Wednesday update

Memphis 901 FC has a home match tonight against Loudoun United FC. Tickets start at $10 and there will be $2 beers.

Here’s some updated info about the free yoga classes to be held in Health Sciences Park in September and October:

  • Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15 PM
  • All-levels classes – beginners welcome
  • Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle
  • September classes led by Camille Potter
  • October classes led by Miranda Kennedy


Great news! The dew point, which was at 75 when I started typing this post early in the morning, is projected to drop into the 50s by early afternoon today. Perhaps you’ve seen the “Muggy Meter” on the TV weather. When it’s warm outside (temperature is in the 80s or higher), the dew point makes a big difference in how it feels to be outside. Temp of 80+ and a dew point

  • 76+: feels miserable
  • 71-75: feels oppressive
  • 66-70: feels uncomfortable
  • 61-65: getting sticky
  • 56-60: feels comfortable
  • 55 or below: feels pleasant

A big part of the reason this summer has felt so nasty hot is that dew points have been in the 70s (and sometimes even 80 or 81) for long periods of time.

$3 tickets at all Memphis Malco theaters except drive-ins this Saturday. That offer would include the Powerhouse at Front and G.E. Patterson.

Here’s a story that is totally Memphis: A local singer will miss her performance at the Halloran Centre Saturday because she’s been charged with attempted murder.

Bravo to the DM’s Chris Herrington on his subscriber-only opinion piece that maybe it’s time for Memphis in May to embrace change. If you want to know how I feel about the Memphis in May/Tom Lee Park controversy, Chris more or less nails it.

Lonely Planet has some good tips on how to enjoy Memphis without breaking the bank.

STIX Downtown will have $9.01 specials for 901 Day this Thursday: sushi rolls, sushi burritos, and sake slushies.

The CA reports that a new dining club is coming to Memphis and its first gathering will be in the historic Downtown building The Commonwealth. The series will be quarterly. Although it will feature guest chefs from around the country, the first dinner will be prepared by Downtown chef Cole Jeanes.

An alfredo sauce spill closed I-55 northbound to traffic just south of Downtown yesterday.

A casting call is going out for extras for the TV show Young Rock, which will be filmed in Memphis.

Doing something different today – going to Local on Main for happy hour. I haven’t been to Local much over the years, but I hear it has new owners who are really nice, and my friend Jessica is bartending happy hour there from noon to 7:30 Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. That’s it for today. Back tomorrow with more news.