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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

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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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 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: 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,

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: 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

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