Friday, December 19, 2008

Listen to Rap and Bake Cookies This Weekend

Posted on Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 4:00 AM

If you've had it up to here with "Jingle Bells" and "Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer," you may want to consider added some class to your Christmas tune repertoire. At their annual "Classical Christmas" performance, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will perform holiday songs by Handel, Fauré, and Respighi. The performance begins at 8 p.m. tonight at First Congregational Church.

Tried of bringing that same old batch of gingerbread people to the holiday potluck? Sample new cookies and swap recipes with other home bakers at the Whole Foods Cookie Recipe Swap. Participants are encouraged to bring printed recipes and cookies to share. But there will also be plenty free samples of provided by the staff of Whole Foods (including vegan and gluten-free cookies). The swap begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Head to Hattiloo Theatre this weekend for an urban twist on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Called If Scrooge Was a Brother, the play features black culture icons in place of the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. The play runs though Jan. 4th.

Christmas isn't the same without at least one viewing of It's a Wonderful Life. Learn how angels get their wings during this classic film screening at Majestic Grille's Sunday Supper and a Movie. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

When rapper T.I. penned the lyrics to "Whatever You Like" ("You need to never ever gotta go to yo wallet/ Long as I got rubberband banks in my pocket"), he was obviously thinking about the true spirit of Christmas (because everybody knows it's really all about receiving awesome gifts). T.I. will perform that song and others, along with Young Jeezy, during the Holiday Hip-Hop Jam at FedExForum on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

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