Oct. 2: Wine Under Wings. Wine tasting and military appreciation night includes unique wines, heavy hors d'oeuvres, military honors ceremony, and silent auction to benefit Navy League Memphis programs. 7p, Wilson Air Center, 683-5350, navyleaguememphis.com.
Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4: Cooper-Young Night Out. Live music, retail specials, and assorted cuisine in Midtown's historically hip district. Every 1st Thu. 5–9p, free. 276-7222, cooperyoung.biz.
Oct. 2–5: Repair Days. Don't worry about a ding! Metalsmiths from across the country give repair estimates and do the repairs. Saturday is Family Fun Day, with hands-on activities, silent auction, and demos, all to benefit the Metal Museum. 374 Metal Museum Dr., 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.
Oct. 3–31: Wicked Ways Haunted House. A haunted warehouse full of zombies, crazy clowns, and cameras benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Fridays and Saturdays only, 7p, 160 Cumberland, 901-515-6649, facebook.com.
Oct. 3–4, 10–11, 17–18, 24–25, 31–Nov. 1: Spooky Nights. Haunted trail, headless-horseman hayrides, zombie laser tag, night hikes, pumpkin painting, and BOO! 7–10p, Shelby Farms Park, 767-PARK, shelbyfarmspark.org.
Oct. 4: Central Station 100th Anniversary. Train exhibits of all types, Railroad & Trolley Museum tours, Amtrak Exhibit Train, info booths, food trucks, and entertainment. 10a–5p, 545 S. Main, 590-3099, mrtm.org.
Oct. 4: Oktoberfest Memphis. Your ticket to Bavaria includes circus performers, live music, kids' games, commemorative glass stein, all-you-can-eat buffet, and all the beer you care to hoist, benefiting Grow Memphis. Noon–7p, High Cotton Taproom, 498 Monroe, 543-4444, highcottonbrewing.com.
Oct. 4: The Blues Ball. Celebrating 60 years of rock 'n' roll, 50 years of The Bar-Kays, and 50 years of The Beatles, with auctions, fireworks, award-winning cuisine, bountiful libations, and musicians unparalleled to benefit Memphis music organizations. 8p, Gibson Guitar Factory, 527-5683, memphischaritable.org.
Oct. 10: A Vintage Evening. Celebrate 10 years of Creating Aging Mid-South, with music by its most popular artists, signature dishes by celebrity chefs, and dancing for all ages. 7p, Annesdale Mansion, 272-3434, creativeagingmidsouth.org.
Oct. 10–12: Pink Palace Crafts Fair. A shopper's paradise, food lover's dream, child's fantasy, and family adventure. This juried, artisan event includes handmade fine art and crafts, live entertainment, artist demos, food, and children's rides. Fri–Sat 10a–6p, Sun 10a–5p, Audubon Park, 636-2362, memphismuseums.org.
Oct. 11: Broad Avenue Night Market. Fresh produce, food trucks, artisan market, music, and discount specials at galleries, restaurants, and specialty shops. 6–10p, 2487 Broad, 323-ARTS, broadavearts.com.
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Oct. 17–19, 24–26: Zoo Boo. From hayrides to candy stations to straw mazes, this spook-tacular Halloween event delights ghosts and goblins of all ages. 5:30–9:30p, Memphis Zoo, 276-WILD, memphiszoo.org.
Oct. 18: The Arc Mid-South Gala. Silent and live auctions, awards banquet, formal dinner, and entertainment to benefit individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities. 6p, Hilton Memphis, 327-2473, thearcmidsouth.org.
Oct. 18: The River Series Concert. Punk band Ex-Cult and lo-fi garage outfit Limes perform a river-scenic concert overlooking the marina to benefit The Maria Montessori School. 7p, Harbor Town Amphitheater, 740 Harbor Bend, 494-9716, facebook.com.
Oct. 18–19: Memphis Airshow. The world's most dynamic aerobatic performance takes to the skies with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Jet Demonstration Team. Shockwave Jet Truck, car show, parachute demo, Otto the Helicopter, and more. It's a fast time by land and air! 9a–5p, Millington Regional Airport, memphisairshow.org.
Oct. 24: Boo! Ball. Dress up, drink, and dance the spooky night away, with heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and plenty of ghastly surprises to benefit Pink Palace Museum. 7p–witching hour (midnight), Pink Palace Museum, 636-2362, memphismuseums.org.
Oct. 24–26: Holiday Market. Creative gifts for everyone on Santa's list, including handmade jewelry, gourmet food, fashions, and personalized accessories. Fri. 9a–9p, Sat. 9a–6p, Sun. 11a–5p, Agricenter Int'l, 662-890-3359, themarketshows.com.
Oct. 24–26: River Arts Fest. Art it up Downtown with a street celebration of original fine arts, Memphis music, and authentic Southern food. Hundreds of local artists and crafters, demos, hands-on activities, and culinary creations. Fri. 6–9p is free night. Sat. 9a–6p, Sun 9a–5p, South Main between Huling and Webster, riverartsmemphis.org.
Oct. 25: Costume Twilight Walking Tour. Costumed actors portray cemetery residents, including the famous, the notorious, and the cursed. Tours depart 4–5:30p, Elmwood Cemetery, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.
Oct. 25: Art on Fire! Gather on the lawn for a festive fall party that includes a roaring bonfire, food, live music, silent auction, live paintings, and surprise acts. 7p, Dixon Gallery, 762-5250, dixon.org.
Oct. 25: A Taste Around the World. DeJavu Restaurant chef Gary Williams hosts an extraordinaire benefit dinner and auction to benefit Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis. 3–6p, Kroc Center, 461-3412, hthmemphis.org.
Oct. 25: Flick-or-Treat Movie Night. Scare up your creepiest costume, grab a blanket or chairs, and lurch in for a double feature of fun. Treat stations, costume parade, adult spirits, and family frights before the movies. 6p, Botanic Garden, 636-4130, memphisbotanicgarden.com/flickortreat.
Oct. 26: St. Jude Garden Harvest Dinner. One-hundred-mile, family-style dinner with live and silent auctions, bluegrass music, cocktails, and a worthy cause. 3:30p, St. Jude Garden, 373-5051, stjude.org/harvest.
Oct. 28: Vine to Wine. Come to the Haunted Hall for a dreadfully delicious selection of wines and hors d'oeuvres. 6–8p, Botanic Garden, 636-4131, memphisbotanicgarden.com/flickortreat.
Oct. 30–Nov. 2: Indie Memphis Film Festival. Regional filmmaking from throughout the country brings a broad range of dynamic independent features, documentaries, and short films to venues throughout Midtown's Overton Square. 888-4128, indiememphis.com.
Oct. 31: Haunted Happenings. Spirited fun inside a haunted Victorian mansion, with candlelight tours and ghost stories at every turn. 7p–midnight, Woodruff-Fontaine House, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com.
Oct. 31: Memphis Masquerade. Black-tie gala set ablaze with sensory-provoking elements. Open bars throughout the mansion, food, entertainment, and an evening unparalleled to any other. 8p–1a, Pink Palace Museum, 207-6259, memphismasquerade.com.
Oct. 31, Nov. 28, Dec. 26: South Main Art Trolley Tour. Stroll through the historic arts district as shops, restaurants, and art galleries display unique merchandise, cuisines, and art. Every last Fri., 6–9p, free. Main between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, gosouthmain.com.
Nov. 1: Barnyard Ball. Yee-haw! Hoedowns, boots and buckles contest, thigh-slappin' music, and barn lofts filled with live- and silent-auction items to benefit Memphis Farmers Market Downtown. 4–7p, Central Station Pavilion at S. Front and G.E. Patterson, memphisfarmersmarket.org.
Nov. 1: Spirits with the Spirits. Party in the cemetery, with glasses raised and spirits rising in the storied dark. If you miss this, you’ll be sorry. Forever. 7p till the caskets close, Elmwood Cemetery, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.
Nov. 1: India Fest. Feel the heartbeat of India through its culture, food, sounds, traditions, and dance. Shop, savor, and engage with one of the world’s largest countries. 10a–6p, Agricenter Int’l, indiafestmemphis.org.
Nov. 2: Harbor Town Dog Show. Who let the dogs out? Woof! Woof! Canine contests, games, auctions, and fun a-bounding for owners and spectators alike to benefit the Humane Society of Memphis. Noon–4p, Harbor Town Nursery Park, 578-3566, harbortowndogshow.com.
Nov. 7: Curtain Up! Each room his its own vibe, with different things to taste, see, hear, and do to benefit live theater. 7–11p, Playhouse on the Square, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org.
Nov. 7: Art for Hope. Join featured artist Christy Ford for wine, music, and food to benefit Hope House. 5:30–9p, Junior League of Memphis, 3475 Central, 272-2702, hopehousememphis.org.
Nov. 7: Broad Ave. Fall Art Walk. Five blocks filled with music, dance, and exhibits by more than 40 artists. Libations available. 5–10p, free. Broad Ave., 323-2787, broadavearts.com.
Nov. 7: Sip Around the World Wine Tasting. Fine wines, music, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction benefit National Kidney Foundation of West TN. 7–10p, Botanic Garden, 683-6185, nkfwtn.org.
Nov. 8: Orpheum Auction. Heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet, open bar, and more than 400 items in live and silent auctions to benefit the future Centre for Performing Arts & Education. 6p, Orpheum Theatre, 529-4280, orpheum-memphis.com.
Nov. 8: Howl at the Moon. Live and silent auctions, music, food, beverages, and plenty to make tails wag to benefit Streetdog Foundation. 6–11p, The Warehouse, 409-5938, streetdogfoundation.com.
Nov. 8: James Beard Foundation Dinner. The best Midsouth chefs present a spread of delights that include a Made in Tennessee Tasting Reception, creative hors d'oeuvres, and a six-course menu. 6p, The Peabody, 529-4183, peabodymemphis.com.
Nov. 8: Adapt-a-Door Auction and Party. Old, adopted doors are given new life as works of art, coffee tables, wine chests, and whatever else creative minds envision to benefit Memphis Heritage. 7p, Howard Hall, 2282 Madison, 272-2727, memphisheritage.org.
Nov. 8–Dec. 13: Memphis Farmers Market Winter Market. Fresh produce, holiday creations, baked goods, meats and fish, sweet treats, artisans, and prepared foods, with more than 50 vendors, music, and family fun. Saturdays, 9a–1p, Central Station pavilion at S. Front and G.E. Patterson, memphisfarmersmarket.org.
Nov. 9: Outdoors Inc. Cyclocross Championship. The longest-running cyclocross bicycle race in the U.S. includes challenging off-road terrain and barricades that require dismounts and expert maneuvering. 9–11a, spectators free. Harbor Town Greenbelt Park, 482-5998, outdoorsinc.com.
Nov. 15: Rodin Family Day. View 51 bronze sculptures by French artist Auguste Rodin, make art projects, meet special guests, listen to live music, and watch art demos. 10a–2p, free. Dixon Gallery, 761-5250, dixon.org.
Nov. 15: Scandals & Scoundrels Walking Tour. Among the cemetery’s 75,000 residents are the famous and infamous. Sinners and saints. Mayors and madams. Each has a story to tell — and some don’t have happy endings. Meet the Memphis history makers. 10:30a, Elmwood Cemetery, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.
Nov. 15–Dec. 31: Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees. A Memphis tradition for children of all ages is filled with animated characters, model trains, decorated trees, and holiday magic to benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Pink Palace Museum, events.lebonheur.org.
Nov. 16: W.C. Handy Birthday Celebration. A blues party and awards ceremony celebrates the Father of the Blues and honors authentic Beale Street musicians. 6p, UofM Holiday Inn, 527-3427.
Nov. 18: Do Good With Food. Downtown Neighborhood Association's food drive for the Mid-South Food Bank parties for a cause with the Hostess of South Main at her unusual home and patio. 6p, cash donation or canned goods. 514 S. Main, memphisdna.org.
Nov. 20, 22, 23: British Arrow Awards. It's a jolly good time! The best of the UK's advertising ingenuity selected by ad execs from across the globe. Thu. 7p, Sat. & Sun. 2p, Brooks Museum, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org.
Nov. 21: Flip-the-Switch Party. Memphis launches the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony, live entertainment, hot chocolate, and hot cider. 4:30p, free. Beale and Rufus Thomas, 575-0540, downtownmemphis.com.
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Nov. 21–22: Memphis College of Art Holiday Bazaar. Unique holiday gifts and one-of-a-kind artwork and crafts by MCA students, faculty, staff, and alumni to benefit the scholarship fund. Fri. 6–9p, Sat. 10a–5p, free. 1930 Poplar, 272-5100, mca.edu.
Nov. 21–Dec. 28: Starry Nights. A Midsouth tradition with more than 1.5 million lights in the area's largest holiday light show and festival. Mistletoe village, petting zoo, campfire, and carols. Shelby Farms Park, 767-PARK, shelbyfarmspark.org.
Nov. 21–Dec. 30: Zoo Lights. New LED-lighting displays, Ferris wheel, Santa’s reindeer, magic shows, camel rides, ice skating, and the Polar Express Train. 5:30–9:30p on select nights, Memphis Zoo, 333-6500, memphiszoo.org.
Nov. 21–Jan. 8: Christmas at Graceland. Elvis welcomes the holiday season with spectacular lights, holiday displays, and special decorations that he originally displayed, both inside and outside the mansion. Flip-the-switch lighting ceremony is Nov. 21, 6:30p. Graceland, 332-3322, elvis.com.
Nov. 28: Peabody Holiday Tree Lighting. Santa Claus arrives to light the gigantic holiday tree in the lobby; local choirs perform holiday classics throughout the day; and the pastry team unveils this year’s sugary-sweet Christmas Village, 11a–7p, tree lighting 5p, free. Peabody Hotel, 529-4000, peabodymemphis.com.
Nov. 28–Dec. 30: Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard. Play in the snow, create winter crafts, enjoy games, watch a musical light show, and sip hot cocoa or spiced tea. Times vary, Botanic Garden, 636-4116, memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Nov. 29: Ballet Memphis Nutcracker Tea. A Victorian Christmas party with Nutcracker ballet characters, special performances, crafts, games, and silent auction. 2–3:30p, Peabody Hotel, 737-7322, balletmemphis.org.
Dec. 2: Elmwood Book Sale. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and authors of titles that are connected to the cemetery. 5:30p, free. Elmwood Cemetery, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.
Dec. 4: The Bar-Kays 50th Anniversary Gala. The culmination of a yearlong celebration of 50 years of sharing soul-stirring music with fans around the world. This star-studded gala benefits the band's "Fab Five" charities. 8p, Cannon Center, thebar-kays.com.
Dec. 6: St. Jude Marathon and 5K. Lace up your shoes for a Memphis Runners Track Club–sanctioned, Boston Marathon–qualifying race, followed by a fun-filled weekend to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 7:15am, AutoZone Park, 578-1582, stjudemarathon.org.
Dec. 7: Jingle Bell Ball. Youth enjoy age-appropriate holiday soirees — Children’s Cookie Party, Jingle Bell Rock, Mistletoe Mash, and The Holiday Dance — with all the magical trimmings of the season to benefit Memphis Charitable Foundation. Toddlers–eighth grade. 2–7p, Gibson Guitar Factory and The Peabody Hotel, 527-5683, memphischaritable.org.
Dec. 13: Memphis Farmers Market Holiday Market. Hoe! Hoe! Hoe! An end-of-the-season market with fresh produce, arts and crafts, music, and garden-fresh festivities. 9a–1p, Central Station Pavilion, S. Front & G.E. Patterson, memphisfarmersmarket.org.
Dec. 29: AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The SEC faces off against the Big 12 to determine who’s champ. Pregame buffet, Tiger Lane tailgating, and action on the gridiron. 1p, Liberty Bowl Stadium, 795-7700, autozonelibertybowl.org.
Dec. 31: Beale Street New Year’s Eve. Bury your blues and rock in a new year at the clubs along Memphis’s most celebrated street. Thirteen bands wail out in Handy Park, and the giant 10-foot Gibson guitar drops at midnight. 6p–till, Beale Street, 529-0999, bealestreet.com.
Beale Street: Between S. Main and Fourth, 529-0999, bealestreet.com, bealestreetmerchants.com. Home of the blues at the crossroads of rock 'n' roll. 4th Tuesdays thru Oct. 28: Hot Rods on Beale, 6–10p. Dec. 31: New Year's Eve on Beale, 5p–till.
Beale Street Landing: 251 Riverside at Beale, 312-9190, memphisriverfront.com. Oct. 3: Booksigning: "No Less Worthy" by Dorchelle Spence, 5:30–7:30p.
Bicycle Rides (helmets required): 1st & 3rd Saturdays thru Oct. 18: Bill's Downtown Bike Rides, 9a, Memphis Farmers Market Pavilion, memphisfarmersmarket.org.
Bridges: 477 N. Fifth, 452-5600, bridgesusa.org. Oct. 17: Gandhi–King Youth Conference, 8a–4p.
Brooks Museum of Art: 1934 Poplar, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org. One of the leading art museums in the American South. See website for full list of workshops, lectures, films, lunches, and programs. Wednesdays: Pay What You Can, 10a–4p. Thru Jan. 3: "Brooks Introduces: Whitten Sabbatini." Thru Jan. 11: "Recent Photography Acquisitions." Oct. 18–Jan. 18: "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt."
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School: 60 Perkins Ext'd, 537-1483, buckmanartscenter.com. Oct. 7: Scots Gaelic Siren Julie Fowlis, 7p. Oct. 24: Keigwin + Company Dance, pop culture fuses with high art, 8p. Thru Oct. 31: Levy Gallery: "Love Letter (to Light)," watercolors by Carla Lobmier; reception Sep. 27, 5:30–7:30p. Nov. 8: The Hunts, indie folk rising stars, 8p.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts: 255 N. Main, 576-1200, box office 576-1269, 800-726-0915, thecannoncenter.com. See Memphis Symphony Orchestra listing and Cannon website for complete schedule. Oct. 8: Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata, Memphis premiere, 7p, 206-7891, iyfusa.org. Oct. 11: The Epitome of Soul, Honoring Stevie Wonder, 8p. Oct. 18: Memphis Symphony Orchestra: "Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, 7:30p. Nov. 7: Jerry Lee Lewis, with Rick Bragg, 7p. Nov. 15: Memphis Symphony Orchestra: "Ride of the Valkyries," 7:30p. Nov. 21–23: New Ballet Ensemble: "Nut ReMix." Dec. 20: Memphis Symphony Orchestra: "Home for the Holidays," 2:30p & 7:30p. Dec. 28: Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, 5p.
Chucalissa Archaeological Museum: 1987 Indian Village, 785-3160, memphis.edu/chucalissa. Prehistoric American Indian archaeological site dates back to the 15th century. Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13: Volunteer Days, 9a–1p, drop in, no RSVP needed.
Church Health Center Wellness: 1115 Union, 259-HOPE, churchhealthcenter.org. Indoor walking track, heated pool, group exercise, racquetball and basketball courts, cooking and dancing classes, health education, workshops, seminars, diabetes and hypertension classes, yoga, and pilates.
Circuit Playhouse: 51 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Oct. 3–26: "The Fantasticks," a world of moonlight and magic. Nov. 28–Dec. 28: “Sanders Family Christmas,” stories to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone woven together with 25 feel-good Southern gospel Christmas favorites.
Cooper-Young Historic District: Cooper–Young Intersection, Midtown, 276-7222, cooperyoung.biz. 1st Thursdays: Cooper-Young Night Out, festive time with live music, retail discounts, and restaurant specials, 5–9p. Saturdays Year-Round: Farmers Market, 8a–1p.
Dance Scholars: Southwest TN Community College, 737 Union, 301-3262, dancescholarsinc.org. Dec. 13: Students' Works & Dances program, 7p. Jan. 4–15: New year enrollment period, 1738 Galloway; call for appointment.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens: 4339 Park, 761-5250, dixon.org. Private estate museum on 17 acres of formal and informal gardens. See website for workshops, lectures, classes, garden demos, and children’s events. Tuesdays & Sundays: Current exhibit curatorial tour, 2p. Wednesdays: Munch & Learn Lecture Series, noon. 3rd Thursdays: Art After Dark, galleries and gardens stay open until 8 p.m., with entertainment and cash bar. Thru Oct. 5: "Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal," the first major exhibition devoted to the American realist/Impressionist artist since his death in 1942. Thru Oct. 5: "Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100." Oct. 12–Jan. 4: "Portraits and Figures: Works by Joyce Gingold and Carl E. Moore" places austere and beautiful sculptural figures opposite graphic and colorful paintings for a contemporary take on the age-old examination of the human figure. Oct. 19–Jan. 4: "Rodin, The Human Experience," an exhibition of 51 works in bronze. Nov. 15: Family Day, 10a–2p, free.
Downtown Neighborhood Association: 521-9552, memphisdna.org. Oct. 28, Nov. 25: Monthly public information meeting every 4th Tuesday: 6p social, 6:30p program. See website for details.
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Elmwood Cemetery: 824 S. Dudley, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org. Historic 1852 grounds are the area's first garden-movement cemetery. Nov. 8: Tree Tour, 10:30a. Nov. 15: Scandals & Scoundrels Tour, 10:30a. Dec. 2: Elmwood Book Sale, 5:30p.
Evergreen Theatre: 1705 Poplar, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis.org. 2nd Fridays: FreakEngine Productions: “Rocky Horror Memphis” and Absent Friends, 11:30p, 864-5737, rockyhorrormemphis.com. Oct. 17–Nov. 2: Threepenny Theatre: “#blessed,” an original adaptation of “Tartuffe” by Moliere, facebook.com/iheart3pt.
Farmers Markets: Tuesdays thru Oct. 28: Church Health Center Wellness, 10a–2p, 1115 Union, churchhealthcenter.org. Wednesdays thru Oct. 29: Botanic Garden, 2–6p, 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. Thursdays thru Nov. 20: South Memphis Farmers Market, 10a–6p, 1400 Mississippi, 946-9675, somefm.org. Saturdays thru Oct. 25: Memphis Farmers Market Downtown, 7a–1p, Central Train Station Pavilion, S. Front and G.E. Patterson, memphisfarmersmarket.org. Saturdays Nov. 8–Dec. 13: Memphis Farmers Market Downtown, 9a–1p, Central Train Station Pavilion, S. Front and G.E. Patterson, memphisfarmersmarket.org. Saturdays Year-Round: Cooper-Young Community, 8a–1p, 1000 S. Cooper, 725-2221, cycfm.org.
FedExForum: 191 Beale, 205-1234, tickets: 800-745-3000, fedexforum.com. See website for complete events listing. Also see Memphis Grizzlies NBA and University of Memphis Tigers Basketball. Oct. 5: Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour, 7p. Oct. 31: Eric Church: The Outsiders World Tour, 7p, ericchurch.com.
Germantown Performing Arts Center: 1801 Exeter, 751-7500, gpacweb.com. Also see Memphis Symphony Orchestra listing. Oct. 4: Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, 8p. Oct. 19: Memphis Symphony Orchestra: "Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, 2:30p. Oct. 21: Art Savvy: The Guitar and Jazz, 7p, free. Nov. 16: Memphis Symphony Orchestra: "Ride of the Valkyries," 2:30p.
Hattiloo Theatre: 37 S. Cooper, 525-0009, hattiloo.org. Oct. 2–26: "The Convert," a young girl struggles to integrate her newfound Western faith with her closely held tribal traditions. Nov. 28–Dec. 21: “If Scrooge Was a Brother.”
Levitt Shell at Overton Park: 1930 Poplar, 272-2722, levittshell.org. Historic, open-air theater hosts entertainment under the stars. See website for complete listing. Thru Oct. 12: Fall Concert Series.
Library: Benjamin L. Hooks Central: 3030 Poplar, 415-2700, memphislibrary.org. See website for classes, workshops, and programs. Oct. 24, 25: Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, 10a–4p.
Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince, 767-7322, memphismuseums.org. Open year-round for self-guided trail backpacking and nature programs/exhibits. Tuesdays–Saturdays: Wild Lunch with the animal keepers, noon. 4th Saturdays: Trail Blazin' Volunteers, 9a–noon. Thru Nov. 21: Scarecrows! Life-size (and larger!) creations scattered about the grounds.
Memphis College of Art — Downtown: 477 S. Main, 272-5100, mca.edu. Thru Oct. 17: "The Art of Science 2014 Exhibition," pairing the best local artists with research scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Memphis Grizzlies NBA: FedExForum, 205-1234, grizzlies.com. Season runs Oct–Apr. Oct. 11: Atlanta, 7p. Oct. 17: Rio de Janeiro, 7p. Oct. 22: Cleveland, 7p. Oct. 24: Miami, 7p. Oct. 29: Minnesota, 7p. Nov. 3: New Orleans, 7p. Nov. 11: L.A. Lakers, 7p. Nov. 13: Sacramento, 7p. Nov. 15: Detroit, 7p. Nov. 17: Houston, 7p. Nov. 21: Boston, 7p. Nov. 23: L.A. Clippers, 5p. Dec. 5: San Antonio, 7p. Dec. 7: Miami, 5p. Dec. 9: Dallas, 7p. Dec. 12: Charlotte, 7p. Dec. 16: Golden State, 7p. Dec. 19: Chicago, 7pp. Dec. 22: Utah, 7p. Dec. 26: Houston, 7p. Dec. 30: San Antonio, 7p.
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum: Inside FedExForum, 191 Beale at Third, 205-2533, memphisrocknsoul.org. A comprehensive Memphis music experience. Tuesdays: Free admission for Shelby Co. residents w/ID, 2–7p. Thru January: "60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll."
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Memphis Symphony Orchestra: 537-2500, box office 537-2525, memphissymphony.org. Visit website for complete schedule. Also see "Cannon Center" and "Germantown Performing Arts Center." Oct. 24: "Magic Flute," 7:30p, Lindenwood Christian Church.
Mississippi RiverKings Hockey: Landers Center, Southaven, MS, 662-342-1755, riverkings.com. Season runs Oct.–Mar. Oct. 19: Knoxville, 3p. Oct. 24: Pensacola, 7p. Oct. 25: Knoxville, 7p. Nov. 2: Huntsville, 3p. Nov. 14: Columbus, 7p. Nov 15: Knoxville, 7p. Nov. 21: Louisiana, 7p. Nov. 29: Columbus, 7p. Dec. 5: Knoxville, 7p. Dec. 12, 13: Pensacola, 7p. Dec. 23: Huntsville, 7p. Dec. 26: Louisiana, 7p.
Opera Memphis: Clark Opera Memphis Center, 6745 Wolf River Pkwy, 257-3100, operamemphis.org. Oct. 9, 11: “Don Giovanni,” Mozart’s version of the Don Juan story, 7:30p, Germantown Performing Arts Center.
Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main, 525-3000, 800-982-2787, orpheum-memphis.com. "The South's Finest Theater." Thru Oct. 5: Broadway: "The Phantom of the Opera," thephantomoftheopera.com. Oct. 18–19: Widespread Panic, 8p. Oct. 25: "Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour," 7:30p, altonbrowntour.com. Oct. 28–Nov. 2: Broadway: "Once." Nov. 14: Family Series: "Schoolhouse Rock Live," academic subjects will never seem boring again, 6:30p. Nov. 15: Old Crow Medicine Show, marrying classical string arrangements and punk attitude, 8p. Nov. 21: Family Series: "Moses(es)," our relationship with leadership and the effects of migration on beliefs and customs, 6:30p. Nov. 22: Stephen Lang: "Beyond Glory," stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients, 8p. Nov. 25–30: “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” Dec. 12–14: Ballet Memphis: “Nutcracker.” Dec. 16: Country star Trace Adkins: "The Christmas Show 2014," 8p. Dec. 26, 27: "Cirque Dreams: Holidaze," an endless variety of imaginative, heart-pounding, gravity-defying feats, 8p.
Peabody Memphis: 149 Union, 529-4000, peabodymemphis.com. Historic Downtown landmark hotel. 1st Wednesdays: Master Taster’s Club wine tasting, 5–6:30p, Chez Philippe. Nov. 28: Holiday Tree Lighting, 5p, free.
Pink Palace Museum: 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. Exhibits include Memphis history, geology, and America's first self-service grocery store. Thru Oct. 11: "I AM an Icon," how the "I Am a Man" sign has served as an icon for social, political, and artistic expressions. Oct. 11–25: "On Track in Memphis," a model-train lover's paradise. Thru Oct. 26: "Makin' Whoopee," wedding and trousseau clothing from the '20s and '30s.
Pink Palace Museum CTI 3D Giant Theater: 3050 Central, 636-2362, memphismuseums.org. Exhibits include Memphis history, geology, and America's first self-service grocery store. Saturdays in Oct.: “Monsters, Inc.,” 4p. Nov. 15–Dec. 31: "The Night Before Christmas." Thru Nov. 21: "Flight of the Butterflies," the remarkable monarch butterfly migration and the scientist who spent 40 years with them, and "Tornado Alley 3D," with storm chaser Sean Casey. Thru Dec. 31: "Jerusalem," explore the crossroads of civilization and faith. Thru Jan. 9: "Meerkats 3D," the twists and turns of life in the Kalahari Desert.
Playhouse on the Square: 66 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Thru Oct. 12: "One Man, Two Guvnors," an award-winning celebration of British comedy. Oct. 18–26: Ballet Memphis: "River Project: Moving Currents." Nov. 21–Jan. 4: “Peter Pan,” the boy who won’t grow up flies into Memphis.
Railroad and Trolley Museum: 545 S. Main, 590-3099, mrtm.org. The history, technology, and fun of railroading. Oct. 4: Central Station's centennial celebration, 10a–5p.
Run/Walk: Oct. 12: Greenline Half Marathon at Shelby Farms Park Visitors Center benefits Christian Brothers University, 8a, 767-PARK, greenlinehalfmarathon.racesonline.com. Oct. 17: Wolf Mash Dash 5K Run at Memphis Farmers Market Downtown benefits National Kidney Foundation of West TN, 6:30p, 683-6185, nkfwtn.org. Oct. 19: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium benefits American Cancer Society, 2p, 800-227-2345, makingstrideswalk.org/memphistn. Oct. 25: Susan G. Komen Memphis–Midsouth Race for the Cure at Carriage Crossing, 6:30a, 757-8686, komenmemphis.org. Nov. 8: Walk Like MADD at Memphis Zoo benefits Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 10:30a, 458-4800, walklikemadd.org/memphis. Nov. 14: Thomas Boggs Memorial Earthquake Open Golf Tournament at The Links at Overton Park benefits the Memphis Zoo, noon, hueyburger.com/earthquakeopen. Nov. 23: Break-A-Leg 5K at Orpheum Theatre benefits the Centre for Performing Arts & Education, 2p, breakaleg5k.racesonline.com. Dec. 6: St. Jude Marathon and 5K at AutoZone Park, 8a, 578-7582, stjudemarathon.org.
Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central, 636-2362, memphismuseums.org. Thru Feb. 28: Seasonal stargazing tours through the night sky.
South Main Association: 578-7262, southmainassociation.com. Oct. 14, Nov. 11: Monthly public information meeting every 2nd Tuesday: 6p social, 6:30p program. See website for details.
South Main Historic Arts District: Between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, gosouthmain.com. Last Fridays: South Main Art Trolley Tour, shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late, 6–9p.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music: 926 E. McLemore, 942-SOUL, staxmuseum.com. State-of-the-art museum at the original site of Stax Records. Thru Oct. 31: "And the Grammy Goes to Memphis," a showcase of the various Grammy Awards for music attributed to this region.
T Clifton Art: 2571 Broad, 323-ARTS, tcliftonart.com. Distinguished art, custom framing, hip location! Nov. 21: "Waves," art glass sculpted by Glenda Kronke, 6–8:30p.
Theatre Memphis: 630 Perkins Ext'd, 682-8323, theatrememphis.org. Thru Oct. 5: "The Member of the Wedding," tomboy Frankie comes of age in a small Southern town in the '40s. Oct. 17–Nov. 2: “The Heiress,” the timeless story of New York society and status and the cost of love. Nov. 7–22: “Tintypes,” a musical journey set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I. Dec. 5–23: “A Christmas Carol.”
TheatreWorks: 2085 Monroe, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis.org. First Fridays: FreakEngine Improv, midnight, memphisfreakengine.com. Thru Oct. 11: Our Own Voice: “Madhatted,” a manic riff on “Alice in Wonderland,” 274-1000, ourownvoice.org. Oct. 24–Nov. 9: New Moon Theatre: “The Woman in Black,” a specter haunts a neighborhood, 484-3467, newmoontheatre.org. Nov. 15: “El Show del George Harris,” stand-up comedy, 279-5981.
University of Memphis: Art Museum: Communication and Fine Arts Bldg. Room 142, 678-2224, memphis.edu/amum. Thru Nov. 26: "Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross," multidisciplinary project documents the placement and treatment of American juveniles. "Perceptions of Me," how Memphis teens perceive themselves.
University of Memphis Tigers Basketball: FedExForum, 205-1234, tickets: 800-745-3000, gotigersgo.com. Season runs Nov.–Mar. Nov. 12: Christian Brothers, 7p. Nov. 22: High Point, time TBA. Nov 24: Prairie View A&M, 7p. Dec. 2: Stephen F. Austin, 6p. Dec. 6: Bradley, 8:30p. Dec. 13: Oklahoma State, 5p. Dec. 17: USC Upstate, 7p. Dec. 20: Oral Roberts, time TBA. Dec. 23: Western Illinois, 7p. Dec. 31: Houston, 1p.
University of Memphis Tigers Football: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 678-2331, gotigersgo.com. Season runs Aug.–Nov. Oct. 11: Houston, time TBA. Oct. 31: Tulsa, 7p. Nov. 22: USF, time TBA. Nov. 29: Connecticut, time TBA.
Visible Music College: 200 Madison Ave, 381-3939, visible.edu. Oct. 24–25: Drumathon, a 24-hour drumming fundraiser, 9a–9a.
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