Big night for live music tonight in Downtown Memphis. Stevie Nicks with special guests Pretenders will perform at FedExForum tonight as part of Nicks’ 24 Karat Gold Tour. 7 PM is the start time.
Over at the Orpheum, ZZ Top will play tonight. Austin Hanks will be the opening act. Show time is 8 PM.
Going to the Grizzlies-Clippers game at FedExForum tomorrow night? Better get there early:
Got my Mike Conley socks. First 4,000 fans to Thursday night’s game vs Clippers get a pair. pic.twitter.com/xWdEhVDE3J
— Jon Roser (@Jon_Roser) March 7, 2017
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) March 8, 2017
Downloadable 2017 Memphis Redbirds schedules are now available for Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar and Android devices, and iPhone.
Legendary Memphis wrestling TV host Lance Russell is now on Twitter. Follow him at @MemphisLance.
Downtown Yoga is offering a class called Flex Your Mind with Danny Brewington Saturday, April 22 from noon to 2. Here is the class description:
You think you can’t meditate? You must be too busy? Don’t have the time? Your mind is too wild and chaotic? You can’t sit still? This workshop will eliminate your excuses and fears that meditation is difficult. Through a few simple exercises you will increase your awareness and optimize your brain’s performance. Ultimately, you’ll discover meditation is the easiest thing in the world.
For those of you on the fence about attending this kind of class, I’ll share my own personal experience. The second semester of my senior year in college, I took a course called Eastern Psychology mainly because it was a rare 2-hour credit class and I needed two more hours. The class, taught by the late Dr. Herb Smith, turned out to be one of the best classes I ever took. I learned about different forms of meditation and about letting go of both attachment and aversion to more clearly experience the self. I would strongly recommend meditation work if you think it is something that might benefit you. The meditation class at Downtown Yoga on April 22 has an early bird fee of $30 until April 15, $40 after that.
The Washington Post has an article on the touches immigrants bring to BBQ.
The weather may affect the Beale Street St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday. The MemphisWeather.net forecast is calling for a “much colder day” with a high only in the upper 40s and a 70% chance of rain. I’m even seeing some talk of below-freezing temperatures and a possible wintry mix on Twitter, but at this point I’m going to chalk it up to TV weatherpeople trying to drive up viewership.
The CA has a look at Cat Pena’s art installation at Monroe and Marshall, recalling the days when The Edge was home to automotive dealerships and repair shops. There will be a public celebration of the new art installation tomorrow from 4 to 6 PM.
I’ll be out at the Silly Goose for happy hour most likely. Back tomorrow.