Your weekly guide to the arts



Save the date and grab your tickets for vacation experiences, exhibitions and shows all over our city, where our arts organizations are equipped to entertain, educate and inspire all ages and artistic interests. Scroll through this week’s selections and expect a season filled with local talent at artsmemphis.org/event-calendar.

Arts week

ArtsMemphis is proud to announce its second annual Arts Week, a week-long celebration to showcase Memphis’ vibrant and diverse collection of artists and arts organizations. This year’s Arts Week hosts highly anticipated performances and confident in-person experiences from more than a dozen of its grantees. ArtsMemphis will feature and amplify the testimonials, tributes and performances posted during Arts Week on its Facebook and Instagram channels.

  • Several locations
  • December 5 – 12

New Faculty: Connections

This exhibition showcases the work of the most recent additions to the University of Memphis Art Department, including seven artists and two art historians. These new voices and perspectives complement the decades of experience provided by seasoned professors.

  • City arts
  • November 19 – January 23

To all a good night

This performance showcases some of the best talent the Mid South has to offer. Join grantees Playhouse on the Square and Memphis Black Arts Alliance as they honor black artists and their contributions to this splendid collection of holiday songs at the intimate Circuit Playhouse.

  • The circuit house
  • November 26 – December 22

Elf Jr. the musical

Watch this fun holiday classic come to life at the Germantown Community Theater! Follow the story of Buddy, a young orphan who thinks he’s an elf, as he learns he’s human and travels to New York City to discover his true identity and meet his true family. He soon realizes that he will have to help his family and all of New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Germantown Community Theater
  • December 3 – 19

A Christmas Carol

Screening A Christmas Carol at the Memphis Theater has been a Memphis family holiday tradition for 44 years, and it’s not too early to snag your seats! Watch as the miser Ebenezer Scrooge embarks on a spiritual journey of his past, present and future, giving him an eye-opening experience that (hopefully) changes his ways.

  • Memphis Theater
  • December 3 – 23

Magic of Memphis! with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy this magical holiday concert by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Moody and Kalena Bovell, which celebrates our city’s rich and beautiful artistic community.

  • Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
  • December 11


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