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Bowling For Balls VIII

Sun., Aug. 25, 2 p.m.
Billy Hardwick AllStar Lanes 1576 S. White Station, Memphis East Memphis

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Join the fight against testicular cancer and help the Mid-South Men’s Health Organization “save deez nuts.” Includes shoe rentals, three games of bowling, large pizza, pitcher of soda, unlimited Memphis Made beer, and prize entries. 683-2695

Ostrander Awards

Sun., Aug. 25, 6 p.m.
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

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The 36th annual awards, named after beloved Memphis theater icon Jim Ostrander, a long-standing member of the local theater community, honor excellence in a variety of categories, in both the community theater division and the college theater division. Every aspect of stage production – actors, directors, technical personnel, and more – will be recognized. 525-3000

Old Forest Hike

Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. and Last Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.
Overton Park off Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Walking tour of the region's only urban old-growth forest. 276-1387

Jazz-A-Fire

Last Sunday of every month, 4-7 p.m.
Brinson's 341 Madison, Memphis Downtown

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

The Humans

Through Sept. 8
Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down apartment of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend. The parents are unhappy that their daughters have left home and have abandoned their religion. 725-0776

"Counterpoint"

Through Oct. 20
Crosstown Arts at The Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of new work by Scott Carter, a former Crosstown Arts resident artist. (901) 507-8030

"The Sin Park"

Through Oct. 20
Crosstown Arts at The Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of new work by Wang Chen, a former Crosstown Arts resident artist. (901) 507-8030

"Residual Imprint"

Through Oct. 20
Crosstown Arts at The Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of new work by Jia Wang, a former Crosstown Arts resident artist. (901) 507-8030

Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community

Through Oct. 20


Bicentennial celebration, the exhibit illustrates how the threads of Memphis history form a larger story or web of history. 636-2362

"Place Shapes"

Through Oct. 6


Exhibition of recent work by Elizabeth Alley. 761-5250

The Goonies

Saturdays, Sundays, 4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
CTI 3D Giant Theater In the Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central, Memphis University of Memphis


A band of adventurous kids take on a property developing company that plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure. (901) 636-2362

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

Yellow Fever Rock & Roll Ghost Tour

Ongoing

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See what used to be, Memphis-style, with Mike McCarthy. Call to schedule a personal tour. 901-486-6325

Go Ape Treetop Adventure

Ongoing
Shelby Farms 500 N. Pine Lake, Germantown Germantown

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Course in Shelby Farms Park open for its second season. 767-PARK

Sunday Supper Series

Sundays, 3-9 p.m.
Gray Canary 301 Front, Memphis Downtown

Buy Tickets$40


Includes new cocktails, new bar menu, and a family style, dinner. Raw bar and a list of cocktails, beer, and wine priced $10 or under will also be available. Call or visit website for reservations.

Mary Gagz and Her Gaggle of Drags

Mondays, 8:30-11 p.m. Continues through Nov. 27
Bar DKDC 964 S. Cooper, Memphis Cooper-Young


Monday night drag show. Need we say more? 272-0830

"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

City Tasting Tours

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

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Savor tastings at five eateries, interact with chefs and managers, and sample local flavors while strolling down Main Street and enjoying new art installations and historic landmarks.

Eat, Drink, and Party Pink

Thu., Aug. 29, 5:30-7 p.m.


Fund-raiser party to aid Making Strides in the fight against breast cancer. 636-2362

Open Mic Comedy

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


726-0906

Flight Tour: A Taste of Memphis

Fridays, Saturdays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
Downtown Memphis Various locations, Memphis Downtown

Buy Tickets$315-$400


Up to 16 people per bike enjoy a flight of local spirits and brew during this two-hour pub-crawl with Sprock n’ Roll’s bike bar to Old Dominick Distillery and Ghost River Brewing Tap Room. BYOB, but no glass tour. 901-500-7101

Fab Fridays Laser Light Show

Fridays, 7, 8 & 9 p.m.
AutoZone Dome Planetarium Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central, Memphis University of Memphis


State-of-the-art laser light tribute shows, featuring Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and more. (901) 636-2362

Downtown Food Tours

Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.
Various locations See website for more information, Memphis East Memphis

Buy Tickets$55


Savor tastings at five popular eateries, interact with chefs and managers and sample a range of local flavors while learning about Memphis historic landmarks. Meeting location disclosed with ticket purchase.

Downtowners' Bike to Lunch

First Tuesday of every month, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Cossitt Library 33 S. Front, Memphis Downtown

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Mid-day bicycle ride with Revolutions Bicycle CoOp. Meet at the northwest corner of Front and Monroe and ride with downtowners to a restaurant within 15 minutes of The Fourth Bluff. 901-726-6409

Peabody Master Taster’s Club

First Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m.
Corner Bar at the Peabody 149 Union, Memphis Downtown


Highlights a different wine making region or vintner. Four wines are served along with light bites from the Peabody chefs. 901-529-4000

Art on the Rocks

Fri., Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m.

Buy TicketsMembers $40; non-members $50

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Botanical cocktail tasting inspired by the Dixon's own herb gardens. Enjoy cocktails, local craft beer, and crisp wine, along with small bites from local restaurants. Admission includes all tastings, food, and live entertainment. 761-5250

Closing Reception for "Our CHOICES"

Fri., Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.
CHOICES Midwifery 144 N. Bellevue, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition to create an environment where people can come together in solidarity, raise hope, and hope for a future unaccompanied by a constant threat to reproductive rights. 500-7001
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