VOL. 133 | NO. 41 | Monday, February 26, 2018
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.
Calvary Episcopal Church’s 2018 Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop is open Tuesdays through Fridays through March 27 at Calvary, 102 N. Second St. The Waffle Shop is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the preaching series takes place from 12:05 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. The evening series, Lent After Dark, is Wednesdays, with dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and a speaker at 6:30 p.m. Visit calvarymemphis.org/lentenpreaching for the Waffle Shop menu and speaker schedule.
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.