Thur update: Stuff going on today and tomorrow

The Peabody sent me a locals’ insider tip that I wanted to pass on. If you’re going to the Tigers/Vols game today at the FedExForum, hang on to your ticket stub. You can show it at the Peabody NYE party tonight and receive $5 off cover.

I also received word that a band “sure to entertain and offend” will play three sets on the Black Diamond patio this afternoon between 2 and 4 PM. Never heard of them, but here’s a link to their MySpace page so you can check them out.

There’s a Tigers pep rally at Handy Park this afternoon at 1 PM, two hours prior to the game time at 3. The U of M cheerleaders and pom squad and Coach P will make appearances. There will also be giveaways.  Here’s a pic my friend Mikey took of Handy Park:

Tomorrow will be a recovery day from partying for a lot of people, but don’t forget that it’s the Liberty Bowl parade tomorrow, January 1, at 3 PM on Beale Street. Come out and support the Hogs!!!

Best Facebook status update of the past 24 hours: “Pretty sure that throwing your cigarette butt out of the window of your Prius negates your effort to save the world…” Indeed.

Main Street Hound Dogs tweeted that they’ll be out today. If you’re Downtown, stop by the cart at Main and Union and get a “U Dirty Dog” chili dog before the game! It’s a heck of a lot cheaper than buying a hot dog from the FedExForum vendors!

Two numbers to put in your phone for tonight: 323-3333 and 577-7777. If you drive Downtown and then drink, I highly recommend a cab ride home. You can come pick up your car tomorrow when sober… not worth risking a DUI, and you know the cops will be out tonight!

More info to come this weekend… I have info to share about an upcoming speed dating event in a few weeks, and a new beer festival in the spring.