TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 12:00 PM
Walking Bible Study
Church Health – Please join Church Health for a walking Bible study series! Wednesdays @ Noon Church Health Chapel 1350 Concourse Ave. Memphis, 38104 Pastor Byron Fitchpatric leads us through "Walk and Talk", a walking Bible study and devotional developed by Church Health and specifically designed to be used while you walk with a friend, with a member of your congregation, or by yourself. All are welcome! Please wear walking shoes. The Church Health Chapel is located on the first floor of Crosstown Concourse off the east side of the Central Atrium. All parking at Crosstown is free. Please contact FCO@churchhealth.org with any questions.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:30 PM
Free Film - Assata aka Joanne Chesimard
Hattiloo Theatre – To enhance your experience of Hattiloo's upcoming play, "Sunset Baby," we invite you to a free viewing of the film Assata aka Joanne Chesimard, at Hattiloo, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (doors open at 5:30p, film starts at 6p. limited seating). This film is about the black liberationist Assata Shakur, aka Joanne Chesimard, a charismatic young Black Panther in the 1960's who was targeted by J. Edgar Hoover's Cointelpro illegal murderous offensive to neutralize radical Black leaders. She was wounded in a police shootup on the N.J.Turnpike in 1973; falsely convicted of killing a NJ State Trooper; sentenced to Life in prison, she escaped miraculously to find exile and freedom in Castro's Cuba...where she lives to this day. Her life story is told and revered by thousands of young followers world-wide who see in her a female Che Guevera, an heroic freedom fighter for equality and an end to racial oppression and injustice for all people.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM
Women's Potluck (January) at OUTMemphis
OUTMemphis – Come fellowship with LGBTQ and allied cis and trans women at OUTMemphis' January Women's Potluck! Bring a dish and join us in some female fellowship.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New York Knicks
Memphis Grizzlies – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at 11:00 AM MVPs & Premium MVPs Presale : Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at 09:00 AM Packholders Presale : Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at 11:00 AM Advance Presales : Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at 01:00 PM
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Faces Places
Indie Memphis – Indie Memphis Nights presented by Orion FCU 89-year-old French New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda and photographer/muralist JR travel through rural France, forming an unlikely friendship while creating portraits of the people they encounter. Winner New York Film Critics Circle Award & the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Non- Fiction Film. Community Sponsor: Memphis Women in Film
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 - Mar 28 @ 7:30 PM
Some Sons of Mudboy + BAR DKDC
BAR DKDC – Come hear the Sons play all the hill country blues songs their fathers played.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 11:00 AM
A Special StoryTime: Kindermusik with Miss Emily
Laurelwood Shopping Center – Miss Emily takes parents through a sample Kindermusik class – meanwhile all the kiddos (and Miss Marjorie!) get to sing and make music and move our bodies all around. Kindermusik is a nationwide program of learning experiences for pre-school aged children, focusing on developing bodies and minds for maximum learning throughout their lives. But mostly the kids just enjoy the fun! Miss Emily has promised to find a “snowy” song or activity for us, so come to Storytime January 18th. We’re going to have such a good time!
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 1:30 PM
Introduction to Tai Chi
Church Health – Join Marjean Liggett for an Introduction to Tai Chi. These free, one-hour classes are each Tuesday and Thursday in Church Health's Creative Movement Studio. The Studio is located on the second floor of Crosstown Concourse next to FocalPoint. About the Instructor: Marjean Liggett has been studying tai chi since the early 1980's and has found it to be a great stress reducer. She started teaching in 2006. Her most recent interest and study has been with Bruce Frantzis' Dragon and Tiger Qigong within his "Energy Arts" system.
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
Holiday Mixer (After the Holidays Event)- West Region
Meeting Professionals International Tennessee Chapter
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Perre Coleman Magness: The Southern Sympathy Cookbook
Laurelwood Shopping Center – About the book: So-called "funeral food" is having a moment. Comforting casseroles; jugs of sweet tea; creamy, cheesy potatoes--all these foods provide sympathy and sustenance for the bereaved. The Southern Sympathy Cookbook includes unexpectedly humorous obituaries and anecdotes alongside staples of Southern funerals. Whether feeding a congregation, delivering a meal to a friend in need, or cooking with weekday leftovers in mind, home cooks will embrace these recipes, guaranteed to comfort and to please a crowd. About the author: Perre Coleman Magness is the author of "Pimento Cheese the Cookbook: 50 Recipes from Snacks to Main Dishes Inspired by the Classic Southern Favorite" and "The Southern Sympathy Cookbook: Funeral Food with a Twist." She is also the cook behind the website The Runaway Spoon, which focuses on creative recipes with a definite Southern slant.
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Crosstown Getdown: Steppin' Memphis-Style
Crosstown Arts – 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: Steppin’, Memphis-Style! Meet up in the West Atrium. Pat and Rose Moore will bring the Smooth Steppers in for a free dance lesson at 6 pm, followed by a dance party from 6:30-8 pm.
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Get Lit Book Club
Laurelwood Shopping Center – Get Lit(erary) at our new Book Club, partnered with Novel Memphis. This club will be held once a month at the taproom. Interested readers will be able to purchase the book of the month at Novel Memphis with a discount. To start we are reading Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer. (Movie adaptation Annihilation Movie coming out 2.23.18) The book will be 10% off the list price of $14.00, making it $12.60 plus tax. Brews & Books? What a Novel idea. About this book: "The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson). Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers--they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding--but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Open Late: 'The Dixon Collects: Amaryllis Exhibition'
Dixon Gallery and Gardens – Tour 'The Dixon Collects: Amaryllis Exhibition' on the evening of Thursday, January 18 at Open Late! From 6:00-8:00pm, tours of the exhibition in the Canale Conservatory will take place every 30 minutes. You'll also have the opportunity to watch artist Anne Enochs paint amaryllis and to be among the first to view the exhibition 'Paula Kovarik' in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries. Light refreshments | Art demo | Cash bar Free with Membership or regular admission (Pictured: Hippeastrum 'Flamenco Queen')
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Open House
Westminster Academy Memphis – Come see what makes Westminster unique and discover how a classical Christian education could benefit your child! Scheduled tours will begin every 15 minutes from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Our faculty and staff will also be available to answer questions.
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 - Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM
Supreme Being: The Symmetry of What You Saw and What You Say
Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College – Clough-Hanson Gallery is pleased to present "Supreme Being: The Symmetry of What You Saw and What You Say", a solo exhibition by Rashayla Marie Brown. Artist's Lecture: 1/18, 6:00PM in Blount Auditorium Opening Reception: 1/19, 5:00 - 7:00PM in Clough-Hanson Gallery In an “undisciplinary” installation, Rashayla Marie Brown (RMB) explores a diverse array of media including writing, photography, voiceover acting, and an installation of a makeshift red “dark room,” school desks, red vinyl window coverings, and a red carpet. Melding the aesthetics of kitsch (bourgeois realism) and communist art (social realism) with those of high art (museum design) and film, RMB’s work explores the coercive foundation of systems of display found in the desire to communicate a clear, moral message across various cultural contexts. With text and subtitles in direct address to the viewer, the exhibition also reflects the distance between an object’s past meaning and personal meditation on its meaning in the present. The exhibition is accompanied by a red booklet inspired by the artist’s career as a maker of diversity training manuals and a sound installation where the artist describes images for people who cannot see. ? Bio: Lauded as a 2017 Artadia Awardee, artist-scholar Rashayla Marie Brown (RMB) manages a living studio practice across an extensive list of cultural production modes, including photography, performance, writing, drawing, installation, and video art. Encompassing themes of autonomy and self-mastery at the intersections of art history, religion, and popular culture, RMB's work often investigates power dynamics through the emotion and personal vulnerability of lived experience. A lifelong nomad who has moved 24 times, her journey as a professional artist began as a radio DJ and poet performing research in London, England and as founder of the family-owned design company, Selah Vibe, Inc., in Atlanta, GA. From 2013-17, RMB served as the inaugural Director of Student Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), fostering queer Afrofeminist narratives across institutions. RMB holds degrees from Yale University and SAIC, advised by Paul Gilroy and Barbara DeGenevieve respectively. Her work has been commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and Yale University, New Haven, CT. Her work has shown at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL; Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL; INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, NY; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; Centro Cultural Costaricense Norteamericano, San Jose, Costa Rica; and other venues. She has received numerous awards, including the City of Chicago's Artist Residency, the Hyde Park Art Center Flex Residency, the Roger Brown Residency, and the Yale Mellon Research Grant. Her work and words have been featured and published in Art Forum, Blouin Modern Painters, Chicago Magazine, Hyperallergic, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, the Radical Presence catalog, and the cover of the Chicago Reader. RMB's essay "Open Letter to My Fellow Young Artists and Scholars on the Margins: A Tribute to Terry Adkins" was shared almost 10,000 times online as of 2018. Located in Clough Hall on the campus of Rhodes College, the gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm. Admission is always free. For more information contact Joel Parsons, parsonsj@rhodes.edu.
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:30 PM
1-18 Class
Let's Paint – Join us for a girls night out and paint this little white chapel with step by step instruction. So bring your favorite drinks and girls to join us for a fun night
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 - Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM
Drawing
MCA Community Education – Drawing Learn to effectively communicate what you observe through the discipline of drawing. Exercises will strengthen students' ability to notice visual details and the techniques to depict them through drawing. Students will use a variety of wet and dry drawing media and subject matter and work from both life and photographic references. This class is appropriate for all skill levels.
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
In the Loop Thurs Nite Open Mic: Jan.18th Feat. Arizona Akin
Brinson's Downtown Chicken Lounge – In The Loop is an artist showcase that happens each and every Thursday night at Brinson's Downtown! Showcase your talents and come get #intheloop! We live in a world where we are quick to fund performers we are not even acquainted with instead of supporting the pure, raw talent that is in our own backyards. Now is the time for us to build up our communities by standing behind our own up-and-coming talent and supporting our local businesses. Get In the Loop! In The Loop is exactly where you want to be to get the latest and greatest in what is creative and innovative on the Memphis Arts scene. In The Loop is an artist showcase where a platform is provided for talent far and wide to come and showcase their passions in a warm and welcoming environment. We encourage performers from every walk of life and of all skill levels to come and perform in a place where everyone is supported, valued, and appreciated. In The Loop is hosted every Thursday night at Brinson’s Downtown where drink specials are served all night along with the best chicken around! Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. If you arrive after 9 p.m. there is only a $5 cover. Don’t miss out. Invite your friends and family and come have a great time with great people! Get In The Loop!
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:30 PM
Ecstatic Dance with Michelle & Blake
Delta Groove Yoga – Join the Delta Groove tribe for a night of Ecstatic Dance with musical selections by Blake Klazmer, co-hosting with Michelle Mukai. Ecstatic Dance is completely free form with a few guiding principles. First the dance is done without speaking to one another. Meaning we save our words until after the dance is complete creating an intentional space to explore the potential for movement within the body and a chance for you connect with your community in a nonverbal way. Second we ask that you honor each other by acknowledging that some come to Ecstatic Dance to dance collectively interacting with others, and that some come for a deeply personal and introspective experience. Both are most welcome. Paying attention to the body language will help discern if one is available to dance collectively or individually. Know that any and all movement is invited! Some may wish to take breaks in seated meditation, some may wish to practice yoga, this is a time for you to tune it to exactly what the body and spirit are asking for. Join us for an hour as we celebrate and cultivate freedom in the form of dance. We look forward to seeing you! All class passes accepted // $8 Drop-In Sign up: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=34837&sclassid=1350&sDate=1/18/2018&sLoc=1&sTG=25&sType=1
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:30 PM
B&B: Bold & Beautiful
OUTMemphis – Bold & Beautiful is a Social Support group for Trans Women of Color. We meet weekly to unpack life, share in a meal, network, and collaborate on how we can collectivly overcome societal norms and remove stigma that surrounds Trans Identifies specifically those identities of color.