Mon update 2: Redbirds’ Bird Watching, plans for Beale, Out of the Bleu Week, Ghost River beers @ Silly Goose, First Church rooftop series, startup conference announces dates for 2014

The Memphis Redbirds are inviting the public to their annual “Bird Watching” event during lunchtime on Tuesday, April 2. From 11 to 2 the Redbirds will take open batting practice at AutoZone Park, in preparation for their season opener April 4. Come watch the future stars of the St. Louis Cardinals for free while enjoying free hot dogs, nachos, and soda. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

The Beale Street Strategic Planning Committee presented its findings to Mayor Wharton today. Find out about their recommendations for the street here.

Bleu Restaurant has announced that April 8-12 will be Out of the Bleu Week. Patrons will be able to try the chef’s new spring/summer menu for the low price of $26.75. The menu will soon be available here. Reservations through Bleu’s website are required.

Over the weekend I reported that the Silly Goose has installed a new draft beer system with two Ghost River beers and PBR. People asked me what two locally-made Ghost River beers are next to that beautiful PBR tap. The beers are Copperhead Red and Golden Ale.

First Church is doing free rooftop concerts every Thursday from April 11 to May 16. Concerts start at 7 PM and the Fuel food truck will be there at 6:30. Shows will be

April 11: Joyce Cobb
April 18: Beverly Brothers
April 25: Andy Tolmaci
May 2: Mike Dougherty
May 9: Steve Johnston
May 16: Diana Stein

Odd that they would book these concerts against the Peabody rooftop events, but I suppose the two concert series will appeal to different crowds.

Dates and sponsors have been announced for the 2014 The Startup Conference. The 2013 conference was a big hit and proved so popular that the conference had to be moved to a larger venue.

That’ll do it for now. Time to hit Pint Nite at the Saucer for some $3 beers. Later in the evening I’ll show up fashionably late for Silly Goose poker.