VOL. 11 | NO. 30 | Saturday, July 28, 2018
Tennessee’s 2018 Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, July 27, at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, July 29, at 11:59 p.m. Shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. Visit tntaxholiday.com for details and lists of tax-exempt and taxable items.
South Main Trolley Night will be held Friday, July 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Enjoy art exhibitions, live music, and shopping as businesses, galleries, restaurants and shops stay open late. Visit gosouthmain.com for details.
Eclectic Eye will hold an opening reception for Sabrina Turner’s “Through My Lens” art exhibition Friday, July 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Midtown showroom, 242 S. Cooper St. Turner’s photographs of nature in urban culture will be on display through Sept. 19. Visit eclectic-eye.com.
The Orpheum Summer Movie Series continues with “The Wizard of Oz” Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m. for activities in the lobby, including a drink special and photo booth with movie-themed props and quotes. Costumes are encouraged but never required. Adult tickets are $8; children 12 and younger are $6. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
The Pink Palace Museum celebrates National Dance Day Saturday, July 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. The festivities include a variety of dance performances – traditional belly dancing, jazz, tap and more – and after watching the pros, you get to try your hand (and hips) at some of the dances, too. It’s free with museum admission.
The Clean Comedy Experience returns to Memphis for two shows Saturday, July 28, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. This year’s theme is Motown, so dress to impress and enjoy sharp-edged but clean stand-up by comedians from BET Comic View, HBO Def Jam and Comedy Central. Tickets start at $20. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
The Orpheum Summer Movie Series continues with a Superman/Batman double feature – including the original 1978 “Superman” and the 1989 “Batman” – Saturday, July 28, at 5 p.m. at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Doors open at 4 p.m. for activities in the lobby, including a drink special and photo booth with movie-themed props and quotes. Costumes are encouraged but never required. Adult tickets are $8; children 12 and younger are $6. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
Gladys Knight and special guest Dexter Allen perform as part of the Live at the Garden concert series Saturday, July 28, at 8:30 p.m. (gates at 6:30 p.m.) at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com. Visit liveatthegarden.com for details and a series schedule.
One Memphis, a monthly interfaith musical celebration on Beale Street, continues Sunday, July 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Handy Park pavilion, 200 Beale St. Hosted by the city of Memphis and Beale Street management, the series will spotlight the eclectic music of local congregations and religions, with the goal of unifying people of faith and the city as a whole. Cost is free. Visit bealestreet.com/onememphis for details.
Remington College Memphis Campus will host a career fair Tuesday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on campus, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. More than 20 employers are confirmed for attendance. The event is open to the public, and attendees should wear business attire and bring multiple copies of their resume. Visit remingtoncollege.edu for details.
The American Heart Association and Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis host the first Strokes for Stroke art therapy class Tuesday, July 31, at 6 p.m. in the Saint Francis-Memphis library, 5959 Park Ave. Participants will be taught by local artist Stacey Ferguson, and their artwork displayed at Saint Francis. Free to stroke survivors; materials will be provided. RSVP to Libby Perry at 901-248-7963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Novel will host author Vince Vawter Tuesday, July 31, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Vawter will be discussing and signing “Copyboy,” the sequel to his 2014 Newbery Honor-winning novel, “Paperboy.” Visit novelmemphis.com.
The Beethoven Club Music Series, featuring a performance by some of Memphis' brightest young college classical musicians, continues Tuesday, July 31, 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.
Talk Shoppe meets Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. Author Janet Cherry will discuss “Manners on the Move: from the Sandbox to the Executive Suite,” the book she co-authored with Judy Burda. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
The new Youth Academy of Dreams will host its open house and fun day Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3350 N. Trezevant St. Local dignitaries and entertainer iHeartMemphis will make a special appearance. The facility houses a new after-school program designed to help youth ages 5 to 18 reach their full potential through comprehensive programming that includes education, mentoring, discovery and sports. Visit youthacademyofdreams.org.
Employment Seeker will host a veterans career fair and diversity job expo Thursday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Veterans and civilians can network with employers and apply for more than 600 positions. Bring plenty of resumes; business attire required. Admission and parking are free. Pre-register at employmentseeker.net.
Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Zen and Zinfandel Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The first Thursday of each month features a yoga session led by Sumits Yoga in one of MBG’s gardens – always with a glass of wine nearby. Bring your own yoga mat and beverage. Free with garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays for details.
“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 Thursday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. The screening 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.