We have a big, big day coming up in Downtown Memphis. Things kick off with the Beale Street St. Patrick’s Day parade, with a special start time of noon. This is a family-friendly event (but of course, there are adult beverages), with plenty of opportunity to catch beads and candy thrown from floats. The parade should last about an hour. Try not to get hit on the head by a cabbage.
The Memphis Tigers have earned the right to play at FedExForum at 2 this afternoon. Yesterday they showed their full potential, blowing out UCF and shutting down 7’6″ center Tacko Fall. Today the Tigers face Houston in the AAC semifinals, ranked #11 by AP and having lost only 2 games all season.
There’s a celebration at Earnestine & Hazel’s upstairs bar tonight at 6. It’s Nate’s 27th anniversary of his first weekend behind the bar, and many of his regulars plan to be there.
USL team Memphis 901 FC is once again at home tonight, playing Loudoun at 7 PM. The Bluff City Mafia will be pre-gaming at the Brass Door starting around 3, 4 PM.
The 1836 Mageveney House, at 198 Adams, will be open Fridays during Lent 11 AM-2 PM for tours.
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The Flying Saucer will have a St. Patrick’s celebration this afternoon beginning at 4. Bagpipers will kick things off, followed by DJ Superman. There will be Irish food specials. On tap: Terrapin Irish Buh Bye, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Wicked Weed Bourbon Barrel French Toast Stout.
Random thing I learned yesterday: There’s a psychiatrist in Downtown Memphis now. Downtown Psychiatric Services is at 364 S. Front. Man, that would be a tough job, having to hear about all the Downtown drama.
There’s now a Facebook event listing for the Comeback Coffee grand opening on the 29th in the Pinch.
That’s it for now. Time to head to Beale and grab a Big Ass Beer. Later today I plan on being at Nate’s party.