Your Weekly Guide to the Arts

Start your long weekend by occupying the Overton Park Shell, discovering eye-opening exhibits, hearing Grammy-winning voices and celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Discover other local artistic events on ArtsMemphis Events Calendar.

Orion Free Concert Series 2022: Occupy the Shell

Celebrate culture, art, life and love at this free, community-organized, one-day music festival that features a mix of globally recognized artists, local legends and rising stars. You might find your new favorite musician!

Overton Park Shell | September 4

Shoot & Splice: Craig Brewer on directing

See Memphis’ own feature film director, Craig Brewer, discuss his experiences and insights gained over his many years in the business. Brewer will cover his evolving role in directing popular independent films like The Poor & Hungry and Hustle & Flow, and more recently, his big Hollywood production of Coming 2 America.

city ​​arts | September 6

The OSM welcomes opera superstar Renée Fleming

Don’t miss the Memphis debut of Grammy-winning Renée Fleming with conductor Robert Moody and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Fleming is an American soprano who has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards, gaining name recognition beyond the classical music world.

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts | September 8

guys and dolls

Sit back and watch the shenanigans unfold during this Manhattan-based musical romantic comedy. This story follows the overlapping tales of two high rollers whose night is derailed by two women: a straight missionary and a headliner at the Hot Box Club.

Memphis Theater | Until September 11

Latin Soul Award

To kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, attend the Premios Alma Latina (Latin Soul Awards) with the bilingual theater group Cazateatro. This awards ceremony recognizes members of the Latin American community and their allies for their achievements, leadership and support in making the Mid-South a better place to live.

The grove at GPAC | September 10

Itutu: Diddy didn’t invent the remix

Walk through this exhibit that examines the variety of spoils born of black culture while exploring the plethora of “drip” that exists within it. In Yoruba, the word “itutu” translates to cool, and this exhibition reinvents the definition of what “coolness” is.

YOUR | Until October 15

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