Annesdale Park Neighborhood “Watermelon Festival”: Celebrating neighborhood’s 110th anniversary. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Vinton Avenue at Cleveland Street. Celebration includes a parade led by Central High School Band, art exhibition at Bhan Thai Restaurant, 1324 Peabody. For more information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Autumn Evening in Central Gardens: 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Central Christian Church, 531 S. McLean. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Silent auction, bake sale and hors d’oeuvres, wine. Call 901-276-2708.
Children’s Ball: Third annual. 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Children’s Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central. $50 ($40 members). Children must be accompanied by adult. For details, visit online: cmom.com.
“Edwardian Elegance”: The opulent fashion of the early 1900s set forth by King Edward VII, Queen Victoria’s fashionable successor. Exhibit runs through Oct. 27 at Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central. Call 901-636-2362. memphismuseums.org
An Evening with Richard Hell: Talk, brief question-and-answer session, book-signing. 7 p.m. Thursday at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Overton Park. $8 ($6 Brooks members or students with ID). Call 901-544-6208. brooksmuseum.org
“Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body”: Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk; based on the best-selling book “Grossology.” Through Jan. 5 at the Children’s Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central. Call 901-458-2678. cmom.com
Koozies for Boobies Breast Cancer Awareness Party: Third annual. 8 p.m. Saturday at Wet Willie’s, 209 Beale. Free and open to the public. During event, Wet Willie’s will donate 10 percent of all sales to a breast cancer charity; $1 raffle tickets available; pink alcoholic and nonalcoholic daiquiris throughout October. wetwillies.com
“Legacy Art Auction: 100% Local”: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Memphis College of Art (Rust Hall Main Gallery), Overton Park. Auction features MCA legacy holdings — a wide array of artwork in media including ink wash, watercolor, acrylic and oils on paper. Call 901-272-5115 for reservations or e-mail to: email@example.com
Literacy Mid-South’s One Club Challenge: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Overton Park Golf Course (noon lunch). $100 per team of two. A golf tournament with a twist. Each golfer only allowed to use one club throughout the whole day, even to putt. To register: literacymidsouth.org/events/one-club-challenge
MCA presents metalsmith Jeff de Boer: 7 p.m. Thursday at Memphis College of Art (Callicott Auditorium) in Overton Park. Visiting Artist Series lecture is free and open to the public.
Memphis and Arkansas Bridge Walks: 2 p.m. Sunday. Meet at Crump Park, Metal Museum Drive (Exit 12C from Westbound I-55/Crump Blvd. jimmyogle.com.
Memphis Symphony League 2013 “Diamonds are Forever” Luncheon: Oct. 23 at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway. 11:30 a.m. reception, noon luncheon. Tickets: $50/single, $450/tables of nine, $75/patron tickets, $675/patron tables of nine. Entertainment by MSO String Quartet, Lura Turner and Mary Lawrence Flinn. Celebrating 61st season of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Call 901-537-2525 by Wednesday.
Munch-and-Learn Lecture: “Château Noir: The Final Days of Paul Cézanne” with director Kevin Sharp. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. $7 regular Dixon admission, $5 students with ID, senior citizens 65-older; members free. 901-761-5250. dixon.org
NewWorks@The Works Finalists: Staged readings of original works at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper. Tickets: $10. Call 901-726-4656 or purchase at playhouseonthesquare.org. Readings include: “The Swan Queen & The Radical Faerie” by Frank Canino, 1 p.m. Saturday. Other readings 7 p.m. Dec. 1-3.
Oktoberfest: Gemütlichkeit: Shops and restaurants celebrate Wiseacre Brewery’s first Oktoberfest with activities throughout the day. 1-8 p.m. Saturday on Broad between Hollywood and the railroad track. Call 901-323-2787. BroadAveArts.com
Oktober Fest — USA Dance Rolls Out the Fun: 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Covenant United Methodist Church, 8350 Walnut Grove Road. $10 ($7 members), half price for students with ID. Bring a snack to share; dance mixer and showcase performance. Call 901-853-1413 or 662-349-3720.
On Track in Memphis: Trains, with model railroad layouts of different sizes or “scales,” courtesy of Memphis Society of Model Railroaders; through Oct. 25 at Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central. $11.75 ($11.25 senior citizens age 60+), $6.25 children age 3-12. Call 901-636-2362. memphismuseums.org.
Pink Palace Crafts Fair: 41st annual. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Audubon Park (Perkins and Southern). Tickets: $7 ($5 senior citizens), $3 kids under 12, $12/two day pass. 901-636-2362. memphismuseums.org
Scarecrow Displays: Through Nov. 22 at Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince. $6/adults, $5.50/senior citizens, $4.50/ages 3-12, free/2-younger. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Call 901-767-7322 ext. 100. memphismuseums.org
Southern Belles Doll Club 30th annual Doll Show and Sale: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. $5 ($1 ages 6 to 12), free 5 and under. Call 901-377-5796. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Tom’s Cruise: Classic cars, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 29 at Country Crossing Shopping Center, 2393 N. Germantown Parkway Family-friendly atmosphere, deejay spinning favorite oldies. Bring classic car and lawn chairs.
Chris Tucker Live 2013: Comic. 7:30 p.m. Saturday ($75.75). Orpheum, 203 S. Main. Call 901-525-3000. orpheum-memphis.com
Tuesday Tours: Discover the history, art and architecture of Memphis with historian Jimmy Ogle as your guide. 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Mississippi River and cobblestone wharf at foot of Monroe and Riverside Drive. jimmyogle.com.
The Wiseguys present an Evening of Improv Comedy: 8 p.m. Saturday at Café Eclectic, 603 N. McLean. Admission is “pay what you can” for all ages. wiseguysimprov.com