Fri update: Metal Museum music, Felicia’s, Cockadoos, next week’s festival, poker victory, and more

The Metal Museum will have a Thursday night music series on their lawn during the month of September. Admission will be $5 and bands will be the Soulsville Charter School Philharmonic Orchestra Sept.2; Star & Micey on the 9th; Marcella Pinilla on the 16th; and Rebirth of Soul on the 23rd. If you’ve never been to the Museum, its grounds are beautiful and offer one of the best views of the Mississippi River.

Congrats to Felicia Suzanne’s, which received praise in this week’s edition of the Arkansas Times. The Times is the Little Rock equivalent of the Memphis Flyer, and is a publication I always pick up when I’m in town visiting.

I need to eat at Felicia’s more often… I just feel underdressed in the summer going in there in shorts, and yet it’s too hot for me to consider wearing anything else. Maybe when fall weather arrives I’ll get in there.

Cockadoos was reviewed in the Commercial Appeal today. Good place to go for breakfast and lunch Downtown. Hmmm it’s Friday and they open at midnight. Maybe I’ll drop in for a late-night snack.

The schedule for next week’s Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, presented by the Center for Southern Folklore, has been posted. This has evolved into one of my favorite festivals of the year, and I’ll be there most of the time Saturday and Sunday of next week (with occasional side trips for the Flying Saucer, if they put something good on Fire Sale).

I went to Calhoun’s last night for their weekly poker tournament. It’s the 6th time I’ve played, and the 4th time I walked away with the gift certificate prize. 67% winning percentage? Not bad. I’ll definitely be back, as the regulars at Calhoun’s are most definitely the kind of people I like sitting with me at a poker table. I now have $45 in unused certificates, enough to order 22 and a half PBRs.

Congrats to my friend Air Traffic Mike, who scored himself a J.O.B. while taking out the trash. He doesn’t need a job, but it’s an opportunity to work with one of the best chefs in town, Michael Patrick at Mesquite Chop House. ATM talks about job hunting again in his most recent post, and how opportunity is everywhere if you look for it. He’s right… just last night at Calhoun’s, I struck up a conversation with someone who said she could put me to work. Of course, I’m already happily employed so I turned her down, but it’s nice to know I have options.

Plan for tonight: A warm-up beer at the Saucer about 6, then I’ll hit South Main Trolley Night about 6:45 and see if I can score an SMA burger.