Busy day two weeks from now and other news

The Downtown holiday parade has been announced for Saturday, December 6. It will happen on Beale Street at 4 PM, and the Grand Marshal this year will be none other than “The Grindfather” himself, Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard/small forward Tony Allen. There is a LOT happening that day, as always happens the first Saturday in December.

  • St. Jude marathon/half-marathon in the morning
  • Holiday parade at 4 on Beale Street
  • People crowding all the Downtown bars to watch the SEC championship game (expect the bars to be extra, extra crowded if Mississippi State, Ole Miss, or Alabama is playing)
  • Stumbling Santa, a 1000+ person pub crawl starting at the Flying Saucer at 7
  • Memphis Tigers host Bradley at the FedExForum at 8:30

If you drive Downtown on the 6th, I would recommend allowing at least 30 extra minutes for heavy traffic, parking, and walking from where you park to your destination. The DMC has a parking map that can help you figure out where to park.

If you’re an IT professional looking for a job, the Church Health Center just added a database administrator opening.

The Metal Museum is having its annual holiday sale today starting at 10 AM. You can purchase jewelry, metalwork, and housewares made by renowned artists.

Here’s an article I disagree with for multiple reasons: Lorde just made history as the only person to ever look good in a tube top. This kind of thing is the reason I have to spend an entire month on this blog educating the public about the greatest fashion item ever. Not only do many women look good in tube tops, but in the photos in the article, Lorde isn’t even wearing her tube top correctly: She’s wearing a jacket over it, a no-no. I guess “The Gloss” is a magazine? I’m going to have to fire off an angry letter to the editor.

There’s a This Is Memphis Festival tonight at 7 at the New Daisy. Pretty good lineup of bands for only a $7 cover, and if you go VIP for $8 more you get a BBQ meal.

The annual Victorian Yuletide celebration kicks off Wednesday and runs through January 4 at the Woodruff-Fontaine House. Each room in the house will be decorated with items from the museum’s collection. There will be gowns from the period, as well as toys and dolls, and beds dressed in quits and blankets. The museum is at 680 Adams Avenue just east of Downtown.

Out in Cooper-Young, the Memphis Made Brewing Co. tap room opened yesterday. It will be open Fridays from 4 to 9 and will expand hours later. For those of you who know who my favorite pair of librarian glasses is, she’s working there.

Today should be a really fun day. About 30 of the Downtown crew are gathering at a house on Mud Island for the second annual “Friendsgiving,” a Thanksgiving dinner when all our friends can be together before many of us travel for the Thanksgiving holidays. I missed the first one last year and am really looking forward to tonight. There’s a strong possibility of shenanigans afterward. I’m going to start off at Panda’s bar at Bardog at 11 as usual, but with no time for an afternoon nap I am going to have to take it extremely slow at Bardog and subsequent stops. Time to go buy some PBR to take to the island then get this beautiful Saturday under way.