Big Grizzlies game tonight, plus Tuesday news

In case you missed my evening post last night, there’s a Festivus celebration tonight at the Mad Earl that will also include Clay’s goodbye party, Master Chef Junior watch party, and Burlesque Bingo with a ukulele performance. Last night I ran into the burlesque dancer who performs during bingo and she said the bingo portion of the evening will not begin until after 10. Also, Clay messaged me this morning that they’re going to do poker at 10 as well.

The Grizzlies play a huge home game tonight, against the team with the best record in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors. The game starts at 7 and will be nationally televised by ESPN. Prior to the game, there will be live music in the lobby by Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith.

Wiseacre Brewery on Broad Avenue is having a rare Tuesday opening of its taproom which will be a game-watching party on their new projector. The taproom will open at 4 and close when the game ends.

Yes, there really are people this stupid: Airline passenger uses emergency slide to “get off the plane quicker.” He said he didn’t pay attention during the pre-flight briefing on emergency procedures, and therefore didn’t know the side door/slide was for emergencies only. It cost $16,000 to reset the slide.

Trace Adkins performs his 2014 Christmas show tonight at the Orpheum at 8.

Confirmed: IKEA is coming to Memphis. It will create 225 jobs and the store will hire 500 for the construction phase.

The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, and my “DAWG” John D will not be happy that The Smiths got snubbed.

Tickets are on sale for the 2015 Memphis Brewfest at AutoZone Park.

Most likely I will take a night off from Blind Bear poker (although I will stop by for a little while) and check out the Mad Earl event. Clay told me “I’ll buy you a few PBRs” which is music to my ears. Besides, I’ve never been to a Festivus celebration before. This has the potential to be an interesting event. See you tonight if you’re going.