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VOL. 6 | NO. 52 | Saturday, December 21, 2013


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Playhouse on the Square will host a Four Seasons Cocktail Series happy hour Saturday, Dec. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. The event will include guided tours of the theater, including areas off limits to the public. Cost is free; donations benefit Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.

The Orpheum Theatre will hold its Holiday Open House Friday, Dec. 20, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Doors open at 10 a.m., and highlights include a concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at noon, a screening of “Miracle on 34th Street” at 2 p.m. and a presentation by “Memphis Movie Theatres” author Vincent Astor at 4:30 p.m. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for a complete schedule.

The Gavel Club of Memphis will hold a Dutch treat lunch Friday, Dec. 20, at 11:30 a.m. in the Holiday Inn University of Memphis Medallion Room, 3700 Central Ave. Entertainment will be provided by Betty Dawson and friends. Call Bob Gray at 494-8639.

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP will host a seminar on the importance of copyrights in commerce and the economy, as well as the basic concepts of copyright laws, Friday, Dec. 20, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Memphis Bar Association office, 145 Court Ave. Attorney Bill Parks will lead the session. Cost is free except for attorneys seeking CLE credit. Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. Email bparks@wyattfirm.com or call 537-1000.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a book-signing with Robert Gordon, author of “Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion,” Friday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

Memphis Pink Palace Museum will present “The Magic of Science: Holiday Edition” Saturday, Dec. 21, at noon in the museum’s Discovery Theater, 3050 Central Ave. The family-friendly program will include physical science demonstrations that capture the spirit of the season. Cost is $4.75 for adults and $4.25 for children and seniors. Visit memphismuseums.org.

Blind Bear Speakeasy will hold a second anniversary party Monday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m. to Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 2 a.m. at Blind Bear, 119 S. Main St. The event will include live music, drink specials and giveaways. Visit blindbearmemphis.com.

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host its Christmas Eve candlelight service Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. at the church, 8161 Germantown Road in Olive Branch. Visit firstcpchurch.org.

Paulette’s will hold a Christmas Eve dinner Tuesday, Dec. 24, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the restaurant, 50 Harbor Town Square, inside River Inn of Harbor Town. Visit riverinnmemphis.com for a menu; call 260-3300 for reservations.

The Peabody will host a Christmas Day brunch Wednesday, Dec. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the hotel’s mezzanine, 149 Union Ave. Cost is $59 for adults and $22 for children ages 5 to 12. Visit peabodymemphis.com for a menu; call 529-3668 for reservations.

Capriccio Grill will host a Christmas Day dinner Wednesday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the restaurant inside The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Cost is $55. Visit peabodymemphis.com for a menu; call 529-4199 for reservations.

Eighty3 will offer a four-course Christmas Day prix fixe menu Wednesday, Dec. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the restaurant, 83 Madison Ave. Visit eighty3memphis.com for a menu and reservations.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Home for the Holidays concert Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The Memphis Symphony Chorus and soloist Wendy Moten will join the orchestra. Tickets start at $15. Visit memphissymphony.org.

The Orpheum Theatre will host Johnny Mathis’ Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Mathis will perform his greatest hits and holiday favorites, and comedian Gary Mule Deer will take the stage between sets. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.

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