Sat update: Mpact party, Brazil party, Memphis on the Rocks, Lansky book, more

Allergies still killing me.  Probably as bad as yesterday morning, but without the added stress of a screaming alarm clock.  I’d go see a doctor, but I have a feeling I’d be told that consumption of large amounts of alcohol aggravates allergies.

MPACT Memphis will celebrate its 9th birthday Tuesday night with a happy hour at Bardog Tavern.  If you’re a member, there will be an open bar from 6 to 7, free appetizers, an open bar from 6 to 7, birthday cake, an open bar from 6 to 7, a chance to get plugged in to local nonprofits, and an open bar from 6 to 7.  If you’re not a member, click here to become one or to learn more about MPACT.  Attn trivia team:  There’s something about “open bar from 6 to 7” that makes me think I’ll be late getting to trivia.  Free appetizers?  Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

If you’re a fan of Brazilian culture, there’s an “I Miss Brasil” party at TJ Mulligan’s Pinch tonight from 9 to 2, featuring Brazilian music, drinks, and dance.  No cover, but there will be a tip jar for the dancers.

The City Taste is putting together a “Memphis on the Rocks” party Thursday, June 24 at 409 S. Main.  It’s a casual, end-of-the week party with great food and great drinks, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Memphis YWCA.  To learn more click here.

After 65 years, Lansky Bros. at the Peabody has put together a book outlining its history.  The 144-page coffee table book is called Lansky Brothers: Clothier to the King.  Among the many stories you’ll find an account of how Lansky became clothier to its most famous customer, Elvis Presley.  You can pre-order through the link; it’ll be in the store late next week.

I’ve received info about the things that will be happening at South Main Trolley Night on Friday, but it’s probably worth a post of its own.  For now I’ll just say that it will be one of the biggest Trolley Nights in a while.

Outta here.  Big party tonight.  There may very well be photos.