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January 2018

Just Once: A Musical Theatre Cabaret

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A benefit performance by and for the Central High School theatre program.
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Suggested donation: $10

The Music of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: The Early Years

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz performance featuring Stephen Lee (piano), Johnny Yancey (trumpet), John Birdsong (acoustic bass), and Renardo Ward (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.

Memphis Gives Music Fest

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the first annual Memphis Music Gives Fest — a benefit concert showcasing Memphis music talent. Seventy-five percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis.

Featuring music by Austin Blue, the PRVLG, Sky King, Good Bueno, and Houstn.
Vendors: Gypsy Apparel, Contact Skateshop (Fluxus), and Odd Collar Magazine.

Don’t Look for My Heart: Opening Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening reception for new work by Terri Phillips — a canopy of black garments that loom over a pond of demolished confections, evoking a scene of quiet despair and a state of ruin.

Material Equivalence: Opening Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New work by Memphis-based artist Pam McDonnell

Two Stories of Iceland: Opening Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening reception for a narrative exploration of Icelandic stories and landscape in small paintings and drawings by Elizabeth Alley.

Imprismed: Opening Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening reception for a multidisciplinary exhibition by Emily C. Thomas. Part visual boot camp, part torture dungeon and New Age sanctuary, IMPRISMED constructs a dialectic between the repression and cultivation of psycho-sexual energies through the ages.

Indie Memphis Nights

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: Wilderness — John, a jazz musician, and Alice, his new girlfriend, flee to the coast and discover the vulnerabilities, flaws, and manipulations that were previously masked by the blissful waves of new love. 


8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Intergalactic sounds of the African disapora featuring J. Mack, Spekulate the Philosopher, Lady Celest, Jayvee the Prince, and DJ Space Age.

Wish Book: William E. Jones Artist Talk & Screening

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Encore screening of William E. Jones’ Fall Into Ruin and artist talk by curator Brian Pera

The Wish Book series is a triannual exhibition with a focus on artists’ films. Curators Brian Pera and Terri Phillips welcome internationally recognized artists, filmmakers, and critics to Memphis for this exciting new series, which takes its name from the famed Sears Catalog and is hosted by Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, itself once a major Sears distribution center. Drawing from a wide range of topics, techniques, and perspectives, the films index the scope of work being done by artists in moving pictures.

Crosstown Arts