Free monthly event on Metal Museum grounds and more news (Thur update #2)

Tonight the Metal Museum launches Whet Thursday, a free event on the Metal Museum grounds the first Thursday of every month through October. There will be blacksmithing demos, food trucks, gallery talks, live music, and yard games on the grounds. This month the Gourmade food truck will be on site. To kick off the event, Ghost River Brewing will be there handing out FREE BEER. 5-8 PM. This event is friendly to all ages. Free parking is available on Metal Museum Drive.

Creative Works hosts In Good Company: Connections for Creatives tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 at South of Beale. This is a monthly chance to meet up with fellow creatives. Catch up with old friends, find a freelance gig, whatever you want to do.

Celebrate the release of Chris Milam’s new record, Kids These Days, at Loflin Yard this evening. Jana Misener starts off the live music at 8 PM. $5 cover.

The Downtown Tart location in One Commerce Square got some praise from a source that knows a thing or two about food:

Tennessee Equality Project is throwing a Disco Extravaganza Saturday, April 22 from 8 to 11 PM at the High Cotton taproom. Put on your polyester pants and your platform shoes and come boogie down. TEP works for equality for our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, but you definitely don’t have to be LGBTQ to come down and partake in the fun. In fact, it is more important than ever for us straight people to support organizations like this one. $10 suggested donation at the door goes to TEP.

In other High Cotton news, they are having their monthly book club meeting on Sunday, April 30 at 2 PM. Not saying this isn’t a fine way to spend a Sunday afternoon, because it is, but two caveats: 1) That’s the same day as Beale Street Wine Race, one of the most fun and outlandish spectacles of the spring. 2) Might want to read the reviews of this month’s book on Amazon before you buy.

That’s it for now. Got an informal meeting with some of the BBQ teammates tonight at the Silly Goose. The discussion topic is how we are going to steal the baby hippo from the zoo and enter it into the Anything But category at BBQ Fest. I have been saying for years we should enter a hippopotamus, and this is a golden opportunity: We can impress the judges by telling them we locally sourced our entry. This is the second post today, so keep scrolling for this morning’s post. Back tomorrow with more.