“Can we keep him, Paul?” + Thursday news

For my readers who are going to the FedExFamilyHouse Gala, or who wanted to but tickets were sold out: Tickets to the gala’s Late-Night Lounge are still on sale. Dance the night away in the Peabody Hotel’s Continental Ballroom with a DJ, incredible lights, food and beverages. Attendees have the chance to win prizes including Grizzlies tickets, Apple iMac computers and more. The event starts at 9:30 PM Saturday and dress code is cocktail attire (suit, no tie). General admission tickets are $60 and include two drink tickets and light hors d’oeuvres. Honorary Chairs Tony Allen and his wife Desiree will personally give away their gift, and Eli Manning will give away a signed football.

This sounds like fun: Tasting Game Tuesdays comes to the Wiseacre taproom Tuesday, April 18 from 7 to 9 PM. It’s a chance for you to learn all about the different styles of beer as you play a beer tasting game. $20 ticket includes lots of beer samples and snacks.

In other Wiseacre news, their spring seasonal, Boomslang Belgian IPA, will be released next week. To celebrate, they will have a tour and pairing bringing together the Boomslang with the fanciest of all sandwiches, the Bahn Mi. Get tickets here.

The Edge Gets Lit, the alley party celebrating the lighting of Floyd Alley on Saturday, April 29, is seeking artisan vendors interested in having a booth on Vendors’ Row. Download a vendor application here. Festival times are noon to 11 PM with booth setup 7 AM to 11 AM. Booths are only $50, but if you’re an artisan in the Edge District, they’ll take care of you for only $25. They are also looking for artisans to do demonstrations in the alley and side lots.

This Saturday’s Small Shop Saturday (noon-4) in the Ghost River taproom will feature Erica McCarrens Art. Every week you can see and purchase the work of a local artist and maker while enjoying Ghost River craft beer.

Shufflegrit plays The Dirty Crow Inn Saturday at 9.

Nice to see a vacant office building in the Downtown core occupied and improved. Fast-growing Allworld Project Management will be moving into a two-story building at 60 North BB King.

So, Tuesday night I was hanging out at the Silly Goose, with my little green haired troll Perjorie standing on the bar next to my beer. Shorty the cook came up and put this down next to Perjorie.

“Can we keep him, Paul?”

Oh, my… Shorty meant well, but the last thing I need is for that troll to have a pet. She has no idea how to care for a Triceratops, and I’d end up having to feed it. Plus I would have to worry about running into a troll with a Tyrannosaurus Rex as a pet. That could get ugly. Sorry, Perjorie, but no.

Off to work. Possibly a second post later today.