Tue update: Majestic art opening, Pomeranian, National Night Out, SMA meeting, and more

The Majestic Grille has run several exhibits by local artists in its Innovators Room over the past year. For the next exhibit, they’re keeping it in the family. A lot of talented artists and musicians work at the Majestic, and on Wednesday, August 12, they get the chance to show off their talent. From 5:30 to 7:30 there will be music by Keisha Moore-Alston, Kimberly Millburn, and Mark Akin, and the works of AnnElizabeth White, Amelia Huff, Anna Helton, AJ Gutierrez, Mario Palmer, and Deni Reilly will be on display from that date through October. Free admission, and there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

An update on the Pomeranian that was found on Mud Island… I received an e-mail saying the dog may belong to a man who lives on the Island, who is currently in the hospital, and friends are taking care of his three Pomeranians. The person who responded gave me an e-mail address for his father, who I e-mailed, but so far I haven’t received a response. If any of my readers know this person and can confirm that it is/is not his dog, I’d appreciate it.

If the owner is not found, I’ve also received an e-mail saying, “If no one claims him, I want him.” So one way or another, the dog is going to be all right… in fact, he’d end up with a loving family, children to play with, and some of the best table scraps in town.

Update on the Elvis pub crawl scheduled for Saturday the 15th: The Hard Rock had to drop out, but I hope to brainstorm with the people there about an event for Downtowners in the near future. The Saucer, Blue Fin, and the Red Rooster are definitely on board, and we’re working on recruiting a fourth bar, hopefully a place on Beale. Note that Party City does not carry Elvis costumes in their stores… Costume City is a place where you can order Elvis gear online, and of course there’s Graceland’s gift shop. Blues City General Store on Beale sells Elvis sunglasses and sideburns and other stuff to help you get your Elvis on.

Thanks to everyone who read my post about artist Sarah yesterday. She’s already been contacted by a couple of people interested in her work. Also, she was thrilled that her blog had 221 hits yesterday, and I know she’s going to keep posting.

I know a lot of people who read this blog are involved with nonprofits, either as employees or volunteers… those who are may want to check out this CA article about a PR class for nonprofits planned for the U of M next Tuesday, August 11.

Tonight is National Night Out. Communities all over the country are organizing block parties tonight, to emphasize the importance of working together to keep our communities safe from crime. Uptown Memphis is having a party at Uptown Park (Greenlaw and Uptown Streets) starting at 5:30 PM. Fire truck rides, mini-carriage rides, golf cart service for the elderly, food, fun. Not sure if there’s an event going on in South Main this year.

Looks like the August 11 South Main Association meeting at the Happy Mexican will be a big one. Changes to the by-laws will be discussed, Congressman Steve Cohen will speak, and so will Jimmy Tashie, the chairman of the Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission, and Senior VP and General Manager of Malco Theaters. 6:00 social, 6:30 meeting. Cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. IMPORTANT NOTE: I just learned that Congressman Cohen will show up late, around 8 PM, due to another meeting he has to attend.

Trivia night at the Saucer tonight, 7 PM.  I hope they don’t torture us with Turbo Dog on Fire Sale like they did last Tuesday.