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May 4-10, 2006

> > > thursdayMay4Memphis Redbirds vs. New Orleans Zephyrs7:10 p.m., AutoZone Park, $5-$18Equipment bags go to the first 1,500 kids through the gate at tonight<0x2019>s Redbirds game against the New Orleans Zephyrs.RagtimePoplar Pike Playhouse, 7 p.m., $22It<0x2019>s opening night for Poplar Pike<0x2019>s presentation of Ragtime, the Tony Award-winning musical drama that tells the story of turn-of-the-century America through the eyes of three very different families and through gospel songs and ragtime and cakewalk music. fridayMay 5 Fiddler on the Roof Playhouse on the Square, 8 p.m., $30Dave Landis stars in Playhouse on the Square<0x2019>s production of Fiddler on the Roof, the much-loved musical about a man trying to impart to his daughters the importance of tradition. Opening Reception for Matthew HastyDavid Mah Gallery, 6-9 p.m.Opening for <0x201C>Recent Works by Matthew Hasty,<0x201D> an artist known for his landscape paintings that capture the beauty of the Mississippi River. There will be a second opening on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.saturdayMay 6 Trot for SpotShelby Farms Visitor Center, 10 a.m., $10 for kids, $20 adults, $35 couples, $45 familiesGoing, going, gone to the dogs: This fund-raiser for the Memphis/Shelby County Humane Society at Shelby Farms includes 3-mile and 1.6-mile walks, storytime for kids and pets, a dog wash, and animal contests. TreasuresAn Antiques Appraisal EventDeSoto Civic Center, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.For $5 an item, an expert appraiser will tell you the value of your valuables. Among the appraisers is Joe Rosson, host of the PBS series Treasures in Your Attic. <0x201C>Bon Voyage<0x201D>The Cannon Center, 8 p.m., $12-$76The last concert of the season for the Memphis Syphony Orchestra Masterworks series features guest pianist Jorge Federico Osorio. Selections include Falla<0x2019>s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and Gershwin<0x2019>s An American in Paris. The evening will also feature the world premiere of a composition by MSO horn player Robert Patterson titled Postcards from the River City. There will be encore performance on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre. Tickets for that concert are $40.sundayMay 7DialogueCourt Square, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Traveling, interactive art show by Mike Garibaldi featuring nine 7-by-8-foot screens that include inspirational quotes from everybody from Oprah to Gandhi. DUB Magazine<0x2019>s Car Show and ConcertMemphis Cook Convention Center, noon, $20Traveling exhibition featuring the latest in swanky automotives, including the debut of new lines from Honda, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, and more. Plus, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, and others will provide entertainment. tuesdayMay 9Booksigning by Jackie BrennerDavis-Kidd Booksellers, 6 p.m.Photographer Jackie Brenner signs her book Friday Night Grind: Bourbon Street, New Orleans, a pre-Katrina exploration of the lives of New Orleans strippers, particularly those lives on Friday nights. Wine TastingCordelia<0x2019>s Table, $15Just in time for picnic season is this tasting of wines that go well with picnics. The wines will be from France and Australia, and the picnic fare will come from the kitchen of Cordelia chef Nancy Kistler. wednesday May 10Storytime with Mr. ChuckNorth Branch Library, 1192 Vollintine, 10 a.m.Kids are read stories by Mr. Chuck, the host of WKNO-TV<0x2019>s Hello Mr. Chuck!Brown Bag LunchMemphis Botanic Garden, noon, $5Today<0x2019>s Brown Bag Lunch educational series features Kristin Lamberson of Strawberry Plains Nature Center. Lamberson will discuss plants that attract birds and butterflies.

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