Wednesday morning update

If you’re an animal lover and a trivia lover, High Cotton is hosting an evening of Tails and Trivia Thursday, August 4 from 6 to 9 in their taproom. It will benefit the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, with┬áthe help of Hollywood Feed, MEMpops, and Memphis Trivia. Humans can donate $10 to get in, and admission includes a pint glass, a beer token, and an entry for trivia. There will be prizes for the top three finishers at trivia, and a silent auction as well. A food truck (to be announced) will be parked outside. Dogs are welcome provided they can handle social situations and are on a leash. There will be $1 beer grain treats for the dogs, as well as $3 Pooch Hooch, a specially-brewed beer that is safe for dogs to drink. For those who have never been out there, the brewery is at 598 Monroe, just west of the intersection at Marshall (and just east of my BBQ team sponsor Holliday Flowers).

I don’t know if any of my readers go to the Bendy Brewski Yoga classes that normally happen at High Cotton on Thursday evenings, but if they do, the brewery has announced that there will be no yoga this week to make way for trivia players and their pups.

Classic PC game Oregon Trail makes its return this week… as a tabletop card game that will be sold exclusively at Target. Please let this be the hot new craze so people will be talking about something other than Pokemon! It’s time for Pokemon Go to die of dysentery.

Bass Pro has announced the greatest catfish tournament this side of the Mississippi at the Pyramid and Mud Island River Park September 9 and 10. First place will pay out $14,000 cash, with more than $60,000 in cash and prizes being awarded in total. A prize of particular interest is the chance to win a fishing trip with outdoor legend Bill Dance.

Luke White and Logan Hanna kick off the live entertainment at Loflin Yard for the week on Thursday, August 4. Chris Milam plays Friday, the Daddy Mack Blues Band Saturday, and Tennessee Ripple on Sunday.

The Downtown Huey’s will be closed for renovations the week of August 8 through August 14.

Almost Famous headlines the Peabody’s Thursday rooftop party for this week. $10 to get in with the first 200 ladies free. Admission price includes a buffet of items from Capriccio Grill’s dinner menu. Drink specials are a Mystery Margarita and Firefly Cherry Zing. In VIP there is an additional special of Firefly Passion Punch.

I do expect to have a second post sometime later today, so check back. That’ll do it for now.

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.