Living Beyond Breast Cancer will host its “Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Strength” national conference Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8, at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. The conference, held in partnership with the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium and the Common Table Health Alliance, will convene national experts, survivors and caregivers for a weekend of information, yoga and support. Limited walk-up registrations available. Visit for details.

Circuit Playhouse will present “Heathers: The Musical” Friday, Oct. 6, through Oct. 29 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit for times and tickets.

The inaugural Mempho Music Festival takes place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7, at Shelby Farms Park, 6903 Great View Drive N. The festival will feature two stages and two dozen acts, including Cage the Elephant, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Cold War Kids, and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday, with music stretching late into the night both days. Visit for a schedule.

David Lusk Gallery-Memphis will hold an opening reception for Dorothy Sturm’s “Full Circle: Stories on Paper” and an opening and book signing for George Dombek’s “Recent Paintings” Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DLG, 97 Tillman St. Both exhibitions are on display through Nov. 4. Visit

Church Health, UT Health Science Center and Le Bonheur will present The Art of Dinner Friday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. in Church Health’s teaching kitchen at Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave. During this interactive cooking class, chef Joshua House of L’Ecole Culinaire will guide participants through a three-course menu featuring savory winter squash. Tickets are $50; proceeds benefit community nutrition programming at the Church Health Nutrition Hub. Visit for tickets. 

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold its first Fall Plant Sale in the new Nursery in the Garden area on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The annual one-day sale will feature a large selection of perennials and plants well-suited for the Mid-South climate, a variety of pumpkins and gourds, and more. Visit

Operation HOPE, First Tennessee Bank and COGIC will hold a free credit and money management workshop Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 930 Mason St. Learn about establishing or increasing your credit score, creating a budget, how to read a credit report and what can be done to correct errors that may affect your credit rating. RSVP to Trudy Morrison at or  901-314-7255.

Best Memphis Burger Fest returns Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Tiger Lane. The festival will feature cooking competitions, live music, an inaugural bobbing-for-burgers contest and more. Admission is $10; VIP passes are $50; and children younger than 12 get in free. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Memphis Paws Inc. Visit

The Chinese Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South will host a free film screening of “The Chinese Exclusion Act” Saturday, Oct. 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Rhodes College’s Blount Auditorium, 2000 North Parkway. The documentary explores the history of Chinese immigration to the United States, a little-known 1882 law, and its significance to issues of globalization, immigration, labor, and civil rights today. Email for details.

Epiphany Lutheran Church will host a free Blessing of the Pets in honor of St. Francis of Assisi Day Saturday, Oct. 7, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Epiphany's Community Garden, located on the corner of Wolf River Boulevard and Bray Station Road in Collierville. Pets will be treated to complimentary snacks; brats, hot dogs and s’mores will be available for humans. Attendees should be a lawn chair and beverages for themselves and their pets. Visit for details.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company will kick off its Shakespeare Shout-Out Series with a “free, fun and fast” performance of “Romeo and Juliet” Saturday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. at the Collierville train depot on Main Street. The series, which runs through Nov. 10, includes 11 performances of three productions at outdoor/indoor locations throughout Shelby County. No tickets needed. Visit for a schedule.

The Cotton Museum will hold a book talk with Wylie Graham McLallan, author of “Tigers by the River: A True and Accurate Tale of the Early Years of Professional Football,” Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. Cost is free and includes light hors d’oeuvres. Visit

The Orpheum Theatre will host The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. at 203 S. Main St. The symphony brings the Zelda franchise to live with a 66-piece orchestra, 24-person choir and reimagined score encompasses recent and classic Zelda games. Buy tickets at

Luna Nova Music, with help from the Swedish Council of America, will present a concert of Swedish music Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. at the Beethoven Club, 263 S. McLean Blvd. Selections include music for violin and piano as well as art songs with Swedish texts. Admission is free. Visit

IDLife: Wellness Education Group will present a screening of “What the Health” Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. at Malco Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Ave. The film examines the health crisis in America and how big business influences it. Visit for details and free passes.

The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road. Scott Brockman, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, will discuss expansion and growth opportunities at Memphis International Airport. Tickets are $20. Visit

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Attorney J. Anthony Bradley of Bradley Law Firm will present “The Truth About the Veteran Administration and Attendance Improved Pension.” Cost is free. Visit

WKNO’s Gallery Ten Ninety-One will hold a WinterArts Preview Show artists reception Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. The preview show runs through Oct. 27. Visit or call 901-458-2521.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Day of the Dead-themed food truck garden party on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The party will feature live music, cash bar, a Play Zone and food from the Memphis Food Truckers Alliance. Adult admission is $5 for MBG members and $10 for nonmembers (includes one drink); children’s admission is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Tickets available at the gate. Visit

The Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association will host a continuing legal education seminar titled “Celebrating 51 Years of the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association” Thursday, Oct. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. The CLE will examine the state of the bar by analyzing cases handled by Ben F. Jones Chapter members from 1966 to the present. Expert panel discussions include “How to Maintain Your Law License” and “How to Save Your Reputation.” Tickets are $85 in advance or $100 at the event. Register at

The Construction Specifications Institute-Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, Oct. 12, at 11:3 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tim Michael of designshop will discuss the Grand Carousel addition at the Children's Museum of Memphis. Reservations need to be made by contacting Jeffrey Parnell at on or before Monday, Oct. 9.

National Black MBA Association-Memphis chapter will host its Headshots and Handshakes networking event Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fox and Hound, 5101 Sanderlin Ave. Invest in your personal brand with a new professional headshot; build your network; and receive complimentary appetizers and tips on making your “elevator pitch.” Cost is free for NBMBAA members and $20 for nonmembers. Visit to RSVP.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present an introductory course titled “How to Start a Small Business” Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead a company and evaluate market potential for their products/services. Cost is free; registration required. Visit for details.

The Association for Women Attorneys will host the inaugural Women in Law & Leadership Conference Friday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, 6225 Humphreys Blvd. A roster of speakers will present on business development, leadership and management, handling bias in the workplace and more. Walk-ups welcome, but register by Oct. 11 for a guaranteed spot, which includes lunch. Visit for details and registration.