Green trolley buses re-routed for the weekend and other news

The green buses that have temporarily replaced the Main Street Trolley will detour this weekend due to part of Main being closed for RiverArtsFest. The buses’ alternate route will be:

South on Main
East on Dr. MLK Jr. Ave.
South on Second
East on G.E. Patterson
North on Third
West on Dr. MLK Jr. Ave.
North on Main and begin regular route

I picked up my Halloween costume yesterday! It was an original costume idea, not something I bought off the rack. I took my concept to Josh who does screen printing in the basement of Winfield’s at Madison and Main. He understood what I was looking for and NAILED it. Josh also printed our BBQ team’s 2014 T-shirts and did an outstanding job. If you need custom printing done on shirts I recommend Josh highly.

The Rockin’ RiverArtsFest Preview Party happens on South Main this evening, with performances by Luther Dickinson, Amy LaVere, Ms. Sharde, John Paul Keith and the 145s, and the Mighty Souls Brass Band. It’s free and you can get a first look at the 180 RiverArtsFest vendors.

Tonight is also the first night of the Hard Rock Cafe grand opening celebration. Brasher Rogue performs at the new location at 126 Beale, with Nuttin Fancy and Randy Lee. There is no charge for admission.

The Grizzlies play their final pre-season game against the Miami Heat tonight at 7 at the FedExForum. With all these events going on, expect traffic to be heavy between Union and G.E. Patterson this evening. Expect to pay a premium to park if you can’t find a spot on the street.

The Grizzlies are hosting their annual tip-off luncheon Monday. If you’re willing to part with some $$$$$ you can sit at a table with a player or team executive. All the players will be there. Proceeds raised from the luncheon benefit St. Jude.

The Grizzlies’ affiliate NBA D-League team, the Iowa Energy, will host the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Saturday, November 8 at 5 PM at the FedExForum.

Here are some pictures of the partial solar eclipse we missed yesterday due to cloud cover.

In the news: Super drunk woman mistook jail for a bar. (No, not a local Downtown Memphis story.)

I have enough news for a “Friday update #2” post after work, so there may be one. Or, I may just push it back until Saturday morning, because I have to get my Halloween costume together. If you’re going to the same Halloween party I am tonight, in the South Main district, I will see you there!