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February 2018

SOLD OUT – The Music of Ella Fitzgerald

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz tribute to the music of Ella Fitzgerald featuring Jiana Hunter (vocals), Alvie Givhan (piano), Sylvester Sample (acoustic bass), Kelvin Walters (alto saxophone), and James Sexton (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.

Open Crit

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.

Art of Design

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Art of Design is an art and fashion exhibition highlighting the inspiration and process of creating original works from concept to creation. The exhibition focuses on growing influential factors, such as culture, technology, and social media, and their effect on fashion, music, and art. Come experience the arts as you never have before. 

Crosstown Getdown

5:00 pm – 7:00 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: Line Dancing!
Meet up in the West Atrium. Ms. Jessie Jones will provide free instruction in line dancing from 5 to 5:30 pm, followed by a dance party until 7 pm. Ms. Jones , a current member of the Grizzlies Grannies dance team and a retired Shelby County Schools teacher, teaches ….

Indie Wednesdays: International Shorts

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Selection of International Shorts submitted to the 2017 Indie Memphis Film Festival, curated by shorts programmer Brighid Wheeler.  Featuring films from Norway, Canada, India, South Korea, China, and Mexico.
Presented by Indie Memphis. Pay what you can.

Shoot & Splice: For The Love of Cinema with Rashna Richards

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly filmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts.

Rashna Richards will discuss what it means to teach Film and Media Studies in the twenty-first century. The first part of her talk will be based on her recent co-edited collection, For the Love of Cinema: Teaching Our Passion in and Outside the Classroom, which offers multiple ways to think about the relationship between the love of cinema and teaching. In the second half, she will expand this discussion by offering examples of her own teaching at Rhodes College and speaking more broadly about the role of film education.

Cellular Structure

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Artist Yvonne Bobo will construct a 28-foot-by-16-foot sculpture inside the 430 N. Cleveland gallery space. A series of pulleys will create a floating twist.
The public is invited to watch from 4-5:30 pm. Free.

Anti-Twilight Dark Band

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An evening of ambient improvisation with Jimmy Crosthwait and Greg Faiers.

Anti-Twilight Dark Band: The intersection of ambient music, jazz and improvisation.
The Anti-Twilight Dark Band features Jimmy Crosthwait on zen chimes and Greg Faiers playing heavily processed guitar. The chimes are a byproduct of Crosthwait’s metal art work. He uses sticks (various metal and wooden implements) to create a musical percussive effect. Jimmy’s zen chimes have a sound all their own but do suggest southeast Asian and African influences.

January 2018

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: Saturday Church — A 14 year-old-boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process. 2017 Jury and Audience Winner at Outflix Film Festival.

Paint Night

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Local artist Hillary Butler will lead guests in an art project.

Light refreshments will be served.
Hosted by Pat, Matt, and Stephanie of Edward Jones.

Crosstown Arts