friday, 29 

friday, 29

It s the last Friday of the month, which means there s a South Main Trolley Art Tour tonight, with free trolley rides up and down Main to the district s many shops and galleries. Opening receptions in the area are at: 10 S. Main St. for Salon and Saloon, works by Val Russell and Joel Hilgenberg; 387 S. Main St. for an artist retrospective by sculptor Luther Hampton; and Jay Etkin Gallery for the Holiday Season Changing Group Exhibition, featuring recent works by Jan Hankins, Christine Conley, Marc Rouillard, Pam Cobb, and Jane Flowers (also check out the Peruvian retablos and vintage African sculpture). The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is hosting A Day Without Art today, in honor of World Aids Day, with special functions and free admission. Opening on the stage tonight are All Men Can t Be Dogs at The Orpheum, in which Denise Williams and Carvin Winans play a husband and wife making it through a marriage; and The Santaland Diaries at Circuit Playhouse, based on David Sedaris hilarious tale of working as an elf at Macy s, during which time instead of pointing to the window and telling the kids in line to look at Santa, he tells them to look for Cher. Speaking of Santaland, the holiday decorations go up today at Graceland, a must-see for all children and most adults. The Memphis Grizzlies are playing none other than the L.A. Lakers tonight, and I say, look out Shaq! We are on a role. There s a Thanksgiving Celebration with the Daddy Mack Blues Band, The Spirit of Memphis, and The Orange Mound Messengers tonight at the Center for Southern Folklore. The beautiful Di Anne Price & Her Boyfriends are at the Blue Monkey. And, as always, the Chris Scott Band is at Poplar Lounge.

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