Saturday update

The Grizzlies will play 7 games on national TV in the 2021-2022 season, the Daily Memphian reports. The dates are

  • Wednesday, October 27 at Portland, ESPN
  • Friday, January 14 vs. Dallas, ESPN
  • Monday, January 17 vs. Chicago, TNT (MLK Day game)
  • Wednesday, January 26 at San Antonio, ESPN
  • Wednesday, February 2 at New York, ESPN
  • Tuesday, March 8 vs. New Orleans, TNT
  • Wednesday, March 23 vs. Brooklyn, ESPN

Click through to the DM article for the full pre-season and regular season schedules as well as plenty of interesting analysis from Chris Herrington on key games and key home and away stretches.

The folks at the Green Beetle have decided to play it cautiously with regards to COVID-19. The restaurant will be closed all weekend long to provide time for a deep cleaning and for staff to get tested.

Former Grizzlies player Bonzi Wells (2004-2005) has been named head basketball coach at LeMoyne-Owen. Wells hosts a podcast called Let’s Get Technical with Memphis Tigers assistant Rasheed Wallace.

Today is the Beale Steet Artcrawl Festival. Here’s a Memphis Flyer article on what you can expect to find at the crawl.

It’s once again time for a Full Moon Kayak night tonight in Wolf River Harbor. Free 30-minute kayak rentals and a DJ.

I mentioned this earlier in the week but it’s worth mentioning again – it’s Raiford’s Day with free outdoor disco on the block of Second between Madison and Monroe.

The Brian Johnson Band plays Carolina Watershed today at 2.

Max Kaplan & The Magics play the Blind Bear tonight at 9. From the Facebook event description:

With a captivating frontman, soulful guitar leads, and a tight rhythm section, Memphis-based Max Kaplan has an exciting and original sound harkening back to the sonic landscape of funky Motown and Stax era soul, to the guitar-driven blues of the 1960’s.

Today is a big day for the folks who sit at the corner table at Max’s Sports Bar: It’s National Senior Citizens Day.

There were reports on Nextdoor of gunshots at Front and Butler last night between 10:30 and 11:00.

That’s it for today. The band at Blind Bear sounds interesting so that may be my plan for tonight.