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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 »


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

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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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

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: 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

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

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: 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: 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