Graceland (3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard)
Elvis is turning 84, so he needs a little help blowing out all of his birthday candles on January 8. In the days leading up to the big day, Graceland is hosting a myriad of special performances, tours, movie screenings, cocktail parties and whatnot including a special tour of the mansion with Elvis’s old pal, Jerry Schilling. Visit the website for details and to purchase tickets.
Novel (387 Perkins Extended)
Author Brooks Lamb is currently the conservation projects manager for rural lands at The Land Trust for Tennessee. Join him at Novel for a reading and signing of his book Overton Park: A People's History. Filled with historic photos, the book offers a history of the park from the perspective of those who lived it. Lamb interviewed civil rights activist Johnnie Turner, U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen, artist Martha Kelly and zookeepers Kathy Fay and Richard Meek, among others to learn what the park has meant to them and to discover the transformations they have witnessed.
TheaterWorks (2085 Monroe)
The Bluff City Liars are hosting improv comedy workshops at TheatreWorks the first Monday of each month, from 6:00-7:00pm. They have over 20+ years of combined improv experience and will be teaching the basics, such as starting and editing scenes, heightening, and various formats. And since performing is such a large part of learning, each workshop will include just that: time to perform!
Cost: Pay what you can
Pink Palace (3050 central)
Now in its sixth year, this event brings together a horde of local and professional craft brewers who are more than happy to educate you on all things beer. This year’s beer gurus include Abita, Memphis Made, Earthbound Brewing, Flat Hat Brewing, Mid-South malts, Olive Branch Brewing School and Memphis Brewers' Association. Talk to local brewers, attend guided tasting sessions, or learn through experience with beer goggle challenges and science experiments with beer.