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August 2018

Crosstown Block Party

4:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Party at 430 N Cleveland and the Hitone, featuring Al Town. Presented by Mad Air Decks.
Hand-designed Mad Air skate deck art by 27 local artists and local vendors at the 430 Gallery. Live music at the Hitone from 7 pm to 2 am. And an outdoor skate ramp presented by Al Town.
$10 wristband to attend both venues

Farewell For Now Concert

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bridging Souls Productions will celebrate eight years of dance throughout Memphis and the Mid-South with a final performance.
Admission: $10

Continuum Music Festival

08/17/18 – 08/18/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

A festival of collaborations among musicians and artists of diverse genres from Memphis and beyond, bringing to life unique performances and workshops in the award-winning Crosstown Concourse.

Performances by: Amy Lavere & Will Sexton with musicians of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, IMAKEMADBEATS, ~Nois Saxophone Quartet, Artistik Approach, Blueshift Ensemble and ICEBERG New Music, if … else, Crosstown Winds, Vibes & Waves crew, among many others.

Interactive workshops: 
Sound Scavenger Hunt
Mindful Listening Workshop
The Polyrhythmic Body: A Movement Excursion for Non-dancers Who Love Music
“I Am Sure My Music Has a Taste of Codfish in It”: Thoughts on the Relationship Between Food and Music
Suggestions on How to Listen to Contemporary Classical Music

Barbecue Digest

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the Southern Foodways Alliance for a film screening and discussion of Tennessee barbecue. The group will screen segments from Whole Hog about pitmaster Ricky Parker, followed by Like Father, a film about his son Zach Parker. Zach, now owner of B.E. Scott’s Barbeque, will sit on the panel and offer a taste of whole hog barbecue for attendees. Tickets are $12.

Open Crit

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series 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. Special thanks to Art Center for donating a $25 gift certificate for each participating artist.

Shoot & Splice: Filmmaking Within Your Means

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join prolific Memphis filmmaker Mark Jones as he presents his workshop and discussion, “Filmmaking Within Your Means.” Mark will share his writing and filmmaking ethos, including writing for realistic and simple locations and minimizing the amount of speaking roles. But most importantly, this workshop will help teach you how to embrace your supposed creative limitations to make a wholly unique and original film.

Resident Artist Pecha Kucha

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crosstown Arts resident artists will deliver talks in the Pecha Kucha format.

The key to Pecha Kucha is the 20×20 format: all presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, making each presentation concise and dynamic. If you’re wondering what “Pecha Kucha” means, it draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat.”

Mt. & Valley

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join local singer/songwriter Josh Waddell as he celebrates three years of making music in Memphis. 

You will hear the stories behind his original music as well as experience his soothing Americana style in an intimate, inviting space. This will be a unique event, as Waddell will share future plans and introduce a new collaboration effort: MT & VALLEY. 

Opening performance by Arkansas native Katie Ferron.

Babu Press Presents Marvin and the Marvelous Map

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Babu Press and Memphis Symphony Orchestra principal oboist Joseph Salvallagio present this fun and educational event, perfect for the whole family.
Come enjoy an original children’s story featuring audience participation and musical accompaniment by MSO musicians Joseph Salvallagio (oboe), Mark Wallace (cello), and Jenny Davis (flute). While kids enjoy the concert, parents can enjoy French Truck Coffee’s 2-for-1 Saturday mimosa special and coffee with breakfast.
There will also be a fun craft component for everyone after the performance! Free and ….

Austin Blue

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Art show and music video release
Organized by the artist

Crosstown Arts