We Recommend

We Recommend

February 16-22, 2006


thursday February 16

Ed Polcer and His Jazz All Stars

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens,

7 p.m., $15-$25

Cornetist Ed Polcer, a former member of the Benny Goodman Sextet, has been active on the jazz circuit for more than three decades. Backed by his band of all-stars -- Tom Fischer on clarinet and tenor sax, Frank Tate on bass, Tom Artin on trombone, Kevin Dorn on drums, and John Cocuzzi on piano and vibes -- Polcer presents his "Magic of Swing Street," a program that evokes the 52nd Street jazz clubs of 1930s and '40s New York.

friday February 17

Lunch and Lecture at

Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery, noon, $10-$18

The first in this lunch-and-lecture series focuses on the African-American history of Elmwood. Advanced registration is required. Call 774-3212 or e-mail info@elmwoodcemetery.org.

Tongue of a Bird

Rhodes College, McCoy Theatre,

7:30 p.m., $2-$10

Heavy symbolism about the mother-and-daughter relationship and birds and flight in this drama about a search-and-rescue pilot who is hired to find a kidnapped 12-year-old girl.

friday February 17


University of Memphis, Department of Theatre and Dance Building, 8 p.m., $10-$15

Musical about the 1913 trial and lynching of a Jewish man wrongly accused of murder. Parade runs through February 25th. There will be a lunchtime discussion sponsored by members of the

U of M's Critical Race Studies Group on Tuesday, February 21st, at 1 p.m. in Room 237 of the Communications Building.

saturday February 18

Rosa Fort Majorette Jamboree

Tunica Arena & Exposition Center (info, 662-363-3299)

Regional high-school twirl, dance, and pom-pom competition hosted by Charlie's Angels of Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi. The squad is named after Charlie Harris, Rosa Fort's band director, who retired last year after more than 20 years with the school.

Bill Oberst in "Lewis Grizzard in His Own Words"

Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 8 p.m., $20

Bill Oberst performs this one-man show featuring stories and jokes from the late Atlanta Constitution columnist Lewis Grizzard.

sunday February 19

13th Annual White Collection Fashion Show and Tea

Memphis Botanic Garden, 2 p.m., $35

Annual event featuring fashions in white for children and young women for those special days -- weddings, baptisms, cotillions -- as well as less formal affairs. Benefits the SIDS prevention program of the Maternal League of Memphis.

Opening Reception for "Tending the Fire" and "Impenetrable Devices"

National Ornamental Metal Museum,

3-5 p.m.

Opening reception for two exhibits: One featuring metalworks relating to the hearth, the other for sci-fi-ish, body-clamping works by sculptor Ira Sherman.

sunday February 19

Concert by Cellist Deborah Pae

Baron-Hirsch Congregation, 400 S. Yates, 7:45 p.m., free

Seventeen-year-old cellist Deborah Pae performs as part of the Belz-Parker Artists Ascending Concert Series.

wednesday February 20

King Arthur Flour Baking Classes

Memphis Marriott, noon-2 p.m. and

7-9 p.m., free

Baking classes with Carolyn Hack. The noon class covers sweet dough and whole grains, and the evening class covers artisan breads.

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