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April 2018

Super Secrets

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A play written and performed by the students of Crosstown Youth Theatre.

The Speed Trials Arcade

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

New work by Crosstown Arts resident artist Josh Short

Inspired by 1980s era arcade games, Josh Short has created a series of interactive driving simulators based on popular American mythologies about the road and our love/hate relationship with cars. Josh uses cast-off exercise equipment, hand-made banners, remote-controlled cars, surveillance cameras, and detritus found from the road to create a mechanical “Bricolage.”

Mellotron Variations: Pt. 3

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Reprise brunch featuring performance of various acts from Parts 1 and 2 of Mellotron Variations and Q&A sessions with performers.

Light refreshments will be served.
Free | Open to the public

Mellotron Variations: Pt. 2

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Performance of new works and collaborations for the Mellotron by Robby Grant, Jonathan Kirkscey, John Medeski, and Pat Sansone.

Projections by William Eggleston and John Markham.

Free | Open to the public
Doors 7:30 pm | Concert 8 pm

Outflix Film Festival Launch Party

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Screening of a short film highlighting the 20th anniversary of the Outflix Film Festival (the Mid-South’s LGBTQ film fest), plus a preview of new festival events for 2018 and information on sponsorship opportunities.

Indie Memphis Nights

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts for monthly screenings of independent films.
This legendary, low-budget, entirely African-American produced and conceived meta-soap opera from Bill Gunn, writer of the The Landlord and author of Rhinestone Sharecropping, was recently rediscovered and restored.
Introduction by Indie Memphis Senior Programmer Miriam Bale.
Presented by Orion FCU.

Mellotron Variations: Pt. 1

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

New work for the mellotron by composer Robert G. Patterson, performed by members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. A documentary featuring keyboardist Audie Smith. Performance by Ross Rice collaborating with the New Ballet Ensemble.

Free | Open to the public

Mellotron Variations

04/18/18 – 04/22/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Multi-day festival featuring original musical compositions for the mellotron performed live alongside newly created multidisciplinary installations.

Resident Artists’ Open Studio

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit Crosstown Arts resident artists’ studios and view their work in progress.

Junior League Memphis Pop-Up Art Show

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hosted by the Junior League of Memphis.

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