Thur update: RiverArtsFest needs volunteers, cooking classes, Aldo’s/Twitter, Frank/Big Brother, Chili’s/St. Jude

RiverArtsFest, Memphis’ premier arts festival, will be held on South Main October 26-28. The festival needs volunteers to assist with a number of duties, including artists’ market ambassadors, logistical support, artist hospitality, beer and wine sales, merchandise sales and cashiering, set up/teardown, assistance with entertainment, and traffic control. If you’re interested in help making this arts festival a success, go here to sign up as a volunteer.

Urban Workspace, the new co-working space at 6 West G.E. Patterson, plans to offer cooking classes to the public this fall. Among the teachers will be well-known Downtown chefs such as Michael Patrick (Rizzo’s Diner) and Ryan Spruhan (Chez Philippe). Classes will be a maximum of 8 students, to allow for a lot of personal interaction with the chefs, and will be held on the evenings or weekends. Fee will be $49 per class. On October 4 there will be a reception to introduce the classes. At the reception you will be able to meet the chefs and sample food. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. I suspect she will, because I learned about the classes from this Memphis Flyer article that she posted to Facebook.

Aldo’s Pizza Pies is on Twitter now. Follow them at @AldosPizzaPie to keep informed of daily pizza specials and other happenings at the pizzeria.

Congratulations to Frank Eudy, son of local pro wrestler Sid Vicious/Sycho Sid. Last night was the finale of Big Brother. Frank didn’t win the grand prize, but he won the $25,000 America’s Choice prize when fans voted him “favorite houseguest.” Frank’s parents have been regular guests on MemphiSport Live on AM 560/FM 87.7 11 AM-1PM Saturdays this summer. Wonder if they’ll get Frank on the show for an interview now that the season has concluded?

By the way, MemphiSport co-host Kevin Cerrito hosts sports trivia tonight at the Green Beetle. 8 PM start time.

Normally I don’t recommend that my readers head to the ‘burbs to eat at chain restaurants, but Monday is the exception. On Monday, September 24, Chili’s will donate 100% of the day’s profits to St. Jude.

All right, off for a quick lunch. Will probably take a week off from poker at Max’s Sports Bar tonight and hang out closer to home.