It’s Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday, as well as “Post to Facebook What I’m Giving Up For Lent” Eve. If you’re looking for some good, wholesome entertainment that the entire family can enjoy this evening, allow me to recommend a show at the New Daisy. CRADLE OF FILTH, said to be the UK’s most visionary and hellish outfit, will play at 6 tonight in anticipation of their upcoming studio album, Hammer of the Witches. Tickets are $23-30. I tried to see if there is a discount ticket price for children under 12, but couldn’t seem to find one.
Now, I know most of you are probably not even reading this post anymore because your plans for tonight were set in stone by my first paragraph. However, for those three or four of you who are still with me, I will present a couple of other options for tonight: R5 plays the Cannon Center, and it’s the beginning of a week-long run for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at the Orpheum.
From the MBJ: A developer who owns seven pieces of property in The Edge, including the recently-acquired Wonder Bread factory, sees “Live, Work, Play” potential in the neighborhood. As someone who hangs out in bars a lot, the most exciting piece of news in the article to me is that the developer intends to fix up the former Kudzu’s fairly quickly. They then want to find an owner/operator who is interested in running a restaurant/bar in the space. It’s just a dream, but oh, man, I would love to see Aldo get his hands on that place. Something that’s kinda halfway between Bardog and Slider Inn sounds perfect for that location and that neighborhood.
There’s an Afro-Cuban Valentine’s Day Dinner art Art Village Gallery, 410 S. Main, from 7 to 9 PM Saturday. Nigerian chef Hilda O. will prepare a 5-course dinner with African and Cuban influences. She made a Nigerian side dish at WREG Live at 9.
NOT GOOD: Climate change threatens the growth of hops, a key ingredient in beer.
The Flying Saucer is having a Saucer Gras party tonight. There will be cask tappings by Abita Brewing Company, along with king cake and beads.
From the New York Post: Matt Barnes gets revenge on recently fired Knicks coach Derek Fisher on Instagram without even saying a word.
Madison Cypress Lakes Apartments is seeking a leasing consultant. Experience pulling cars out of lakes is a plus.
I found a couple of articles from Lifehacker worth sharing. First of all, new app Notarize lets you get documents notarized straight from your phone. You’ll need your driver’s license, and it costs $25 compared to the handful of bucks it would cost in person; but if you’re busy or pressed for time, this could be really convenient.
Also from Lifehacker: Spot a liar by increasing their cognitive load with open-ended questions. Very true and I will throw in an additional piece of advice: If you believe someone is lying to you, try to use text or a chat platform for as many of your conversations as possible. Anything they say face-to-face can be denied later, and you have to have permission to record phone conversations. With text and chat, however, a history is automatically created, giving you a paper trail.
For those of you who also #FeelTheBern, there will be a grand opening for Bernie Sanders’ campaign office at 2986 Poplar on Saturday, February 13 from 11:30 AM to 5 PM. Party begins at 12, training for canvassing at 3, door-knocking at 4. This event is family-friendly and there will be a kids’ lounge with games and toys.
I have also read that the circus is coming to town between now and the Tennessee primary. Donald Trump will give Tennessee political leaders a 24-hour advance notice of when he plans to bring his unique brand of racism and demagoguery to Memphis.
Time to head to work. I get to play with some cutting-edge stuff today, so I am kind of looking forward to today. Possibly a second post at lunch or after work, so check back.