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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 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

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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: 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

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. 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: 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

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 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

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