Wed. update: dateless, Dempseys, festivals, fairs, etc., etc.

First of all, congrats to my friend and fellow blogger AngieDawn who returned to Memphis a few days ago. AngieDawn has landed a great job promoting the city (I’ll let her tell you about it in her own blog) and Memphis is lucky to have her. Welcome back!

Sitting here at High Point Coffee on Union. Memphis’ poet laureate IQ is here, and he reminded me that Hattiloo Theater opens for its first season this Friday, so I figured I’d pass the word along.

So, I think I mentioned that I have a really cool party to go to next Wednesday the 27th, thrown by a weekly arts & entertainment paper that releases a new issue every Wednesday. As of yesterday I am dateless to this party – I had someone I was going to go with but I revoked her invitation (won’t go into why – I try to refrain from airing personal dirty laundry on my blog). If I have any secret admirers who read this blog, now might be a good time to reveal yourself.

The annual Clanjamfry Festival is this weekend, at Evergreen Presbyterian Church on University across from Rhodes. It celebrates Scottish heritage. Never been, may stop by on Saturday.

Court Square Concert Series tonight from 6 to 8. This week it’s hip-hop week with P-Smoov, Tom Skeemask, Lex G and The Memphis Movement. Usually I refer to the Court Square series as “Bums, Bands, Beer, and Pigeons.” Regular reader ML writes, “This week it’s Bums, Bling, Blunts, and Pigeons.”

After the concert I’ll probably stop by the Saucer for one or more beers (length of stay depending on whether the girl who had her party invitation revoked is there), then head over to Blues City Cafe to catch The Dempseys. I believe the show starts at 9.

Tomorrow night I’ll be back at the Saucer for another dose of the Dempseys. They take the Saucer stage at 9:30.

The Mid-South Fair starts tomorrow. I’ve come up with a new slogan to describe my attitude toward the fair:

“Mid-South Fair? Don’t care.”

Haven’t been once in the 19 years I’ve lived in Memphis, and I have no intention of going this year.

You may have noticed that I’ve added a Cohen for Congress button to my blog. Click on it to learn all about Steve Cohen and why he is the most qualified candidate for the 9th Congressional district seat. I was very pleased to see that the Tri-State Defender is taking a pro-Cohen stance.

The Rapscallions took third place last night at trivia, bringing our gift certificate stash to $60 total. Remember, they’ve started expiring in three months rather than a year, so we gotta plan a party before too long… I don’t have them with me but I believe the first one will expire in mid-to-late November.

That’s all for now… lunch is over, back to work.