Memphis Crisis Center will kick off Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week with community leaders on Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Health Sciences Park pavilion, 799 Madison Ave. The week aims to raise awareness, funds and volunteers for the center’s 24-hour hotline. Visit memphiscrisiscenter.org.
City Auto and Lifeblood will host the Madison Hargrove Memorial Blood Drive Friday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Auto, 4932 Elmore Road. The drive is being held in conjunction with National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Call 529-6320 or 888-LIFEBLOOD to schedule an appointment.
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host an opening reception for “Home Sweet Home: Encaustic Works by Lisa Williamson” Friday, Sept. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Levy Gallery, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 25. Visit buckmanartscenter.com.
The Levitt Shell will present John Paul Keith as part of its 2013 free concert series on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Visit levittshell.org.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host gospel singers The Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Amy LaVere on Friday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com or 751-7500.
Memphis Botanic Garden will present Foreigner as part of the Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series Friday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. Visit liveatthegarden.com.
The 20th annual Blues Ball will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at Gibson Guitar Factory, 145 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. The “Hallelujah Homecoming” themed event will honor the Rev. Al Green and Sam Moore. Tickets are $200. Visit memphischaritable.org.
The Levitt Shell will present Lisa Marie Presley as part of its 2013 free concert series on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Visit levittshell.org.
Playhouse on the Square will host a Four Seasons Cocktail Series happy hour Sunday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. The event will include guided tours of the theater, including areas off limits to the public. Donations benefit Indie Memphis. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.