Your Weekly Guide to the Arts

Hear exceptional flute experimentation, create a personal foam art setting, spend an evening with the Earl, celebrate the Buckman Arts Center and honor Day of the Dead all week long. Find out more in the ArtsMemphis Events Calendar.

To note: In particular, you can help the artistic sector by attending the starry evening events below and, while you’re at it, take a 3-minute Americans for the Arts® Arts and Economic Prosperity Survey. These surveys are conducted only twice a decade to measure the current economic impact of spending by arts organizations and their audiences. Whether it’s local expenses for dinner and drinks, babysitting, parking or carpooling, or maybe even your outfit bought for the occasion, these expenses related to arts events have an impact major economy. Data from the 2016 survey revealed that Memphis’ arts sector is a $197 million industry and collectively the second largest employer. What will 2022 tell us?

Immerse yourself in the beauty, fragility and transience of the natural world in this temporary outdoor installation! Explore the iridescent, oversized bubbles as you blast your way through, around and below, and be sure to catch them at night when they light up! It’s the perfect photo.

Experimental music for flute

  • Flutists and flute lovers! Listen to this unique performance by experimental musician Elise Blatchford, who will share works for flutes, electronics and multimedia. Composers will include Eve Beglarian, Du Yun, Raminta Serksnyte and others, with pieces exploring the Me Too movement, loss and imagery.
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  • October 25

Foam art workshop

  • Make your own preserved moss art frame using forged bark, different types of moss and dried flowers in this workshop led by Jenee Fortier of Reclaimed Gardens. Giving new life to an old art frame will brighten up your space and is maintenance free!
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  • October 27

Ballet Memphis Presents: Dracula

  • To launch its spectacular new season of storytelling, Ballet Memphis presents the suspenseful and haunting thriller: Dracula. This take on a classic is reimagined by Artistic Director Steven McMahon, ensuring a fascinating journey for all who attend.
  • Orpheus Theater

  • October 28 – 30

Happy Birthday, Buckman with 1Breath Quartet

  • Long live 25 years! Join the Buckman Arts Center for an anniversary celebration featuring 1Breath Quartet, a band made up of a select ensemble of members of the Mighty Souls Brass Band. Hear reimaginings of ingrained delta spirituals while celebrating Mid-South vibe and culture. Enjoy appetizers, desserts and wine courtesy of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse.
  • Buckman Arts Center

  • October 28

Día De Los Muertos Parade and Festival


  • This annual ABC Grant-funded event is a joyful celebration created by Cazateatro and Brooks Museum. The parade begins in the Tower Court in Overton Square and heads towards Museum Square. Enjoy costumed performers, dancers, face painting and more at this event that honors those we’ve lost while celebrating them all the same.
  • Overton Square + Brooks Museum

  • October 29

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