Friday update

The Orion 5K, Fun Run, and Pickleball happens this Saturday, departing from Orion FCU headquarters at 400 Monroe. 5K runners will traverse The Edge and the Downtown Core. Stay afterward for pickleball from 10 to 4. This event benefits MIFA Meals on Wheels.

Strangewaze Wednesdays, a series of neighborhood concerts in Health Sciences Park, next happens Wednesday evening, May 15. Free food, free drinks, free music.

By the way, the items above came from The Vitals, the newsletter of the Memphis Medical District. Subscribe to The Vitals

The annual Manes on Main party is tomorrow at Soul & Spirits. Smoked Festbier release, beard and hair competitions, Hot n Heavy Dogs and Sno Junt food trucks.

Save the date! Slider Inn Downtown will host a silent disco Saturday, June 8. Beach/summer will be the theme. Free to enter; $15 to rent a headset.

Today is National Small Business Day.

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias brings his Don’t Worry, Be Fluffy Tour to FedExForum tonight.

Drink of the Month at Max’s Sports Bar: Pink Drank (coconut cream rum, strawberries, and strawberry sparkling water).

The USA Powerlifting Master’s World Cup comes to the Renasant Convention Center this weekend.

Today’s Redbirds home game vs. the Norfolk Tides is a matinee game. 12:05 PM first pitch. 

Saturday the Redbirds will give away a throwback Memphis Chicks T-shirt to the first 1500 fans. Size XL only. 3:05 PM first pitch. 

Kinfolk’s breakfast is this week’s $10 Deal in the DM. Kinfolk opened recently at 111 Harbor Town Square. 

There was a fire at Loflin Yard about 2 this morning. Two dogs were rescued. 

RIP Chevy Malibu. With the retirement of the Camaro last year, the automaker is down to producing one traditional car, the Corvette. 

I wonder what the city will do? Most City of Memphis vehicles are Malibus.

Bardog has new “Have You Dogged It Lately?” shirts for $30.

There’s a dog party at Grind City Brewery Co. Saturday. There will be freebies for humans & dogs and Albee’s Tex-Mex food truck will be on site. This is a fundraiser for Kiwanis. Free to attend for all ages. 

Uncle Red’s turkey legs, which has had a location inside Carolina Watershed in the past, is coming to the University of Memphis area. Look for a location opening soon on Echles. 

Apaolo plays the Tap Room on Beale tonight 8 to 12.

There’s a push to revive the Mud Island Amphitheater. The venue hasn’t hosted a concert in 6 years. $17 million has been proposed to get it back into shape.

Teachers and nurses get 10% off all week at Butterific Bakery & Cafe at 488 S. Second.

There will be comedy on Beale in Handy Park 2-6 PM Saturday. Free and family-friendly.

Gia Welch and JD Westmoreland play The Central BBQ Sessions at Central BBQ Downtown Saturday from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

Tonight from 5:00 to 7:30, Sheet Cake Gallery at 405 Monroe presents an opening reception for “The Real & Imagined,” an exhibit by Erin Harmon and Kong Wee Pang.

From the DM: Downtown Happy Mexican keeps the good, loses the bad. The restaurant kept the same staff and added Second Street Tacos & Tequila.

The weather is perfect and nights at the Union Mission are getting a bit repetitive, so I’m staying out tonight. Back sometime in the next 72 hours with more news.

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