Marc Gasol is back on TV tonight as he and the Toronto Raptors take on the Golden State Warriors at 7 on ABC. Toronto holds a 1-0 lead in the 7-game series.
Gasol isn’t the only former Grizzly on the Raptors, however. ESPN has an article on how Kyle Lowry, drafted by Grizzlies in 2006, became the last man standing for Toronto. Gasol, Kawhi Leonard, and rising star Pascal Siakam may garner more attention, but Lowry is the glue that holds the team together.
For those of you who are fellow Razorback fans, Arkansas’ baseball team plays the winner of Central Connecticut vs. TCU tonight at 8 PM. It’s double-elimination and Arkansas is the only team in the Fayetteville Regional not to have lost yet. If Arkansas wins tonight, they advance to the Super Regionals. If Arkansas loses tonight, they play tonight’s opponent again tomorrow, with the winner of that game going to the Super Regionals.
Here’s an interactive bracket. Hmmm interesting… if the Hogs make the Super Regionals, their most likely opponent will be Ole Miss, although it could be Clemson or Jacksonville State.
The Flying Saucer had this to say about their newest burger experiment:
Meet the Gunslinger, our newest burger battle feature! Smoked cream cheese, mango pico, fried avocado, and a tequila lime aioli sit on top of this delicious chorizo patty! It won’t last long, so get in here and try it with your favorite draft today!
That sounds amazing. I may have to get by there and try a Gunslinger today.
Memphis 901 FC’s game at Saint Louis FC last night had to be postponed as storms and lightning moved through.
The folks at Wiseacre had some words about the groundbreaking of Wiseacre 2, their new Downtown brewery and taproom.
The Orpheum has revealed the lineup for its Halloran Centre On Stage series. There will be a 12-part Music Series, a 3-part Theatre Series, a 5-part Songwriter Series, and an Orchestra Unplugged symphony series.
For those looking to eat healthy, here’s an interesting idea: meatball subs with bell peppers in the place of bread
Springboard Memphis is having a Band & Brew Bar Crawl today. Come hear emerging artists at four Beale Street venues: B.B. King’s, Rum Boogie, Blues Hall, and Blues City Cafe. These artists have been through a Band Bootcamp this weekend, with industry leaders giving them the tools they need to navigate the path to success.
The musical Anastasia will play the Orpheum this coming week, June 4-9.
Downtown Memphis ranked #22 in MSN Money’s list of affordable downtowns to live in. They got our zip code wrong though. Little Rock made it into the top ten, with a median rent of only $836. Number one? Billings, Montana. Billings is beautiful, no doubt, but a bit small and cold for my taste.
The Accessories play a 5 PM show at The Dirty Crow Inn today.
The Barkers Brunch Artist Market will be at Wiseacre (the original location on Broad) from noon to 6. 10% of the proceeds from all works sold at the market will benefit Streetdog Foundation, an organization that finds homes for dogs who would likely otherwise die on the streets or in the shelter. Participating vendors include
The Button Brigade
Paper & Clay
Question the Answer
Heart Over Hand
Lindsey Glenn Design
Denim by LLA
Andrew Cabigao provides the tunes at brunch at Sunrise this morning from 10 to 1.
Cadie Calhoun will have an album release party at Silky’s on Beale this afternoon. She and John Stone will perform 3-7.
Likely Grizzlies draftee Ja Morant is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery and will take 3-4 weeks to recover. This has opened the door to speculation that the Grizzlies might take R.J. Barrett and let Morant slide to the Knicks at number 3. Pera, Levien, Tayshaun, Grizzlies front office… please don’t screw this up! And for heaven’s sake, no one say, “Hey Chris, what do you think?”
That’ll do it for now… it’s brunch time. Back tomorrow with more news.