Wednesday update

Representatives from 19 cities, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, are in town this week to take part in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ innovation efforts, announced Mayor Strickland today. The cities’ reps hope to learn from one another. Memphis is one of five cities, along with Atlanta, New Orleans, Louisville, and Chicago, that has tested the innovation team model over the past four years.

My BBQ team treasurer emailed me and told me that the Moody Ques are ready to open up and add several new members for 2016. Want to be on a BBQ Fest team that has brought home a trophy every year since its inception in 2012? Check out this post on what you get as a team member and the type of teammate we are looking for. We are looking for an additional sponsor too. Email if you would like a packet describing sponsor opportunities.

The Bring Target to Peabody Place petition is up to almost 1000 signatures. A lot of people think the Peabody Place Mall would be an ideal location for one of the retailer chain’s City Target stores.

Tonight’s Memphis-Ole Miss baseball game scheduled for tonight at AutoZone Park has been postponed due to the threat of stormy weather. It has been rescheduled for April 19 at 6:30 PM.

The Grizzlies host the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7 at FedExForum.

Quench is having a wine tasting Friday night from 5 to 7 PM. Stop by for Belaire Luc Rosé’ , Virginia Dare Chardonnay, and Virginia Dare Pinot Noir.

Angie Keilhauer from “The Voice” plays the Green Beetle this weekend. Hear her covers and originals that are making her so popular on The Voice. Food and beer bucket specials all night.

Saturday night at the Beetle, Jimbo Mathus and The Dirty Crooks play 9-11 PM. Beer bucket and food specials during that performance too as guests enjoy their blues, country, and rockabilly style.

Eric Crays, Melinda Milligan and Tony Manard play the Center for Southern Folklore’s Folklore Store Saturday night from 8 to 11 PM.

If you’re one of my neighbors in Number 10 Main, you can pay your rent online now. Thanks for setting this up for us! Rent was my only remaining monthly payment I did not take care of online.

Malco is seeking to turn the Powerhouse building in South Main into a 7-screen movie theater and bar. The building next to Central Station used to provide power for the train station.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association has locked in its spot for DNA happy hour on April 28: Twilight Sky Terrace atop the Madison.

Looks like a rainy drive home. Everyone take it easy on the interstates during rush hour. I will be out after work, Silly Goose probably.