News from Overton Square
The party never stops during the award-winning documentary "Shakedown," which screens Tuesday at the Studio on the Square. (Photo: Leah Weintraub)
The winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at this year's Indie Memphis Film Festival, director Leilah Weinraub's "Shakedown" is described as an "intimate chronicle" of a Los Angeles party scene of "go-go dancing and strip shows," organized by African-American women to serve the "lesbian underground" and galvanize "a community of freaks and queers of color." If that doesn't pique your interest, stay home and watch that Chevy Chase Christmas movie; otherwise head to the Malco multiplex in Overton Square.
7 p.m., Studio on the Square. Admission: $10. Visit indiememphis.com.Read More
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new movie is set to film in Memphis this month, and the directors have put out a casting call for actors.
“Uncorked” will begin filming locally Nov. 10, the Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission announced.
Casting director Christopher Gray will hold an open casting call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hattiloo Theatre, 37 South Cooper in Overton Square. Actors who can portray African-American characters desired, along with other looks. All ages can apply.
Talent resumes and headshots appreciated but not required. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
Overton Square is filled with magic this December with a full month of events and excitement for young and old alike! Join us for our FREE Magic & Mystery of Christmas all month long! ❅
From classic holiday movies to celebrity holiday readings with carolers and cocoa, it all begins with the annual Overton Square Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 6 - 8 p.m.Read More
Memphis is known for many things—music, food … Elvis. Add to that list some amazing artwork. There’s plenty of public art around town that’s yours for the viewing. Today, we’re focusing on murals in Memphis. They range in theme and size, but they’re all pretty impressive and worth your time to take a look. We’ve hunted them down; you just need to swing by and take a gander for yourself. Check them out:Read More
With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.
You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead. In the case of inclement weather, check with each event’s page for updates.Read More
The holidays are fast approaching, but don’t worry, it’s not all holiday carols and corny/lovable Christmas tunes (though there is some of that…) Check out this list for a roundup of live music in Memphis this month – from hip hop to classical to soul, and everything in between. We threw in a few early December shows so you could save-the-date for next month.Read More
Gene Simmons will unfurl his prodigious tongue and Paul Stanley inflate his leathery lungs for perhaps the last time on a Memphis stage when the rock band KISS brings its "End of the Road" tour to FedExForum on Feb. 23.Read More