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VOL. 11 | NO. 9 | Saturday, March 3, 2018


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Playhouse on the Square will present “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” Friday, March 2, through March 25 at 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

Agape Child & Family Services will host its annual HeartLight event, themed “HeartLight: Do Justice,” will be held Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) at Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Road. The event features guest speakers Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy,” and Brian Fikkert, author of “When Helping Hurts.” Tickets start at $15. Visit agapemeanslove.org/heartlight for details and tickets.

Ballet Memphis presents “I Am” MLK50 performances Friday through Sunday, March 2-4, at FLY Studio, 2144 Madison Ave. The show features four short works – “I Am a Child,” “I Am a Woman,” “I Am a Man” and “I Am” – commissioned by Ballet Memphis in 2015 that aim to give voice to the voiceless and elevate the importance of dignity and kindness. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. All performances are family-friendly; all tickets are $15. Visit balletmemphis.org or call 901-737-7322.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will celebrate late composer Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with “Bernstein at 100” Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall, 3775 Central Ave., and Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. The concert will feature live narration by Bernstein’s eldest daughter, Jamie, plus performances by the Memphis Symphony Chorus, University of Memphis Chorus and local choir Coro Rio. Buy tickets at memphissymphony.org.

Cashore Marionettes performs at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Road Extended, on Sunday, March 4, at 7 p.m. The program consists of a collection of engaging pieces encompassing a broad range of themes. Tickets are $28 for adults, and $20 for students and seniors. Visit cashoremarionettes.com.

Memphis Heritage Inc. will present its 2018 Preservation Film Series Mondays March 5-26 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. Join Memphis Heritage each Monday in March to view a preservation issue captured on the big screen, followed by a discussion with local experts who bring the topic home to Memphis. Registration for the four-part series is $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Visit memphisheritage.org for the lineup and details.

Calvary Episcopal Church’s 2018 Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop is open Tuesdays through Fridays through March 27 at Calvary, 102 N. Second St. The Waffle Shop is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the preaching series takes place from 12:05 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. The evening series, Lent After Dark, is Wednesdays, with dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and a speaker at 6:30 p.m. Visit calvarymemphis.org/lentenpreaching for the Waffle Shop menu and speaker schedule.

The Orpheum Theatre presents “Wicked” Wednesday, March 7, through March 25 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. The Broadway sensation tells the story of the witches of Oz long before Dorothy arrives. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for tickets and showtimes.

Leadership Memphis hosts its 2018 Leadership Awards Luncheon Wednesday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Social and business entrepreneur Josh McManus will present the keynote, and the organization will honor three community leaders and eight SUCCESS high school students for their outstanding leadership and community service. Tickets are $50. Visit leadershipmemphis.org for details and tickets.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a workshop titled “Access to Capital and Credit Repair” Thursday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City of Memphis Business Development Center, 555 Beale St. Learn about small-business financing options for individuals looking to start or expand a business. Registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present an introductory course titled “Developing a Winning Business Plan” Thursday, March 8, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. This workshop will help attendees gain insights on why a business plan is important and the preparation needed to begin writing it. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.

National Black MBA Association-Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, March 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in International Paper headquarters, Tower 3, 6420 Poplar Ave. Dominic Lawson, business strategist at Owls LLC, will discuss persuasive conversations and how individuals can be impactful in the way they present information and showcase executive presence. Free and open to members and guests. RSVP to memphis_nbmbaa@yahoo.com or visit nbmbaamemphis.org.

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