Friday news

I’ve been asked to post a link to Team Ernst, the website of Mike Ernst and his team fighting against ALS. Mike is a former Memphian who started on the Harvard football team. Because of ALS he is now in a wheelchair. If you’re so inclined, please take a minute to visit the site and learn more about ALS and Mike’s very real struggle.

The MBJ has the schedule for MemFix in the Edge tomorrow from 10 to 8. Come help re-imagine the area around Monroe and Marshall while enjoying food, music, pop-up shops, poetry, art, new public spaces and more.

If you’re driving Downtown tomorrow, allow extra time for heavy traffic in the area around FedExForum mid to late afternoon due to Memphis Tigers Madness.

Tomorrow is “Secure Your Identity Day” at the Commercial Appeal building, 495 Union, from 9 to noon. Bring up to 5 bags of old credit card receipts, bills, and other personal paperwork you no longer want and they will be destroyed for you at no cost. You don’t even have to get out of your car.

The Incredibles plays on the big screen at Beale Street Landing tonight, 7 PM.

Downtown and Midtown square off in the rubber match of Sandlot Baseball Sunday at 2 PM at Tom Lee Park, on the new Get RiverFit soccer field at the park’s south end. Winner gets bragging rights and the pennant. The series is currently tied 1-1. Sache will be on site printing shirts.

There was a minor fire at the Rendezvous this morning. It is out and the restaurant is open for business.

Check out the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Downtown Fall/Winter guide.

The MBJ has a look at the Old Dominick distillery that is coming soon to the Front Street Chicken District.

Plans for tonight: I’ve got the first of back-to-back birthday parties to attend at Blind Bear. Tonight it’s red rover, red rover (no, not the agency), and then tomorrow it’s the girl who wore a tube top to Stumbling Santa in 27 degrees (LOVE HER!!!). I definitely don’t mind spending time at the Bear so this should be a fun weekend.