Saturday update: Margarita Fest coming Downtown

The Memphis Flyer’s Margarita Fest is coming Downtown this year! The tequila-fueled celebration will take place from 3 to 6 PM Saturday, May 11 at Fourth Bluff on the River. Admission gets you samples of margaritas from 15 of Memphis’ best restaurants, as well as live entertainment. There will also be a cash bar where you can buy full-sized drinks. This is a 21+ event. Buy early bird tickets here ($37.36 with fees). Proceeds benefit Volunteer Memphis.

Zac Brown Band brings the “Down the Rabbit Hole Live” tour to FedExForum this evening.

Rain, rain, go away! The predicted inclement weather has caused the Redbirds to cancel their Fan Fest that was to be held today at AutoZone Park. That sucks but you can’t fault them for wanting to keep their players, fans and staff safe.

Catherine & Mary’s, the Andrew Ticer/Michael Hudman restaurant in the Chisca, is once again hiring.

For those of you who are confused by the “link in our bio to apply” thing, here’s the link. Restaurants: Don’t do “link in our bio!” Use to shorten the link and post it directly in the tweet.

More job news: The Memphis Restaurant Association recently sent out its monthly newsletter, and if you scroll down for a bit you will see that there is a concierge position open at the Orpheum’s Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts. This position would be mostly nights and weekends, and would involve front desk duties as well as event support.

Pirates of Penzance and other favorites from Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas will be performed live on stage tonight.

ArtsFest happens at the Halloran Centre tomorrow:

Bill Maher returns to the Orpheum Friday, October 4. Tickets will go on sale this coming Friday at 10 AM.

For those of you who plan on going to some Redbirds games this season, there are a Triple-A rule changes you should know about:

  • Extra innings will start with a runner on second base for each team.
  • Barring injury, a pitcher must pitch to at least 3 batters before he can be taken out of the game.
  • There is a limit of 5 mound visits. An additional mound visit will be granted for each extra inning.

The U of M’s Greg Gaston makes a point worth remembering:

Memphis continues to be the class act of the state. Not that the Vols aren’t good at anything… I bet if BBQ Fest added a “possum” category, Vol fans and alumni would dominate.

Cheers to Downtown employer ServiceMaster on being a good corporate citizen. Employees spent a day this week beautifying campuses of Shelby County Schools.

Memphis 901 FC took a loss to the New York Red Bulls last night. Complete game stats here.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s 4th at the Cannon Center today and tomorrow.

Stay safe from the rain this afternoon, and if you plan to be out all day pack a jacket – it’s warm outside right now, but the low tonight will be 39. Back tomorrow with more news.