The Orpheum Theatre will hold its Holiday Open House Friday, Dec. 20, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Doors open at 10 a.m., and highlights include a concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at noon, a screening of “Miracle on 34th Street” at 2 p.m. and a presentation by “Memphis Movie Theatres” author Vincent Astor at 4:30 p.m. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for a complete schedule.
The Gavel Club of Memphis will hold a Dutch treat lunch Friday, Dec. 20, at 11:30 a.m. in the Holiday Inn University of Memphis Medallion Room, 3700 Central AveCall Bob Gray at 494-8639.
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP will host a seminar on the importance of copyrights in commerce and the economy, as well as the basic concepts of copyright laws, Friday, Dec. 20, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Memphis Bar Association office, 145 Court Ave. Cost is free except for attorneys seeking CLE credit. Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 537-1000.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a book-signing with Robert Gordon, author of “Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion,” Friday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Home for the Holidays concert Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The Memphis Symphony Chorus and soloist Wendy Moten will join the orchestra. Tickets start at $15. Visit memphissymphony.org.
Playhouse on the Square will host a Four Seasons Cocktail Series happy hour Saturday, Dec. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. The event will include guided tours of the theater, including areas off limits to the public. Cost is free; donations benefit Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
The Orpheum Theatre will host Johnny Mathis’ Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Comedian Gary Mule Deer will take the stage between sets. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.
The Peabody will host a Christmas Day brunch Wednesday, Dec. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the hotel’s mezzanine, 149 Union Ave. Cost is $59 for adults and $22 for children ages 5 to 12. Visit peabodymemphis.com for a menu.