Thur update: Cocktail Wars, French music concert, Blind Bear holiday party, holiday dog parade, vote on purchasing ballpark delayed

Several events are happening Downtown tonight. Dishcrawl’s Cocktail Wars is tonight at Alfred’s, where several mixologists compete to make the best drink in the city. Ticket information can be found here.

A concert of French music happens tonight at River Hall in Harbor Town. Marie-Stéphane Bernard, soprano and Tony Silva, pianist, will perform. General admission tickets ($35) are available at the River Inn, 50 Harbor Town Square. Show time is 8 PM.

Also at 8 PM is the Blind Bear’s ugly sweater/funny hat/dirty Santa Christmas party. John Paul Keith will perform at 10. I don’t own an ugly sweater, and while I do own funny hats, they’re not Christmassy. So I guess I’ll go as Dirty Santa. Considering I spend an entire month a year writing about tube tops, I’m pretty sure I don’t need to do much more than put on a Santa hat to qualify as Dirty Santa.

A holiday dog parade will happen this Saturday. Registration is at 2 PM in Court Square, and dogs and their owners will march from there to AutoZone Park. More info here.

The city council vote on purchasing AutoZone Park has been delayed until January 7. Wasn’t the deadline December 31? I understand the need to have more time to study the proposal, but I hope the city council doesn’t wait so long to pull the trigger on this deal that the Cardinals back out.

That’s all for now. I’ll be at the Blind Bear party, with a couple of other stops before that.