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Karsilama Tribal Belly Dance Weekly Classes January 10, 8:00 am-December 26, 5:00 pm

Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center at St. Mary’s School,
60 Perkins Extended
Memphis, 38117 United States
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Karsilama Tribal Belly Dance presents classes in Tribal Fusion and American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance. Introductory, technique, improvisation, choreography, props and more! Beginners and all levels of dancer are welcome to learn the ancient art of belly dance. Belly dance is low impact, increases positive body image, requires no experience or special skills, is fun and energetic and you can learn at your own pace. Anyone can belly dance! Learn belly dance, hire for a party, watch a performance,…

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EXTREME DEEP: Mission into the Abyss January 21, 9:00 am-May 6, 5:00 pm

Pink Palace Museum,
memphis, TN 38104 United States
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EXTREME DEEP: Mission to the Abyss offers opportunities for hands-on exploration of life at the bottom of the sea. Presented by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, EXTREME DEEP is an interactive exhibit that highlights the adventure of deep-sea exploration and discovery. EXTREME DEEP depicts the mysteries of the ocean’s greatest depths. Newly discovered life forms, thermal vents, close-up views of deep-sea research submersibles, and shipwrecks, including the Titanic, are among the attractions in this deep-sea adventure.…

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Mallory/Wurtzburger: A Retrospective January 22-April 9

Dixon Gallery & Gardens,
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 381117 United States
| Free - $7

January 22 – April 9 Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries In keeping with the Mallory/Wurtzburger series’ emphasis on exhibiting the work of local and regional contemporary artists, what better way to highlight Memphis art during the run of State of the Art than through a celebration of the artists from past Mallory/Wurtzburger exhibitions? This retrospective of Mallory/Wurtzburger artists celebrates the exhibition series with new works from some of the artists that have participated from 2008-2015, including Kate Bradley, Jim Buchman, Joyce Gingold, Martha…

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State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now January 29-March 26

Dixon Gallery & Gardens,
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 381117 United States
| $7

Over the course of one year, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s curatorial team logged more than 100,000 miles, traversing the United States to visit nearly 1,000 artists. The result of this journey is a one-of-a-kind exhibition drawing from nearly every region and offering an unusually diverse and nuanced look at contemporary American art. State of the Art brings together over seventy works by forty artists in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, fiber, sculpture, video, ceramics, installation, and…

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Groundbreakers: African-American Ballerina Stories of Triumph and Struggles February 1, 8:00 am-February 28, 5:00 pm

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library,
3030 Poplar Avenue, Cloud901
Memphis, TN 38111 United States
+ Google Map | Free

WHO: Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company Memphis Public Library & Information Center WHAT: Community-based ballet school and youth dance company, Ballet On Wheels Dance School and Company and the Memphis Public Library & Information Center (MPLIC) are collaborating to host a Black History event celebrating and honoring the history of African-American ballerinas called “Groundbreakers: African-American Ballerina Stories of Triumph and Struggles”. The exhibit will include photos of African-American ballerinas including “History Firsts” and historical performance materials by Ballet…

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39. El Nopal: Installations by Fidencio Fifield-Perez February 13-April 18

Memphis College of Art-Rust Hall,
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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Memphis College of Art welcomes alumnus Fidencio Fifield-Perez (formerly Martínez) to the Rust Hall Main Gallery for a special exhibition of his installation works. Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, Fifield-Perez’s work speaks to labor, immigration, borders and the individuals who traverse them. Artist Talk: March 2, 12:15-1:45 p.m. Reception: March 3, 6-8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon–4 p.m.

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Circles: Works by Emily Miller February 13-April 18

Memphis College of Art-Rust Hall,
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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Memphis College of Art brings the street art of Emily Miller (BFA ’14) into the Rust Hall Alumni Gallery. Miller’s large-scale wheatpaste murals can be spotted throughout Nashville, Tennessee—from the forgotten side streets of the city’s thriving hub, to the dilapidated structures at its industrial fringes. Miller’s exhibition runs concurrent with “39. El Nopal” by Fidencio Fifield-Perez in the Main Gallery. Reception: March 3, 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; and…

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Sunrise Yoga Classes February 15, 6:15 am-December 27, 7:15 am

Dixon Gallery & Gardens,
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 381117 United States
| $5

Wednesdays, 6:15am – 7:15am | Hughes Pavilion | Members free; non-members $5. Start your morning at the Dixon! Certified Personal Trainer and fitness instructor Peggy Reisser leads a rejuvenating weekly yoga class. A reasonable level of fitness is necessary, although modifications will be made for various levels of experience.

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Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival February 16, 7:30 pm-February 27, 7:30 pm

Memphis Jewish Community Center,
6560 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38138 United States
| $7.00

The fourth Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival begins on February 16th and runs through February 27th. Nine incredible films will be shown in partnership with Indie Memphis, Facing History and Ourselves, and Jewish Family Service with the support of the Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

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Speaker Series: Our Monster, Our Selves: Monstrous Feminine in Horror Film February 20, 6:30 am-8:00 pm

Crosstown Arts,
430 N Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States
| Free

Our Monster, Our Selves: Monstrous Feminine in Horror Film In this talk, Dr. Marina Levina will walk us through a brief history of representations of women’s bodies in horror film. She will illustrate how, and for what reason, women and the feminine have been portrayed as monstrous and deviant in need of control and punishment. She argues that these representations are intimately tied to the politics of the past and of the present. Some of the films she will discuss…

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