The Downtown Memphis Commission will host an electronics recycling drive for Friday, Nov. 15, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Central Station pavilion, at the corner of South Front Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue. Many items will be recycled for free. For a list of items, including those with fees, visit 5rprocessors.com.
Start Co. will kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week with 48 Hour Launch Friday, Nov. 15, from 6 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 17. Five teams will develop their business concepts over the weekend then present them to the community Sunday at 6 p.m. Register at neverstop.co.
Eclectic Eye will host an opening reception for Danielle Sierra’s “Of Beasts, Birds & Flowers” art show Friday, Nov. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eclectic Eye, 242 S. Cooper St. Visit eclectic-eye.com.
The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission will hold a free Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business & Economics, 3665 Central Ave. Teachers will learn financial literacy lessons for their students and themselves. Visit tnflc.com.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host its free Family Day at the Dixon Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dixon gardens, 4339 Park Ave. The event will include live music, scavenger hunts, fall art projects and more. Visit dixon.org.
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host a book-signing for Robert Gordon, author of the new book “Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion,” Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Admission is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.
The Orpheum Theatre will hold its 35th annual auction Saturday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. The event will include live and silent auctions for more than 400 items, plus a raffle for a Ferrari Spider. Tickets are $125. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
DeNeuville Learning Center will hold its 12th annual auction and dinner Saturday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road. Tickets are $50. Visit deneuvillecenter.org.
IRIS Orchestra will present “Eastern Dances, Northern Melodies,” featuring clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, Saturday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets are $65. Visit irisorchestra.org.