Calendar Highlights: Nov. 29, 2007

Pear-adise: SMU Chef Tim Whiteside will present his award-winning Champagne Poached Orange Pears while pianist Bill Greene plays seasonal selections at the SMU Faculty Club‘s “Champagne Holiday” party, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Faculty Club. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and champagne also will be served. RSVP by Nov. 30 to Dee Powell, 8-3012. Please bring two canned items to donate to the North Texas Food Bank.

Picture this: M.F.A. student Susan Barnett leads an evening of casual instruction with “Sketching in the Galleries” at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Meadows Museum. The event is free, but space is limited; RSVP to M. Carmen Smith, 8-4993.

In McFarlin Auditorium: