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VOL. 133 | NO. 120 | Friday, June 15, 2018


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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.

Playhouse on the Square will present “Dreamgirls” Friday, June 15, through July 8 at 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

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 alumniassociation@memphis.edu for reservations or more information.

Overton Square continues the Chimes Square Movie Nights series with a special Friday screening of “The Princess Bride” June 15 at 8 p.m. on the outdoor screen in the Chimes Square courtyard at Trimble Place. Folding chairs and blankets welcome; no outside coolers or alcohol. The series continues on Thursday nights; visit overtonsquare.com for a movie schedule.

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 the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges. Tickets start at $45. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

The Military Retirees of the Tri-State Area will present their second annual Troops and Boots 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 16, starting at 8 a.m. at the MRTSA/R.Q. Venson VFW Clubhouse, 280 Cynthia Place. Registration is $25. Visit troopsandboots5k.eventbrite.com to register. For more information, email mrtsa5krun@gmail.com or call 901-527-0238.

Operation Stand Down Midsouth holds its Veterans 5K Run/Walk Saturday, June 16, starting at 8 a.m. at Robert R. Church Park, 345 Beale St. Registration is $25; The money raised helps OSDM connect homeless veterans with housing, employment opportunities and other resources. Visit osdmidsouth.org.

The inaugural Memphis Literary Arts Festival, presented by the Center for Southern Literary Arts and Literacy Mid-South, is Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Edge District. The festival features readings, conversations and performances at several Edge District venues, plus the #MLAF18 Street Fair on Marshall Avenue between South Orleans and Monroe. Cost is free. Visit southernliteraryarts.org.

The third annual Soulsville Record Swap, hosted by Goner Records and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stax Museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The swap features two dozen tables of LPs and 45s representing all genres and tastes, with a special focus on the Memphis Sound. Admission is free, but early bird collectors can start shopping at 10 a.m. for $10. Visit facebook.com/staxmuseum for details.

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