Go Out! Fun events this week

Pearl Jam's lead vocalist Eddie Vedder was originally scheduled to play the Orpheum in April, but had to cancel when he sustained temporary nerve damage in his arm. Vedder makes up the date Wednesday. (Andre Penner/Associated Press files)

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Pearl Jam's lead vocalist Eddie Vedder was originally scheduled to play the Orpheum in April, but had to cancel when he sustained temporary nerve damage in his arm. Vedder makes up the date Wednesday. (Andre Penner/Associated Press files)

Singer Bobby Brown, former husband of the late Whitney Houston, is among acts Saturday at the annual Pre-Thanksgiving Music Fest at the Landers Center in Southaven. (Joe Giblin/Associated Press files)

Photo by Joe Giblin

Singer Bobby Brown, former husband of the late Whitney Houston, is among acts Saturday at the annual Pre-Thanksgiving Music Fest at the Landers Center in Southaven. (Joe Giblin/Associated Press files)

Georgia rapper 2 Chainz headlines a concert Wednesday night at 8 at Minglewood Hall.
Jeff Bottari/Associated Press

Photo by Jeff Bottari

Georgia rapper 2 Chainz headlines a concert Wednesday night at 8 at Minglewood Hall. Jeff Bottari/Associated Press

Deering and Down join other acts at the Hi-Tone Cafe on Saturday for "Sound Out for Syria," a benefit for the war-torn Middle Eastern country.
Ebet Roberts

Deering and Down join other acts at the Hi-Tone Cafe on Saturday for "Sound Out for Syria," a benefit for the war-torn Middle Eastern country. Ebet Roberts

FRIDAY

'Annie' up

The spunky red-headed Depression-era orphan returns to Playhouse on the Square for a reprise of "Annie," the children's musical based on a famed comic strip. While running from the evil Miss Hannigan, Annie endears herself to the mega-rich Daddy Warbucks.

7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Additional performances through Dec. 30 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper. Pay-What-You-Can shows on Dec. 20 and Dec. 28. All opening weekend tickets $22. Call 901-726-4656.

Car Art

The unlikely venue of Word of Mouth Detailing, near Wolfchase Galleria, is the scene of a one-night exhibition called "The Car Show." On display in addition to automobile-themed work by artists such as Catherine Blackwell Peña, Gracie Nesin, Christopher Miner, Jan Hankins, Tad Lauritzen Wright and Dwayne Butcher will be the ultra-luxury Lamborghini Gallardo and Aerial Atom.

6-9 p.m. 7585 U.S. 64 Suite 100. Call 901-628-8438.

Holiday Bazaar

Memphis College of Art's 63rd annual Holiday Bazaar begins Friday evening and continues all day Saturday. Hundreds of works of art and crafts and decorative objects by the school's students and faculty will be for sale. A $20 ticket to Friday night's Preview Hour includes complimentary champagne, a drink ticket and express checkout once purchasing has begun.

6-9 p.m. Friday, 5-6 p.m. Preview Hour; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 1930 Poplar in Overton Park. Call 901-272-5100.

Other Voices

Two of Memphis' top singer-songwriters from the '80s are showcased this weekend at Otherlands coffeehouse in Midtown. First up on Friday is former Geffen Records artist John Kilzer, who is releasing his first solo album in 21 years, Seven, this month on Madjack Records. On Sunday, it's former RCA artist Rob Junkglas, who is reportedly working on two new records.

Both shows start at 8 p.m. 641 S. Cooper. $7 cover. For more information, call 901-278-4994, or visit facebook.com/otherlands.

SATURDAY

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It's a busy night at the Hi-Tone Café, starting early with "Sound Out For Syria," a benefit for the civil war-ravaged Middle Eastern state featuring performance by The Great Barrier Reefs, Deering and Down and Devil Train. Later that night, the doors open for the dual CD release party of local psychedelic hard-rock trio Heavy Eyes and one-man garage-punk-band Will Stull, both artists on Memphis' Soul Patch Records label. Cover: $5.

1913 Poplar. "Sound Out for Syria": Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 with proceeds going to International Committee of the Red Cross and Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society. CD release show: Doors open at 9 p.m. $5 cover. For more information, call 901-278-8663, or visit hitonememphis.com.

Old-School Tradition

A treat for old-school R&B lovers, the annual Pre-Thanksgiving Music Fest returns to the Landers Center in Southaven. Back as headliners are Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, joined this year by Heads of State — featuring New Edition veterans Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown — Memphis' The Bar-Kays, comedian Chris Tucker and host Terry Hodges.

7 p.m. 4560 Venture Drive, Southaven. Tickets: $56, $66, and $86 plus service fees, available at the box office, by phone at 662-280-9120 or 888-280-9120, and through Ticketmaster.

SUNDAY

Night Singing

It's "A Grand Night for Singing" with baritone Mark Diamond performing with the Gary Beard Chorale at Lindenwood Christian Church. The award-winning Diamond, a member of the Studio of Houston Grand Opera, will perform favorites like "The Impossible Dream" and "I, Don Quixote."

4 p.m. 2400 Union. Free admission. For more information, call 901-458-1652, ext. 121.

Rapping For GOD

Featuring a collection of faith-based hip-hop and rap acts, "The Unashamed Tour" stops in Memphis for a concert at New Direction Christian Center. Lecrae, Trip Lee, Propaganda, Andy Mineo and Tedashii are among the acts scheduled to perform.

7 p.m. 6120 Winchester. Tickets: $20 in advance. $25 day of show. Purchase at unashamedtour.com.

A Real Steal

Local contemporary Christian rockers A Band of Thieves celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP with a free show at Advent Presbyterian Church in Cordova.

7 p.m. 1879 N. Germantown Parkway. For more information, call 901-755-6290.

House of Roots

Mixing swing, rockabilly and Irish music, Nashville roots band Humming House plays Newby's with their new tour buddies The Memphis Dawls.

9 p.m. 539 S. Highland. Cover: $5. For more information, call 901-452-8408, or visit newbysmemphis.com.

Switched on Shakespeare

Shakespeare is updated for the age of vulture capitalism and tabloid celebrity in the Royal National Theatre's new production of "Timon of Athens,"which screens live via satellite from London at the Malco Paradiso. The play about a wealthy young man who experiences the corrupting power of money repeats at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

584 S. Mendenhall. 1 p.m. Tickets: $20. Visit malco.com.

WEDNESDAY

Vedder's Back

Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder was originally scheduled to play the Orpheum in April in support of his sophomore solo record, Ukulele Songs, but had to cancel when he sustained temporary nerve damage in his arm. Now all healed, Vedder makes up the date with special guest Glenn Hansard, an Irish tunesmith best known for his roles in the musical film "Once," for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

7:30 p.m. 203 S. Main. Tickets: $75, on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. For more information, call 901-525-7800, or visit orpheum-memphis.com.

Off the Chainz

After a scintillating set opening up for Drake earlier this year at FedExForum, Georgia rapper 2 Chainz returns to Memphis with his "Based on a T.R.U. Story" tour for a headlining turn at Minglewood Hall.

8 p.m. 1555 Madison. General admission tickets are $35. Special VIP and meet-and-greet packages range from $75 to $200. Available at the box office, minglewoodhall.com or 901-312-6058.

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