Fri update: Stuff going on this weekend, Gus’s in USA Today, Duckmaster plank, and more

WEVL’s Blues on the Bluff is tomorrow night at the National Ornamental Metal Museum from 6 to 11 PM. Music by Lightin’ Malcolm with Junior Kimbrough’s grandson Cameron, the Bo-Keys, and Blind Mississippi Morris and the Pocket Rockets. There will BBQ (including vegetarian BBQ) from Central BBQ, and there will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale. The evening will end with a silent auction, which will include themed packages from WEVL volunteer DJs, and merchandise and gift certificates from Memphis restaurants and shops. Free guarded parking across from the event will be available. Tickets are $20 at the gate, but you can purchase them in advance here for the discounted price of $15 until 11:59 tonight.

Fire dance/belly dance troupe The Dancing Fire has a show at the Rumba Room tomorrow night at 7:30. It will be called “Ignite Your Night” and is the fifth in their series “The Hidden Art.” Dancers will perform as close to your table as safely possible. $10 admission, with half-price of admission for groups of two or more. Admission includes salsa night afterward. More info here.

Couple of events happening tonight that I’ve mentioned before, but just want to remind everyone:

  • Memphis Heat plays at the Orpheum at 7:15. It’s the story of Memphis wrasslin’ from the Sputnik Monroe days to the era of Jerry “The King” Lawler. Memphis wrestling dignitaries will be on hand, including Jerry Jarrett, Lance Russell and Dave Brown.
  • V3 Fights presents 10 fights tonight at the FedExForum, with a portion of proceeds going to the Officer Timothy Warren Fund. (Edit: Oops that’s tomorrow, had the date wrong, sorry.)

The Peabody Duckmaster did a little planking this morning. Nice!

Congratulations to Gus’s, which was mentioned on USA Today’s Great American Bites today.

Saw a rant on Twitter today about women taking their shoes off in public. My 2 cents worth: Leave your shoes on, and take your tube tops off instead.

My plans for tonight are TBD at this point. Still want to park myself at the Green Beetle and see what the crowd is like on a weekend night, but not sure if tonight will be the night I do that. I’ll start at happy hour at the Saucer around 6, then figure it out from there.