Thursday November 9
Latinbeat Film Festival
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, through Saturday, $5 for Brooks members, $7 nonmembers
This three-day festival features films from Cuba, France, Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela and opens tonight with a 7:30 p.m. screening of Revolucion: Five Visions, a documentary about the Cuban revolution seen from both sides by photographers. For a full schedule go tobrooksmuseum.org.
friday November 10
Spirit of the Sisterhood Crafts Fair
St. Mary's Episcopal School, 3:30-5:30 p.m., $5
Annual sale of crafts made by St. Mary's students. This year's proceeds go to the Refugee Economic Independence Project, which offers aid to refugee women and children.
Opening Reception for
"Ain't You the Stardust Cowboy?"
Mo's Memphis Originals, 6-10 p.m.
"Ain't You the Stardust Cowboy?" is Michael Warren's tribute to November 11th's Veterans Day and features portraits inspired by soldiers as well as athletes and writers.
Playhouse on the Square, 8 p.m. $30
For the 19th year, Playhouse on the Square presents the play about the boy who refuses to grow up. Runs through January 7th.
Dancing at Lughnasa
McCoy Theatre, Rhodes College,
7:30 p.m., $10
Dancing at Lughnasa follows five unmarried sisters living hand-to-mouth in 1930s Ireland. Their lives revolve around the radio, dancing, and the
illegitimate child of the youngest sister.
saturday November 11
Fables, Phrases, and Fouettes
Ballet Memphis, 7:30 p.m.,
Seven dances are presented by the Ballet Memphis Junior Company, including "Great Minds Think Alike," "Still Waters Run Deep," and "Birds of a Feather Flock Together." There's also a Friday performance at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 737-7322.
Drag Queens on Trial
TheatreWorks, 8 p.m., $10
The pancake makeup has hit the fan when three drag queens find themselves in court and taking the stand. Presented by the Emerald Theatre Company.
An Evening with Tommy John
Crichton College, 5 p.m., $100
In honor of Veterans Day, Alpha Omega Veteran Services hosts Tommy John, the record-setting left-handed pitcher who played for the Yankees and the White Sox and other Major League Baseball teams.
Class of '06
387 S. Main, 7-11 p.m.,
$5 suggested donation
Lantana Project puts on a juried show featuring a wealth of Memphis artists, including Pinkney Herbert, Don Estes, Hamlett Dobbins, Bobby Spillman, and many others. Patrons can vote for the best of the "Class of '06" with a $5 donation.
sunday November 12
Memphis Youth Symphony
Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3 p.m., $7.50
A concert by the Memphis Youth Symphony, which includes students ages 12 to 18.
Call of the Wild
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 1-5 p.m., $5
Opening day of "Call of the Wild: Sporting Art in the Mississippi Flyway." This exhibit features 200 duck decoys, including antiques and contemporary works from the Ward World Wildfowl Carving Competition held by the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Maryland. Also in the exhibit are hunting-related pieces such as boats, shells, paintings, and prints.
Saluting the SpiritYoga for Cancer
Better Bodies Yoga, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $25
An awareness-raising event to highlight the benefits of yoga for cancer patients. Includes half-hour sessions, from beginner to intermediate levels. Proceeds go to the Wings Cancer Foundation.
Prayers for Peace
Bryan Campus Life Center,
Rhodes College, 3 p.m.
Annual multifaith event created after September 11th to address tensions between religions. Leaders from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Baha'i, and Hindu communities come together to pray for peace.