thursday March 9
Lewis Center for Senior Citizens Books, Etc. Sale
Preview Sale & Supper
Lewis Center for Senior Citizens, 1188 North Parkway, 4-7 p.m., $5
Get a sit-down dinner and first dibs on the 10,000-plus items -- books, records, CDs, and more -- in this fund-raiser for the senior center.
Dora's Pirate Adventure
The Orpheum, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., $13-$37.50
Dora and her crew -- cousin Diego and monkey friend Boots, among them -- roll into town this week for a new musical adventure in search of treasure. Runs through Sunday.
friday March 10
Opening Reception for "Blondes Times Three"
Painted Planet Artspace, 8-11 p.m.
Exhibit of paintings by Donna Bowers, Brian Holmes, and Liz Lee, who all happen to be blond.
Memphis Vocal Arts Ensemble 15th Anniversary Reunion
Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $10-$20
The Memphis Vocal Arts Ensemble celebrates with this concert of songs from their performances of the past 15 years. There will be an encore performance on Sunday at the Buckman at 3 p.m.
saturday March 11
Gather the Women Event
Shelby Farms, 9:30 a.m.,
In honor of National Women's History Month in March, Gather the Women are holding a Native-American purification/thanksgiving ceremony and potluck open to both men and women. Between 3 and 7 p.m. at Shelby Forest, there will be an Honoring the Great Mother ceremony with chanting and stories. This one will cost you $75.
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens
Circuit Playhouse, 8 p.m., $20
Somebody's been killing the cabaret acts on planet Frottage III. Leave it to Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens to save the day -- all to a booty-shaking disco beat.
sunday March 12
Sunday on South Main
South Main District, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Check out the shops on South Main. At 3 p.m., there will be a tea dance at Jack Robinson Gallery.
Signs of Spring Garden Walk
Memphis Botanic Garden, 1-2:30 p.m.
Has spring sprung? Sierra Club member Judith Hammond will lead this nature walk, happening rain or shine.
sunday March 12
Talk by Steven Biel
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2 p.m.
Part of Dixon's fine-arts book club, BooksmART. Harvard professor Steven Biel, author of American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting, discusses the cultural reach of Grant Wood's stern overalled farmer and his equally stern wife in his iconic painting American Gothic.
monday March 13
Lenten Noonday Preaching Series
Calvary Episcopal Church,
The annual month-long Waffle Shop and speakers series at Calvary is in full swing. Today's guest is Dr. Marcus J. Borg, a professor of religion and culture at Oregon State University. Borg, one of the series' most popular speakers (this is his 12th consecutive visit), is a biblical scholar and the author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time.
wednesday March 15
Cirque du Soleil: "Delirium"
FedExForum, 8 p.m., $69-$110
The world-famous Cirque du Soleil troupe brings its "Delirium" show to Memphis. The emphasis is on music, and for the first time, there will be lyrics to Cirque's songs. Eleven musicians and six singers will be among the 44 performers on stage. There will be a repeat performance Thursday night.