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Discover the Arts: November 6-November 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 5th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Learn about the use of fairytales and storytelling in the performing arts. Add to your art collection at the St. George’s Art Show. Support Playhouse on the Square with a Carnival Noir. Experience a one-woman play at Crosstown Arts. Attend Memphis’ version of a soul salon with food, spoken word poetry and music.

Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Check back every Wednesday at 2:00 for our must-see picks for the weekend – or click here to get our recommendations in your inbox. Below we've highlighted just a few of many performances and exhibitions taking place from November 6-November 11.

spark:fairytales and storytelling at Playhouse on the Square

Friends from Playhouse on the Square and Tennessee Shakespeare Company join Ballet Memphis as we explore the power of narrative and why some stories stand the test of time. Wednesday, November 6: 6:30pm-7:30pm. Read more>>

St. George's Art Show and Sale

Opening night, November 7, will begin at 7 p.m. This event is for guests 21 years and older with a $10 admission at the door. Beer, wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres are complimentary. We will enjoy food from Revival and Graze food trucks while listening to the Side Street Steppers. It is sure to be a great time!

Our doors will open again on Friday, November 8 at 5:00 p.m. This event is for guests 21 years and older with a $10 admission at the door. Meet your friends at the Art Show! Wine and cheese will be complimentary.
Saturday, November 9 will be a full day of family-friendly activities and fun! Join us between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Graze and Revival food trucks will be on hand selling fantastic treats. Inside you will recieve complimentary cookies and lemonade. This is an event for the whole family. This is the last day, so don't forget to stop by and pick up that piece that you know you need! Thursday, November 7-Saturday, November 9. Read more>>

Thirteen: A Junvenile Story at Crosstown Arts

The one-woman play entitled Thirteen is the creative compilation of research and multiple accounts told by victims, witnesses and abolitionists of human trafficking. These stories are combined and retold through the testimony of a fictional young girl of thirteen years, Justice Avery. Thirteen informs, exposes true colors and the nature of local sex trade and asks questions of the audience… from a child’s perspective. Friday, November 8: 6:30pm-9:00pm. Read more>>

Curtain Up Carnival Noir at Playhouse on the Square

Playhouse on the Square’s annual Curtain Up fundraiser is Friday, November 8th from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. This year’s theme is Carnival Noir. The dark carnival traffics in the delightfully unusual, mixing elements of a traditional carnival with unexpected and theatrical twists. Enjoy games, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live entertainment all night in five different environments: The Rooftop, weather permitting, will feature tarot readings, henna tattoos, a fire pit, coffee with assorted liqueurs, and music by Alexis Grace. Travel underneath the stage to the Trap Room speakeasy to play poker, penny pitching, and other street games while taking in the vaudevillian sounds of the band Black Max. Step into a cloud and discover the spring maze in the second floor Event Room. Choose a path and come face-to-face with one of three rewards. The Café is the place to get lost in crisp and cozy autumn. Enjoy cider with music by Curtain Up favorites Nay Nay and the Do Right Boys. End the night by dancing on the Playhouse main stage with the Memphis Knights Big Band, an 18-piece swing and jazz group that will make you jump, jive, and wail with their great harmonies and big sound. Friday, November 8: 7:00pm-11:00pm. Read more>>

The Word at The Rumba Room

Our featured visual artist for the week:  Walter SirWalt Andrade Visit the back stage of #theword and watch as its transformed into an art gallery of sorts... Our featured music artist for the week: Preauxx Our featured spoken word artist for the week: MsNee Feelz Our featured dance artists for the week: Creative N Sight Same place, Same Vibe...New Feel, New Format ...Come See the Difference Doors open at 7:30pm. Open Mic begins at 8:30pm. $5 admission, food & drink specials. Monday, November 11: 7:30pm. Read more>>

Tags: Spark, Playhouse on the Square, Ballet Memphis, St. George's Art Show, Carnival Noir, Thirteen, Crosstown Arts, Neosoulville, The Word

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