Last night I led off at happy hour at the Silly Goose, then walked over to the Blind Bear to see what was going on over there. Jeannette was serving, and she gave me some news. “You know B-RAD is bartending brunch tomorrow, right?” I had no idea. “Yep. It’s B-RAD behind the bar for brunch all weekend.” How strange is it that I am excited that a dude is picking up a shift from a hot girl in librarian glasses and pink shorts? Misplaced priorities.
There’s a Beatles cartoon art show happening 11-5 today at Art Village Gallery. It features the work of Ron Campbell, who was the animator of the 1965-69 Beatles cartoon series and of the film Yellow Submarine. Art Village Gallery is located at 410 South Main.
Menopause the Musical runs today and tomorrow at the Orpheum. It’s about four women who have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, and too much sex. Yeah I think I will pass on attending this show. I bet Sunday brunch at the Majestic will be crawling with cougars tomorrow morning.
Brides-to-be (of whom I know several right now): There’s a Pink Bridal Show tomorrow at the Cook Convention Center tomorrow starting at 11. Memphis’ most elite group of wedding professionals will all be together under one roof, and there will be giveaways, fashion shows, gown sales and more. Two events in a row in my blog that I have absolutely no interest in attending. I hope I never, ever have the need to attend a bridal show.
The intersection of Third and Court will be closed for a while today for Quarry filming. The other filming locations today are in South Memphis. Tomorrow will be the big day for street closures in the Downtown core.
Trivia players, beware: There is talk of our legendary trivia team, which dominated the Saucer 2005-11, re-forming permanently Wednesday nights at the Blind Bear. We played Tuesday and came in second.
You get extra points at trivia for coming up with best team name. In all the years that I have played trivia I have never been on a team that won best team name. It’s too bad they don’t give extra points for the team with the closest guess of number of minutes after the posted 8:00 start time Charles will actually start trivia.
If you’re looking for things to do today, how about voting in the Memphis Flyer’s Best Of Memphis 2015 poll? If you want to vote for this blog, type paulryburn.com/blog in the Best Blog box.
Time to head to the Farmers Market. If my blog finishes in the top three, I get invited to the epic Best Of winners’ party the Flyer throws every year. B-RAD gave me a tip that the Farmers Market would be a great place to find a date to the party. I will be performing my hit single “Farmer’s Market Boogie” all weekend long, upon request. The humidity has been pushed south and it’s time to get outside and enjoy this beautiful day!