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Jimmy Crosthwait: “Forgotten Fables and Footlong Fractals” @ Ross Gallery - Christian Brothers University
Nov 20 all-day

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces the opening of two exhibits on October 13. In the main gallery, “Forgotten Fables and Footlong Fractals” will showcase roughly 30 multi-media works by Jimmy Crosthwait. In the gallery foyer, “Noumenon and Beyond” will feature 18 paintings by Tom Murray. An opening reception for both exhibitions will be held on Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and both will be on display through December 6.

Local artistic and musical icon Jimmy Crosthwait has been honing his artistic practice since the 1960s. Early in his career, he focused on the craft of puppetry, creating handmade puppets that have delighted audiences old and young for decades. Over the years, his artwork evolved into kinetic collages of motorized light-and-motion constructions and a series of abstract marionettes that he calls ‘Zen chimes.’ “Forgotten Fables and Footlong Fractals” will showcase a variety of Crosthwait’s work, including his marionettes and Zen chimes, a series of pen-and-ink “maze” drawings, and sculptural pieces.

Crosthwait’s artwork has been exhibited at the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis College of Art, Marshall Arts Gallery, Cooper-Young Gallery, and Southside Gallery in Oxford, MS. His work is in the collections of Cybill Shepherd; the late, great Robin Williams; Henry Turley; the Downing Pryor Collection; and film director  Kirt Gunn.    

“My artwork is still evolving,” Crosthwait says. “Essentially, my work is a marriage between two qualities: strength and delicacy. And, although my work has elements that might seem Eastern, or Native American—perhaps even Mayan—I hope that the cultural elements dissolve along with any particular ‘timeline’ and create for the viewer a sense of mystery and timelessness. I know that when I am working, time really does—like magic—disappear.”

Fix a Flat Class @ Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This class covers everything you need to know about tires and tubes. Learn why you get flats and the best ways to prevent them, in the future. Never get stranded again!

We’ll show you how to fix a flat. And then you’ll have time to practice. Bring your own bike, if you want. Or use one of ours. This class is free for Revolutions members. Not a member of Revolutions, yet? You can join online for only $50/year, or you can pay for a single class, without membership, for just $10.

‘Friends’ Thanksgiving Trivia at Midtown Crossing Grill @ Midtown Crossing Grill
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Invite your friends to play “Friends” Thanksgiving Trivia (The One With All the Questions About the Thanksgiving Episodes). All questions on this night will be about the “Friends” Thanksgiving episodes.  **GUARANTEE YOUR TEAM’S SPOT BY MAKING A FREE RESERVATION** Limited spots are available. Once the maximum number of teams sign up, only the teams that have registered will be permitted to play. Reservations can NOT be made by calling the restaurant.   Please review the following info for booking your trivia reservation. HOW RESERVATIONS WORK: Pick the location where you want to play. Have one member of your team reserve ALL the tickets for the estimated number of team members who will participate. Only reserve single tickets if you plan to play by yourself on a team of one. Please only RSVP if you are certain your team will participate. If your team is unable to attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite to make room for those who want to play.  Even though you have reservations, please arrive to trivia early to get the best spot. Contact [email protected] with any questions, etc. facebook.com/cerritotrivia cerritotrivia.com   #cerritotrivia

Battalion Of Saints, The Cryptics, Negro Terror @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Nov 21 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hawthorne Heights @ Growlers
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Rock-n-roll, Dancing and Fun!!!! NO COVER Come Join us!!!!

Jason D Williams @ Lafayette's Music Room
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jason D Williams @ Lafayette's Music Room
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dr. Brown, Rosalia, Grandpa Grew Trees @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Nov 22 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Super T @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Nov 23 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm