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October 2017

The Music of Sarah Vaughan: Sassy’s Return

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $15

Jazz performance featuring Jamille Hunter (vocals), Keenan Shotwell (piano), Vince Oglesby (bass), Isaac Daniels (saxophone), and Chris Pat (drums) performing the works of jazz legend Sarah Vaughn.

The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.

Better Homes & Gardens

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New work by Natalie Hoffmann, Alex Paulus, and Nick Peña
Organized by the artists

Better Homes & Gardens Opening Reception

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New work by Natalie Hoffmann, Alex Paulus, and Nick Peña
Organized by the artists

Indie Wednesday Film Series

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly film screenings hosted by Indie Memphis. Films will screen at Crosstown Arts, Malco’s Studio on the Square, and Ridgeway Theatre on a rotating basis.

This week: All the Rage: Saved by Sarno — Dr. John Sarno battled the pain epidemic by focusing on mind-body connection for over 50 years. Learn how he healed thousands of patients, including Larry David and Howard Stern. Directed by Michael Galinsky, David Beilinson, and Suki Hawley.

Hustle: Apply to ArtSpace & ArtsAccelerator

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The fall season comes with arts opportunities! Get all the details on how to apply for affordable housing for artists (right here in Memphis!). ArtsMemphis will share tips on applying for its $5,000 ArtsAccelerator Grant. There is no better time to be an artist in Memphis.

Impossible Language

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Impossible Language, a Memphis-based literary reading series, presents three poets: Karyna McGlynn and Alice Bolin are new to the Memphis community, and Jonathan May is near and dear. Come hear them read and purchase books.

Alice Bolin’s first collection of essays, DEAD GIRLS, is forthcoming in 2018 from Morrow/HarperCollins. Her writing appears regularly in publications including The LA Review of Books, Racked, The Awl, and The New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog. She is Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the ….

The Moonpie Project presents Patrick Kane McGregor

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mural by Patrick Lane McGreogor. The Moonpie Project is an ongoing, rotating mural series curated by Michael Roy in memory of muralist Brad Wells.

Babysitters, Unicorns, and Other Freaks

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Paintings and animation by Mollie and Nathan Parten
Organized by the artist


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exhibition with new works by Denise Wakeman and Lacy Mitcham.

Healy + Don Lifted

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Live music by Healy and Don Lifted. Plus, a photography show with work by Lizzie Dean, Nate Packard, Reid Mitchell, and Ben Callicott.

Crosstown Arts