Fri update: Cafe Keough news, more on SOFO, Redbirds, Dance Theatre of Harlem

Last night I went to Cafe Keough and took down the first-place prize in the cafe’s first-ever Thursday poker night. They pay out two places with $35 and $15 gift cards. The cafe also has sandwich specials for poker players. What a beautiful space to play in. I look forward to trying some of Keough’s food, which I’ve heard is outstanding, as I spend my gift certificate winnings.

While there, I picked up a couple of pieces of news. First of all, there is going to be a Frisbee golf tournament on Main Street on Saturday, April 12. Here are the details:

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Also, I got additional information about the new Monday trivia night at Cafe Keough: Happy hour will be extended to 9 PM that night.

More news about the SOFO center I posted about yesterday, to be located at Third and Butler: Both the CVB and Ticketmaster have disavowed involvement in the project.

The Brass Door will close at 2 PM today for a private event and will re-open tomorrow at 11 AM for lunch.

The Battle of the Birds, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Memphis Redbirds, happens today at AutoZone Park, and that’s not the only reason today is significant in Memphis baseball history: Today the Cardinals take ownership of the Redbirds, and the city takes ownership of AutoZone Park.

For the ballgame tonight, gates open at 4:30, and there will be a block party in the plaza until 6 with live music and face painting. The Cards will have batting practice at 4:45. At 6:10 pre-game ceremonies will begin. There will be a first pitch by United States Navy Petty Officer First Class Laura Guthridge, colors will be presented by United States Marine Corps Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron, and St. Jude patient Adrianna will sing the National Anthem. First pitch is at 6:35. For the 7th inning stretch, a member of Navy Band Mid-South will sing “God Bless America.” Keep an eye on the weather. Storms are expected tonight. The blog has the details.

The Dance Theatre of Harlem performs at the Cannon Center tonight. Tickets are $27-52.

The two teams that sent the most fans to Memphis for the Sweet Sixteen, Dayton and Florida, advanced last night in the NCAA tournament. That’s good news for Downtown Memphis, because those fans will stick around and spend money and local businesses while their teams have the day off today. Should be a fun night out tonight with Gator and Flyer fans partying on Beale and nearby.