VOL. 131 | NO. 231 | Friday, November 18, 2016
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.
The Orpheum Theatre will present LeLand Gannt’s one-man show “Rhapsody in Black” Friday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. The show explores Gannt’s personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America. Recommended ages: 15+ for adult language and situations. Tickets are $15. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
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.
The Cotton Museum’s 10th annual Harvest Party will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, from 7 p.m. to midnight at The Warehouse, 36 G.E. Patterson. Guests will enjoy live music, dancing, Memphis food, silent auction and open bar at the museum’s biggest annual fundraiser. Buy tickets at memphiscottonmuseum.org.
Tennessee Shakespeare Company will host The Shakespeare Brunch Sunday, Nov. 20, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club, 650 S. Shady Grove Road. Enjoy an elegant brunch buffet, cash bar and an abbreviated reading of “The Winter’s Tale.” Tickets are $40 and include the buffet and reading. Visit tnshakespeare.org.
GPAC Youth Symphony will perform its winter concert Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. The concert will feature students from the Mozart String Ensemble, Mendelssohn String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.