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December 2017

Indie Wednesday Film Series

12/13/17
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: Furry Lewis & the Bottleneck Guitar Story — The story of how the slide guitar got to the Memphis/Delta region from Hawaii and the role Furry Lewis played in the evolution from the Hawaiian style to the bottleneck sound.

Open Crit

12/12/17
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series, organized in partnership with ArtsMemphis, is a monthly critique event where visual artists are invited to bring new and/or in-progress studio work for critical feedback and group discussion particular to each artist’s practice. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Bob Grey Meet & Greet & Album Release

12/09/17
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Big BIZ da MC presents I’m Bob Grey with music by Great DJ X

SOLD OUT The Music of Nina Simone

12/09/17
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz performance featuring Michaelyn Oby (vocalist), Alvie Givhan (piano), Sylvester Sample (acoustic bass), Michael Oby (saxophone), and Nygel Yancey (drums).

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.

Crosstown Getdown: Salsa!

12/07/17
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Crosstown Getdown, a monthly dance series at Crosstown Concourse. Each month will feature a new dance theme with free lessons followed by music and dancing.
This month: Salsa Dancing!
Meet up in the Central Atrium by the staircase. Salsa Memphis and Madison Dance Studio will provide a FREE dance lesson from 6-7 pm. And then DJ Bori will spin tunes for a salsa dance party from 7-8 pm.

Art/Race/Violence: Artist+Community Conversation

12/07/17
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Conversation with artist teams Yancy Villa-Calvo and Lawrence Matthews, Cat Pena and Jamond Bullock, led by Tami Sawyer.

MicroCinema Club

12/06/17
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly short film screening series, presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts.

This month: Documentary Shorts Festival Encore
Encore presentation of the documentary shorts program from the 2017 Indie Memphis Film Festival.

Shoot & Splice: Cinema Trivia Party

12/05/17
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Throughout the year, Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts brings cinematographers, directors, editors, writers, and technicians to Shoot & Splice, our monthly filmmaking forum. Come help us celebrate the end of another year with the Shoot & Splice FOURTH Annual Cinema Trivia blowout with trivia master John Beifuss! Test your filmmaker mettle! Win prizes! Did we say, FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?

Doors open at 6:30pm | Trivia starts at 7:00pm

Up in Arms Collective presents Response 2

12/03/17
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Twenty-five artists converge at Crosstown Arts to create original works that explore today’s America. Up in Arms Collective was born out of the need for the dance community to respond to what is happening in America in an open and affirming environment. What originally began as a community of diverse Memphis dance artists has since grown to include local filmmakers, musicians, and artists.

Up in Arms Collective presents Response 2

12/02/17
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Twenty-five artists converge at Crosstown Arts to create original works that explore today’s America. Up in Arms Collective was born out of the need for the dance community to respond to what is happening in America in an open and affirming environment. What originally began as a community of diverse Memphis dance artists has since grown to include local filmmakers, musicians, and artists.

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