Fri update: Tamp & Tap, duck march, beer and salmon tasting, Sound of Music, pop-up clothing shop, Swamp Katz CD release party

Yesterday I tried Tamp & Tap for the first time. It is the new coffee and craft beer shop on Gayoso between Main and Second, in Van Vleet Flats. The place reminds me of coffee shops I visited when I was in Cambridge, MA as a corporate trainer years ago. I bought a Stone Levitation Ale for $4.92, which seemed like a very good value. It seemed like it would be a good place to bring a laptop or iPad to work while sipping on a beer and maybe eating a sandwich (I don’t drink coffee). I probably wouldn’t hang out there for hours drinking beer like I do at the Flying Saucer, but when a coffee shop environment works better than a bar, it’s a great space.

For those of you who have never seen the famous duck march at the Peabody Hotel, here’s a video that was shot by a guest.

Cash Saver on Madison in Midtown is having a Schlafly can sampling this afternoon until 4:00. They will be serving fresh Alaskan salmon with the beer. Free salmon? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

The Orpheum is having a Sound of Music sing-along tonight as part of its summer classic movie series. Before the movie there will be a concert by a capella quartet Decades at 6:30.

There will be a Dare Threads pop-up shop at Corked Carrot tonight, 314 S. Main.

The Swamp Katz have a CD release party tonight at the Brass Door, 9 PM.

More news than I have time to post, so I may do a second after-work post. If not I’ll get the rest of the news online tomorrow.