Well, last night sucked. Geoff Calkins of the DM accurately summarized what happened in a subscribers-only story: The Tigers were forced to start what was effectively a fourth-string quarterback. They had no chance. They fell to UCF on the road, 24-7. Memphis falls to 4-4 and needs to win two of its remaining four games to become bowl-eligible. That’s not going to be easy with SMU and Houston on the slate.
If there’s a bright side for Memphis, it’s that next week is a bye week. QB Seth Henigan has an extra week to heal from injury, and the rest of the Tigers have an extra week to watch film or trick-or-treat or whatever they do with their downtime.
I watched the game at the Blind Bear, where there was a burlesque show going on. Meh. Those shows and the Thursday night drag shows are not my cup of tea. That said, I have to admit the crowd was way into the Albert King Jr. house band that was playing. I’ll be back up there for the Mario Monterosso Quartet tonight. They are fantastic.
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The Moxy Memphis hotel will host a hydration station by Elite Total Wellness Sunday, October 31 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Hung over from Saturday night Halloween parties? Elite’s intravenous treatment will have you feeling as good as new in minutes. Treatments start at $75, and they’ll give you a complimentary mimosa to sip while they work their magic.
Yelp recently named Earnestine & Hazel’s one of the top haunted spots in America. I almost went down there after discovering last-minute Charvey was playing there last night, but due to a certain bartender forcing a shot of Rumple Minze on me, I decided it was too far to walk. E&H proprietors, you gotta let a brother know farther in advance what’s going on at your place!
A Memphis police office thwarted a knife attack Thursday at Second and Poplar.
RiverArtsFest kicks off today. I plan on spending the majority of the day tomorrow there.
Kane Brown’s Blessed & Free Tour, along with Jordan Davis and Restless Road, makes a stop at FedExForum tonight.
There’s an art auction at the Metal Museum today. It’s part of their annual Repair Days event.
Jerry Patton plays Jerry Lee Lewis’ cafe on Beale today at 5.
Memphis 901 FC has an away match tonight at 6:30 vs. Louisville FC. The soccer club has already clinched a playoff berth and hopes to tighten its grip on the 3 seed in the Central Division with a win tonight.
The Grizzlies are on the road as well, battling the L.A. Clippers tonight at 9:30. You can watch on Bally Sports Southeast (831 on Xfinity).
South Main Sounds has a show tonight at 7. Debuting on the stage there will be Memphian Madaline Collins and Dallas native Justin White. St. Louis-based Andre Ryan will make his return tonight as well.
Memphis Spine & Sport is hosting a Hallo-Woof Dog Costume Photo Event today from 2 to 4. Cost is $15 per dog and photos will be emailed to the owners. Proceeds benefit HappiDog Animal Rescue.
An event called Sapphire Soul Care will take place at the urban garden at 580 N. Fourth St. today from 1 to 4. A session of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness will be led by Sapphire Yogi Jackie O. $15 to attend, free for children. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. YOGA!
There will be a Pop N Pink Sip & Shop with 40 vendors at 325 Wagner Place this afternoon.
Farmers Market and Bardog are first on my agenda today. Back tomorrow with more news.