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Opera so­prano Kallen Espe­rian, vo­cal­ist Su­san Mar­shall and classical gui­tarist Lily Af­shar per­form at Paw Prints 2011, the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Mem­phis & Shelby County fundraiser, at the Mem­phis Botanic Gar­den. The party also will in­clude live and silent auc­tions. 7-11 p.m. 750 Cherry Road. Tick­ets: $100 per per­son and $150 per cou­ple in ad­vance, or $100 per per­son and $200 per cou­ple at the door (mem­phishu­; call (901) 937-3900. want to miss a spe­cial 25th an­niver­sary pre­sen­ta­tion of “The Phan­tom of the Opera,” in a pro­duc­tion that was filmed live on­stage at Lon­don’s Royal Al­bert Hall. (The screen­ing re­peats at 7:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day.)

1 p.m., Par­adiso. Tick­ets: $20. Visit


Lo­cal play­wright Ty­rone Terry presents his in­spi­ra­tional, gospel mu­sic-filled pro­duc­tion about a wo­man’s strug­gle with breast can­cer, “Press­ing On,” at Fayette-Ware High School. The event is a ben­e­fit for the Bap­tist Women’s Di­rected by Univer­sity of Mem­phis law pro­fes­sor Daniel Kiel, “The Mem­phis 13” is a new doc­u­men­tary that chron­i­cles the story of “some of the civil rights move­ment’s small­est pi­o­neers,” the first-graders who were the first stu­dents to de­seg­re­gate Mem­phis City Schools in 1961. The film fea­tures in­ter­views with mem­bers of all 13 fam­i­lies, as well as with some of the white stu­dents who wit­nessed the tran­si­tion. 6 p.m, Par­adiso, 584 S. Men­den­hall. Ad­mis­sion: free. Visit the­mem­

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