Best Memphis Burger Fest and other events happening this weekend, plus PBR news

Tomorrow is the Best Memphis Burger Festival, in the parking lot of Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison in Midtown, from 10:30 AM to 6 PM. Teams will compete to see who can cook the best burger in several categories: Veggie burger, Anything but cow, Extreme burger, and Best Memphis Burger. The event benefits three pet-related charities: Streetdog Foundation, the Tunica Humane Society, and Fayette County Animal Rescue. Some cook teams will offer burger samples in exchange for a suggested donation to these wonderful charities. Since my BBQ team does not compete in Burger Fest, I will be joining forces with Squeal Street BBQ for the day.

In addition to the cooking competition, there will be live music, a pickle-eating competition for the kids, and a slider-eating contest (sponsored by Slider Inn) for the adults. There will also be pet adoptions, a cornhole tournament, and food trucks.

There’s a Build Your Own Terrarium workshop today at Garden Path at the corner of Madison and Marshall. 1 PM. More info here.

John Paul Keith and Mark Stuart play the Harbor Town Amphitheatre at 7 tonight.

A suspicious package was found in the FedExForum parking garage yesterday.

Lots of tribute bands performing tomorrow, with the School of Rock performing a tribute to Green Day and Van Halen at 4. At 6:30 tomorrow there will be a Led Zeppelin tribute at the New Daisy.

In the news: Pabst sells for $700 million to Russian company

All right, time to hit Publish and get this day going. Starting off at Panda’s bar at Bardog as usual.