Thursday November 30
Bravo Memphis Wine Tasting
David Lusk Gallery, 6-8 p.m., $25
A wine tasting hosted by Bravo Memphis to benefit the Greater Memphis Arts Council. Winter white wines will be sampled, and gallery owner David Lusk will provide tips on art collecting.
friday December 1
Jazz for St. Jude
Memphis Drum Shop, 7 p.m., $25
An evening of music, from Gershwin to Sinatra, with performances by the Memphis Jazz Orchestra, Jane Malton, and John Prestigiacomo. Proceeds go to St. Jude.
The Cadre Building, 9 p.m., $25
Feel like dancing? Head downtown to the Cadre Building for Reanimation, featuring the hottest beats from Skylab 2000, R.A.W., and FACTOR e.
saturday December 2
Rural Route 7
Open Studio Holiday Art Tour
Various locations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This seventh annual holiday tour in Eads takes you to Stark Pottery, the Lugar Bronze Foundry, the Fagan Carpenter Studio, and Eads Pottery. Call 384-9132 for directions. Also on Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Memphis Arts Collective
Opening Night Party
International Antique Market,
The Memphis Arts Collective is a newly formed group with a goal of promoting local artists while supporting local charities. This show will feature fabric works, folk art, mosaics, woodworking, photographs, paintings, and more. Jim Duckworth and Jim Spake will perform at the opening, and patrons can purchase gift bags for MIFA's senior clients.
The BRIDGES Center, 7 p.m., $250
Popular fund-raiser with a five-course meal from the Beauty Shop, Automatic Slim's, DŌ, Cielo, City Grocery, and Encore accompanied by dance pieces from Ballet Memphis.
sunday December 3
Carol DeForest and Friends Holiday Sale
Jack Robinson Gallery, noon-5 p.m.
Annual sale of work from more than 25 local artists. Sale includes paintings, candles, jewelry, bags, rugs, and more.
German Christmas Service
Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 Washington, 4 p.m.
Now in its 28th year, this event features traditional German sacred music.
monday December 4
Booksigning by Frank Jones
Burke's Book Store, 5-6:30 p.m.
Frank Jones, who wrote a column on investing for The Commercial Appeal, will sign A Penny Saved ... Is Impossible, a book about understanding investments and other financial matters.
Opening for "Memphis Rhythms"
Theatre Memphis, 5:30-8 p.m.
Opening for an exhibit of recently restored photos from the Center for Southern Folklore's archives. Blind Mississippi Morris will perform.
tuesday December 5
Booksigning by Leslie Carpenter
Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 6 p.m.
Leslie Carpenter signs At Home Café: Great Food and Fun for Everyone, a cookbook designed to get the whole family involved in mealtime.
The Cheetah Girls
FedExForum, 7 p.m., $26.50-$36.50
Live performance from the Cheetah Girls of the popular tween-girl book series and Disney Channel movie.