The 54th AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic, featuring Iowa State University vs. University of Tulsa, will be held Monday, Dec. 31, at 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. The Temptations will perform at halftime. For a list of bowl week events, visit

The Peabody will hold its annual New Year’s Eve party Monday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the hotel, 149 Union Ave. Entertainment includes Lord T & Eloise, Seeing Red and DJ Mark Anderson. Cost is $45. Tickets to the VIP lounge are $150. Visit or call 529-4000.

Celtic Crossing will hold its second annual New Year’s Eve Midnight Masquerade Monday, Dec. 31, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the restaurant, 903 S. Cooper St. General admission is $5 at the door. The restaurant will also offer two packages with guaranteed seating, champagne and food, and a donation to the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County. Call 274-5151 for prices and reservations.

Flying Saucer will hold New Year’s Eve parties at its Memphis and Cordova locations Monday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. Kings of the Delta will perform at the Memphis location, 130 Peabody Place; cost is $10 for UFO Club members and $15 for nonmembers. Call 523-8536. The Impeccable Miscreants will perform at the Cordova location, 1400 N. Germantown Parkway; cost is free for UFO members and $5 for nonmembers. Call 755-5530.

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and Chandler Reports will hold the third Real Estate Road Show, a seminar about the growing portfolio of county-owned properties and how to buy them at tax sale, Thursday, Jan. 3, at 3 p.m. in the conference room at The Memphis Leadership Foundation, 1548 Poplar Ave. R.S.V.P. to or 432-4884.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a discussion and signing by Butch Odom, author of “Have a Blessed Day: A Year of Daily Devotionals from the Church Health Center,” Thursday, Jan. 3, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit

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 or call 458-2521.

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email

Leadership Memphis’ Gallery 363 will host an opening for nature photography by Dr. David Sloas Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the gallery, 363 S. Main St. Visit

The Circuit Playhouse will present “Ken Ludwig’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas” through Dec. 30 at Circuit, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit for times and tickets.

Playhouse on the Square will present “Annie” through Dec. 30 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit for times and tickets.

Germantown Performing Arts Centre will host Laura Schriner’s “Southern Impressions” art exhibit at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road, through Jan. 4 in the GPAC lobby. It will also host “The Art of Dance: Tripping the Light Fantastic in Oils and Photographic Imagery” through Jan. 4. Visit

POTS@TheWorks will present “The Left Hand Singing” Friday, Jan. 4, through Jan 27 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Visit for times and tickets.

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.