What to do tonight: Alley Jams or Trolley Night?

First day of vacation went okay last night… I started at happy hour at the Saucer, but a lot of people were starting to come in for a young lawyers’ event and I knew the place was going to get crowded.  I remembered it was poker night at Max’s (the former Calhoun’s) and decided to head south.  My winning streak didn’t continue this week… about an hour in, I lost on a hand that was rather interesting.  Poker is all about getting your opponents to make bad decisions.  This hand was a case where all three of us in the hand did the correct thing, and yet only one person can win.  In this case, it wasn’t me.  I analyzed the hand a few minutes ago on my poker blog.

It’s the last Friday of the month, which means it’s Trolley Night in South Main.  Most of the galleries and shops will open from 6 to 9 and invite shoppers in.  Many of the stores offer wine and hors d’oeuvres to their guests.  There are usually bands and street performers outside, and lots of folks come out to mingle with their neighbors.  When the weather is nice (as it should be tonight), the SMA grills out, offering free burgers, hot dogs and Ghost River beer to its members.  Free food?  Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.  Trolley Night is always a good time, and normally it’s on my agenda every month.

However, this time I have to make a decision, because there’s something good happening in the Downtown core as well.  It’s the third in the Alley Jams concert series, with Ryan Peel and the City Champs performing at Main and Peabody Place.  There will be food and drink vendors there as well… sales start at 4:30, music at 5.  More info about tonight’s show can be found here.

It’s also Disney on Ice at the FedExForum, and I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that’s high on my list of things to do.

I hope you realize I’m joking.

Anyway, I’ll try to hit both events, and happy hour at the Saucer, this evening.  In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy my second day on vacation.  My e-mail Inbox is really backed up… over 100 messages and I don’t know if I’ll get it cleared today.  If you send me anything, apologies in advance if I take a couple of days to respond.

I may go back to Lunchbox Eats today.  That burger sounded absolutely delicious.  It will be my last chance to get to try it for a while.

Looks like plans for an Arkansas-Alabama game watch party have fallen through.  Now I have to figure out where to watch it tomorrow.  Calhoun’s, er, Max’s, will likely be too crowded for my taste.  Wonder if the Saucer can be convinced to put the sound on for the game.

May post more today since I’m not on a schedule.