Kiwanis Club of Memphis will hold its annual holiday celebration, featuring the Swing Time Explosion: Big Band Holiday Show, Wednesday, Dec. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

Madonna Learning Center will present its annual Christmas play Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Cost is free; donations accepted. Visit

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold its In the Mix “Rumba All the Way” after-hours holiday mixer Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rumba Room, 303 S. Main St. Cost is free; registration is required. RSVP to or call 543-3524.

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host the Branch Band Christmas concert Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 8161 Germantown Road in Olive Branch. Visit

AARP Cordova chapter will hold its holiday party Thursday, Dec. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at Rafferty’s, 505 N. Germantown Parkway. Members and guests are welcome. Email

The Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Thursday, Dec. 19, at noon in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board will meet Thursday, Dec. 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW board room, 220 S. Main St. Visit

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Art After Dark Thursday, Dec. 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The event will include music by Hattiloo Theatre, a cash bar, and a 7 p.m. tour of the “Ashe to Amen” exhibit. Cost is $7. Visit

The Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host “Inside Sounds Presents an Evening of Acoustic Blues” Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The concert will feature David Evans, Daddy Mack, Wally Ford, Eddie Dattel and more. Tickets are $15. Visit

The Orpheum Theatre will host NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Hosts Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell will be joined by Memphis musician Carla Thomas during the “Not My Job” segment. Buy tickets at