The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host the “Lawyers as Problem-Solvers: New Directions. New Voices” conference Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct. 19, at the law school, 1 N. Front St. Visit for details.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host two DVD release parties for Memphis Filmmakers Day Thursday, Oct. 18: “Daylight Fades” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and “The Romance of Loneliness” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit

The University of Memphis Department of Social Work will hold a symposium titled “The Next Hundred Years in Social Work: Social Work and Engagement for Social and Economic Justice” Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the university center. Registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 18. Visit for details.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host its Botanical Biergarten fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include beer and food pairings as well as live music. Cost is $30. Visit

Dixon Gallery & Gardens will host Art After Dark Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The event will include music by Velvet Revolution and a performance by Collage Dance Collective. Visit

The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at The University of Memphis will host a lecture by Virginia Commonwealth University professor Katherine Bassard Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center theater. Bassard will discuss her new book, “Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible.” Visit for details.

The University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance will host the fifth annual Cyber Security Expo Friday, Oct. 19, at 8 a.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. The theme is “Providing Business Security: New Issues.” Cost is $125. Register at

The 25th Rhodes Institute on the Profession of Law, Volume III will be held Friday, Oct. 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall on the Rhodes campus. The title is “Legal Lynx: The Evolution of the Practice of Law.” Contact Tracy Vezina Patterson at