Drink for a Good Cause This Weekend

comment
A night of booze, fancy buffets, and plenty of friends is always fun. But it's even better when you’re tippling to support a charity or nonprofit organization.

Toast to live performing arts at the annual Wine and Roses Gala, a fund-raiser for the Germantown Performing Arts Centre. As the name implies, the event features a wine tasting, as well as live music by pianist Pnina Becher. It begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The proceeds from Cocktails for a Cure at the Madison Hotel on Saturday go toward research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a debilitating form of muscular dystrophy that typically confines kids to wheelchairs by the time they reach age 10. The Cocktails for a Cure gala features a special appearance by documentary filmmaker Darius Weems, who filmed Darius Goes West (a documentary on the disease). The event begins 7 p.m.

Before you hit the parties, spend Saturday commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his death. The National Civil Rights Museum has planned a day filled with activities including a march, a sanitation workers salute, a youth rap event, a neighborhood clean-up, and a candlelight vigil. Activities run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum.

For more weekend fun, check out the Flyer’s online searchable calendar.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Add a comment