Beth Sholom Synagogue will present Acoustic Sunday Live!, featuring Jesse Winchester, Mary Gauthier, Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith, Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 6675 Humphreys Blvd. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Buy tickets at bsholom.org.
Overton Square will host the Sugar Plum Shindig Friday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Overton Square, at the corner of Madison Avenue and Cooper Street. The event will include a tree-lighting, crafts, music, and refreshments provided by Overton Square businesses and restaurants. Visit overtonsquare.com.
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host Cumberland Forest Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 8161 Germantown Road, in Olive Branch. The event will include crafts for kids, themed cabins, photos with Santa and a live Nativity. Admission is free; a donation of mittens or gloves is requested. Visit firstcpchurch.org.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will hold its Holiday Artist Market Sunday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Admission is free and includes access to Brooks’ galleries. Visit brooksmuseum.org.
The Metal Museum will host its holiday show and sale open house, and the opening reception for “Ha! Metalsmiths at Play,” Sunday, Dec. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. Admission is free. Visit metalmuseum.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Memphis Herb Society holiday market and gift shop Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Email Evelyn Mosley at email@example.com.
Healthy Shelby will launch its Safe Sleep initiative Monday, Dec. 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saint Andrew AME Church community life center, 1472 Mississippi Blvd. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will speak. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ULI Memphis, the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute, will host its 2013 Mid-South Real Estate Outlook Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Memphis Bioworks Foundation auditorium, 20 S. Dudley St. Cost is $65. Visit memphis.uli.org.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Emily Baker of the Germantown Library will present “How to Sell on the Internet.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will hold its 2013 networking reception Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost is free. RSVP to email@example.com.
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold its 7th annual holiday “friend raiser” Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at LRoss Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin Ave. Cost in advance is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $20. All attendees are also asked to donate a teddy bear. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
New Ballet Ensemble & School will present “Nut ReMix” Friday, Dec. 6, through Sunday, Dec. 8, at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. The performance is a traditional and modern take on “Nutcracker,” featuring ballet, hip-hop and African dance. Buy tickets at newballet.org.
Visible Music College will present the Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Show Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The concert will include traditional and contemporary Christmas music with special guests Sarah Simmons and the Neighborhood Christian Center Children’s Choir. Cost is free. Visit visible.edu.
Opera Memphis will present “The Christmas List” Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Clark Opera Memphis Center, 6745 Wolf River Parkway. Buy tickets at operamemphis.org.
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee will host its annual Christmas concert, featuring headliner John Angotti and friends, Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Gifts collected will go to the annual Gifts for God’s Children distribution. Visit ccwtn.org.
Gallery Ten Ninety One will host an opening reception for the Bartlett Art Association exhibit, featuring 80 pieces by local artists, Sunday, Dec. 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Road. Call 458-2521.
The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold a strategic planning meeting about the future of the arts in Tennessee on Monday, Dec. 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Visit tn.com/arts for more information.