It’s an avalanche of news today. If Monday’s news update was a baked potato with butter, today’s news post is a loaded baked potato with cheese, sour cream, chili, onions, jalapenos, and tomatoes. And bacon. Gotta have bacon. Lots of bacon.
Hospitality industry workers: Church Health Center Wellness will have a wellness day for you tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event will include family wellness check-ups, health screenings, doctor consultations, yoga and stretching classes, healthy cooking demos, activities for children and tours of the facility. The wellness center is located at 1115 Union.
Yee haw! Monster truck show at the FedExForum tonight and tomorrow! Get tickets here.
The Memphis Flyer has a GREAT interview with Eric Mathews, the interim director of Emerge Memphis. He explains how all of the pieces of the entrepreneurial culture developing in Memphis fit together, and does so in a very concise fashion. Read it here.
ArtSpace, the nonprofit that builds affordable housing for artists, will hold a meeting on March 7. They want local input on what to do with the warehouse they recently purchased at 138 St. Paul. Meeting will be at the Memphis College of Art’s Hyde Gallery (477 S. Main) from 5:30 to 7 PM that evening. More info here.
Folk Alliance artists will perform at the Center for Southern Folklore today and tomorrow. Here’s the list:
Friday, February 24
12:00 to 1:00 LISA LAMBERT AND THE PINE RIDGE BOYS
6:00 to 6:45 DAVID OLNEY (with Sergio Webb & Dan Seymour)
7:15 to 8:30 KEVIN GORDON
Saturday, Feb. 25
7:30 to 8:30 THE JAMIE DAVIDS EXPERIENCE
8:30 to 11:00 DEVIL TRAIN
The Peabody is hosting a Titanic 100th Anniversary dinner Sunday, April 15. The hotel’s chefs will replicate what turned out to be the final dinner of the 2200 passengers aboard the Titanic’s maiden voyage. 9 courses, paired with wine, $150. 901-529-4188 for reservations, and you better hurry, because the hotel has tweeted that it’s filling up vast. Valet parking and a take-home memento are included in the price.
The Brass Door will be showing the 6 Nations rugby games that are on BBC America. First game is tomorrow at 10 AM. Here’s the schedule:
England vs. Wales
Twickenham in London
Saturday, February 25, 10 am
Wales vs. Italy
Millennium Stadium in Cardiff
Saturday, March 10, 8:30 am
England vs. Ireland
Twickenham in London
Saturday, March 17, 12 pm
Seth at @BestMemBurger has tweeted that it’s official – Burly’s Burgers at 662 Madison is closed. They were damaged by fire last year and I guess they never were able to recover. Sadly, I never made it to Burly’s.
DNR plays the Flying Saucer tonight. I remember hearing them in the past and being very impressed with their performance. I’m not sure, but I think that was the band that totally nailed a cover of “White Rabbit,” not an easy thing to do. Tonight’s show is an acoustic show.
When I got to work this morning, two mallard ducks were in our pond. Then I heard honking and two Canadian geese flew in and landed. The ducks swam across the pond to where the geese were. I guess the ducks think of the geese as friends. Or maybe they think of them as unusually big ducks.
It’s South Main Trolley Tour tonight, with many shops and galleries open 6-9 PM. I am super excited about getting to visit our BBQ team sponsor Double J SmokeHouse and Saloon for the first time! It’s not officially open tonight but they’re having a meet and greet. I hope to get some photos of the place and chat with the owners. Time to get a few more hours of work done, then I’ll be out and about.