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July 20 - 26, 2006

thursday July 20

Booksigning by Perre Magness

The Cotton Museum, noon

Local historian Perre Magness signs copies of her coffee-table book, The Party With a Purpose: 75 Years of

Carnival in Memphis.

MPACT Memphis Financial

Literacy Seminar

Christian Brothers University

Buckman Hall, 6 p.m., free

Tonight's topic is "Investment Basics," and will cover investment objectives, risk and return, bond characteristics, and asset allocation.

friday July 21

"A Flower Moment"

Memphis Botanic Garden, noon,

$10 members/$15 nonmembers

A monthly event featuring flower-design demonstrations and lunch from Fratelli's.

CPR Certification

YMCA, 245 Madison, 6 p.m., $75

The American Heart Association hosts this class on CPR. Students must pre-register. Call 527-9622.

Opening Reception for

"Straight from the Hip"

Eclectic Eye, 6-8 p.m.

A show of new work by Memphis artist Amy Hutcheson, whose work is sexy and playful.

In Cold Blood

The Orpheum, 7 p.m., $6

Robert Blake turns in a chilling performance as murderer Perry Smith in this 1967 film adaptation of Truman Capote's classic book.

saturday July 22

Vote by Touch Demo

Hickory Ridge Mall, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 2002 Help America Vote Act established federal requirements to make voting accessible and private for the visually impaired and disabled. One result is the new touch-screen machines out on demo tour around the city in time for the August 3rd elections. In conjunction with today's demonstration is a "Meet the Candidates" function. Candidates will be at the mall from

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

sunday July 23

Urinetown

Playhouse on the Square, 2 p.m., $25

Bill Andrews was born to play the straight-backed and totally ridiculous Officer Lockstock in this satirical musical about a city where you have to pay to pee. Today's the last chance to catch him.

Indian Classical Music Concert

Rhodes College Hardie Auditorium,

4 p.m., $10

Classical Indian music from vocalist Arijit Mahalanabis, Jaswinder Sethi on the hand drum tabla, and Mausam on the harmonium.

Summer Soul Fest

Broadmoor Memphis Church,

3824 Austin Peay, 4 p.m.

A free festival featuring food, games, and soul music. Today's headliners are the New Orleans Ramblers, a group of musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

33rd Annual Faulkner and

Yoknapatawpha Conference

University of Mississippi,

through July 27th

This year's conference addresses William Faulkner's global reach and will feature literary scholars from around the world. For more information, go to

www.olemiss.edu.

tuesday July 25

Girls' Night Out

Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 6 p.m.

A evening for the ladies, featuring happy hour, appetizers, beauty tips, and gift bags for the first 25 attendees. Author Scott Mebus, who wrote the comic novel, Booty Nomad, will be on-hand to sign the sequel, The Big Happy.

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