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Making Memphis - Free Community Opening Day

Free Community Opening Day - Sponsored by Delta Dental

Sunday, March 03, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

The upcoming Pink Palace Museum Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community Memphis bicentennial exhibit is all about connecting Memphis communities. What better way to connect with communities than to kick off the exhibit with a free Community Opening Day.

Visitors on Free Community Day will also have the opportunity to tour the recently remodeled Pink Palace Mansion and watch the Clyde Parke Circus operate at 2:00 and 4:00.

The Community Opening Day will be Sunday, March 3 from noon to 5pm. Admission to the Making Memphis exhibit is free. The event will feature performances throughout the day highlighting Stax Music Academy, DanceVersify, a Bollywood dance group, Opera Memphis, Ekpe Abioto  African drumming and Playback Memphis performing an interactive one -hour theater performance about “Identity and Heritage” in Memphis, one of the exhibit themes.

Performances by:

Ballet Memphis

Ekpe Abioto 

Playback Memphis

Opera Memphis 


Stax Music Academy 

Inis Acla School of Iris Dance 

Wolf RiverPipes and Drums

There will be tables hosted by local organizations providing information about their mission, services and activities. Come visit with these groups:

Delta Dental

Memphis Public Libraries

Latino Memphis

City of Memphis Senior Centers

City of Memphis Community Centers

Stax Music Academy

Cooper Young Farmer’s Market

Christian Brother’s University

University of Memphis

Memphis Brand Initiative

Memphis in May

KROC Center

Urban Arts Commission

Chinese Historical Society

Lichterman Nature Center

Mallory-Neely and Magevney Houses


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