Wednesday update

The Grizzlies came back to true form last night, beating the Minnesota T’wolves 124-96 to tie the first-round playoff series at 1 game each. Statistics site FiveThirtyEight now gives the Grizzlies a 59% chance of reaching the Western Conference semifinals.

Thanks to a federal court ruling, you no longer have to wear face masks when riding Lyft or Uber. Also, MATA bus and trolley riders no longer have to wear masks. You still have the option to wear one if you choose on all of those forms of transportation.

Memphis Police have released video of the suspects in the Beale Street shooting that happened early Sunday morning a week ago.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association has announced its monthly meeting for April at Withers Collection & Gallery, 333 Beale, Tuesday, April 26 at 5:30 PM. Carloyn Michael Banks with Tour of Possibilities will speak, and there will be free beer, wine, and food while it lasts.

The Porter-Leath Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival returns to the riverside between Union and Beale this Sunday, April 24 from 11 AM to 7 PM. Admission is free. The festival serves 17,000 pounds of crawfish and supports more than 40,000 local children and their families. There will be a 24-team gumbo cookoff and live music by FreeWorld and Hope Clayburn’s Soul Scrimmage.

There will be a Memphis Heritage Tour of South Point Grocery tomorrow from 6:00 to 7:30.

South Point Grocery will have music by Minnesota Mike from 5 to 7 on Trolley Night April 29.

Remembering James The Musical: The Life and Music of James Brown comes to the Halloran Centre July 30.

The Friday Night Stripes Memphis Tigers football spring scrimmage happens Friday at 7 PM at the Liberty Bowl. Admission and parking are free and players will sign autographs following the scrimmage.

A man was awarded $450,000 by a court because his company threw him an office birthday party after he expressly told them he didn’t want one. I’ll let you in on a secret: Many introverts HATE office birthday parties, both their own and co-workers’.

Earnestine & Hazel’s will be closed until 9:30 PM this Thursday, April 21, for a private party.

Big music weekend at Carolina Watershed:

  • Friday, April 22: Emorfik brings the Angry Shit Only Tour to the Watershed with Kaleidoscope, RaXx b2b DALE, and Obiscuithead
  • Saturday, April 23: UZ / The Decade Tour with DMVU, GuTTa KicK b2b Don Twan, Oh Losha, and Tryptamine b2b Delyrius.

Did these bands use a random band name generator?

No idea when the Fat Tuesday daiquiri bar at 8 S. Main will be open, but at least they have their sign up and lit now:

From ABC 24: The economic impact of the Grizzlies’ playoff run on Beale Street businesses is even greater this year since Memphis in May’s two biggest events, Music Fest and BBQ Fest, are temporarily relocating to Midtown for 2022.

People have been asking me: When is Beale Street Wine Race? Usually it’s the last Sunday in April, but Rajun Cajun has that date locked down this year. The website says Wine Race will happen in September.

It’s National Cheddar Fries Day, an appropriate day to celebrate that holiday considering what else is celebrated today. Huey’s and Flying Saucer both have good cheese fries.

Tickets for Grizzlies-Timberwolves playoff game 5 go on sale Thursday at 10 AM. Game time and promotions are not yet known.

Memphisippi Sounds play Blues on Beale tonight at 7. Free to attend.

The Memphis Kings Scooter Club has its annual Dead Elvis Rally this weekend. There will be meet & greets, local rides, skill events, and a raffle in which a scooter will be given away.

Comment for my fellow pro wrestling fans: Vince McMahon needs to drop “Vince” and change his name to just McMahon.

That’s it for now. We’re expecting rain showers today, so grab an umbrella. Back tomorrow with more news.

Tuesday update

Let’s go GRIZZLIES! Game 2 vs. Minnesota is tonight at 7:30 at FedExForum, televised nationally on NBAtv. We now have dates, times, and TV set for NBA playoff games through Sunday.

  • Game 3: at Minnesota, Thursday, April 21, 6:30 PM, TNT
  • Game 4: at Minnesota, Saturday, April 23, 9:00 PM, ESPN

Pop culture trivia with Velvetina returns to the Blind Bear tonight. It is apparently going to be an every-other-week thing. It’s fast-paced, a lot of fun, and there’s the opportunity to play bonus games. 7:30 is the start time.

In other trivia news, Flying Saucer is pushing back its trivia to 8:00 since the Grizzlies game starts at 7:30. They will only run one game this week as opposed to the usual two.

River City Records is holding a big celebration for Record Store Day this Saturday. Starting at 9 AM, they’ll give away a $50 River City Records gift certificate every hour, on the hour. At the end of the day, they’ll have a drawing for a three-day pass to Beale Street Music Fest, a $350 value.

Police towed a car that ran out of gas on the I-55 bridge to Metal Museum Drive. Its owner, who left to go get gas, objected strongly to police looking in her vehicle. At that point officers noticed the smell of weed. They searched and found 229 pounds of marijuana, $17,800 cash, and a ledger. It’s gonna be an unhappy 4/20 tomorrow for that woman and her customers.

P.J. Morton’s Watch the Sun Tour will come to the Cannon Center July 20.

Limited edition munchies in the form of cookie-style nachos and cookie dippers will arrive at Insomnia Cookies just in time for 4/20. The limited-edition items will be available only through the end of the day Sunday, 4/24.

Speaking of munchies, the Mexican Pizza returns to Taco Bell’s menu May 19. Loyalty program members will be able to get it two days earlier.

EnjoyAM Restaurant Group is looking to hire a Chef de Cuisine for Gray Canary.

117 Prime is hiring for an entry-level position. They posted the following to Facebook:

117 Prime is looking for Oyster Shuckers!  This position is perfect for anyone looking for their first restaurant job, someone hoping to move to the front of house from the kitchen, or who would like to begin the path of training as a bartender.  Our oyster game is STRONG at 117 Prime – we serve freshly harvested oysters from the Gulf Coast, East Coast, and West Coast, and our signature Seafood Towers are always sure to turn heads.  You’ll receive the best training in the city, and pay is hourly plus tip-out.
To apply, please send an email to or stop by in-person Tuesday through Thursday after 2 pm to set up an interview.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Feelin’ Memphis, the gift shop at 509 S. Main, has its very popular Memphis Skyline Candles back in stock.

Memphis magazine has rare color photos of the Russwood Park fire. Russwood Park was where the Double-A Memphis Chicks played their home games. It burned down in April 1960.

There will be a mimosa festival in Court Square Sunday, May 22.

The Redbirds are back in town today for a 6:05 game vs. the Omaha Storm Chasers. It’s Nacho Average Tuesday, so every ticket comes with a free order of ballpark nachos.

Tomorrow is a matinee game with an 11:05 AM first pitch. All field box and dugout seats will be $10. They’ll have a lunch special, their new double-smash cheeseburger with fries. Get it with a soft drink for $12 or a beer for $15.

The Memphis International Auto Show returns this weekend, to be held at the Renasant Convention Center. Admission is free.

Here’s a look at the growl towel for tonight’s game:

Today is National Amaretto Day.

The Memphis Tigers’ Jalen Duren has declared for the NBA draft. Unlike Lester Quinones and DeAndre Williams, this is not an exploratory move; Duren is a projected lottery pick and he’s gonna go make dat money.

My Morning Jacket plays the Orpheum tonight.

I’ll be out playing trivia and watching the Grizzlies game tonight. Back tomorrow with more news.

Sunday update

Look what Mendatius T. Roll found in his Easter basket! Trolls like foods that are the same color as their hair, so he was very happy.

The Minnesota Timberwolves rained down threes on Memphis yesterday afternoon, stealing the first game in the playoff series 130-117. The Grizzlies will need to come back strong in Game 2 at FedExForum, 7:30 PM Tuesday, on NBAtv. FiveThirtyEight’s updated NBA predictions now give the Grizzlies only a 44% chance of moving on to the Western Conference semis. It’s clear this will not be as easy as Memphis had hoped – if they win the series, it’s going to be like getting Wordle right on the 6th guess and the computer comments, “Phew.”

A man staying at the Hyatt Centric was robbed at knifepoint in the 6 PM hour Saturday. It’s unclear where exactly he was when robbed.

A man has been charged with DUI after backing into a police car on Gayoso Friday night. Police say he has multiple previous DUIs, and that he told them, “I’ve had a few drinks, but I’m not ****** up.” Dude. You have the right to remain silent.

Former Memphis Tigers Tyler Harris and Emoni Bates have entered the NBA transfer portal. A DM article notes that it wasn’t Harris’ choice to enter the portal; Penny is cleaning house and the staff asked him to move on. The same is likely true with Bates.

The Silly Goose’s spring and summer cocktail menu is up:

The winter cocktail menu proved quite popular. Only 4 of the cocktails – the Summer Daiquiri, Catching Smoke, Game Changer, and Crowd Favorite – are new to the menu.

Meme I saw on Facebook yesterday: “Things adults need to stop believing in”

  • The Tooth Fairy
  • The Easter Bunny
  • Santa Claus
  • “It’s Our Year” superimposed over the Tennessee Vols logo

A woman threw political flyers on the floor and chained herself to a basketball goal at yesterday’s Grizzlies game, causing the game to be temporarily stopped. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass and will appear in court tomorrow.

Happy Easter and I’ll be back tomorrow with more news.

Saturday update

Reminder: You cannot buy beer, wine, or liquor at grocery stores or liquor stores in Tennessee on Easter Sunday. If you plan to imbibe on the holiday, you need to go shopping today.

South Point Grocery has an Easter special going on this weekend – a pound of strawberries for 99 cents.

Little Bettie, the pizza kitchen inside Wisacre’s Downtown taproom, will switch to a “pizza by the slice” menu leading up to the 2:30 Grizzlies playoff game so they can serve more people faster. They’ll also have a special Playoff Parfait available.

The Majestic Grille has brought back a Friday favorite – the seafood flatbread. Loaded with Gulf shrimp, scallops, Atlantic salmon, mozzarella, red onion, and spinach in a garlic olive oil base, the flatbread is available every Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM. I know what my lunch plan for next Friday is!

The family of Tacquan Smith, the man killed in the Beale Street shooting has hired a lawyer and he held a press conference yesterday. It sounds like they are exploring whether a wrongful death suit against the operators of Beale Street would be appropriate. The lawyer noted that Beale Street security had gone home at 1 AM, hours before the street closed for the night. He said that if security had still been on duty at 2:20, the weapon that killed the victim would not have been on the street. The lawyer is also puzzled as to why the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has not been invited to look into the case.

Southern Avenue will sing the national anthem at this afternoon’s playoff game, and halftime will feature a performance by Red Panda. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

There will be watch parties for the Grizzlies’ away games Thursday and Saturday, April 21 and 23, in Fourth Bluff Park. They’ll give away Grizzlies koozies and sunglasses, and the Claw Crew, the Grizz Girls, and Grizzline will be there. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Downtown Memphis Commission is hiring a Development Project Manager.

The USFL season kicks off tonight. Does anybody really care? Next year, there will be two spring football leagues as XFL league play begins.

Today is National Eggs Benedict Day. Hmmm… let me take a minute or two to research where you can celebrate Downtown. Sage has a Salmon Benedict and a Crab Cakes Benedict… Automatic Slim’s has a Salmon Benedict, a Crab Cakes Benedict, and a BBQ Brisket Benedict… Majestic Grille has a traditional Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon and a Filet Mignon Benedict.

You can create a cookie for Easter at Butterific Bakery & Cafe today from noon to 5. The Cookie Monster will be there.

Get free photos with the Easter Bunny today 11 to 6 at Bass Pro at the Pyramid.

Easter weekend weather does not look good… rain all weekend with the temperature not even cracking 70 during the day and dropping below 50 at night. I’ll let you in on a secret though… rainy weekends are the best weekends to go out to restaurants and bars for brunch. Brunch, especially in the Downtown core, has turned into Amateur Night during the day since the pandemic restrictions were lifted. However, when it’s raining out brunch crowds tend to be just the locals.

I’ve got a long day ahead. Of course, I’m going to watch the Grizzlies at 2:30, of course, then at 7 I have a wedding celebration to attend. See you tomorrow and GO GRIZZLIES!

Friday update

A wallaby has escaped from the Memphis Zoo. Wednesday a creek running through the KangaZoo exhibit flooded, and zoo staff had to evacuate 22 kangaroos and 4 wallabies to a nearby animal hospital. When they did a headcount, they came up one wallaby short.

It’s possible the wallaby is somewhere in Overton Park, possibly in the creek system (they can swim). If you spot the wallaby, the zoo asks that you not approach it, because they are skittish, but note the time and location of the sighting and report it to 901-333-6500.

Follow the wallaby on Twitter at @MemphisWallaby.

Look for a special Memphis Grizzlies light show on Mighty Lights on the river bridges during the playoffs. The light show will happen every half hour following a moment of solidarity with Ukraine.

If you know anyone who is in need or homeless, please inform them: Brian Harris is hosting a community soul food Easter lunch from noon to 2 Sunday for them. It will be happening at the Hospitality HUB, 590 Washington. There will be smoked chicken, smothered pork chops, baked ham, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, spaghetti, green beans, corn on the cob, macaroni and cheese, yeast rolls, pound cake, peach cobbler, sodas and water. This event is being put together with help from Community Alliance for the Homeless, Room In the Inn – Memphis, MIFA, and the City of Memphis.

Save the date: There will be a crawfish boil from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Memphis Farmers Market Saturday, May 7. All proceeds will benefit the market.

In other crawfish news, Max’s Sports Bar will have its final crawfish and shrimp boil of the season tomorrow. The doors will open at 11, first batch will be ready at 12, sound on for the Grizzlies at 2:30.

The Grizzlies are having a Playoff Plaza Party today from 11 to 2 in front of FedExForum. There will be music, food trucks, and Grizzlies swag giveaways.

YOGA! Downtown Yoga is back at Grind City Brewing Co. Every Thursday at 5:30 they will hold a 45-minute Vinyasa class on Grind City’s beautiful lawn facing the river. $16 (or use your Downtown Yoga/Envision Memphis payment package). Participants 21 and up get $2 off their first beer after class. Bring a mat, towel, and water bottle, and they ask that you sign up for the class in advance.

There will be Blues on Beale, free concerts in Handy Park 7-9 PM, the third Wednesday of every month. Here’s the lineup:

  • April 20: Memphissippi Sounds
  • May 18: Eric Hughes Band
  • June 15: Rodd Bland
  • July 20: Ghost Town Blues Band
  • August 17: Toni Green
  • September 21: Albert King Jr.

Alcenia’s is back open after a hiatus of more than a year.

Local officials are looking at additional measures to keep Beale Street patrons safe. These include improving lighting on the street and beefing up security at locations where weapons could be passed through gates.

Today is Jackie Robinson Day. All Major League players will wear number 42 today in honor of the 1947 Rookie of the Year who integrated baseball.

Barbeque Off Da Chainz and Stickem will be the trucks for this week’s Food Truck Friday in Health Sciences Park 11 AM-1 PM.

Broke Tall Folk play The Vault tonight at 7.

That’s it for today. Happy Good Friday to those of you who observe that holy day. Back tomorrow with more news.

Thursday update

Jennifer Biggs of the DM has a look at Momma’s, the dive bar/trucker bar on Crump. Momma’s closed last spring when the I-40 bridge shut down; at the time traffic on Crump off the I-55 bridge was so heavy that people couldn’t even turn off Crump onto Kentucky Street. The interior has been renovated, a big kitchen has gone in, and there’s a new patio. Owner Aldo says it’ll be open soon but doesn’t have a firm date yet.

SCOOBY DOOBY DOOOOOOOO! Scooby-Doo will be featured on the annual 4/20 glass that will go on sale next Wednesday at 7 PM at the Flying Saucer. It comes with a scannable QR code that can be redeemed for a free Scooby Snack on a future visit.

Arbo’s is rolling out two new flavors of cheese dip: Queso Blanco and Spicy Original. Join them at Grind City Brewing Co. this Friday, beginning at noon, to sample the new flavors as well as the original. The DimSum101 food truck will be on site. There will be live music by Charvey Mac at 5 PM and comedy by Comma Comedians at 8 PM.

Memphis Tigers forward DeAndre Williams has declared for the NBA draft. He will not hire an agent and will retain his college athletic eligibility.

From the Flyer: Center for Southern Folklore’s space has changed but they’re still open. They’re just not visible from the street anymore.

Several vehicles were trapped in flash flooding on the south end of Downtown yesterday afternoon.

Fansided has a position-by-position matchup for the Grizzlies’ first-round playoff series versus the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Stop by The Peanut Shoppe at 121 S. Main today to celebrate National Pecan Day.

The Grizzlies’ Claw Crew will hand out free playoff swag today at the Court Square food truck rodeo from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Wyly Bigger plays Live at the Tracks at Central Station tonight from 6:30 to 9:30.

I’m gonna drop by Court Square and score some of that playoff swag. Back tomorrow with more news.

Wednesday update

The Memphis Grizzlies now know who their first-round playoff opponent will be: Minnesota, who defeated the L.A. Clippers 109-104 in the play-in game last night.

The schedule for the first round looks like this:

  • Game 1: Saturday, April 16, 2:30 PM, FedExForum, TV: ESPN
  • Game 2: Tuesday, April 19, FedExForum, time and TV TBD
  • Game 3: Thursday, April 21, 6:30 PM, at Minnesota, TV: TNT
  • Game 4: Saturday, April 23, time TBD, at Minnesota, TV: ESPN
  • Game 5: Tuesday, April 26, FedExForum, time and TV TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 6: Friday, April 29, at Minnesota, time and TV TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 7: Sunday, May 1, FedExForum, time and TV TBD (if necessary)

FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions gave Memphis only a 41% chance of advancing vs. an unknown 7 seed (Timberwolves or Clippers) but that percentage has shot up to 65% now that the T’wolves have filled that slot. Beyond that FiveThirtyEight has the Grizzlies

  • 32% to make the Western Conference finals
  • 11% to make the NBA Finals
  • 3% to win the championship

Swanky’s Taco Shop in the Chisca, closed since August 2020, will not reopen. The owner said he applied for Restaurant Revitalization Fund money but was not awarded any, making continued operation of the restaurant extremely difficult. The Chisca is seeking a new tenant. The restaurant seats 80 and has a patio outside that seats an additional 45.

DJs return to the Silly Goose this weekend, both Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. $10 cover to get in.

The DMC is tightening security on Beale in response to the shooting that happened there this past weekend. If you attempt to enter the entertainment district between 9 PM and 3 AM Friday or Saturday, you’ll be wanded and charged a $5 security fee.

“I think we’ve really got to talk to Beale Street owners, why do they have to be open that late?” said Mayor Strickland. Um, Jim. They’re open that late because they MAKE MONEY at those hours. As much as bars and restaurants have had their revenues stifled by limited hours the past two years, please don’t add to it.

We all know “that one person” who loses his phone and his wallet three or four times a week. Well, for that person, now there’s hope: A tech company will embed a payment chip in your hand. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and costs about $300.

Memphis Medical District Collaborative will be gathering data on how Madison Avenue is utilized for about the next two weeks, installing bicycle and pedestrian counters near Hospital Street. If you use that route, be sure to follow the markers so that you will be counted.

Early voting begins today. Check out Bill Dries’ excellent Ballot Basics to find out everything you need to know.

Memphis 901 FC is at home tonight to play FC Tulsa. Kickoff is at 7 PM.

Thee Open Mic happens tonight from 6 to 10 at Carolina Watershed.

That’s it for now. Everyone take it easy driving home this afternoon. Back tomorrow with more news.

Tuesday update

The architect of shock rock, Alice Cooper, brings his show to the Orpheum on Tuesday, September 27. Tickets are $39.50-$125 and go on sale to the general public today at 10 AM.

The South Main Association’s monthly South Main Social happens tonight at South Point Grocery. Members will enjoy bites from the grocery store’s deli while sipping a beer from Wiseacre. Speakers are Chuck Mitchell and Cynthia Ham. The event kicks off at 6 PM. Free for SMA members, $20 for non-members.

The Memphis Songwriters Association will hold a Songwriters’ Showdown Thursday at 7 PM at the Halloran Centre. The top 8 finalists in MSA’s annual songwriters’ competition will face off. There will be a featured performance by Brian Blake, MSA’s 2021 Songwriter of the Year.

The Memphis Police Department has created a Memphis’ Most Wanted website to encourage tips to CrimeStoppers. Tips can be delivered by phone, website, or text, and if your tip helps lead to an arrest and conviction, you could be eligible for a reward up to $2000.

Soul & Spirits Brewery has released Hound Dog Hefeweizen, a wheat beer with hints of clove, apricot, and banana bread. Pick up a 6-pack of cans in the brewery taproom’s grab & go.

Southeast African country Malawi will be celebrated at the Africa in April festival next week. The festival will be held at Robert Church Park on Beale just east of Fourth.

The County Commission approved annual payments to the Memphis Grizzlies that will keep them in town through 2029. The payments replace a controversial plan that would have required the city to buy and distribute tickets if certain average attendance thresholds were not met. Hopefully, by 2029 an NBA championship banner will hang from the rafters at FedExForum and negotiating a new lease will be a no-brainer.

Mane, Memphis doesn’t even get respect from computer simulations. Statistics site FiveThirtyEight has updated its NBA predictions. The computer model gives the Memphis Grizzlies a 41% of appearing in the Western Conference semifinals. That means it sees Memphis as an underdog in the first round, giving whoever is the 7 seed (Minnesota or L.A. Clippers) a 59% chance to advance.

Now, I get it to some extent. Teams with a lot of players with extensive playoff experience have a distinct advantage this time of year. But the Timberwolves and Clippers are mediocre teams. I might give the ‘wolves a 45% chance of winning the first round vs. the Grizzlies and the Clippers 35%. But to call either team a favorite against Memphis? No.

If you’re curious, the rest of the predictions have Memphis

  • 20% to appear in the Western Conference finals – so the model thinks there’s an 80% chance the Grizzlies will be upset in one of the first two rounds. No. Respect. At. All.
  • 7% to appear in the NBA Finals
  • 2% to win the championship

The team the model likes the best is the Boston Celtics, who it gives a 35% chance of winning the NBA title. No other team got even 20%.

Don’t forget to tune into TNT tonight at 8:30 to watch the play-in game that will determine Memphis’ first-round opponent. Go Clippers!

Mayor Jimbo from Mempho questions whether Beale Street bar and club hours need to run as late as they currently do. Currently, bars and clubs in the entertainment district can stay open until 5 AM, and all other bars and clubs in the city until 3 AM. A shooting Sunday morning about 2:20 outside Green Room/Tin Roof prompted those comments from the mayor.

The victim in Sunday’s shooting who died has been identified as Tacquan Smith, a local rapper. He was out with about a dozen other family members on Beale celebrating his late father’s birthday. Smith’s mother claims that he was an innocent bystander and that police in the area were more interested in talking with women than monitoring the street.

Canopy by Hilton is looking to hire an overnight maintenance engineer.

Oh, for crying out loud… Philadelphia has reinstated its indoor mask mandate as the Omicron BA.3 variant spreads. Its rolling 7-day new cases per day rate? 10.1 per 100k according to COVID Act Now. That’s way, way, WAY low to be telling people, even vaccinated and boosted people, they must wear masks.

The 2021 rankings for world’s businest airports are out. Memphis is number 2 behind Hong Kong for cargo. Passenger-wise, Atlanta, Dallas, and (this is kind of a surprise) Denver are the top three. For international passengers, the top airports are Dubai, Istanbul, and Amsterdam, with no U.S. airport breaking the top ten.

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day. Can’t go wrong with Majestic Grille or Bardog Tavern if you want to celebrate the holiday.

I *think* the Blind Bear is going to make that pop culture trivia they did last Tuesday a weekly thing, although I’m not 100% positive because I have not seen a Facebook event listing for tonight. If it happens, it starts at 7:30, it’s very fast-paced, and it’s loads of fun. If it doesn’t happen, you can stick around and watch the play-in game that will determine the Grizzlies’ opponent. That’s my plan for tonight. Back tomorrow with more news.



Monday update

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The Grizzlies didn’t get their record-breaking 57th regular-season victory last night, falling to the Boston Celtics 139-110. The Grizzlies move on to game 1 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, hosting the 7 seed at 2:30 Saturday at FedExForum.

Who will that 7 seed be? Tune into TNT at 8:30 Tuesday evening to find out as the Minnesota Timberwolves host the L.A. Clippers in the 7-8 play-in game. Winner moves into the first-round playoff spot vs. Memphis.

Carolina Watershed is hosting a Full Moon Easter Eggstravaganza next Sunday from 4 to 10. There will be a kids-only Easter egg hunt from 4 to 6. Driftwood Ramblers will play at 5 and Cosmic Coyote at 7. At 9 there will be a glow-in-the-dark adults-only Eggstravaganza – you could find candy, gift cards, or cash prizes.

The company that runs Carolina Watershed, Tandem Restaurant Partners, is hiring for all positions at all locations. Tandem’s other properties include Ben-Yay’s, Front Street Deli, Growlers, Hernando’s Hide-a-way, Red Bones Turkey Legs, Sidecar Cafe, Sugar Grits, and Zinnie’s. Apply here

Jennifer Biggs from the DM has a look at Grind City Grocer, the latest retail business to take advantage of the DMC’s Open on Main initiative.

There was an armed robbery at South Main and Pontotoc about 2 this morning.

Today is National Pet Day.

Updated info on that early Sunday morning shooting on Beale: It happened in front of the Green Room, which is Tin Roof’s DJ room. Two groups of men started shooting at each other. Police officers were caught in the crossfire and returned fire at one of the groups.

Benches cleared at a UCF vs. University of Memphis baseball game yesterday following an argument over a home run.

Broadway musical The Band’s Visit runs at the Orpheum this week Tuesday through Sunday.

That’s all for now. Stay dry and I’ll see you tomorrow.