This morning I was looking at the list of upcoming Market Days at the Memphis Farmers Market, each given a cute title to focus on a particular aspect of the Market. One of the future titles is “Baked to Perfection.” It makes me wonder, if Tennessee legalized marijuana, would the Memphis Farmers Market allow its vendors to sell weed?
Good afternoon everyone, YOGA! There will be free yoga at the Farmers Market at 10 AM Saturday, It’s hosted by Downtown Yoga. Bring a mat and a bottle of water. This is an all-levels class. We’re Spilling the Beans is the theme of this week’s Market, and I’m not sure what beans have to do with yoga. Personally, I wouldn’t advise eating beans before doing yoga. Seems like it would not be good to be gassy when you are doing all that stretching.
One of the other Market activities this week does match the theme a little more… the UT Extension Institute of Agriculture will give a cooking demo at 10, 11, and noon. On the menu for this week’s demo is green bean salad. The Master Gardeners will be back to answer all your planting and growing questions. For the kids, there will be a crafts table 10 to noon, sponsored by the Dixon, where they can make their own noise music maker filled with beans. Live music by James Bros. 8:30 to 10 and Shufflegrit 11 to 12:30. Dog adoptions by Real Good Dog Rescue. The market happens every Saturday, 7 AM to 1 PM, under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.
Last week I lost the mayorship of the Farmers Market on Foursquare/Swarm. I am not going to let that stand. I am going down there as close to 7 AM as possible and taking back my mayorship! I do not plan to be there at my usual 10:00-10:40 time this week. I will be back in the Downtown core hours before that and will be counting the minutes until Bardog opens.
20 years ago today was a momentous day in professional wrestling. Jake “The Snake” Roberts, in between bouts of drug and alcohol abuse, became a born-again Christian for a little while. He made it to the finals of the King of the Ring tournament, where he faced WWE newcomer Steve Austin. Austin had struggled under a “Ringmaster” gimmick, and had recently changed his persona to something new. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin defeated Jake the Snake to become King of the Ring. After the match a bloody Austin grabbed a microphone and stood over Jake, where he cut one of the most memorable promos of all time.
Talk about your psalms. Talk about John 3:16. Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass.
The Memphis Made taproom is doing a rare Thursday opening today from 4 to 9 for the Amerivespa event that is rolling through town. It’s on South Cooper by the railroad trestle a block south of Central. If you’re looking for a recommendation, the Lucid Kolsch and the Fireside are two of my faves.
The NBA draft is live on ESPN tonight beginning at 6 PM. The Grizzlies pick 17th, with five-minute intervals between picks in the first round.
Phillip Jackson plays Tacos & Tunes tonight on Felicia Suzanne’s patio. $2 tacos, $5 margaritas.
KIX on Beale is tonight at 7:30 at Handy Park. This is a free all-ages show, this week featuring Drew Baldridge and LanCo. Listen to KIX 106 (that is, if you can stand country music, which I can’t) for a chance to win VIP passes.
Loflin Yard’s music lineup for this week starts off with Graber Grass 6-9 tonight, Rolling Head Orchestra 6-9 Friday, Austin-based East Cameron Folklore Saturday 4-7, and Motel Mirrors Sunday 4-7.
Davis Coen plays the Dirty Crow Inn Saturday from 9 to midnight. He’s a country-blues guitarist and singer-songwriter whose guitar work and vocals are reminiscent of Johnny Cash, Tony Joe White, and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Monday at the Rizzo’s Diner party, my friend Bones showed me some photos of the new outdoor deck he has been helping build for the Crow, and it will likely be done in time for the weekend.
Finally, a reminder that the Putt-Putt Pub Crawl is happening Saturday from 1 to 4 PM. It starts and ends at the Flying Saucer, with stops at the Silly Goose, Local, Oshi, Agave Maria, Aldo’s, and Kooky Canuck. Dress in your best golf attire. $15 individual, $50 for a team of 4. Admission includes drink specials and 9 holes of putt-putt. Prizes for best dressed team, best team score, and best hole. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Happy birthday to my buddy Kao in Monclova, Mexico.
I’ll lead off at the Silly Goose after work. I want to hear how their first lunch shift went. Back later today or tomorrow with more news.