American Advertising Federation Memphis will meet Thursday, Oct. 27, at 11:30 a.m. at Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave. Hummingbird Productions founder Bob Farnsworth will discuss “fusic,” or the fusion of film and music. Visit for details.

Mid-South Association for Financial Professionals will meet Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Ave. Representatives from Tidel and Loomis will share the latest options in cash-handling systems and processes, including a demonstration of how one of the systems works. Register at

Zoo Boo 2016 will be held Thursday through Monday, Oct. 27-31, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Memphis Zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. Enjoy trick-or-treat stations, a not-so-haunted tour of Primate Canyon, Dracula’s Disco and more at this all-ages event. Advance tickets are $10 for members and $13 for nonmembers; day-of-event tickets are $2 more. Visit for details and tickets.

Celtic Crossing will hold its Howl-O-Ween Patio Party, benefiting Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services, on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 903 S. Cooper St. The patio party will feature a pet costume contest and photo booth. Tito’s Vodka will create a signature cocktail, with 100 percent of proceeds going to MSNS. Visit for details.

Stax Museum will host Jack Hamilton, author of “Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination,” for a book signing and conversation on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Admission is free. Visit

Black Business Association of Memphis will host the 2016 BENNY Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The BENNY (Black Entrepreneurship and Networking Need You) Awards celebrate minority-business owners and leaders. Fred Keeton of Keeton Iconoclast Consulting will present the keynote. Tickets are $55. Visit

Pink Palace Family of Museums will hold its “Boo! Ball” Halloween gala, on Friday, Oct. 28, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Costumes are highly recommended but not required at this 21-and-older event. Cost is $60 for single tickets or $100 for couples; price includes two complimentary drink tickets. Visit or call 901-636-2362.