Five months from this week is Christmas! Local venues are already filling up their calendars with private parties, and musicians are being booked. To get the date, location and entertainment you want for your company, church or family get-together its best to reserve your space now. Most venues and vendors will require a deposit. Among those accepting bookings already are B.B. King’s and Itta Bena on Beale. For more information on reserving a party at either place, or to get in touch with musician Chris Stephenson, call event manager Libby Ware at (901) 524-5464. You can also visit www.bbkingclubs.com/memphis and www.ittabenamemphis.com.