Out There: Coming Attractions

Mixed Bag

Aesop Bops!: 2 p.m. Sunday at West Memphis (Ark.) High School Performing Arts Center, 501 W. Broadway. $5 single, $10 family. Presented by DeltaARTS, Aesop Bops! features a potpourri of Aesop's classic stories performed by New York storyteller David Gonzalez. Call 870-732-6260. deltaarts.org

Child Advocacy Center "Works of Heart": A valentine auction. More than 100 area artists contribute art inspired by the heart. 7 p.m. Saturday at the Memphis College of Art, Overton Park. $50 in advance, $60 at the door; $200 Big Heart Lounge ticket. Call 901-888-4342. MemphisCAC.org

"Dreaming in French" Lecture: 7 p.m. Monday at Rhodes College (Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall), 2000 North Parkway. Free and open to the public. Lecture draws on Dr. Alice Kaplan's latest book, "Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag and Angela Davis." 901-843-3292.

Green Mansions Botanical Valentine Gift Shop at Jewelry Market: Open house noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 43 S. Main, through Feb. 16. Call 901-828-3685. greenmansionsmemphis@yahoo.com

"The Fight for Freedom Continues": Theme for Black History Month celebration of events at the University of Memphis: Call 901-678-2054.Friday: Gospel Explosion, 7 p.m. Michael D. Rose Theatre.

Feb. 15: Freedom Ball and Mahogany Award, 7 p.m. University Center Ballroom.

Feb. 16: Tour of Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, 826 N. Second. At 1 p.m.

Feb. 27: "Igniting Excitement," 2-4 p.m. University Center River Room.Feb. 28: Closing ceremony featuring Rev. LaSimba Gray. 1 p.m. University Center Bluff Room.Kim Kimble "La Hair Tour": Celebrity stylist and reality show star Kimble appears Sunday at MacStell's Ballroom, 3178 Winchester. 5-6 p.m. VIP happy hour; 6 p.m. seminar. $50 early bird tickets, $75 general admission, $100 VIP. Call 901-574-8898. lahairtour.com

Mardi Gras at Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 680 Adams Ave. Costumes encouraged; beads and doubloons tossed. $20 donation will support the historical preservation efforts of APTA Memphis. For reservations call 901-526-1469.

Memphis Symphony League Valentine's Celebration: Thursday, 11 a.m. fellowship and 11:30 a.m. lunch at Memphis Hunt & Polo Club, 650 S. Shady Grove. Reservation deadline is Friday. Tickets: $50, $500 table for 10 (nine seats are available to sit with honoree Mei-Ann Chen at $100 per person), $1,000 sponsor for preferred table of 10. Make checks payable to Memphis Symphony League, c/o 6200 Shady Grove Lane, Memphis 38120. Call 901-748-2300.

"Laugh Out Loud": Hosted by comedian V Mack. 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Funny Bone Comedy Club, Harrah's Tunica. funnybonetunica.com.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra's Music and Art Series Lecture: "The Universality of Myth." MSO violist Michelle Pellay-Walker and Brooks curator Stanton Thomas explore the nature of mythology, making connections between Romare Bearden's "A Black Odyssey" exhibition to Holst's "The Planets" orchestral suite. 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar (Overton Park). Free with museum admission.

Saturday Night Dance: Dance to music by Buddy Pittman playing country, oldies and ballroom. 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday ($5) at Berclair Civic Center, 743 Novarese.

Slave Haven Celebrates Black History Month: Exhibits, including "Tools of Slavery" and "Black Inventions." 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Exhibits remain throughout February at Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, 826 N. Second. Admission $10 ($8 students). Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 901-527-3427.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 4th annual Valentine's Gala: 6 p.m. Fridayat Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown. Broadway stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley perform. Single tickets $175. Call 901-759-0620. tnshakespeare.org

USA Dance "A Valentine Ball": Ballroom music. 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Advent Presbyterian Church, 1879 N. Germantown Road, Cordova. $10 ($7 members); half price for students with ID. Call 901-853-1413 or 662-349-3720. usadancememphis.com

"Wattstax: The Living Word": Special 40th anniversary exhibit, through April 30. Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore. 901-942-SOUL. staxmuseum.com

The Wiseguys present "an evening of improv comedy": 8 p.m. Saturday at Café Eclectic, 603 N. McLean. Admission is "pay-what-you-can." wiseguysimprov.com

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