What’s Happening This Weekend [December 7-9] In Memphis!

Reception for "Happy Cannibals"

Reception for “Happy Cannibals”

Material

Fri., Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m.

Art Openings

Opening reception for Melissa Farris’ “Happy Cannibals,” works informed by mid-century design and better living through plastic.   more »

Reception for "Memphis Iconography"

Reception for “Memphis Iconography”

Gallery Fifty Six

Fri., Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m.

Art Openings

Opening reception for this exhibit of paintings, photographs, and sculptures depicting Memphis landmarks by Michael Stoughton. Also opening in Gallery C is the Senior Thesis Exhibition for Christian Brothers University students Simon Hua and Antoine Lever.   more »

Lisa Kereszi Artist Talk and Party

Lisa Kereszi Artist Talk and Party

Crosstown Arts Office

Fri., Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m.

Other Art Happenings

New York-based photographer talks about her work featured in the show “Salvage,” which includes images from her book about the family business, Joe’s Junk Yard. The evening also includes a performance by Interrobang starting at 8 p.m.   more »

Sister Myotis' Karaoke Smackdown

Sister Myotis’ Karaoke Smackdown

Theatre South

Dec. 7-8 | $25

Theater

Annual fund-raiser for Voices of the South featuring Sister Myotis, Sister Ima Lone, and Sister Velma Needlemeyer stirring up holiday cheer via karaoke. Encore Saturday at 7 p.m.   more »

<i> Ninth Annual Nut Remix </i>

Ninth Annual Nut Remix

New Ballet Ensemble & School

Dec. 7-9

Theater

Annual New Ballet Ensemble production of their energetic take on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, which mixes hip-hop, ballet, and Beale Street influences. Continues through Sunday.   more »

Reception for "The Gift"

Reception for “The Gift”

The Birdhouse Gallery

Fri., Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m.

Art Openings

A combination opening reception for a group show and grand opening at this new gallery that features art, music, and food.   more »

Saturday

Holiday Events

Tri-State Defender Downtown Holiday Parade

Downtown Memphis

Sat., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.

A holiday parade with floats and local groups sponsored by the Tri-State Defender. Parade-watchers are encouraged to bring a new toy to be donated to the Neighborhood Christian Center.   more »

Holiday Events

Memphis Farmers Market Holiday Market

Memphis Farmers Market

Sat., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Annual market featuring crafts, handmade gifts, and more.   more »

Sports / Fitness

Ugly Sweater Run

Shelby Farms

Sat., Dec. 8, 11 a.m. | $30

Runners are encouraged to don their gaudiest holiday sweater for this 5K, which will include snow machines, sled hills, holiday music, and an after-race party with a mustache contest.   more »

Sunday

Fund-raisers

Spaytacular Gala and Silent Auction

Jack Robinson Photography Gallery

Sun., Dec. 9, 2-5 p.m. | $40

A fund-raising party benefiting Mid-South Spay and Neuter Services. The event will include a silent auction, plus brunch food, a Bloody Mary bar, and music from Vanessa Winter and Deering & Down.   more »

Literati

Booksigning by Michael Thompson

The Booksellers at Laurelwood

Sun., Dec. 9, 2 p.m.

David Thompson signs David: The Illustrated Novel Volume 2, the continuation of the biblical story of King David.   more »

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