Fri update: Music Fest 3-day passes, Memphis name one of 20 must-see places, Monday Lunch Club tries Bleu, Chisca Hotel pics, lots of Stumbling Santa news

$65 three-day passes to Music Fest 2013 are now on sale. Get them here. The $65 passes will run out very quickly, so don’t delay if you want to purchase.

National Geographic has named Memphis one of 20 must-see places. Only four of the twenty places are in the United States.

This week the Monday Lunch Club visited Bleu and tried their BYO sandwich and pasta menus. Here is their review.

The MBJ posted a look inside the Chisca Hotel, a photo gallery of 15 images. The hotel is in pretty bad shape, but it least it’s still standing.

Lots of stuff about Stumbling Santa, the Santa-themed pub crawl starting at the Flying Saucer tomorrow night at 7. Info they want to pass along:

1) Make sure you have your ID in a place where you can get to it easily. If everyone has their ID out and ready, the lines at the bars’ doors will move quickly.

2) Try to bring cash to pay for your drinks. Imagine 700 Santas all trying to tab out with a credit card at once.

3) Don’t forget to bring a toy for Porter-Leath (no stuffed animals).

If any Santas want to pre-game for the pub crawl, the Green Beetle is offering happy hour specials from 5 to 7 tomorrow for those in costume.

If you want to pre-game SUPER early, a number of Santas will gather outside the Pyramid at 8 AM tomorrow. They will be cheering the marathon runners and handing out high-fives. You’re welcome to put on your costume and come join.

Every year I say to myself, “That’s it, I’m done with Stumbling Santa, I don’t want to deal with the crowds and the 74 bazillion people who want to take a picture anymore.” And then by the next year I realize the event is a lot of fun and supports a good cause, and I put on the costume again. I’ll be at the Saucer dressed in whatever of my Santa costume has survived at 7 tomorrow night.

Tonight is South Main Trolley Tour from 6 to 9. Weather is unusually nice for the end of November, so I’ll probably head south about 7:30 after a few warm-up beers at the Saucer.