This morning I checked the MemphisWeather.net forecast and found they are predicting a low of 45 tonight. That means that I will be wearing the PBR hoodie to Rockin’ River Arts Show, the first day of River Arts Fest which is free to the public with three live bands, tonight.
If you want more live music after the bands on South Main are done, head to the Flying Saucer where SNOZberry will be playing starting at 9:30.
Looking for something to do with the kids tomorrow, Saturday, October 22? Bring them to the Cossitt Library at 4 PM for Pandemonium Cinema Showcase: “Spooky Cinema” presented by Craig Brewer and Black Lodge Video. Monster House, Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, Gremlins, and The Monster Squad will be shown during this FREE interactive screening. There will also be special screenings of the original Goosebumps and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! There will be costume contests, face painting, horror video games, and giveaways.
In other Halloween news, the 11th Annual Costume Twilight Tour of Elmwood Cemetery happens tomorrow starting at 3:30 in the afternoon. A great way to get to know the individuals laid to rest here, costumed characters portraying Elmwood residents will introduce you to the cemetery. The first all-walking tour will begin at 3:30, with tour groups departing from the Cottage ever 10 minutes. Final tour begins at 5:00. $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, children under 12 free.
If you’re looking for a Halloween costume, Theatre Memphis is having a yard sale tomorrow.
A pop-up cat cafe is coming to 101 S. Main, next to Oshi, next Saturday, October 29 from 11 AM to 3 PM. You’ll be able to enjoy some coffee, shop designs by Beth Spencer, and there will be adoptable kittens and cats that you can bring home for $35, half the Memphis Animal Shelter’s usual fee. Cash only will be accepted.
Stats site FiveThirtyEight does a great job tracking elections but I hope their NBA forecast is wrong. They have the Grizzlies missing the playoffs with a record of 35-17, most likely landing in the lottery with the 10th pick.
By the way, FiveThirtyEight reported this morning in its Significant Digits newsletter that bots accounted for 33 percent of pro-Trump tweets and 22 percent of pro-Clinton tweets during the third and final presidential debate. A 3-to-2 advantage for Cheeto Voldemort… if all those bots vote on November 8, Trump may pull of the upset.
Move along, Bozo: A Mississippi county has banned clown costumes until at least after Halloween.
Silly Goose happy hour for a couple of PBRs, then south to River Arts Fest is my plan. I’ll be doing “show and tell”, so if you see me showing people a piece of paper and then my phone, feel free to ask what that’s about.