Five things to do this weekend – November 19-21
One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main
Sunday November 21, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. / 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Instead of whining that you can’t compete with the charcuterie boards you see on TikTok, prepare yourself a nice plate of local and national artisan cuisine at the Craft Food and Wine Fest, where there will be plenty of great types of wines. (and dining room). With two tasting sessions to choose from (3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.), you’ll have plenty of time to taste the delicious cheeses, spreads, pickles, breads and more from the 35 festival vendors. Once you’re done, you’ll know exactly what to include on your next charcuterie board and what drink to go with it.
On top of all that, the event is zero waste with compostable cups, plates, napkins and food. And, to make matters even better, the festival benefits Church Health.
Order your tickets ($ 65- $ 75) online. Tickets include a souvenir tasting board and a glass for your tastings. You can also buy goodies from vendors, and don’t forget to bring some money for tips!
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main
Saturday, November 20, 5:30 p.m .; Sunday November 21, 2:30 p.m.
If you haven’t noticed, Poplar has been decorated for the holidays since before Halloween, much to my personal annoyance. However, now that November is drawing to a close, it’s a little more acceptable to start dabbling in your holiday spirit – especially if you’re planning on attending the New Ballet Ensemble. Nut Remix.
A take of Memphis on that of Tchaikovsky Nutcracker, this performance with live music by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra goes beyond traditional ballet and adds hip-hop, tap dancing, jazz, flamenco, Memphis Jookin and West African dance. This year will mark a farewell to a few of these dance genres, as next year will feature Colombian, Indian and Congolese dance, so you won’t want to miss it this year (or next year, for that matter).
Tickets are available online for $ 20 to $ 45.
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, 3775 Central
Friday-Saturday November 19-20, 7:30 p.m.
When a curse hits your dude like a big stinky dye, it’s Ruddigore. When the world seems too dark, like there is too much to criticize, it’s Ruddigore.
Okay, that’s enough of my interpretation of “That’s Amore”; I’m not a lyricist or a poet, but the music in Ruddigore will not disappoint you like I just did. It’s an opera with a bit of romance, a bit of comedy – some might even call it a romantic comedy but with witches, curses, ghosts and storylines in reverse. If any of these things interest you, you’re in for a treat.
Tickets can be purchased online ($ 20 for adults).
Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter
Saturday November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Say cello to this weekend with Zlatomir Fung! The 22-year-old is a sensation in the orchestration, on his way to becoming one of the great cellists of his generation. (For those of you familiar with the cello world, he is the youngest musician to win first prize in the cello division of the International Tchaikovsky Competition.) After nine months late, he joins Iris for an evening with touches of his limitless virtuosity. and exquisite sensitivity. The night begins with that of Tchaikovsky Rococo variations and ends with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor.
Tickets ($ 45- $ 70) can be purchased online.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar
Saturday November 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Throughout the week, the exterior of the Brooks Museum was first lit in the colors of the trans flag to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week. This Saturday is the 22nd Trans Day of Remembrance, which commemorates victims of transphobic violence, and to honor the day, the Brooks will be offering free entry and gallery tours to its first transgender-focused exhibit of “On Christopher Street:” Transgender Portraits by Mark Seliger. After the tours, guests are encouraged to join in a discussion about the show with talking points provided. Light refreshments will also be served.