Friday, October 17, 2008

Practice Nonviolence and Fashion Sense This Weekend

Posted on Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 4:00 AM

During these scary economic, war-crazed times, take a deep breath and think, "What Would Gandhi Do?" He'd probably head over to Christian Brothers University for the annual Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking. This year’s event features lectures by Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, hip-hop activist Lennox Yearwood, and more. The conference runs tonight through Saturday. To register, go to www.gandhikingconference.org.

All that talk of peace and love is wonderful, but if you don't have the right look, you're not doing the world a favor. People have to look at you whether you like it or not. Learn what’s hot this season at Urban Fashion Week's Fashionista Pre-Party tonight at the Balinese Ballroom. For more Urban Fashion Week events, go here: www.urbanfashionweekmemphis.com.

Ballet dancers, with their graceful style and poise, are definitely fashionable. And good food can bring inner-peace. The two come together at Ballet Memphis' Connections: Food, a culinary-inspired ballet paired with five courses prepared by regional chefs. The event will be held at Bridges on Saturday, October 18th at 8 p.m.

Rescue your old clothes from the Goodwill pile and bring them to the Memphis Botanic Garden for the Weaving for Recyclers Workshop, where you’ll learn to transform old jeans, tees, and bedsheets into reusable tote bags. The workshop will be held twice -- on Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 19th from 1 to 4 p.m.

Find inner peace and practice your downward dog for a good cause during the Workout for St. Jude, a Better Bodies Yoga class benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The class begins at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 19th.

For more weekend fun, check out the Flyer's searchable online calendar.

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