Fri update: Grizzlies and hockey watch parties, Metal Museum arts event

The Grizzlies have announced watch parties for the first two playoff games. They will set up screens outside on the FedExForum plaza and inside the Forum’s lobby, and the Jack Daniels Old No. 7 bar will be open for game viewing as well. Sunday’s party starts at 11 AM for the first game, and the second game’s watch party begins Wednesday at 6:30. More info here. (Hey, there’s Gary!)

If hockey is more your thing than basketball, there’s a watch party for that as well. Tonight Kooky Canuck will show the playoffs on their new HDTVs, with Rangers vs. Capitals at 6:30 and Blackhawks vs. Canucks at 9.

The Metal Museum is hosting Spring Arts on the Bluff Sunday. Performance by Hattiloo Theatre at 2 and the Stax Philharmonic at 3. There will be hands-on demos, blacksmiths working in the smithy, hot dogs from Cafe Eclectic and ice cream from Ms. Sally Anne’s. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

Whew… fun night last night catching up with friends I hadn’t seen at a while. Saucer, then Kooky Canuck, then Raiford’s… it just doesn’t get much better than that. Tonight will probably be a quiet night. May get a few beers at the Saucer early in the evening, but I otherwise see myself sticking close to home. Ready for a long weekend of hot wing fest, brewfest, and crawfish fest!