by Robin Beaudoin
MYSTIC KREWE OF PEGASUS SILENT AUCTION
TOWER ROOM AT CLARK TOWER 6-8 PM
5100 POPLAR AVE, SUITE 3300, MEMPHIS
Support TEP Foundation, as well as Special Olympics of Greater Memphis, and take in the spectacular views from the Tower Room at the Clark Tower, while bidding on unique and interesting items. Tickets include live dj, dancing, canapé and hors d’oeuvre. Drop by, have a glass of wine, dance, have a snack, and bid on a variety of items including: Gift Certificates, Home Decor, Beauty Products, Jewelry, Sports Collectibles, and much, much more! Tickets are $25 at the door. pegasusmemphis.org
A BIG GAY SUNDAY FUNDAY
940 S COOPER ST, MEMPHIS
Friends for Life invites guests to dance to the beats of DJ AD on a Sunday filled with popping corks and dancing divas in a French-style dance hall area, secluded from the street view. VIP and reserved tickets available, prices vary. Tickets: fflmemphis.org.
WIZARD FEST: A HARRY POTTER THEMED DANCE PARTY
MINGLEWOOD HALL, DOORS @ 7PM, SHOW AT 8PM
1555 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS
Think Quidditch pong, butterbeer, and robes flying, with a live DJ, costume contest, and drink specials! This event is 18+ Tickets start at $15.00. Visit minglewoodhall.com for tickets.
NOVEMBER 16– DECEMBER 29 (select nights)
MEMPHIS ZOO LIGHTS
Bring the whole family for an amazing outdoor holiday experience featuring a spectacular holiday lights display, live reindeer, Santa Claus and Memphis Zoo on Ice. Ice skating admission must be purchased at the rink upon arrival. Visit memphiszoo.org/zoolights for more information and to purchase Zoo Lights tickets.
NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 28
STARRY NIGHTS AT SHELBY FARMS
Starry Nights is family-friendly holiday festival that transforms Shelby Farms Park into a winter wonderland, and it’s the largest annual fundraiser for Shelby Farms Park and Greenline. Drive through thousands of twinkling lights and holiday displays and then spend time in magical Mistletoe Village where you can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy live music, shop for gifts and more! For more holiday special events, visit shelbyfarmspark.org
NOVEMBER 24-DECEMBER 24
OPEN DAILY. SEE WINTERARTSMEMPHIS.COM OR WINTERARTSMEMPHIS ON FACEBOOK FOR LOCATION AND TIMES.
The South’s Premiere Holiday Artists’ Market celebrates its 10th anniversary: presenting exceptional & unique hand-crafted works by our region’s finest artists. WinterArts offers a stellar collection of Holiday gift ideas crafted in glass, metal, wood, fiber, & clay; plus, jewelry, and more!
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 23
IF SCROOGE WAS A BROTHER/ A SISTAH
37 COOPER ST, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
In partnership with Ettaro Theatre Company, written by Ekundayo Bandele. In this audience favorite, actress and playwright Flo Roach plays Ebenita Scrooge a successful African American businesswoman so set in her vile ways that she has allowed her heart to grow cold, displaying no pity on the poor. Three spirits visit her after her former mentor Madame Marley warns her about the punishment she’s making for herself in the afterlife. Tickets at hattiloo.org.
RAY RICO FREELANCE/FOCUS® MID-SOUTH
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 4:30 – 8:30 PM
2294 YOUNG AVENUE, MEMPHIS
Friends, readers and advertisers are invited to this fun event. All proceeds benefiting Hope House. Find more details on the Facebook event page.
DECEMBER 14, 15, 16
NEW BALLET’S NUT REMIX
THE CANNON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
255 N MAIN ST., MEMPHIS, TN 38103
The 16th annual Nut ReMix is back at the Cannon Center with its unique groove, featuring New Ballet grad and international dance star Charles “Lil Buck” Riley, 150 performers, plus the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band in the pit! Nut Remix is a modern re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s classic but set on Memphis’s Beale Street with dance styles from classical ballet to hip-hop, flamenco to traditional West African dance, and more. newballet.org/events
TORA TORA AND THE DIRTY STREETS
1555 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS
Blues-based hard rock band Tora Tora, originating in Memphis, performs live and local once again, for one night only. The Dirty Streets, a young Memphis area band with an old sound, will perform and demonstrate their love for the likes of the Rolling Stones and James Brown. Tickets $23-25. Minglewoodhall.com
DECEMBER 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS
NEW YEARS EVE ON OVERTON SQUARE Starts a 9 p.m.
Hosted by Lafayette’s Music Room, this popular party draws large crowds to the city’s Overton Square too. Madison Avenue closes down to accommodate the party in the area’s many bars and restaurants. There will be countdown to midnight on the street too.
60TH AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL
Dec. 31, 2:45 – 6 p.m.
LIBERTY BOWL MEMORIAL STADIUM One of college football’s oldest and most tradition-rich postseason bowl games. Signature events include a festive parade complete with university and high school bands and the pep rally at Handy Park. At the President’s Gala at the Peabody, hob knob with dignitaries and celebrities from across the nation. Go to libertybowl.org for complete info and tickets.
NEW YEARS EVE ON BEALE
Starts at 8:45 p.m.
It’s the biggest party of the year! Live music, dancing, fireworks, great food and drinks and thousands of your closest friends! The NYE concert is free and open to those 21-years-old and older. Enjoy a night-long celebration of Memphis music, including sets from multiple Memphis performers and a big fireworks finale. All bands will play at the corner of Fourth Street and Beale, and the event will be broadcast live via the street’s social media channels.
THE PUMPING STATION
1382 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 New Year’s Eve Party. Doors open at 6 p.m.. $15 cover before midnight, buffet, champagne toast, and custom pint with paid cover. Come ready to have a great time and ring in the new year with your favorite bar. thepumpingstationmemphis.com
BEAUTY SHOP RESTAURANT
966 Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Enjoy a New Year’s Eve four-course, prix fixe menu at $75/person. Includes a choice of an appetizer, soup or salad, entree, and dessert. Gary John’s and his Mini Orchestra will be playing into the New Year. thebeautyshoprestaurant.com
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