The big event happening Downtown tonight is the Elvis 35th Anniversary Concert at the FedExForum. Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley will be there. Elvis will sing on the big screen, backed by members of his band as well as other music notables including Brad Birkedahl and Joe Fick, former members of The Dempseys. Tickets are still available at the $65, $85, and $95 levels.
Speaking of Elvis, our trivia team called ourselves “The Elvis Aaron Presley Candlelight Vigilantes” last night and won second place. I think we should have won best team name too.
A couple of days ago, I blogged a Craiglist post that suggested Dream Berry Yogurt is for sale. Today this was confirmed in a Daily News blog post. The owner of the building is terminating Dream Berry’s lease.
The Brass Door starts a new night called “Trivia & Troubadours” tonight. At 7:30 Seamus will host trivia. At 8:30 there will be live music by Ruthie Shaffer, Kris Acklen, and Kim Garmon.
Jobs are available at the Church Health Center. Positions open include child life education & movement associate, dental assistant, and medical assistant.
Several South Main businesses were tagged with graffiti earlier this week. Tagged businesses are between the Orpheum and Spindini. A South Main deli owner caught the tagger on video and police are searching for a suspect. The graffiti does not appear to be gang-related.
Ingram Hill will play the last Peabody rooftop party of the season tonight. The opening band will be American pop-rock band Boys Like Girls. $15 cover tonight, with first drink included in the price. Ladies still get in free until 7. 6-11 PM.
The Memphis All-Stars headline Sunset Atop the Madison tonight from 7-11 PM. They play everything from R&B to soul to rock.
Like fast food? Tonight would be a good night to go to the ball game. If you show a Subway receipt, you get in AutoZone Park for half-price tonight (up to 4 people). If the Redbirds win, Subway coupons will be distributed upon exit. Also, the first 1500 fans will receive a card with special discounts from Sonic.
If you want to hear more about the city’s plan to renovate the James Lee House at 690 Adams, there will be a public meeting at the house tomorrow from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. An investor wants to redevelop the property as a bed & breakfast. The house is located at Adams Avenue and Orleans Street in Victorian Village.
Bardog Tavern has announced that the meatball eating contest will return this Sunday at the alley party, 12:30-5:30 PM. The first person to eat 40 meatballs without any coming back up will be declared the winner. If you want to be a contestant, get there early and find Aldo and tell him you want to do it.
Here’s a pic from the 2010 meatball eating contest. After it was over, the Nuh-Uh Girl swooped in and started eating the leftover meatballs.
Outta here for a quick lunch. I became the mayor of the Taco Bell on Church Road yesterday on Foursquare, prompting a “REALLY??????” from my food panhandler. I guess I’ll be getting a text soon that I failed to interpret her comment as a request for a Doritos Locos taco. Anyway, outta here for now. If I get a meeting wrapped up in time, I’ll play poker at Max’s tonight at 7.