Friday, November 14, 2008

Get in the Christmas Spirit or Honor the Dead This Weekend

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Posted By on Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Because it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas, kick off the weekend with the Emerald Theatre Company's A Queer Carol, a re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic with a gay twist. The play opens tonight at TheatreWorks and runs through Nov. 22nd.

With temperatures expected to drop into the 30s tonight, you might want to brush up on energy conservation tips to ward off high utility bills. MLGW representatives will give tips on how to "Conserve Energy, Save Money, and Still Live Comfortably" tonight at the Whitehaven Branch Library. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

If you love gazing at kitties in the large windows of the House of Mews in Cooper-Young, wake up early on Saturday and join the Meowathon, an annual 5K walk/run to benefit the homeless cat operation. The walk begins at 9 a.m. in Overton Park.

Speaking of homeless animals, take time out on Saturday to honor the memory of cats and dogs that have been euthanized at the city shelter for lack of a good home. Memphis Animal Law Advocacy, a student group from the University of Memphis Law School, will hold a candlelight vigil outside Memphis Animal Services on Tchulahoma beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Another vigil will be held on Sunday to pay respect to transgender murder victim Duanna Johnson. Johnson, the subject of a brutal beating by a Memphis Police officer earlier this year, was shot Sunday night in North Memphis. The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday around the flagpole at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center.

For more weekend events, check out the Flyer's searchable online calendar

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