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thursday September 14

Playwrights Series

Rhodes College, McCoy Theatre, 4:30 p.m.

Last chance to catch this series of new works presented by student playwrights in the recently renovated McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College. Tonight's reading will be of So Long, SoLange written by Sara Rutherford and performed by Rhodes alum Kevin Collier, with a discussion of the work to follow.

friday September 15

Southern Heritage Classic Events

Various locations

Today's Southern Heritage Classic events start very early, at 5 a.m., at the Cannon Center, with a live broadcast of the Tom Joyner Sky Show (free). At 8 p.m. at the Mid-South Coliseum, there will be a concert by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and the O'Jays ($50-$60). More events follow on Saturday, with the game between Jackson State and Tennessee State at the Liberty Bowl at 6 p.m. ($10-$35). For a full schedule, go to www.southernheritageclassic.com.

saturday September 16

"Material Terrain: A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place"

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, through November 26th

An interior and exterior installation of 26 contemporary sculptures, made from wood, fiberglass, wheat grass, aluminum, and other materials and created by 11 artists, including Ursula von Rydingsvard, John Ruppert, and Donald Lipski.

Cooper-Young Festival

Cooper-Young, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

You know the drill -- live music, lots of food, arts and crafts, and more to celebrate the dynamic neighborhood Cooper-Young.

Pagan Pride Day

Shelby Farms, Shelter #7,

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Celebrating the autumn equinox with music, workshops, belly dancing, and more.

Booksigning by Pamela Williams

Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 1 p.m.

Local author Pamela Williams signs her book, Life Beyond Size 6, which explores self-esteem issues for plus-size African-American women.

Sleeping Beauty

Harrell Performing Arts Theatre, Collierville, 2 and 6 p.m., $7

Presented by the New Day Children's Theatre, a program designed for those age 5 to 18 which exposes them to all aspects of play production.


Memphis College of Art, 8 p.m., $20

Scottish quartet plays fiddle, banjo, flute, guitar, bagpipes, and bouzouki in a mix of traditional Scottish, Breton, Balkan, and Scandinavian music.

Sunday September 17

International Hair & Beauty Show

Memphis Cook Convention Center,

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Discover the latest in hairstyles at this show, which will feature professional stylists and beauty experts. Continues Monday.

Diversity Memphis Walks

National Civil Rights Museum, 1:30 p.m.

Fund-raising 5K walk hosted by Diversity Memphis, a group dedicated to bridging all cultures. The walk starts at the Civil Rights Museum, goes over to the Bluff Walk, down to Union, on to Beale Street, and back to the museum.

tuesday September 19

Talk by Bill McKibben

Rhodes College, Bryan Campus Life

Center, 7 p.m.

Environmental writer Bill McKibben delivers his lecture "How Big Should People Be?" McKibben is the author of The End of Nature, considered a classic on global warming. His latest book, Enough, is about genetic engineering.

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