VOL. 11 | NO. 25 | Saturday, June 23, 2018
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.
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 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 spotlights the eclectic music of local congregations and religions. Cost is free. Visit bealestreet.com/onememphis for details.
The Voices of the South Writing Cabaret meets 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; registration required. Visit aceawareness.org.
The Beethoven Club Music Series, featuring a performance by some of Memphis' brightest college classical musicians, continues Tuesday, June 26, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The Beethoven Club hosts the series the last Tuesday of every month. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served. Visit beethovenclubmemphis.org.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. The topic is The MasterMind Principle, based on the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
Vaco Memphis holds its June continuing professional education seminar Wednesday, June 27, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. The seminar will cover digital finance trends, cybersecurity, a tax update and details on accounting standards updates. Admission is $75. Visit vacojune2018cpe.eventbrite.com for details.
Memphis Botanic Garden hosts Botanical Bars: “Gin & JUNEipers” as part of its 30 Thursday series June 28 at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The evening features botanically inspired adult beverages, food, music and more. Tickets are $30 for MBG members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays for details.
Overton Square will screen “The Sandlot” as part of the free Chimes Square Movie Nights series Thursday, June 28, 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. Visit overtonsquare.com.
South Main Trolley Night will be held Friday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Enjoy art exhibitions, live music, and shopping as businesses, galleries, restaurants and shops stay open late. Visit gosouthmain.com for details.