Steppin' Out 

Thursday November 2

What's Done in the Dark

The Orpheum, 8 p.m., $34

Tyler Perry's latest production addresses fear of the unknown and is set in a hospital, where the ER staff talks about their loves and troubles.

Tidings of Great Joy

Disciple Gallery, 390 S. Main, through January 5th

"Tidings of Great Joy: 20 Years of Christmas Images of Disciple Design" features a collection of Christmas cards created over the years by Disciple Design.

friday November 3

Opening Reception for William Eggleston: Selections from the Graceland Portfolio

Lisa Kurts Gallery, 6-8 p.m.

The "Graceland Portfolio" exhibit features photographs of Elvis Presley's home by William Eggleston displayed in custom-made frames by craftsman Ed Zucca.

Disney's Aladdin

Circuit Playhouse, 8 p.m., $30

Disney musical about a man and a genie's lamp, featuring the songs "Whole New World," "Friend Like Me," and "Arabian Nights."

saturday November 4

Railin' on the River

Highland Church of Christ,

9 a.m.-4 p.m., $5

A model train show presented by the National Model Railroad Association and the Memphis Society of Model Railroaders. Proceeds benefit AGAPE Child and Family Services, which provides support for families involved in the foster-care system.

Avner the Eccentric

Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m., $20

Avner the Eccentric makes his Memphis debut in an interactive show that highlights the physical comedy of commedia dell'arte.

Diavolo

Germantown Performing Arts Centre,

8 p.m., $30-$50

L.A. dance troupe Diavolo takes the art form to the extreme, combining dance and acrobatics to perform gravity-defying pieces, some of which involve props such as doors and chairs.

Lecture by C. Paul Robinson

Spain Auditorium, Christian Brothers University, 7 p.m.

C. Paul Robinson, former director of Sandia National Laboratories, will lecture on "The Energy 'Facts of Life' Worldwide." Robinson is an expert in nuclear energy and has worked on nuclear-weapons issues such as material control and non-proliferation.

Curtain Up: A Taste of Playhouse

Playhouse on the Square, 7-11 p.m., $100

A fund-raising party in three acts: piano music and cocktails, music from the Dempseys and Southern cooking, and blues tunes and dessert.

Rock4Refuge

The Agricenter Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m., $12

Rock4Refuge is a concert to raise awareness about "Invisible Children," those who've been affected by the 20-year war in Uganda, Africa. Scheduled to perform are the Afters, Hundred-Year War, Fireworks Over London, Last Winter, and Hey Heidi-Rae.

monday November 6

Booksigning by Cary Holladay

Burke's Book Store, 6 p.m.

University of Memphis English instructor Cary Holladay signs her latest collection of stories, The Quick-Change Artist.

Cinderella

The Orpheum, 7 p.m., $10-$18

The classic fairytale about a girl, a glass slipper, a prince, and the evil stepmother and her thoughtless daughters is presented by the Philadelphia-based Enchantment Theatre Company.

wednesday November 8

Booksigning by Sy Montgomery

Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 6 p.m.

Sy Montgomery signs The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood, about a runt pig grown massive with such endearing qualities that he gains a following, earning write-in votes in local elections and having children clamoring to wash him.

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