The 16th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 3, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St., the Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St., and Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Ave. Visit indiememphis.com.
AIGA and the Indie Memphis Film Festival will host the Indie Memphis Movie Poster Competition Thursday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 3, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. An awards ceremony will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. Visit indiememphis.com.
The Peabody will hold a Halloween rooftop party on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. The party will include a costume contest with cash prizes, and Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster will perform. Tickets are $15. Visit peabodymemphis.com.
Rhodes College will present “Anton in Show Business” Friday, Nov. 1, Saturday, Nov. 2, and Nov. 7 to Nov. 10 in the McCoy Theatre on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu/mccoy for more information.
The Orpheum Theatre will kick off its 2013-2014 family series with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing will hold information sessions Friday, Nov. 1, at the college, 920 Madison Ave. The bachelor’s program session will be 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., master’s program from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and doctorate program from 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Visit uthsc.edu/nursing or call 448-6125.
The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will hold an opening reception for “Dream Escapes: Paintings by Jennifer Goss,” Friday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Visit buckmanartscenter.com.
The University of Memphis Alumni Association Young Alumni committee will hold the seventh annual True Blue 5K Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. starting at the University Center, 499 University St. Visit memphis.edu/alumni for details.
Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band will perform a benefit concert for U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christian Brown Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Funds will go to “Operation CB” to help build a smart home for Brown. Visit operationcb.com.