Friday update

Treat Your Beast is the theme at tomorrow’s Memphis Farmers Market. There’s a lot for your dogs at the Market. Farm House Barkery has dog treats and Heart of Eden has dog care products. You can also shop any of the Market’s several meat vendors and get a bone to give your dog. Dogs’ 2nd Chance will be on hand from 9 to noon for adoptions.

In other Farmers Market news, kids can make farm animal masks in the crafts area from 9 to 11. They can make animal noises while making their masks. The National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee will be on hand from 8:30 to 12:30 passing out information. Market sponsor Subaru will bring a demo model. Live music by Angela Sue Cheslock from 8:30 to 10 and Seth Austin 11 to 12:30. The Market happens every Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson.

I PLAN ON BEING THERE tomorrow and I hope the tandoori truck is back! I am in the mood for vegetable pakoras. They give you so many though… I need someone to share my pakoras.

The Grizzlies have an open house tomorrow from 2 to 5 at FedExForum where those considering buying season tickets can test-drive their seats. From 6 to 8 there will be a Blue-White Scrimmage.

A new store called Southern Creed will be coming to South Main soon, selling Southern-inspired fashion of owner Rebecca Thomason’s own design. The store will be the product of the MEMshop program, helping connect business owners and underused or vacant storefronts so the owners can build their businesses.

Susan from the Hungry Memphis blog and former Memphis Flyer writer Bianca checked out Zaka Bowl, the new vegan-bowl restaurant in East Memphis which is the brainchild of Ed from South of Beale.

James Taylor from TV’s The Bachelorette will perform live at Tin Roof today at 8:30 PM. $5 admission.

Interesting: Large chocolate company hires meteorologists to analyze the impact of the weather on the chocolate business. This can include tasks like predicting the supply and size of almonds to go in Almond Joy candy bars. It can also mean looking out for storms and other weather events that might disrupt the supply chain. Thanks to for tweeting this link.

BRIDGES is hiring for four full-time staff positions.

If you’re near a radio this afternoon, turn on WKNO FM 91.1 this afternoon at 3:45. Center for Southern Folklore director Judy Peiser will be on Checking on the Arts to talk about upcoming shows at the Center, as well as the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival that happened September 3-4.

USA TODAY, in its 34 years of operation, has never made a recommendation in a presidential race. However, this week they declared Donald Trump unfit to be president.

South Main Trolley Night should be beautiful this evening! I will be there. Come on out and enjoy South Main!