IntrepidArts: April in Memphis (and a bit beyond)
Cultural vitamins for your brain and soul
Amy Hutcheson at Memphis Botanic Garden
Out & About
4/1-30  30 Days of Opera, Opera Memphis, all over town and beyond
4/1-30 Faces, Overton Park Windows@The Art Loft, curated by Jay Etkin Gallery
4/1-16 Cicada, Theatre Memphis – Next Stage
4/1-30 I Had The Strangest Dream and You Were In It art by Amy Hutcheson, Memphis Botanic Garden
Opening on 4/10 from 2-4 pm
4/1-30  Selections from Nokes Collection of African Tribal Art, Flow Museum of Art & Culture,  942. S. Cooper
4/1-30 Family Means No One is Left Behind art by Katie Jones, Gallery Ten Nintey-One, WKNO, online only
4/2 The Music of Jennifer Higdon, Rhodes Master Singers & Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Rhodes College - McNeill Hall, 7:30 pm
4/3 Kafe Kirk with Avery *Sunshine, Crosstown Theater, 6 pm
4/5 Scandals & Scoundrels tour of Elmwood, Elmwood Cemetery, 5:30 pm
4/7 Barry Greene , Jazz in the box, GPAC, 7 pm
4/7 The Films of Maya Deren, Crosstown Theater, 7:30 pm
4/7&8 Orchestra Unplugged: The Secret of Strings, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Halloran Centre, 7:30 pm
4/8 Hamilton Hardin, 5 Friday of Jazz, Benj. Hooks Main Library, 6:30 – 8 pm
4/8 Carrol Cloar: Life and Art film by Willy Bearden, Brooks Museum 5:30 pm
4/8 & 9  The Secret Life of Jack Robinson, Tennessee Ballet Theater, Jack Robinson Gallery
4/8 & 10- Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Univ of Memphis Opera, Harris Concert Hall, 7:30/3:00
4/9 Driven to Abstraction , Urevbu Contemporary, 5:30 pm
4/9 Art of the late Andy Reed, Ghost River Brewing, 2-7 pm
4/9&10 Memphis Flower Show 2022, Dixon Gallery
4/9&10 Springloaded, New Ballet Ensemble, Halloran Center, 7:30/2:30
4/11 Roland Barber Quintet, Green Room at Crosstown 7:30 pm
4/12 Ailey II dance, Buckman  Arts Center,  60 Perkins Ext’d , 7 pm
4/14 Scheidt at the Shell: A Tribute to Soul, University of Memphis Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra, Overton Park Shell, 7 pm
 
Dr. Bob Laster at Church Health Gallery
Brin Baucum at Trezevant Manor  Gallery
More - Out & About
4/15 – 5/18 Photography by Dr. Bob Laster, Church Health Ruleman Gallery
Opening 4/15 from  5:30-7:00 pm
4/18 Soul Cinema: Three the Hard Way film screening,  Stax Museum, 7 pm
4/19 Facing Down Storms: Memphis and the Making of Ida B. Wells film screen , Hooks Institute , University of Memphis, 7 pm
4/20 – 5/21  Annabelle Meacham art, L Ross Gallery
4/22 -5/11 Bright Star, Germantown Community Theater
4/22 – 5/8  You Can’t Take It With You, Theatre Memphis – Lohrey Stage
4/22-23  Double Decker Arts Festival , Oxford, MS
4/22-23  Soul by Ballet Memphis, Crosstown Theater, 7:30 pm
4/23 Juke Joint Festival, Clarksdale, MS
4/23 & 24 Where Past & Future Gather, Iris Orchestra,  GPAC/ Brooks, 7:30/3:00 pm
4/23  44th annual Original Art Auction, Playhouse on the Square
4/24  Firebird, Collage Dance Collective, Cannon Center, 2:30 pm
4/26-5/28 Leslie Holt, David Lusk Gallery
4/29 Kalena Bovell Conducts Beethoven, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Crosstown Theater, 6:30 pm
4/30- 6/24 New Pathways Dale & Brin Baucum and Savannah White art, Trezevant Manor
Opening 4/30 from 3-5 pm
4/30-5/1  Memphis Arts Collection Spring Market, 3484 Poplar, 11am-5 pm
4/30-5/29 Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Playhouse on the Square
 
Savannah White at Trezevant Manor Gallery
 
Earle Farrell 4Memphis on Wednesdays
I join the  Earle Farrell 4Memphis Show each Wednesday at 4 pm via Skype to talk art. Also my event listings are in  4Memphis Magazine, on newsstands as well as online. 
Arts events in 4Memphis Magazine
Adam Higgins at TOPS
Ongoing
  • Lonesome art by Adam Higgins,TOPS Gallery, through May 9
  • Days Like These art by David Mah, Medicine Factory,  Through April 9
  • One Part of the Story art by Hamlett Dobbins, David Lusk Gallery,  through  April 23
  • Kerry Peeples art, Church Health Ruleman Gallery, through April 11
  • In A Japanese Garden art by Carol Adamec, L Ross Gallery, through April 16
  • On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Perez Art Museum , Frist Art Museum, though May 1
  • Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, Graceland Exhibition Center,  through June 12
  • Due South: Ke Francis and Hoopsnake Press, Brook Museum, through July 3
Opera Memphis Comes Back Strong
To be clear, Opera Memphis never left but adapted so well during the plague years that other cities copied such innovation such as mobile performance on a flat bed trailer. Nonetheless it was wonderful to see Pygmalion 2.0 presented onstage at Playhouse on the Square recently. April brings us 30 Days of Opera with performances occurring from South Memphis to Jonesboro, AR to Crosstown to who knows where else (actually there is a list on their web site that tells you when and where). This marks 10 years of 30 Days which also is now emulated by other companies in other cities. Kudos Ned and team!
Curtain call love for Opera Memphis' Pygmalion 2.0
 
As always I'm sure I forgot something or someone or some event; you might have even sent a reminder which I misplaced. I apologize in advance and will strive to do better in future.  
Sincerely,
The Associate Assistant Copy Editor

 
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