Bass Pro at the Pyramid is set to host the first World’s Hunting and Waterfowl Expo October 16-25. There will be a number of celebrities appearing at the event. Celebrities will include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Si Robertson from Duck Commander, and a host of other names I would recognize if I hunted or fished. The Big Cypress National Duck Calling Championship will be held there October 24. The Super Retriever Series will be October 17-18, with jumps performed by the top hunting dogs in the world.
With college football season starting up, Max’s Sports Bar will revert to its 11 AM opening time Saturday. It had been opening at 4:30 PM during the summer. In my opinion there is no better place to watch football Downtown. 10 TVs inside plus more in the back on Max’s Big Deck. It is in the Arcade Building, all the way to the eastern end on G.E. Patterson.
Join us, just for the grill of it is the theme of this week’s Memphis Farmers Market. It’s the last three-day weekend of the summer and a great opportunity to grill out. The Market has all the meats you need, everything from beef to lamb to seafood. I noticed that one of the vendors even sells BBQ tofu. (Can you grill tofu? I wouldn’t know.) Of course, the market has veggies you can put on the grill too. This week Opera Memphis brings “30 days of opera” to the Market with a performance at 10 AM. UT Extension Agent Sheryl Miller will give demos making Sheryl’s Apple Salad at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30. Live music by Davy Ray Bennett 8:30-10 and Adam Levin 11-12:30. 7 AM to 1 PM, under the pavilion at the corner of Front and G.E. Patterson, every Saturday through November 21.
Paul Morris who runs DMC has said that one of the organization’s main missions is to increase property values. He tweeted this graphic that shows how much property values have grown in Downtown’s districts since 2005. Look at South Main! 90.7%! My heart (and my address) will always be in the Downtown core, but man, I wish I had bought some South Main rental property in 2004!
Life is Good will have a tent sale during the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival this weekend, with many items on sale. They’re located on the first floor of the Peabody Place office tower facing Main Street.
From the MBJ: The Carlisle brothers share their vision after plans for One Beale are approved
Ugh… one of my least favorite Supreme Court Justices, Antonin Scalia, will deliver the annual Constitution Day lecture at my alma mater Rhodes College on September 22. Despite being an alumnus I think I will skip this event. The speech will be titled, “Rights? If I Had My Way You Wouldn’t Have Any (Unless You’re a Corporation).” No I’m just kidding… the speech’s real title will be “Constitutional Interpretations.”
Home from work. Leading off at happy hour at Blind Bear to see my favorite pair of librarian glasses. After that, I will decide between Blind Bear poker and a Saucer visit. One more day until Labor Day weekend.