Thursday update

Big score for AutoZone Park! Major League Baseball’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) will hold its Institute at the park February 16-19. The institute is a training conference for coaches and league administrators affiliated with RBI. From 4 to 6 PM on Saturday, February 18, RBI and AutoZone Park will host a free PLAY BALL event for children ages 6 to 13. Kids who want to participate should wear sneakers, and no gloves or bats are needed. Register here. At the event, MLB will present a check to Pitch In For Baseball, to be used for purchasing baseball and softball equipment to benefit kids in local public schools.

Here, kitty, kitty, YOGA! Memphis Animal Services is teaming up with Crosstown’s Cross-motion Studio to present two sessions of cat yoga February 25. What’s that you ask? As participants in the class do yoga, ten adoptable cats will wander the room. After the class, you can adopt a cat for $35, half the normal Animal Shelter fee. Price includes vaccination, collar, a goodie bag, and more. Those not interested in yoga are still invited to attend the session and meet the cats.

Job news: The Fourth Bluff is seeking a programming curator. If you want to put together quality events that encourage people to make use of Downtown’s public riverfront space, this could be the perfect place for you to work.

Holly has a post about her construction tour of the Old Dominick Distillery on S. Front Street, as well as what to expect when it opens this spring.

Here’s an article on how to discourage Windows tech support scammers. If you get a call from “Windows support” saying viruses or malware have been detected on your computer, it’s a scam. My mom fell for these all the time when she was alive.

Belle Tavern is starting a trivia night on Mondays at 8 PM beginning this coming Monday, the 13th. $50 gift certificate for first place, $25 certificate for second place, $10 for third. Also on the announcement was the following: “Beginning February: Happy Hour 10 PM to 12 AM. $2.50 domestics, $3.50 imports, $3 well drinks, $3 house wine, $1 other drinks.” Tonight I’m going to try to get by there and get clarification on whether the happy hour is just on Mondays, or every night.

The Metal Museum is having Champagne Sunday from noon to 2 this Sunday, February 12. It’s a good chance for you to run by the gift shop and pick out a special gift for Valentine’s Day. Check out their exhibit Rounding the Edge while you are there. has a list of things to do Downtown on Valentine’s Day.

Sucks to be the Saint Louis Billikens men’s basketball team. Not only did they lose to St. Bonaventure 70-55 Wednesday night, but while they were playing the team’s bus driver got drunk and abandoned them. The bus was found 35 miles away and the driver was found to have a .22% BAC.

Pearl’s Oyster House is opening a second location out in Cordova.

Tomorrow, Friday, February 10, the New Daisy will host We Are One!, a benefit for Mid-South Pride and Out Memphis. There will be burlesque, belly dancing, drag, and go-go dancing.

Here’s the Memphis Tigers 2017 football schedule:

Last night I played (well, actually my troll played) the Silly Goose’s new promotion for Grizzlies games, where each person gets four free squares on a Squares board, with prizes of $10, $25, $10, and $50 being awarded for the winning square for the 1st quarter, halftime, 3rd quarter, and final score. I didn’t win but I spent extra $ on beers and stayed around until 9:30. It’s a promotion that makes a lot of business sense. By the way, they played “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls on the sound system at the Goose last night.

I’ll be back at Silly Goose tonight for happy hour. Back tomorrow with more news.