VOL. 11 | NO. 11 | Saturday, March 17, 2018
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.
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.
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 the 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 goal of the tour is to determine the current state and future of area apprenticeship programs. Visit tn.gov/ecd/apprenticeship-tour.html for details and to RSVP.
The Lillian and Morrie Moss Endowment for the Visual Arts at Rhodes College will present a lecture by Karen Gonzalez Rice titled “Maintaining Discipline: Endurance Art & Monasticism in the 1970s” Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in Buckman Hall’s Blount Auditorium on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Gonzalez Rice is an associate professor of art history at Connecticut College. Free and open to the public. Visit rhodes.edu/events for details.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. Jay Meyers, author and CEO of Interactive Solutions Inc., will present “Motivating the Millennials.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.
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.
Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South will hold its inaugural World Down Syndrome Day candlelight vigil Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in Tom Lee Park, near Beale Street Landing. Shelby County Commission chairwoman Heidi Shafer is the guest speaker, and the celebration also will include live music and access to food trucks. Free and open to the public. Visit dsamemphis.org.
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host a discussion titled “Turning Point: Politics, Protest, and Life in 1968 Memphis” Wednesday, March 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Local scholars and historians Charles Hughes, Earnestine Jenkins and Otis Sanford will discuss life in 1968 Memphis beyond the sanitation workers’ strike, examining the city’s business community, politics, media and more. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.
The Junior League of Memphis will host the third annual Memphis Women’s Summit, featuring keynote speaker Erin Brockovich, Thursday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University of Memphis’ University Center and Michael D. Rose Theatre, 499 and 470 University St. In addition to the keynote, the event also features breakout sessions, vendors and a luncheon discussion about the MLK50 celebration. Tickets are $150. Visit memphiswomenssummit.org.
Employment Seeker will host a veterans job fair and entrepreneur expo Thursday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Veterans and civilians can meet with employers or learn more about entrepreneurship and how to start a business. Admission is free; register at employmentseeker.net.
The 2018 Blue Pump Gala, hosted by the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center at the University of Memphis, is Thursday, March 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Put on your blue pumps for a fun networking reception to celebrate the transportation workforce and raise scholarship money for students pursuing transportation-related majors. Tickets are $50. Visit memphis.edu/setwc for details.
Company d performs “Local Impressions” Thursday and Friday, March 22-23, at 7 p.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road. The performance unites some of Memphis’ most talented dance, theater and visual artists to create a showcase for Company d, a dance ensemble of individuals with Down syndrome. Tickets are $15 at the door or online at brownpapertickets.com. Visit companyddancers.org.