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VOL. 11 | NO. 24 | Saturday, June 16, 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.

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.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. A Dress for Success representative will present “Career 101: What Not to Wear.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

Creative Aging’s Senior Arts Series continues Wednesday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Road Extended. The performance features Creative Aging jazz and blues artist Deborah Swiney and highlights from Theatre Memphis’ “42nd Street.” Tickets available online or at the door for a minimum donation of $5 (cash or check only). Visit creativeagingmidsouth.org.

NAWBO Memphis celebrates its 20th anniversary Wednesday, June 20, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. atop Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave. Join friends and colleagues for wine and hors d’oeuvres as the organization celebrates this milestone. Tickets are $20. Register at nawbomemphis.org. 

Luna Nova Ensemble presents the 12th annual Belvedere Chamber Music Festival Wednesday through Saturday, June 20-23, at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1720 Peabody Ave. Concerts start at 7:30 each night; Thursday and Friday also feature a 3:30 p.m. concert. Concerts are free and open to the public. Visit belvederefestival.org.

94.1 The Wolf presents Wolf at the Garden, featuring Midland with special guest Trent Harmon, winner of American Idol season 15, Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. (gates at 6 p.m.) and Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Come early to enjoy food trucks and bars (with valid ID). Guests may bring lawn chairs; no outside food or drink allowed. Tickets are $22. Visit liveatthegarden.com.

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Nature at Night Thursday, June 21, at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Join an MBG staff member on an evening guided tour of the gardens. Free with garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays for details.

Overton Square will screen “Guardians of the Galaxy” as part of the Chimes Square Movie Nights series Thursday, June 21, 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 each Thursday night; visit overtonsquare.com for a movie schedule. 

Levy Dermatology hosts Dudes, Drinks & Dermatology Tuesday, June 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at its East Memphis location, 6254 Poplar Ave. Learn about men’s skin care, grooming and Botox; receive a mini-facial or derma blade treatment; and get free samples and discounts on select treatments. RSVP to rsvp@mmgmemphis.com by Tuesday, June 19.

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