A team has been selected to create the I Am A Man plaza to be constructed next to Clayborn Temple. The plaza will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Memphis Sanitation Workers strike and the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and will be complete by April 2018.
Memphis Pets Alive! is out of cat supplies. Can you help? Here’s their Amazon wish list.
The Downtown Memphis Commission’s CCRFC granted a tax break today who wants to redevelop The Edge District, including a $70 million project bringing apartments to 400 Monroe on the site of the Wonder Bread Bakery, as well as a $6 million parking garage. The proposal will now go to the City Council for approval.
You can help beautify Downtown later this month with a Paint the Block Party August 23-25. Artist Siphne Aaye will lead the effort to paint a mural on the wall securing the 100 N. Main building. 4-6 PM and 6-8 PM shifts are available Wednesday, August 23, Thursday, August 24, and Friday, August 25. On the 25th there will be a party to celebrate the mural’s completion.
There’s a big songwriter night at South Main Sounds this Friday, August 11 from 7 ti 9 PM. Ben Rocky Tallent who ran sound in South Main Sounds’ early shows will play, with newcomer Manzy Lowry from Texas. Australian Katrina Burgoyne, currently residing in Nashville, will perform too, as will regular Evan Farris. It will be a great night of original music.
FreeWorld will have its 30th anniversary CD release weekend October 13-15. On Friday October 13 they’ll perform at the Levitt Shell 7-8:30 PM. Saturday the 14th they’ll be at The Bluff on the Highland Strip 10 PM-2 AM with special guests Chinese Connection Dub Embassy. Sunday night they’ll be Downtown for their usual Blues City Cafe gig 9:30 PM-1:30 AM. Make sure to purchase a copy of the CD at one of these shows. The CD has a download card so you can download the music to your electronig devices.
Bleu has announced Chef Ana’s August wine dinner hosted by Bobby Maupin of West Tennessee Crown Distributors. It will be Thursday, August 24 6-9 PM. $60 plus tax and gratuity with free 3 hour valet parking. Ingredients from four of the five courses will be sourced from local producers in Tennessee and Arkansas.
Here’s the official Facebook event listing for the Breakaway-Bardog 5K and Monroe Avenue Fest. Let your friends know you are going.
Newsy day. Happy hour location for after work to be determined but I’ll be out somewhere. Back tomorrow with more.