The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a female business leader lunch Thursday, Dec. 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. The female-focused lunch brings various business leaders and up-and-coming leaders together to discuss challenges and opportunities, as well as serve as a brain trust to cultivate programs focused on women in business. To R.S.V.P., email Jeremy Park at email@example.com.
The Downtown Memphis Commission will discuss the first draft of the design guidelines and sign code for Downtown Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the MATA board room at Central Station, 545 S. Main St. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-0540.
The Memphis Investors Group will hold its monthly meeting and holiday party Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. A panel of experienced investors will discuss “How I Plan to Make Money in 2012.” Admission is free for first-time visitors and members. Repeat visitors pay $20. For more information, call 414-2729 or visit www.memphisinvestorsgroup.com.
The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club’s annual holiday celebration will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at TPC Southwind, 3325 Club at Southwind. The free social mixer will feature music, food, drinks, games and prizes, along with a silent auction that will benefit a local nonprofit. To R.S.V.P., email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Dec. 8.
The Tennessee Minority Development Council will hold a membership luncheon meeting Friday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Regions Bank, assembly room one, first floor, 6200 Poplar Ave. For more information or registration, contact Joyce Tabb at 830-8242 or email@example.com.
The New Ballet Ensemble & School will present “Nut ReMix” Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. “Nut ReMix” is Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” reconfigured with ballet, hip-hop, flamenco and African dance. Tickets are $15, $25 and $35. For tickets, call 751-7500 or visit www.gpacweb.com.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Orphanos Foundation will present Handel’s “Messiah” Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The performance will fund three special performances for students from inner-city and jubilee schools. Tickets range between $15 and $25. For tickets, visit www.memphissymphony.org.