VOL. 133 | NO. 50 | Friday, March 9, 2018
The Southern Women’s Show returns Friday through Sunday, March 9-11, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The show will feature shopping; fashion shows; cooking demonstrations; and guest appearances by TV stars Naja Rickette from WeTV’s “LA Hair,” Vern Yip from TLC’s “Trading Spaces,” and Garrett Miller from MTV’s “Siesta Key.” Hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit southernwomensshow.com for daily schedule and discounted tickets.
ANF Architects will hold an opening reception for the “Gentle Gestures: Recent Avian Works by Don DuMont” Friday, March 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at ANF, 1500 Union Ave. The show runs through April 5. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Five Fridays of Free Jazz concert series opens its third season with World Soul Project on Friday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The series, presented by Memphis Public Libraries, the Levitt Shell and the Memphis Library Foundation, continues every other Friday through May 4. Cost is free; food and drink available for purchase. Visit levittshell.org/5fridaysofjazz for details.
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave., will host a pair of events Friday, March 9: an opening reception for “The Chaos and the Cosmos: Photography by Patricia Rainer” from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a book signing and reading for Robert Gordon’s new book, “Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music’s Hometown” from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both events are free. Visit staxmuseum.com.
The Pink Palace Museum opens “Remembering the Dream,” an MLK50 exhibition that tells the chronological story of the civil rights movement depicted by Ernest Withers’ “I Am a Man” portfolio, Saturday, March 10, at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. On display through Jan. 27, the exhibit includes 10 of Withers’ photographs, interpretive panels with each image, and other civil rights-era artifacts. Visit memphismuseums.org.
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosts the annual ChalkFest spring festival Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1934 Poplar Ave. Join local artists in transforming the Brooks plaza into a colorful canvas, plus enjoy live performances, food trucks, hands-on art-making and more. Admission is free; bring your own chalk or buy a box from the museum for $3. Visit brooksmuseum.org for details.
L’Ecole Culinaire will host a Chef Jr. Series: Baking class Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at L’Ecole, 1245 N. Germantown Parkway. Kid bakers (ages 12-16) learn tips on kitchen safety, techniques and basic culinary math – then taste what they’ve learned. Cost is $55. Register at lecole.edu.
IRIS Orchestra will present “America in Song,” featuring soprano Julia Bullock, Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Visit irisorchestra.org for details and tickets.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Signs of Spring Walk with master gardener Judith Hammond on Sunday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Free to members or with paid MBG admission; no reservations needed. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
L’Ecole Culinaire will host a Teen Cooking Techniques Workshop Monday through Wednesday, March 12-14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at L’Ecole, 1245 N. Germantown Parkway. The hands-on workshop teaches teen chefs (ages 13-17) techniques used in traditional culinary arts, culminating with making a finished meal students will share on day three. Cost is $200. Register at lecole.edu.
The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bartlett Event Center, 5785 Stage Road. Roy Smith, executive director of the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council, and Roland Rayner, president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, will update attendees on the $20 million TCAT coming to Bartlett and discuss the medical device industry’s economic impact. Tickets are $20. Register at bartlettchamber.org.
APICS Memphis Chapter, the premier association for supply chain management, will host its professional development meeting, Top Management Night & Yearly Awards Ceremony, on Tuesday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Duncan McLeod, founder and president of DBM Systems, will present “Understanding the executive S&OP story for your business: Managing the future.” Cost is $20 for members and nonmembers, and $10 for students. Invite your manager to attend for free. Register at apicsmemphis.org.