Tomorrow at 2 pm at The Silly Goose, Clay Thompson will be hosting a meeting with a featured speaker who specializes in helping small business maximize their largest asset, which is their businesses. Wine and snacks will be provided and will last under an hour.
There’s a Groupon deal for a Grizzlies game going on right now. You have your choice of seating, Terrace II or Club. You also have your choice of three games: Phoenix on the 11th, New Orleans on the 18th, or Cleveland on the 23rd. Whichever deal you pick, you get a Grizzlies hat, and the total value is more than half off.
MemphisWeather.net tweeted that there’s an entry-level meteorologist job open at the National Weather Service. That would be a pretty cool place to work. I think I would have made a good weatherman.
Friday night is South Main Trolley Tour, with many shops and galleries open 6 to 9 PM. Mild-weather months tend to lead to huge nights for Trolley Tour, and looking at the forecast – high 81, low 62 – I’m predicting a big night for Friday.
Friday night is also the Memphis Fashion Weekend event at Jack Robinson Gallery, with a runway show 7:30 to 10 PM. MFW is described as “two nights of designers, drinks and dancing for ArtsMemphis and the love of fashion. There will also be an MFW event Saturday night at A. Schwab on Beale.
Last night I played poker at the Blind Bear, and one of my tablemates recommended the weekly 3 PM Saturday tournament at Southland Greyhound Park. It’s a $35 buy-in, with a $1000 prize pool guaranteed if at least 25 players show up. Cards are shown on video screens rather than live dealers at each table. You get 10,000 in chips to start, blinds start at 25/50 and double every 15 minutes. That’s kind of a fast structure – blinds doubling is fine in bar games, but I prefer to see 25-40% increases per level when I’m investing real American dollars. However, the advantage is that the tournament ends fairly quickly – “you’re back in Memphis by 6 PM,” my poker buddy told me. There are no rebuys in the Saturday tournament, although there are rebuy tournaments other days of the week. Hmmm. This tournament sounds a LOT like the Thursday night tournaments at Max’s Sports Bar, except for real money and on a slightly larger scale. Those who win regularly at Max’s might want to check this out.
My poker buddy said the park had $1/$2 No-Limit Hold’em cash games going on too, also with the video dealer. I like that too – you don’t have to tip a TV when you win a big pot. Southland’s poker page says they have other cash games as well, including Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and Limit Omaha Hi/Lo.
I had someone ask if any Downtown restaurants or bars will be showing Wrestlemania this Sunday. As much as it kills me to recommend this place, Hooters usually carries the big PPVs. People who’ve been to PPVs there tell me you need to show up at least an hour early. Main events this year are The Rock vs. John Cena and Triple H vs. The Undertaker.
Stuff going on tonight: Poker with Poker Jon at Bardog, 7:30 PM; Open Mic Night and Wine Down Wednesday at the Brass Door, 8 PM; trivia at the Blind Bear, 8 PM; Jeremy Stanfill at the Silly Goose, 9 PM.