Friday update

If you’re Downtown for lunch you’ve got a few extra options this Friday. Sushi Jimmi, El Mero Taco, MemPOPS and Awesome Dogs will be on the FedExForum plaza for Food Truck Friday along with a DJ, the Grizz Girls and the Claw Crew.

Rizzo’s at South Main and Huling is collecting school supplies for our local Downtown Elementary School through the 11th. Needed items are wide ruled paper, Ticonderoga #2 pencils, watercolor markers, Fiskars scissors, non-spiral composition books, pocket folders (no brands), copy paper, black dry erase markers, paper towels, hand sanitizers, Kleenex, and backpacks.

Congratulations to Lee Harris in his victory in the county mayor election yesterday. Also congratulations to Tami Sawyer on her win in the District 7 County Commission race. It’s time for fresh faces and new ideas in county government.

The Dirty Crow Inn is hiring prep cooks. Come in and apply between 2 and 4 PM Monday through Friday. The Crow is at the corner of Crump and Kentucky.

The Grizzlies are getting new jerseys and a new court. The Memphis Business Journal has a slideshow.

There will be a Back to School Edition of Sunset Skate this evening at the pop-up park at Beale Street Landing from 7:30 to 9. Free skate rental and free school supplies (while supplies last). There will be a DJ, food trucks, and a Memphis Roller Derby demonstration. The GrizzFit crew will be there to assist with skates.

Maze featuring Frankie Beverley with special guest Regina Belle play the Orpheum tonight at 8. One other Orpheum note – tomorrow night’s show, Vishal & Shekar Live in Concert, has been canceled.

This Saturday at 11 AM on local TV station CW30, there will be a special edition of Classic Memphis Wrestling, remembering the life of Brian Christopher Lawler. Lawler passed away this week at age 46. He wrestled under the stage names of “Too Sexy” Brian Christopher and Grandmaster Sexay.

Roll into Watermelons is the theme at this Saturday’s Memphis Farmers Market. Watermelons get their name from being 98% water. They’re rich in vitamins A and C, magnesium, and potassium. The Market folks posted their favorite roasted watermelon seed recipe.  Operation Heart, a group of UT Health Sciences students, will be at the Market from 8 until 12 to talk about the risks of cardiovascular disease and how to prevent it. Live music all day long. The Market runs from 8 AM to 1 PM every Saturday under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.

Elvis Week is right around the corner. If you want a look at Elvis Week from the perspective of someone who is an active participant, check out this Deena’s Days post recapping Elvis Week of last year. Deena is a former Memphian who now lives in Baltimore.

This year Elvis Week is going to be a particularly big celebration because it is the 50th anniversary of the ’68 Comeback Special.

Meeting some friends for 25 cent martini lunch at Felicia Suzanne Restaurant. Back tomorrow with more news.