Legit sign. Not sure which bar this sign belongs to, but my respect for that bar just went up, wherever it is.
Is there an online dictionary where you can press a Play button to hear a word pronounced? Because if you go to the word “stupid” and press the button, I am pretty sure you will hear “Gotta catch ’em all.”
Mike Conley celebrated signing the richest contract in basketball history by donating $1 million to the Grizzlies Foundation. Class act, that guy. The Grizzlies ownership group will match the donation for a total of $2 million. The money will fund grants to non-profits that provide quality mentoring programs to inner-city youth.
High Cotton’s taproom will host its first-ever Comedy Night tomorrow, Saturday, July 16, from 7 to 9 PM. Doug Gillon will emcee an evening of free comedy by Richard Douglas Jones, Kate Lucas, and Benny Elbows.
Do you read a lot of magazines? There’s a deal going on right now where you can subscribe to a “read all the magazines you want for one monthly fee” service and get a free Kindle Fire to read them on. It sounds like this deal will end soon, so if you’re interested, better not delay checking it out.
Neat link I found this morning: Data.gov. The U.S. government has shared over 180,000 datasets to encourage “civic hacking.”
1959 movie North by Northwest plays the Halloran Centre tonight at 7 as part of the Orpheum’s summer classic movie series. Come early (doors open at 6) for a paper airplane game.
Idle & Wild play Loflin Yard tonight at 7.
Alabama Shakes play the Mud Island Amphitheater tonight at 8.
Mayor Strickland announced that the skybridge connecting Peabody Place to the parking garage across Second will be removed tomorrow, and therefore Second will be closed between 6 AM and 2 PM. 6 AM is the start time? I hope those of you who live in Van Vleet Flats aren’t planning on sleeping in.
Donald Trump has named his vice-presidential pick: Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Here are 8 things to know about Pence. Chris Christie is said to be so furious about the snub that he is refusing to pick up The Donald’s dry cleaning.
The final audition to be part of the 2016-17 Grizz GIrls will be at the Halloran Centre at 5 PM Sunday, July 17 and it will be free for the public to watch. 25 hopefuls will try to make the squad. The Claw Crew will be on hand and there will be a performance by the always-excellent Grizzlies Grannies and Grandpas.
That’s all for this post. Undecided where to happy hour as of yet, Friday being wild card day for me.