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VOL. 11 | NO. 28 | Saturday, July 14, 2018


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POTS@TheWorks presents the world premiere of “CRIB” Friday, July 13, through July 29 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the Healthcare Organizations of Greater Memphis Coalition host the Back to School Family Affair Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to noon at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. Free and open to the public; free backpacks with supplies will be given to the first 500 people with a parent or guardian present.

True Gospel Church of Deliverance hosts its 2018 Gospel Rap Explosion Saturday, July 14, at 3 p.m. at 2423 Point Church Ave. The free event aims to spread a message of peace and hope to combat violence in the community. It will feature live entertainment by TJR, Preacher Man and more, plus free food and drinks. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call Rita Kidd at 901-502-5301.

The pop-up Saddle Creek Beer Garden holds its grand opening Saturday, July 14, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the former Grimaldi’s space in the Shops of Saddle Creek, 7605 W. Farmington Blvd. The beer garden features local brews, food trucks, outdoor games and live music. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. through the end of September. Visit shopsofsaddlecreek.com.

Novel hosts “The Summer Wives” author Beatriz Williams for a discussion and book signing Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.

The Whitehaven Farmers Market, hosted by Methodist South Hospital, is open Monday, July 16, from noon to 5 p.m. in front of Methodist South’s Medical Office Complex, 1300 Wesley Drive. Shop locally grown fruits and vegetables, then visit the University of Tennessee Extension booth, Farmers’ Market Fresh, for children’s activities, food demonstrations, recipes and more. The market continues Mondays through Sept. 24, except for Sept. 3. For more information, call 901-516-3580.

Creative Aging’s Senior Arts Series continues Wednesday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m. at Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Road Extended. The performance features bass-baritone vocalist Laurence Albert and Creative Aging storyteller Elaine Blanchard. Tickets available online or at the door for a minimum donation of $5 (cash or check only). Visit creativeagingmidsouth.org.

“Good Grief,” a documentary about families who have suffered traumatic loss but found comfort and resilience through free counseling at the Kemmons Wilson Center for Good Grief, will be screened Wednesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at Malco Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Ave. The screening is a fundraiser for the center and will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Melissa Anderson Sweazy and Laura Jean Hocking along with Angela Hamblen Kelly, the center’s executive director. Visit goodgriefdoc.com for details.

Novel hosts New York Times-bestselling author Ace Atkins for a conversation with Drake Hall and a signing of Atkins’ latest novel, “The Sinners,” Wednesday, July 18, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.

A Novel Book Club will meet Wednesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at Panera Bread, 4530 Poplar Ave. The club, hosted by Novel bookstore the third Wednesday of every month, covers a wide variety of genres, interests and reading styles, with book club members involved in choosing future selections. This month’s book is “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. Visit novelmemphis.com.

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Walk After Work July 19 at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The night is yours to explore MBG’s 96 acres as you wish. Free with garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays for details.

The Young Actors Guild Performing Arts Summer Camp presents “Broadway’s FAME Jr.” Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Tickets are $22.50 in advance through Ticketmaster, at the Cannon Center or by calling 901-240-2103. Tickets at the door are $25; group rates are available.

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