Thursday update

Last night the Moody Ques met at the Holliday Flowers warehouse and staged bars, tables, chairs, and storage units for BBQ Fest load-in. Deputy Director of Public Relations Perjorie T. Roll was a tremendous help.

Moody Ques news I learned last night: We’re doubling down on the gummy worms soaked in booze this year in the booth. Oh my.

I saw the people returning from the Freewheel bike ride while we were loading equipment. It looks like a fun, relaxing way to get some exercise and meet your neighbors. The next ride is Wednesday, May 17. It will depart from 603 Monroe and will explore Downtown and the Clayborn Temple area. The ride is free and you can reserve one of their bikes if you don’t have one.

Get sweet on Mom is the theme at the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. You can buy her flowers at Whitton Farms, Gardens Oy Vey, or Sue’s Flowers. Find her the perfect gift at Erica Bodine Pottery, Cosgrove & Lewis Soaps, Gardens Oy Vey, Studio 1688, or Garden Path Studios. Kids can create a teapot frame for a Mother’s Day gift. Live music by Bashville 8:30-10 and Steve Schad 11-12:30. The market runs from 7 AM to 1 PM every Saturday under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.

Catch the Navy Band’s Brass Quintet after work! As part of Navy Week, they will perform at the Center for Southern Folklore from 5 to 7 PM today.

After the Navy Band wraps up, you can take a short walk down the street to hear the sounds of Colombia! Memphis in May presents Herencia de Timbiqui at the Orpheum at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15.

The Redbirds are back in town and they host El Paso tonight at AutoZone Park at 7:05. There will be $2 drafts at select locations throughout the park. There’s a special ticket that gets you all-you-can-eat burgers, hot dogs, and sides. College students can get a left field bluff ticket for $5 with valid ID.

The development of a pedestrian bridge over Front Street, connecting The Pinch with Bass Pro at the Pyramid, has taken a few steps forward. This was part of the original Bass Pro plan but was left on the backburner for years.

Cafe Pontotoc will have returning artist Elayna Scott back for a live art session tonight from 6 to 8 PM.

On The Edge: Cars & Coffee happens the second Saturday of every month from 9 AM to noon… which means it is happening this Saturday, May 13. Auto enthusiasts of the Mid-South come together in The Edge, Memphis’ original automotive row, once a month to display their favorite cars for all to see. It happens in the parking lot next to the old Kudzu’s Bar & Grill. There will be a pop-up tent near the street, you’ll find coffee, donuts, and a sign up sheets if you want event reminders.

In other Edge District news, the Memphis Medical Center District Collaborative will host a Public Art Fund Information Session next Tuesday, May 16, from 5 to 7 PM in Edge Plaza at the corner of Monroe and Marshall. If you have an idea for a public art project in the Memphis Medical Center District, there’s help for your vision through a public art fund. Get funded up to $2500 per project. Learn more

Holly has a good post on everything you need to know about RiverPlay at The Fourth Bluff.

Max’s Sports Bar hosts another crawfish boil Saturday, May 13, with doors opening at 11 AM and the first batch coming off at 12:30 PM. You get two pounds of spicy delicious crawfish along with taters, corn and sausage cooked in the boil. Kind of surprised to see this on the calendar, because Max told me he might wait for May festival season over to bring the boils back. Not disappointed to hear about this one though! Saturday is not a big load-in day for my team, so I may have time to stop by!

The View, the rooftop bar atop the Residence Inn by Marriott at Main and Monroe will have live music by Shufflegrit today and tomorrow 6-9 PM. They are open Thursday-Saturday starting at 4 PM with happy hour 4-6 each day.

I don’t know if I have any readers who love mac & cheese, but just in case I do, Mac & Cheetos are back at Burger King for round 2.

That’s it for now. I will probably hit the Silly Goose as usual on Thursday after work. Back tomorrow with more.