Fri update: Ponchos, CHRISTINE by Shelton Clothiers, Beale app, Trolley Night, and more

If you’re going to Music Fest and haven’t bought a disposable rain poncho yet, Shelton Clothiers has them for $3, or free with any purchase. Take it from one who knows: Poncho = very good idea.

Down the street from Shelton, the new women’s store, CHRISTINE by Shelton Clothiers, opens today. Like Shelton, it will continue the tradition of personal service, reasonable prices, and full-service tailoring. Be sure to fill out a card when you go in, to receive an invitation to their grand opening party on June 5. I’m sure the Nuh-Uh Girl will be in there filling out a card today and asking what kind of food they’ll be serving at the party.

The people who run Beale Street have announced that a Beale iPhone app will hit the App Store next week. GPS will pinpoint your location on the street. Bet it’ll have a lot of other cool features too… like maybe a counter of how many times “Mustang Sally” has been played on the street that day. Or maybe a “get to know the bums” feature where you can learn all about the people who will be stopping you to ask for fitty three cent.

If you’re not going to Music Fest and are looking for alternatives tonight, it’s the last Friday of the month and that means it’s Trolley Night on South Main. Many of the galleries and shops will be open from 6 to 9, and some will have complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. The SMA will grill burgers and have Boscos beer, weather permitting, which it probably won’t. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Looking for a place to watch the Kentucky Derby tomorrow? Allow me to suggest Calhoun’s Sports Bar on GE Patterson. You won’t have to deal with stuffed shirts, women who obsess over big hats, and a drive out east. The PBR is cold and only two bucks a pint. Regulars are friendly. Service is great. Buzztime trivia. If it isn’t raining you may even get to play a game of cornhole.

Lunchtime posts are getting shorter… now that I work in a nicer neighborhood, I want to use the majority of my lunch break to actually EAT! Off to eat Mexican food and hopefully pick up my 13th mayorship on Foursquare.