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VOL. 133 | NO. 25 | Friday, February 2, 2018

Events

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The Broad Avenue Arts District hosts First Friday: Sweet Street, a special night to shop and sample sweets, on Friday, Feb. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pick up a $5 punch card from any participating shop, enjoy sweet treats while shopping at each store, then drop the punch card into a drawing for a basket of Broad Avenue goodies. Visit broadavearts.com for details.

Opera Memphis will present Rossini’s comedy “The Italian Girl in Algiers” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, at 7:30 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Visit operamemphis.org.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St., for performances Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, at 8 p.m., along with a matinee featuring a different program line-up Saturday at 2 p.m. The performances feature contemporary dance works that touch on timely topics, plus the classic “Revelations,” Ailey’s masterpiece that explores grief and joy. Tickets start at $39. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for details.

The Pink Palace Museum will exhibit “Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama” Saturday, Feb. 3, through May 6 at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. Spectacular finds at the pre-Columbian cemetery of Sitio Conte in Central Panama shed light on a mysterious and complex society that thrived there more than 1,000 years ago. Visit memphismuseums.org.

The CTI 3D Giant Theater at the Pink Palace Museum kicks off Sci-Fi Movie Month with screenings of “Flash Gordon” (1980 version) Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4, at 4 p.m. at 3050 Central Ave. Visit memphismuseums.org for a full list of the month’s screenings.

Memphis Botanic Garden hosts Winter Garden Games Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Children and families can meet Memphian and Team USA bobsledder Sable Otey; enjoy hockey and figure skating demonstrations; and take part in indoor games, with medals awarded for completing the activities. Admission is $5 for MBG members and $10 for nonmembers; no registration required. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com for details.

Vocal play group Naturally 7 will perform as part of the Orpheum Theatre’s 2017-18 On Stage at the Halloran series Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Tickets are $35. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for tickets and a series schedule.

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