National Night Out reminder + Tuesday news

Tonight is National Night Out at the Farmers Market pavilion on Front from 6 to 8 PM. Come have some food and a drink, thank a police officer, and learn how police-community partnerships can make our neighborhood a safer place.

A very neat concept happens at Loflin Yard Thursday night: The Civil Pour. The idea is that we need to regain the ability to listen to each other, that we need to recover civil discourse. It’s not a debate, and it’s not a fight. The discussion topic this time is “red state”/”blue state.” The idea is that we tend to think in binary terms about politics. Liberal/conservative, black lives/blue lives, pro-life/pro-choice, gun control/2nd Amendment, etc. What if we stopped thinking in binary?

Are you a Disney fan? Come test your knowledge at Disney trivia brunch at Bleu this Sunday, August 7. It’s hosted by Cerrito Trivia.

If you work in the Medical District and have considered moving closer to work, you may be able to get paid to do that.

If you’re a fan of the Sushi Jimmi food truck, good news… he has announced that there will be a Sushi Jimmi restaurant coming this fall.

There will be a Choose901 back-to-school pop-up shop at 477 S. Main Friday from 3 to 7 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. There will be Memphis themed backpacks, T-shirts, hats and more. Donations for Memphis Athletic Ministries will be accepted at the shop.

Hotel Napoleon is now on Facebook. “Like” the hotel for news updates on when the grand opening will happen.

The next edition of MyHQ Sunset Yoga happens tomorrow evening, Wednesday, August 3, Free yoga class, free wine, BYO picnic.

The Jaclyn Monroe Band plays the Dirty Crow Inn Saturday night at 9 PM.

Congratulations to former Memphis Tigers basketball star Elliot Williams, who has signed a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.

The RDC is considering closing Riverside on Sundays to thwart cruising, which brings the street almost to a standstill during spring and fall peak times.

That’s it for now. Unless the weather is horrible, I plan on making it to National Night Out to show gratitude for the officers who keep our neighborhood the safest in Memphis.