Just waking up after a very fun Saturday night of Halloween parties. I hung out with some friends at the Saucer, then about 11:30 we migrated over to the Blind Bear where we got the side dining room. We managed to avoid the spots that have shitshow crowds on the weekends, although we had a close call as we were leaving the Saucer. In the picture shown here, I’m reminding someone that I died for her sins. I guess I should actually read the Bible and find out what all Jesus did so I can be more in character. One thing we learned last night is that Jesus is a big fan of the Flying Saucer’s $2 mystery beer tub.
If you didn’t get to see Jesus last night, he will be out at the Silly Goose’s Fireball Fear party Wednesday night. There will be plenty of sins to be forgiven there, so Jesus will be quite busy indeed. I’ll have more details on that party and the Bardog hearse giveaway on Wednesday.
If you’re a dog lover, get over to Mud Island this afternoon. The Harbor Town Dog Show happens today from noon to 4. Prizes for Most Original Costume, Terrific Pet Tricks, Most Glamorous, Best Tail Wagging, Most Mysterious Heritage, Best Costume in a Group &/or with a Float, Best Vocal Performance, Most Obedient, and Best in Show. Money raised benefits the Humane Society.
Today is the second day of RiverArtsFest, the city’s largest arts festival. It’s in the South Main district with hundreds of arts vendors, a food court, and live music. $5 admission fee after 12.
Jimmy Ogle is giving a walking tour of the Memphis-Arkansas bridge today at 2. It’s free and cameras are encouraged. Meet at Crump Park near Metal Museum Drive if you want to take the tour. As of right now the I-55 bridge is the only one of the four Memphis bridges you can legally walk over.
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids today, The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare will be at the Orpheum at 6. The show will feature electroluminescent puppetry. No idea what that means but it sounds pretty cool and cutting-edge.
My plans for today: Majestic at 11 for mimosas, Blind Bear after that. Undecided whether I’ll head south to RiverArtsFest or skip it altogether this year and just have a normal Sunday. Temp is 43 as I type this. That’s a little bit cold for the PBR hoodie/shorts/sandals combination but I’m going to try to make it work anyway.