Wed update: South Main Haunts, how to find tickets to sold-out beerfest, Oakland’s Downtown development idea, archer>malmo to present at SXSW, Grizzlies Tip-Off Luncheon

There will be a family-friendly event called South Main Haunts this Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The neighborhood will bring back some of the more colorful characters from times long ago. It will be a self-guided walking tour full of folks from Memphis’ past, with ghoulish tales and artists showing their wares. Event is free to attend and will be on South Main between Huling and G.E. Patterson.

Need tickets to the sold-out Cooper Young Beerfest this Saturday? Have tickets that you can’t use? Make connections on the festival’s Facebook page to buy and sell.

Oakland wants its Downtown to be Brooklyn to San Francisco’s Manhattan. The problem is, not enough people are living there. The city is trying an unusual strategy to fix that: Free rent.

Staff at Downtown firm archer > malmo are going to South by Southwest in 2014 to present “The Only Five Reasons to Ever Use Web Animations.” Sounds like a great talk, and I agree with them that too many wannabe web designers use “because we can” as a reason to include gaudy, awful animations. Info here.

The Grizzlies are hosting their 12th annual Tip-Off Luncheon October 28 at the FedExForum. Dine with Z-bo, Marc, Tony, Mike, the other Mike, and the rest of the team. Tickets are $60 for a single or $500 for a table of 10. There’s also a $2000 option for a table of 8 with a Grizzlies player and/or management.

Starting to get a list of Halloween parties together. So far I have Blind Bear and Paula & Raiford’s Disco on the 26th, Flying Saucer and Bardog Tavern on the 31st. I will try to get more info on all of those as well as other Downtown parties. Right now, though, back to work. Halfway through a week in training.