Elvis Birthday Celebrations: Jan. 5-8, Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Reservations 800-238-2000 or email reservations@graceland.com Concerts, movies, conversations and more, plus a very special Elvis screen show to mark the 50th anniversary of Aloha from Hawaii.

Sondheim Tribute: Jan. 13-29, Theatre Memphis’ Lohrey Theatre stage. An all-out celebration of the body of work of Stephen Sondheim. Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for students and $30 for seniors and military. www.theatrememphis.org/tickets or 901.682.8323.

“If Pekin is a Duck, Why Am I in Chicago?”: Jan. 13-29. Thur. Sat. with an 8 p.m. curtain and with a 2 p.m. curtain on Sun. The winner of the 2021 NewWorks@TheWorks National Playwriting Competition, Written by: Ann E. Eskridge. TheatreWorks, Overton Square Performing Arts District, 2085 Monroe Ave. Tickets are available at playhouseonthesquare.org or by calling the box office 901-726-4656. Also streamed nationwide on the streaming platform Showtix4U.

Italian Winterfest Honoring Archbishop Peter Sartain: Sun. Jan. 15, 5 p.m. at St. Benedict At Auburndale. Evening of good food and wine, a Live Auction emceed by Ron Childers. Proceeds benefit Ave Maria Home, St. Ann and St. Paul Schools, UNICO, and Wings of Ave Maria. Seats are$75 each and tables of 8 are $600 and can be reserved at ItalianWinterfest2023.eventbrite.com or by calling 405-3791.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Mon. Jan. 16. Federal holiday observing the life and achievements of King.

Rusted Root

"Rusted Root" at the Buckman Arts Ctr.

Rusted Root Revisited with Michael Glabicki: Jan. 20, 8 p.m., The Buckman Arts Center. Joined by longtime bandmate, Dirk Miller, the pair showcases reimagined favorites, including the seminal Top 40 hit “Send Me On My Way” along with new material. www.buckmanartscenter.com/events/season-ticketssponsorships, or call (901) 537-1483

The Scottsboro Boys: Jan. 20-Feb. 19 Thur.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. A vaudeville-style variety show at Playhouse on the Square main stage. A retelling of the landmark trial of 9 falsely accused black teenagers, which eventually gave rise to the Civil Rights Movement. For tickets go to playhouseonthesquare.org/the-scottsboro-boys/ or call 726-4656 content advisory due to stage violence and adult language

Shared Spaces – Works by Rob Gonzo with George Hunt: Jan. 20-March 6, Mon.-Thur. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or opening reception Fri., Jan. 20, 5:00 to 7 p.m. Free Mon.-Thur. 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Levy Gallery ad Buckman Arts Center, 60 Perkins Extd.

Magic Carpet Ride Welcomes Grizzlies Grannies: Sat. Jan. 21, 10 a.m. Children ages 2 to 8 are invited to grab their magic carpet and don their Grizz gear for a dancing and cheering adventure celebrating the the talented and spirited Grizzlies Grannies on the Buckman stage. Pay what you can, donations accepted. Tickets available at the door on online at www.buckmanartscenter.com Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s, 60 Perkins Ext. Magic Carpet Ride is a world music series for kids.

“WIT”: Jan. 20-Feb. 5, Germantown Community Theatre. The story of Dr. Vivian Bearing who examines that question when its main character, a feared English professor, finds out she has terminal cancer and has to figure out what to do with the rest of her life. www.gctcomeplay.org

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Works by Rob Gonzo in the Levy Gallery

Artificial Intelligence- Your Mind & The Machine: The first traveling museum exhibit to focus on what artificial intelligence is, runs Jan. 22 until May 6 at MoSH, on Central at the Pink Palace. The museum has developed a companion exhibit, “Web of Innovation: AI in Memphis,” which will run alongside the traveling exhibit. Visitors can also view the movie, “Robots,” an entertaining look at how robots are taught to perform human functions. A special Movies and Mixers event is planned for Jan. 28, with a screening of “Terminator 2D.”

Tosca: Fri. & Sat. Jan. 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Opera Memphis at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Rd. Italian with English Surtitles. 901-751-7500

Livingston Taylor

Livingston Taylor live at The Buckman

Livingston Taylor: Jan. 29, 7 p.m., The Buckman Arts Center. From top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” the last two recorded by his brother James, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. www.buckmanartscenter.com/events/season-ticketssponsorships, or call (901) 537-1483

Cyrano deBergerac: Feb. 2-19. Tennessee Shakespeare’s Tabor Stage, 7950 Trinity Rd, Cordova. 901-759-0604

Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons: Thur. Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. The Orpheum Theatre, Tickets start at $65 and are available at Ticketmaster

Cirque Zuma Zuma: Feb. 3, 5 and 7:30 p.m., The Buckman Arts Center. Featuring the best of the best jugglers, contortionists, acrobats, musicians, dancers, and entertainers in the world Works by Rob Gonzo in the Levy Gallery from 16 African nations, set to the hot, rhythmic pulses of Afro-jazz. www.buckmanartscenter.com/events/seasontickets-sponsorships, or call (901) 537-1483.

America in concert: Fri. Feb. 3, 8 p.m. Horseshoe Casino, Robinsonville, Mississippi, Tickets start at $54 and are available now at Ticketmaster.

Tina Musical

Tina-The Musical at the Orpheum

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical: Feb. 14-19, The Orpheum featuring the original London cast. Tickets range in price from $29 - $125 with a select number of premium tickets available by calling the Orpheum box office at 901-525-3000 or by visiting Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling 901-529-4226 or emailing groups@orpheum-memphis.com.

Send your February event to sgreene@thebesttimes.com by January 15th.

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