Thur update: SMA happy hour tonight, ESPN GameDay, casino caution, The Walking Dead party, Muse moving, more bad weather, restaurant article, Cafe Keough

The South Main Association is starting a monthly Happy Hour, to be held the first Thursday of the month, and the first one is tonight at the Green Beetle from 5:30 to 7:30 this evening. You do not have to be an SMA member to attend. There is no set agenda, and it is just a chance to get to know your neighbors. The Beetle will have $3 draft beer, house wine, and well drinks, and as always there will be buckets of 5 bottles of beer for $10.

The FedExForum Grand Lobby will open at 6:30 AM Saturday (that’s not a typo, AM) for ESPN GameDay. Coach Pastner is hoping that University of Memphis fans will pack the place and make Memphis look great on TV. Coverage starts at 10 AM on ESPNU and 11 AM on ESPN. It’s your chance to be on national TV! More info here.

If any Downtowners are going to the casinos Saturday night, watch out: There will be a DUI checkpoint on Third near Shelby Drive. Better designate a driver or catch a casino shuttle.

Tamp & Tap will have a watch party for “The Walking Dead” premiere Sunday at 8 PM. $3.50 craft beer, $4 “Alive Inside” espresso & OJ.

The MBJ reports that clothing boutique Muse will move into the former Art on a Hot Tin Roof space at Main and Gayoso. Muse is currently located at 546 S. Main.

There is a winter weather update on the blog. To summarize: We could get a dusting of snow this afternoon. We could get some light snow tomorrow afternoon and evening. Winter weather is possible Monday afternoon into Wednesday and we could see snow, sleet, or freezing rain. SERIOUSLY??? Haven’t we had enough of winter?

Nice article about restaurants by the Majestic Grille’s Patrick Reilly in Memphis Magazine. You can read it here.

Cafe Keough has a Facebook page that you can “like” to keep up with happenings there. They posted their menu this morning. They also posted that the Side Street Steppers will be performing there tomorrow night from 7:30 to 10.

All right, time to munch a chicken southwest salad while having fun with SQL. Back tomorrow with more news.