orchestra Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Visit irisorchestra.org for details.
The Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival continues with a screening of “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” Sunday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. in the Memphis Jewish Community Center’s Belz Theatre, 6560 Poplar Ave. The festival, which features award-winning Jewish-themed films, continues throughout February. Screenings are $5 for MJCC members and $7 for the community. Visit jccmemphis.org/film for tickets and a schedule.
“Frederick Douglass – A Speaking Tour,” a performance-lecture by Nathan M. Richardson, is Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road. Richardson brings Douglass’ story to life in a one-hour performance-lecture that captures the essence of the freed slave, abolitionist and writer, with a live, unscripted Q&A at the end. Buy tickets at bpacc.org.
The Orpheum Theatre presents “The Color Purple” Tuesday through Sunday, Feb. 13-18, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival brings new spirit to the Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.
Remington College Memphis Campus will host a career fair Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on campus, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. The event is open to the public, and at least 15 local employers will be on hand to meet with job seekers. Attendees should wear business attire and bring multiple copies of their resume. Visit remingtoncollege.edu for details.
The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bartlett Event Center, 5803 Stage Road. Chris Locke, president of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett and BACC board chairman, will give a synopsis of Bartlett’s economy in 2017 and his outlook for 2018. Tickets are $20. Visit bartlettchamber.org.
Memphis College of Art will host its revamped Senior Showcase, “Creatives: Employees of the Future,” Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at MCA, 1930 Poplar Ave. Mix and mingle with 40 graduating MCA seniors from a variety of disciplines who are showcasing their work. The event is open to all interested parties, from local businesses and organizations to potential art buyers and alumni. Registration is required. Visit mca.edu for details.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will host its annual Youth of the Year Competition Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hattiloo Theatre, 37 Cooper St. Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. Candidates best embody the values of leadership, service, academic excellence and healthy lifestyles. Audience seating is limited. RSVP at bgcm.org.
The Ameripolitan Music Awards will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd. This is the first year Memphis has hosted the awards, which honor the best roots-influenced music – outlaw, western swing, rockabilly and honky tonk. Visit ameripolitan.com for tickets and info on nominees and performers.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a workshop titled “How to Get Started in Government Contracting” Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City of Memphis Business Development Center, 555 Beale St. The workshop will help business owners understand the lay of the land and identify steps for doing business with the federal government. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. Shelley Baur of Integrity Based Communications will present “Workplace Relationships: Keeping Your Company Out of the News.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman will stop in Memphis as part of a statewide tour discussing innovation in communities Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The topic of the talk, hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber and Leadership Tennessee, is “The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics.” Visit memphischamber.com for details and tickets.
Shen Yun Performing Arts will perform in Memphis Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The performance explores traditional Chinese culture and legends through a blend of classical dance and orchestral music. Tickets start at $80. Visit shenyun.com or call 888-974-3698.