AAF Memphis and AIGA Memphis will host a joint luncheon with Debbie Millman, president of Sterling Brands’ design division, Thursday, Aug. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kroc Center’s Hardin Grand Hall, 800 East Parkway S. The topic is “On Rejection: How the Worst Moments of Your Life Can Turn Out to Be the Best.” Visit aafmemphis.org/events for details and registration.

The Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Thursday, Aug. 27, at noon in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

South Main Trolley Night will be held Friday, Aug. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Visit gosouthmain.com/trolley-night.html for details.

David Lusk Gallery-Memphis will host an opening reception for “200 Miles Away,” five solo exhibitions by Nashville artists, Friday, Aug. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DLF’s temporary gallery, 64 Flicker St. The show runs through Sept. 26. Visit davidluskgallery.com.

Forrest Spence 5K will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, at 8 a.m. in Overton Park, 1914 Poplar Ave., starting at the East Parkway pavilion. Other events include a children’s 100-yard dash and 1-mile fun run, games, food and more. All proceeds go to meet nonmedical needs of critically or chronically ill children and their families. Register at forrestspencefund.org.

The Orpheum Memphis will host its 21st annual art sale Saturday, Aug. 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Orpheum staff and sculptor Richard MacDonald will unveil “Orpheus Ascending,” the theater’s newest art installation, at 2 p.m. in the Grand Lobby. Tickets to the art sale are $10. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

Live at the Garden summer concert series will host Rob Thomas on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 8:30 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Buy tickets at liveatthegarden.com.

Memphis Symphony Chorus will hold auditions for vocalists for its 2015-2016 season Monday, Aug. 31, starting at 6 p.m. at Balmoral Presbyterian Church, 6413 Quince Road. All vocal parts are welcome; appointments required. Visit memphissymphonychorus.org/audition-info for details.

The Peabody will host its 146th anniversary celebration and the induction of Pat Kerr Tigrett into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the hotel, 149 Union Ave. Visit peabodymemphis.com.