Sinners for Saints schedule, Farmers Market, and more (Thur update #2)

Do you have dozens of kids knocking on your door every October 31 trick-or-treating? Do you wish you didn’t? The Memphis Farmers Market can help with that! At the Market you can pick up fresh squash, tomatoes, and peppers to put in trick-or-treaters’ bags. Do that and you will soon develop a reputation as “that weird house where they hand out vegetables instead of candy” and all the kids will skip you in 2017.

Kids: There’s something at the Farmers Market for you too! Is there already a house on the block where people hand out healthy snacks (or crap like toothpaste, dental floss, etc. There was a house like that when I was a kid) instead of candy? Shop the Market for farm-fresh eggs to throw at that house late at night!

Goblin Goodies is the theme at the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday, October 29. Kids and adults alike are invited to give everyone a preview of their Halloween costumes at the Market. Be sure to get your picture taken, and the winner (who will be notified by email) will get $10 in market tokens!

For the kids, trick-or-treat stations can be found around the Market tomorrow. They can also create a Pumpkin Patch scene or a trick-or-treat bag at the crafts booth.

Live music at Saturday’s market will include Andrew Cabigao 8:30-10:00, Amaris 10:00-11:00, and Amber Dunn 11:00-12:30. Nonproft Donate Life America will be there from 8:00 to 12:30, providing information to help increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissue available for transplant to help save and heal lives. The Market happens every Saturday through November 19 7 AM-1 PM under the pavilion at the corner of Front and G.E. Patterson.

The schedule has been released for Saturday night’s Sinners for Saints Halloween Ball II, which I will say once again is the BEST Halloween party in Downtown Memphis, drawing nearly a thousand people. It is also a great way to help others, because all proceeds from the party benefit the Church Health Center. Tickets are nearing a sellout, so if you like what you see below, go ahead and purchase yours. It’s very possible there will not be any tickets left by Saturday!

In the main room, Super Brad kicks things off from 9:00 to 10:00. The Super 5 take over from 10:00 to midnight, and at midnight it is time for the costume contest. Around 12:30 after the contest is over, The Dead Soldiers will perform. I don’t think I’ve heard The Dead Soldiers since the opening of the High Cotton taproom over two years ago!

In the back at Tad’s Indoor Trailer Park and Voodoo Lounge, Charvey Mac will play 10:00 to midnight, with a costume karaoke contest at 12:30. Ongoing throughout the evening will be the Amurica photo booth (9:00-1:00) and fortune tellers (9:00-midnight). I’m always down for some Charvey so I’ll be in the back for a while from 10 to 12.

The costume karaoke contest will be limited to 25 participants. Costumes are not required, but will be considered as part of your performance. First song choice is up to you. Lil’ Eggroll will choose five semi-finalists, who will perform a second song selected by the “Wheel of Death.” Crowd applause will select the two finalists, who will be able to pick their own final song selection. Crowd applause will determine the winner.

If you want to get started on your Halloween celebration even earlier, go down to the most haunted location in Downtown Memphis, Earnestine & Hazel’s, tonight from 9 to 11 for a performance by the South Side Supper Club.

Art 101.2 happens tonight at 101 S. Main from 6 to 8. This will be a reception highlighting local artists Amelia Briggs, Birdcap, Chloe York, and Felipe. There will be live music and complimentary appetizers. Learn more about The 101 here. Email Chris at if you have an idea, programming, or pop-up market that might be a good fit for The 101.

For the third year in a row, a poll of NBA general managers has named Tony Allen the toughest player in the league.

McEwen’s made the CA’s list of Best Bets for a Southern favorite: greens.

That’s it for now. Out at the Silly Goose for happy hour after work.