Ballet Memphis will perform “The Nutcracker” Friday through Sunday, Dec. 15-17, at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. The production features more than 100 professional dancers, children, musicians and vocalists. Tickets start at $10. Visit

Graceland hosts a holiday concert weekend featuring three festive live concerts Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16, at the Graceland Sound Stage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex on Elvis Presley Boulevard. Single-concert tickets and packages are available. Visit

The National Urban Professional Baseball League will be hosting a Player’s Ball to introduce the 2018 Millington team Friday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Millington, 5090 Copper Creek Blvd. Tickets are $50; seating is limited. Visit or call 972-546-8894.

Stax Music Academy presents “Merry Christmas, Baby: A Soulful Holiday Concert,” Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Concert Hall in the University of Memphis’ Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, 3775 Central Ave. Adult tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door; children 12 and younger get in for $5. Visit or call 901-946-2535, ext. 250, for advance tickets.

Christmas in Collierville, a series of Saturday events celebrating the season, wraps up Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Collierville Town Square, 125 N. Rowlett St. Take a carriage ride; visit Santa (until 2 p.m.); meet actress Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life” (3 p.m. to 4 p.m.), and more. All activities are free. Visit for details.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host Date Night at Holiday Wonders at the Garden Saturday, Dec. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Bring your date to the outdoor holiday show, then wander over to the Ikea Outdoor Lounge for beverages and other concessions. Visit for tickets.

The Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker will be performed Saturday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. The production features more than 150 Children’s Ballet Theater students ages 3-18 and Tennessee Ballet Theater professionals. Visit

Novel will host “The Sea of the Dead” author Barry Wolverton for a discussion and signing Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit