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November/December Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

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. 2: A Victorian Mourning Tea. Learn about mourning rituals practiced in early Memphis, tour the mansion's mourning exhibits, and hear stories of the family members who lived and passed away in the mansion. 2–4p, Woodruff-Fontaine House, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com.

Nov. 6: Signature Chefs Auction. "Music to Your Mouth" brings top restaurants together to mingle, taste, and bid to benefit the March of Dimes. 5:30–9p, Minglewood Hall, 590-1722, marchofdimes.com/tennessee.

Nov. 6: Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Memphis music legends, contemporary up-and-comers, and a host of national touring artists pay tribute to this year's Music Hall of Fame honorees. 7p, Cannon Center, 205-2530, ticketmaster.com.

Nov. 6: 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.

Nov. 7: Curtain Up! Each room has 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: Woodruff-Fontaine FUNdraiser. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, two complimentary drinks, exclusive tour of the mansion, and auction items galore. 6–8p, Woodruff-Fontaine House, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com.

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. 14: Kidney Awareness and Living Donor Charity Gala. Talk to kidney donors and recipients while enjoying food, music, dancing, and information about kidney disease and transplants, presented by Just Say Y.E.S. 7p, National Civil Rights Museum, 878-5878, jsyinc.org.

Nov. 14: Banjos & Bonfires. Don your flannel and grow out your beards for contest judging. Sample beers, bourbon, and bites on the patio. Live music, a bonfire, and prizes to benefit The Prostate Cancer Foundation. 7p, Felicia Suzanne's, 80 Monroe, 523-0877, feliciasuzanne.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.

“The Heiress,” a timeless story of New York society and status, plays at Theatre Memphis, Oct. 17–Nov. 2.

courtesy Theatre Memphis

Nov. 15: Harvest Party Fundraiser. Live music from the E&H house band, Side Street Steppers, soul burgers, piano sing-along, photo booth, raffles, open bar, and seasonal treats to benefit The Cotton Museum. 7p–midnight, Earnestine & Hazel’s, 531-7826, memphiscottonmuseum.org.

Nov. 15: A Dark Night in the Cathedral. A psychedelic, heady, evening-length immersion performance that explores the darker side of jazz, ballet, modern, acrobatics, and theatrics. 6:30p, Cooper Walker Place, 303-990-3999, facebook.com.

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. Santa arrives Nov. 15, 9a. Pink Palace Museum, 636-2362, events.lebonheur.org.

Nov. 16: W.C. Handy Birthday Celebration. Blues party and awards ceremony celebrates the Father of the Blues and honors authentic Beale Street musicians. 6p, UofM Holiday Inn, 527-3427.

Nov. 16–22: Downtown Dining Week. Dozens of restaurants offer three-course dinner specials ($20.14) and two-for-one lunches ($10.14). Discounted parking and special menus. Downtowndiningweek.com.

Nov. 18: Do Good With Food. Downtown Neighborhood Association's annual 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.

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. 21–23: Memphis Potters' Guild Holiday Show. In addition to pottery goods of all stripes, Mr. Bingle — Memphis's most historic magical snowman — comes out of storage, along with artifacts and pieces of "Bingle-bilia" for a silent auction. Fri. 5–8p, Sat. 9a–6p, Sun. 11a–5p, free. Botanic Garden, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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: Freedom Award Ceremony & Gala. National Civil Rights Museum annually honors individuals who make significant contributions in civil rights and who lay the foundation for future leaders in the battle for human rights. 6:30p, Cannon Center, 526-1813, civilrightsmuseum.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. 5: MCIL Open House. Meet new friends, eat a few delights, bid on must-have auction goodies, and support the Memphis Center for Independent Living. 4–8p, 1633 Madison, 726-6404, mcil.org.

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. 6: Holiday Parade on Beale! The grandest parade of the season, with marching bands, floats, fancy cars, steppers, and, of course, you-know-who with his reindeer. 4p, Beale Street, downtownmemphis.com.

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. 7: Metal Museum Holiday Open House. One-of-a-kind homewares, sculpture, jewelry, and more. Ornament-making workshop, holiday treats, and a tour of the new exhibit. Noon–5p, free. 774-6380, metalmuseum.org. Metal Museum,

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. 19–21: House Happening 2: All Through the House. Project: Motion hosts a magical evening of dance that includes modern twists on "The Nutcracker," Victorian history, and the holiday mayhem of our lives today. Fri. 7:30p & 9:30p, Sat. 7:30p, Sun. 2p, Woodruff-Fontaine House, 214-LEAP, projectmotiondance.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.

Jan. 20–24: International Blues Challenge.  The world's largest gathering of blues acts. Blues bands and solo/duo acts from around the world compete in the planet's largest Battle of the Blues Bands. Beale Street clubs, 527-2583, blues.org.

Feb. 7: Polar Bear Plunge and Chili Cook-Off. Brrr! Hundreds of plungers are freezin’ for a reason to b-b-benefit Special Olympics. People’s choice chili tasting, donut-eating contest, costume contest, and awards. Spectators free. 10:30a–4p, Mud Island River Park, 683-1271, specialolympicsmem.org.

 

AROUND TOWN EVENTS

Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center: 3663 Appling, 385-6440, bpacc.org. Nov. 1: Dave Mason's Traffic Jam, 8p. Nov. 15: John Berry, 8p. Dec. 5, 6: Blue Sky Riders, featuring Kenny Loggins, 8p. Dec. 19: "A Christmas Carol," starring Jeremy Webb, 8p.

Beale Street: Between S. Main and Fourth, 529-0999, bealestreet.com, bealestreetmerchants.com. Home of the blues at the crossroads of rock 'n' roll. Nov. 21: Flip-the-Switch Party. Memphis launches the holiday season. 4:30p, free. Beale and Rufus Thomas, 575-0540, downtownmemphis.com. Dec. 6: Holiday Parade on Beale, 4p, downtownmemphis.com.

Beale Street Landing: 251 Riverside at Beale, 312-9190, memphisriverfront.com.

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art: Pembroke Square, 119 S. Main, 523-ARTS, belzmuseum.org. 

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." Thru 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. 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. Nov. 6: Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 7p, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com. 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.

Center for Southern Folklore: 119 & 123 S. Main, Pembroke Square, 525-3655, southernfolklore.com. A showcase of folk art, Southern music, and food.

Children’s Museum of Memphis: 2525 Central, 458-2678, cmom.com. See website for daily programs, clubs, and activities.

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.

Church of the River, First Unitarian: 292 W. Virginia, 526-8631, churchoftheriver.org. Nov. 6: Race and Redemption Workshop: "Memphis, Dreams Deferred," UofM professor Dr. Wanda Rushing, 6:30p.

Circuit Playhouse: 51 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. 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.

Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange: 65 Union, 531-7826, memphiscottonmuseum.org. The story of how a plant built the Bluff City.

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. Nov. 15: Family Day, 10a–2p, free. Thru 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. Thru Jan. 4: "Rodin, The Human Experience," an exhibition of 51 works in bronze.

Downtown Neighborhood Association: 521-9552, memphisdna.org. Nov. 25: Monthly public information meeting every 4th Tuesday: 6p social, 6:30p program. See website for details.

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.

Farmers Markets: Thursdays thru Nov. 20: South Memphis Farmers Market, 10a–6p, 1400 Mississippi, 946-9675, somefm.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.

Fire Museum of Memphis: 118 Adams, 636-5650, firemuseum.com. A hot time for all ages.

Germantown Performing Arts Center: 1801 Exeter, 751-7500, gpacweb.com. Also see Memphis Symphony Orchestra listing. Nov. 16: Memphis Symphony Orchestra: "Ride of the Valkyries," 2:30p. Dec. 6: IRIS Orchestra: "A Circle of Seasons," 8p, irisorchestra.org. Jan. 24: IRIS Orchestra: "Defiance and Conscience," 8p, irisorchestra.org. Feb. 21: IRIS Orchestra: "Thankfulness and Transcendence," 8p, irisorchestra.org.

Gibson Guitar Factory & Showcase: 145 Lt. George W. Lee, 543-0800, gibson.com. Factory tours show the intricate process of building guitars.

Graceland: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, 800-238-2000, 332-3322, elvis.com. Nov. 21–Jan. 8: Christmas at Graceland. Flip-the-switch lighting ceremony is Nov. 21, 6:30p.

Hattiloo Theatre: 37 S. Cooper, 525-0009, hattiloo.org. Nov. 28–Dec. 21: “If Scrooge Was a Brother.”

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.

Magevney House, Victorian Village, 198 Adams, 523-1484, memphismuseums.org. One of Memphis's oldest remaining residences.

Mallory-Neely House: Victorian Village, 652 Adams, 523-1484, memphismuseums.org. The only historic home in Memphis to retain most of its original furnishings.

Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. See website for classes, workshops, lunch & learns, camps, receptions, and lectures. Nov. 11: The Artist Group of Memphis: 10th Annual Art Show, 5:30–7:30p. Nov. 21–23: Memphis Potters' Guild Holiday Show with Mr. Bingle: artifacts, "Bingle-bilia," and silent auction. Fri. 5–8p, Sat. 9a–6p, Sun. 11a–5p, free. Nov. 28–Dec. 30: Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard, times vary.
 
Memphis Grizzlies NBA: FedExForum, 205-1234, grizzlies.com. Season runs Oct–Apr. 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 Riverboats: Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside, 527-BOAT, memphisriverboats.net. Open Mar–Oct.; private charters year-round. Sightseeing cruises, dinner & music cruises, and airboat rides.

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."

Memphis Zoo: 2000 Prentiss Place, 333-6500, memphiszoo.org. See website for workshops, classes, and clubs. Nov. 21–Dec. 30: Zoo Lights, 5:30–9:30p on select nights.

Metal Museum: 374 Metal Museum Dr., 774-6380, metalmuseum.org. The only museum in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to fine metalwork. See website for class and demo times. Nov. 22–Jan. 4: Holiday Show and Sale, one-of-a-kind annual showcase. Thru Nov. 30: Master Metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, known for her meticulous workmanship, profound sense of history, and unexpected playfulness. Dec. 5–Mar. 1: Tributaries: Susie Ganch, familiar forms stripped down to their underlying molecular structure. Dec. 7: Holiday Open House, noon–5p.

Mississippi RiverKings Hockey: Landers Center, Southaven, MS, 662-342-1755, riverkings.com. Season runs Oct.–Mar. 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.

National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry, 521-9699, civilrightsmuseum.org. Chronicles the key episodes and legacy of the American civil rights movement.

Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main, 525-3000, 800-982-2787, orpheum-memphis.com. "The South's Finest Theater." Thru 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. Feb. 3–Mar. 1: Broadway: "The Lion King."

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. Nov. 29: Ballet Memphis Nutcracker Tea, 2–3:30p.

Pinch District: North Main and Jackson, east of The Pyramid. Memphis's first neighborhood includes live music, pubs, and retail.

Pink Palace Museum: 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. Exhibits include Memphis history, geology, and America's first self-service grocery store. Nov. 15–Dec. 31: Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees, a Memphis tradition for children of all. Santa arrives Nov. 15, 9a.

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. 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. 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.

Run/Walk: 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.

Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum: 826 N. Second, 527-3427, heritagetoursmemphis.com.

Soulsville USA: 926 E. McLemore, 942-SOUL, staxmuseum.com. Historic music neighborhood.

South Main Association: 578-7262, southmainassociation.com. 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.

Southland Park Gaming & Racing: I-40 & I-55, exit 279A, West Memphis, 870-735-3670, southlandgreyhound.com.

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. Nov. 14–June 30: "Soul: Memphis's Original Sound — Photographs by Thom Gilbert," 80 portraits of Memphis-related soul music artists; reception Nov. 14, 6–8p.

Theatre Memphis: 630 Perkins Ext'd, 682-8323, theatrememphis.org. Thru 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 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. Dec. 12–14: Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre Co.: "First Site," a young, widowed church deacon receives a holiday gift from his well-meaning youth Bible class, 946-6140.

Tom Lee Park: Riverside between Beale and Georgia. 30-acre park stretches 1.5 miles along the Mississippi River.

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. Nov. 22: USF, time TBA. Nov. 29: Connecticut, time TBA.

Uptown Neighborhood: 525-4880, uptownmemphis.org.

Victorian Village: 671 Jefferson, 523-0235, victorianvillageinc.org. Grand 19th-century Victorian homes and mansions.

W.C. Handy Home: 352 Beale, 527-3427, wchandymemphis.org. Former home of the Father of the Blues.

W.C. Handy Performing Arts Park: 200 Beale, 526-0115, bealestreet.com.

Withers Collection Museum & Gallery: 333 Beale, 523-2344, thewitherscollection.com. The former photography studio of legendary photographer Ernest C. Withers.

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum: 680 Adams, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com. Restored 1870s French Victorian mansion. Nov. 2: A Victorian Mourning Tea, 2–4p.  Nov. 8: Silent Auction Fundraiser, 6–8p. Dec. 19–21: Project: Motion: House Happening 2: All Through the House, a performance weekend, Fri. 7:30p & 9:30p, Sat. 7:30p, Sun. 2p, 214-LEAP, projectmotiondance.org.

“Waves,” featuring art glass sculpted by Glenda Kronke, opens Nov. 21, 6–8:30 p.m., at T Clifton Art, 2571 Broad.

courtesy T Clifton Art

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