Valentine’s Day update

Happy Valentine’s Day! One of the most unique and fun ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day happens tonight at Bardog Tavern at 8 PM. It’s a burlesque show! Performer Kitty Wompas and her troupe of dancers will tantalize the crowd. From what I hear, the windows will have to be blacked out for this performance, if that gives you an idea what you can expect. There will be shot specials during the show.

Electronic dance music legend Paul Oakenfold comes to the New Daisy’s Daisyland Saturday, May 20 from 10 PM to 4 AM. Before you buy your ticket, keep one thing in mind… that’s the Saturday of BBQ Fest.

The Redbirds are hosting a Seasonal Job Fair Monday, February 20 (10 AM-2 PM) and Tuesday, February 21 (1 PM-5 PM) at the Home Plate Club in AutoZone Park. Positions open include bat boys/girls, box office ticket seller, field crew, ushers, and usher supervisors. All positions are part-time and seasonal.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association has announced a Mardi Gras-themed monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 28 at the Center for Southern Folklore, 119 S. Main. Phil Trenary, President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, will speak on the topic of “The Magic is in the Mix,” the people and places that make Memphis a world-class city. There will be king cakes, compliments of the Center for Southern Folklore. There will also be culinary lagniappes, compliments of Cafe Pontotoc. Of course there will be booze as well, with donations to DNA appreciated. Free for members, $10 non-members. Social at 6:00 with the program starting at 6:30.

The Flying Saucer is having a couples beer dinner ($40) tonight at 7. The appetizer will be cheese fondue, the entree will be braised beef, and there will be chocolate fondue for dessert. Of course, each will be paired with beer. You know the drawing of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp sharing a strand of spaghetti? The Saucer poster advertising the dinner has that drawing… except with Trump and Putin.

Is your favorite restaurant crowded on Tuesday and Wednesday nights? It may be Tinder’s fault. Those are the most popular date nights for people who met on dating apps.

High Cotton is running a couple of specials at their taproom today. Their saison is $1 until the keg is empty. They are also doing a buy two pints, pay only $3 for the second pint special. Hours today are 4 to 9 PM.

Cafe Eclectic has announced that its Harbor Town location will begin closing at 4 PM. The Midtown location still stays open until 9.

Congressman Steve Cohen has been appointed to the House Ethics Committee. An excellent appointment in a year where there may very well be ethics investigations.

That’s it for now. Getting my hair cut after work, then over to the Blind Bear for some Valentine’s Day PBR.