Sunday, Dec 8
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Holiday Open House
Friday, Dec 13
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Musical
Saturday, Dec 14
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, Dec 20
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gallery Ten Ninety-One presents Works by Members of the Bartlett Art Association at the WKNO Digital Media Center.
The Bartlett Art Association is a non-profit organization chartered in 1988 to encourage, educate, improve, exhibit and support fine art.
Learn more at www.bartlettartassociation.org.
The Metal Museum is proud to announce Sarah Perkins as the 2019 Master Metalsmith. With an artistic career that spans more than three decades, Sarah is best known for her hand-formed and enameled metal vessels and containers. She has shown artwork in the United States, India, Canada, Europe, Korea, and Taiwan, participating in over 300 competitive and invitational exhibitions. Perkins is now Professor Emerita at Missouri State University (Springfield, MO), where she taught from 1994 to 2017.
Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Sunday. Experience the unique and creative menu, especially created for the museum.
Cafe Brooks has also just launched a new kids menu! Members of the Brooks Museum receive a 10% discount. Just show your membership card when ordering.
Cafe Brooks by Paradox, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with us! Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8th to enjoy FREE admission and refreshments on the grounds. Design your own cookie cutter, make an ornament from cast pewter, and browse unique handcrafted gifts in our Museum Store during this seasonal event.
Enameled Copper Ornament Workshop
Create colorful ornaments of your own design! Using copper and powdered glass, make four custom enamel ornaments during this workshop. It's the perfect way to make a lasting memory during the holidays.
Register here: bit.ly/2Otgl0X
Cast Pewter Ornament Workshop
Pour melted pewter and create a casting using permanent molds. Pewter casting is perfect for small charms, pendants, ornaments, and key chains! Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to create your own.
$15 per project | All ages
*Prices and ages vary for holiday workshops. Visit metalmuseum.org/classes for more information.
Orange Mound in October!
Come Join us on October 19th, from 12-3 for the opening reception of the Melrose High School Heritage room and gallery! Following directly after the Melrose High School Community Breakfast, which starts at 9:00AM and goes until around 11:30AM, The Heritage room will unveil its new exhibit;
Torchbearers of Excellence: A Tribute to Melrose Alumni
There will be pieces featured on loan from the Whithers Museum, as well as many never before seen artifacts from Orange Mound's Community and Residents and specialty pieces from community artists for all to enjoy.
Come and Soak in some Orange Mound History!
Create colorful ornaments of your own design using copper and powdered glass. Glass enameling is the ancient art of melting fine powdered glass on to metal. A kiln will be used to melt the powdered glass onto the metal. Instruction will include an explanation of enameling techniques, such as dry sifting, counter enameling, sgraffito, stencils, and stamps. Everyone will leave class with up to four ornaments.
Tools and supplies will be provided. However, everyone is encouraged to bring their own safety glasses and apron (if you already have these).
$130 | Beginner | Ages 15 +
Playwright/Lyricist: Jahnna Beecham Composer/Lyricist: Malcolm Hillgartner
Directed by: Cheryl McClurg
Sponsored by the Germantown Kiwanis Club
The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.
Come share the joy of the holiday season with your family, friends, and the Memphis Wind Symphony as we perform a beautiful collection of holiday favorites, including our traditional audience sing-along.
General admission tickets are available online or with cash at the door. Adults- $10, Children 12 and under-$5.
The Classic Christmas Story of Scrooge with a Latin twist. See how Tia Pancha learns about the true meaning of the Christmas Spirit, as well as its traditions, music, and food!
December 6 - 7:30pm
December 7- NO SHOW
December 8 - 2:30pm
December 12, 7:30 pm
December 13, 7:30 pm
December 14, 7:30pm
December 15, 2:30 pm
La Historia clásica de Navidad de Scrooge con un toque muy latino.Vea cómo la Tia Pancha aprende sobre el verdadero significado del espíritu de la Navidad celebrando las
verdaderas tradiciones atraves de la música y la comida !!
“Hold the Door,” Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, features the work of four graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art: Ivy-Jade Edwards, Jeff Carter, Robert Fairchild IV, and Nicholas Svoboda. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety of media including painting and sculpture where color is paramount. The presentation celebrates the completion of their undergraduate studies and the culmination of each student's artistic exploration and experiences.
The exhibition will be on view in The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The students will discuss their work in a gallery talk on October 29th at 11:30 am. All events are free and open to the public.
“Chatter in the Skull,” the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Christopher Davis, is a phrase used by philosopher Alan Watts in reference to over-thinking and its relationship to reality. Influenced by the unique landscape of Southern Illinois where he grew up, his work is formed by assembling fragments of beauty into monuments, fetishes, markers, and relics. The exhibition features assemblages cast to create relief sculptures and small totems, as well as larger totems/markers assembled from steel, cast objects, and wood.
GPAC celebrates the Visual Arts by exhibiting a diverse collection of artwork by emerging and professional artists from around the region like Kerry Peeples.
In the Lobby Gallery December 3 - January 3
With an Artist's Reception on
December 14 from 5:00 - 7:00pm Everyone is welcome.
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with FedEx, Macy’s, 1910 Frame Works, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, returns Memphis’ holiday tradition to the Playhouse on the Square stage.
Life will never be the same for Michael, John, and Wendy Darling after Peter Pan visits their nursery window offering to take them to the magical world of Neverland. They meet the Lost Boys, spritely fairy Tinkerbell, the beautiful princess Tiger Lily, and the evil Captain Hook. The conflict between Peter and Hook takes center stage as the magical adventure turns dangerous and teaches everyone the true power of friendship.
This year’s production welcomes new faces and vision to the classic tale with special guest director, Warner Crocker (Junk) and choreography by the 2019 Ostrander Gypsy Award winner, Brittany Pauline Church (Kinky Boots, Tuck Everlasting). The Darling home, Neverland, and even The Jolly Roger have been reimagined by guest designer, Kiah Kayser.
Performances will run Friday - Sunday with a 2:00 pm curtain. Matinee performances for groups are also available. For tickets, call the Box Office at (901) 726-4656 or visit our website www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Follow with social media using #PeterPanMemphis. Group rates available.
Special ticket pricing for opening weekend $25. Pay What You Can performances, sponsored by Arts First and the First Tennessee Foundation are November 30 and December 27.
We gather at the garden each Tuesday during the school year from 3p.m. until 5p.m. We work with children from Cornerstone Prep and Lester Middle School on take home art projects and permanent art installations.
egister here to volunteer or contact Megan at 319-981-0380 or [email protected] to learn more!
Shelby County Library – East
7200 East Shelby Drive
Thursday 10:00 A.M. Room A
For more information – [email protected]
Join TSC as it debuts the holiday romantic comedy, "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley," from Dec. 4-22. A sequel to Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice," it's set two years later during the Christmas of 1815. Mary Bennet has grown tired of her role as the dutiful sister, and as the family gathers for the seasonal celebration, an unexpected guest sparks her hopes for independence and possibly even love.
Grab your pajamas, poodle skirts or both and join us for a holiday sock hop featuring honky tonk queen, Rosie Flores. Rosie’s amazing guitar skills and gritty, energetic vocals will keep the boogie woogie going! Dance the night away with songs from Rosie’s album, Christmasville, and other holiday tunes. Join us early for crafts and stay after the show for a sweet bedtime treat.
Pricing may vary.
GPAC’s celebrated Peanut Butter & Jam Family Series marks its 24th season this year. Part of our Arts Education Programming, the series introduces children ages 8 and under to a variety of genres including music, dance, and multicultural arts in an informal family concert setting.
Parents and children ages 8 and under are invited to move and groove in these highly interactive performances.
Purchase tickets by phone or in person through the box office. Children's tickets include up to two adults. Box office phone: 901.751.7500 or visit us M-F 10am - 5pm.
$5 for Students
$10 other Others (Suggested Donation) As always, BYOE (easel).
Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly! is the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” and the Los Angeles Times says “distills the mood-elevating properties of the American musical at its giddy best.” Director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). After breaking box office records week after week and receiving unanimous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! is now touring America, paying tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion — hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!”
Tickets $25 - $125 For more information and tickets, please visit Orpheum-Memphis.com
Keep your children busy (and also let them have fun!) over the holiday break. PRIZM Ensemble is teaming with Perfecting Gifts again for its annual winter camp. For three days, students will dive into a mix of repertoire where classical and soul music combine and Memphis students from all musical backgrounds are brought together! The camp, open to youth singers and musicians ages 12-18, offers chamber music coaching sessions, group instrumental and vocal classes, team-building workshops and collaborative performances from teaching artists and students. The workshop concludes with a public concert on Dec. 23 at 4 p.m.
Registration is $150, but register by Oct. 31 for the early bird rate of $125! Deadline to register is Dec. 10. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. W-9 or equivalent documentation will be needed to apply for a need-based scholarship.
Make a mold using oil-bonded sand and have a single light switch plate cast in aluminum. You can add decoration to the switch pate by sketching in the sand, putting leaves on the surface of the pattern, or by pressing toys into the sand. After the aluminum is poured, you will finish the pieces by cutting off the sprue, filing and sanding edges, drilling screw holes, sandblasting, and applying a patina to the surface. You will leave with one original switch plate.
$90 | Beginner | Ages 15 +
Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker is a charming rendition of the classic holiday tale about young Clara and her adventures, which begin with a magnificent Christmas party and continue through a battle, a land of snow and, finally, the Kingdom of Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy. Featuring the delightful young dancers of Children’s Ballet Theater and the Tennessee Ballet Theater in a ninety-minute production, this highly acclaimed performance is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season with the entire family. Beautiful handmade costumes and lively choreography transport the audience to Clara’s world of the late 1700s in this performance directed by Mary Van Dyke.
Sponsored by the West Cancer Clinic
The Mid-South’s biggest and most beloved Holiday tradition! Come sing along with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the MSO Chorus, revel in the grandeur of “Black Nativity” presented in collaboration with Hattiloo Theatre, and witness the touching homecoming of a soldier to his family at Christmas! Make Magic of Memphis your family’s new tradition in 2019!
Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker
Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker is a charming rendition of the classic holiday tale about young Clara and her adventures beginning with a magnificent Christmas party, a battle, a land of snow, and finally to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of Sweets. Featuring the delightful young dancers of Children’s Ballet Theater, and the Tennessee Ballet Theater, in a ninety minute production, this highly acclaimed performance is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season with the entire family. Beautiful hand made costumes and lively choreography transport the audience to Clara's world in the late 1700’s in this performance directed by Mary Van Dyke.
Sponsored by the West Cancer Clinic.
We are pleased to invite you to join us for Memphis Current's One Year Anniversary Release Party on December 22, 2019. Come celebrate Memphis with us as we release our Winter Issue of 2019 at The Central Station Hotel's Ballroom. The event will include a live performance by Cities Aviv. It will include a complimentary libation from Crosstown Art Bar cocktail extraordinaire, Lauren Scearce! Hors d'oeuvres provided by Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman's Bishop Memphis, and a gallery of artwork from several of our favorite Memphis artists, including Marcus Menefee, Juan Rojo, Lauren Fogg, Melissa Dunn, Robert Burns, and Emily Hogan! Formal attire is requested. Tickets includes a copy of Memphis Current Issue #5, a drink ticket, and access to the event!
Day of: $25