VOL. 128 | NO. 229 | Friday, November 22, 2013
The 2013 Memphis International Jazz Festival will be held through Sunday, Nov. 24, in Downtown Memphis and the South Main Historic Arts District. Visit memphisinternationaljazzfestival.com for a lineup.
The Memphis Zoo will present Zoo Lights on select nights Friday, Nov. 22, to Dec. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. The event will include light displays, live reindeer, ice skating, a Ferris wheel, camel rides and more. Tickets are $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers; some activities cost an additional fee. Visit memphiszoo.org.
Playhouse on the Square will present “Peter Pan” Friday, Nov. 22, through Jan. 5 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.
The Downtown Memphis Commission and the Memphis Redbirds will hold the annual “Flip the Switch” tree-lighting party Friday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. in Rockeyfeller Center in AutoZone Park, 200 Union Ave. The event will include live music, caroling, hot chocolate and more. Visit downtownmemphis.com.
Graceland will hold its annual holiday lighting ceremony Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Graceland Visitors Center, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Chip Esten of ABC television series “Nashville” will flip the switch. Cost is free. Visit elvis.com.
David Lusk Gallery will host an opening reception for “Arcadia” by Nancy Cheairs Friday, Nov. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 21. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host Theatre Tout a Trac, presenting “Pinocchio,” Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and the Delta Sigma Theta Memphis Alumnae Chapter will hold “Home for the Holidays: A Housing and Economic Empowerment Collaborative” Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Road. The event will include a small-business resource center, legal clinic, Homebuyer’s Corner, H.O.M.E. financial literacy and budgeting workshop, and more. Visit memphisalumnaedst.org.
The Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College will host a jazz concert by the George Coleman Quartet featuring Harold Mabern Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. Tickets are $20. Visit alumni.rhodes.edu/colemanquartet for details.