Agricenter International & Show Place Arena: 7777 Walnut Grove, 757-7777, agricenter.org. See website for complete listing. Art Museum of the University of Memphis: 142 Communication & Fine Arts Bldg, 678-2224, amum.org. Thru Jan 9: MFA Thesis Exhibition. Art Under a Hot Tin Roof: 117 S. Main, 522-4848, artunderahottinroof. Com. An unpredictable gallery with art for everyone. Art Village Gallery: 410 S. Main, 521-0782, artvillagegallery. Com. Permanent collection of Ephraim Urevbu’s work plus artist showcases from exotic lands. Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center: 3663 Appling, 385-6440, bpacc.org. Dec 3: It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Theatre, 8pm. Dec 17–20: A Tuna Christmas, bartlettcommunitytheatre.org. Beale Street: Between S. Main and Fourth, 526-0110, bealestreet.com, bealestreetmerchants.com. Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art: Pembroke Square, 119 S. Main, 523-ARTS, belzmuseum.org. Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library: 3030 Poplar, 415-2700, memphislibrary.org. Free unless noted. Dec 26: Africa in April Kwanzaa Celebration, 2–5:30pm, free. Bluesville at Horseshoe Casino Tunica: 525-1515, 800- 303-SHOE, harrahs.com. Dec 11: Brian Setzer Orchestra, 8pm. Brooks Museum of Art: 1934 Poplar, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org. Dec 6: Jazz Brunch & Artist’s Market, 11:30am–2:30pm. Dec 13: Light Festival, 4–6pm, free. Dec 17: Dinner and tour, 6pm. Thru Jan 3: And Exactly 20 Years: The Works of Greely Myatt. Thru Jan 10: Masterpieces from Museo de Arte de Ponce, 60 European paintings from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Thru Feb 28: Salt of the Earth: Photographs of the Farm Security Administration. Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center at St. Mary’s Episcopal School: 60 Perkins Extd, 537-1483, buckmanartscenter. Com. Dec 11–12: Children’s Ballet Nutcracker, 921-0388, balletchildren.com. Calvary & The Arts: Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second, 525-6602, calvarymemphis.org. Free noontime concerts followed by optional $7 lunch. Dec 2: Rhodes Singers. Dec 9: Christmas Pops. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts: 255 N. Main, 576- 1200, box office 576-1269, 800-726-0915, thecannoncenter. Com. See website for complete listing. Dec 1: Moscow Nutcracker Ballet benefits NAMI, 7:30pm. Dec 5: MSO: Home for the Holidays, 8pm. Dec 11: MSO: Orphanos Messiah, benefits Orphanos Foundation, 8pm. Dec 12: Kem & Laura Izibor, 8pm. Dec 19: Mary Mary, 8pm. Center for Southern Folklore: 119 & 123 S. Main, Pembroke Square, 525-3655, southernfolklore.com. A showcase of folk art, Southern music, and food. Thursdays & Fridays: Free Brown Bag Lunch Concerts, noon. Dec 12: Daddy Mack Blues Band, 9pm. Dec 26: Blind Mississippi Morris & Brad Webb, 9pm. Children’s Museum of Memphis: 2525 Central, 458-2678, cmom.com. Dec 12: Jingle Bell Rock with Santa, 10am– 1pm. Dec 31: New Year’s at Noon Junkanoo Parade. Thru Jan 10: Building Brainstorm explores the world of architects, designers, and engineers. Christian Brothers University: 650 E. Parkway S., cbu.edu. Dec 3: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7pm, free, 321-3390. Christian Brothers University Theater: 650 E. Parkway S., cbu.edu. Dec 4: CB Singers Holiday Concert, 7:30pm, free. 321-3990. Chucalissa Archaeological Museum: 1987 Indian Village, 785-3160, chucalissa.memphis.edu. Church Health Center: 1115 Union, 259-HOPE, churchhealthcenter. Org. Indoor walking track, heated pool, yoga, pilates, group exercise, racquetball and basketball courts, classes, and workshops. Circuit Playhouse: 1705 Poplar, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Thru Dec 20: The Seafarer. Thru Dec 22: The Toymaker’s Apprentice. Collierville–Main Street: 853-1666, mainstreetcollierville. Org. Dec 12: Outdoor Movie Night: The Polar Express, 5pm. Cooper Young Historic District: 276-7222, cooperyoung. Org. 1st Thursdays: Cooper Young Night Out, festive evening with live music, retail discounts, and restaurant specials, 5–9pm, free. Cossitt Library: 33 S. Front, 526-1712, memphislibrary.org. Free unless noted. Dec 7, 14: Computer class: resumes & applications and basic internet skills, 10am–noon. Dec 16: Christmas Concert with violinist Lila, 12:30–1:30pm. Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange: 65 Union, 531-7826, memphiscottonmuseum.org. Dance Works: 2117 Union, 452-8811, danceworksinc.org. Dec 12: 23rd Annual Students’ Work & Dances, 7pm, $12, SW TN Community College. D’Edge Art and Unique Treasures: 550 S. Main, 521-0054, d-edgeart.com. Contemporary folk and blues art and unique treasures. Thru Dec 31: George Hunt’s Picture the Blues. Disciple Design Gallery: 390 S. Main, 386-4299, disciple-design.com. Christian-based design firm and art gallery. Thru Dec 31: Passion, works by current and former employees. Dixon Gallery and Gardens: 4339 Park, 761-5250, dixon.org. Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Tours at Two, 2pm. Dec 2, 9, 16: Munch & Learn, noon. Dec 8–10: Holiday Cafe, 11:30am–12:15pm, $25, RSVP. Dec 17: Art After Dark, 6–8pm, RSVP. Thru Jan 17: “Lichtenstein in Process,” an intimate look into pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s working methods and studio practice. “Carry Me! Lucite Handbags from the Caryn Scheidt Collection,” more than 150 vintage handbags. Downtown Neighborhood Association: 527-DNA1, memphisdna.org. 3rd Thursdays: Public general meetings, Jan–Nov, 6:30pm social, 7pm program. Elmwood Cemetery: 824 Dudley, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery. Org. Dec 11: Lunch & Lecture: Early Shelby County Burial Grounds, noon, RSVP. Dec 12: Docent-led walking tour, 10:30am. Envision Memphis: Cadre Building, 149 Monroe, 521-8117, envisionmemphis.com. Fitness, leadership, and teambuilding programs, group classes, and more. Dec 10: Holiday Open House, 6–8:30pm, RSVP, $10. FedExForum: 191 Beale, 205-2525, fedexforum.com. Also see Memphis NBA Grizzlies. See website for complete listing. Fire Museum of Memphis: 118 Adams, 320-5650, firemuseum. Com. First Unitarian Church of the River: 292 W. Virginia, 526-8631, churchoftheriver.org. Dec 20: Annual Candlelight Service with Christmas music and the arrival of Santa Lucia, 4:30pm. Fountain Art Gallery: Chickasaw Oaks Plaza, 3092 Poplar, 458-7100, fountainartgallery.com. Contemporary, fine art by local Midsouth artists. Gallery Fifty-Six: 2256 Central, 276-1251, galleryfiftysix.com. Fine art and sculpture gallery. Dec 4–31: The Seriously Whimsical World of Rollin Kocsis; reception Dec 4, 5–8pm. Germantown Performing Arts Centre: 1801 Exeter, 751- 7500, gpacweb.com. Dec 12: New Ballet Ensemble: Nut ReMix, an urban Memphis story based on the traditional Nutcracker ballet, 2:30pm & 7pm. Dec 19: Holiday Concert with Germantown Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, 7pm. Dec 20: Youth Symphony Orchestra, 3pm. Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: 1720 Peabody, 272-7425, gslparish.org. Dec 14: Luna Nova Ensemble: Winter Concert, 7:30pm. Graceland: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, 332-3322, elvis.com. Greater Memphis Chamber: 22 N. Front, 543-3500, memphischamber.com. See website for schedule of meetings, mixers, and education events. Dec 17: Annual Chairman’s Luncheon, 11:30am, $200, Peabody Hotel, RSVP. Hannah Davis Gallery: 408 S. Front, Studio 105 (faces Huling), 523-9891. Southern-inspired art, folk, contemporary, and assemblage. Harbor of Health: 718 Harbor Bend, 522-1559, harborofhealth.com. Yoga, pilates, family fitness, cardio/strength, karate, kickboxing, and more. Harrah’s Event Center: Tunica, 800-303-7463, harrahs.com. Dec 4: Rob Thomas, 9pm. Harrell Performing Arts Theatre: 440 W. Powell, Collierville, 853-3228, harrelltheatre.org. Dec 11–20: Annie. Hattiloo Theatre: 656 Marshall, 502-3486, box office 525-0009, hattilootheatre.org. Dec 3–27: Black Nativity. Dec 5, 19: The Chocolate Bar, live concerts with wine and gourmet chocolate, 9pm–1am. IMAX Theater: Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. Thru Dec 31: Santa vs. the Snowman. Thru Mar 5: Under the Sea. Thru Nov 12, 2010: The Alps. Joysmith Gallery: 46 Huling, 543-0505, joysmith.com. African-American artists plus ancestral and contemporary art. Dec 5–Jan 2: Joyfullness, works by Brenda Joysmith. Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince, 767-7322, memphismuseums.org. Open year-round with selfguided trail backpacks and nature programs/exhibits. The Majestic Grille: 145 S. Main, 522-8555, majesticgrille. Com. Dec 6, 13, 20: Holiday movie classics on the big screen accompany special holiday menus, 7:30pm. Dec 19: Brunch with Santa, 10am–1pm. Dec 31: Majestic New Year’s Eve Dinner with ball-drop on the Majestic Screen. Malco Theatres: malco.com. Thru Dec 25: Wrapped with Love handmade movie-film bows to benefit St. Jude’s, $1 each at all Malco theaters. Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. Dec 1–31: Randy Parish and the Artists Group exhibit and sale. Dec 9: Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Evergreens, noon, $5. Memphis College of Art: 1930 Poplar, 272-5100, mca.edu. Works by students in all media. Dec 10: True Story Pictures film screening: The Music Interviews, 5:30pm, 274-9092. Memphis College of Art — On The Street: 338 S. Main, 272-5100, mca.edu. Works by students in all media. Thru Dec 19: BookEnviron: Memphis Artists’ Books as Shelter, Escape, Epiphany. Memphis NBA Grizzlies: FedExForum, 205-2640, grizzlies.com. Season runs Oct–Apr. Game time 7pm unless noted. Dec 4: Dallas. Dec 8: Cleveland. Dec 11: Oklahoma City. Dec 14: Boston. Dec 18: Indiana. Dec 20: Denver (3pm). Dec 22: Golden State. Dec 28:Washington. Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum: Inside FedExForum, 191 Beale at Third, 205-2533, memphisrocknsoul.org. Memphis Zoo: 2000 Prentiss Place, 276-WILD, memphiszoo.org. Thru Jan 2: Zoo Lights, a holiday celebration, 5:30–9pm, select nights. Midsouth Spay & Neuter Services: 324-3202, spaymemphis. Com. Thru Jan 1: Donate Your Dimes at Whole Foods Market to help “fix” the pet overpopulation problem. Minglewood Hall: 1555 Madison, 312-6058, minglewoodhall. Com. See website for performance schedules. Miss Cordelia’s Grocery: 737 Harbor Bend, 526-4772, misscordelias.com. Mississippi RiverKings Hockey: DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, 662-342-1755, riverkings.com. Gametime 7pm unless noted. Dec 4: Colorado (Teddy Bear Toss Night). Dec 6:Missouri, 3pm (MVPs area animal shelters). Dec 12: Bossier-Shreveport (special-occasion jersey auction). Dec 18: Rapid City (Military Night). Dec 29:Missouri. MPACT Memphis: 22 N. Front, 528-8340, mpactmemphis. Org. Visit website for meetings, networking events, lunches, happy hours, and more. National Association of Women Business Owners: 413-1315, nawbomemphis.org. 2nd Tuesdays: Educational workshops and mixers. National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry, 521-9699, civilrightsmuseum.org. Thru Dec 18: Legends Award Art Exhibit pays tribute to women whose work embodies the mission of the Women’s Foundation, wfgm.org. National Ornamental Metal Museum: 374 Metal Museum Dr, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org. Dec 6: Holiday Open House, 3–5pm, free. Thru Jan 31: Re-make/Remodel: permanent collection art with new art it inspired. New Daisy Theatre: 330 Beale, 525-8981, newdaisy.com. Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main, 525-3000, 800-982-2787, orpheum-memphis.com. Dec 2: R. Kelly, 7:30pm. Dec 5: Sexy Soul Tour, 8pm. Dec 11–13: Ballet Memphis: Nutcracker, 737-7322, balletmemphis.org. Dec 15–20: The Wizard of Oz. P & H Cafe: 1532 Madison, 726-0906, pandhcafe.com. Dec 12: Holiday Bazaar with creative works by local artists, noon–4pm. Painted Planet: 798 S. Cooper, 502-7668, paintedplanetart. Com. Local art and handcrafted jewelry that’s out of this world. Dec 11–31: From the Outside Looking In: Outsider Artists; reception Dec 11, 8–10pm. Palladio Art Gallery: 2169 Central, 276-3808, palladioantiques. Com. Original art by local artists. Peabody Memphis: 149 Union, 529-4000, peabodymemphis. Com. Dec 5, 6: Nutcracker Children’s Tea Party, 1–3pm. Dec 24: Christmas Eve Dinner, 6–10pm, 529-4188. Dec 25: Christmas Brunch 10am–2:30pm, 529-3668. Christmas Dinner 11am–10pm, 529-4199. Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Dinners: 5–11:30pm, 529-4199; 6–11:30pm, 529-4188. Pink Palace Museum: 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums. Org. Thru Dec 31: The Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees, Mon–Sat 9am–5pm, Sun noon–5pm, $5. Thru Mar 20: Ah, But It’s Cold Outside: display of winter coats and outwear through the 20th century. Playhouse on the Square: 51 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Thru Dec 2: The Santaland Diaries. Thru Dec 22: Narnia. Red Fish Gallery and Gifts: 356 N. Main, 577-1468, redfishgalleryandgifts. Com. Boutique and gallery with an eclectic collection of art, jewelry, and collectibles. River Workout: By the river at Greenbelt Park in Harbor Town, 488-7740. One-hour group fitness classes include strength, body toning, and cardio. Rivertown Gallery: 119 S. Main, 527-7573, rivertowngallery. Net. Independent, artist-operated fine art and gift gallery. Thru Dec 31: “Delta Blues” photography by Virginia Parks Williamson and Teresa Chumney. Shannon Lazek Personal Training: 634-7426, shannonlazek. Com. Group, private, and in-home personal training plus nutritional supplements. Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central, 320-6320, memphismuseums.org. Dec 6–Mar 13: Wonders of a Winter Night. Thru Dec 12: Autumn Nights, tour of the changing night sky for fall. Thru Jan 2: Star of Wonder, tour of the night sky for the holidays. Sierra Club (Chickasaw Group): First Thursdays: Public general meetings 5:30–7pm, Otherlands, 641 S. Cooper, 374-0582, firstname.lastname@example.org. South Main Association: 578-7262, southmainmemphis. Net. 2nd Tuesdays: Public information meetings, Jan–Nov, 6pm social, 6:30pm program. South Main Historic Arts District: Between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, southmainmemphis.net. Last Fridays: South Main Art Trolley Tour, shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late, 6–9pm. Saturdays May–Oct: Memphis Farmers Market, 7am–1pm, Central Station Pavilion, memphisfarmersmarket.org. Southland Park Gaming & Racing: I-40 & I-55, exit 279A, West Memphis, 870-735-3670, southlandgreyhound.com. St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral: 692 Poplar, 527-3361, Stmarysmemphis.org. Dec 8: Christmas at St. Mary’s with Rhodes Singers and College Brass Ensemble, 7:30pm. Stax Museum of American Soul Music: 926 E. McLemore, 942-2535, staxmuseum.com. Thru Apr 30: Still Life in Soul: Contemporary music photography explores resurgence in popularity of soul music; reception Nov 6, 7–10pm. Studio 1688: 497 N. Hollywood, 726-1688, blownfuseglass- art.com. Co-op gallery with changing exhibits. Classes and workshops available. Sue Layman Designs: 125 G.E. Patterson, Suite 103, 527-2872, suelaymandesigns.com. Original oil paintings and prints by Sue Layman. T Clifton Art Gallery: 2571 Broad, 323-2787, tcliftonart.com. Distinguishing art, artistic custom framing, hip location! Theatre Memphis: 630 Perkins Extd, 682-8323, theatrememphis.org. Dec 3–20: Souvenir, hilarious yet poignant story told by the accompanist of the illsinging Florence Foster Jenkins. Dec 4–23: Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. TheatreWorks: 2085 Monroe, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis. Org. Dec 3–5: Arts-A-Fire Youth Theater Troupe: The Me Nobody Knows, 948-9522. Dec 11–20: Voices of the South: Pre-sent Pres-ent 8, a holiday extravaganza, 229-0359, voicesofthesouth.org. University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music: 3775 Central, 678-5400, memphis.edu/music. All times 7:30pm, free, unless noted. Dec 8: Symphonic Band: Mother Earth, $8. Dec 9:Wind Ensemble: Switched on Winds, electro-acoustic wind music, $8. University of Memphis Theatre: Studio Theatre, 3745 Central, 678-2576, memphis.edu/theatre. Dec 4, 6: Fences by August Wilson. Dec 5, 6: Blackbird by David Harrower. Uptown Neighborhood: 949-1309, uptownmemphis.org. USA Dance: dancememphis.com. Dec 31: New Year’s Gala with ballroom dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and nonalcoholic champagne, 9–11pm, Crossroads United Methodist, RSVP 853-1413. Visible School: 1015 Cooper, 381-3939, visibleschool.com. Dec 11: Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Show and Tour, 6:30pm tour, 7:30pm show, free. Wedding Shows: Dec 16: B.Y.O.G. (Bring Your Own Groom) Open House & Show, 6–9pm, free, RSVP, 1819 Madison, 368-6782, midsouthweddingshow.com. Wings Cancer Foundation: 100 N. Humphreys, 322-2984. One-third-mile Walking the Wings Labyrinth Garden open 24 hours daily for prayer, contemplation, and exercise. Woodard Photography Studio: 511 S. Main, 351-8201, terrywoodardphotography.com. Fine art photography and large format fine art prints. Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum: 680 Adams, 526- 1469, woodruff-fontaine.com. YMCA Fogelman Downtown: 245 Madison, 527-9622, ymca-memphis.org. New cardio equipment, group exercise classes, first commercial saline pool in Memphis, group swim lessons, and more. Dec 1–29: Dance lesson of the Month: East Coast Swing, every Tue & Thu, 8pm, $50/month.
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