Events starting Aug. 16 in Overton Square

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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

"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

"Melange"

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


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

Making Folk Happy

Sundays, 3 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 25
TheatreWorks 2085 Monroe, Memphis Overton Square


Two sisters leave Mississippi for the big city life in Memphis. Given the ultimatum to find a job or find husbands in one year, the girls live with a family friend, but soon find out that big city life may not be all that "happy." 274-7139
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