Fri update: Good news for beer lovers, Trolley Night tonight, events for the kids tomorrow, get your O.J. Mayo bobblehead

Couple of pieces of good news for beer lovers in Memphis. First of all, Ghost River Brewery at Main and Crump is spending $750,000 on an expansion. That will allow them to bottle beers and sell them at retail locations. Pretty soon you’ll be able to pop open a bottle of Ghost River Golden, and people who come to visit from out of town will be able to take some fine Memphis beer home with them.

If you’ve ever thought about brewing your own beer at home, this weekend would be a good time to give it a try. Groupon has a deal with weekend for a $40 beer brewing kit from Midsouth Malts for $20. There are two different kits to choose from.

It’s South Main Trolley Night from 6 to 9 tonight, with many of the galleries and shops on South Main open, and some will put out free appetizers and wine. Couple of insider tips if you go down there:

1) Stop by 431 S. Main, where the Memphis Songwriters Association will have a CD release party at the Memphis Music Foundation headquarters. Live music by local artists, and you’ll be able to buy the new CD full of performances by MSA members. 6-9 PM. Light snacks provided. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

2) If you’re looking for something to do after Trolley Night, check out the Prime Cut Band at the Marmalade Lounge on G.E. Patterson. They perform from 9 to midnight.

Couple of events for the kids tomorrow. First of all, there’s a skateboard competition at Greenlaw Community Center at 190 Mill Avenue. Get the details in this Memphis Daily News article.

Secondly, there’s a dance party tomorrow at the Rumba Room from 2 to 5. Kids 7 and under are invited to come get down to kid-friendly dance tunes at “The Little Disco.” There will be healthy snacks, stroller parking, and changing stations. Adults not allowed unless accompanied by kids 7 and under. $10 adults, $10 kids, free for non-walking infants.

The Grizzlies host the Washington Wizards tomorrow night at the FedExForum. O.J. Mayo will serve the first game of a 10-game suspension for testing positive for over-the-counter substance DHEA. Ironically, tomorrow is O.J. Mayo bobblehead night with an O.J. mini-bobblehead for the first 5,000 fans.

I’ll be out at a couple of parties tonight. Will bring the camera in case anything blog-worthy happens.