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Discover the Arts: Jan. 17 - Jan. 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 15th, 2013


We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events!  Take the time to honor the wisdom and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through an award winning play, a premier touring dance company and the re-opening of a one-of-a-kind collection. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Below we've recommended just a few of many performances and exhibitions from January 17 - 21.

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Mountaintop at the Circuit Playhouse

Circuit Playhouse presents The Mountaintop in collaboration with Hattiloo Theatre. Written by Memphis native Katori Hall, The Mountaintop is a reimagining of the events of April 3rd, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has just returned to his room at The Lorraine Motel after giving one of his most memorable speeches. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Friday, January 18 - February 10. Read more >>

PHILADANCO at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center

Founded in 1970 by Joan Myers Brown, PHILADANCO was created to provide needed opportunities for dancers of color, who were systematically denied entrance to dance schools. Today, PHILADANCO is one of the world's most reputed touring companies, celebrated for their artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers and electrifying performances. Friday, January 18 at 8 p.m. Read more >>

The Metal Museum Collects

The Metal Museum is pleased to announce a complete reinstallation of our permanent collection. Titled The Metal Museum Collects, the new installation features five exhibitions in expanded galleries. Opening reception Sunday, January 20 | 3 - 5 p.m. Read more >>

PRIZM in Concert at University of Memphis - Harris Auditorium

PRIZM will feature their 2012 Festival alumni in the performance which will include works by Mozart, Martinu, Haydn, Handel and Weber. The Memphis-based PRIZM Ensemble is a group of classically-trained musicians who build community through chamber music education and performance. Friday, January 18 | 7:30 p.m. Read more >>

Tags: The Mountaintop, Circuit Playhouse, Hattiloo Theatre, Prizm Ensemble, Rudi E. Scheidt Scool of Music, Metal Museum, Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School, Opera Memphis, Elixir of Love

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