Friday update: 8-bit Mike Conley and more news

Tonight is a big night with the Grizzlies, and not because they’re going to, you know, win a game or anything. It’s a big night because it’s Video Game Night and the first 5000 fans in the arena get an 8-bit Mike Conley.

7 PM tip-off vs. the Denver Nuggets.

Half Pints for Half Pints, benefiting the PTA of Cooper-Young’s Peabody Elementary, happens tomorrow night at Memphis Made from 7 to 10. In addition to Memphis Made beer, you get food from Central BBQ, Sweetgrass, Aldo’s, Mulan and Celtic Crossing. DJ Zac Ives from Goner Records will be supplying the music, and there will be a silent auction.

Christian music tour Winter Jam plays FedExForum tomorrow night. Tour founders NewSong will perform, as will Skillet, Kari Jobe with Cody Carnes, Building 429, KB, and Jordan Feliz. There will be a Pre-Jam Party featuring Dan Bremnes, Mallery Hope, and Westover. There will be a gospel presentation by evangelist Nick Hall and a comedy session by comedian John Crist. $15, pay at the door, no ticketing. How are they paying all these artists for only $15 a head? I mean, I understand they do it for their love of Jesus, but paying the electric bill and buying food are nice too.

Guitarist Raul Midón will be on stage at the Halloran Centre tonight. This highly-acclaimed guitarist has influences in flamenco and jazz.

Phillip Beasley, Pls Pls Me, Kyle Bailey and Marcella René Simien play South Main Songwriter Night #79 at South Main Sounds, 550 S. Main, tonight at 7 PM.

Lifehacker is full of good stuff today. You can now watch UFC pay-per-view fights through Amazon. Very useful if you aren’t a cable subscriber and don’t want to go to a bar showing the PPV on the big screen.

Also linked from Lifehacker: Is it possible to homebrew beer in an Instant Pot?

Also from Lifehacker: How do I get out of an argument with an irrational person? This article may be useful if you know some of the same people I know.

President Trump tweeted this morning about “Alex” Baldwin and his “dieing” career. So nice to see him focused on the important things, and not worrying about minor details like Putin showing a video of what nuclear missiles hitting Florida would look like.

Sorry for no post yesterday but I was busy preparing for a second interview at a place I would really love to work for several reasons, one of which is that they have pie one day a week. Everyone keep your fingers crossed for me. Back tomorrow with more news.