Spillit Grand Slam: M-E-M-P-H-I-S.
The Irish-born indie singer-songwriter arrives in Memphis with new music from his 2014 album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy. The show promises a slew of mournful love songs delivered in Rice’s raspy tenor. Minglewood Hall, 555 Madison Ave., 312-6058
University of Memphis Basketball v. Southern Miss
Coming off an 18-14 season, the Memphis Tigers hope to start a campaign that leads back to the NCAA tournament in March. They open the season against an old rival from Conference USA, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. FedExForum, 191 Beale Street, gotigersgo.com
Mythbusters: Jamie and Adam Unleashed
Ever wonder whether placing popcorn in the middle of a pile of cell phones will really make it pop? Or if a combination of soda and Mentos can cause internal combustion?
These are the sorts of oddball questions that Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, television’s beloved mythbusters, are best at answering. The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main, 525-3000
11.20 - 22
Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic
Memphis Potters Guild Annual Holiday Show and Sale
Lend a little homegrown character to your holiday season by supporting local craftspeople. This annual show and sale highlights a broad selection of earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain pieces by a variety of Mid-South artisans. Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, thememphispottersguild. com
TAKE AN EPIC JOURNEY Travel across the hemisphere through a century of landscape painting in this exhibition featuring more than 100 artworks by artists from both North and South America.
ONLY U.S. VENUE
Spillit Grand Slam: M-E-M-P-H-I-S
Get your best stories primed for this rapid-fire event. The good, the bad and the plain weird will all be regaled under one roof when the best of Memphis yarners gather to trade tall tales. Amurica Photo, 410 N. Cleveland, 606-2041
$10 , FREE for Members & youth ages 18 & under Reserve tickets online or call 479.657.2335 S PONS OR ED BY
479.418.5700 CrystalBridges.org BENTONVILLE, ARK ANSAS
Terra Foundation for American Art Harlan and Kathy Crow Westrock Coffee Randy and Valorie Lawson/Lawco Inc. Mark and Diane Simmons Christie’s
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, and the Terra Foundation for American Art, which is also recognized for its generous support. TOP LEFT: Lawren Stewart Harris, Grounded Icebergs (detail), ca. 1931, oil on canvas. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, gift from the Estate of R. Fraser Elliott, 2005, 2005/156. © Estate of Lawren Harris. TOP RIGHT: Frederic Edwin Church, Cotopaxi (detail), 1855, oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase funded by the Hogg Brothers Collection, gift of Miss Ima Hogg, by exchange. BOTTOM LEFT: Albert Bierstadt, Yosemite Valley (detail), 1868, oil on canvas. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, gift of Miss Marguerite Laird in memory of Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Laird. BOTTOM RIGHT: Martin Johnson Heade, Newburyport Marshes: Approaching Storm (detail), ca. 1871, oil on canvas. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection.
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In this issue: Our Homegrown Holiday Gift Guide, the Memphis street racing scene, and 901 Health on how to age gracefully.