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July 2017

Memphis Zine Fest

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

ZineFest is a celebration of Zinedom! Bring your zines to sell (contact Erica at ericaqualy@gmail.com to reserve a table) or bring a wad of cash to buy some of the raddest zines on the planet!

Connecting Crosstown: Tour & Taste with Church Health

10:00 am – 11:00 am

We invite residents and business owners in Crosstown to join us and meet your neighbors as we tour the Nutrition Hub at Church Health. We’ll sample bakery products as we learn how Church Health is using its state-of-the-art teaching kitchen in Crosstown Concourse to help people transform their health through smart food choices and healthy eating habits.

Open Crit

6:00 pm – 7:30 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.

Public Zine Workshop

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Zine making is for everyone! The free Public Zine Workshop is for beginners to experienced zine makers.

We will give an overview of the process and have paper and basic supplies, but feel free to bring your own imagery, drawings, and favorite art supplies.

God in the Center Gospel Fest

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Second annual festival for young adults with guest speakers, spoken word, and worship services. There will also be a breakout session where men and women will be ministered to in separate rooms.

Summer Nights Release Party

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Live performances + listening session.

MicroCinema Club

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

This month: Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
The 2017 program offers audiences a taste of Sundance, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in.

Shoot & Splice: Hair & Makeup for Film

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly filmmmaking forum presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts
July topic: Hair & Makeup with Alicia George
Join professional hair and make-up artist Alicia George (Space Warriors, Losers Take All) as she discusses set etiquette, working with actors, creating a portfolio, and more. Alicia will also have a live hair and make-up demonstration to give a sample of the craft that goes into achieving a proper cinematic look.

SOLD OUT Thelonious Monk: The Music of Monk

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz performance featuring Stephen Lee (piano), Johnny Yancy (Trumpet), Sylvester Sample (Acoustic Bass) and Nygel Yancey (Drums) celebrating the legacy of Thelonious Monk.

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

June 2017

SOLD OUT — An Evening with Wu Fei

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An interactive performance with Wu Fei, a genre-bending composer, guzheng virtuoso, and vocalist from Nashville — by way of Beijing. Wu Fei blends her Western and Chinese traditional sensibilities with a contemporary, idiosyncratic, experimental dialect as she performs original compositions on the guzheng, an ancient 21-string Chinese zither. Presented by Sonosphere in collaboration with Crosstown Arts.

Crosstown Arts