VOL. 11 | NO. 5 | Saturday, February 3, 2018
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to Memphis to present “Ten Things You Should Know About the Universe” Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Tyson is returning by popular demand following a sold-out lecture at the Orpheum last year. Tickets start at $39. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
Opera Memphis will present Rossini’s comedy “The Italian Girl in Algiers” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, at 7:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Visit operamemphis.org for details and tickets.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St., for performances Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, at 8 p.m., along with a matinee featuring a different program line-up Saturday at 2 p.m. The performances feature contemporary dance works that touch on timely topics, plus the classic “Revelations,” Ailey’s masterpiece that explores grief and joy. Tickets start at $39. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for details.
The Pink Palace Museum will exhibit “Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama” Saturday, Feb. 3, through May 6 at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. Spectacular finds at the pre-Columbian cemetery of Sitio Conte in Central Panama shed light on a mysterious and complex society that thrived there more than 1,000 years ago. Visit memphismuseums.org.
The CTI 3D Giant Theater at the Pink Palace Museum kicks off Sci-Fi Movie Month with screenings of “Flash Gordon” (1980 version) Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4, at 4 p.m. at 3050 Central Ave. Other screenings include “Forbidden Planet” (Feb. 10-11), Walt Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (Feb. 17-19) and Disney’s “The Black Hole” (Feb. 24-25). Visit memphismuseums.org.
Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium will present the fourth annual Live Memphis Breast Cancer Summit Saturday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at G.E. Patterson Family Life Center, 369 G.E. Patterson Blvd. Women of all ages are invited to enjoy a day of informational breast health workshops, on-site mammograms, free breakfast and lunch, spa services and more. Cost is free but space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to reserve a seat at mbcc.live.
Memphis Botanic Garden hosts Winter Garden Games Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Children and families can meet Memphian and Team USA bobsledder Sable Otey; enjoy hockey and figure skating demonstrations; and take part in indoor games, with medals awarded for completing the activities. Admission is $5 for MBG members and $10 for nonmembers; no registration required. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com for details.
Vocal play group Naturally 7 will perform as part of the Orpheum Theatre’s 2017-18 On Stage at the Halloran series Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Tickets are $35. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for tickets and a series schedule.
Novel will host “Edge of the Wind” author James E. Cherry for a discussion and signing Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.
The Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival continues with a screening of “The Midnight Orchestra” Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 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.
Agape Child & Family Services will hold a career fair Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its offices, 3160 Directors Row. The nonprofit is hiring for more than 30 open positions. Hiring managers from Agape will be on site for informal interviews, and candidates should bring a current resume. Visit agapemeanslove.org for details and requirements for the open positions.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. Christy Stokes of First American Warranty will present “What You Need to Know About Home Warranties.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present an introductory course titled “How to Start a Small Business” Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead a company and evaluate market potential for their products/services. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.