VOL. 11 | NO. 8 | Saturday, February 24, 2018
Hattiloo Theatre will perform “Selma: A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Friday, Feb. 23, through March 18 at Hattiloo, 37 S. Cooper St. The dramatic musical captures prominent moments such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Visit hattiloo.org for showtimes and tickets.
The Smithsonian’s “Water/Ways” traveling exhibit will end its Tennessee tour with a Memphis showing Saturday, Feb. 24, through April 1 at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, 910 Riddick Road. “Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. Visit museumonmainstreet.org for details.
The 33rd annual Bowlin’ on the River Bowl-a-thon benefiting Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25 (other dates available), at Winchester Bowl, 3703 S. Mendenhall Road; Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, 1576 S. White Station Road; and FunQuest, 440 U.S. 72 in Collierville. Teams of five are asked to raise a minimum of $350 and each member will receive a souvenir T-shirt. Contact Ellen Celosky at 901-366-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a lane.
Novel will host author Mark Greaney for a discussion and signing of “Agent in Place” Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.
The Hands of Hope Gala & Auction Party benefiting The Exchange Club Family Center will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at Ballet Memphis, 2144 Madison Ave. The gala will include entertainment, gourmet food and beverages, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit Exchange Club programs. Tickets are $125 each and $1,000 for a table of 10. Visit exchangeclub.net for details and tickets.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will perform “Beethoven Seven” Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall, 3775 Central Ave., and Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. The concert, which is the second of three installments in the Classic Accents series, features guest conductor Andres Cladera and violinist Charles Yang. Tickets start at $15. Visit memphissymphony.org.
The Voices of the South Writing Cabaret will meet Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at TheatreSouth, 1000 S. Cooper St. (in the First Congregational Church basement). At the start of the evening, participants receive a writing prompt and write for an hour, then everyone is given the opportunity to share what they have written. Cost is free; one drink minimum. Visit voicesofthesouth.org.
The National Civil Rights Museum, in partnership with the University of Memphis Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, will present “The Poverty Report: Memphis Since MLK” during a forum and panel discussion Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at NCRM, 450 Mulberry St. The report details how African-Americans and the poor have fared in Memphis and Shelby County over the past 50 years. Cost is free. RSVP at civilrightsmuseum.org.
Hutchison School hosts Ana Homayoun, author of the book “Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World,” for a talk on modern parenting in the age of the smartphone Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Hutchison’s Wiener Theater, 1740 Ridgeway Road. The event is free and open to the public. Visit hutchisonschool.org.
Memphis Theological Seminary will host the 10th annual Dr. Barbara A. Holmes Lecture Series, featuring civil rights icon Rev. Bernard Lafayette, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 27-28. Lafayette will present his lecture, “Nonviolent Social Change: Reflections 50 Years Later,” Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, 2124 E. Holmes Road, and Wednesday at 11:10 a.m. at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. Both lecture are free and open to the public. Visit memphisseminary.edu.
The Beethoven Club Music Series, featuring a performance by some of Memphis' brightest young college classical musicians, continues Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The Beethoven Club of Memphis hosts the series on the last Tuesday of every month. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served. Visit beethovenclubmemphis.org.
The Memphis Jewish Community Center wraps up the Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival with a screening of “Monsieur Mayonnaise” Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill, 5853 Ridgeway Center Parkway. Tickets are $5 for MJCC members and $7 for the community. Visit jccmemphis.org/film for details and tickets.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. The topic is The MasterMind Principle, based on the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present a workshop titled “Developing Your Social Media Strategy” Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City of Memphis Business Development Center, 555 Beale St. Hear from social media experts about the do’s and don’ts of launching a social media strategy. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Elaine Blanchard, program director for Thistle and Bee, will present “Recovery is a Community Journey.” Email email@example.com or call 901-365-9728.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a lunch-and-learn seminar titled “The Tax Cuts & Jobs Acts of 2017 – Implications & Opportunities for Individuals & Small Business” Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City of Memphis Business Development Center, 555 Beale St. The workshop will cover how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects personal and business taxes, investments, health care, tax credits and exempt groups, and how to take advantage of opportunities in the act by using tax-planning techniques. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue and Tennessee Small Business Development Center will hold a free tax workshop for new businesses Thursday, March 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the City of Memphis Business Development Center, 555 Beale St. The workshop is designed to assist those encountering business-related taxes for the first time. Space is limited; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
Chandler Reports’ Real Estate Review seminar will be held Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Goldsmith Room at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. A panel of local real estate experts will provide insights on current market trends and topics, plus an outlook for the rest of 2018. Tickets are $10 for Chandler Reports subscribers and $15 for nonsubscribers and include refreshments and a post-seminar toast to celebrate Chandler Reports’ 50th anniversary. For more information or to reserve a seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-528-5273.