Thur update: Visible School open house, RiverArtsFest, and more

Not a whole lot of news to report, but let’s see what we can do.

Visible School, a music and worship arts college, has leased the space at 200 Madison that has long been vacant. This Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM, they’re having an open house from 4 to 6 PM to let people get a look at the place. There will be live music and refreshments will be served. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. More info in this CA article.

On October 27 the city will have a special election (I hope, I hope) to determine who will be our new mayor. Uh-Oh. RiverArtsFest is the weekend before, October 24 and 25. I hope that doesn’t turn RiverArtsFest into a highly politicized event where mayoral candidates are running around all over the place, detracting from the reason the festival takes place. I have a feeling that’s what will happen though.

What to do tonight, now that rooftop party season has ended… it’s the poker tournament at Calhoun’s, and you never know who you might bump into there, or who might bump into you. I may just stay home and take another crack at PokerStars though. Last night’s bad beat aside, I think I can make more online than the $15 first prize certificate at Calhoun’s. Besides, Otto is the god of poker and will win anyway. If you do go to Calhoun’s, be sure to try the wings.

In other Thursday night activity, there will be country music on Beale, some band will be playing the Saucer, some other band will be playing the Rooster, lots of people will be out at local bars getting drunk, it will rain a lot, and there will be plenty of bums out asking for change.  The trolley will run until around 11, unless it breaks down, which it often does.  And that’s all for now.  Trying to find info on whether the Jim Rome Circus/Jake “The Snake” Roberts show at the New Daisy for tomorrow got canceled – someone told me on Twitter that it did…