This Week in Memphis: A Five-Day Plan, News, and Photos

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 24th 2014 2530 0

Good Morning, Memphis! There's something really fun and affordable going on every day this week, so I have a five-day plan for you. Plus a news update and your photos. 

Monday: Undercurrent 007 networking event is tonight, Feb. 24 on top of the tallest building in Memphis (Skybar at 100 N. Main). It's free, but make reservations here because space is limited.

Tuesday: Volunteer Mid-South's annual Volunteer Expo is Feb. 25 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Oak Court Mall. If you want to get connected with volunteer opportunities and meet with non-profit organizers in person, this event is made for you. It's free and you don't need reservations.

Wednesday: Peace, Love, and Soulsville is a Stax Music Academy musical in celebration of Black History Month. It's Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, and tickets are $10. If you haven't seen the Stax Academy students in action, you must go. These "kids" (I keep forgetting they're just high schoolers because they seem so professional) will blow your mind.

Thursday: The 5th Annual Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis beer tasting is Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum, and tickets are $35 in advance/$40 at the door. There will be craft beer, home brew tastings, snacks, music, and a silent auction.

Friday: The Great American Backyard aerial arts show, featuring Memphis dancers, aerialists, theatre performers and visual artists is Feb. 28 at Germantown Performing Arts Center and tickets are just $15. 

News Update:

Tennessee Equality Project's Gumbo Contest was last night at BRIDGES. Congratulations teams N'awlins Best and Krab Krewe for winning 1st place People's Choice Award and 1st Place Judges Award, respectively. See all the winners here. 

Youth Villages Soup Sunday was also yesterday afternoon at FedExForum. Congrats to Hog Wild for winning "Best Soup" with their BBQ Chili. See all the winners here.

Huey's is opening a new location in Germantown tomorrow. Also, they've purchased the vacant lot near their home office at the corner of Madison and Barksdale in midtown and will partner with GAIA, a sustainability nonprofit, to transform the empty spot into a community garden. I love this idea.

Memphis musicians William Bell, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, and Booker T. Jones will perform during SXSW this year. Here are all the details. Plus, Memphis music film "Take Me To The River" will have its world premiere during SXSW.

Photos: tag 'em #ilovememphis and they might show up here!

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1.  I am celebrating 25 years in Memphis with a photo exhibit that celebrates the extrodinary, in the ordinary, from my years as a photojournalist here. Pictures will be at Otherlands Gifts And Coffee Shop, 641 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104 in Cooper Young. The gallery will be hanging until the end of March.

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