Wow, weird dream last night. I dreamed that I walked into a group of people, and they seemed nice and I started hanging out with them – until I realized they were a cult and were trying to indoctrinate me. I had to run for the hills – literally, in my dream there were steep hills – to get away. At the top of a hill I saw a highway overpass and knew if I could make it there, I’d be OK. I woke up before I got there though.
The Grizzlies are back at home at FedExForum tonight, hosting the New Zealand Sky Sport Breakers at 7. This game will be interesting because R. J. Hampton, a top prospect from the high school graduating class of 2019, chose to play overseas professionally rather than go to college and be a one-and-done, and he is playing for New Zealand.
There will be a so-called secret show of comedy downstairs at the Downtown Local Gastropub tomorrow night at 8. It’s hosted by the Comma Comedians, who have done a lot of shows out at the Memphis Made taproom in the past.
As your #1 source of news and information about The Edge District, it’s my pleasure to tell you that BOXLOT, the group of shops in the space next to the former Kudzu’s, will be celebrating National Sneaker Day tomorrow, October 9, from 4 to 8. Shops Majik & Co. and Kickspins will have fresh new sneakers for sale. You’ll be able to chat with other sneaker-heads and shoot some hopes. Featured at this event: DJ A.O., Joseph Boyd, Sneakfest, Rough Feathers Apparel, HEROS Footwear, Basketball Freeplay, El Mero & Cousins Maine Lobster Food Trucks, and a Fresh Kicks Contest.
Bass Pro is having a cornhole competition as part of its Flocktoberfest fall celebration this Saturday 9 AM to noon. First place team gets $500 cash and each member gets a night’s stay at Big Cypress Lodge. There are $200 and $100 Bass Pro gift cards for the second and third place teams.
Memphis Made will host a dog parade and costume contest on Halloween at 6 PM. It will be followed by Trick or Trivia and there will be candy and beer for the humans.
Another dog event: Harbor Town Dog Day will happen Sunday, November 10. Doggy Palooza, live music, games, vendors, food, beverages. Proceeds raised will benefit the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County.
Daily Memphian New Eats column: Let It Fly. Normally I wouldn’t care about mentioning a sports bar in Germantown, but Mike Miller owns it. The Tigers assistant coach is passionate about the restaurant and is active in its management and direction.
That’s it for now. Off to work. Back tomorrow with more news.