Tuesday update #1

Got news on two events coming up hosted by Historical Haunts. This Friday, September 15, a 2 1/2 hour haunted pub crawl will depart from 546 S. Main. You’ll have spirits with the spirits as you explore two Memphis traditions: ghost stories and alcohol. A real paranormal investigator will lead the crawl, with historical tales and current paranormal experiences. There will be three stops on the crawl – the stops are not listed, but I’d be very surprised if one of them was not Earnestine & Hazel’s. The tour is for ages 21 and up and costs $20, drinks not included. Space is limited so please sign up in advance on the Historical Haunts website.

Haunted Happenings will, um, happen at the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum Friday, October 27 from 6 to 10 PM. Spectral docents will lead you through the haunted halls as the dead awaken for one night only. Hear the stories of the past and meet the families that started it all. There will be turn of the century Halloween treats, gypsies reading your fortune, and a live paranormal investigation. Come in costume if you choose, but no full face masks are allowed. $25 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under.

I wonder if the person who designed Denny’s new mascot is the same person who thought of the Tennessee Vols’ trash can.

The Jesus and Mary Chain with Mark Crozer and the Rels are coming to the New Daisy Friday, November 10.

Memphis magazine has a good article about Catherine & Mary’s, the Hudman/Ticer restaurant in the ground floor of the Chisca.

Looking for something different to do in your lunch hour? Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13, Elmwood Cemetery will present Voices of Yellow Fever: A Performance in the Lord’s Chapel from noon to 1. The Elmwood Players will present a first-person look at what life was like in Memphis in the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. $20 to attend and lunch is served with this event. Registration is required; call 901-774-3212 to register.

WREG Live at 9 interviewed a Memphian who escaped Hurricane Irma, leaving his condo in Fort Myers. You may have heard of the person who was interviewed: Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Tonya Dyson and T.O. Crivens play a free show at The Front Porch Friday 6 to 9.

More news coming at lunchtime, so check back.