Beale Street will host the AutoZone Liberty Bowl parade Monday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m. on Beale, followed by the Bash on Beale pep rally at 5 p.m. in Handy Park. The parade will include floats, and high school and university marching bands. Both events are free. Visit

The 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, featuring Mississippi State University and Rice University, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 3 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Visit

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host New Year’s Eve at First Church Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the church, 8161 Germantown Road in Olive Branch. Events include games, food and fellowship from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., a worship service at 11:30 p.m., and Holy Communion at midnight. Visit

WKNO/Channel 10 will air a live, 90-minute broadcast from Beale Street on New Year’s Eve starting Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11 p.m. The broadcast will include music and the traditional countdown to the Hard Rock Guitar Drop at midnight. Visit

T.O. Fuller State Park will host its first hike of the year Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m., starting at the visitors center, 1500 Mitchell Road. The 4-mile hike along the Discovery Trail will include a birds of prey program during the break. Cost is free. Call 543-7581 or email

Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit for a list of activities.

Memphis Zoo will hold Happy Zoo Year ice-skating parties Thursday, Jan. 2, through Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. The parties celebrate the last week of the rink, with a different decade theme each night. Skating is $6; Ferris wheel rides are $5. Visit for details.

Playhouse on the Square will present “Almost, Maine” as part of the POTS@TheWorks series Friday, Jan. 3, through Jan. 26 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Buy tickets at

Germantown Performing Arts Center will present the Memphis Tenors, an ensemble of Memphis tenor saxophonists, as part of its Jazz in the Box series Friday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at