Wednesday update

Sister Act will be shown on the big screen in Court Square tomorrow, Thursday, May 19 as part of Downtown Neighborhood Association’s free weekly spring movie series. The event starts at 7:30 and the movie begins at 8:00. There will be food trucks onsite or you can bring food from nearby Downtown restaurants.

Memphis 901 FC hosts L.A. Galaxy II tonight at 7:00. There are $7 tickets and $2 beers.

It’s Whiskey Wednesday at The Terrace at River Inn with $11 cocktails from 5 to 9 PM.

Legendary R&B group The O’Jays will play a show at the Orpheum on Thursday, September 8. The show will be both a part of their farewell tour and a part of the Southern Heritage Classic’s slate of events. The O’Jays have been around since 1958 and still have two of their original members.

Wheel of Fortune Live comes to the Orpheum Tuesday, September 13. Attendees can audition to be one of the contestants. If chosen, they can spin the wheel for chances to win prizes like $10,000, a trip to Hawaii, or a trip to Paris. Random audience members will be selected to win cash and prizes as well.

Live at the Tracks at Central Station tomorrow evening will have quite the slate of performers. Kennard Farmer will lead the way, joined by guests from St. Louis Deejay Makossa and Thursday, May 19, 6:30-9:00.

Congratulations to the folks at Wiseacre. Their Downtown brewery recently canned its 10 millionth beer since operations got underway on April 19. 2020.

From Gizmodo: A group of Johns Hopkins University students have invented an edible tape that will prevent your burrito from spilling. Tastee Tape can be used on similar products like wraps and gyros, and has even been used to reassemble a crumbling cake.

Your free weekly Edge District happy hour is back tonight at Stop 345. Free food from the Voodoo Cafe food truck, free cocktails from Strangeways Cordials, wine from Rootstock Wine, music by Jared JayB Boyd and DJ Capital A, and down the alley there’s free 30-minute axe throwing sessions from Craft Axe Throwing. 5-7 PM. This event is subject to 250 food and drink tickets, so please show up promptly to take part in the experience.

Agree with this editorial one million percent: Throw your neckties in the damn garbage already. Ties serve no harmful function, they’re bad for your health, and they send a message, “I want to get you to trust me, when maybe you shouldn’t.”

The DM reports that it is a little more likely that DeAndre Williams will return for one more season as a Memphis Tiger. Williams still plans to test the draft process in the NBA, but if he receives feedback that he’s likely to remain undrafted, he can drop out and return to the U of M. If he does so, a “nice” NIL deal will be waiting for him.

Memphians can now use the Lyft app to rent e-bikes and scooters.

Chris Herrington made an outstanding point in a subscribers-only article in today’s Daily Memphian: There are teams who would like to sign Tyus Jones as their starting or backup point guard, but because of NBA salary cap rules, the most they can offer him would be the mid-level exception of around $10 million (for teams not paying luxury tax) or $6 million (for teams paying the tax). The Grizzlies, however, can offer Jones more thanks to the Larry Bird rule (a team can exceed the salary cap to re-sign its own players). So, if a team wanted Jones and was willing to pay $12 million a year for him, the Grizzlies could sign him then immediately trade him and get an asset back (a promising young player, a veteran who fills a need, or a pick).

The Points Guy has a look at the upcoming debut of the Hyatt Caption in Memphis.

Like many others, I have been watching the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial. I am 100% Team Johnny. Amber Heard reminds me a little too much of someone I used to know. You can watch the proceedings for free on channel 395 of Pluto TV.

Eric Hughes Band plays a free Blues on Beale show in Handy Park tonight from 7 to 9.

Today is I Love Reese’s Day.

If anyone from Aldo’s Pizza Pies is reading this – check your marker on Google Maps, it appears off by about six blocks.

Temps in the 90s return to Memphis today and humidity will return too.

Well, today was a newsy post after the previous one was rather short. Back tomorrow with more news.