Black Business Association of Memphis will meet Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Ricky Tucker of Rix International will speak, and a light breakfast will be served. Visit

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC will host “Play or Pay 101,” the first session in its Affordable Care Act webinar series, Thursday, Jan. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is free; registration is required. Visit

Executive Women International of Memphis will meet Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Jim’s Place Restaurant & Bar, 518 Perkins Road Extended. Business and personal development trainer Jodi Santangelo will speak. Cost is $35. Email

The Association for Women Attorneys will hold its annual banquet and silent auction Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Tower Center at Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave. Proceeds benefit scholarships to the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Email Keating Lowery at for ticket information.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Art After Dark Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The event will spotlight the “Fire and Desire” exhibit and will include food, beer and music by Rene Koopman. Cost is free with museum admission. Visit

Rhodes College will present a lecture by New York artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Buckman Hall Blount Auditorium on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Sepuya’s work will be on exhibit in Rhodes’ Clough-Hanson Gallery through Feb. 15. Visit

Greater Memphis Chamber Small Business Council will host its 2013 program launch luncheon Friday, Jan. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Dr. Martin Regalia, senior vice president of economic and tax policy and chief economist at the United States Chamber of Commerce, will speak. Cost is $35 for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit

Memphis Botanic Garden and Artists’ Link will host the Incognito Art Gala and Silent Auction Friday, Jan. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Items include more than 90 unsigned works by local artists. Cost is $25 for MBG members and $35 for nonmembers. Buy tickets at