GO OUT -- Music / Art / Stage / Film

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GO OUT -- Music / Art / Stage / Film


TONIGHT

Big art night

Yes, art lovers, it's one of those nights, so here's a run down of the gallery receptions, starting with Gallery Fifty Six , which has an opening for Mike Coulson 's exhibition of new paintings called "Highwayscapes: A Road Trip." Heading east, there's a reception at David Lusk Gallery for "From Dusk to Dawn," a show of new sky and cloud paintings by Veda Reed . Continuing the art trek, L Ross Gallery hosts a reception for father and daughter artists Anton Weiss and Lisa Weiss ; and then Lisa Kurts Gallery hosts an opening for the exhibition "Carroll Cloar: Drawings and Other Works from the Artist's Studio" .

5-8 p.m., Gallery FiftySix, 2256 Central, (901) 276-1251; 6-8 p.m., David Lusk Gallery, 4540 Poplar in Laurelwood Collection, (901) 767-3800; 6-8 p.m., L Ross Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin, Suite 104; (901) 767-2200; 6-8 p.m. Lisa Kurts Gallery, 766 S. White Station, (901) 683-6200.

Ripeness is all

Actor, playwright (by night) and psychotherapist (by day) Bill Baker takes on one of Shakespeare's most challenging title roles this weekend, when New Moon Theater Company stages "King Lear" at TheatreWorks . Director Anita Jo Lenhart dresses the tragedy in contemporary business suits for this minimalist retelling.

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 22 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students. Call (901) 484-3467.

Next on Next Stage

Henrik Ibsen's classic drama "Hedda Gabler" opens on Theatre Memphis' Next Stage . Meghan Lisi , last seen as Gwendolen in "The Importance of Being Earnest," plays the young aristocratic woman who has returned from her honeymoon only to find that her financial future is in jeopardy because of a rival to her husband's job in academia. Bo List directs.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 22 at Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext. Tickets: $23 adults, $10 students. Call (901) 682-8323.

Music at Kudzu's

Memphis troubadour Dan Montgomery plays Kudzu's . The transplanted Philadelphia singer-songwriter will be playing the Downtown restaurant along with local roots-rock duo Deering & Down .

Music starts at 9 p.m. Kudzu's is located at 603 Monroe. For more information, call (901) 525-4924.

Pinch party

The Pinch Literary Journal hosts a reception at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects for the release of its Spring 2012 issue. The nationally recognized journal of the University of Memphis MFA creative writing program was founded in 1980 and comes out twice a year. There will be music by Brad Pounders and readings by contributors Steve Adams , Stu Dearnley and Darren Jackson , and of course you couldn't have a literary party without food and drink. …

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