VOL. 133 | NO. 125 | Friday, June 22, 2018
Luna Nova Music presents the 12th annual Belvedere Chamber Music Festival 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.
The Big Wig Ball 2018, benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, is Friday, June 22, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Annesdale Mansion, 1325 Lamar Ave. Cocktail attire and wigs of any hue, style and era are encouraged for this 21-and-older event, which features upscale food and cocktails, live music and more. Tickets are $100. Visit lebonheur.org/bigwigball for details.
Barnes & Noble Wolfchase holds its 11th annual Local-Author Festival Saturday, June 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 2774 N. Germantown Parkway. Eight local authors will be on hand to meet customers and sign books, which will be available for purchase at B&N. Call 901-386-9445 for details.
A Step Ahead Foundation hosts An Evening with Dreamgirls Saturday, June 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 66 Cooper St. The evening includes pre-show wine, beer and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $45; VIP tickets are $100. Visit astepaheadfoundation.org.
The Mid-South Transplant Foundation Ride for Life is Sunday, June 24, at 7 a.m. starting at Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. The ride is a 25-mile noncompetitive bike tour through East Memphis and Midtown designed to promote awareness about organ and tissue donation. Kids can also participate in a 1-mile fun ride. Visit midsouthtransplantrfl.racesonline.com for details and registration.
The Metal Museum hosts an exhibition reception and gallery talk with “Forge” curator Delyth Done and several participating artists Sunday, June 24, at 3 p.m. (gallery talk at 4 p.m.) at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. The exhibition, which features works by 15 contemporary artist blacksmiths, runs through Aug. 19. Visit metalmuseum.org.
One Memphis, a monthly interfaith musical celebration on Beale Street, continues Sunday, June 24, 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.
The Voices of the South Writing Cabaret will meet Monday, June 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at TheatreSouth, 1000 S. Cooper St. (in the First Congregational Church basement). At the start of the evening, participants receive a writing prompt and write for an hour, then everyone is given the opportunity to share what they have written. Cost is free; one drink minimum. Visit voicesofthesouth.org.
The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Awareness Foundation hosts “Reclaiming Joy Through Prevention and Healing” Tuesday, June 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the second-floor atrium of Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. The event is a celebration of the foundation's work and a welcome for new executive director Renée Wilson-Simmons. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit aceawareness.org.