LaunchMemphis, Launch Your City and Launch Tennessee will host StartUp Field Day as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to midnight at EmergeMemphis, 516 Tennessee St., suite 125. The day will include an “Amazing Race” showcasing three startups in various stages of development. Visit

Downtown Memphis Commission and the Memphis Redbirds will hold a Flip-the-Switch party to light the “Rockeyfeller Plaza” Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. in AutoZone Park, 200 Union Ave. Visit

Graceland will hold its annual Christmas lighting ceremony Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at the mansion, 3764 Elvis Presley Blvd. Visit for details.

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold Girls’ Night Out Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Attendees can create a custom wine glass and charms, learn dance moves and shop unique gifts. Cost is $20 for garden members and $25 for nonmembers. Call 636-4131.

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will host a free diabetes cooking class and demonstration by chef Adam Hall Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at the hospital, 5959 Park Ave. R.S.V.P. to 765-1849.

The Eclectic Eye will hold an opening reception for Carol Denise Kendrick’s “Memphis Recycled” exhibit Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Midtown eyewear boutique, 242 S. Cooper St. Visit

The Whitehaven Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. starting at Southland Mall at the corner of East Shelby Drive and Elvis Presley Boulevard, then proceeding up Elvis Presley Boulevard to Graceland.

Lindenwood Christian Church will present “A Grand Night for Singing” featuring baritone Mark Diamond and the Gary Beard Chorale Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at the church, 2400 Union Ave. Cost is free. Visit

My Urban Workspace will hold a class on baking pies and tarts as part of its Downtown cooking class series Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its facility, 6 W. G.E. Patterson Ave. Cost is $49. Visit

Talk Shoppe will hold an open microphone discussion, “Hot Topics in Your Industry,” Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free. Visit