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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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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

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

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: 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