Friday update: Restaurant saving code, poop on exhibit, Downtown Alive, and other stuff

There’s a new promo code, SAVE, to save 70% at, which sells gift certificates for many poplar Memphis restaurants, including about a dozen Downtown ones. Click the link, find your restaurants, and then enter the code at checkout to get $25 gift certificates, which they normally sell for $10, for only $3.

A new exhibit opens tomorrow at the Pink Palace: “The Scoop on Poop: What Animals Leave Behind.”  More about this exhibit at the Memphis Flyer’s site. Also, don’t forget to visit The Doo-Doo Store where you can learn a lot more about poop and purchase poop-related products.  (The Doo-Doo Store is not affiliated with the Pink Palace exhibit.)

If you want to be part of the Downtown Alive! 2009 series of events that showcase the arts, music, and creativity in a series of Downtown lunchtime events, fill out this application by February 20.  The Downtown Alive! program will run from April to June.

I went to Calhoun’s and played Buzztime Trivia for a couple of hours last night.  Sleep Out Louie’s regulars:  If you put “9WW” at the end of your PIN, you can play under your old SOL account.  I haven’t been able to find a way to transfer my home site (and my points) from Sleep Out Louie’s to Calhoun’s, because Buzztime no longer recognizes SOL as a valid location.  If anyone figures out a way to do this let me know.

In case you didn’t hear, the Grizzlies fired Marc Iavaroni this morning after he lost 15 of the last 17 games.  An assistant coach (Johnny Davis) will take over for 2 games, then former Grizz assistant coach Lionel Hollins will take the reins.  Hollins was popular here, and is currently an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks.  He served as interim head coach of the Grizzlies twice before, during searches for new head coaches.

Undecided where to watch the #22/24 Memphis Tigers vs. unranked Tennessee Vols for tomorrow’s game.  I worry that Calhoun’s will be super crowded, to the point of being unable to move and bumping into a half dozen people on the way to the restroom.  I’ll figure it out tomorrow.