Talk Shoppe will hold a citywide networking party Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.

The Center City Development Corp. board will meet Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

Madonna Learning Center will present its annual Christmas play Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Cost is free; donations accepted. Visit madonna-learning.org.

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold its In the Mix “Rumba All the Way” after-hours holiday mixer Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rumba Room, 303 S. Main St. Cost is free; registration is required. RSVP to sevans@memphischamber.com or call 543-3524.

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host the Branch Band Christmas concert Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 8161 Germantown Road in Olive Branch. Visit firstcpchurch.org.

AARP Cordova chapter will hold its holiday party Thursday, Dec. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at Rafferty’s, 505 N. Germantown Parkway. Members and guests are welcome. Email fmyers912@yahoo.com for more information.

The Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Thursday, Dec. 19, at noon in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Art After Dark Thursday, Dec. 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The event will include music by Hattiloo Theatre, a cash bar, and a 7 p.m. tour of the “Ashe to Amen” exhibit. Cost is $7. Visit dixon.org.

The Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host “Inside Sounds Presents an Evening of Acoustic Blues” Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The concert will feature David Evans, Daddy Mack, Wally Ford, Eddie Dattel and more. Tickets are $15. Visit buckmanartscenter.com.

The Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will present “Fried Glass Onions: Memphis Meets The Beatles in Concert” Thursday, Dec. 19, at 8 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The concert will feature Charles Ponder, Matt Isbell, Dave Smith, Carolyn Griffey and surprise guests. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.