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Events this week in Downtown Memphis

via Center City Commission:

Thursday, December 09, 2010

If Scrooge Was A Brother (Musical)

Through December 26.  Hattiloo Theatre. 656 Marshall. (901) 525-0009. This urban
spin of Dickens Christmas Carol features Eb Scroo, a wealthy businessman seeking to
snuff out cheer by demanding that all debts owed him be paid before nightfall.more

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Illuscination

FedExForum. 191 Beale. (901) 205-2525. 7pm. $12 – $55. A fantasy-filled world where
magic and daring create the most unexpected experiences. Illuscinator David DaVinci takes
audiences to a world that combines thrills and wonderment with the outlandish fun of the
circus. more

B.B. King All Stars

B.B. Kings Blues Club. 147 Beale. (901) 524-5464. 8pm – midnight.more

Doubletree Memphis Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony

Doubletree Memphis Downtown. 185 Union. (901) 528-1800. 5:30 – 7:30pm.more

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ballet Memphis presents Nutcracker

Orpheum Theatre. 203 S Main. (901) 525-3000. 7:30pm. Celebrate the holiday season
with this adaptation of Nutcracker choreographed by Janet Parke, Karl Condon and
Joseph Jefferies. more

Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents Handel’s “Messiah”

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. 255 N Main. (901) 576-1201. 8pm. $15 – $25.
Hear this beloved oratorio given in concert as a benefit for the Orphanos Foundation. more

Salsa Memphis Christmas Party

Rumba Room. 303 S Main. (901) 523-0020. Doors open at 8:30pm; shows start at 11:30pm.
Three shows by the Salsa Memphis teams. Free Salsa mix CD by DJ Suave to the first
100 people at the door!. more

Ghost Town Blues Band

Beale Street Tap Room. 168 Beale. (901) 527-4392. 10pm – 2am. more

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Memphis Farmers Market’s “Harvesting the Holidays”

Central Station Pavilion. Central Station Pavilion. 10am – 3pm. A special holiday
market featuring more than 40 vendors offering baked goods, seasonal produce,
and locally produced stocking stuffers. Pick up a copy of the new MFM cookbook
and other market merchandise, and don’t miss the market cafe for warm,
delicious treats while you shop. more

Robert Hastings Book Signing

Center for Southern Folklore. 123 S Main. (901) 525-3655. 5 – 7pm. $10. more

Dance Works Student Performance

Southwest Tennessee Community College Theatre. 737 Union. (901) 301-3262.
7pm. $12.00 Adults; $8.00 Children & Students with ID; $2 off each ticket if

purchased in advance. Students will perform ballet divertissements and free
movement variations.  more

Eden Brent

Center for Southern Folklore. 123 S Main. (901) 525-3655. 8 – 10pm. $20. more

Tonya Dyson at Zora’s

Hattiloo Theatre. 652 Marshall. (901) 525-0009. 8pm. $10. more

Dance for the Children featuring Boris Silva

Rumba Room. 303 S Main. (901) 523-0020. 10pm. With special dance performances
by local groups.  more

Hank and Nora

Escape Alley. 651 Marshall. (901) 528-3337. 7 – 9pm. With special guest
Julie Marshall. more

Battle of the Rappers

New Daisy Theatre. 330 Beale. (901) 525-8981. 6:30pm. $16. Featuring
The Crowd.more

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Suppers & a Movie: “Holiday Inn”

The Majestic Grille. 145 S Main. (901) 522-8555. 6:30pm – special menu
available; 7pm – movie begins. Enjoy special screenings of your favorite holiday
movies and a special dinner menu.. more

Memphis Jazz Orchestra

Alfreds on Beale. 197 Beale. (901) 525-3711. 6 – 9pm.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trailblazers

FedExForum. 191 Beale. (901) 205-2525. 7pm. more

Madison Holiday High Tea Service

Madison Hotel. 79 Madison. (901) 333-1200. 2 – 4pm. Featuring a complimentary
hot chocolate bar and live musical entertainment from various student organizations.
Proceeds from the sale of hand-painted ornaments available will benefit Le Bonheur.
Reservations required. more

Brandon Santini

Rum Boogie Cafe. 182 Beale. (901) 528-0150. 7 – 11pm. more

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas by the River at River Hall

Currents. 50 Harbor Town Sq. (901) 260-3300. Formal 4-course dinner with goose
and all its trimmings. more

Blind Mississippi Morris

B.B. King’s Blues Club. 147 Beale. (901) 524-5464. 5 – 7:30pm

German Wine Dinner

Grill 83. 83 Madison. (901) 333-1224. 6:30pm. $59 per person. 4-course dinner
featuring wines and cuisine from Germany. more

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Bobcats

FedExForum. 191 Beale. (901) 205-2525. 7pm. more

Greater Memphis Chamber Annual Chairman’s Luncheon

Peabody Memphis. 149 Union. (901) 543-3571. 11:30am – 1pm. $150 for Chamber
members; $200 for prospective members. Featuring NBA Commissioner David Stern. more

Christmas 2010 Glass Nite

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. 130 Peabody Pl. (901) 523-7468. 7pm. more

Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner and Program

First United Methodist Church. 204 N Second. (901) 527-8362. Dinner at 6pm; program
at 6:45pm. Handbells, dramatic readings, singing. Attendees are asked to bring a present,
such as a pair of warm gloves, socks, scarfs to be donated to those in need this Christmas.
more

Shopping Early? Folklore Store Open house is Saturday

folklore storeEveryone who knows me knows that I am not only a board member, but also a huge fan of the Center for Southern Folklore.  The Folklore Store, at 119 South Main (right by the Peabody Place trolley stop) is having a Holiday Open House this Saturday, November 20, from 1-5 PM, featuring all the cool stuff at the museum store, plus music, artists, refreshment and lots of surprises.

If you are looking for truly unique gifts for some of your hard to please friends and relatives,  The Folklore Store is the place to be for regional music CDs, Folk Art, books, historic photos, unusual souvenirs, and much, much more.

See you Saturday.  http://southernfolklore.com 901-525-3655

Under the Bridge

Under the Bridge , originally uploaded by joespake.

Just uploaded this and other photos from a Downtown Memphis walk around the river side of the Pyramid and along Front street.  Flickr.

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