Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

901 Popper Throwdown

This event brings people together to enjoy food, music, and the offerings of High Cotton Brewery. There will be multiple cooking competitions, a Jack Pirtle's sponsored eating competition, a stage with live music, and a VIP area with catered food, corn-hole and family-friendly activities.

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Dry Rain Celebration @ Food Truck Fridays
Mar
29
11:00 AM11:00

Dry Rain Celebration @ Food Truck Fridays

Join the Memphis Medical District Collaborative in Health Sciences Park to celebrate the installation of Dry Rain, an immersive, site-specific installation created by Atelier YokYok who created Treedom Memphis in Uptown last year.

The FREE celebration will have live music from DJ Siphne Aaye
and lunch available for purchase from food trucks at Health Sciences Park.

Also happening on Friday, March 29, 5:30-7 pm: Happy Hour + Artist Talk with Atelier YokYok at Wonder / Cowork / Create, 340B Monroe.

*Rendering courtesy of Atelier YokYok

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Atelier YokYok: Happy Hour + Artist Talk
Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

Atelier YokYok: Happy Hour + Artist Talk

Paris-based design firm Atelier YokYok returns to Memphis to create Dry Rain, a temporary, interactive public art installation at Health Sciences Park.

Meet at Wonder/CoWork/Create for happy hour and a presentation from the designers who will share their recent projects and approaches to public art and design.

Also on Friday, March 29, 11 am - 1pm: Join us for the Dry Rain Celebration at Health Sciences Park with DJ Siphne Aaye. Lunch available for purchase from food trucks.

Atelier YokYok first visited Memphis in 2018 to work with MMDC, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Uptown Community Association and community partners to install Treedom, a large-scale, functional art installation located in Uptown.

Hosted by MMDC

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Apr
4
to Apr 5

The Business of Creative with Amy & Jennifer Hood of Hoodzpah Design Co. - Creative Works

This workshop series focuses on how to start your own creative business, grow your client base, and promote yourself without selling out or starving. Day 1 begins with a getting to know you session to identify the personal needs of each student, followed by an in depth workbook to calculate your yearly budget and then set your pricing (hourly and flat rate for your mosts commonly requested jobs). The second half of the day we will focus on how to successfully communicate value and process to your clients when pitching so you can land the job. It'll get super transparent as we share real quotes, numbers, and pitch decks we've sent to clients and walk you through making a proposal deck that will blow the socks off your client. Day 2 is all about self promotion and working towards landing your dream clients: we'll do exercises that help you position yourself, talk about yourself, and market yourself both online and offline. We'll conclude the day with a session that covers how to smoothly take a project from first email, to quote, to contract, to payment, to proofs and design, to completion. We'll go over all the tools we use day to day at Hoodzpah, including project management, bookkeeping, contracts, collaboration, and more. We'll create a business plan and cap the day off with tips for monitoring your financial health. Each session will include plenty of time for Q&A and our goal is to make the content as tailored to you as possible.

Workshop materials provided.

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Apr
4
to Apr 5

Hand Lettering & Illustration with Mary Kate McDevitt - Creative Works

This Skill Camp workshop series consists of a two-day dive into Mary Kate's process of lettering. The goal of this session is to create a final lettering piece completely by hand using analog materials. Day 1 starts off covering the fundamentals of lettering and layout and ends with concept development, warmup exercises, creating thumbnails and beginning to sketch your lettering piece. Day 2 is focused on revising and finessing your sketch and adding color and texture, color final lettering piece. We will end our time together with a show and tell of student work, and any Q&A including real time examples from Mary Kate's body of work.

Workshop materials provided.

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Apr
4
to Apr 5

Logo Design with Aaron Draplin - Creative Works

This Skill Camp workshop series consists of a two-day deep dive into Aaron's creative process for logo design. As you build your own logo, Aaron will share tips, tricks and tales about how he does what he does (completely transparent). Day 1 starts off with concept development and sketching process, and ends with jumping into Illustrator to begin building the vector forms around your selected sketch. Day 2 wraps up the logo with his process of building the final vector form and presentation decks, learn how to present it to clients and quickly apply it to like-minded applications. We’ll conclude with show & tell of student projects, and any Q&A including real time examples and stories from Aaron's body of work.

IMPORTANT: Participants will need to be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and have their own computer with that program installed.

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Apr
4
to Apr 5

Motion Design with Erica Gorochow of PepRally - Creative Works

This Skill Camp workshop series consists of a two-day deep dive into Erica's process of motion design. The class will tell a story through creating a loop animation of a simple vector illustration. Day 1 starts off covering the principles of motion design and storyboard process and ends with student presentation, group critique, and prepping the illustration in Adobe After Effects. Day 2 is focused on animating the illustration with individual help from Erica. We will end our time together with a show and tell of student work, and any Q&A behind Erica's process and approach to motion design.

IMPORTANT: Participants will need to be proficient in Adobe: After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Media Encoder and have their own computer with these programs installed.

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Apr
4
to Apr 5

Vector Illustration with Dan Kuhlken & Nathan Goldman of DKNG - Creative Works

This Skill Camp workshop series consists of a two-day deep dive into DKNG’s creative process. The class will use poster design as the subject, but the process, tips and tricks, can be applied to all sorts of the projects in the worlds of design and illustration. Day 1 starts off with Dan and Nathan’s concept development and sketching process, and ends with jumping into Adobe Illustrator to begin building the vector structure of the poster. Day 2 wraps up the poster with their process of adding detail, texture, and halftone to the poster, and will conclude with a session addressing their final pass of finishing touches and cleanup, show & tell of student projects, and any Q&A including real time examples from DKNG’s body of work.

IMPORTANT: Participants will need to be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and have their own computer with these programs installed.

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Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

The Pink Tea Diaries

  • Pushing Outstanding Excellence for Kids (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The goal of this event is to bring young ladies of various ages together, to create awareness, build self-efficacy, communication and physical activity. The activities will include vision boards, self defense, awareness on human trafficking, dating violence, self esteem and body care.

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BuildDowntown Design Studio Kickoff Party
Feb
25
5:30 PM17:30

BuildDowntown Design Studio Kickoff Party

Join us for drinks, food, live music, and community-building communication at a FREE open-house event to kick off our week-long DESIGN STUDIO. Learn more about BuildDowntown, help shape the direction of the plan, and let us know what matters most to you!

Monday - February 25, 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

(Open House format - drop in when you can!)

Center for Southern Folklore Hall - 119 S Main 

(to get to the Folklore Hall, enter on the west side of Main Street between Gayoso Avenue & Peabody Place)

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Food Truck Friday in Health Sciences Park
Feb
22
11:00 AM11:00

Food Truck Friday in Health Sciences Park

Partnering with the Library Foundation, the Memphis Public Libraries, UTHSC, and MMDC invite the community to join the All of Us Journey Bus in Health Sciences Park on Friday, February 22nd from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

The event will have live music ft. Obruni Dance band from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Rice Burner and Gourmet Grillers food trucks, and interactive art along with the health information provided by the All of Us Journey Bus, Memphis Library “Start Here” Mobile Unit, and community health professionals. 

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All of Us Bus in Health Sciences Park
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

All of Us Bus in Health Sciences Park

The Memphis Library Foundation is a grantee of the NNLM/NIH All of Us project and will provide related educational programs for all ages such as creating family health history and designing a graphic medicine zine. Partnering with the Library Foundation, the Memphis Public Libraries, UTHSC, and MMDC invite the community to join the All of Us Journey Bus in Health Sciences Park on Friday, February 22nd from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

The event will have live music ft. Obruni Dance band from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, food trucks, and interactive art along with the health information provided by the All of Us Journey Bus, Memphis Library “Start Here” Mobile Unit, and community health professionals. 

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Urban Summit 2019
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Urban Summit 2019

  • Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How do we create economic pathways for all of our city’s young adults? The 2019 Urban Summit invites you to come explore how, together, we can achieve economic justice for the at least 30,000 young adults neither working nor in school in Memphis today. 

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Baptist College of Health Sciences - Open House
Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Baptist College of Health Sciences - Open House

Please join us for an open house and dedication of the Baptist College of Health Sciences Collaboration Building. The event is come and go with a special dedication at 12 noon. Guided tours of the building will be at 11 am, and again at 1 pm. Other features include:

• Free food featuring Memphis Medical District eateries

• Special event giveaway & door prizes

• Test drive bicycles from Explore BikeShare

• Learn about mobility and pedestrian safety tips from the MMDC

• Shop at the Baptist College Pop-Up Shop

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Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Zine Time

The Hive Collective will be hosting our free cowork Sundays in February! To kick things off, we're hosting Zine Time, based on our wildly successful Zine Nite. This loose 'workshop' period is great for creators of all disciplines to make their very own informal paper publications. Eric C will be demo a few of his fav methods/folds. Come out for a little show and tell, swap some zines, make some new ones, and get cheapo rates for photocopies ($.06 BW, $0.15/color). Bringing a file to print? PDF on a zip drive is best. BYOB!

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Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Riverdeep - Friends & Neighbors

On Saturday January 26, from 6pm-8pm, we are inviting all our Friends & Neighbors to stop by for an evening of live music, food, and conversation. We are catering in some of our favorite foods from the neighborhood restaurants such as Arnold’s BBQ, Brinson’s, Trolley Stop, and Sabor Caribe (with one or two more in the works). There will also be coffee service for the night in case you just want to grab a cup and enjoy the Jazz/Pop trio.

Come check out the building & renovations and lets celebrate the next 20 years of being Friends & Neighbors! Everyone is welcome so bring your friends and stop by, even if just for a little bit!

We look forward to saying “Hello!” again, or for the first time.

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Jan
25
4:00 PM16:00

Mint Cream Shop: Open Studio Event

Mint Cream Shop hosting an open studio event featuring two local artists & jewelry makers.

Jazmine Bailey presents Mental health and spirituality inspired art and jewelry to encourage strength in a wimsical style fit for wearable art (crystal jewelry).

Kimberly Brown presents Bask & Bounty natural skin care line & Afro-futuristic design jewelry line.

Mint Cream Shop vintage pieces is 50%off

Join us during happy hour!

Mint Cream Shop Studio in Uptown Memphis (inside the historical Greyhound building).

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Jan
12
4:00 PM16:00

Brewlululemon

A new year, a new you, and a something new to do; all of this in a new place and way! The purpose of this event is to bring the fitness community of Memphis together to experience fitness, connections, and conversations in a whole new light. The activities begin with a run across the Big River Trail Bridge crossing from the Arkansas side and eventually ending up at High Cotton Brewing Co. for a yoga class. After yoga, brewery tours, pint specials, and food from Edge Alley will ensue for an evening of conversations and connecting.

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Shab Chic Holiday Market
Dec
23
12:00 PM12:00

Shab Chic Holiday Market

Shab Chic Marketplace, in partnership with The Memphis Medical District Collaborative will open its doors with its inaugural Holiday Market! Please joins us Every weekend starting Black Friday, November 23rd Through December 23rd. 

We will feature a number of activities and entertainment such as:
•Performances from Memphis very own musical artist. 
•Movie Nights 
•Holiday Gift Wrapping
•Holiday Card Making 
• Holiday shopping from Memphis vendors and small business owners
....and much much more! 

We are very excited to open our doors to the community and share what we’ve been working on! We can’t wait to see you guys!

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Shab Chic Holiday Market
Dec
22
12:00 PM12:00

Shab Chic Holiday Market

Shab Chic Marketplace, in partnership with The Memphis Medical District Collaborative will open its doors with its inaugural Holiday Market! Please joins us Every weekend starting Black Friday, November 23rd Through December 23rd. 

We will feature a number of activities and entertainment such as:
•Performances from Memphis very own musical artist. 
•Movie Nights 
•Holiday Gift Wrapping
•Holiday Card Making 
• Holiday shopping from Memphis vendors and small business owners
....and much much more! 

We are very excited to open our doors to the community and share what we’ve been working on! We can’t wait to see you guys!

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Shab Chic Holiday Market
Dec
21
4:00 PM16:00

Shab Chic Holiday Market

Shab Chic Marketplace, in partnership with The Memphis Medical District Collaborative will open its doors with its inaugural Holiday Market! Please joins us Every weekend starting Black Friday, November 23rd Through December 23rd. 

We will feature a number of activities and entertainment such as:
•Performances from Memphis very own musical artist. 
•Movie Nights 
•Holiday Gift Wrapping
•Holiday Card Making 
• Holiday shopping from Memphis vendors and small business owners
....and much much more! 

We are very excited to open our doors to the community and share what we’ve been working on! We can’t wait to see you guys!

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Shab Chic Holiday Market
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

Shab Chic Holiday Market

Shab Chic Marketplace, in partnership with The Memphis Medical District Collaborative will open its doors with its inaugural Holiday Market! Please joins us Every weekend starting Black Friday, November 23rd Through December 23rd. 

We will feature a number of activities and entertainment such as:
•Performances from Memphis very own musical artist. 
•Movie Nights 
•Holiday Gift Wrapping
•Holiday Card Making 
• Holiday shopping from Memphis vendors and small business owners
....and much much more! 

We are very excited to open our doors to the community and share what we’ve been working on! We can’t wait to see you guys!

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Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Healing with Relax H2O

The purpose of the Holiday Healing with Relax H2O event is to invite Downtown shoppers and residents who may be feeling overwhelmed by the holidays to experience Relax H2O, as well as increase awareness of its mission to provide quality therapy techniques at an affordable rate. Additionally, this event will serve as an opportunity for people to de-stress from the holiday season, while supporting a local business. We will provide free food and complimentary massage therapy sessions as part of this event.

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Dec
14
to Jan 28

Brick Fiction

About the artist:
Carrie Rubinstein is a Brooklyn-based artist who creates ink drawings, paper sculptures, and watercolor paintings. She earned her BA in Studio Art from Smith College, a post- baccalaureate degree in Sculpture from Brandeis University, and her MFA in Sculpture from Hunter College with a semester at L’École des Beaux Arts in Paris.

Notable NYC-based group shows include exhibitions at Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn Museum’s Go Open Studio Project, A.I.R. Gallery, Orgy Park, The Roger Smith Hotel, and TSA Gallery. In 2010-11, Rubinstein coordinated the tART art collective, and in 2013 was a sculpture resident at the Vermont Studio Center.

Her VSC experience generated early work for Retrofit, a full-room installation made entirely from paper through drawings, hollow constructed sculptures, and castings. Brooklyn’s Rhombus Space presented Retrofit, which was Rubinstein’s first NYC solo show, and she was their August 2015 artist-in-residence. In June 2017, Rubinstein created the paper installation, Found Underground, at Hunter College’s Thomas Hunter Project Space in Manhattan. In September 2017, Retrofit traveled to the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI. This was Rubinstein’s first solo museum show. Rubinstein was honored to be a pilot artist in-residence at Crosstown Arts in Memphis for 2017-18.

Exhibit will run through January 27, 2019

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