Thursday update #2: Lots of Redbirds news and more

The Redbirds are back in town to play the Omaha Storm Chasers tonight at 7:05. There is a special all-you-can eat buffet ticket and this week the buffet features pasta (two kinds and two sauces). You also get unlimited hot dogs and sides with the ticket, as well as one Coca-Cola product or bottled water. Already have a ticket to the game? Upgrade to all-you-can-eat pasta by purchasing a wristband for $10 more, while supplies last. Tonight is also Thirsty Thursday, so all fans can enjoy select $2 beers.

The Great Mississippi Whale Watch happens tonight at the Metal Museum from 5 to 8 PM. Sit on the bluff and watch “whales” make their way down the river while enjoying a shrimp boil provided by A Moveable Feast/Hog Wild Catering Co. There will be specialty drinks, live music by the Bluff City Backsliders, and yard games. Tickets to the shrimp boil ($25 Museum members, $30 non-members) can be purchased here. Admission to the Museum and the grounds is free. There is free street parking along Metal Museum Drive. This is an all-ages event.

There’s live music at the Brass Door tonight with Diamond Dave and Tom Pears. Music starts at 8 PM and there are $3 pints.

Bobby Whitlock, who performed with Derek and the Dominoes in the early 1970s, and his wife Coco Carmel will kick off their 2017 tour at The Warehouse Friday night. Doors open at 7, music at 8, and tickets are $20. The Warehouse is the green building at the northeast corner of Front and G.E. Patterson.

June is National Fruit & Vegetable Month and the Memphis Farmers Market is here to help you celebrate with late spring and early summer produce. The South Main Association gets fresh at the Market this Saturday. They will have a booth where you can sign up to win a drawing for a new or renewed membership, and where you can receive an eco-friendly tote bag. There will be a kids’ crafts station from 9 to 11 where kids can learn about life on the farm. The RAWK’n Grub food truck returns to the Market this Saturday. Live music by Massimo Bellivacqua 8:30-10, Steve Smith 10-11, and Sandie Lollis 11-12:30. The Market runs every Saturday under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson from 7 AM to 1 PM.

If you’re a fan of Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp, there are a couple of dates you will want to put on your calendar to make sure you get to the park extra early. On Friday, June 16 there will be a half-and-half Clapp number 10 button-up jersey for the first 1500 fans. Half the jersey will be styled in the current Memphis logo, and the other half will be styled with the logo from 1999-2002 when Stubby was a player here.

On Friday, July 14 it will be Stubby Clapp bobblehead night, with a bobblehead of Clapp doing his famous backflip onto the field for the first 1000 fans. The bobblehead is presented by Campbell Clinic. Wondering how that will work, since his head will be attached to the base. Will it be a bobblefeet?

You can purchase packages in advance guaranteeing you these giveaways here.

There are job openings at Memphis International Airport: marketing & communications program manager, manager of accounting, GIS program administrator, seasonal utility operator, and seasonal painter.

That’ll do it for now. Out at Silly Goose happy hour after work. Back tomorrow.