Young Professionals Luncheon. Enjoy a luncheon tailored for ambitious individuals who are interested in furthering their leadership aspiration, cultivate relationships and grow professionally. Williamson County Association of Realtors, 1646 Westgate Circle Ste. 104, Brentwood. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: Member - $20, Non-member- $30. Information


Street Eats

As many as 20 local food trucks will park along Deaderick Street between Fourth Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information


Nashville Film Festival

More than 250 films from around the world sharing diverse stories through the art of filmmaking. Various levels of passes are available. Individual film tickets: $15. Regal Hollywood Theaters, 719 Thompson Lane. Information


Cheekwood Harvest

A celebration of all things autumn with pumpkins, mums, scarecrows and more. Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $20, seniors $18, college students $16, youth (3-17) $13, 2 and younger free. Information

OCT. 10-13


A Nashville tradition celebrating 40 years of food, fun, crafts and music. Bicentennial Mall, 600 James Robertson Parkway. Oct. 10: 4-11 p.m.; Oct. 11-12: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Oct. 13: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Information


Full Moon Pickin’ Parties

Enjoy these unique Friday night parties featuring bluegrass music performed by attendees as well as main acts. Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center. Food available, Water, soft drinks and up to four beers are included with admission. Adults: $20 advance, $25 day of; Youth (7-17): $7 advance, $10 day of; Children 6 and younger free. Pickers: $5 (no alcohol), $10 with beer. Season pass: $100. Proceeds benefit Warner Parks. 7-11 p.m. Information

Boo at the Zoo

Children dressed in their favorite costume are invited to enjoy carnival games, carousel rides, hayrides and trick-or-treating. The annual Halloween event is scheduled for 10 nights. Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 24-27. Event does sell out, so it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance. 5-9 p.m. Information


Living History Tour

Tour the Nashville City Cemetery and learn from cemetery residents who “come alive” to tell stories of the role they played in Nashville’s history. This 20th year is titled “If Tombstones Could Talk: Triumph and Tragedy from the Wild, Wild Western Frontier.” Volunteers in full costume will portray former Nashville citizens and tell their stories. Nashville City Cemetery, 1001 Fourth Avenue South. First tour: 2-4 p.m.; second tour: 6-8 p.m. Fee: $5 and no refunds. Information

Fall Ride for Food

Motorcyclists to support the Sumner County Food Bank with scenic drive through Sumner County. Gallatin’s Historic Downtown Square. Registration 9 a.m., Ride starts 10 a.m. Fee: $20 per bike, $10 for second rider (includes lunch). Information: 615 451-1404


REIN’s Deals, Deals, Deals

This meeting brings hot, relevant topics to intermediate and advanced investors. Meeting led by Tyler Cauble. REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free for members. Nonmembers $50. Pre-registering is recommended. Information


Night Market

Nashville Farmers’ Market hosts a night market the third Friday of every month. Rain or shine, 5-9 p.m. The restaurants and shops stay open late and there are artisans, farmers and live music. Free and family friendly. Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa Parks Blvd. Information

Conversations with the Classics

The Hermitage will present special events this fall featuring the works of Edgar Allen Poe and Washington Irving. Tickets are $40 for each program.

Oct. 18 & 19: A Dark & Stormy Night with Edgar Allan Poe

Nov. 7 & 8: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Washington Irving.

The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane. 7:30 p.m. Information


Chancellor’s Lecture Series

A preeminent novelist, accomplished thought leaders and journalists on the front lines of global issues and pioneering cultural influencers comprise this fall’s Chancellor’s Lecture Series led by interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente. The theme of the series is “Culture of Respect; Culture of Caring.” Langford Auditorium. 6:30 p.m. Fee: Free and on a first-come basis.

• Oct. 31: Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham, authors and presidential historians. This event will be held in Ingram Hall at Blair School of Music.

• Nov. 21: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author and MacArthur Fellow

• Dec. 3: Journalists and authors Seven Pinker, Carl Zimmer and Amanda Little with Jon Meacham