Good news for movie lovers: Malco expects to have the new movie theater in South Main open in time for the next Star Wars sequel. The theater will go into the building that in the past has been The Powerhouse at Central Station, with a projected opening date of summer 2017.
The Peabody will raffle off a Fireball golf bag and a Michelob Ultra bike at its rooftop party season finale tonight:
— The Peabody Memphis (@PeabodyMemphis) August 17, 2016
Great quote by Maya Angelou (but then, is there such a thing as a not-great quote by the late Dr. Angelou?) that I found yesterday on Twitter: “When somebody shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” This is very true. Hillary Clinton tweeted it about Donald Trump’s campaign shakeup but never mind politics; I have found this principle quite useful in guiding me through my dealings with people.
Baked to Perfection is the theme at the Memphis Farmers Market this Saturday. Most people expect to see fruits and vegetables at a farmers market, but this one also has quiches, breads, cookies, pastries, tarts, and more. The UT College of Pharmacy will be there from 7:30 to noon to answer any questions you have about medicine – bring a list of medications you take and doses. They will also offer free blood pressure checks. Music by MFM Music Director Mark Parsell’s “Fielder’s Choice” from 8:30 to 10 and Tony Maynard 11-12:30. From 9:00 to 11:30 kids can make their own corn fan to stay cool. Also at the market this week, you can get a temporary tattoo and participate in the #LoveMyMarket photo challenge (click the link for more details). The Market runs every Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.
The Market, in its weekly email, apologized for the current parking situation. There is a lot of construction going on that has taken away many of the market’s spaces, but when it is over, there will be a beautiful new area. The market organizers advise using the street parking along Front, G.E. Patterson, Georgia, and Carolina. You can also walk, bike, take the trolley, or take the bus there.
There’s an all-you-can-eat buffet ticket for the Redbirds game this evening. Tonight’s special: Wings.
Tonight’s dinner. 👇
— Memphis Redbirds (@memphisredbirds) August 18, 2016
Tickets that include the buffet are $12 bluff, $17 field box, and $20 dugout. You get a free 20 oz. Coca-Cola product included in the price. If you’re a college student, you can sit on the left field bluff for $5 with valid ID (does not include buffet), and there will be $2 domestic drafts at the left field bar. The opponent tonight is the Reno Aces with the first pitch at 7:05.
Very cool: BBQ teams Sweet Swine O’ Mine and Natural Born Grillers are in Louisiana as part of Operation BBQ, putting out 18,000 meals to people affected by the recent flooding.
BreakFest 901, a celebration of breakfast at the Broad Avenue water tower on Saturday, September 24, has announced the participants in its Bloody Mary contest: Babalu, Cafe Ole, Cafe Pontotoc, The Arcade, Silly Goose, Brass Door, and Tart. Hmmm… I may have to hop in a Lyft and get out to BreakFest that day, not only to support the Downtown competitors in Bloody Mary, but because the event benefits Urban Bicycle Food Ministry.
An ordinance has been introduced to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Memphis. It would become a civil offense with a fine of $50 to possess or exchange less than half an ounce. Community service as a punishment would also be possible.
University of Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart has announced he will retire next year. Here’s a look back at the legacy he will leave. Ran Cuonzo Martin off, hired a football coach who went 10-14 in the SEC in three seasons, presided over the athletic department at the time during which a Title IX lawsuit claimed a “hostile sexual environment” was tolerated by the department… great job Dave, this kind of leadership hasn’t been seen in our state since R.C. Johnson was AD at Memphis.
Note for fans of the Memphis Made taproom: They will be closed tomorrow, Friday, August 19, for a private event.
That’s all for now. Possibly a second post after work, then will be Goosin’ it for happy hour.