Saturday update

The 38th annual Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race is today from 10 AM to 3 PM, happening on Mud Island. Well, technically the race happens in the water around Mud Island. You get what I mean.

Makeda’s Cookies at 488 S. Second is hosting A Taste of Makeda’s this afternoon from 1 to 4. They’re debuting a new menu and they want you to stop by and taste what they’ve got.

Tonight is Margaritaville Night at the Redbirds. First 1000 people in the gate receive leis. There will be live Jimmy Buffett cover music, and Hawaiian shirts are encouraged. First pitch 6:35. Following the game there will be fireworks set to Buffett’s music.

YouTube sensations The Hodgetwins come to the Halloran Centre tonight. The comedy duo takes the stage at 8 PM. Tickets are $25-50 and the $50 VIP ticket includes a meet and greet.

Amber King and Leroy Clay’s All-Stars perform classic and modern rock tonight at 8 at the Center for Southern Folklore. This is an all-ages show. $7 cover.

The Cousins Maine Lobster truck will be Downtown today. It will be parked outside the Cannon Center from noon to 7.

The Rusty Pieces play the Blind Bear tonight at 10.

What I learned watching TV yesterday: Toe wrestling is a thing. We’re running out of ideas here, people. If Rahul is wearing a championship belt when he works the door at Blind Bear tonight, now you know why.

Useful: Which condiments need to be refrigerated

K.E.L.L.Y. Boutique invites you to check out their men’s collection in their June Pop-Up Shop at Puck Food Hall at 409 South Main.

Pig steals 18 beers from campers, gets drunk and picks fight with cow. This pig needs to be the Moody Ques mascot. No we would not put him on the smoker.

If you want to support local farms while eating well this month, check out Claybrook Farms’ June bundle. For $150 you get four 12 ounce ribeyes, two 8 ounce filets, four flat-iron steaks, one 16 ounce flank steak, one 9 ounce skirt steak, and four 1.5 pound packs of ground beef. Perfect for grilling and over a $30 savings.

The date for National Night Out, the night when neighbors come together with the police who keep them safe, has  changed. Formerly the first Tuesday in August, this year the event will happen on October 1. This is a good move since many NNO events are outdoors, and the weather is much more cooperative at the new, later date.

Memphis Gospel Fest will happen tomorrow afternoon in Robert Church Park on Beale east of Fourth.

Spray cheese, maraschino cherries, and pimiento-stuffed olives are some foods that could qualify stores to accept food stamps under relaxed regulations. But wait, before you start cussing those darn socialists like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, they didn’t do it. The relaxed regulations came from the Trump administration. Thanks Trump!

That’ll do it for this post. Off to Bardog to start my Saturday. Back tomorrow with more news.