Tue update: Grizzlies Downtown block party, open practice, Oktoberfest beer boot, CY Beer Fest, National Cheeseburger Day, Internet Explorer vulnerability

The Memphis Grizzlies are doing a series of neighborhood block parties prior to the start of the 2012-13 season. Downtown’s block party is tonight. It will be at Central Station (S. Main at G.E. Patterson) from 5 to 7. You’ll get to meet shooting guard Quincy Pondexter, and mascot Grizz and the Grizz Girls will be there as well. There will be Kids Zone activities, merchandise giveaways, and free pizza and Pepsi. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

In other Grizzlies news, the team has announced that there will be an open practice Saturday, October 13 at 1 PM in the FedExForum.

The annual Oktoberfest celebration begins in Munich, Germany this Saturday. To commemorate the occasion, the Flying Saucer is selling a special Oktoberfest glass boot beer stein tomorrow night.

The boots go on sale at 7 PM for their weekly “buy the beer, keep the glass” night.

Toby Sells, organizer of the Cooper-Young Regional Beer Festival, has a guest post on the I Love Memphis blog about the fest. If you only go to one beer festival a year, make it this one. Festival is the afternoon of Saturday, October 13.

It’s National Cheeseburger Day! If you want to know where to get a good cheeseburger, the Best Memphis Burger blog can help you out.

If you use Internet Explorer on Windows XP, Vista, or 7, your computer could be vulnerable to attacks. Microsoft recommends Internet Explorer users deploy a toolkit that could help protect against such attacks. I recommend you stop using Internet Explorer and switch to a different browser. Firefox and Chrome are good alternatives.

That’ll do it for now… if more news comes in I’ll post an update this evening.