I’ll start off with a quick reminder that this is the last day for Memphis Farmers Market until spring (except for a one-day winter market in December). If you want to stock up on locally-produced food, you have until 1 PM to get down there. Yoga with Jackie O at 9, kids can make their own trick-or-treat bag from 9-11, and Contact Improvisation dance demo at 10.
A screening of Disney Halloween classic Hocus Pocus will happen tonight at AutoZone Park. The movie will be shown at 6, and guests are invited to bring blankets and sit on the field (no lawn chairs allowed though). There will also be seating in the lower bowl of seats along the third base line. From 5:00 to 5:55 there will be a Halloween party for kids, with trick-or-treating and hayrides around the warning track. Tickets are $10. Concessions will be available including hot dogs, popcorn, soda, apple cider, hot chocolate, and coffee. However, no alcohol will be served (BOOOOOOOO; this is why many Downtowners own flasks).
Seen on a photo of the underside of a bottle cap last night: “Condoms prevent minivans.” Hahahahaha so true. Did you know you can get free condoms in Memphis? Here’s a link. Follow @CondomMan901 for more info.
I’ve been informed that when I refer to Chef David Scott Walker by his initials, I need to type “Chef DSW” rather than just “DSW.” Apparently women think of a shoe store when they see that. Chef DSW is our BBQ team pitmaster and the executive chef at the Blind Bear.
A live broadcast of “A Prarie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor” happens this afternoon at The Orpheum at 4:45. Tickets are $42.50-$87.50.
Most bars are waiting until the actual day to throw their Halloween parties this year, but there are a couple happening tonight. It’s “Halloween at the Disco” at Paula & Raiford’s Disco. This is always a wild night and of course, the sexier the costumes the better.
Down at Earnestine & Hazel’s, there’s a Halloween party and classic rock tribute. The Spiders, an Alice Cooper tribute band, will headline, with opening act Flaming Youth, a KISS tribute band. Cover is $10 and costumes are encouraged.
This next event isn’t a Halloween party, but it fits in well with this time of year. Spaghetti Warehouse is holding “Death du Jour Mystery Theatre” tonight. The performance will be “Wild Ghost Chase,” an original, interactive mystery. $38 includes dinner; call 901-210-0545 for reservations.
The 8th annual Costume Twilight Tour happens at Elmwood Cemetery this afternoon with walking tours departing between 4:00 and 5:30. More info here.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will perform Haydn, Britten, and Brahms tonight at 7:30 at the Cannon Center. Tickets are $15.
Plans for today: Got some shopping to do. Our office is having a chili cook-off on November 8, and the flyer reads “Come Dressed in Your Best Western Wear.” So I have to drive to the nearest Best Western hotel and ask how much they would charge me to buy one of their uniforms. I’ll also have to decide whether to dress as a front desk clerk, a valet parker, or a member of the housekeeping staff. I tend to make better decisions when I’m drinking a PBR, so I guess I’ll lead things off at 11 at Panda’s bar at Bardog. Later in the day I may walk down to RiverArtsFest.