Thur update 2: More Halloween parties, Memphis Habitat/Uptown, Aldo’s/Instagram, vegan cookbook signing

I’ve received word of more Halloween parties. The Blind Bear is going to do their party Friday, October 26. The Silly Goose will have two parties: a costume party on Saturday, October 27 and a Fireball Fear Bash on Wednesday, October 31 with DJ Cody both nights. Paula Raiford said her disco is celebrating Halloween the weekend of the 26th-27th but the main party is the 27th. So here’s the lineup I’ve got so far:

  • Thur 10/25: Kooky Canuck
  • Fri 10/26: Blind Bear
  • Sat 10/27: Silly Goose, Paula & Raiford’s Disco, Flying Saucer
  • Wed 10/31: Silly Goose (Fireball), Bardog Tavern

Also a private party a lot of Downtowners attend, normally the last Saturday of October, has been moved to the first weekend of November. I LOVE the way the schedule is working out this year. In previous years, everyone would try to do their parties the same night (the last Saturday of October) leaving the party-goers divided between a million different options. This year we’ll have ample time to enjoy it all.

I’m still trying to figure out a costume for this year. I particularly enjoy costumes where I can play a character – Saucer Girl, Bruce Pearl, and superhero PBR Man in previous years. If you have any suggestions for me let me know. Yikes, I’m down to 14 days to figure this out.

By the way, I have a couples costume suggestion: Girl in a Tube Top, and Guy Who Likes to Pull Down Tube Tops. That would be a great costume.

In other news: The Daily News reports that Memphis Habitat will focus on Uptown for the next two years. The nonprofit, which helps qualifying families build and own homes for the first time, plans to build 50 houses and rehabilitate 100 properties in the area.

Restaurants: If you want an example of how to promote your business on Instagram, look at what @aldospizzapies is doing. They are hitting it out of the ballpark with their food porn photos.

If you’re coming to the Memphis Farmers Market Saturday, clean out your cabinets first. They will be founding up non-perishable food and unused personal care items to take to the Mid-South Food Bank.

Memphis author Bianca Phillips will sign copies of her vegan cookbook Cookin’ Crunk tomorrow, Friday, October 12, at Whole Foods at 5022 Poplar from 4 to 7 PM. You can purchase a copy of the book there, or bring a previously-purchased copy for Bianca to sign. The market will have samples of tempeh gumbo and vegan pimiento cheese for you to try. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Time for beer. Quick mayorship defense at the Saucer then over to the Blind Bear.