Thursday December 15
Dragon Tales Live
DeSoto Civic Center, 7 p.m., $15-$30
The gang from the PBS series Dragon Tales are all set to enjoy a concert in Dragon Land, but there's no music. Emmy and her brother Max go on a mission to find the missing music. Runs through Sunday.
Booksigning by Robert Hicks
Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 7 p.m.
The Widow of the South is a historical novel set during the Civil War in Tennessee. Its protagonist, Carrie McGavock, having lost three children, is paralyzed by grief, when Nathan Bedford Forrest commandeers her home to use as a field hospital.
Friday December 16
The Stocking Project
Memphis Artists Market Holiday Bazaar, 552 S. Main, 6-9 p.m.
Stockings will be stuffed by local artists then auctioned off in this fund-raiser for the New Ballet Ensemble.
Opening Reception for Lewis Feibelman's
"The Surface of Our Existence"
Material, 2553 Broad, 6-8 p.m.
The artist explores space through a series of raw, spontaneous abstract paintings, small acrylics of household objects, and a series of scribbly colored-pen semi-abstract landscapes.
friday December 16
The Orpheum, 7 p.m., $20-$70
First night of Ballet Memphis' three-day run of the holiday classic.
Opera Memphis Christmas Concert
Tunica Museum (662-363-6631),
8 p.m., free
There will be cookies and punch at this Christmas concert by Opera Memphis, part of the museum's SOS (Save Our Steinway) series to raise funds to restore a 1920s Steinway piano.
saturday December 17
Opening Reception for
"639 version 4.0"
Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts, 1-5 p.m.
Fourth annual show featuring work by artists working in Marshall Arts and nearby studios, which will be open to the public today.
Annie Moses Band
Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 8 p.m., $20
Ensemble composed of born-again siblings hailing from Nashville. The Annie Moses Band will perform from their new CD, Bethlehem, House of Bread, which features "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."
sunday December 18
"Battle for the Vote:
A History of Voting Rights in America"
National Civil Rights Museum, 1-5 p.m., $8.50-$12
Last day to check out this exhibit commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
Hanukkah Brunch and Choir Performance
Brooks Museum of Art, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Featuring a display of handcrafted dreidels, a performance by the Temple Israel Youth Choir, and brunch at the Brushmark that will include Hanukkah specialties.
monday December 19
Booksigning by Frank Grisanti
Waldenbooks, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway, 2-4 p.m.
Restaurateur Frank Grisanti signs Frank Grisanti & Sons: The Main Course, a collection of family recipes.
Memphis Zoo, 6-9 p.m., $5-$6
Holiday lights, reindeer, caroling, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Starting today, Zoo Lights will be open every night through December 23rd.
tuesday December 20
Nutcracker on Roller Skates
East End Skating Center, 5718 Mt. Moriah, 7 p.m., free
Presented by the Memphis Figure Roller Skating Club to benefit St. Jude.