Monday update

The finishing touches have been put on the Peabody Place part of the Great Streets project. Tomorrow night, Tuesday, June 27, there will be a party on Peabody Place at Main Street from 5 to 9 PM to celebrate. Chinese Connection Dub Embassy will perform live. You can get your photo made in the Amurica photo booth. MEMPopS will be there selling sweet frozen treats. Adjacent restaurants and bars will have specials, and there will be remarks from project sponsors. This is a free event, open to the public.

The Redbirds return to town tonight, facing Oklahoma City at AutoZone Park. 7:05 first pitch.

The Children’s Museum of Memphis will host Stroll with the Trolls Saturday, August 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Last year’s Trolls movie will come to life. You’ll be able to meet some of your favorite Trolls and get photos with them. There will be a Doodle Bugs Arts and Crafts Studio, and you can design hair extensions to match the color of your favorite Troll’s hair. Themed face painting and balloons as well. Tickets $3 members/$18 non-members in advance, or $5 members/$20 non-members at the door.

Celebrate Canada Day at Kooky Canuck this Saturday, July 1. There will be $1.50 Molson Canadian draft, and specials on Canadian food all day. Customers are encouraged to wear their Canadian colors. There are 32 Canadian whiskies at the bar. This is an especially big celebration for Canada Day this year, because it will be Canada’s 150th birthday.

The Center for Southern Folklore has CDs – four of them in all – of Beatles songs covered by great Memphis artists including John Kilzer, The Memphis All-Stars, and Kevin Paige. Get them here.

Miss Cordelia’s will have live music by Jamie Baker tonight from 5 to 8 with Stanley’s Sweet Street Treat and MEMPopS parked outside. $1 off all draft pints.

Marc Gasol makes enough money to send people to the grocery store to do his shopping for him. But instead, he chooses to grow his own food. Very cool.

Captain Underpants (see yesterday’s first post if you don’t get the reference) will become the first president in almost 20 years to not host a Ramadan dinner.

I didn’t get a chance to hang out on the new Peabody Place promenade this past weekend, so I think I will head down there after work. Back tomorrow with more news.