Thursday update #1 of at least 2

Good news for Downtowners who are fans of electronic dance music: The New Daisy and The Palace are partnering with Disco Donnie Presents, the largest electronic dance music promoter, to become the new EDM promoter and event producer for those two venues on East Beale.

Are you a hardcore Grizzlies fan? Use your knowledge of the team to earn yourself some prizes. Grizzlies trivia with Kevin Cerrito tonight at the Green Beetle, 8 PM. Dress in your Grizz gear, because the team with the most Grizz spirit will win a special bonus prize.

1995 teen movie Clueless plays on the big screen at the Orpheum tonight. Pre-movie fashion show by Crazy Beautiful. $7 adults, $5 kids under 12, show starts at 7 PM.

Transit is the featured entertainment at tonight’s Peabody rooftop party. $10 cover, doors open at 6, ladies free until 7. Admission includes an Asian buffet (7-8) of fried rice and chicken egg rolls with sweet & sour sauce. If you’re in VIP you get a second buffet (7-9:30) of chicken satay, sweet & sour meatballs, and California rolls. Lychee margaritas will be on special, and the bar promo is Red Lotus. There will be a raffle for Sunday brunch for two at Capriccio Grill.

South Main Book Juggler has two signings coming up this weekend. Friday night you can meet the authors of “Malice in Memphis, Bluff City Mysteries” from 6 to 9 in conjunction with South Main Green Bus Night. Saturday at 1, author Gabrielle Songe will do poetry reading from her book “Whippoorwill Calls” as well as a book signing.

Holly from the I Love Memphis Blog has a great article on the Memphis Made Tap Room out on Cooper. I still haven’t made it out there. Sounds like a great place to drink some local craft beer.

The Peabody has jobs open including banquet set-up manager, executive sous chef, F&B outlet supervisor (don’t ask me, no idea what that is), concierge, security, servers, valets, and housekeepers.

Bella, the lost dog I posted yesterday, has found her way home.

In the news: Hackers stole details of the sex lives of U.S. government workers. Data was gathered when workers applied for security clearances. Any deviant or high-risk sexual behavior or pattern of alcohol abuse was noted, among other things. The higher the clearance, the more data was gathered. If this data got in the hands of foreign countries, there could be blackmail potential that could lead to spilled secrets. Yikes, not good.

The Grizzlies have traded for small forward Matt Barnes. One sports writer on Twitter called him “the most Memphis player not already in Memphis” and other sports writers were commenting that his grit & grind is right up there with Z-bo and Tony Allen.

Gotta run errands in the remainder of my lunch break, so I gotta hit Publish. However, I will have at least 5 more news stories in a post to go up around 5:30 this evening. Topics will include Memphis Farmers Market, Race for the Cure, virtual rock climbing and more, so check back.