Sorry there was no Monday update post at lunch, but I needed my entire lunch hour to go Halloween costume shopping. It was a partial success. The good news is, I upgraded my gangster costume, so I have something to wear to the Blind Bear party on the 26th. I have an idea for another costume to wear to the Saucer (27th), Goose (31st), and a private party on the 2nd. Right now it’s a work in progress. I may have to go costume shopping again tomorrow at lunch.
Yo-Yo Ma performs tonight at the Cannon Center with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 to 9:30. Find out what he will be playing here.
This isn’t a Downtown event, but how can I not blog this… the Slider Inn is having Sex Trivia tonight from 8 to 11.
Stuff that is going on Downtown tonight: Poker with Muruako at the Silly Goose, 8:30; Pint Nite with Josh and Maddison at Aldo’s Pizza Pies, 5 to close; Pint Nite with the Beer Goddesses at the Flying Saucer, open to close.
Revive, the women’s clothing boutique at the northwest corner of Second and Union in One Commerce Square, is having a big sale. Why not stop in and pick up some tube tops so you’ll be ready for next spring? Then again, with highs in the 80s this week, why not stop in and pick up a tube top to wear NOW???
R. Kelly will bring his “Single Ladies” tour to the Orpheum tomorrow night at 7:30. Four-time Grammy nominee Tamia will open for him. More details and ticket info here.
The Grizzlies will host their annual Tip-Off Luncheon next Monday at the FedExForum, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Attendees will get to welcome back the players, get coaching tips from Coach Hollins, and learn about the business of basketball from GM Chris Wallace. Individual tickets are $60 and tables are $500. For $2000 you can purchase a table where you’ll be seated with a Grizzlies player or coach. Proceeds benefit the Memphis Grizzlies House at St. Jude. Details and ticket info here.
The Flyer’s Hungry Memphis blog is giving away tickets to Anthony Bourdain’s November 2 show at the Orpheum. Details on how to enter here.
Time for beer. First stop, Saucer. Currently unsure whether I will make it to poker tonight at the Goose.