December Calendar of Events

Art

Leandra Urrutia “Pile” exhibit: Nov. 12–Jan. 4. MCA Gallery, Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. 901-726-4656.  Visit mca.edu.

Spotlight Series: The Old Forest, Photographs by P J Green: Selections from the first half of a year-long project to photograph The Old Forest in Overton Park with a simple lens like the ones used on the first cameras in the early 1800s. Opening recepiton 6-9 p.m. Dec. 5. Runs through Jan. 5. Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 S. Cooper. 901-550-0074.

2014 Fall BFA Exhibition: Featuring works from ten students in a variety of media including painting, illustration, sculpture and digital media. Through Dec. 11. Opening reception 6–8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.  Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. 901-272-5100. Visit mca.edu.

Eszter Sziksz exhibit: Nov. 25–Dec. 11. Opening reception 6–8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Alumni Gallery, Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. 901-272-5100. Visit mca.edu.

“Things That Were: 2014 Fall MFA Thesis Exhibition”:   Through Dec. 13. Opening reception 6–9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art Nesin Graduate School, 477 S. Main 901-272-5100. Visit mca.edu.

Healh & Fitness

Christmas Bike Build: Join us in building bikes for kids from the YMCA. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11. Bike donations and ride 10 a.m. Dec. 20.  Revolutions Bike Shop, 1000 S. Cooper. 901-278-6786, ext. 6. Email revolutionsbikeshop@gmail.com. Visit evolutionsmemphis.wordpress.com.

KIDS

Red Carpet Christmas: Appearances by Santa Claus and the Grinsh and mini-performances of Playhouse of the Square’s “Peter Pan” and Collierville Arts Academy’s “The Nutcracker.” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6.. Children’s Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central Ave. 901-458-2678. Visit cmom.com.

Literati

Ron Hall: Author of Playing for a Piece of the Door: A History of Garage and Frat Bands in Memphis signing copies fo his new book, Memphsi Rocks: A Concert History. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Burke’s Books, 936 S. Cooper. 901-278-7484. Visit burkesbooks.com.

Caitlin Horton and Rebecca Phillips: Author Horton and artist Phillips discuss and sign copies of their book Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories from Just Around the Corner. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Burke’s Books, 936 S. Cooper. 901-278-7484. Visit burkesbooks.com.

Music

Visible Music College present The Rock N Roll Christmas Show: Concert featuring artists featured on new EP from Visible school students and faculty, including Eleutheria, Holly & The Ivies, and Independent Country Music Association Award Winner Jason Lee McKinney. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. The Cannon Center, 255 N. Main St. 901-576-2100. Visit thecannoncenter.com.

“Christmas Spectacular 2014!”: Featuring the Lindenwood Chancel Choir, Orchestra, Soloists and organist-conductor Chris Nemec performing Christmas favorites such as “O Holy Night”, “Hallelujah Chorus”, three carol settings by Mack Wilberg of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and much more. Tickets: $18. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 union Ave. Call 901-458-1652 or email chris.nemec@lindenwood.net.

Theater

“Sanders Family Christmas”: Sequel to the wildly successful bluegrass gospel musical “Smoke on the Mountain.” 7-11 p.m. Through December 28. Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper. Tickets: $75. Call 901-726-4656 or visit at playhouseonthesquare.org.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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