In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about the book “Reverse Innovation” Friday, Oct. 4, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
ANF Architects will host an opening reception for the RiverArtsFest invitational exhibit Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at its offices, 1500 Union Ave. Visit riverartsmemphis.org.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Wine Down at the Dixon on Friday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The event will include wine, food, music and open galleries. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Visit dixon.org.
Rhodes College, The University of Memphis and Ballet Memphis will host the Music of the River concert, featuring music inspired by the Mississippi River, Friday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.
Shelby Farms Park will host Spooky Nights on Fridays and Saturdays in October, as well as Halloween night, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Shelby Farms. Events will include a haunted trail, nocturnal nature hikes and more. Visit shelbyfarmspark.org for a list of activities and prices.
The Metal Museum will host its 2013 Repair Days family fun day, featuring metalsmithing demonstrations and activities, Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. The annual Repair Days silent auction begins at 2 p.m., and the live auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit metalmuseum.org.
The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee will hold its second annual chili cook-off Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the foundation’s office, 1780 Moriah Woods Blvd. Tickets are $10 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger. Visit efwtn.org.
WKNO will present “Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass” Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. The host of “This American Life” will share stories and a segment of the series’ funniest moments. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.
The Levitt Shell will present Vaneese Thomas as part of its free concert series Sunday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit levittshell.org.