The Memphis Lawyers’ chapter of the Federalist Society will meet Friday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. will moderate a debate about the constitutional amendment to change Tennessee’s judicial selection method. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVP to gregory.grisham@jacksonlewis.com or 462-2616.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Japanese Garden candlelight tour Friday, Oct. 18, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

David Lusk Gallery will host opening receptions for Huger Foote’s “Sixteen” and Libby Johnson’s “Meditations” Friday, Oct. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. Both exhibits will be displayed through Nov. 16. Visit davidluskgallery.com.

Germantown Performing Arts Center will host a tribute to Sidney Bichet, featuring saxophonist Brian “Breeze” Cayolle, Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.

Ballet Memphis will present “River Project 2,” the world premiere of three works inspired by the Mississippi River, from Saturday, Oct. 19, to Oct. 27 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

Raleigh Feed Store will hold a 50-year business celebration Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store, 4284 Fayette Road. The event will include a petting zoo, discounts and raffles. Call 662-317-9775.

The Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Midtown Autowerks, 795 S. Cooper St. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Cooper-Young Community Association. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the gate. Visit cybeerfest.org.

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host a book-signing with “Love, Peace, and Soul” author Ericka Blount Danois and former Stax Records owner Al Bell on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Visit staxmuseum.com.

Gallery Ten Ninety One will host a reception for Memphis landscape artist Lou Hoover on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. Hoover’s collection is on display through Oct. 30. Call 458-2521.