The University of Memphis and Lambda Chi Alpha will host a Lifeblood blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Michael D. Rose Theatre, 470 University St. Visit lifeblood.org.
B.I.G. for Memphis will meet Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Buddy Chapman, executive director of CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, will speak, and Jeremy Park will provide an update on the Fallen Officer Memorial project. Visit phelpssecurity.com.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Oct. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Todd McCall, special agent in charge, FBI Memphis division, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
The 16th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 3, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St., the Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St., and Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Ave. Visit indiememphis.com for a schedule.
AIGA and the Indie Memphis Film Festival will host the Indie Memphis Movie Poster Competition Thursday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 3, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. An awards ceremony, including a People’s Choice Award as voted on by festival attendees, will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. Visit indiememphis.com.
The Peabody will hold a Halloween rooftop party on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. The party will include a costume contest with cash prizes, and Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster will perform. Tickets are $15. Visit peabodymemphis.com.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing will hold information sessions Friday, Nov. 1, at the college, 920 Madison Ave. The bachelor’s program session will be 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., master’s program from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and doctorate program from 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Visit uthsc.edu/nursing or call 448-6125.
Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band will perform a benefit concert for U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christian Brown Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Funds will go to “Operation CB” to support building a “smart home” for Brown. Visit operationcb.com.