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June 1-7, 2006

thursday June 1

The Freedom Park Photographic Essay

Depot on the Collierville Town Square, 6:30 p.m.

These photographs were taken by D.B. Kay during the Sunset on the Square Summer Concerts that have been held at the Collierville Town Square for the past 14 years.

Japanese Garden Candlelight Tour

Memphis Botanic Garden,

7:30-8:30 p.m.

This tour, led by members of Ikebana International, a group that studies Japanese flower-arranging (known as ikebana), will cover Japanese folklore and garden symbolism.

friday June 2

Memphis Potters' Guild Spring Show

Memphis Botanic Garden, 5-9 p.m.

Plates, jewelry, vessels, sculptures, and more will be included in this show by local potters working in porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware.

Drive Thru #3

Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts, 6-9 p.m.

For this annual art show at Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts, you can drive through or ride your bike or roller-skate -- or walk, if you must -- to see work by artists such as Declan Clarke, Carolyn Bomar, Jan Hankins, Annabelle Meacham, and many others. Much of the art will be priced to move at under $50. Proceeds go to Delta Axis.

Opening Reception for "Things I Found at Thrift Stores"

L Ross Gallery, 6-8 p.m.

Photography exhibit by Ian Lemmonds featuring lively portraits of inanimate objects.

Opening Reception for

"lapses to kill"

David Lusk Gallery, 6-9 p.m.

Sculptures by Greely Myatt in which lightbulbs, zippers, pool cues, and more are deftly repurposed.

saturday June 3

11th Annual Sisterhood Showcase

Memphis Cook Convention Center, $15, 8:30 a.m.

Two-day event aimed at women of color, featuring cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, health screenings, vendors, and more.

2006 Harbor Town Secret

Garden Tour

Various locations in Harbor Town,

10 a.m.-3 p.m., $10

This garden tour provides those non-islanders among us an opportunity to look into the backyards of Harbor Town homes. Tickets are available at Miss Cordelia's, the Urban Gardener, and the Gift Horse.

saturday June 3

Baring the Bard

Theatre Memphis, 10:30 a.m.-noon, $30

Learn how to work your way around the words of William Shakespeare. Participants must have 20 lines of a Shakepeare play or a sonnet memorized before class.

Opening Reception for

"Black Star Press"

Power House, 6-8 p.m.

"Black Star Press" by contemporary artist Kelley Walker will be created onsite at the Power House. Past works from the "Black Star Press" series featured combinations of digital photography and chocolate and addressed consumerism and race politics. Walker will give a lecture at the Power House at 7 p.m.

sunday June 4

"Memphis Magazine at Thirty: Thirty Years of Covers"

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 1-5 p.m., $4-$5

Last chance to check out "Memphis Magazine at Thirty: Thirty Years of Covers," being held in conjunction with the magazine's 30th anniversary.

Al Jarreau

Cannon Center, 7 p.m., $35-$60

The five-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Al Jarreau performs in a concert presented by the Cultural Foundation of Memphis through its Cultural Arts for Everyone (CAFE) program, which seeks to bring diverse communities together through art.

tuesday June 6

Politics & Pancakes

Racquet Club of Memphis, 7:30 a.m.

The first in a series of of forums hosted by Real Time LLC, owner of the Tri-State Defender. This morning's topic is "The Economy, Regionalism, and Education" and will feature Shelby County trustee Bob Patterson, Harold Byrd of the Bank of Bartlett, and Congressman Harold Ford Jr. For ticket information, call

523-1818.

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