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"Kick Out the Lights"

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
L Ross Gallery 5040 Sanderlin, Memphis East Memphis


Exhibition celebrating Memphis music, past and present. The title refers to the night Johnny Cash broke all the stage lights at the Grand Ole Opry. 767-2200

Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest

Through Aug. 31

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Winning authors will be honored with a $200 gift certificate to Novel. For more information, contest rules, and submission, visit website.

Kinky Boots

Through Sept. 1
Playhouse on the Square 66 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


In this musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Charlie has inherited a shoe factory from his father. It sounds like a great deal, except the factory is failing and on the way to being shut down. Enter Lola, a cabaret performer and drag queen, who sees what Charlie can’t – and it’s all in the heel. 726-4656

Jelly's Last Jam

Through Sept. 1
Hattiloo Theatre 37 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


He wore a diamond in his tooth, denied he was black and claimed to have single-handedly invented the genre we know as jazz. Jelly Roll Morton, jazz pioneer reinvented himself so as to conquer the vast American expanse. Born a Creole of color in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, he came of age playing piano in the bawdyhouses of Storyville. 502-3486

"Place Shapes"

Through Oct. 6


Exhibition of recent work by Elizabeth Alley. 761-5250

Mamma Mia!

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 8
Theatre Memphis 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis East Memphis


Set on a Greek island and to the music of the international pop group ABBA, a young girl plans her wedding while trying to discover who of three men may be her father … all to the distress and ultimate joy of her mother. 682-8323

Open Late

Every third Thursday, 6-8 p.m.


Galleries and gardens will be open late. 901-761-5250

Open Mic Comedy

Thursdays, 9 p.m.
P&H Cafe 1532 Madison, Memphis Midtown


726-0906

Brooks Milongas

Third Wednesday, Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Members of the Argentine Tango Society give lessons and tango demonstrations in the rotunda. 544-6209

"Memphis Germantown Art League Showcase"

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 28
WKNO Studio 7151 Cherry Farms, Memphis Cordova


Exhibition of new works by the MGAL. 901-458-2521

Woman's Exchange of Memphis Gallery Show

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 23


Ninth annual exhibition of works by more than 90 local artists, supporting the Woman's Exchange mission, "Helping others help themselves." 901-327-5681

"40 Under 40: The Next Generation of American Metal Artists"

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 15
Metal Museum 374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis Downtown


To continue the celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary, this exhibition explores the next generation of influential American metal artists. 901-774-6380

"Ray of Light"

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 9


Exhibition of new works by Sydney Gruber. 537-1483

"Art Show"

Through Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Playhouse on the Square 66 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


Exhibition of new work by Sue Layman. 409-7870

“uneXpected/juXtapositions”

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 31
Jay Etkin Gallery 942 Cooper, Memphis Cooper-Young


Exhibition of new works by Kiara Sally and Carl Moore. 550-0064

"A Love Letter to My Porch"

Through Aug. 26
Stock&Belle 387 S. Main, Memphis South Main


Exhibition of new work by Grace Porter. 901-734-2911

“Summer in the City”

Through Aug. 30
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis


The Artist Group of Memphis returns this summer with many new and vibrant works by local artists in Memphis. 636-4100

"Daily Art"

Through Aug. 31
David Lusk Gallery 97 Tillman, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition and sale of new works by 31 contributing artists. All August long, 31 days, 31 artists. 901-767-3800

“Chasing the Light”

Through Aug. 31
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis


Exhibition of new work by Diana Shearon. 636-4100

"The Blues According to Arhoolie"

Through Sept. 1
Blues Hall of Fame Museum 421 S. Main, Memphis South Main


Exhibition honoring Arhoolie Records, an independent record label famed for publishing and promoting obscure folk and blues artists. 527-2583

"Native Son"

Through Sept. 3
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of sculpture and sound installation by multimedia artist Terry Adkins. 544-6209

Mamma Mia!

Through Sept. 8
Theatre Memphis 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis East Memphis


Set on a Greek island and to the music of the international pop group ABBA, a young girl plans her wedding while trying to discover who of three men may be her father … all to the distress and ultimate joy of her mother. 682-8323

"Melange"

Through Sept. 9
Playhouse on the Square 66 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


Exhibition of mixed-media work by Rebecca Chappell. 413-4756

"Nature of the Line"

Through Sept. 18
Eclectic Eye 242 S. Cooper, Memphis Cooper-Young


Exhibition of new work by Andrew Williams, whose art embraces the chaotic process of ceramic while creating abstract parts that reference the building blocks of life. 276-3937

"Arts of Global Africa"

Through June 21, 2021
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of historic and contemporary works in a range of different media presenting an expansive vision of Africa’s artistry. 544-6209

Rotunda Projects: Federico Uribe

Through Oct. 11
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of magical creatures and playful installations from everyday objects. 544-6209

"Bouguereau & America"

Through Sept. 22
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of work by the French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. His modern and highly polished interpretations of classical subjects as well as his intimate and idealized portrayals of peasant life, were avidly sought by American collectors. 544-6209

"Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection"

Through Oct. 13


Exhibition spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, which examines the particularly complex challenges female artists confronted in a traditionally conservative region during a period in which women’s social, cultural, and political roles were being redefined and reinterpreted. 761-5250

"Kate Freeman Clark"

Through Oct. 13


Exhibition that brings together nearly 40 paintings by Southern-born Impressionist. Clark's work was defined by her intimate portraits of family and friends, bucolic landscapes, and compelling still life paintings. 761-5250

"Small Passion"

Through Oct. 27
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of work by Albrecht Dürer, who has long been recognized as one of the most influential artists of the European Renaissance and one of the finest printmakers in the history of art. 544-6209
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