The Whitehaven Partnership will meet Friday, Jan. 10, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Whitehaven branch library, 4120 Millbranch Road. Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir, and representatives from the Memphis Police Department and other city agencies will discuss improving Whitehaven neighborhoods. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 345-3695.
The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University will host an opening reception for “Forged, Cast, and Fabricated,” featuring work by Metal Museum staff members and apprentices, Friday, Jan. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery, 650 East Parkway S. Visit metalmuseum.org.
David Lusk Gallery will host an opening reception for Lynn McCarty’s “Free Flow” and John Torina’s “The Spirit’s Hammer” exhibits Friday, Jan. 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. Both exhibits are on display through Feb. 1. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
Ballet Memphis School will host open houses for prospective students of all ages and levels Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the school, 7950 Trinity Road. Visit balletmemphis.org.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present “Elvis Birthday Pops!” featuring the Terry Mike Jeffrey Band, Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Buy tickets at memphissymphony.org.
Gallery Ten Ninety One will host a reception for its “Celebrate the Center for Southern Folklore” art exhibit Sunday, Jan. 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. Call 458-2521.
Italian Winterfest 2014 will be held Sunday, Jan. 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The event will include food, wine, traditional Italian music and live auction. Tickets are $40; proceeds benefit the Catholic Education Scholarship Fund and Ave Maria Home. Buy tickets at avemariahome.org.
Luna Nova New Music Ensemble will be in concert Sunday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University St. Cost is free. Visit lunanova.org.
The Tennessee Arts Commission will hold a strategic planning public meeting Monday, Jan. 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stax Museum for American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. A panel will discuss how arts can impact economic development and educational success in Tennessee communities. Visit tn.com/arts for details.