Thursday update #1

The Memphis Medical District Collaborative and IRIS Orchestra are announcing a new lunchtime concert series every Friday in September from noon to 1 PM in Edge Plaza, the outdoor seating area at Monroe and Marshall. Come enjoy this classic string ensemble and get to know your neighbors. Lunch will be available for purchase from Edge Alley. There is no cost to attend.

The Front Porch will be closed all day today due to the threat of bad weather.

Higher Learning will be the featured film in the 15 Film Series at Clayborn Temple tonight. Free to attend, starts at 7 PM. Description: “John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood) has re-created the classrooms, frat parties, financial aid offices, rec. rooms, dorm rooms, track, field, and cafeterias of the modern college campus to tell three separate stories about three different people that are at once commonly experienced and uniquely their own.”

The Beale Street Cigar Festival happens this Saturday at Handy Park, 1-7 PM.

Wiseacre Brewing Co. celebrates its fourth birthday weekend September 7-9. Karaoke Thursday, hosting the Broad Avenue 5K with Jack O & The Tearjerkers Friday. Saturday there will be a Petit Four pairing with their noon tour, a hop pint tour at 2, and DJ Damp Velour in the evening. Two specialty throwback beers on tap each night (more on Saturday) along with their regular and seasonal offerings.

Back at lunchtime with more news.