Thru Jan 2: Starry Nights. More than one mile of twinkling exhibits and a million LED lights put the magic into the holiday season. Mon (no-car night) 6–10p, Tue–Thu 6–10p, Fri–Sun 6–11p, $20 per car. Shelby Farms Park, 767-PARK, starrynightsmemphis.org. Thru Jan 2: Zoo Lights. Holiday activities extend to the Teton Trek exhibit, with live reindeer, pictures with Santa, carriage rides, spectacular light displays, and — all-new this year — an outdoor ice skating rink! 5:30–9p, nights vary, $7. Memphis Zoo, 333-6500, memphiszoo.org. Jan 6: Cooper Young Night Out. In Midtown’s historically hip district, restaurants and stores host live music, specials, and assorted cuisines. 1st Thursdays, 5–9p, free. 276-7222, cooperyoungnightout.com. Jan 7–9: Elvis Birthday Festivities. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll turns 76 amid celebrations, receptions, tributes, benefits, parties, dances, concerts, and more at Graceland and throughout the city. Free Nightly Meditation Garden walk-ups. 332-3322, elvis.com. Thru Jan 8: Graceland Holiday Display. Graceland lights up for the holidays, with interior and exterior decorations and a life-size Nativity scene. 332-3322, elvis.com. Jan 15: Memphis Brewfest’s Winter Warmer. Taste more than 50 seasonal beers from all around the world at this welcome respite from winter. 4–7:30p, $36. Memphis Central Station, 545 S. Main, memphisbrewfest.com. Jan 16: Alex Reuben’s Routes. This documentary, which explores folk dance in the American Deep South, is followed by a Q&A with the director. 2p, $8. Brooks Museum, 544-6208, brooksmuseum.org. Jan 16: St. Louis Cardinals Caravan. Cardinals players make their annual stop in Memphis to talk to fans about the upcoming baseball season and sign autographs. Free. AutoZone Park, 721-6000, memphisredbirds. Com. Jan 17: King Holiday. Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With choir and vocal performances, documentaries, arts and crafts for children — and don’t forget to bring a donation for the food drive! 8a–6p, $3, or $2 with canned good donation. Nat’l Civil Rights Museum, 521- 9699, civilrightsmuseum.org. Jan 20: Meet the Artists in 10 under 30. Meet artists who embody the future of Memphis art! From painting and printmaking to photography and craft art. 6–9p, $7. Dixon Gallery, 761-5250, dixon.org. Jan 22: Watoto Memphis Opening & Performances of Love Everybody. Watoto Memphis opens its doors at its new location in Downtown Memphis with performances of Love Everybody, a musical drama that chronicles the life and work of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta. 4p & 7p. 55 S. Main, 409-9892, watotomemphis.com. Jan 22: 10th Annual St. Jude Red Carpet Bash. Almost Famous plays this “Glam Rock” theme, black-tie optional benefit for St. Jude’s. 7p, $100. Hollywood Casino Tunica, 373-5051, stjude.org/redcarpetbash. Jan 28: Winter Campfire Under the Stars. Learn about the winter night sky with a cozy campfire, s’mores, hot dogs, and cider. 5–7p, $5 plus admission. Memphis Botanic Gardens, 636-4121, memphisbotanicgarden. Com. Jan 28: South Main Trolley Tour. Enjoy a trip on the Downtown trolley or stroll through the historic arts district as shops, restaurants, and art galleries open their doors, displaying unique art, merchandise, and cuisine. Every last Friday, 6–9p, free. South Main between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, southmainmemphis.org. Jan 29: Chocolate Fantasy. Sample some of the best chocolate in Memphis and enjoy games, entertainment, and silent auction to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee. 11a–5p, $18. Oak Court Mall, 683-6185, nkfwtn.org. Jan 29: Mystic Krewe of Pegasus Memphis Mardi Gras Ball. Food, drink, music, and fantastic costumes on display in a tableau-style show. This year’s theme is masquerade! 7p, $35. Memphis Central Station, 545 S. Main, 624-4677, pegasusmemphis.com. Thru Jan 30: Memphis Zoo on Ice. Lace up your ice skates and zip to the zoo! The ice rink is open daily, 9:30a–4p, and on select nights that can be confirmed via the website. $6 includes skates, 333-6500, memphiszoo.org.
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