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January 26 - February 1

thursday January 26

One Day Is Not Enough:

Memphis Desegregation Through the Lens of Ernest Withers

Pink Palace, 6-8 p.m.

Reception for an exhibit of work by prominent local photographer Ernest Withers. This is the first of a series, which focuses on the African-American experience in Memphis.

Gallery Talk

Debbie Shmerler

Memphis College of Art, 6 p.m.

Debbie Shmerler is president of the Knoxville chapter of AIGA, a professional association for design, and curator of the MCA's current exhibit, "AIGA Ten," which features work by the state's top graphic designers.

friday January 27

The Graduate

Playhouse on the Square, 8 p.m.,

$20-$25

Just out of college with no clue as to what he wants from life The Graduate's Benjamin Braddock has been the thinking-man's rebel for almost 40 years. Playhouse on the Square's production mimics Mike Nichols' classic film scene-for-scene with only a handful of significant changes.

Opening Reception for "The Factory 4: The Studio Revealed"

Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts, 6-9 p.m.

Exhibit about workspace inspired by Henry Darger, a recluse whose 15,000-page illustrated manuscript was discovered shortly before he died.

friday January 27

Mozart Anniversary Spectacular

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6 p.m., $15-$25

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra celebrates Mozart's 250th birthday with this all-Mozart concert featuring sopranos Frances Lucey and Meredith Hall, tenor Nicolas Phan, the Rhodes Mastersingers, and the University of Memphis Singers.

Mike Marshall and Chris Thile

Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 8 p.m., $20

Mandolinists Mike Marshall and Chris Thile will play everything from bluegrass and folk to jazz and classical music.

saturday January 28

2006 Memphis Boat Show

Cook Convention Center,

9 a.m.-8 p.m., $3-$6

Boats everywhere at the annual event, plus this year's featured attraction, the Sea Lion Splash. Through Sunday.

Philadanco!

The Orpheum, 8 p.m., $15-$38

Second of two-night run featuring this dance ensemble from the Philadelphia Dance Company known for its innovative choreography.

saturday January 28

Johnny Cash:

A GPAC Tribute

Germantown Performing Arts Centre,

8 p.m., $32-$45

Performance in honor of Johnny Cash by the Memphis Ballet with music provided by the Dempseys. Evening will include the debut of a dance choreographed by Garrett Ammon to the tune of "Walk the Line."

sunday January 29

Harpist Jane Yoon

Baron Hirsch Congregation, 7:45 p.m.

Eighteen-year-old Jane Yoon began studying the harp at age 6 and won the Soka International Harp Competition in Japan at age 13. Her concert is part of the Artists Ascending Series.

Songwriters in the Round

With Jimmy Davis, Matt Tutor, Steve Reid, and Kirk Smithhart

St. Benedict at Auburndale High School Performing Arts Theatre, 8250 Varnavas Drive at Germantown Parkway in Cordova, 8 p.m., $10

Local singer-songwriters gather to play guitar and tell stories as part of St. Benedict's Crossroads Artists Concert Series. Student songwriters will also perform.

monday January 30

Booksigning by Curtis Sittenfeld

Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 6 p.m.

Curtis Sittenfeld, a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, signs her bestselling novel, Prep, about a girl who enters an exclusive New England prep school as an outsider, establishes herself as an insider, and completes the cycle by becoming a spectacle.

Last Mondays in Studio A!

Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 7-9 p.m., $20

Relaunch of the Last Mondays in Studio A! concert series after a holiday break. This month's concert is by Di Anne Price & Her Boyfriends. Includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

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