Wednesday morning update

This Friday coming up, July 29, is the last Friday of the month and you know what that means… it will be time for another South Main Trolley Night. Many of the shops and galleries in the South Main Arts District will stay open late so you can shop and mingle with your neighbors. The theme this month is “Christmas in July,” so put on your Santa hat and tinsel and come on down. There will be a Santa in the South Main Association area next to Bluff City Coffee. You can take your photo with him, and he will be taking pre-orders for holiday gifts from South Main shops. Free koozies for anyone wearing a holiday outfit.

South Main Songwriter Night 33 will happen that evening at 550 S. Main. Come hear music by Steve Schad, Steven Pittman, Roger Wild, Justin Davis, Amaris, and Mary Katherine Wright. Also, set your DVRs: There’s a new TV show! South Main Sounds Live will feature videos of the shows, interviews, and profiles of South Main businesses. The show will air at 1:30 AM on WREG on Sundays.

On Friday night, author Samantha Crespo will be signing the new second edition of her book, 100 Things to Do in Memphis Before You Die outside the songwriter night at 550 S. Main. Learn more about the book and a related contest here.

I have job news, but this is truly a different kind of job and you have to have the right personality. Inland Marine Services is hiring deckhands, cooks, and pilots. You’d be part of a team that helps get boats and barges up and down the Mississippi and other parts of the U.S. river system. The way it works is, you’re “on” (as in, on the boat) for several weeks at a time (I think 4 but don’t hold me to that), and then you come back ashore flush with cash to spend for a couple of weeks off. I have a buddy who does this and loves his job.

The Grizzlies 2016 preseason schedule has been posted:

French restaurant Tart Cafe, located in Midtown at 820 S. Cooper, is planning a Downtown location. The second location will open in One Commerce Square at Main and Monroe.

75% of Gabby Johnson will reunite this Friday to perform at the Tin Roof from 10 PM to 2 AM. Donnie Marrs, Juno Avent, and Joey McBride will perform.

Interested in being a teacher? Hawaii is begging you to move there to fill 1600 vacancies by teachers who will retire this year. If you have a bachelor’s degree and any experience with children at all, your chances are pretty good. You don’t need a teaching certificate. Special ed, science, and math are especially in demand.

One901 has a review of Scoops Parlor, where you can get ice cream and filled crepes on G.E. Patterson Avenue.

Evelyn and Olive will be closed August 23-30 to give their staff a vacation.

That’s it for this morning. Time for work. Possibly back later today with more.