RIP Mr. Spock, plus Friday news

Sad to hear of the passing of Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek series, this morning. He was 83.

Jerry Seinfeld returns to the Orpheum in May. He will be in town for a May 29 performance, with tickets going on sale March 6.

Tonight is South Main Trolley Night, with many shops and galleries open until at least 9, and live music up and down the street. Great time to shop and mingle with your neighbors. One particular live music note: Kirk Smithhart, winner of the Albert King Award for “Best Guitartist” in the 1998 International Blues Talent Competition, will take the stage at Double J from 8:30 until 12:30 tonight.

If you haven’t tried food from the Say Cheese grilled cheese sandwich food truck yet, it will be parked outside High Cotton Brewery at 598 Monroe from 4 until 9 this evening.

The entrance ramps onto westbound I-40 from Front and Riverside will be closed Sunday 6 AM to midnight for construction.

Holly has updated info about the return of Brewery Untapped. Dates will be April 9 through May 31, Thursdays through Sundays.

Big SEC game tomorrow: #18 Arkansas vs. #1 Kentucky, on CBS at 3:00. AP Sports has a preview. It’s a battle of the SEC’s two top teams. Kentucky is undefeated this season, but the Hogs hold three straight victories over the Wildcats.

The Church Health Center’s food blog just got a makeover. Check it out.

The CA has an article about Rizzo’s reopening and an exciting new brunch dish about to be added to the menu.

In Mosul, Northern Iraq, ISIS thugs are destroying statues from ancient Mesopotamia that are up to 3000 years old. This reminds me of mid-2001, when the Taliban blew up ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan. Know what the Taliban did a few months after that? Attacked the World Trade Center.

Tech blog Gizmodo covers all the latest gadget trends, no matter how creepy and gross they are. If you watch porn on your phone or mobile device, now you can charge that device while you watch, using Jack ON. I have no words for this. Wait, I do have one word: Eww.

Grizzlies/Clippers tonight at 7. Doors open for everyone at 5 and first 5000 will receive vouchers for Grizzlies flip-flops. Get there early if you want a pair. Hmmm… so people who get there early may very well end up drinking two extra $10 beers to get a $1 pair of flip-flops… I’m starting to understand how the promotions business works.

A few hours away from the weekend. By the time we come back to work on Monday, February, which has more than lived up to its reputation as the most useless month on the calendar, will be but a memory, and March will be roaring like a lion. I’ll probably get in at least one more post before February ends, though, so check back.