In conjunction with the Downtown Alive program, the Orpheum is giving away free pizza and soft drinks tomorrow, Friday, June 27, from 11:30 to 2 PM. This is one of several things that will be happening at the Orpheum tomorrow: Organ concert at 12; backstage tour by Pat Halloran at 12:30; backstage tours 2-4; organ concert at 4; happy hour specials 4-6. Also, everyone who shows up during the open house during the day gets a free ticket to Gladiator, the Summer Movie Series movie showing at 7:15. But the important thing is, FREE PIZZA. There are two things I like about free pizza: Number one, it’s free, and number two, it’s pizza. I like free pizza almost as much as I like tube tops.
The Orpheum is also doing a special dinner-on-stage Saturday, June 28 at 6:30 PM. $50 gets you a 3-course meal with a special selection of wines, plus an all-access backstage pass that lets you wander the halls. There will also be a question and answer session and Broadway trivia contest.
In other news: Don’t forget about the NBA draft party tonight at the FedExForum at 6. The Memphis Grizzlies have the #5 and #28 first round picks, and are rumored to be trading to get the #2 pick and Michael Beasley. Memphis Tigers Derrick Rose (projected #1), Chris Douglas-Roberts (projected teens-20s) and Joey Dorsey (projected early second round if the Grizzlies don’t take him at 28) will most likely be among those selected.