Wed update #2

Opening Night entertainment has been announced for tonight’s Grizzlies game at FedExForum. Legendary Memphis rappers 8-Ball and MJG will take the court pre-game for a performance. At halftime, legendary soul performer William Bell will be on stage, backed by the Hi Rhythm Session. From 5 to 7 outside on the plaza there will be pre-game festivities, with face painting, balloon artists, the Grizzline drum section, and Garry Goin and his band (6:00-6:45).

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For my friends in the service industry who might be looking for a new position, Bass Pro at the Pyramid is hosting a food and beverage job fair Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, 1 to 5 PM both days. The fair will be in the Trophy Room in Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill. Servers, bussers, food runners, and food and beverage admin are some of the open positions, and there are both full- and part-time opportunities. They are looking for upbeat, positive, team-oriented candidates with great customer service skills. Come dressed to impress, and be sure to bring an updated copy of your resume. Call 901-291-8207 to get in touch with HR or go to

Congressman Steve Cohen is hosting his annual Veterans’ Day luncheon at BRIDGES, 477 N. Fifth, from 11 AM to 1 PM Friday, November 11. The Congressman will recognize the service of veterans in his 8th annual luncheon, and will discuss legislation and issues affecting veterans. Caseworkers from Cohen’s office will be on site to provide assistance with government agencies to veterans who need it. Interstate BBQ will be served. RSVP to 901-544-4131 by Wednesday, November 9.

Whoa! Arby’s is taking a stab at a venison sandwich and Tennessee is among the states in which the trial will take place. The sandwiches will be 100% deer meat, with top and bottom round steaks from the hind quarter of the deer.

I’ve learned of a couple more events that will be happening in conjunction with South Main Trolley Night this Friday evening. One is LeMonsters, with monster drawings, crafts, and refreshments at the Hyde Gallery at 477 S. Main. This exhibit features 130 drawings by LeBonheur patients, and reimagined by Memphis College of Art students, faculty, and alumni. One of the monster sculptures is over 8 feet tall.

Meanwhile, over at South Main Book Juggler at 548 S. Main there will be a signing of My Memphis View, a book of photographs by Mary-Ellen Kelly. It’s a keepsake collection of images of the 901.

Save the date: The Mockstrosity Tour comes to The New Daisy Sunday, April 2, 2017. This event will feature Mac Sabbath, Metalachi (the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band), and Okilly Dokilly. Tickets are $18-22 and the event is 18 and up.

The Silly Goose has announced their Halloween costume contest for Saturday, October 29. Every 30 minutes from 10 PM to 2 AM, a $100 gift card will be awarded to the bar favorite costume. The event will be hosted by DJ Cody.

I’ll be out at the Goose for happy hour for work. That’s it for now.