Visiting artist lecture with photographer Gregory Crewdson. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. 901-272-5100. Visit mca.edu.
Leandra Urrutia “Pile” exhibit: Nov. 12–Jan. 4. MCA Gallery, Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. 901-726-4656. Visit mca.edu.
“Things That Were: 2014 Fall MFA Thesis Exhibition”: Nov. 19–Dec. 13. Opening reception 6–9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Memphsi College of Art Nesin Graduate School, 477 S. Main 901-272-5100. Visit mca.edu.
65th Annual Holiday Bazaar: 7–9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Special preview 5–7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. Visit mca.edu.
2014 Fall BFA Exhibition: Nov. 25–Dec. 11. Opening reception 6–8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. 901-272-5100. Visit mca.edu.
Eszter Sziksz exhibit: Nov. 25–Dec. 11. Opening r
eception 6–8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Alumni Gallery, Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. 901-272-5100. Visit mca.edu.
Kristin Bihler’s A Dark Night in the Cathedral: A psychedelic, heady evening-length immersion performance featuring jazz, ballet, and modern dance, acrobatics, and theatrics. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Cooper Walker Place, 1015 S. Cooper. Tickets: $15, $10 for students; available online at Eventbrite.com and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17th Annual Indie Memphis Filmfest: More than 50 narrative and documentary features and more than 100 narrative and documentary shorts, animated features, and experimental films at four different venue. Overton Square. Festival passes and standby cards available online at indiememphis.com. Priority tickets for individual films will be available at the venues where the films will be shown. Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Visit website for details.
Dinaw Mengestu: Author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, New York Times Notable Book and winner of The Guardian First Book Award. Nov. 4. Reading, 5:30 p.m. at Memphis Public Library and Information Center, 3030 Poplar Ave. Talk, 8 p.m. at Christian Brothers University Theater, 650 E Parkway S. Free. Email email@example.com or call 901-321-3270.
Robert Bausch: Author and brother of former University of Memphis writer-in-residence Richard Bausch signing copies of his new novel Far As the Eyes Can See. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. Burke’s Books, 936 S. Cooper. 901-278-7484. Visit burkesbooks.com.
Ben Wynne book signing: Historian signing copies of In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and the Roots of American Music. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Burke’s Books, 936 S. Cooper. 901-278-7484. Visit burkesbooks.com.
Health & Fitness
11th Annual Meowathon 5K Run/Walk & Silent Auction: Benefit for Cooper-Young no-kill feline sanctuary House of Mews. 9 a.m. Nov. 15. Overton Park. Pre-registration is $20 and ends Nov 9. Regular registration is $25. Register and pay in person or over the phone through Friday, Nov. 14 at House of Mews, 933 S. Cooper, 901-272-3777. Or register at Overton Park on race day, Saturday, Nov. 15, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Curtain Up: Annual fundraiser for Playhouse on the Square. 7-11 p.m. Nov. 7. Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper. Tickets: $75. Call 901-726-4656 or visit at playhouseonthesquare.org.