Tue update: Cocktail Wars promo code, Peabody tree lighting, Operation Tucci fundraiser, web developer job for the Grizzlies

If you’re thinking about going to Dishcrawl’s Cocktail Wars on December 12 at Alfred’s, I have a promo code you can use. You can go to the event website and enter “blackfriday” as the promo code for 25% off any Cocktail Wars ticket or package. In addition to the mixology competition, the Memphis Queens will perform their new single “Unity,” and bottles of liquor will be raffled off throughout the night.

The Peabody Hotel’s tree-lighting will be this Friday, with things happening throughout the day. Here’s the schedule:

11 a.m.: Peabody Duck March
11:05 a.m.: Overton CAPA Choir
11:45 a.m.: Cordova High School Choir
12:30 p.m.: Overton CAPA Choir
1:15 p.m.: Cordova High School Choir
2 p.m.: Overton CAPA Strings
2:45 p.m.: Ballet Memphis
3:30 p.m.: Central Church Children’s Choir
4 p.m.: Memphis Symphony Orchestra with Opera Memphis
4:30 p.m.: Central Church Children’s Choir
5 p.m. Peabody Duck March,
Central Children’s Choir sings “Here Comes Santa Claus,”
Arrival of Santa Claus and his Elves,
Lighting of the Peabody Christmas Tree
5:15 p.m.: Memphis Symphony Orchestra
6:15 p.m.: Paul McKinney Quintet performs STAX classics

The Peabody’s tree stands 30 feet tall and uses approximately 20,000 lights. There is also going to be a lobby gingerbread display.

There will be an Operation Tucci fundraiser at the Green Beetle Sunday, December 8 from 2 to 7. Operation Tucci has turned one random act of violence into random acts of kindness, and now they are spreading goodwill throughout the city. Here’s what you’ll find at the Beetle that afternoon:

* Learn about Operation Tucci
* Buy Operation Tucci t-shirts and more
* Live Music by Fletcher, Bell, & Ward
* Prizes
* Food/Drink Specials
* Free admission
* All ages welcome

There’s a web designer/web developer position open with the Grizzlies. Copeland Coaching has the details.

Tonight is the Flying Saucer’s Beerknurd Appreciation Party, and that’s where I will be after work. If you have a UFO or MOU card, bring it for a free buffet and possibly other goodies. See all you Beerknurds there!