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Chefs, stilettos, comedy and funk

The Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Delta Fine Arts, Education and Cultural Center present their signature event – Cater to You: A Gentleman's Way – on June 16 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum Exhibit Center, 3050 Central Avenue.

The event is an effort to provide scholarships to deserving, college bound inner city youth, as well as free arts and cultural programming to the Memphis community.

The evening will feature gourmet dishes prepared by amateur male chefs. Political leaders, pastors, entertainers, business owners and members of the corporate workforce are donating their time to support a worthwhile cause. Each chef will be judged on originality, taste and presentation. Guests will judge each dish and will designate one of the participants as Memphis' Best Gourmet Gent People's Choice.

Live entertainment will provide a spirited anchor, with Jamille Hunter the special musical guest. During the course of the evening, an original art piece will be spontaneously created and then auctioned to the highest bidder.

The night also includes a silent auction and will conclude with guests receiving a commemorative souvenir.

Oh yeah, I'm the host.

Tickets are $60 and can be obtained by contacting Sheretta Dobbins, 901-230-1430, or Adrienne Dobbins, 901-603-9003. For more information, contact Genarda Wright, 901-356-0061, or Qadriyyah Debnam, 901-483-1839.

Stilettos & Sandals

High energy and fun filled fits the bill in describing Stilettos & Sandals after Sunset, an OPUS Entertainment Group event set for June 23 at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave.

The show features songstress Avery Sunshine,"Def Jam" comedian Lester Bibbs, and comedian V-Mack. On the wheels is DJ Jeff Lee! It is set to run from 7 p.m. - until, benefiting the Memphis Food Bank backpacks for underprivileged kids in the Mid-South.

Single tickets are $35, and advance tickets $25 with 6 canned goods or backpack donation. Reserved tables are $500 for a table of eight, including tickets, auction coupons and complimentary VIP Buffet. Also, you can purchase $15 VIP Buffet tickets from Nikki Catering or in advance for $10.

Don't miss the sharpest Stilettos in the House Award!

An after-party will follow the show with DJ Jeff Lee. For tickets, visit minglewoodhall.com/calendar. VIP tables and buffet can be purchased by calling 901 650-2986.

Dave Chappelle at the Orpheum

Comedian Dave Chappelle is on his way to Memphis to perform at the Orpheum next Tuesday (June 12) at 7 p.m. I know you've seen him on "Comedy Central" on his kind of short-lived but very funny television show "Chappelles Show."

Well, that show only lives in reruns, however, if you're a Chappelle fan, you're sure to enjoy this guy in person. And so will others, even though it has short notice.

Tickets are available at the Orpheum box office, 203 S. Main Street, Orpheum-memphis.com, livenation.com or by phone at 901-525-3000.

Bartlett Comedy Spot

He starred along with Halle Berry in the movie "B.A.P.S" and on tour,

Comedian Pierre, who starred along with Halle Berry in the movie "B.A.P.S will be performing at the Bartlett Comedy Spot for four big shows this weekend (June 8-9). Come and get your laugh on at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Admission: $10. The Bartlett Comedy Spot is located at 5709 Raleigh-Lagrange. For more details, call 901-590-3620

Funk Fest

The Funk Fest is now one BIG day of funk, Saturday, June 16. It's going to feature Frankie Beverly and Maze, Charlie Wilson, El Debarge, Cameo and Slick Rick – all on one stage and all in one night, starting at 6 p.m. at the Mud Island Amphitheatre.

Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets and at ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 704-510-0539 or visit www.funkfest2012.com.

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