Things to do
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Ballet Memphis hosts its annual “Nutcracker Tea”: 2 p.m. Sunday at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. Tickets $45. Includes valet parking, food and beverages plus gratuity, crafts, games, appearances by Ballet Memphis dancers, photo opportunities, plus a donation to Ballet Memphis School for scholarships. Call 901-737-7322 or balletmemphis.org. “The Car Show”: Paintings, digital videos, photography, sculpture. Each artwork is somehow “car” themed. 6-9 p.m. Friday at World of Mouth Detailing, 7585 U.S. 64 (between Kate Bond & Appling roads). Free and open to the public. Call 901628-8438. Christmas Extravaganza: Excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet presented by Collierville Ballet. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Admission $15 ($5 for members). Pose for pictures with the Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy, while Drosselmeyer performs his magical tricks. The Children’s Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central. 901-458-2678. cmom.com. Funny Bone Comedy Club: At Harrah’s Casino, Tunica, Miss. Call 662-3574242. Ages 21 and older. funnybonetunica.com. Girls’ Night Out: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Memphis Botanic Garden. $25 ($20 MBG members). A festive evening of fun at the garden. Create your own custom wine glass, charms; learn a new dance move; shop a unique selection of gift items, and Secret Service Salson demonstrate holiday hair styles. Call 901636-4131. The Habitat For Hope Thanksgiving Treasure Hunt — “The Hunt For Hope!”: Through Tuesday: Register for tips, clues, and more information at memphiswebguy.com/ treasure-hunt-registration. Call 901-451-9508. Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Elvis Presley’s Graceland: 6 p.m. Friday at Graceland Plaza, Elvis Presley Blvd. 901-333-3322. elvis.com. Home Coming Stories: Stories shared by 12 men who are ex-felons in Memphis. 8 p.m. Saturday at Union Grove Baptist Church, 2285 Frayser Blvd. Free. Java Cabana Celebrates 20 Years in Cooper-Young: Showings of old footage of Elvis impersonator weddings and interviews with Rev. Tommy Foster, a Java Cabana short directed by James Buchanan. Music starts 7 p.m. Saturday with Star & Micey, and Mark Allen. At 2170 Young Ave. Call 901-272-7210. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art: “The Brilliance of Tiffany: Lamps from the Neustadt Collection,” on view through Jan. 13. Celebrating “Louis Comfort Tiffany’s (1848-1933) revolutionary contributions to modern decorative lighting.” Also, “The Taste for Tiffany,” including Tiffany items from local collectors. Call 901-5446200. brooksmuseum.org. Memphis Pink Palace Museum: At 3050 Central. Call 901-636-2362. memphismuseums.org. “Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees”: Opens Saturday through Dec. 31. Cost $6; $5 senior citizens, children age 3-12. Pictures with Santa $10 (available only until Dec. 24). Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Memphis Zoo on Ice: 5,400 square feet of real ice in an outdoor tent. Friday through Dec. 30 at the Memphis Zoo in Overton Park. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, and 5:30-9 nightly. $5 includes skate rental (not included in general Zoo admission or Zoo Lights admission). Call 901-3336500. memphiszoo.org. The 11th annual Methodist Healthcare Foundation Cancer Center Luncheon:
Graceland’s traditional blue Christmas will light it up Friday at 6 p.m. at Graceland Plaza.