Thur update: Rooftop movies, beer and ice cream pairings, Farmers Market and more

There are a few things I will not be discussing in this post: Islamic terrorism, hate crimes, assault weapons, and alligators. Go to Facebook if you want to read about those topics. However, for my friend Katie Mac I do have this:

Sorry Katie, it’s not a duck but this is the best I could do.

Did you know that the Malco theater will have a rooftop screen? Choose901 has a post on exciting things happening in South Main.

From All About Beer magazine: beer and ice cream pairings. Mint chocolate chip and coffee porter or stout? Usually I am not a fan of coffee beers but that would work!

It’s time to stick the pole in the hole and get u some fish, because Let’s Go Fishin’ is the theme at the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. However, you don’t even need a fishing pole when you come to the Market – the vendors have fresh fish from the Gulf and farm-raised catfish as well, not to mention advice on how to prepare your “catch.” From 10 to noon kids can make Father’s Day frames for their dads. Live music from Ted Horrell 8:30-10 and Savannah Long 11-12:30. Streetdog Foundation will be on-site with adoptable dogs. The Market runs from 7 AM to 1 PM under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson every Saturday.

Carrington Wise, owner of Carrington’s Catering, is the subject of this week’s vendor chitchat. She sells artisan sweets, tarts and savories at the Farmers Market. Her most challenging offering to make is the Asparagus Gruyere Tart. Oh man, that sounds yummy! I didn’t know she made those. I will have to check out her booth when I defend my Farmers Market mayorship on Foursquare this Saturday.

Save the date: Double J’s annual SEC Football Kick-off Party will be Saturday, August 8 from 4 to 8 PM. It’s hosted by the SEC Alumni Clubs of Memphis and benefits Hope House. $10 cover includes two beer tickets. Put your gameday gear on and come support Hope House!

There’s a Neighborhood Safety Meeting to which the public is invited tonight at the MATA board room at Central Station from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Debra Streeter, the Security Coordinator for the Downtown Memphis Commission, will be there, as will several representatives from Memphis Police and the District Attorney’s office. Questions will be limited to two minutes apiece and can be emailed to

The 901 Heavy Hitters play Alfred’s tomorrow night, Friday, June 17, from 10 PM to 2 AM. Sometimes it can be useful to have access to Heavy Hitters on a Friday night. 

It’s Dump the Pump Day, so Mayor Strickland took the bus to work:

Sad to hear that Gypsy Joe, who wrestled in the Memphis territory in the 1960s and 1970s, has passed away.

Power is out in some parts of the city, and may not be restored until Saturday. MLGW advises its customers not to stay in a residence without power. It’s simply too hot.

An agreement has been reached to give ServiceMaster access to the garage at 250 Peabody Place. That will address parking concerns once the company moves its HQ Downtown. The garage is said to be underutilized between 6 AM and 6 PM.

A/C is out at work, so I am about to hit the road and work remotely this afternoon. I’ll be at happy hour at the Silly Goose around 5.