WKNO-TV will host Downton Abbey Tea for Three to celebrate the show’s season three launch Saturday, Jan. 5, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the WKNO studios, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. The event will include a screening of the first hour of the new season and refreshments donated by John’s Pantry. Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Visit wkno.org or call 458-2521.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will present the State of the City address at the Kiwanis Club of Memphis meeting Wednesday, Jan. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is $18 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhodes College and Christian Brothers University will commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Spain Auditorium at CBU, 650 East Parkway S. Civil rights activist Ann Sullivan will speak, and the Memphis Police Department Peacemakers will sing. Visit rhodes.edu or cbu.edu.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will hold screenings of the British Arrows Awards Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the museum, 1930 Poplar Ave. Tickets, which include admission to Brooks’ Mod Party from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., are $25 for members of the museum or the Memphis Advertising Federation and $30 for nonmembers. Additional screenings are Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Visit brooksmuseum.org.
Rhodes College and Christian Brothers University will host a day of service, part of the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration series, Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. at 1 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom at Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu or cbu.edu.ted. Visit wkno.org or call 458-2521.
POTS@TheWorks will present “The Left Hand Singing” Friday, Jan. 4, through Jan 27 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
Germantown Performing Arts Centre will host the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s performance of “Cinderella” Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
Christian Brothers University will host an opening reception for the Mid-South Woodturners Guild’s woodturning collection Friday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery in Plough Memorial Library on the CBU campus, 650 East Parkway S. The exhibit runs through Feb. 3. Visit cbu.edu or midsouthwoodturners.com.
Eclectic Eye will host an opening reception for Faces by Cornelius Carter Friday, Jan. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in its showroom, 242 S. Cooper St. Carter’s impressionistic paintings depict 19th and 20th century pop and music icons. It runs through Feb. 27. Visit eclectic-eye.com.
Gallery Ten Ninety One will hosts the exhibit “A Minute and a Half of Summer: Ninety Miniatures by Mary Norman,” at the gallery, 7151 Cherry Farms Road in WKNO Digital Media Center, through Jan. 17. Call 458-2521.