Lots of news today. I’m starting this post in the morning before work, but I have so much stuff that I’m probably going to have to save it to Drafts and finish it at lunchtime.
The South Main Association had their Main Street cleanup scheduled for last Saturday, but postponed it after storms blew through the night before. So they’re going to try again this Saturday, June 20. If you want to help, meet up at the trolley stop at Main and Huling at 8:30 AM. Work tools, water, and energy bars will be provided.
Sole Restaurant in the Westin Hotel has a fish monger on site every Saturday, so you can stop by and buy fresh fish. This week’s specials include mahi mahi, Scottish salmon, artisian oysters, Hawaiian blue prawns, and house-made lobster stock. Also, if you bring your father to Sole for Father’s Day, Dad’s first drink is on them. 901-334-5950 to make reservations.
The Center for Southern Folklore’s Taylor Made exhibit, featuring the audio and video work of Rev. L.O. Taylor, is now online here. Also on their website, you can buy a FolkPass which gives you exclusive access to online content and to artists at CSF events. It’s especially nice to have during their annual music festival on Labor Day weekend.
There will be a water fight in Overton Park tomorrow, Saturday, June 20, from 2 to 5 PM. The Facebook invite I got said, “Bring your waterguns, water balloons, and recycled milk jugs filled with water to Overton Park and WE DO BATTLE!” It’s part of the Flyer’s “Get Memphis Moving” campaign. Although I’m normally a fan of tube tops, I suggest white T-shirts as the attire for ladies for this one.
In the CA: a “Meet the Chef” article featuring Keith Bambrick, sous chef at McEwen’s.
Also in the CA: A man in Court Square was arrested for exposing and fondling himself on a park bench in Court Square. However, he told police that they had it all wrong – all he was doing was “giving his penis some air.”
MIFA desperately needs volunteers to help with a crisis. Many of the people they serve had all their food go bad when last Friday’s storm knocked power out. MIFA Meals will be preparing backs of shelf-stable food for 300-600 people next week, and needs all the volunteers they can to help with pack-out. If you have spare time any day next week between 8:30 AM and 2 PM, please stop by to help. No appointment or scheduling is necessary – just come on by. More info here.
Fox and Hound Cordova is having their Summer Bash Saturday. DJ Jacob Flowers will be spinning from 6 to 9 PM. Maybe I’ll bring my buddies Curtis, Willie, Herbert, Henry, Tommy, Estes and Melvin out there to see him. Does the Fox normally have valet parking? Because even if they don’t, they will Saturday if I bring Melvin.
In addition to the Peabody, my night last night included the Peabody Place block party, the Silly Goose, four(!) visits to the Saucer, and finally the Rooster. When I tired out at 12:45 they still hadn’t announced the “Chicklette of the Year” winner. My friend Ruchee had on this SMOKIN HOT low-cut blue dress. If she didn’t win, she was robbed.
Last night at the Saucer, I saw a guy walking around in a blue T-shirt that read, “TEAM PASTNER.” I want one. Wonder if the Tiger Bookstore sells them.
Don’t forget that there’s a toga party tonight before the showing of Animal House at the Orpheum at 7:15. The Saucer is glomming onto the promotion, according to manager Terry, and offering free cover to those who show up in togas tonight.
Not sure what I’ll end up doing tonight. May just rest up for tomorrow, which will be a big night.