Sorry this is late getting up. Had server problems for a couple of hours.
There was a big FedExForum announcement yesterday. KISS is touring one last time before they call it a career (didn’t they have a farewell tour like 17 years ago?) and they’re making a stop at FedExForum. End of the World Tour
comes to the Forum on Saturday, February 23.
Highly successful Memphis Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp, in two seasons the winner of two PCL championships, a Triple-A National Championships, and two Manager of the Year Awards, is the Redbirds’ manager no more. The Redbirds’ parent organization the St. Louis Cardinals have hired him as their first-base coach. Congratulations Stubby and thank you for two exciting years of winning!
The DMC has posted an outstanding Downtown for Everyone
video on YouTube that is well worth a watch. If you’re thinking about visiting, moving to, or investing in Downtown Memphis, this video is for you.
In other DMC news, StyleBlueprint has an interview
with DMC president Jennifer Oswalt.
The Grizzlies host the Washington Wizards tonight at 7. Oh, is that the team that Dwight Howard plays on now? Seems like he plays musical chairs with teams every year. Glad the Grizzlies have had the good sense not to touch him. Free Grizzlies magnet schedule by Pinnacle Financial to all fans in attendance.
Memphis Made Brewing Co. will host Board Game Night featuring Nexus
in their taproom Thursday night from 7 to 10. If you don’t know how to play a game, they will teach you. 5 Minute Marvel, Rick and Morty Anatomy Park, Azul, Divinity Derby, Scott Pilgrim, Clank! In! Space!, 7 Wonders, Catan, Smash Up, Lotus, Photosynthesis, and Boss Monster will be among the games they will have.
Cordelia’s Market is hosting a new event called Wings and Football
every Sunday. Come grab some wings and a beer from Cordelia’s taproom, and watch some football on the market’s north porch.
FreeWorld plays the Dirty Crow Inn this Saturday from 8 to 11.
Early voting ends Thursday. Here’s a list of Shelby County early voting locations. When you early vote, you can vote at any location.
Bardog Tavern is looking for a night server to join their team. Their tweet didn’t say how to apply, but standard practice is to apply in person before 2 and 4 PM on a weekday.
The Memphis Grilled Cheese Fest is this Sunday at the Hi-Tone. Holly has 10 things you should know.
Tin Roof hosts The Purple Madness: The Prince Tribute on December 6.
The 2018 Distracted Driving Superhero 5K happens at AutoZone Park at 9 AM on Saturday, November 10. You’re encouraged to run in your favorite superhero costume as part of the theme of “Be a Hero, Don’t Text and Drive!” Register for the race here.
Apologies to the River Rat Rounders for missing last night’s poker game at Silly Goose… been dealing with some health issues and just didn’t feel like being out that late. I definitely plan on being back soon.
In the news: Trump wants to sign an executive order to end birthright citizenship. Now, I’m not taking a position here on birthright citizenship one way or another. My problem with this is, the president of the United States thinks he can sign an executive order to overturn a Constitutional Amendment (the 14th). That’s not how it works! Pretty sure the courts would strike down the order immediately, but if he’s allowed to get away with it, what’s stopping him from issuing an order nullifying the 22nd Amendment (president is limited to two terms)?
That’s it for now. Back tomorrow.