Thur update: Bud Light fridge, Beetle to feed Windell, Civil Rights Museum, dragon boat races, Black Tie Yappy Hour and happy hour question

It’s the last day to enter to win the Bud Light mini-fridge at Bardog Tavern. Just order a Bud Light to enter. Only because he’s been hanging out at Slider Inn lately does my friend John D not have 100 entries in this contest.

In other beer news – yesterday I posted that Windell the Miller High Life guy will be at Max’s Sports Bar Friday at 8:30 PM. If you can’t be Downtown Friday night, you can meet Windell for lunch. The Green Beetle will be feeding him from 11 to 1. The Beetle will have Miller High Life specials all day too.

While you’re down in South Main seeing Windell tomorrow, stop by the National Civil Rights Museum for their 20th anniversary celebration. There will be family activities including outdoor civil rights games, music, rides, art, a birthday cake bake-off, and discounted admission to the Museum. The party is from 11 AM-3 PM.

The dragon boat races return to Mud Island tomorrow. From 10 AM to 3 PM. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race in authentic Hong Kong-style, 46-foot-long dragon boats. More information here.

This isn’t a Downtown event, but worth mentioning… Friends of the Memphis Animal Shelter will be hosting a Black Tie Yappy Hour at Memphis Animal Services, 3456 Tchulahoma, from 4 to 7 PM today. All black/black and white pets will have their adoption fee reduced to $10 during the event. Refreshments will be served, including pizza from Memphis Pizza Cafe. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Question for my readers. Yesterday, two people asked if there are any happy hours Downtown that start before 4 PM. They want to go out from 2 to 4 this afternoon and are looking for a happy hour. If you know of anything, shoot me an email at and I’ll pass on the information.