VOL. 6 | NO. 48 | Saturday, November 23, 2013
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 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.
The Methodist Healthcare Foundation Cancer Center Luncheon will be held Friday, Nov. 22, at 11:45 a.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Actress Sally Field is the keynote speaker. Tickets are $125. Visit methodisthealth.org/cancerluncheon for details.
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.
The Memphis Potters’ Guild will hold its annual holiday show and sale Friday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Goldsmith Civic Center at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit thememphispottersguild.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. Charles “Chip” Esten of ABC television series “Nashville” will flip the switch. Cost is free. Visit elvis.com.
Memphis College of Art will hold its 64th annual Holiday Bazaar Friday, Nov. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave. Admission is free. Tickets for a preview hour Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. are $20 and include champagne and an MCA tote. Visit mca.edu.
The Academy for Youth Empowerment will host its 16th annual holiday festival parade Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m., starting at Southland Mall in Whitehaven, traveling north on Elvis Presley Boulevard and ending at Craft Street near Graceland. The event will include school bands and step teams, performances by local artists and appearances by elected officials.
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that brings together Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Rev. Rick Carr, executive director of JIFF (Juvenile Intervention and Faith-based Follow-up), will speak. Visit phelpssecurity.com.
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 of events and performances.
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.
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.
The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance will present “Polaroid Stories” Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. in the U of M Studio Theatre, 3745 Central Ave. Visit memphis.edu/theatre for tickets.
The University of Memphis Opera will present Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Concert Hall, 3775 Central Ave. Visit memphis.edu/music for tickets.
The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance will present “The Pillowman” Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. in the U of M Studio Theatre, 3745 Central Ave. Visit memphis.edu/theatre for tickets.
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 of the Bryan Campus Life Center at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. Tickets are $20. Visit alumni.rhodes.edu/colemanquartet for details.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea Sunday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
Memphis Black Arts Alliance will present the Jazz-A-Fire Ensemble on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the FireHouse Community Arts Center, 985 S. Bellevue Blvd. Attendees can bring their own instruments for a jam session during the second hour. Admission is $10. Email mbaafirehouse.gmail.com.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
The Rhodes College (Almost!) Christmas at St. Mary’s concert will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave. The 27th annual concert features the Rhodes Singers, women’s chorus, men’s chorus and BealeCanto. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.
The Orpheum Theatre will present “Stuart Little,” performed by the Dallas Children’s Theater, Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.