Lizi Beard-Ward will be offering mixed media works, photographs, and paintings at Memphis Arts Collective Holiday Artist Market. Opening night silent auction reception benefits Alzheimer's Day Services.
T.O. Fuller State Park, 1500 Mitchell
Fri., Nov. 27, 9:30 a.m.
Let's start this weekend of shopping with a nice walk through the woods. We can work off some of that turkey and stuffing. If you've been camping out at the local Target since 2 a.m. to get Frozen's Elsa Sing-A-Long Doll, surely you will have it by the time the hike starts. You might just need the peace and quiet of the park by then. You can also pick out a nice spot where no one can hear you scream after hearing Elsa sing with your darling baby girl for eighteen straight hours on Christmas morning.
Circuitous Succession Gallery, 500 S. Second
Starts Nov. 27. Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18
The weekend starts with lots of art shopping opportunities. Circuitous Succession Gallery will have over half it's inventory available for walk-away sales. Memphis Arts Collective Holiday Artist Market will also host local artists offering photography, jewelry, textiles, vintage collectibles, prints, paintings, pottery, and more. Delta Groove Yoga in Overton Square will be hosting Delta Holiday Rock: Mineral and Jewelry Show for one of a kind and rare gifts. Books make great gifts too. Daniel Hooper will be signing his book, Seven Days with the Hypocrites, at South Main's Book Juggler.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main
Fri., Nov. 27, 7 p.m.
For those of you who did all your shopping early and online, this is a great day-after-Thanksgiving option for the whole family.
Former Lisa Kurts Gallery, 766 S. White Station
Starts Nov. 28. Mondays-Wednesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays, 1-5 p.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 25
One year I was shopping with a friend at a small shop when we both laid eyes upon a piece of art—and I use this term loosely—at the same time. We immediately started laughing uncontrollably until tears were streaming down our faces. It was a ceramic dog with a most unfortunate face. The dog was smiling, but it's eyes were too big and wrinkly, it's jowls were stretched and contorted, it's face was cocked to one side, and it was a hideous green not found in nature—much less a dog. It was all wrong in the most delightful way. I went back the next day and bought it for my friend as a Christmas gift. She has never forgiven me. This is Small Business Saturday. I urge you to support the local shops and artists. I can assure you, the gift will be unique. Though perhaps not as unique as my gift. There is nothing that unique. Thank goodness. WinterArts is a great place to start your shopping none the less. Also try Jenean Morrison's Studio where she will have an adult coloring opportunity while signing her 2016 calendars. Whitney Miller will be signing her book, Whitney Miller’s New Southern Table along with Ashton Lee who will be signing his book, A Cherry Cola Christmas, at locally owned The Booksellers at Laurelwood. Bartlett Holiday Market will feature vendors with everything from crafts, handmade items, décor, jewelry, gifts, and more.
Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper
Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27
For a price of four cans of tuna, you can actually see a preview production on Thanksgiving day. It will cost you 22-35 clams thereafter. And by clams I mean dollars. In the spirit of Goodshop Sunday, Katrina Coleman is hosting Afternoon Delight: A Memphis Burlesque Showcase at Crosstown Arts benefiting Mid-South Food Bank. Burlesque is a bit on the racy side though, so if you have family in town who prefer the exposed breast and thigh on a Thanksgiving Turkey, take them to a fully clothed production of If Scrooge Was a Brother at Hattiloo Theatre. Craig Ferguson will be doling out the laughs at Minglewood Hall. Celebration, a 5-year anniversary gala concert for Bridging Souls Productions with an evening of revitalized classic works performed by past company members, will be held at Buckman Arts Center. For entertainment and art, Artbash will be held on the street outside of Flicker Street Studio. Whatever you do, have a safe and wonderful weekend.
For a full list of what’s happening this weekend in and around Memphis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to tag your favorite Instagram photos of Memphis while you are out and about with the #memphisflyer hashtag. I hope you have a great weekend.