October 13 – Hi-Tone Cafe is hosting a Friday The 13th Costume Party and Spooky Show. For those who love art, extravagance, music and all things spooky, you’re in for a treat. There will be live performances and an art showcase. Admission is $5. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Come in costume!
October 13 – If you have a business, work for a small business, want to start a business or are looking to increase your business, The Network Mix and Mingle is for you! Join local entrepreneurs at the Marriott East for a casual environment to network. The mixing and mingling starts at 8 p.m. and admission is free.
October 14 – The Work of Art Megafest 6 is back! The show will feature a “Stop the Bullying” fashion show, car show, body art/tattoo and hair show! There will be live entertainment, food and more! This community-driven event is designed to shed light on the different forms of visual, performance and creative arts in Memphis and the Mid-South! Megafest 6 will be at the Cook Convention Center starting at 1 p.m.
October 14 – Showtime Entertainment presents The 4th Annual Gospel Music Awards at Redeemed Church. The event is a black tie affair. Tickets are $25.
October 14 – The Second Annual Memphis Food & Wine Festival is your chance to celebrate culinary excellence in the Bluff City. The event will showcase exceptional local chef talent along with acclaimed regional and national chefs. Enhancing this culinary lineup will be vintners, certified sommeliers and enlightening wine enthusiasts. The event will be at The Live Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden and runs from 6 -10 p.m. For tickets visit www.memphisfoodwinefestival.org.
October 14 – Elixir 2017 is the perfect blend of the hottest sounds and lavish cuisine in Memphis! Enjoy complimentary sample cocktails and chef’s creations from 8 – 9 p.m.! There will be multiple cash bars located throughout the venue all night. Elixir will be held at Opera Memphis from 8 p.m. – midnight. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so if you want to go, visit www.elixir2017.eventbrite.com.
October 15 – The Germantown Performing Arts Center is hosting its Food Truck and Music Festival from noon to 6:30 p.m. Ashley McBryde headlines the festival with performances by Soul Remedy, Almost Famous, the Ladies of Seeing Red and School of Rock. More than a dozen food trucks will be on-site, and there will be a bounce house and other activities for kids. Bring your appetites, blankets and folding chairs and enjoy the GPAC Grove all day, but please no coolers. GPAC is at 1801 Exeter Road in Germantown. A $5 donation is suggested.
October 15 – For a Sunday afternoon dinner and show, Memphis Black Restaurant Week is hosting a noon champagne brunch at HM Dessert Lounge followed by a 3 p.m. showing of “Sassy Mamas” at Hattiloo Theatre. The play is a comedy about three longtime girlfriends who find themselves living single — one widowed, one abandoned for another woman and one career-driven. They use social status and wealth to ensnare younger male suitors. The play starts at 3 p.m., but be there no later than 2:45 p.m. for seating.