VOL. 133 | NO. 119 | Thursday, June 14, 2018
Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Cocktails and Canvases June 14, 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.
NBMBAA Memphis meets Thursday, June 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Medtronic main campus auditorium, 2600 Sofamor Danek Drive. The topic is “Positioned to be the Primary Target,” featuring a discussion on how to attract the attention of prospective employers or your current employers for future opportunities. Open to members and guests. Cost is free; registration required. Visit nbmbaamemphis.org.
The Memphis Juneteenth Urban Music Festival hosts the Juneteenth Evening of the Stars youth talent showcase (6 p.m.) and Memphis Juneteenth Lifetime Achievement Awards (8 p.m.) Thursday, June 14, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tickets are $10 for the youth showcase and $25 for the awards ceremony. Visit memphisjuneteenth.com.
The Memphis Juneteenth Urban Music Festival returns Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, in Robert R. Church Park, 345 Beale St. The annual event features live music, vendors, senior activities, kids zone and more. Admission is free. Visit memphisjuneteenth.com.
Junior Achievement’s Young Professionals Board presents Wine Down for BizTown Friday, June 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (team check-in ends at 6:30 p.m.) at Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South, 307 Madison Ave. The evening features a blind wine tasting, silent auction, food, giveaways and more. Cost is $30 per person. Visit jamemphis.org for details and team registration.
The University of Memphis Alumni Association presents its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m. in the U of M University Center, 499 University St. Young alumni tickets (for those who graduated five years ago or less) are $75; individual tickets are $175. Visit alumni.memphis.edu/daa2018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Former Vice President Joe Biden brings his American Promise Tour to Memphis Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Biden will reveal big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges. Tickets start at $45. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.