Wed update: Winter Farmers Market, Union Mission steps up, holiday trivia, Spotify on iPad and Android tablets, SIN New Year’s Eve

There will be a Winter Farmers Market presented by Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. It will be at the usual Farmers Market location, the Central Station pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson, between 10 AM and 2 PM. Good chance to pick up not only food, but crafts from local vendors that would make great holiday gifts.

The Union Mission plans to heighten its outreach during the Christmas season. On Christmas Eve, the mission will hand out shoe boxes filled with basic toiletries, a winter cap, a pair of gloves, some underwear, and some socks – the kinds of things the homeless need but often don’t have during the cold winter months.

If you’re good at holiday trivia, you should stop by Tamp & Tap tonight. That’s the theme of the weekly trivia night this week at 7 PM, with questions about Christmas and other December holidays. They will have the Grizzlies game on TV, and someone will walk out with Tigers tickets.

iPad and Android tablet users can stream free music on Spotify beginning today. Spotify has also acquired exclusive rights to stream Led Zeppelin’s entire catalog.

If you work in the service industry, you will probably have your hands full on Amateur Night, AKA New Year’s Eve, and won’t be able to properly celebrate the coming of the new year. However, Kooky Canuck has you taken care of with a service industry New Year’s Eve party Sunday, December 29. With proof of employment in the service industry (pay stub, work ID, uniform, etc.) you will get $3 “you call it” from 10 PM until at least 1 AM. Ball drop and champagne toast at 1 AM.

Congratulations to former Memphian the Nuh-Uh Sister, who got the call yesterday that she has been accepted to be on the game show Jeopardy! The Nuh-Uh Sister has previously won prizes on Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right. Her older sister the Nuh-Uh Girl told me the good news last night as she munched fries off other people’s plates at the Blind Bear.

That’s it for now. I’ll lead off at the Silly Goose after work like I normally do on Wednesdays, then figure out the rest of the evening from there.