Thursday update

Rebirth Brass Band headlines the Get Loud! concert series tonight at Handy Park, corner of Beale and B.B. King Blvd. This is a free show starting at 6 PM. Chinese Connection Dub Embassy will open.

Dream Girls is the movie of the week in the DNA’s Spring (now Summer) Movie Series. They’ll show the free movie at Greenbelt Park on Mud Island. There will be food trucks if you get hungry, or you can pre-game at Mud Island restaurants. People will gather at 7:30 and the movie will start at 8.

Edible Memphis has a lot of great info and photos of Crazy Gander Coffee Co. on its Facebook page. Crazy Gander is a new coffee shop at 150 Madison, next door to the Brass Door.

The DM put the spotlight on Uptown’s Malone Park development recently, where it’s easy to get to know your neighbors. Parking is in the back of the homes so they can be closer together, unimpeded by driveways. Malone Park is bounded by N. Main St., Saffarans Ave., and N. Second St.

The U.S. Women’s National Team group draw schedule for the Tokyo Olympics has been announced. If you want to watch the matches live, I suggest you brew some coffee.

  • Wednesday, July 21 vs. Sweden, 3:30 AM
  • Saturday, July 24 vs. New Zealand, 6:30 AM
  • Tuesday, July 27 vs. Australia, 3:00 AM

Nice of the schedulers to let us sleep late before that Saturday game. Much of the Olympics will be shown on Peacock Premium. Xfinity subscribers, remember, Peacock Premium is included in your subscription. You just need to create an account and verify you are an Xfinity customer.

StyleBlueprint has 12 must-try dishes in Memphis. Downtown restaurants Edge Alley, Majestic Grille, and Paulette’s made the list, as did our friends out on Broad Avenue SALT | SOY.

Software pioneer John McAfee, creator of McAfee Antivirus, was found dead in his prison cell. McAfee was imprisoned in Spain but was to be extradited to the U.S. to face all kinds of charges of financial mischief.

Tug’s Casual Grill will have a special menu for the July 4 holiday Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of next weekend.

Places to score some free booze at South Main Trolley Night this Friday:

  • South Main Hemp (wine and beer, plus a prize drawing)
  • Paper & Clay (Ghost River beer)
  • Sue Layman Designs (wine)

Free kayaking tonight!

Service and hospitality workers: $1000 grants are still available if you can show you were financially impacted by COVID-related work shutdowns between March 20 and December 31 of last year. The grants are offered by the Memphis Urban League and there’s still $1.7 million waiting to be distributed. It’s free money, so you might as well grab it if you qualify.

Don’t forget that Irish dance performance Celtic Throne is at the Orpheum tonight.

That’s it for today. The days of pleasant low temperatures and dew points are over and we’re back to humid and muggy. Back tomorrow with more news.