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VOL. 133 | NO. 55 | Friday, March 16, 2018


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Circuit Playhouse will present “James and the Giant Peach” Friday, March 16, through April 8 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

Memphis Inner City Rugby will host An Evening With MICR Friday, March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. Freedom Preparatory Academy’s girls’ rugby team will receive rings for their recent championship win, World Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight will present a keynote, and attendees can enjoy a screening of “The Rugby Boys of Memphis,” the critically acclaimed documentary about Memphis rugby. Tickets are $50. Visit memphisinnercityrugby.org.

The Memphis Irish Society and Celtic Crossing will host the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Cooper-Young Saturday, March 17, starting with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade at 10 a.m. along Cooper Street from York Avenue to First Congregational Church, 1015 S. Cooper. The schedule also includes Irish dancers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Six Nations Rugby & Premier League televised at Celtic Crossing from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., and live music from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit memphisirish.com and celticcrossingmemphis.com for details.

The 2018 NAACP Memphis Branch Freedom Fund Luncheon takes place Saturday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 929 Ridge Lake Blvd. The guest speaker is national NAACP chairman Leon Russell, who will discuss the future of the national organization and the impact it will have on work being done at the local level. Visit naacpmemphis.org.

The 45th annual Silky O’Sullivan’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m. on Beale Street. Hosted by the Beale Street Merchants Association, the free parade is the centerpiece of four days of events celebrating Irish traditions, heritage and family. Cost is free. Visit facebook.com/bealestreetusa for details.

The Wolf River Singers will perform in concert Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 190 Adams Ave. The concert, “Music in Times of Trouble: The Composer as Counselor,” is part of a series celebrating the 95th anniversary of St. Peter’s Casavant pipe organ. Donations accepted at the door; reception to follow. Visit stpeterchurch.org.

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development brings its apprenticeship listening tour to Memphis Monday, March 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Bert Bornblum Library art gallery, 5983 Macon Cove. The tour aims to determine the current state and future of area apprenticeship programs. Visit tn.gov/ecd/apprenticeship-tour.html to RSVP.

The Memphis Grizzlies host a Grizzlies Beer Tasting Night Saturday, March 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. before the Grizz play the Denver Nuggets at FedExForum, 191 Beale St. Packages, which start at $44, include a game ticket, pregame sampling of microbrews and commemorative pint glass. Buy tickets at grizzlies.com by Friday, March 16.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosts its final community engagement session to gather feedback on its Downtown relocation Tuesday, March 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memphis fire headquarters (the site of Brooks’ future home), 65 S. Front St. Museum officials are seeking input on several topics as they begin the process of selecting an architect and creating a vision for the new space. Free and open to the public, but RSVPs requested via the Facebook event. See facebook.com/brooksmuseum for details.

Google’s Get Your Business Online program returns to Memphis for an interactive workshop Wednesday, March 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center’s Whitehaven Center, 1234 Finley Road. The workshop, which aims to help small businesses connect with more customers, includes two lessons: “Sharing Your Story Through Video” and "Intro to Online Marketing." Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details. 

The Project Management Institute Memphis Chapter will meet Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Author and life coach Jasmin Nuhic will present “Create your development plan; no one else should." Reel 2 Reel Photography will be on hand offering optional professional headshots for $20, so arrive a little early and dress professionally. Visit pmimemphis.org to register.

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