MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
CHURCH HEALTH, 8AM – 5PM
1350 CONCOURSE, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
Church Health Behavioral Health is offering this 8-hour course. During this training, you will learn a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people demonstrating symptoms of a mental illness or a crisis, and you will be equipped with the tools to connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care.
Registration required: churchhealth.org/events/health-education.
LGBTQ+: WHAT DO ALL OF THE LETTERS MEAN?
THE HAVEN, 6-8PM
206 G.E. PATTERSON, MEMPHIS, TN 38103
Taking a deeper dive into the acronym LGBTQ+ one letter at a time. Panel discussion with opportunities to ask those burning questions you may have.
MARDI GRAS BALL XVII: A NIGHT UNDER THE BIG TOP!
MINGLEWOOD HALL, 7-11PM
1555 MADISON, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
Come one, come all, to the Greatest Show in Memphis! Recall the excitement of a day at the circus while supporting Mystic Krewe of Pegasus Memphis in its biggest fundraiser of the year. Delight in acts by circus animals and performers alike. Sponsorships and tables available.
STREETDOG FOUNDATION ADOPTION DAY EVENT
HOLLYWOOD FEED, 12PM
434 COLLINS, MEMPHIS, TN 38112
This event is a great way to meet several of SDF’s adoptable dogs and puppies. Volunteers will be available to answer questions about the dogs and the adoption process. The list of dogs that will be attending will be published the morning of the event on Streetdog Foundation’s Facebook page.
SARAH ISOM CENTER AT OLE MISS GENDER CONFERENCE
Students are welcome to submit papers from all disciplines, along with creative writing projects such as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Also, proposals for round table discussions that center on community building, advocacy, and social change both on and off the campus through the arts, social media, and student engagement with broader communities are encouraged. Conference is March 18-20 on the Ole Miss campus.
Full details at isomstudentgenderconference.org/cfp.
BLUFF CITY FIRE & ICE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE & CHILI COOK-OFF
TIGER LANE, 10AM-5PM
450 EARLY MAXWELL, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
The only event in town that heats up then cools down? The 14th Annual Chili cook-off and 21st annual Polar Bear Plunge! Chili divisions are Red Chili, Salsa, and People’s Choice. Just $5 gets you a sample from all participating teams’ chilis and salsas. Then join hundreds of locals, including celebrities, by dressing up and taking a plunge
into some very cold water! $50 donation gets your team entry to the plunge and a t-shirt to take home for bragging rights. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Memphis.
Enter and info at specialolympicsmem.org.
DRU’S PLACE, 4-7PM
1474 MADISON, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
Join Mystic Krewe of Pegasus in another afternoon of Drag Bingo. Comedy, prizes, and libations unite for the perfect end to your weekend. Allysun Wunderland will call bingo with flair! Benefits Shelby County Drug Court Foundation. $25 to play, 21+. Tickets available at the door.
ROCK FOR LOVE
1911 POPLAR, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
Fundraiser for Love Doesn’t Hurt. Music and entertainment by local bands such as Mama Honey, Native Blood, Chinese Dub Connection Embassy, and others. Proceeds will go to help provide emergency services to victims of crime in the LGBTQ+ Community.
191 BEALE STREET, MEMPHIS, TN 38103
Tickets: ticketmaster.com or FedExForum Box Office.
BALLET MEMPHIS WINTER MIX
BALLET MEMPHIS, 8PM
2144 MADISON, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
Three choreographers Uri Sands, Julie Marie Niekrasz and 2019 Ballet Memphis New American Dance Resident, Crystal Michelle Perkins, will create original work that
takes inspiration from people and ideas that live as outliers of culture and society. These works will bring attention to contributions that are often overlooked by collective memory. This engaging and meaningful dance performance is not to be missed.
TEP GUMBO CONTEST
PIPKIN BUILDING, 4:30- 7PM
940 EARLY MAXWELL, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
In its 9th Gumbo Contest, Tennessee Equality Project Foundation brings to Memphis its famed Mardi Gras themed party, featuring entertainment and festive décor, as well as numerous gumbos to taste. All ages. Prizes awarded to contestants in several categories, including People’s Choice. See page 32 for funding infographic.
For details and tickets: brownpapertickets.com
MISS GAY TENNESSEE US OF A
DRU’S PLACE, 8:30PM
1474 MADISON, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
2019’s Miss Gay US of A, Kennedy Davenport and Miss Gay Tennessee US of A, Iris Lefleur will host a stiff competition and crown the winner for 2020. Dazzling bejeweled prizes, including $1000 for the first prize, will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entrants. $10 cover, 21+.
Entry and info, email email@example.com.
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