A month or so ago I posted that Morris Day and The Time would perform at the Cannon Center on Friday, October 28. I now have more news about that show… it will be a tribute to Prince, and Sheila E will also be there. Tickets are $37.50-$65.50. There’s also a $135.50 VIP ticket which guarantees a seat in the first seven rows, reception, poster, meet and greet, and a photo opportunity.
Double J will be closing this Sunday and there will be a big parking lot party. Come thank them for the past 4 1/2 years. From what I have heard, they have decided to focus on their West Memphis location.
Cooper-Young Beerfest (10/22/2016) is now halfway to a sellout. With a month still to go, there is very little chance tickets will still be available at the gate. This is the best beer festival of the year in Memphis. If you have considered going but don’t have a ticket yet, you might want to buy your ticket soon.
The Greater Memphis Chamber has 5 reasons the Move It Memphis Race is better than ever. The race happens Wednesday, September 28 and starts and ends at Loflin Yard.
Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream is in town at FedExForum this weekend. Shows tonight at 6:30, tomorrow at 10:30, 2:30, and 6:30, and Sunday at 10:30 and 2:30.
In The 9:01 this morning, the CA’s Chris Herrington visited the Cossitt Library and examined its potential.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band takes the stage at the Halloran Centre tonight at 7:30.
From Gizmodo: How ITT Tech screwed students and made millions. I was encouraged to interview for an instructor position at the Memphis campus in 2006. They made me an offer that was quite generous, but things didn’t feel right. For one thing, they were comfortable asking me to teach classes like 3-D graphic design in which I had absolutely no previous experience. Secondly, the instructors seemed like second-class citizens when I toured the facility. Administrators had lavish offices, while faculty had a big room with some of the most awful cubicle spaces I have ever seen in my life. Any true college or university understands that faculty are the most employees they have. So glad I turned the offer down and did not become part of the scam.
For my readers who live near CBU: 901 Market and Grill is coming to your neighborhood. It will be owned by Sunny and Hamida who own City Market and Quench.
Edward Anderson plays Loflin Yard tonight at 7.
Speaking of Loflin Yard, YOGA! If you attend the Memphis Made Brewing Co. taproom’s Bendy Brewski Yoga class at noon tomorrow, you will receive $5 off their Sunday 11 AM Bendy Boozy Yoga class at Loflin.
Caribbean restaurant Evelyn & Olive has announced that there is now no extra charge for to-go orders.
I stayed out a bit late last night, making it past the stroke of midnight on a weekday. Kaleidoscope was absolutely killing it on stage at the Blind Bear. Many bands will play the first verse or two of “Stairway to Heaven” as a joke. When Kaleidoscope fired it up, I assumed that was what they had in mind… but no, they played the entire song and they did it PERFECTLY. As a 3-piece band, with no double-necked guitars. I was so impressed that I ordered the band a round of shots.
Quick “You are so Downtown if…” story. Last night one of the friends I am going to 25-cent martini lunch with today at Felicia Suzanne’s called up there to make reservations. “I have us down for three at 12:30,” she told me.
Then she said, “Why don’t we meet at the Goose to pre-game?” It’s one thing to go to a restaurant that serves martinis for 25 cents. It’s another thing to go to a bar to pre-game for the 25-cent martinis. THAT’S HOW DOWNTOWN ROLLS.
Good God, I love my life down here. Couldn’t ask for better people. Couldn’t ask for better places.
Time to start pre-gaming. Back tomorrow with more news.