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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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

First Friday at Five Coffee House Concert

First Friday of every month, 5 p.m.

For more information and reservations, call 767-6940. 767-6940

Fantastical Writers of the Mid-South

Second Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble 2774 N. Germantown, Memphis Cordova

For writers who specialize in science-fiction/fantasy/etc. 386-2468

PlayBack Memphis

Third Thursday of every month, 4:30-6 p.m.
Universal Parenting Place LeMoyne-Owen College, 990 College Park, Memphis South Memphis

Bringing stories to life in a safe space to unlock healing, transformation, and joy. Families welcome. 901-207-3694

Get Lit Book Club

Third Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.
Ghost River Brewing 827 S. Main, Memphis South Main

Buy TicketsFree

Discuss monthly selections over a beer. Join the group on Facebook to learn more. 278-0087
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