Thursday November 10
Memphis College of Art, 6 p.m.
An Irish artist by way of London, Anita McKeown was in Memphis earlier this year to collect the sounds and sights of the city. Invited by the UrbanArt Commission and sponsored by a Bravo grant, she called the project Memphis45s, and she called on Memphians for input. She got your input. Now she's back in town to deliver a lecture, answer your questions, and call your attention to the interactive artwork at Memphis45s.com. Check out McKeown's talk; check out her Web site.
Friday November 11
TheatreWorks, 8 p.m.
Produced by the Emerald Theatre Company. A Methodist preacher, a prominent doctor, and an aspiring dancer/actor/rock star walk into a men's restroom in a park in a small town in Texas. Not only do they stand to be publicly humiliated after being nabbed in a police sting, they may even miss the kickoff to the big football game.
Lyfe Experience Tour
Fire and Ice, 6430 Winchester,
Featuring soul artists Lyfe Jennings, Vivian Green, and Goapele.
Saturday November 12
WKNO-TV Art & Antiques Auction
WKNO Studio, 900 Getwell, noon-11 p.m.
Bid on furniture, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, and more during the 15th annual WKNO Art & Antiques Auction. Bids can be made at the studio or via phone, 325-6565.
Double Reed Festival Concert
University of Memphis Music Building, Harris Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.
The finale of the last day of this bassoon- and oboe-centric three-day event. Oboist Robert Atherholt, bassoonist Benjamin Kamins, and the winners of the festival's high school and university soloist competitions will perform.
Sunday November 13
Multifaith Prayers for Peace
Rhodes College Bryan Campus Life Center, 3 p.m.
A day of dance, poetry, music, and prayer promoting tolerance among all religious faiths and cultures.
monday November 14
Memphis Grizzlies vs. L.A. Lakers
FedExForum, 7 p.m.
tuesday November 15
Reading by Richard Bausch
University of Memphis, University
Center, Faulkner Lounge, 8 p.m.
A couple of years ago in an online interview with The Washington Post and its readers, author Richard Bausch was asked if writing could be taught. His reply: "No. I don't teach writing. I teach patience. Toughness. Stubbornness. The willingness to fail. I teach the life."
Bausch, the prize-winning author of 16 novels and short-story collections, is currently teaching "the life" in the University of Memphis English department as a Moss Chair of Excellence professor. He'll read from his works, including Hello to the Cannibals and The Last Good Time.
wednesday November 16
Red Hot Lindy Hop Dance Lessons
University of Memphis, Catholic Student Center, 7:30 p.m.
Tonight's class covers East Coast Swing -- the first step in learning how to swing dance.