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June 13-19 2006

thursday July 13

"I Heard It at the Movies"

Theatre Memphis, 7:30 p.m., $20

An evening filled with cocktails and your favorite songs from Hollywood movies, directed by Bennett Wood with performances by Anna Lise Jensen, Chuck Hodges, Debbie Litch, and others.

friday July 14

Summer Reading Series

National Civil Rights Museum, noon

Author Peter Ascoli discusses his book Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South.

Opening Reception for "Three Paths to Abstraction"

Art Museum of the University of

Memphis, 5-7:30 p.m.

New exhibit examining three abstract approaches to art by Pinkney Herbert (who also has a show at David Lusk Gallery), Whitney Leland, and Carol Mode.

Opening Reception for "Circus of Dreams"

Jay Etkin Gallery, 6-9 p.m.

Opening night for the three-day-only show of recent paintings by

James King.

Stomp

The Orpheum, 8 p.m., $15-$50

Imaginative performance troupe Stomp create percussive numbers through items such as newspapers, lighters, trashcans, and plastic bags. Opening night of a three-day run.

saturday July 15

SportsBall 2006 Black Tie & Tennis Shoe Gala

Cannon Center, 7 p.m.-midnight, $125 ($150 day of event)

The SportsBall is a dress-up/dress-down affair with participants accessorizing their formal wear with sports sneakers. There will be a silent auction, interactive games, sumo wrestling (!), food, dancing, and more. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis.

Mike Miller Foundation Benefit Concert

Horseshoe Casino, 7:30 p.m., $75

The Grizzlies' Mike Miller hosts this concert featuring Sister Hazel. Benefits the Mike Miller Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children in Tennessee.

sunday July 16

Classic Cool at the Clark

Clark Opera Center, 3 p.m., $25

Today's jazz concert is by Nashville-based Annie Sellick, a performer known for having her way with a chord.

tuesday July 18

Memphis Redbirds vs. Round Rock Express

AutoZone Park, 7:10 p.m.

The Redbirds take on the Round Rock Express in the second of a

four-game run.

Booksigning by Will Clarke

Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 6 p.m.

Will Clarke signs The Worthy: A Ghost's Story, which follows a murdered LSU frat boy who inhabits the body of a pledge.

wednesday July 19

Art Busy

Children's Museum of Memphis, 3:30 p.m.

Kids ages 4 and up will make art projects based on Edgar Degas' paintings of dancers.

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