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Spring into the ARTS in Memphis this April! April 21-23, 2017

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 21st, 2017

See what's happening this weekend in Memphis. Catch up with the latest news from the #SavetheNEA campaign. Learn about two ArtsMemphis grantees that are participating in Art by Design next weekend. read more »

Topics: SavetheNEA, STAX Music Acedmy, Africa in April, PRIZM Ensemble, Memphis Music Initiative, artsinapril

Spring into the ARTS in Memphis this April

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 14th, 2017

In this week's blog we tell you about three events this weekend being held at Theatre Memphis, Germantown Community Theatre, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens.  We spotlight an ArtsFirst grant winner and update you on the latest news on NEA funding.  We also have exciting details about this year's Art by Design!  Spring into the Arts with us! read more »

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Celebrate Spring in Memphis with #artsinapril

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 7th, 2017

Join ArtsMemphis at one of the many arts events happening and let us know where you are by using the hashtag #artsinapril!   read more »

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Shop Local Arts Groups | November 18 - 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 18th, 2016

Join us in supporting local artists and arts organizations during this holiday season! read more »

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Recommended Arts Events October 12th - 16th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 11th, 2016

Get out, discover, and enjoy THE ARTS in Memphis! Listen to beautiful music this weekend with classical piano and violins, be a part of history at a premier ballet event, learn about writing the blues, support our makers in the park, and explore our history in Soulsville! read more »

Topics: YOUNG ARTS PATRONS, CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL, PINK PALACE CRAFTS FAIR, SOULSVILLE, STAX, BALLET MEMPHIS, ARTISTIK LOUNGE

Recommended Arts Events October 5th - 9th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 5th, 2016

From Rock to Chamber, from Downtown to Germantown, it's a weekend full of MUSIC with a few of our favorite local ARTISTS sprinkled in.   read more »

Topics: DOWNTOWN COMMISSION, CROSSTOWN ARTS, LEVITT SHELL, PRIZM ENSEMBLE, IRIS ORCHESTRA, MEMPHIS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

Recommended Arts Events September 28th - October 2nd

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 28th, 2016

ArtsMemphis is proud to be a partner in the highly anticipated Artspace South Main Lofts in Downtown Memphis. Come join us Thursday for the groundbreaking and festivities! This weekend proves to be an entertaining one with Murals being painted on Chelsea at N. Evergreen, Liberace taking over the Next Stage, Mr. Rickey calling an important meeting, and the Father of Modern Dance entertaining us at Buckman! Get out and Discover the Arts this weekend! read more »

Topics: ARTSPACE, PAINT MEMPHIS, BUCKMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, HATTILOO, THEATRE MEMPHIS

Recommended Arts Events September 22 - 25th with BONUS TUESDAY

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 21st, 2016

Take a trip around town this weekend for some awesome arts and entertainment! Catch To Kill a Mockingbird presented by Tennessee Shakespeare Co. at Hutchinson School, Barber Binge on Broad, have metal repaired at Repair Days 2016 at the Metal Museum and experience GPAC Grove, a food truck and music festival at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. read more »

Topics: TENNESSEE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, OPERA MEMPHIS, METAL MUSEUM, GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, BUCKMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DECORATIVE ARTS TRUST

Recommended Arts Events September 15 - 18th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 15th, 2016

Shake things up this weekend! Check out a wide variety of creative arts events including a lively “Pug Party”, an inventively told story about Ida B. Wells, and a photo exhibition featuring Cuba, followed by a night of extraordinary Cuban music. Then, explore “Typography 101”. read more »

Topics: DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS, HATTILOO THEATRE, BALLET MEMPHIS, GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, CREATIVE WORKS, EMERGE MEMPHIS

Recommended Arts Events for September 7th - 11th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 7th, 2016

Fall Festivals abound – this weekend check out the Mid-South Book Festival and the Outflix Film Festival, head to the 21st anniversary of Memphis’ original beer festival, then join Ballet Memphis for a Carnival of the Animals and a festival of arts, crafts and food trucks. On Monday, dial it down for an Orchestra + Wind Performance at Shelby Farms Park lake’s edge! read more »

Topics: LITERACY MID-SOUTH, OUTFLIX FILM FESTIVAL, DIXON GALLERY AND GARDEN, BALLET MEMPHIS, MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, RHODES COLLEGE ORCHESTRA & WIND ENSEMBLE, SHELBY FARMS PARK

Recommended Arts Events August 31st - September 4th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 31st, 2016

Expose yourself to all things Memphis, including 30 Days of Opera, Iron for Honor at the Metal Museum (where you can also “whet” your whistle), and the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival! read more »

Topics: NEW MEMPHIS INSTITUTE, METAL MUSEUM, OPERA MEMPHIS, CENTER FOR SOUTHERN FOLKLORE

Recommended Arts Events August 24th - 28th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 24th, 2016

This weekend, embark on a progressive art journey with Cities Aviv performance project and POTS’ Disgraced. Take a Beer Flight, courtesy of Memphis Made and Three Penny Theatre, join MCA on their 32nd annual trip to Horn Island, then wrap things up with some astounding vocals at Jazz-A-Fire! read more »

Topics: MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, CIRCUIT PLAYHOUSE, MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ART, EVERGREEN THEATRE, THREEPENNY THEATRE COMPANY, MEMPHIS BLACK ARTS ALLIANCE

Recommended Arts Events: August 17th - 21st

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 16th, 2016

This weekend, it’s all about awards! Check out an encore screening of popular Narrative Shorts, enter your own music for a Grammy Award, get a sneak peek behind the Motown scene, spend an evening amongst The Dixon’s art and gardens, and don’t miss Memphis Theatre’s biggest night of the year. Plus, there’s a bonus event happening on Tuesday! read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Indie Memphis, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter, Memphis Slim Collaboratory, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, The Ostrangers Theatre Awards

Recommended Arts Events August 10th - 14th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 10th, 2016

This weekend, we’re focusing on music and film!  Embark on a journey of discovery - experience a foreign film, an international film and music festival, a panel discussion on blues and a couple of sensational musicals. read more »

Topics: BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, HATTILOO THEATRE, ON LOCATION, PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE

Recommended Arts Events August 4th - 7th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 2nd, 2016

Don’t let the heat stop you from enjoying the last few weeks of summer! See Day into Night at the Memphis Brooks, “whet” your whistle at the Metal Museum and find out what a baobab is. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects.  read more »

Topics: METAL MUSEUM, BAOBAB FILM HOUSE, MEMPHIS BLACK ARTS ALLIANCE, LEMOYNE OWEN COLLEGE LITTLE THEATRE, MURALS, MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART

Recommended Arts Events July 27 - 31, 2016

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 26th, 2016

Skip the heat this weekend and visit the dinosaur exhibit at the Pink Palace Museum. Check out Joseph Camp’s new works at Crosstown Arts – he’s there for one night only. Friday night, hit South Main for art, music, and more, and be sure to stop at the Hyde Gallery. Spend Saturday morning doing cool gold leaf activities at the Metal Museum. Cap your weekend at the Center for Southern Folklore with fantastic local music. read more »

Topics: PINK PALACE MUSEUM, HYDE GALLERY, METAL MUSEUM, TROLLEY NIGHT, CROSSTOWN ARTS, CENTER FOR SOUTHERN FOLKLORE

Recommended Arts Events July 13 - 17th!

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 12th, 2016

Get out and support the arts this weekend!  Hear about 40 years of history with our volunteer radio station, WEVL, at Dixon's Munch and Learn, discover the world of comic books with local artist Adam Benet Shaw, relive the legendary R. L. Burnside's music through his grandson at the Levitt Shell, celebrate 28 Years of Blues on the Bluff at the Metal Museum, and join in with other makers at a meet and greet with Made By.  read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, WEVL, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 901 Comics, Levitt Shell, Made By

Recommended Arts Events July 6 - 10th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 5th, 2016

Explore a hands-on family art gallery, learn how an exhibition comes together, see a Southern gothic tale come to life, get your groove on with Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, and celebrate the contributions of women in theatre at a weeklong festival! read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Metal Museum, TheatreWorks, Playhouse on the Square, Levitt Shell, Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis, Hattiloo

Celebrate America! Recommended Arts Events June 29 - July 3

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 29th, 2016

Pop into July! Celebrate the July Fourth weekend with a host of local arts events! read more »

Topics: Germantown Community Theater, Memphis Symphony, Levitt Shell, Vintagia, Circuitous Succession Gallery, Memphis Wind Symphony

Celebrate summer solstice with great music and beautiful views

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 21st, 2016

Grab a blanket and chill out by the river with great music and cinema  - in a converted chapel or in the presence of rock stars! read more »

Topics: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Opera Memphis, Memphis Acoustic Music Association, ArtsMemphis, Stax Music Academy, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

June is a month for love, celebrate your love of the arts.

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 14th, 2016

Find love and acceptance in the arts this weekend at family-friendly musicals and free outdoor concerts or while celebrating local talent and the women of stax records.  read more »

Topics: Theatre Memphis, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, House of Mtenzi, Artistik Lounge, New Ballet Ensemble

Make this a weekend to remember: Recommended Arts Events May 19 - 22

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 17th, 2016

Forge lasting memories at these unforgettable arts events... This weekend, take your pick from a compelling survey of Southern art, a magical ballet, a Hip-Hop extravaganza, true confessions read aloud from real-life diaries, and a play about one of the world's most famous plays. read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Number Inc., Germantown Community Theatre, Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center

Are You Getting Enough Art? Recommended Arts Events May 11 - May 15

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 10th, 2016

Many scientists agree that the arts can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve well-being and enhance the way we fight infection. Start improving your life today by collecting art for your home or attending an art festival with the whole family.  read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Community Supported Art, Yard Sale, UpRise Festival, Opera Memphis

In the Light of Day: Recommended Arts Events April 28 - May 1

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 26th, 2016

No babysitters, fancy clothes, or expensive tickets needed! There are some very fun and family-friendly events going on this weekend - from a production of The Little Mermaid to free concerts, a film screening and Memphis’ first ever interior designer showcase! read more »

Topics: New Day Children's Theatre, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Stax Music Academy, The Blues Foundation, ArtsMemphis

A special anniversary for Shakespeare and art walks: Recommended events April 20 - April 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 19th, 2016

2016 marks the 400th year since William Shakespeare’s death. Rhodes College commemorates his life with the 1616 Symposium - a 3 day event incorporating multiple art forms and neighborhoods, and Luna Nova Ensemble celebrates Shakespeare in Song. Need more to do?  Join a senior art day, or attend one of several outdoor art sales. read more »

Topics: Rhodes College, Creative Aging, ArtWorks Foundation, VECA, Luna Nova

"A"pril is for Arts Appreciation

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 12th, 2016

Keep our alliterative theme in mind and take a chance on something new. Whether a totally different medium or a different style of your favorite art, challenge yourself to broaden your experience this month! read more »

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Reinvent Your (Out)Look: April 6 - 10

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 7th, 2016

Let this week’s arts events will transform you – inside and out!  Get fashion help, learn how to prioritize your creativity, take a closer look at some cultural traditions and personal relationships, and give your soul a lift with amazing gospel, blues and soul music. read more »

Topics: Memphis Fashion Week, Beale Street Caravan, Ballet Memphis, Crosstown Arts, UrbanArt

April Arts

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 29th, 2016

Can it be April already? The day of tricks and pranks may be looming, but these fantastic events are the real deal. Celebrate April Fools' this year by being smart - go out to see some art! read more »

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Arts in Bloom: March 22 - March 27

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 22nd, 2016

Flowers are blooming, trees are leafing, and the pollen is flowing - Spring is in the air! Complement your enjoyment of nature's beauty with a trip to one of these four artisic opportunities. Get the best of both worlds with exposure to natural and man-made art.  read more »

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Spring in the South: March 16 - March 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 15th, 2016

How does Spring make us feel? Henry Van Dyke’s poem "Spring in the South” expresses it best.  "Love, love, love, and pure delight of living: Winter is forgotten: here's a happy day!"  Truly celebrate Spring by attending one of these great events.  read more »

Topics: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Ballet Memphis, Crosstown Arts, Voices of the South

A Performative Weekend: March 10- March 13

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 8th, 2016

Thunderstorms may be forecasted for this weekend, but there are too many wonderful performances to keep you inside listening to the rain! So grab your umbrella, brave the weather, and enjoy one of these four incredible opportunities to be immersed in theatre and music.   read more »

Topics: St. Agnes Academy, Hook Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, the Memphis Wind Symphony, First Baptist Church, Playhouse on the Square

Celebrated Performers and Emerging Talent: March 2 - March 6

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 1st, 2016

The extra day in February did not stop the calendar from still overflowing with arts events this weekend. Start out the new month right by enjoying concerts, performances, fundraisers, gallery openings and more.  read more »

Topics: The Orpheum Theatre, Gallery Ten Ninety One, PRIZM Ensemble, Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company, Cordova High School Orchestra

Cultural Collaborations: Feb. 18 - Feb. 21

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 18th, 2016

Looking for an outing that takes advantage of Memphis’s flourishing cultural scene? Look no further! Below you can find a selection of events including plays, concerts, art exhibits, films, and more. Take some time to connect with the wide variety of artistic events displaying the creativity and authenticity of our city. Here are just of few of the events taking place Feb 18-21:  read more »

Topics: Memphis Center, Rhodes College, Orange Mound, Beethoven Club, Grace Chamber Players, Dixon Gallery, Contra-Tiempo

Deep Thoughts: Feb. 10 - Feb. 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 9th, 2016

Do you find it overwhelming to contemplate your life and place in the world? Let the arts guide you through the complexities of human identity, memories, emotions and history. Have a cathartic experience at the theatre, by listening to radio play, at a photography exhibition or a piano concert.  read more »

Topics: Voices of the South, Chatterbox Audio Theatre, Annesdale Park Gallery, The Orpheum Theater

Black History: Feb. 3 - Feb. 7

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 2nd, 2016

February has a way of sneaking up on you. but you better get busy if you are going to take advantage of all the amazing events crammed into the shortest month of the year – Black History, Valentine’s Day, Superbowl Sunday, Awards shows,Mardi Gras and more. Celebrate February with the arts!   read more »

Topics: Germantown Community Theatre, Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Crosstown Arts, Opera Memphis, Juneteenth Celebration

Discover the Arts: Making Music | Jan 26 - Jan 31

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 27th, 2016

A classically trained garage band, a symphony that only plays five decades of Star Trek arrangements, over 240 international blues performers and some jazz musicians all walked into a bar... Just kidding. Amazingly, ALL of the world class music described above will be performed in dozens of venues in Memphis this week - Check them out!  read more »

Topics: Buckman Perfromance Arts Center, The Orpheum Theatre, Concerts International, Germantown Performing Arts Center

Discover the Arts: Come Together Jan. 20 - Jan. 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 19th, 2016

Laying low since the New Year, that art scene is back! This weekend kicks off a fantastic season of cultural happenings with an array of new dances, plays and exhibitions. read more »

Topics: Collage dance Collective, LITE Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: Happy New Year -December 29 - January 5

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 28th, 2015

Here is to new beginnings, new ideas, new energy and to an exciting and surprising new year! Stay safe and warm until 2016 at a museum, a comedy show or a class.  read more »

Topics: Dving Purpose Management Group, Blues Music Hall of Fame, Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Crosstown Arts, Indie Memphis

Discover the Arts: December 23 - December 27

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 22nd, 2015

Happy Holidays from ArtsMemphis.  We hope you enjoy time off with family and friends by attending a play, a Christmas service, a musical feast or kindergarten for grown-ups. You can take it easy at one of these fun holiday events.  read more »

Topics: Playhouse on the Square, First Baptist Church Memphis, Five in One Social Club, Crosstown Arts

Discover the Arts: December 16 - December 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 15th, 2015

Reconnecting with family and friends while sharing amazing art and  artistry is always a good idea! There are lots of unforgettable events to chose from this holiday season.  Give a ticket to one of these events to even the hardest to impress... read more »

Topics: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Project Motion, Brian Anderson Photography, Stax Music Academy

Discover the Arts: December 9 - December 13

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 8th, 2015

Need a break from all your holiday shopping? We suggest relaxing with this weekend’s amazing display of wintry concerts. Soul to chamber music and classical or choral concerts with arrangements that will surely blow you away.  read more »

Topics: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, Memphis Wind Symphony, The Memphis Boychoir, Inc., Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Discover the Arts: December 2 - December 6

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 1st, 2015

The end of the year is approaching and it’s time to celebrate!  What better way than to take in a heartwarming holiday show or to treat yourself to a unique gift from a local artist?  read more »

Topics: Concerts International, Member Brooks Museum or Art, Visible Music School, Ballet Memphis

Discover the Arts: November 25 - November 29

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 24th, 2015

Eat well. Give thanks for the healing power of the arts. Exercise your heart muscles at one of the following arts happenings. Happy Thanksgiving from ArtsMemphis.  read more »

Topics: Bridging Souls Productions, Circuit Playhouse, Lyfe is Dope, David Lusk and Flicker Street Studio

Discover the Arts: November 18 - November 22

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 17th, 2015

Holiday music bring joy to your ears? Come get in the Holiday Spirit -  enjoy familiar melodies or make new holiday traditions. There is something for everyone!  read more »

Topics: Opera Memphis, New Ballet Ensemble and School, Metal Museum, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis

Discover the Arts: November 11 - November 15

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 10th, 2015

The spoken word is inextricably woven with ART - experience this yourself with a weekend full of stories of triumph, American music, the creative process, pride and perspective in the following "only-in-Memphis" experiences.  read more »

Topics: Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Literacy Mid-South, UrbanArt Commission, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: November 4 - November 8

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 3rd, 2015

After last weekend’s wild Halloween celebrations, this weekend is all about taking it easy. From lectures to play-openings, Memphis will host numerous laid back options for arts enthusiasts to enjoy.  read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, The Orpheum Theatre, Brooks Museum of Art, Beckman Arts Center, Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Discover the Arts: October 28 - November 2

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 27th, 2015

It's not too late to make your ARTY Halloween plans. Attend a spooky fundraiser, an eerie workshop, ghostly singing or hair-raising presentations. read more »

Topics: Latino Memphis, Memphis College of Art, Metal Museum, Memphis Boychoir, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: October 21 - October 25

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 20th, 2015

The arts are on FIRE - outdoor festivals, an artist talk, Shakespearean comedy and an unorthodox pumpkin carving extravaganza!  read more »

Topics: RiverArts Fest, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Rhodes College, Creative Aging, Crosstown Arts

Discover the Arts: October 14 - 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 13th, 2015

In Memphis, it's ALL about the Music. From open houses, festivals, birthdays, concerts to tributes - there is no mistaking that our city has world class music and musicians. So get out and enjoy LIVE!, some music that moves you.  read more »

Topics: Beale Street Caravan, Concerts International, Decorative Arts Trust, Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Discover the Arts: October 7 - October 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 6th, 2015

Time to take a break, that is, a fall break! Help turn trash to treasure at Ballet Memphis’ Deconstruction Day and Dixon Gallery’s Art Break.  Enjoy a little comedy and heartbreak at The Break-Up Show and attend a workshop breaking down on the future of the arts! read more »

Topics: Ballet Memphis, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, The Break-Up Show, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: October 1 - October 4

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 29th, 2015

Celebrate the first weekend in October with festivals and openings! Both the Bona Fide Blues Festival and the 4th Annual Afternoon of Art Festival are free on Saturday, while the Jay Etkin Gallery will host an art opening on Friday. Looking to get a jump on Halloween? Carrie the Musical and the Unreal Film Festival should get you started. read more »

Topics: Circuit Playhouse, Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis Blues Society, Fisherville Civic Club, Cellardoor Cinema

Discover the Arts: September 23 - September 27

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 22nd, 2015

Revisiting a classic can bring forth new insight. Experience the following events with a new perspective or for the first time. See Voices of the South and Collage dance Collective reinterpret pieces from their repertoire. Fix a broken but treasured heirloom at the Metal Museum. Hear the legendary gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama, together since the 1930’s, at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center.  read more »

Topics: Voices of the South, Collage dance Collective, Metal Museum, Beckman Performing and Fine Arts Center

Discover the Arts: September 16 - September 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 15th, 2015

Since some people are thinkers and others are doers. This weekend’s eclectic sampling of arts events caters to Memphians of all sorts. Whether you enjoy relaxing at outdoor concerts or want to try your hand at abstract painting, this weekend’s events will allow you to experience the myriad of arts organizations enlivening Memphis.    read more »

Topics: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, ArtsMemphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Levitt Shell, Music at Second, Fountain Art Gallery

Discover the Arts: September 11 - September 13

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 8th, 2015

It's time to DANCE! We are beyond lucky to have several fantastic dance companies in Memphis. Their productions are easy to love and tough to resist. This weekend is no expection with four dance productions in the span of three days by two Memphis dance organizations.  read more »

Topics: Ballet Memphis, New Ballet Ensemble & School, Memphis Botanic Garden, The Halloran Centre

Discover the Arts: September 3 - September 6

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 2nd, 2015

Labor Day weekend 2015 is all about festivals! These three local festivals showcase Memphis film, music, comedy, visual art and heritage across the city. Events will be going on all weekend throughout midtown and downtown from the Levitt Shell and Malco Studio on the Square to S Main - there's no excuse to not check out at least one event. read more »

Topics: On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Festival, Center for Southern Folklore, Church Health Center

Discover the Arts: August 26 - August 30

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 25th, 2015

Are you curious about public art and the Crosstown neighborhood? Good news. There are several fantastic exhibitions, screenings, award shows and casting calls to satisfy yourcuriosity this week. Choose from an opening reception featuring 14 visual artists with public art projects in Memphis or a collaborative exhibition featuring works from several artists living and/or working in the Klondike Smokey City, New Chicago and Crosstown neighborhoods. Or are animated films, the performance arts, acting and filmmaking  more your speed? Check out a film ... read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Crosstown Arts, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Ostrander Awards, Katori Hall

Art in Motion: Playback Memphis invites all to share reasons why Memphis Matters

Posted on August 19th, 2015

Misunderstanding and conflict are easy to find today – whether you look in Baltimore, Houston or right here in Memphis. Playback Memphis offers an alternative response to the bleak headlines of the day. Through their regular Memphis Matters performances and in other venues, the interactive theatre company provides Memphians an opportunity to create, grow and learn in a safe environment that supports emotional and relational health.  read more »

Topics: Guest blog, Art in Motion, Playback Memphis

Discover the Arts: August 19 - August 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 18th, 2015

School gets started and the arts shift into high gear! Enjoy dinner with a Grammy Award winning guitarist in a newly renovated venue, celebrate our local independent music scene at an outdoor festival, experience art in your own neighborhood by touring a citywide, outdoor exhibition, and take a master class from  hip-hop choreographer who has worked with great musical artists including Beyonce and Usher! read more »

Topics: Memphis Acoustic Music Association, FOMOFest, Rhodes College Clough-Hanson Gallery, Memphis Black Arts Alliance

Discover the Arts: August 12 - August 18

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 11th, 2015

Twist the night away, feel the rhythm, beat the heat and master the metal! It's going to be a ridiculously fun time at the first annual International Rockabilly Festival, the regional premiere of a Broadway dance spectacular, a party with sprinklers and popsicles, and honoring a renowned metalsmith. read more »

Topics: Memphis International Rockabilly Festival, Hattiloo Theatre, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, The Metal Museum

Discover the Arts: August 5-August 9

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 4th, 2015

The hundred degree days won’t stop Memphis from having a good time! Check out this week’s events that will leave you to enjoying the last weeks of summer without being stuck in the sun. There’s an early yoga session at the Dixon Gardens- starting your day on a relaxing note! Go down to the river for a one-of-a-kind view along with a one-of-a-kind exhibition at the Metal Museum. Check out the Rec Room for an awesome night filled with whiskey and donuts… is there a better combo? And end your week feeling amazed about our universe by viewing a 3D movie at the Pink ... read more »

Topics: Dixon Gardens, Metal Museum, Night Out, Pink Palace Museum

Discover the Arts: July 29 - August 2

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 28th, 2015

Be enlightened. Let art teach you something new about a far-off place, family, wine or a stranger. See the premiere of a Southern family drama that depicts a young man's yearning to escape from an abusive home life. Learn the science behind your favorite vintages. Explore hidden treasures in a collabortive art installation. Listen to the true stories about feeling like a fish out of water. read more »

Topics: Voices of the South, Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Crosstown Arts, Amurica Photo

Discover the Arts: July 22 - July 29

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 21st, 2015

If not for your love of art, what would you do on a hot late July weekend in Memphis? We have a mix of indoor/outdoor activities that will be sure to get your mind off the hot, humid temperatures. Interact with Chinese artists who have more than 5,000 years of artistic lineage influencing their work. Celebrate 27 years of fun on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in a beautiful park-like setting. Learn all about the art of camping. Enjoy six short films that won awards at this year’s Sundance Festival.  read more »

Topics: Memphis College of Art, WEVL 89.9 FM, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Indie Memphis, Crosstown Arts

Discover the Arts: July 15 - July 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 14th, 2015

Multiply your summer fun! This week’s art events and performances feature multi-media, multi-creative practices and multi-instrumentalists.  There’s a contemporary art show created in response to socially conscious music from the Stax Records catalog, a festival celebrating the largest graffiti mural in Memphis, a Digital-Rock-Bboy-Jam inspired block party with art-making, music, film, and dance, and a Brazilian choro concert. read more »

Topics: West Tennessee Choro, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Paint Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows join the national conversation about the social impact of the arts: Tierney Bambrick

Posted by 2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows on July 8th, 2015

Join the 2015 Fellows through the following blog series about their experience during the 2015 Americans for the Arts National Convention. The ArtsMemphis Fellowship, launched in 2014, was designed to build the capacity of arts leaders and their organizations in the field of social change and community engagement. The 8 individuals selected as 2015 Fellows will attend the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Chicago, which focused on arts, cultural equity, and empowerment. Afer the jump, hear from Tierney Bambrick, Marketing Manager at Opera Memphis read more »

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Discover the Arts: July 8 - July 12

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 7th, 2015

Experience the vulnerability, self-sacrifice, faith, and devotion it takes to make art. Open up with an art show of haunting drawings and paintings. Survive the world premiere of a play set in the mountains of Appalachia. Be exalted by joyful gospel music. Get an introduction to one of the most magnetic characters ever to grace the screen.  read more »

Topics: Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, TheatreWorks, Abundant Grace Fellowship, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows join the national conversation about the social impact of the arts: Amy King Ruggaber.

Posted by 2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows on July 7th, 2015

Join the 2015 Fellows through the following blog series about their experience during the 2015 Americans for the Arts National Convention. The ArtsMemphis Fellowship, launched in 2014, was designed to build the capacity of arts leaders and their organizations in the field of social change and community engagement. The 8 individuals selected as 2015 Fellows attended the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Chicago, which focused on arts, cultural equity, and empowerment. Afer the jump, hear from Amy King Ruggaber, Associate Executive Director at Playback Memphis. read more »

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2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows join the national conversation about the social impact of the arts: Melody Barham

Posted by 2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows on July 6th, 2015

Join the 2015 Fellows through the following blog series about their experience during the 2015 Americans for the Arts National Convention. The ArtsMemphis Fellowship, launched in 2014, was designed to build the capacity of arts leaders and their organizations in the field of social change and community engagement. The 8 individuals selected as 2015 Fellows will attend the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Chicago, which focused on arts, cultural equity, and empowerment. Afer the jump, hear from Melody Barham, Community Engagement Manager at Soulsville ... read more »

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2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows join the national conversation about the social impact of the arts: Brittney Bullock.

Posted by 2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows on July 5th, 2015

Join the 2015 Fellows through the following blog series about their experience during the 2015 Americans for the Arts National Convention. The ArtsMemphis Fellowship, launched in 2014, was designed to build the capacity of arts leaders and their organizations in the field of social change and community engagement. The 8 individuals selected as 2015 Fellows will attend the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Chicago, which focused on arts, cultural equity, and empowerment. Afer the jump, hear from Brittney Bullock, Community Engagement Manager at Crosstown ... read more »

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2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows join the national conversation about the social impact of the arts: Lindsay Mitchell.

Posted by 2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows on July 4th, 2015

Join the 2015 Fellows through the following blog series about their experience during the 2015 Americans for the Arts National Convention. The ArtsMemphis Fellowship, launched in 2014, was designed to build the capacity of arts leaders and their organizations in the field of social change and community engagement. The 8 individuals selected as 2015 Fellows will attend the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Chicago, which focused on arts, cultural equity, and empowerment. Afer the jump, hear from Lindsay Mitchell, Executive Director of Stage Door ... read more »

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2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows join the national conversation about the social impact of the arts: Cindy Cogbill.

Posted by 2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows on July 3rd, 2015

Join the 2015 Fellows through the following blog series about their experience during the 2015 Americans for the Arts National Convention. The ArtsMemphis Fellowship, launched in 2014, was designed to build the capacity of arts leaders and their organizations in the field of social change and community engagement. The 8 individuals selected as 2015 Fellows will attend the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Chicago, which focused on arts, cultural equity, and empowerment. Afer the jump, hear from Cindy Cogbill, Director of Programming at the Levitt Shell read more »

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2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows join the national conversation about the social impact of the arts: Cindy Younker.

Posted by 2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows on July 2nd, 2015

Join the 2015 Fellows through the following blog series about their experience during the 2015 Americans for the Arts National Convention. The ArtsMemphis Fellowship, launched in 2014, was designed to build the capacity of arts leaders and their organizations in the field of social change and community engagement. The 8 individuals selected as 2015 Fellows will attend the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Chicago, which focused on arts, cultural equity, and empowerment. Afer the jump, hear from Cindy Younker, Executive Director at the Buckman Perfroming Arts ... read more »

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Discover the Arts: July 1 - July 5

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 1st, 2015

The sights and sounds of Memphis are as universal and iconic as those of Independence Day. Celebrate both traditions with the best views of the Mississippi River, fireworks and patriotic music, a Memphis music review, and two of our city's finest singer-songwriters. read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Levitt Shell, Platinum Productions, Studio688

2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows join the national conversation about the social impact of the arts: Siphne Sylve.

Posted by 2015 ArtsMemphis Fellows on July 1st, 2015

Join the 2015 Fellows through the following blog series about their experience during the 2015 Americans for the Arts National Convention. The ArtsMemphis Fellowship, launched in 2014, was designed to build the capacity of arts leaders and their organizations in the field of social change and community engagement. The 8 individuals selected as 2015 Fellows will attend the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Chicago, which focused on arts, cultural equity, and empowerment. Afer the jump, hear from Siphne Sylve, Direct of Public Art at UrbanArt Commission read more »

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Discover the Arts: June 24 - June 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 23rd, 2015

The arts are beckoning you to experience our rich culture and cutting edge art- won't you come share the good news! Come together around tamales at the inaugural festival celebrating delicious Latin American food, art and culture. See how art and activism have the power to change perceptions, demystify taboos, and expand world understanding. Strenghten the arts by attending a concert by our city's most talented young performers as they share the Memphis Sound. Find one of the keys to confronting race and social injustice. read more »

Topics: Centro Cultural, Caritas Village, Crosstown Arts, ArtsMemphis, Levitt Shell, Marshall Arts, Circuitous Succession

Discover the Arts: June 17 - June 21

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 16th, 2015

Thursday evening was made for going to arts events - start your weekend early with no regrets the next morning! This Thursday, June 18- Enjoy the nectar of the gods and the music of the devil, attend a free chamber music festival, make art and see a movie, or take a guided sculpture tour. Plus, two not to miss bonus events.  read more »

Topics: Beale Street Caravan, Luna Nova Music, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Playhouse on the Square, Memphis Slim House

Discover the Arts: June 10 - June 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 9th, 2015

Cool off at these hip art events around town. Critically acclaimed, genre-busting musicians Black Violin play a free concert, classical music is alive and well at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, middle school students dance professional repertoires in Springloaded and escape the hustle and bustle of the city on a tour of rural routes.  read more »

Topics: Levitt Shell, PRIZM Ensemble, New Ballet Ensemble and School, Indie Memphis, Crosstown Arts

Discover the Arts: June 4 - June 7

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 2nd, 2015

Welcome to summer break. Hit up the amazing shows, lectures and performances going on including a presentation on muralism in international contexts, a darkc omedic odyssey, a Midsummer Nights Dream, and a large-scale multi-media installation incorporating audio, video, digital photographs, and tamale leaves!  read more »

Topics: UrbanArt Commission, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Crosstown Arts, Centro Cultural

Discover the Arts: May 27 - May 30

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 26th, 2015

Experience and celebrate art made in and about the South. Drink mint juleps with Faulkner, catch up with "a perfect storm of creativity" downtown at the Hyde Galleries, learn How-to-do-it-yourself, and make your own work of art on the Mississippi River.  read more »

Topics: Number: Inc., Germantown Community Library, Memphis College of Art, Cotton Museum

Discover the Arts: May 20 - May 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 19th, 2015

Let's get together! This Memorial Day weekend, groups of artists will showcase fascinating art books, the best of children's theatre, blacksmithing techniques and styles of bellydancing.  read more »

Topics: GLITCH, Voices of the South, the Metal Museum, and Memphis Raqs

Discover the Arts: May 13-17

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 12th, 2015

Are you ready for a renaissance? Experience a moving marriage between music and dance, see interpretations of Memphis stories via movement, laugh out loud at a modern farce, and view nuanced visual art.  read more »

Topics: Levitt Shell, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, New Ballet Ensemble, Germantown Community Theatre, Project Motion, Memphis Germantown Art League

Discover the Arts: May 6-10

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 5th, 2015

Sing and dance your heart out! See a play based on a classic Shakespeare comedy, marvel at a documentary about a form of dance that originated in Memphis, hear touching music from a Nigerian musician, and experience a variety of visual and performance art.  read more »

Topics: Playhouse on the Square, Brooks Museum of Art, Buckman Performing Arts Center, Hattiloo Theatre

Discover the Arts: April 29-May 3

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 28th, 2015

Art can allow us to obtain a unique glimpse into the past-hear a legendary musician perform songs from America's past, glimpse a documentary detailing a boxing great's historic stance, see images from the soulful "Memphis Sound" and expierience the legacy of a historic Memphis neighborhood.  read more »

Topics: The Orpheum Theatre, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, PRIZM Ensemble, Visible Community Music School, Blues City Cultural Center

Discover the Arts: April 22 - April 26

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 21st, 2015

Find out how the arts can inspire and empower. See the impact the arts have had on the Broad avenue historic district, learn how quilting has inspired new chamber music, be introduced to the perspectives of deaf culture and discuss the complexities of sexism in the media.  read more »

Topics: Broad Avenue Development Corp, PRIZM Ensemble, Circuit Playhouse, The Junior League

Discover the Arts: April 15- April 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 14th, 2015

Have a glimpse into the Republic of Gabon through its music, food and art, see one of pop music's most powerful voices, behold one of ballet's most iconic stories of good and evil, view artwork deeply tied to place through Delta landscapes, or examine your soul through dance. Anyway you LOOK at it there's a wide variety of art events to check out this weekend.  read more »

Topics: Africa in April, Ballet Memphis, Betsy Brackin Burch, Wendy Moten, Bridging Souls Productions, Hattiloo Theatre

Discover the Arts: April 8 - April 12

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 7th, 2015

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…Enjoy a unique meal at a former firehouse, delight children with a classic children’s literature character, sing along with the beginning of the Midtown Opera Festival, and experience the latest creations from the Dixon’s educational programs. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis Culinary Series, Midtown Opera Festival, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, The Orpheum Theatre

Discover the Arts: April 1 - April 5

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 31st, 2015

Hop around Memphis this weekend, Crosstown: hosts a timed presentation in a relaxed community setting, Cooper Young: has a sampling of new site specific dances and a premiere of a play adapted from the 1899 novel by Kate Chopin, Downtown: view new paintings by Dale McNeil in Memphis' only undergound gallery. read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Voices of the South, TOPS gallery, Racine + Southern Dance Exchange

Discover the Arts: March 25 - March 29

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 24th, 2015

Try one of these events and we guarantee you will be transported to a place you have not been before... Travel with A Tribe Called Quest. Experience Disney magic backed by a live symphony. Take a guided tour of the Brooks Museum's This Light of Ours with Barbara Andrews of the National Civil Rights Museum. Pay-what-you-can to see the CEO/Founder of Hattiloo Theatre, Ekundayo Bendele, in King Hedley II.  read more »

Topics: Documentary Film, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, National Civil Rights Museum, Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Discover the Arts: March 18 - March 22

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 17th, 2015

This beautiful spring weekend... dance through time with company d, walk through Glitch with Hamlett Dobbins (a highly celebrated Memphis artist), sip your way through the Metal Museum as you shop regional artists and craftspeople, and pass through the Spring Break Chalkfest at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. read more »

Topics: Company d, ArtsFirst, ArtsAccelerator, Glitch, Hamlett Dobbins, Cosmic Trunk Show, Metal Museum, Spring Break Chalkfest, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: March 11 - March 15

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 10th, 2015

Experience the joy a young child seeing a theater performance for the first time with Hattiloo at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library for a lively update of Little Red Riding Hood. Reminisce with a New York rapper with Memphis roots at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. You + Me equals a unique opening at Crosstown Arts and hang out at the Lounge where you will hear various musical styles ranging from Big Band, Soul, Hip Hop and everything in between.  read more »

Topics: Hattiloo Theatre, GIVE365, Crosstown Arts, Artistic Lounge, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: March 6-March 8

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 3rd, 2015

Find out how out our relationships influence art, discover how music helped a movement, follow what happens in a post-war drama and fill your weekend with laughter. read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Brooks Museum, Germantown Community Theatre, Memphis Comedy Festival, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: February 26-March 1

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 24th, 2015

Explore the work of Southern filmmakers, celebrate Black History Month, and enjoy a Tony-award winning performance. read more »

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Guest blog by CARAMELIZED, A DOLLAR GOES A LONG WAY AT THE JAMES LEE HOUSE

Posted on February 17th, 2015

Master Chef Jose Gutierrez explained his ArtsMemphis culinary series menu inspiration wisely: “Let the space inspire you.” read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis Culinary Series, PRIZM ENSEMBLE, Master Chef Jose Guiterrez, James Lee House, Kallen Esperian

Discover the Arts: February 19-February 22

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 17th, 2015

Experience new work from the ballet, celebrate with the city and explore the new work of a homegrown artist. read more »

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Discover the Arts: February 12-February 15

Posted on February 10th, 2015

Attend a performance of a lifetime, enjoy a day of theatre, treat yourself to en evening of classical music and celebrate a cult classic. read more »

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Discover the Arts: February 4- February 8

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 3rd, 2015

Enjoy a remarkable piano duo, have a family night filled with music and dancing, support a good cause as you enjoy works from the heart and finally get the chance to watch Oscar-nominated films. read more »

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Discover the Arts: January 29-February 1

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 27th, 2015

Enjoy an interactive performance with the kids, experience the world of dance at new heights, celebrate a musical masterpiece and meet a talented cast of cats & dogs. read more »

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Discover the Arts: January 21 - January 25

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 20th, 2015

Celebrate 31 years of the blues. fall in love with a songstress, explore the world of wine and transform a blank canvas into a work of art. read more »

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Discover the Arts: January 15 - January 18

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 13th, 2015

Get lost on a magical journey, create your own work of art & enjoy a film, celebrate Memphis' growing music scene and treat yourself to a free piano concert.  read more »

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Discover the Arts: January 7-January 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 6th, 2015

Enjoy an extended run of a popular show, put on your blue suede shoes, laugh the night away and celebrate the work of a local artist. read more »

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Discover the Arts: December 25-28

Posted on December 23rd, 2014

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 December 25-December ... read more »

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Discover the Arts: December 18-21

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 16th, 2014

Attend a new kind of dance party, take a trip to vaudeville, get craft for the holidays and enjoy the union of music and art. read more »

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Discover the Arts: December 11-14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 9th, 2014

Enjoy one of everyone's favorite ballets, fly high with the lost boys, have fun in your pajamas and put a fun twist on Shakespeare's hits.  read more »

Topics: Ballet Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, Brooks Museum, Threepenny Theatre Company, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: December 4-December 7

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 2nd, 2014

Enjoy a classic holiday story, shop for unforgettable holiday gifts, usher in the season with beautiful music and revist a beloved children's story. read more »

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Discover the Arts: November 27-30

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 25th, 2014

Explore life's connections through dance, enjoy a Christmas classic on the big stage and take the family on a stellar journey. read more »

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Discover the Arts: November 20-23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 18th, 2014

See an old classic get a new remix, enjoy the music of the holidays, experience the wonders of mixed-media art and celebrate Memphis' rich Jazz culture. read more »

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Discover the Arts: November 12-16

Posted on November 11th, 2014

Show the kids that learning rocks, see a breathtaking spin on the modern circus, discover what matters in Memphis and treat your ears to a night at the symphony.  read more »

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Discover the Arts: November 6-9

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 4th, 2014

Treat yourself to the musical stylings of a family band, enjoy a day of basketball for charity, watch an Agatha Christie classic tale and learn all about duck decoy carving.  read more »

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Discover the Arts: October 30 - November 2

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 28th, 2014

Spend a day with the family at Ducks Unlimited, enjoy a frightful broadcast not for the faint of heart, find out what a film festival has to offer and discover the work of artists from around the city.  read more »

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Discover the Arts: October 23 - October 26

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 21st, 2014

Explore the work of artists from around the city, have a family-fun day at a festival, enjoy a cutting-edge dance company and create a scary Halloween costume. read more »

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Discover the Arts: October 16 - October 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 14th, 2014

Celebrate the third installment of a sensational series, experience the second annual steamroller printing event on broad avenue, see a new play by award-winning playwright and Voices of the South company member, Jerre Dye and join IRIS as one of the greatest violinists of our time, Pinchas Zukerman, makes his Memphis debut. read more »

Topics: IRIS, Ballet Memphis, Voices of the South, Five in One Social Club

Discover the Arts: October 9 - October 12

Posted on October 7th, 2014

Watch the story of Don Juan unfold, show your support for Memphis youth, celebrate 45 years of theatre and enjoy an evening in a well-known mansion.  read more »

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Guest Blog by Caramelized, INTERNATIONAL STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

Posted on October 6th, 2014

ARTSMEMPHIS: INTERNATIONAL STREET FOOD FESTIVAL A welcoming cove in Midtown Memphis sang a different tune last Sunday evening – an international tune, if you will – as over one hundred gathered for a food festival of global cuisine and world-class design. The kick-off event of ArtsMemphis’ culinary series provided classic taste and memorable atmosphere with perfect company and perfect fall weather. read more »

Topics: Culinary Series, Mad & Hungry, Caramelized, ArtsMemphis, Jonathan Magallanes, Jennifer Dickerson, Mac Edwards, Andrew Adams

Discover the Arts: October 2-October 5

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 30th, 2014

Spend your day watching master metalsmiths, watch as one man juggles two employers and enjoy a documentary on hip-hop culture.  read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Playhouse on the Square, Brooks Museum of Art, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: September 25 - September 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 23rd, 2014

Kick off the Culinary Series in the coolest of coves, teach the kids how things move, go on a magic carpet ride and enjoy a night of ballet & jookin'. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Culinary Series, Ballet Memphis, Buckman Performing Arts Center, New Ballet, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: September 18 - September 28

Posted on September 16th, 2014

Attend an opening reception for an eccentric collection, enjoy the classic tale of a famous spider and explore the faces of Memphis. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Hattiloo Theatre, Christian Brothers University. Ballet Memphis, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: September 11-14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 9th, 2014

Explore what Cooper-Young has to offer, have a family-fun night at the theatre, enjoy a movie with the Opera and see what happens when hatred turns into friendship. read more »

Topics: Cooper-Young Festival, The Kroc Center, Opera Memphis, The Circuit Playhouse, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: September 4 - September 7

Posted on September 2nd, 2014

Enjoy an evening in the garden, visit one of America's favorite families, listen to never before heard music and kick off a fall concert series. read more »

Topics: Ballet Memphis, Theatre Memphis, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Levitt Shell, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: August 28 - August 31

Posted on August 26th, 2014

Celebrate Memphis' rich cultural heritage, see what happens when it's time to meet the parents, enjoy a night of jazz in the park and explore the work of an artist turned scientist.  read more »

Topics: Discover the Arts, Center for Southern Folklore, Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis College of Art

Discover the Arts: August 21-August 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 19th, 2014

Watch a Disney classic come to life on stage, celebrate the end of summer, relive the hits of a famous band and show your support through art. read more »

Topics: Playhouse on the Square, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Levitt Shell, Indie Memphis, Memphis Botanic Gardens

Discover the Arts: August 14-August 17

Posted on August 12th, 2014

Rediscover the world of Mr. Warhol, enjoy one of the city's coolest lounges and explore the work of one of Memphis' artists. read more »

Topics: Brooks Museum of Memphis, Artistik Lounge, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: August 7-August 10

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Take the kids to an interactive gallery, explore the world of hip-hop, enjoy a comedy show and discover the work of local artists.  read more »

Topics: Brooks Museum of Memphis, Marshall Arts, Water Tower Pavilion, WKNO, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: July 31 - August 3

Posted on July 29th, 2014

Learn all about applying for a grant, take a look at this century's hottest armor, watch some of Billy Joel's greatest moments and sing along to one of America's favorite musicals. read more »

Topics: ArtsAccelerator, The Metal Museum, Indie Memphis, The Levitt Shell, The Orpheum

Discover the Arts: July 24 - July 27

Posted on July 22nd, 2014

Channel your inner truck driver at the party of the year, celebrate Memphis' vibrant culture, take a trip to Treasure Island and put a twist on dinner theatre. read more »

Topics: ArtsAccelerator, ArtsMemphis, Broad Avenue Pavilion, HypeLife Arts, The Orpheum Theatre,

Discover the Arts: July 16 - July 20

Posted on July 15th, 2014

Watch riveting short films from Sundance, explore a magical backyard with the kids, enjoy a night filled with art and music, and learn how Memphis has influenced a flimmaker's work. read more »

Topics: Indie Memphis, Memphis Botanic Garden, Dixon Gallery and Gardens New Memphis

Discover the Arts: July 10 - July 13

Posted on July 8th, 2014

Enjoy a night of food and fun, explore collage work on a new level, take the kids out to paint and treat your ears to new Memphis music. read more »

Topics: Shell Out for the Arts, Crosstown Arts, UrbanArt, The Forge

Discover the Arts: July 2 - July 6

Posted on July 1st, 2014

Treat your ears to a free concert, explore the wonders of the farmer's market and celebrate America's birthday.  read more »

Topics: Stax, Levitt Shell, Cooper-Young Farmer's Market

Discover the Arts: June 26 - June 29

Posted on June 24th, 2014

Enjoy a variety of performances at a grand opening, spend the evening in Italy, view the work of southern artists and discover the new Beale Street Landing.  read more »

Topics: Hattiloo Theatre, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Number Inc, Beale Street Landing Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: June 19 - June 22

Posted on June 17th, 2014

Travel back to the 1960s, enjoy a night of music and movies with the family, listen to the musical stylings of Stax alumni and dance the night away to the music of Bollywood. read more »

Topics: Playhouse on the Square, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Stax Music Academy, Collage Dance Collective

Discover the Arts: June 12 - June 15

Posted on June 10th, 2014

Treat yourself to a chamber music festival, watch a wedding-themed double feature, see how science inspires art, explore the works of one of America's favorite artists and enjoy a night of electro-funk. read more »

Topics: PRIZM Ensemble, The Orpheum, The Metal Museum, Artistik Approach, Discover the Arts, The Brooks Museum

Discover the Arts: June 5- June 8

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

Enjoy the musical stylings of a family band, view the work of artists from around the country, attend a concert benefiting LeBonheur and explore the new space of a veteran piano teacher.  read more »

Topics: Shell Out for the Arts, Crosstown Arts, Balmoral Chamber Orchestra, Brenda Buford-Shaw

Discover the Arts: May 29- June 1

Posted on May 27th, 2014

Take the family exploring through the gardens, attend the performance party of the year, see Memphis through the eyes of artists and enjoy the arts in a non-traditional space.  read more »

Topics: The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Project Motion,

Discover the Arts: May 22- May 25

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Get a taste of BBQ and explore the gardens, enjoy a family-friendly theatre festival, find out about forges and more and watch what happens when a girl meets a frog. read more »

Topics: The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Voices of the South, Metal Museum, Ballet on Wheels, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: May 15- May 18

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 13th, 2014

Explore an art museum for free, laugh your way back to Ancient Rome, join the bike revolution, experience the stylistic diversity of dance and watch as art imitates life. read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Germantown Community Theatre, Metal Museum, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: May 8- May 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 6th, 2014

Celebrate the presence of the black cultural arts in Memphis, fall in love with a New York based dance company, venture into the world of Vaudeville and treat your ears to some a capella melodies. read more »

Topics: Hattiloo Theatre, Collage Dance Collective, Playhouse on the Square, Delta Capella, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: May 1 - May 4

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 29th, 2014

Enjoy a free bluegrass music festival under the stars, take the kids on a bear hunt, pay homage to the Civil Rights movement through the art of photography and go back in time at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens for a 1920's take on a Shakespearean classic.  read more »

Topics: Germantown Performing Arts Center, The Orpheum Theatre, The Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art and Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: April 25-27

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 22nd, 2014

Discover the arts this weekend! See UnshelteredUnseen at Marshall Arts. Celebrate one of Memphis' historic landmarks when the Tennessee Brewery gets Untapped. Don't miss New Ballet Ensemble's performance of Springloaded. Get a taste of the Hot Foot Honeys, Memphis' only tap dance company. Stroll through the East Buntyn Art Walk. read more »

Topics: UnshelteredUnseen, Marshall Arts, Tennessee Brewery Untapped, East Buntyn Art Walk, Springloaded, New Ballet Ensemble & School, HeArt & Soul, Hot Foot Honeys, The Evergreen Theatre,

Discover the Arts: April 16-April 21

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 15th, 2014

Discover the arts this weekend! Hear the Memphis Boychoir perform a service of Tenebrae. Meet the artists behind the Dixon’s Memphis Illustrated show. Explore imaginative drawing with local artist Melissa Dunn at Flicker Street Studio. Celebrate Earth Day at Shelby Farms with a host of fun, family-friendly activities! read more »

Topics: Memphis Boychoir, St. John's Episcopal Church, Imaginative Drawing, Flicker Street Studio, Arts After Dark, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Down to Earth Festival, Shelby Farms Park and Conservancy

Discover the Arts: April 9-April 12.

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 8th, 2014

See Ballet Memphis’ high flying production of Peter Pan. Check out the action at the Broad Avenue Art Walk. Learn about efforts to make Memphis a healthier city at PechaKucha 9. Witness the expertise of some of Tennessee’s most talented quilters. read more »

Topics: Ballet Memphis, Peter Pan, Broad Avenue Art Walk, PechaKucha 9, Crosstown Arts, Wings Gallery Annual Quilters Show, Wings Cancer Foundation Gallery

Arts In Motion: Ghosts of Crosstown part 2

Posted by Ghost O Crosstown on April 3rd, 2014

Any good ghost knows you can’t possibly pen a great opera without a compelling story and an intriguing score, and that’s just what Ghosts of Crosstown offers: climactic crescendos, a dramatic rise and fall that keeps you wondering what will happen next. Of course, being that I’ve been around the block a few hundred times, I know EXACTLY what to expect.  read more »

Topics: Opera Memphis, ArtsMemphis, Arts in Motion, Midtown Opera Festival

Discover the Arts: April 3-6

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 1st, 2014

Don’t miss the excitement of opening weekend of the second annual Midtown Opera Festival. On Thursday, hit up spark at Crosstown Arts, and then head over to the Hi-Tone to see Bobby Rush. Celebrate Memphis’ most talented student artists at ArtsFest. Celebrate Forging on the River with a Wild Game Dinner at the Metal Museum. read more »

Topics: Midtown Opera Festival, Opera Memphis, spark: loss of innocence, Crosstown Arts, Ballet Memphis, Hi-Tone Cafe, Bobby Rush, Rhodes College, ArtsFest, Wild Game Dinner, Metal Museum

Discover the Arts: March 26-March 29

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 25th, 2014

Discover the arts this weekend! Hear readings by local poetry writers and see works by local artists at Crosstown. Don’t miss one of the world’s leading Shakespeare scholars lecturing on Shakespeare and the humanities at Rhodes College. Get your fix at BROOKS UNCORKED with food, live music and of course, wine. Take in an evening of true stories with Spillit Memphis. read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Impossible Language, Marjorie Garber, Rhodes College, Brooks Uncorked, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Spillit Memphis, Survival

Arts In Motion: Ghosts of Crosstown part 1

Posted by Ghost O Crosstown on March 25th, 2014

Here lies the evolution of Opera and the new angles, messages and audiences it’s reaching. You may know nothing of the subject, be unfamiliar with any noted works or libretti (we’ll get to that one later,) but who said change was easy? Not me. I’m still sneaking up on and scaring the beetlejuice out of people from 1943! By the way, I’m Ghost. Ghost O. Crosstown. (Where’s a rim shot when you need one)?  read more »

Topics: Opera Memphis, ArtsMemphis, Arts in Motion, Midtown Opera Festival

Arts In Motion….bringing you the movement of arts in the city.

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 21st, 2014

ArtsMemphis will present a series of blogs, introducing you to the plans, programs, events, initiatives and campaigns of the organization and its supporters. In each series, we will invite you to the hottest tickets in town, give you background bios on local artists and performers, and share with you everything arts Memphis and its partners have cooking up around the city.  read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis blog, Arts in Motion

Discover the Arts: March 20-March 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 18th, 2014

Take in a free lecture about the historic Memphis Church Kneel-Ins at the Pink Palace. See legendary blues guitarist Taj Mahal at GPAC. Experience Alvin Ailey’s junior dance company, Ailey II. Get into the spirit with Theatre Memphis’ production of Jesus Christ Superstar. read more »

Topics: Pink Palace, The Last Segregated Hour, Taj Mahal Trio, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Ailey II, Buckman Arts Center, Theatre Memphis, Jesus Christ Superstar

Discover the Arts: March 13-16

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 11th, 2014

Get your hands dirty at the Spring Break Chalk Festival at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Find your inspiration with IRIS Orchestra’s performance including Haydn and Brahms pieces. Catch the Box Gallery’s Reflections show before it ends. Do some shopping at the Metal Museum’s Cosmic Trunk Show, featuring a variety of works by Tennessee Craft artists. read more »

Topics: Spring Break Chalk Art Festival, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, IRIS Orchestra, The Company We Keep, Box Gallery, Reflections, Metal Museum, Cosmic Trunk Show

Discover the Arts: March 5-March 9

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 5th, 2014

Discover the arts this weekend! Take in Mostly Memphis by PRIZM Ensemble. See Finding Hillywood. Hear the Wolf River Singers. Experience a performance by Inner City South.  read more »

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Discover the Arts: February 26-March 1

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 25th, 2014

Remember recess? Revisit play-time with the performing and visual arts. Learn why Memphis Matters with Playback Memphis. Support the Dixon and your local craftsmen with a pottery show and sale. Don’t miss the legendary Sharon Jones with local favorite Valerie June in what’s sure to be an unforgettable performance. read more »

Topics: Stax Music Academy, Peace, Love & Soulsville, Memphis Matters, Playback Memphis, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, All That's Clay, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Valerie June, Minglewood Hall

Discover the Arts: February 21-February 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 18th, 2014

Discover a World of Wonders with a weekend of performances by Ballet Memphis. Brush up on your history of English and American Decorative Art with two talks from the Brooks and the Decorative Arts Trust. See young pianist Benjamin Hochman make his IRIS Orchestra debut with Andrew Sullivan’s The Tempest. Take in some of Memphis’ most important contemporary art at a free reception at ArtsMemphis, featuring a talk by Dr. James Patterson, local collector and President of Delta Axis. read more »

Topics: World of Wonders, Ballet Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Decorative Art Trust, Burghley and Burled: A Massive and Stately English Home & American Style, IRIS Orchestra, Benjamin Hochman, Delta Axis, Delta (Axis) Does Memphis, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: February 21-February 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 18th, 2014

Discover a World of Wonders with a weekend of performances by Ballet Memphis. Brush up on your history of English and American Decorative Art with two talks from the Brooks and the Decorative Arts Trust. See young pianist Benjamin Hochman make his IRIS Orchestra debut with Andrew Sullivan’s The Tempest. Take in some of Memphis’ most important contemporary art at a free reception at ArtsMemphis, featuring a talk by Dr. James Patterson, local collector and President of Delta Axis. read more »

Topics: World of Wonders, Ballet Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Decorative Art Trust, Burghley and Burled: A Massive and Stately English Home & American Style, IRIS Orchestra, Benjamin Hochman, Delta Axis, Delta (Axis) Does Memphis, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: February 12-February 16

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 11th, 2014

Find yourself without a date on Valentine’s Day? Fear not, the Brooks has you covered with the second annual Internet Cat Video Festival. If you do need an inspired gift for your sweetheart, visit the Winter Arts Market. See what happens when an American basketball player takes an unlikely gig in Iran. Get silly with musical favorite Spamalot at Playhouse on the Square. read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Internet Cat Video Festival, Winter Arts Market, Southern Circuit, Indie Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, Spamalot

Discover the Arts: February 6-February 9

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 4th, 2014

Dream Big with the Grizzlies at the Brooks. Enjoy an Egyptology presentation of the University of Memphis. Take in the sounds of Robin Bullock aka the “Celtic Guitar God” thanks to MAMA. Sip champagne and buy something for your sweetheart at the Metal Museum. read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Dream Big, University of Memphis, Egyptology, Robin Bullock, Memphis Acoustic Music Assocaition, Champagne Sunday, Metal Musem

Discover the Arts: January 28-February 5

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 28th, 2014

Take in exciting contemporary French cinema at the Tournées French Film Festival at Rhodes College. Don’t miss Tennessee Shakespeare’s innovative take on the Bard’s most famous play. See Big Star drummer Jody Stephens live with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in what’s sure to be an unforgettable Opus One. Join Collage dance Collective for a performance celebrating giants and pioneers of the past. read more »

Topics: Tournees French Festival, Rhodes College, Tennessee Shakespeare Comapny, Romeo and Juliet, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Opus One, Big Star, Collage dance Collective, RISE

Discover the Arts: January 22-January 26

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 21st, 2014

Experience a jam packed weeks of blues music from around the world with the 30th Annual International Blues Challenge.  Exchange local seeds and plant knowledge at the Lictherman Nature Center Seed Swap. Gear up for Valentine’s Day with the romantically concerned Almost, Maine at TheatreWorks. See another date-night play by Voices of the South. read more »

Topics: Blues Foundation, International Blues Challenge, Lichterman Seed Swap, Lichterman Nature Center, Almost Maine, Playhouse on the Square, Yellow Light, Voices of the South, TheatreWorks

Discover the Arts: January 14-January 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 14th, 2014

Don’t miss the wacky and wonderful performance of The Mikado by Opera Memphis. Catch the 3PT perform classic Shakespeare with their production of Macbeth. Experience Christopher Miner’s video work, with the opening of The Gospel According to a Young American. See a screening of Jill Wissmiller’s film, presented by Glitch. read more »

Topics: The Mikado, Opera Memphis, 3PT, Macbeth, Christopher Miner, Clough Hanson Gallery, Jill Wissmiller, Glitch

Discover the Arts: January 10-January 12

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 7th, 2014

See the opening of the ultimate musical parody at Theatre Memphis. Take the kids to see The Fresh Beat Band. Celebrate the rich history of the Center for Southern Folklore at WKNO. Experience the work of metalsmith Andrew Hayes for his “Tributaries” exhibition. read more »

Topics: The Musical of Musicals, Theatre Memphis, The Fresh Beat Band, The Orpheum, Center for Southern Folklore, WKNO, Andrew Hayes, Tributaries, Metal Museum

Happy Holidays from ArtsMemphis!

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 24th, 2013

Thank you for following the arts this year. We hope that you've kept up with the groups that you love and discovered some new favorites. If you like what you've received, share the arts with your friends. Happy holidays! read more »

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Discover the Arts: December 18-22

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 17th, 2013

See much loved NPR broadcaster Carl Kasell live at the Orpheum. See the Metal Museum’s latest creative and humorous exhibit of Metalsmiths at Play. Don’t be a scrooge! Celebrate the holiday season with Theatre Memphis. Take in the Biblically inspired work of African American artists at the Dixon. read more »

Topics: The Orpheum, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Metal Museum, Metalsmiths at Play, Theatre Memphis, A Christmas Carol, Ashe to Amen, Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Discover the Arts: Holiday Edition

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 10th, 2013

There are so many performances, exhibitions and events happening in Memphis to take the chill off of this cold weekend. Have a laugh with Memphis Fried Movie! Learn more about the Threepenny Theatre with the ever-wonderful combination of beer and Shakespeare. Spend the holidays with Sister Myotis in what promises to be a series of festive performances. Enjoy a host of holiday treats and activities at Winterfest at the Brooks. read more »

Topics: Memphis Fried Movie!, Threepenny Theatre, Crosstown Arts, Sister Myotis, Voices of the South, Winterfest, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: Holiday Shopping Edition!

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 3rd, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! Memphis has a host of holiday happenings this weekend, making it easy to support your favorite arts groups AND get your holiday shopping accomplished. Start off the weekend off early on Thursday for an evening of shopping, drinks and bites to support ArtsMemphis at Langford Market. Then hit up the slew of sales happening on Sunday at the Metal Museum, Stax Museum and the Brooks. read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Stax, Langford Market

Discover the Arts: November 26-December 1

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 26th, 2013

What is Latin American art music? Find out from the best at Avanti presented by the Beethoven Club. Shop for gifts by local artists at Winter Arts. Change it up and go see Chatterbox Audio's latest performance.  Kick off the holiday season with a Christmas Spectacular. read more »

Topics: Music and Lindenwood, The Christmas Spectacular, Avanti Concert, Beethoven Club, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Chatterbox Audio Theatre, McCoy Theatre, Winter Arts

Discover the Arts: November 21-November 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 19th, 2013

Do you want to support Memphis College of Art and get your holiday shopping taken care of?  This weekend, take in the sounds of the first annual Memphis International Jazz Festival. Celebrate the rerelease of Craig Brewer's first film. Get all of your holiday shopping done at the 64th Annual Memphis College of Art Holiday Bazaar. See the unveling of a V&E sculpture at Lick Creek.  read more »

Topics: Memphis International Jazz Festival, The Poor and the Hungry, Black Lodge Video, Holiday Bazaar, Memphis College of Art, MemFeast 4, Crosstown Arts

Discover the Arts: November 15-November 17

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 12th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Celebrate the 85th birthday of The Orpheum Theatre with an art auction. Don’t miss the IRIS Orchestra debut of young clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein. Hear a lecture by internationally-renowned artist Theaster Gates. Learn the tricks of the metal working trade. read more »

Topics: The Orpheum Theatre, Art Auction, IRIS Orchestra, Theaster Gates, Crosstown Arts, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Metal Museum

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. read more »

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

Discover the Arts: October 30-November 3

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 29th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Experience the best in independent film making right here in Memphis with local festival Indie Memphis,.Enjoy an Argentinean-style bonfire feast at Foxfield with St. Jude Chefs Miles McMath and Rick Farmer, Kevin Shockency from the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club and Lee Richardson. See an Agatha Christie classic a Germantown Community Theatre. Celebrate Memphis' finest blues musicians and BBQ, all in support of blind college students in Tennesseee. read more »

Topics: Indie Memphis Film Festival, Indie Memphis, Foxfield, 48 Hour Bonfire Weekend, ArtsMemphis Culinary Series, Black Coffee, Germantown Community Theatre, Braille, Blues and BBQ

Discover the Arts: Halloween Edition!

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 22nd, 2013

Discover the arts this Halloween week! There are plenty of spooky arts events happening in Memphis this fall. See New Moon Theatre Company’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Then, don’t miss Theatre Memphis’ performance of Mel Brooks’ interpretation of the classic with Young Frankenstein. Celebrate the Day of the Dead with an unforgettable party at the Brooks. On a less scary note, the seventh annual RiverArtsFest is also this weekend and not to be missed. read more »

Topics: New Moon Theatre Company, Frankenstein, Theatre Memphis, Young Frankenstein, Day of the Dead, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, RiverArtsFest, Historic South Main Arts District

Discover the Arts: October 16-October 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 15th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  See a documentary chronicling the origins of zombies on film. Hear writer, musician and punk pioneer Richard Hell reading from his new autobiography. Celebrate Crosstown with a neighborhood block party. Experience the opening weekend of the River Project 2 by Ballet Memphis. read more »

Topics: Southern Circuit Birth of the Living Dead, Indie Memphis, University of Memphis, Richard Hell, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Crosstown Arts, Crosstown Block Party, River Project 2, Ballet Memphis, Playhouse on the Square

Discover the Arts: October 11-October 13

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 8th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Join in on the conversation about the history and future of the book at a free symposium at Rhodes College. Support the Levitt Shell with a star-studded evening in Overton Park. Hear IRIS orchestra perform a piece by Peter Serkin, inspired by the works of Mark Rothko. See the Blair String Quartet—Memphis and Nashville’s own chamber musicians in an intimate setting. read more »

Topics: The Past and Future of the Book, Rhodes College, Stars at the Shell, Levitt Shell, IRIS Orchestra, Peter Serkin's Passionate Colors, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Blair String Quartet, Memphis Chamber Music Society

Discover the Arts: October 3-October 8

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 1st, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Get inspired by two of Memphis’ greatest assets—the Mississippi River and the arts—with Ballet Memphis’ River Project Symposium. Shell Out for the Arts with Vaneese Thomas in Overton Park. Explore the intersections of various artistic mediums with a panel discussion hosted by IRIS Orchestra. read more »

Topics: Ballet Memphis, The River Project Symposium, Culinary Series, The Arcade Restaurant, Crosstown Arts, Shell Out for the Arts, Levitt Shell, IRIS Orchestra

Discover the Arts: September 26 - September 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 25th, 2013

 Discover the arts this weekend! Get your shopping done after dark on Broad Avenue. Support St. Jude and local artists through the innovative Science of Art opening. Celebrate Hispanic art at Art Village. Don't miss the Southern Junkers Fall Market, full of creatively repurposed items. See local artist Jamond Bullock's "Road to Success" mural dedicated. read more »

Topics: Art of Science, Memphis College of Art, Broad Avenue Night Market, Hispanic Heritage Month, Southern Junkers Fall Market, UrbanArt Commission, Jamond Bullock

Discover the Arts: Wednesday, September 18-Sunday, September 22

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 17th, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! Learn about the world of DIY film with a movie from Indie Memphis. Choose from two amazing shows at GPAC—or go to both! Wish the New Ballet Ensemble a happy 10th birthday with a performance of Free Fall. Experience Gonerfests of years past with a photo exhibit at Crosstown Arts. read more »

Topics: GPAC, Indie Memphis, Pilobolus, Free Fall, New Ballet Ensemble, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Amy Lavere, Gonerfest, Goner Records, Crosstown Arts, How to Make a Movie

The River Project Symposium

Posted by Lauren Kennedy on September 16th, 2013

Having grown up in this area and spent time in Memphis as a kid, it can be easy to take for granted how impressive the Mississippi River is. I was reminded of this when one of my best friends from Texas came to visit and told me that crossing the Mississippi River as he was driving in was one of the coolest experiences he has had. The breadth of the river, the seemingly slow but constant movement of it, the knowledge that you aren’t likely to swim across it easily and watching it rise and fall… it really is incredible to behold. Add to all of that the enormously rich history ... read more »

Topics: River Project Symposium, Mississippi River, Rhodes College, Crosstown Arts, Ballet Memphis, University of Memphis, Center for Earthquake Research and Information, Playhouse on the Square

Discover the Arts: September 11-September 15

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 10th, 2013

Discover the arts the weekend! Spark your creativity with the performing arts on YouTube. See the opening weekend of Hattiloo’s The Whipping Man. Experience a soulful ballet performance by Collage dance Collective. Take the kids to make a multimedia creation at the Brooks. read more »

Topics: spark, Ballet Memphis, The Whipping Man, Hattiloo Theatre, Soul Suites, Collage dance Collective, Creation Station, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

High Cotton-Soul Table/Sing for yo' Suppa

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 9th, 2013

On Saturday night, we celebrated the second of twelve installments in our 2013 Culinary Series | Beauty and the Feast, Love on the Installment Plan at the Metal Museum with delectable food and an amazing band. Karen Carrier (Executive Chef/Owner, The Beauty Shop Restaurant and Lounge, Bar DKDC, Mollie Fontaine Lounge, Another Roadside Attraction Catering) served up a beautiful fruit salad and a tower of steamed mussels that was to die for. Brett "Shaggy" Duffee (Chef de Cuisine, Bayona - New Orleans) sent out plates of whole fish with the best cauliflower we've ever tasted. Derek Emerson ... read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Marcella Simien, Karen Carrier, Derek Emerson, Shaggy Duffee, 2013 Culinary Series, Emma Lincoln, Terrance Simien

Discover the Arts: September 5-September 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 3rd, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! Sing for yo’ Suppa with Zydeco king Terrance Simien and swamp princess, Marcella Simien on the bluffs of the Mississippi. Kick off Ballet Memphis’ season en pointe and en vogue with a runway show featuring the company’s most beautiful costumes. See Inner City South’s one-of-a-kind fusion of hip-hop and spoken word. Hear about the inspirations for the work of two of Memphis’ favorite young artists. read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Marcella Simien, Culinary Series, Sing fo yo' Suppa, ArtsMemphis, Ballet Memphis, enpointe/envogue, Inner City South, The Fusion Network Hip Hop Theatre, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, A Different Kind of Landscape: Maysey Craddock and Erin Harmon

Discover the Arts: August 29-Septemeber 1

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 27th, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! Hear voices from the grave performed by Chatterbox. Enjoy a free festival featuring the best of Memphis’ musical heritage on Main Street. See Proof’s final run at Theatre Memphis. Spend Labor Day watching a steamroller print woodcuts and get one of your own.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. read more »

Topics: Chatterbox Audio Theatre, Spoon River Anthology, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, Center for Southern Folklore, Theatre Memphis, Proof, Steamroller Printing, Social Club

Discover the Arts: August 22-August 25

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 20th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Bid on pieces of Art from the Heart and support Page Robbins. See Memphis’ own Big Star reunited in their concert film at the Levitt Shell. Bring the kids to the Dixon for a night of family fun, art and live music. Support Collage dance Collective at their Jazz Brunch with great music and delicious food. read more »

Topics: Art from the Heart, Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center, Big Star, Levitt Shell, Indie Memphis, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Family Night, Collage dance Collective, Sunday Social Jazz Brunch

Discover the Arts: August 14-August 18

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 13th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Support an up and coming fashion illustrator. Kick off Theatre Memphis’ 2013-2014 season with The Royal Family. Bid on the works of your favorite local artists and support Baptist Trinity Hospice at The Art of Caring. See the works of two of the South's beloved artists-Carroll Cloar and Eudora Welty-come together as a collaborative performance. read more »

Topics: Theatre Memphis, The Royal Family, Kris Keys, The Road to London College of Fashion, The Art of Caring, Baptist Trinity Hospice, Voices of the South, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Carroll Cloar, Eudora Welty

Discover the Arts: August 8-August 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 6th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Support Memphis’ budding visual arts scene and celebrate the launch of ArtsMemphis’ ArtsAccelerator Fund with a night full of art, dancing and some surprises along the way! See the famed International Guitar Duo perform a range of duets. Rock out at the Levitt Shell with the Stones’ infamous Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus film. Spend Sunday afternoon browsing and buying the works of local Memphis artists at the Orpheum. read more »

Topics: ArtsAccelerator Fund, Crosstown Arts, International Guitar Duo, MAMA, Indie Memphis, Levitt Shell, Rock 'N' Roll Circus, The Orpheum

Discover the Arts: August 1-August 4

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 30th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Want to do something epic? Explore Broad Avenue on a quest for the finest treasures that the arts district has to offer. In keeping with the mythology theme, see Voices of the South’s modern interpretation of the story of Icarus. “Come on down” to the Price is Right at David Lusk Gallery for great deals on original artwork. See artwork from some of the area’s most talented visual artists at WKNO. read more »

Topics: Broad Avenue, Broad after 5 Sunset Quest, Memphis Germantown Art League Exhibition, WKNO, Reasons for falling: a story of Icarus, Voices of the South, The Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery

Summer of Cloar

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 25th, 2013

Like Memphis’ heat index, The Summer of Cloar is heating up, offering a host of exhibits and events for everyone, from those unfamiliar with Carroll Cloar’s work to his biggest fans. University of Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, David Lusk Gallery and Christian Brothers University came together to produce the collective examination of the Memphis artist’s work to celebrate his centennial. Each site gives a different perspective on Cloar’s life and work for a truly collaborative, comprehensive look at his contributions to American art. The exhibits have received ... read more »

Topics: Summer of Cloar, Carroll Cloar, Stanton Thomas, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, University of Memphis, David Lusk Gallery, Christian Brothers University, DeltaArts

Discover the Arts: July 25-July 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 23rd, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Go back in time—to the Old Testament and the 1970s—with a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Continue the flashback with The Doors’ legendary Hollywood Bowl performance right here in Memphis. Get funky with the Stax Music Academy Alumni Band at B.B. Kings. Make your own bronze metal molds at the Botanic Garden. read more »

Topics: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Kroc Center of Memphis, Indie Memphis, Levitt Shell, Concert Film Series, Stax Music Academy Alumni Band, B.B. Kings, Memphis Botanic Garden, Metal Clay Mold Mania,

Rants & Raves - A Review of 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

Posted by Glenda Mace on July 18th, 2013

 It's 1956 and at TheatreWorks the widows are gathered for the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein annual quiche breakfast. 1956 was almost 50 years ago. Dwight D. Eisenhower was President and Richard Nixon was vice President. Elvis had his first chart hit “Heartbreak Hotel.” Damn Yankees won a Tony for best musical. Crinolines were in fashion. Anyone remember crinolines? They were just a little more manageable than the hoop skirt. The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that segregation on Alabama buses was unconstitutional. Nekita Kruschev was ... read more »

Topics: Rants & Raves, Reviews, 5 Lesbians eating A Quiche, TheatreWorks, Glenda Mace

Discover the Arts: July 18-20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 16th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! For theatre-loving kids, Theatre Memphis’ ShoWagon and youth company present “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” For theatre-loving adults, The Break-Up Show 3 has tales of heartbreak and rejection.  #makeascene with Opera Memphis’ Summer Conservatory performance. Enjoy blues and barbeque on the banks of the Mississippi at WEVL’s beloved fundraiser. read more »

Topics: Theatre Memphis, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Crosstown Arts, The Break-Up Show 3, Opera Memphis, #makeascene, Summer Conservatory, WEVL, Blues on the Bluff

Discover the Arts: July 12-July 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 9th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Hit the Material's visual arts community retrospective as they celebrate the production of 100+ gallery shows. There will be kid-friendly culture galore with hands-on activities, live music and performance art at the Brooks' Carroll Cloar Family Day. Big News! Former Led Zeppelin front man, Robert Plant will be right here in Memphis this weekend.  Going to be in Midtown?  Don't miss what’s sure to be a packed-lawn concert at the Levitt Shell!  This season's closer is going to outdo all other closers with performances by some of Memphis' ... read more »

Topics: Material Anthology, Crosstown Arts, Carroll Cloar Family Day, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Robert Plant, Live at the Garden, Memphis Botanic Gardens, The Recording Academy, 40th Anniversary Concert, Levitt Shell, Beijing Flickers, Global Lens 2013, Indie Memphis, Benjamin L. Hooks Library

Discover the Arts: July 4-July 10

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 2nd, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! For the best of local visual art, make sure to visit Scope, an exhibition of Memphis College of Art students, faculty and alumni before it closes on Saturday. Looking for a family friendly way to celebrate the Fourth? Don’t miss The Freedom Concert featuring the Ceremonial Navy Band of the Mid-South at Shelby Farms. Feeling inspired? Learn the art of mixed media collage with Kerrie Rogers at Flicker Street Studio on Saturday. And if you’re in an international mood, Memphis Acoustic Music Association presents Choro das 3, a performance and workshop ... read more »

Topics: Scope, Memphis College of Art, Mixed Media Collage, Flicker Street Studio, Memphis Acoustic Music Association, Choro das 3, The Freedom Concert, Ceremonial Navy Band of the Mid-South, Shelby Farms Park

Discover the Arts: June 27-June 30

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 25th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Don’t miss the performance of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. by young thespians from Germantown Community Theatre at the Kroc Center. On Friday, catch the DVD release of Craig Brewer’s Indie Origins and support Black Lodge Video, Memphis’ independent video store with screenings, live music and free pizza. Get in some exercise and culture with a bike tour to Crittenden County to explore some of the sites featured in Carroll Cloar’s work, lead by Memphis Brooks Museum of Art curator, Dr. Stanton Thomas. Spend your Sunday at the Blues City ... read more »

Topics: Aladdin, Jr., Germantown Community Theatre, Indie Origins, Indie Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Bike to Cloar, Summer of Cloar, Blues City Cultural Center, Whitehaven PopUp ArtsFest

Rants & Raves - A Review of The Color Purple

Posted by Glenda Mace on June 24th, 2013

The Color Purple opened Friday at Playhouse on the Square, the regional premiere of this 2006, Tony nominated musical. Tony Horne has directed this show with skill and insight and it is definitely destined for local nomination as one of the best musicals of the 2013 Memphis Theatre season. It is a music filled story that covers four decades and two continents, a story of abuse and deprivation that resolves in love and redemption. read more »

Topics: Rants & Raves, Reviews, The Color Purple, Playhouse on the Square, Glenda Mace

Discover the Arts: June 20-June 25

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 18th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Need an outing for the whole family? Support ArtsMemphis at Shell Out for the Arts for an evening of wine, beer and dinner from Fratelli’s, great music by John Nemeth and the Bo-Keys and a special kids’ activity by Theatre Memphis. Experience a weekend of chamber music by some of the nation’s most talented musicians at the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, produced by Luna Nova Music. Pay homage to one of Memphis’ most important assets—our teachers—at Playback Memphis’ Memphis Matters Celebrates Teachers performance. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Shell Out for the Arts, John Nemeth and the Bo-Keys, Theatre Memphis, Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, Luna Nova Music, Playback Memphis, Memphis Matters Celebrates Teachers, Sid Selvidge, Levitt Shell

Rants & Raves - A Review of Deathtrap by Ira Levin

Posted by Glenda Mace on June 17th, 2013

Deathtrap, the well-constructed 1972 thriller by Ira Levin opened last weekend at Circuit Playhouse. The play opens on an expensively appointed room in the Connecticut residence of Sydney and Myra Bruhl. Sydney’s extensive collection of antique weapons is prominently displayed on the walls. The atmosphere suggests some wealth, certainly comfortable living. Sydney Bruhl is a renowned writer of Broadway thrillers, but these days he is on the skids. He hasn’t had a hit in years. His last play was produced on Broadway and was a significant flop. Myra’s wealth is dwindling. The ... read more »

Topics: Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Deathtrap, Glenda Mace, Rants & Raves, Reviews

Discover the Arts: June 13-June 16

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 11th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Want to know about Memphis’ most creative projects and ideas? Attend Crosstown Art’s Pecha Kucha Night Volume 7 for 20 minute presentations about any- and everything. Fall under Rhett Butler’s spell at The Orpheum’s Summer Movie Series’ showing of Gone with the Wind. Struggling with writer’s block? Catch a showing of Deathtrap from Playhouse on the Square, a play that’s equal parts funny and fatal. Then spend Saturday night with Todd Snider and some very special guests at his free What the Folk! Festival at the Levitt ... read more »

Topics: Pecha Kucha, Crosstown Arts, The Orpheum Summer Movie Series, The Orpheum, The Deathrap, Playhouse on the Square, What the Folk? Fest, Levitt Shell

Discover the Arts: June 7-June 9

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 4th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Antiques Roadshow aficionado? Find out what your jewelry and fine and decorative art is worth at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ appraisal event with Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers. Looking for a historic, haunted and dog friendly activity? Sign up for Elmwood Cemetery’s Pawing through History Tour! Need a family-friendly day of fun? Head to Overton Park for A Day of Merrymaking with food, music, art, games and storytelling to celebrate Overton Bark’s first birthday. Leave the kids at home for a Sunday afternoon screening of Room 237, a ... read more »

Topics: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, What's it Worth Appraisals, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Room 237, Overton Park, A Day of Merrymaking Elmwood Cemetery, Pawing Through the Past

Nationally Renowned Artist Carroll Cloar Returns Home

Take advantage of a delightful opportunity to experience a Mid-South native’s famous artwork that portrays the American South.  You will feel right at home as you walk through and explore the beautiful, playful art of Carroll Cloar and his familiar Delta scenery. read more »

Topics: Boyle Investment Company, Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: May 30 - June 2

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 28th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Get your weekend humming at the Kroc Center’s Best of Broadway Dinner Theatre.  Enjoy a three course meal and hits from Tony Award winning musicals of the past 60 years!  Celebrate the beginning of summer with food, drinks, dancing and nautical fun at the Metal Museum’s Great Mississippi Whale Watch: A Party on the Bluff.  Ever wondered - Are 250 Hydrangeas Really Enough?  This weekend you can get some answers from Dr. David Creech, Professor of Horticulture at Austin State University in Texas, as he discusses the ... read more »

Topics: Best of Broadway Dinner Theatre, Kroc Center, Great Mississippi Whale Watch, Metal Museum, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Are 250 Hydrangeas Really Enough?, Ballet on Wheels, The Wiz

Discover the Arts: May 23 - May 27

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 21st, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Celebrate Memorial Day with lots of free or nearly free arts events.  Bring a blanket and enjoy the air at the Levitt Shell on Thursday night as they kick-off their 2013 season with the North Mississippi AllStars and Sons of Mudbug.  Check out some funky art at The Rozelle Warehouse’s show “All My Rowdy Friends” featuring collaborative work by four teams of Memphis artists.  Don’t miss the chance to take the kids to the 8th Annual Memphis Children’s Theatre Festival!  Presented by Voices of the South and ... read more »

Topics: Memorial Day, Free Events, Levitt Shell, North Mississippi Allstars, Rozelle Warehouse, Memphis Children's Theatre Festival, Voices of the South, Rhodes College, Bikesploitation, Crosstown Arts

Rants & Raves - A Review of Miss Saigon

Posted by Glenda Mace on May 17th, 2013

Miss Saigon opened last weekend at Playhouse on the Square. What a beautiful production: beautiful lighting, beautiful music, beautifully costumed, beautifully directed and beautifully told. I saw the touring production at the Orpheum several years ago and somehow missed the love story entirely. The space was too large and there were too many technical fireworks. In the intimate setting, that is Playhouse on the Square, director, Jordan Nichols, has concentrated on the story and highlighted the music. He has cast wonderful actors to tell the tale and beautiful voices to sing it. read more »

Topics: Rants & Raves, Reviews, Miss Saigon, Playhouse on the Square

Discover the Arts: May 16 - May 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 14th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Buckle up the kids and jump in the fast-lane for Germantown Community Theatre’s energetic presentation of the aggressively outrageous musical hit Ruthless. Join the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and conductor Mei-Ann Chen for a musical celebration of Gershwin’s “The Porgy and Bess Suite”, 2012 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical Revival. Watch Project Motion make art come to life through dance at Victorian Village’s Woodruff-Fontaine House. All new choreography creates a one-of-a-kind dance and theatre experience. Saturday at ... read more »

Topics: Ruthless (the musical), Germantown Community Theatre, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Porgy and Bess, Project: Motion, House Happening, Crosstown Arts, Memfeast, Caritas Village, Superhero Showdown

Discover the Arts: May 8 - May 12

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 7th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Choose from a mind-boggling array of culture – the buffet this weekend includes Grammy winner and bluegrass pioneer Dr. R. Stanley in a historic performance at the Buckman Center, free martial arts demonstrations followed by a screening of Sword of Doom at the Brooks Museums’ Samurai Sundown Film Series and Demonstrations, and a family friendly rooftop preview of Ballet Memphis’ season finale Taking Flight at the top of the Peabody hotel.  Snack throughout the weekend on Memphis Social, a unique weekend long event mixing ... read more »

Topics: Dr. Ralph Stanley, Buckman Center for Performing Arts, Samurai Sundown Film Series and Demonstrations, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Ballet Memphis, The Peabody Memphis, Taking Flight, Memphis Social, Miss Saigon, Playhouse on the Square

Discover the Arts: May 2-May 6

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 30th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Yay!  It’s Memphis in May – Memphis’ most exciting and eventful time of the year.  Kick if off at the 37th anniversary of the Beale Street Music Festival, a 3-day multi-stage event on the Mississippi River. Join Memphis in May International Festival’s salute to Sweden, its culture, customs and cuisine, with a wide variety of performances and exhibitions all over town. Need a way to get around?  Be one of the first to hop on the best sightseeing value in town – the Memphis Hop bus. Take the Hop to Stax to learn ... read more »

Topics: Memphis in May, Memphis Hop, Beale Street Music Fest, Memphis Hop, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Stax Museum, Memphis Botanic Gardens, Icehotel Photo Exhibit, Made in Sweden: 20th Century, Giving the Music Back, Memphis Hop Unveiling

Discover the Arts: April 25-April 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 23rd, 2013

 Discover the arts this weekend!  For family friendly fun, head to Stax to the Max, an all day outdoor music and arts festival presented by ArtsMemphis. Spend the weekend watching groundbreaking films and music videos from Memphis and around the world at the On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Fest or take in some contemporary fine art at Memphis College of Art’s MFA Thesis exhibition featuring work from MCA Masters of Fine Arts candidates.  Be there when A Murder is Announced at Germantown Community Theatre.  Watch Miss Marple solve a classic Christie ... read more »

Topics: Stax to the Max, Soulsville, On Location: Memphis, MFA Thesis exhibition, Memphis College of Art, A Murder is Announced, Germantown Community Theatre

Discover the Arts: April 18-April 21

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 16th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Come out for four days of fun, festivities and food at the Africa in April Festival highlighting the Republic of Senegal.  Head to Art Walk at the Broad Avenue Arts District to enjoy art, dance, live music AND men walking in high heels!  Put on your sparkly red shoes and prepare yourself for a new perspective on the great American fairytale as Ballet Memphis premieres Wizard of Oz.  Get jazzy with Rhodes College and Crosstown Arts as they present Jazz at Crosstown and/or head to the Monterey Jazz Festival at GPAC where they promise to ... read more »

Topics: Africa in April, Art Walk, Broad Avenue Arts District, Wizare of Oz, Ballet Memphis, Jazz at Crosstown, Rhodes College, Crosstown Arts, Monterey Jazz Festival, GPAC

Discover the Arts: April 11- April 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 9th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Drop-in with the kids to the Memphis Brooks Museum for some light-hearted sprayed watercolor art-making at their Creation Station: April Showers event on Saturday.  Get deep and explore the vagaries of human nature with Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s elegant Edwardian production of Hamlet at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens.  Get rockin’ with Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl in his filmmaking debut. Don’t miss the chance to see Grohl both explore and make music history with Music Documentary- Sound City at the Memphis Brooks ... read more »

Topics: Creation Station: April Showers, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Hamlet, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Sound City, 9-O-One Love Community Celebrations

Discover the Arts: April 4- April 7

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 2nd, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Bring the entire family to celebrate student achievement in the arts and witness the power of arts in education at ArtsFest 2013.  Experience 3 nights of fashion and excitement as Memphis Fashion Weekend highlights the work of 9 national and local designers.  Join ArtsMemphis as we showcase Memphis’ vibrant art and design culture with a fashion inspired exhibition including work by several Memphis artists as well as sketches from the emerging fashion designers chosen to participate in Memphis Fashion Weekend. read more »

Topics: Memphis City Schools, ArtsFest, Memphis Fashion Weekend, ArtsMemphis, fashion plate

Discover the Arts: March 28- March 31

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 26th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Come out on Saturday, March 30 for an all day celebration of the city you call home.  The Heart of Memphis Festival at Tiger Lane will bring together all the things that make Memphis a great place to live, work and play, including music, food and art.  Proof positive that our city exudes creativity and stands for artistic excellence “Present Tense – the Arts of Memphis from 2001-Now” features the work of over seventy Memphis-area contemporary artists.  All that celebrating making you feel like singing and dancing?  ... read more »

Topics: The Heart of Memphis Festival, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Present Tense, Theatre Memphis, A Chorus Line

Rants & Raves - A Review of Angels in America Part I

Posted by Glenda Mace on March 25th, 2013

Angels in AmericaPart I: Millennium Approaches read more »

Topics: Playhouse on the Square, Angels in America, Glenda Mace, Rants & Raves, Reviews

Discover the Arts: March 21- March 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 19th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Take the kids on an intergalactic musical adventure with The Voca People, March 24 at the Germantown Performing Arts Center.  Explore some adult themes at Playhouse on the Square, as they present Parts One & Two of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award- winning epic, Angels in America. Experience the jaw-dropping talent of ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro at Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative ... read more »

Topics: Germantown Performing Arts Center, Playhouse on the Square, Angels in America, Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center

Discover the Arts: March 14- March 17

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 12th, 2013

 Discover the arts this weekend!  Take a “Spring Break”   Thursday at the Brooks Museum’s “Spring Break Chalk Festival”, with food trucks and local artists.  Spring is all about the weather so check out “When Weather Moves Metal: Whirligigs & Weathervanes”.  Exuberant and whimsical, it’s an exhibition of kinetic weather driven machines at the Metal Museum.  Saturday, get a head start on “the wearing of the green” and set your feet a’ tappin, Irish-style with Atlantic Steps, an ... read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Chalk Art Festival, Metal Museum, Atlantic Steps, Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, Angels in America, Playhouse on the Square, Memphis Knit Mafia, Yarn Bomb

Discover the Arts: March 6 - March 10

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 5th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Attend multiple events, each featuring multiple artists!  Start with Crosstown Arts’ Pecha Kucha Night with presenters from ArtsMemphis and the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, among others. Catch the final performance of Footnotes 4-Lifted, an evening of collaborative dance combining the work of ten area dance groups. On Saturday March 9, head to the Metal Museum for the Cosmic Trunk Show where several museum store artists will be displaying an array of wares, or get tuned into spring at the multi-talented Wolf River Singers’ Spring ... read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Pecha Kucha, ArtsMemphis, Footnotes 4- Lifted, Metal Museum, Cosmic Trunk Show, Wolf River Singers

Rants & Raves - A Review of Cosmic Bodies by Michael Velliquette

Posted by Sarah Knowles on March 5th, 2013

In his lecture preceding the opening night of Cosmic Bodies, Michael Velliquette described an early installation of his, titled The You in the I, as dealing with “homemade cosmology” and a myriad of different elements in a “coextensive space.” Though they may have evolved and perhaps become more refined over the years, both themes are reflected in his current works at the Clough-Hanson Gallery in his show titled Cosmic Bodies. read more »

Topics: Rhodes College, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Cosmic Bodies, Michael Velliquette

Discover the Arts: Feb. 27 – Mar. 3

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 26th, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! March into the month with musical madness!  Dazzle the kids with The Wiz at Poplar Pike Playhouse, enjoy some adult time at the racy and raucous opening of Playhouse on the Square’s Debbie Does Dallas at The Circuit Playhouse, or spend some magical moments at Quilters – A Musical, presented by Germantown Community Theatre.  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 ... read more »

Topics: The Wiz, Poplar Pike Playhouse, Playhouse on the Square, Debbie Does Dallas, Circuit Playhouse, Quilters - A Musical, Germantown Community Theatre

Discover the Arts: Feb. 20 - Feb. 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 19th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Memphis College of Art hosts three events, in one location, within two hours, setting a world record! Also impressive, in one day, the Memphis Brooks Museum hosts an art workshop, a tour and dance lessons. On Friday evening Ballet Memphis opens Family Matters followed by a panel discussion, at Playhouse on the Square. 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 ... read more »

Topics: Memphis Collage of Art, Sorrows of War, Kong Wee Pang, Kim Cridler, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Brooks Milongas, Gallery Tours, Art After Dark, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Germantown Community Theatre

Discover the Arts: Feb. 13 - Feb. 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 12th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Go insane at Five in One listening to Berlin Based Beatjazz, share Maxine Strawder's passion for dance, take the whole family to the Dixon for free and visit the ArtsMemphis Group Exhibition honoring Emmett O'Ryan, featuring 12 local artists. 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 ... read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Emmett O'Ryan Award Group Exhibition, Project:Motion, Onyx Ashanti, Five in One, Memphis Art Family Day, Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Special Edition: Discover the Arts - Black History Month in Memphis

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 4th, 2013

Discover the arts this month! As a city with such a rich legacy of both African-American history and the arts, it’s no surprise that Memphis’ arts groups are celebrating Black History Month with a variety of vibrant and engaging events. Here are some ways for you to celebrate Black History Month with the arts. 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. Below we've highlighted just a few of many ... read more »

Topics: Black History Month, Discover the Arts, Stax Music Academy, Memphis College of Art, Playhouse on the Square, Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Ballet on Wheels

Rants & Raves- A Review of Sunset Boulevard at Playhouse on the Square

Posted by Glenda Mace on January 30th, 2013

Sunset Boulevard Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton Sunset Boulevard, the musical based on the 1950 Billy Wilder movie about the silent screen star who has been rejected by Hollywood with the advent of talkies, opened Friday night at Playhouse on the Square. read more »

Topics: Sunset Boulevard, Playhouse on the Square, Glenda Mace, Rants & Rave Reviews, Reviews

Discover the Arts: Jan. 31 - Feb. 5

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 29th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! See the Cannon Center lose its roof, have your stories played back to you and survey ten plus years of great contemporary art. Plus, RISE with Collage dance Collective and go the Wild West with Opera Memphis. 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 recommended just a few of many performances and ... read more »

Topics: Memphis Matters, Playback Memphis, Elixir of Love, Opera Memphis. RISE: Winter Concert, Collage dance Collective, Present Tense: The Art of Memphis from 2001-Now, STAX Music Academy, Black History Month

Rants & Raves - A Review of The Mountaintop

Posted by Glenda Mace on January 23rd, 2013

The Mountaintop, a play by Memphis native Katori Hall opened Friday at Circuit Playhouse to a sold out house. A collaboration of Circuit Playhouse and Hattiloo Theatre it was a stellar opening night with the Olivier winning Ms. Hall in attendance. The Mountaintop made its world premiere in a three-week run at London’s Theatre 503 in June 2009, and then transferred to the West End’s Trafalgar Studio 1. The production received two Evening Standard Awards nominations, including Most Promising Playwright, and was awarded the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play. read more »

Topics: The Mountaintop, Circuit Playhouse, Hattiloo Theatre, Rants & Raves, Glenda Mace, Katori Hall

Discover the Arts: Jan. 24 - Jan. 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 22nd, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! You can hear the North Mississippi Allstars backed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, go to the world's foremost amateur blues competition on Beale Street, see a renowned folk band in a local cafe and go to two FREE classical concerts in just ONE weekend.  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 ... read more »

Topics: North Mississippi Allstars, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, The Stray Birds, Memphis Acoustic Music Association, Otherland's, Luna Nova Ensemble, Memphis Repertory Orchestra

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. read more »

Topics: 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

Discover the Arts: Jan. 10 - Jan. 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 8th, 2013

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events! Find out why Theatre Memphis and the Memphis Brooks Museum are bringing back SUPER popular events Altar Boyz and the British Arrows Awards while the Memphis Symphony combines the music of Leonard Bernstein and Beethoven with dance. 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 10 - 14. read more »

Topics: British Arrows Awards, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Altar Boyz, Theatre Memphis, Beethoven, Bernstein, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Memphis, U-DIG Dance Academy, Kaleidoscope Club, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis Unchained, Crosstown Arts

Discover the Arts: Jan. 3 - Jan. 6

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 1st, 2013

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events! Add an element of the arts to all your 2013 New Year's resolutions. Take dance classes to get fit, honor Memphis' rich cultural hertiage with Elvis and celebrate the rising stars at the Memphis College of Art. 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 3 - 6. read more »

Topics: Bridging Souls Productions, 2013 Dance Classes, Memphis College of Art, Siphne Sylve, Left Hand Siging, Playhouse on the Square, Aloha Evlis, Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Discover the Arts: Dec. 20 - Dec. 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 18th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events! Spend quality time with your family at a holiday movie, shopping or at home. 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 holiday performances from December 20 - 23 read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Robots, Vampires and Satellites, Art After Dark, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, MEMShop, Chatterbox Audio Theatre

Rants & Raves - A Review of Melissa Farris' "Happy Cannibals" at Material Art Space

Posted by Sarah Knowles on December 13th, 2012

Whimsical, pastel frames and delicate brush stroke and color choice may, upon first glance, disguise the humorously grotesque imagery that appears in Melissa Farris’s smaller-scale paintings in her show Happy Cannibals.  Paralleling the frames, the paintings seem as though they should belong in a baby’s nursery, with an almost kitschy vibe, some including images of innocent lambs. However, upon further investigation, the viewer begins to notice these paintings are not at all devised from a nursery rhyme. read more »

Topics: Melissa Farris, Happy Cannibals, Material Art Space, Visual Arts, Rants & Raves Review

Discover the Arts: Dec. 13- Dec. 16

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 11th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events! HOLIDAY EVENTS EDITION PART 3: Do you love holiday plays with a moral lesson? These events are sure to pull at your heart strings! 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 holiday performances from December 13 - 16 read more »

Topics: A Christmas Carol, Theatre Memphis, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Germantown Community Theatre, Holiday Music, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Holiday Artisan Faire, Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market

Rants & Raves - A Review of Maysey Craddock's "forest for the trees" at David Lusk Gallery

Posted by Sarah Knowles on December 11th, 2012

The opening night of Maysey Craddock’s show Forest for the Trees at David Lusk Gallery was filled, nearly to the brim, with life and conversation amidst Craddock’s paintings—this was no surprise, as there is much excitement in this show.  Craddock utilizes found brown paper bags as the surface for her relatively large gauche paintings; though they do vary in size, each panting uniquely captures her methodical, intricate and considered use of line, color, and layers.  The surface’s origin—found, brown paper bags—is evident and embraced, with the ... read more »

Topics: Maysey Craddock, Painting, David Lusk Gallery, Visual Arts, Forest for the Trees, Rants & Raves Review

Rants & Raves - A Review of The Santaland Diaries

Posted by Glenda Mace on December 6th, 2012

The Santaland Diaries Circuit Playhouse By David Sedaris Adapted by Joe Mantello Reviewed by Glenda Mace The Santaland Diaries is here and Memphis’ favorite elf is back at Circuit Playhouse. Crumpet has invited us to his party in The Memphian Room to regale us with the story of adventures and misadventures as an elf at Macy’s New York during the weeks just before Christmas. It is a tale you will not want to miss, especially if your Christmas spirit contains just a bit of Bah Humbug. read more »

Topics: The Santaland Diaries, The Circuit Playhouse, Rants & Raves Review

Discover the Arts: Dec. 6- Dec. 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 4th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events! HOLIDAY EVENTS SECOND EDITION: These events are sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Be apart of Memphis traditions, start new ones or give the gift of the arts! 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 holiday performances from December 6 - 11 read more »

Topics: Nut ReMix, It's A Wonderful LIfe: A Live Radio Play, Holiday Show and Sale Open House, The Nutcracker, Steve Cropper, Booker T & the MG's, New Ballet Ensemble, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Metal Museum, Hattiloo Theatre, Stax Music Academy, A Million Wings, Wild Abundance Publishing

Discover the Arts: Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 27th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following holiday themed art events! 'Tis the season and our arts organizations will staisfy your appitite for all the holiday classics. So you've seen them all before? You are sure to be entertained, as our taleted artists add Memphis flavor, fun twists and exciting surprises! 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 holiday performance from Nov 28 - Dec 2. read more »

Topics: the Nutcracker, Santaland Diaries, If Scrooge Was A Brother, Holiday Artist Market, Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Ballet Memphis, Playhouse on the Square

Rants & Raves - A Review of Annie

Posted by Glenda Mace on November 26th, 2012

Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, Book by Thomas MeehanPlayhouse on the Square opened the first of its holiday shows this year with Annie, a story filled with all the warmth and hope that you could yearn for this time of year. read more »

Topics: Annie, Rants & Raves Review, Playhouse on the Square, Glenda Mace

Discover the Arts: Nov. 14 - Nov. 18

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 13th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following art events! Arts organizations across Memphis are opening up their doors for the holidays --don't miss Jazz concerts, holiday bazaars, open houses and ANNIE at Playhouse on the Square! 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 the many events happening November 14 - 18. read more »

Topics: Discover the Arts, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Beethoven Club, Memphis College of Art, Playhouse on the Square, Rhodes College, Memphis Cultural Arts Enrichment Center

Discover the Arts: Nov. 8 – Nov. 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 6th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following art events! Get seasonal with scarecrows, literary nightmares, and of course, great food. 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 the many events happening November 8 - 11. Click here to view the complete art events calendar. read more »

Topics: Germantown Community Theatre, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Mid-South Food Bank, The Nature Center, Pink Palace Family of Museums, Playhouse on the Square, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 30th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following art events! Have a ball with visual arts this weekend with Artafactor, Indie Memphis Film Festival, dance performances from local and national companies, and good old family fun at Shelby Farms. 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 the many events happening October 31-November 4. Click here to view the complete art events ... read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Indie Memphis, Bill T. Jones, Arnie Zane Dance Company, Beale Street Landing, Buckman Arts Center at St. Marys School, Shelby Farms, Playhouse on the Square, Sudio on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: Oct. 25 – Oct. 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 23rd, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following art events! Get in touch with Memphis roots this weekend through retro live music, a theatrical gospel explosion, and events inspired by the Mighty Mississippi. 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 the many events happening October 25-28. Click here to view the complete art events calendar. read more »

Topics: Hattiloo Theatre, Germantown Perfroming Arts Centre, RiverArtsFest, South Main Historic District, UrbanArt Commission, Memphis College of Art, Ballet Memphis, Playhouse on the Square

RiverArtsFest Oct. 26- 28, 2012

Posted by Bonnie Thornton on October 22nd, 2012

If you’re on this site, chances are you love the arts, especially the arts in Memphis. Whether it’s performing arts or visual, art stimulates and enriches our lives in many ways. Here at RiverArtsFest, opening this Friday night, a small team of dedicated volunteers works each year to produce what we consider to be the best juried fine arts festival in the region. read more »

Topics: RiverArtsFest, South Main Historic District, Memphis City Schools, Food Trucks, Memphis Music Foundation, Festival

Discover the Arts: Oct. 18 - Oct. 21

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 17th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following art events! You can buy local art on Broad Avenue, see a world premiere, support a small local theatre and survey five centuries of classical violin. 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 all the events happening October 18-21. read more »

Topics: Broad Avenue Art Walk, The River Project, Ballet Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, New Moon Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Luna Nova Music, Discover the Arts

Rants & Raves - A Review of Zombies from The Beyond

Posted by Glenda Mace on October 16th, 2012

I saw Zombies From The Beyond at Circuit Playhouse last Friday a week into the run. What fun. It is so satisfying to watch a musical comedy dedicated to improbability and silliness that holds no pretense it is anything else. From set to acting style, director Ann Marie Hall has given us the opportunity to laugh at the politics and pop culture of the 50’s. read more »

Topics: Zombies From The Beyond, the Circuit Playhouse, Glenda Mace, Rants & Raves Review

Discover the Arts: Oct. 11 - Oct. 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 9th, 2012

There's a lot going on this weekend! Get creative with great events for kids & family. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. We've recommended just a few of all the events happening October 11 - 14. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Theatre Memphis, Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, The Memphis Chamber Music Society, David Lusk Gallery, Levitt Shell, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums

Rants & Raves - A Review of Rachmaninoff & Mahler

Posted by Nathan Powell on October 4th, 2012

The gradual change to autumn always brings out excitement and nostalgia in almost everyone I know. For me, it also signals the start of symphony season. Every year when I get the Memphis Symphony Orchestra mailer advertising the upcoming concert season, I feel like a kid all over again. What will be the best concert of the year? Which composer will I fall in love with all over again? Which Opus One concert will wow me the most? All these questions, I know, will be answered soon enough. read more »

Topics: Nathan Powell, Rants & Raves Review, Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Discover the Arts: Oct. 4 - Oct. 7

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 2nd, 2012

Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. We've recommended just a few of all the events happening October 4-7.  Spice up your fall! Explore the fine arts with enchanting fairytales and musical zombies. read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Playhouse on the Sqaure, Project: Motion, Germantown Performing Arts Centre, Evergreen Theatre

Discover the Arts: Sept. 27 - Sept. 30

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 26th, 2012

Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. We've recommended just a few of all the events happening September 27-30. Get on campus! Explore the fine arts at our local colleges and universities this weekend.  read more »

Topics: Opera Memphis, Fuel Film, Rhodes College, Levitt Shell, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Community College, University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University

Discover the Arts: Sept 20 - Sept 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 19th, 2012

Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. We've recommended just a few of all the events happening September 20 - 23. However, there hundreds of organizations posting events to our site artsmemphis.org, making it the go-to source for engaging with the arts. read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Downtown Memphis Commission, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Memphis, 30 Days of Opera, ArtsMemphis

2012 -2013 Memphis Symphony Soul Project

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 19th, 2012

Throughout 2012-2013, the MSO will present a series of concerts at the Soulsville Magnet, a new performing arts facility in the heart of the community. Free to the public, these concerts represent the full range of MSO offerings – classical, pops and the alternative series Opus One. read more »

Topics: Opus One, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Soulsville, Free Concerts, Symphony Soul Project

Discover the Arts: Sept 12 - Sept 16

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 12th, 2012

It may be fashion week in New York City but get your southern style fix in Memphis this week with Memphis Fashion Week, Crosstown Arts, Design Alliance Memphis, Memphis Urban Dance Entertainment and Germantown Community Theatre. read more »

Topics: Memphis Fashion Week, Crosstown Arts, Design Alliance Memphis, Germantown Community Theatre, Downtown Museum Day, Memphis Urban Dance Entertainment

Rants & Raves - A Review of Good People

Posted by Glenda Mace on September 5th, 2012

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Rabbit Hole comes a humorous and poignant look at what it really means to be down on your luck. read more »

Topics: Rants & Raves, Reviews, Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, Good People, Glenda Mace

Discover the Arts: Sept 4 - Sept 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 4th, 2012

End the summer right with four fun arts events in Memphis. There are so many things happening, and there's no better time to explore our city's offerings than the late summertime. Check out our picks for events happening over the next few weeks at venues all over the city. read more »

Topics: Germantown Performing Arts Center, Ballet Memphis, ArtsCard, Secret Sisters, Horn Island 28, Memphis College of Art, ArtsMemphis.org, Events Calendar, Playhouse on the Square, Good People, The Circuit Playhouse

Discover the Arts Newsletter

Posted by Susan Schadt on August 27th, 2012

ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. Visit the new and improved ArtsMemphis.org. With hundreds of organizations posting events, our site is the go-to source for engaging with the arts. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Memphis Event Calendar

Rants & Raves - A Review of Race

Posted by Glenda Mace on July 11th, 2012

Twice a year Playhouse on the Square produces a show at TheatreWorks and most times those plays are considered edgy, controversial. read more »

Topics: Rants & Ravers, Reviews, Playhouse on the Square, TheatreWorks, Race