VOL. 131 | NO. 230 | Thursday, November 17, 2016
Black Lives Matter Memphis Chapter will hold a North Memphis community forum Thursday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Hollywood Community Center, 1560 N. Hollywood St. The conversation on criminal justice, education and jobs kicks off BLM Memphis’ neighborhood community forum series. Visit facebook.com/blmmemphis for details.
Nutcracker Ballet Ensemble & School will perform “Nut ReMix” with special guest Charles “Lil Buck” Riley Friday through Sunday, Nov. 18-20, at the Cannon Center, 255 N. Main St. The show is a new take on Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” set on Beale Street, with music performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band. Visit newballet.org for times and tickets.
Downtown Memphis Commission will ring in the holiday season with the Downtown Memphis tree-lighting party Friday, Nov. 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and Peabody Place. Called “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” the party will include the lighting of the 30-foot Christmas tree and other decorations, caroling by Downtown Elementary students, live music, holiday activities and more. Cost is free. Visit downtownmemphis.com.
Memphis College of Art’s 66th annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, in Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave. Get first pick of local artwork at the Preview & Purchase Party Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. ($25 admission), or enjoy the open marketplace and local food trucks Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (free admission). Visit mca.edu for details.
Memphis Botanic Garden’s Cider Smash Campfire Party will be held Friday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Come out for a cozy campfire for the whole family – includes a cider press to smash apples into homemade hot-spiced cider, an apple seed to grow at home, hot dogs, s’mores and drinks. Reservations required; buy tickets at memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 901-636-4131.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host An Evening With George Winston Friday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Winston’s concerts showcase a variety of styles, including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano and stride piano. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned-food donation. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
David Lusk Gallery will hold an opening reception for Maysey Craddock’s “Unfolding Shores” Friday, Nov. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 97 Tillman St. Visit davidluskgallery.com.