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October 2017

Halloween in Heaven

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Live music by Rupert Angeleyes & Joey Joey Michaels , Paul Cherry, Sweaters Together.
$5 cover. Free beer.
Doors at 8 pm | show at 9 pm

Creep Sweep Trunk or Treat

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Crosstown Concourse this Halloween for trick-or-treating on the plaza. Volunteers will park their cars on the plaza and fill their trunks with candy. And don’t miss a special performance by the IRIS Orchestra Artist Fellows.


5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

When the old Black Lodge closed to find a new home, they held our biggest Halloween party to date. They decided it was to be their last, until they were ready to return.

That time has finally come. As Lodge prepares its new home to open this New Year’s, they invite you to join them in celebrating their return at Halloween Pandemonium. Their RE-birthday, if you will.

Words Matter

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words Matter is a collaboration of creative minds. There are several teams, each beginning the creative process with a literary contribution from a writer. From there, a combination of artists and performers extend that creation into their own media — visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors, photographers, fashion artists, and filmmakers find collective expression from the language.

The Music of Sarah Vaughan: Sassy’s Return

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $15

Jazz performance featuring Jamille Hunter (vocals), Keenan Shotwell (piano), Vince Oglesby (bass), Isaac Daniels (saxophone), and Chris Pat (drums) performing the works of jazz legend Sarah Vaughn.

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.

Better Homes & Gardens

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New work by Natalie Hoffmann, Alex Paulus, and Nick Peña
Organized by the artists

Better Homes & Gardens Opening Reception

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New work by Natalie Hoffmann, Alex Paulus, and Nick Peña
Organized by the artists

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: All the Rage: Saved by Sarno — Dr. John Sarno battled the pain epidemic by focusing on mind-body connection for over 50 years. Learn how he healed thousands of patients, including Larry David and Howard Stern. Directed by Michael Galinsky, David Beilinson, and Suki Hawley.

Hustle: Apply to ArtSpace & ArtsAccelerator

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The fall season comes with arts opportunities! Get all the details on how to apply for affordable housing for artists (right here in Memphis!). ArtsMemphis will share tips on applying for its $5,000 ArtsAccelerator Grant. There is no better time to be an artist in Memphis.

Impossible Language

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Impossible Language, a Memphis-based literary reading series, presents three poets: Karyna McGlynn and Alice Bolin are new to the Memphis community, and Jonathan May is near and dear. Come hear them read and purchase books.

Alice Bolin’s first collection of essays, DEAD GIRLS, is forthcoming in 2018 from Morrow/HarperCollins. Her writing appears regularly in publications including The LA Review of Books, Racked, The Awl, and The New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog. She is Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the ….

Crosstown Arts