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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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