Superheroes to visit AutoZone Park and more Saturday news

Last night I dreamed I was in a high school auditorium playing a game that was a combination of bingo and poker. I had four hearts in my hand and they called the Ace of hearts, giving me a flush. I ran up to the stage to show them my hand and claim my prize, which I thought was a $25 gift card. They told me no, the grand prize was a new car donated by a Nissan dealership. Let me tell you, I was rather unhappy to wake up and realize I didn’t actually win a car.

It’s Superhero Night at the Redbirds this evening. Your favorite superheroes including Batman, Captain America, Spider-man, and Wonder Woman will be at the game. There’s a special $18 field box or $21 dugout ticket you can purchase that comes with a Redbirds superhero cape. The Redbirds will wear special jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit the Redbirds Community Fund. Fireworks following the game. The opponent is the Omaha Storm Chasers and the first pitch is at 6:35.

For my readers who are big fans of fresh produce like I am, the Hungry Memphis blog broke big news yesterday. The Memphis Farmers Market will have a second location called MFM Squared. It will run Wednesdays from 4 to 7 PM in Court Square June 28 through September 27. Hmmm one block from home? Just might make it to the Market Squared on Wednesdays.

Tonight is Disco Skate Night at RiverPlay, the first of several themed skate nights on Saturday. Music from the ’70s will be playing and costumes are encouraged. Roller skating is free and you can rent skates for $5 (socks are requested). The TapBox will be pouring beer and there will be food by Yippie Trippie & The PorkStars and Southern Delight Catering & Events. Basketball courts will be set up and there will be ping-pong, chess, hula hoops, and more. 7-9 PM.

Ice cream news from the Peabody: has a good blog post on what it’s like to be the official weather partner for Memphis in May and what goes on behind the scenes when bad weather threatens.

Belz Museum will have free showings of the movie Monuments Men today at 12:30 and 2:30. Sunday’s movie will be Bride and Prejudice. Admission to both movies is free and both are rated PG-13.

The Redbirds are having a special version of their All-You-Can-Eat Thursday on June 15. The price will be $20 all-inclusive for any field box, dugout, or club level seat. The ticket gets you not only the seat, but you can walk up to any concessions vendor and order hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and cheese, popcorn, and small drinks at no additional cost.

Memphis magazine is hiring an account executive.

Normally I recommend Downtown businesses on this blog, but if you need a dry cleaner, drive out to Mercury Valet on Madison in Midtown. Although they were without power all week and therefore closed, the owner paid his employees anyway. Truly one of the good guys.

I can’t come up with a comment any better than this one to describe my reaction to Trump pulling the United States out of the Paris Accord:

That’s it for this post. Back tomorrow with more news.