Thursday update: Plunge to Expunge tomorrow and more news

It’s hard to get a job when you have a criminal conviction on your record. On the other hand, it’s hard to pay the expungement fee for the conviction when you don’t have a job. It’s a catch-22. Come out to Memphis Made Brewing, 768 S. Cooper, tomorrow evening, Friday, August 18 from 4 to 10 PM, and dunk local celebrities in the dunk tank to raise money for the Clean the Slate Fund. The event is organized by Just City and Memphis Made. Taking the Plunge to Expunge are celebrity dunkees Katrina Coleman, Geoff Calkins, Reginald Milton, Steve Mulroy, and Stacy Spencer. The Hot & Heavy Dogs food truck will be on site if you get hungry. Follow @JustCity901 on Twitter for more news about this event.

Don’t wear out your throwing arm at Plunge to Expunge on Friday, though, because there will be a dunk tank to raise money for St.Jude at Monroe Avenue Fest on Sunday.

Another opportunity to lend a helping hand:

All-You-Can-Eat Night returns to AutoZone Park tonight, with a special ticket that gets you a buffet of tacos and all the toppings, as well as hot dogs, sides, and one bottled water or Coca-Cola per person. DJ Epic will be back performing beginning at 6:00. As always on Thursday, there are $2 select Thirsty Thursday select drafts, and college students can get a $5 left field bluff ticket with ID. Opponent is Nashville with first pitch at 7:05.

There’s even more reason to dress up as Elvis or Priscilla and come to the Stumblin’ Elvis pub crawl that begins at 7 at the Flying Saucer this Saturday. Best costume wins a gas card and hotel fare for a trip to Nashville and a VIP tour of Yazoo Brewery. Come support this fine cause… well, actually Stumblin’ E isn’t for charity this year, but the consumption of beer and alcohol is a mighty fine cause on its own.

If you’re into history this is a great account to follow:

The railroad underpass on G.E. Patterson between Front and Main is about to undergo improvements to connect the future Central Station neighborhood with the soon-to-open Downtown Malco theater. The MBJ has a slideshow.

The band Widespread Panic, through its Tunes for Tots Foundation, donated more than $175,000 to purchase musical instruments for two Shelby Country high schools.

Off to work. I have a four-day weekend ahead of me once I get today done. I may do another post at lunchtime, so check back.