The Orpheum Summer Movie Series continues with “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” Friday, July 6, 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.
Memphis Botanic Garden hosts an art reception for the Artists’ Link Garden Friends group exhibition Sunday, July 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The exhibition, which showcases the diverse talents of a select group of members of the Artists’ Link organization, is on display through July 31. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety-One hosts an art reception for photography by Adarryll Jackson Sr. Sunday, July 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. The exhibition is on display through July 27. Call 901-458-2521 or visit wkno.org.
Community LIFT holds an Empowerment Fund grant information session Monday, July 9, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave.
The microgrants are available to fund community-support projects in under-resourced Memphis neighborhoods. Grant applications are due July 27; those interested in applying should attend the information session. Visit communitylift.org for details.
Novel hosts “Three Days Missing” author Kimberly Belle for a discussion and book signing Monday, July 9, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.
Novel hosts a special storytime featuring “The Cows Go Moo!” author Jim Pepitas Tuesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Kids and families will enjoy a morning of singing, dancing, stories and fun, followed by a book signing. Visit novelmemphis.com.
The Collierville Chamber of Commerce and Collierville Emerging Leaders Link (CELL) host Brews & Q Thursday, July 12, from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Quonset, 178 S. Center St. Start the evening with brews and barbecue, then head to the Collierville Town Square to hear local band Seeing Red play the Collierville Summer Concert Series. Tickets are $25. Visit colliervillechamber.com.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present an introductory course titled “Small Business Start-Up” Thursday, July 12, 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.
Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Cocktails and Canvases July 12, at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The Plein Air (outdoor) painting class takes place the second Thursday of each month during 30 Thursdays and uses one of MBG’s 31 gardens as a background. Bring your own beverage and painting supplies. Free with garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays for details.
Pink Palace Museum hosts Family Science Night: Earth and Space Friday, July 13, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. Gaze through telescopes on the lawn with the Memphis Astronomical Society; explore outer space in the AutoZone Dome Sharpe Planetarium; participate in hands-on activities and experiments; speak to local scientists; and enjoy local food trucks. Tickets are $12; children 2 and younger are free. Museum members get early premium parking and access to all activities at 6:30 p.m. Visit memphismuseums.org.