Dicey weather postpones Saturday events + more news

Showers and thunderstorms, possibly severe with high winds, are forecast to move through the Memphis metro on Saturday. That has forced a couple of events this weekend to be changed to a rain date.

The bi-weekly crawfish boil is back at Max’s Sports Bar. Normally on Saturday, this one will happen on Sunday, March 26. The first batch of crawfish usually comes off the cooker by 12:30. You get two pounds of crawfish along with corn, taters, and sausage cooked in the crawfish boil for $10. Glaze, the cook Max brings in, really knows what he is doing and the crawfish have the perfect amount of spice. The Elite Eight games will be on Max’s 10 TVs with three more on the back deck. Not a bad seat in the house!

The 901 Popper Throwdown has also been moved to Sunday. It will be 1-6 PM in front of High Cotton, 598 Monroe. High Cotton was scheduled to have a crawfish boil on Sunday; not sure how the popper fest’s move will affect the status of that event. The taproom manager (who recently sent me a friend request on Facebook) is welcome to contact me with an update.

Whether you’re going to crawfish at Max’s, the popper fest, or somewhere else, why not wrap up your Sunday with a little live music? Grace Askew plays the Blind Bear Sunday night at 9 PM.

Driving home yesterday, I took the Second Street exit off I-40 where I normally have a straight shot to my parking garage. Not last night, though. I was diverted onto Poplar with many fire engines and police cars blocking the road. The 34th floor of 100 N. Main was on fire. The building did not have electricity so firefighters had to climb 34 flights of stairs with all their gear and equipment to battle the blaze. The building’s owners were cited in August 2015 for failure to maintain fire and life safety standards.

MATA will add bus routes to accommodate visitors in town for the NCAA Regional this weekend.

The Downtown Memphis Commission wants to give local entrepreneurs and makers free rent to set up shop for two weeks to two months. The pop-up business will be located at 7 and 9 North Main, across the street from Walgreens.

Shannon Labrie from Nashville will perform at the Ghost River taproom Saturday at 6 PM. Rolling Stone describes her musical style as “As if Norah Jones and the late Jeff Buckley had started a band and gone a tiny bit country.”

The Memphis Tigers could be getting a quality in-conference basketball opponent in the coming years:

Today is the last Thursday for 30 weeks that I will not be telling you about what is happening at the Memphis Farmers Market on Saturday. So excited that Opening Day is almost here! April 1! I have an introductory post in the works for those of you who have never been to the Market before. It’ll be up early next week.

Moody Ques teammates: We have posted a park map with our booth highlighted. Don’t forget, dues go up April 1. Pay by the end of March to lock in the $350 individual/$500 couple rate. If you want to pay by cash or check, contact moodyques@gmail.com and we can arrange payment.

I’ll lead off at Silly Goose as usual after work, but I may wander down to Max’s Sports Bar to watch tonight’s Sweet Sixteen games. Back tomorrow with more news.