Thursday update

Want to do a quick project that benefits others, and get free Aldo’s pizza?

Rhythmic Circus comes to the Orpheum tonight, presenting Red and Green, a celebration of holiday music and memories. There will be a beatboxing version of “The Grinch,” a full-cast performance of “Linus and Lucy” from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and a medley called “Toy Soldier March.”

Ghost River will have A Future Everything showcase at its taproom this Saturday, November 18, a day of music, food, and beer featuring 10 Tennessee-based artists. $5 to get in. Yippie Trippie & the Porkstars will be the food truck and from noon to 4 there will be a Small Shop featuring Mama Jody’s. They will have the Grizzlies on at 7 and while the game is on there will be a $1 off special on Grindhouse Cream Ale (my favorite Ghost River beer!)

The annual Important Meeting will happen at Ghost River the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 24. If family obligations around Thanksgiving get you down and you need an excuse to get away, tell them you have an Important Meeting to attend. There will be live music by the Michael Brothers 2-4. Food truck for 11 AM-3 PM to be determined and then Yippie Trippie & the Porkstars will be there at 4.

Isn’t it funny how you have to have some kind of obligation to get out of family stuff? You can’t just say “I have the opportunity to go do something fun.”

We’re nearing open enrollment at work, and with my mom no longer around to be my life insurance beneficiary, I am identifying some good charities to put down as partial beneficiaries. With recent stories about Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Roy Moore and others, I have decided to name RAINN as one of the beneficiaries. RAINN is a wonderful organization that offers support to survivors and secondary survivors of sexual assault. I hope nobody reading this ever has a need for this resource, but I want to make you aware that it exists and I would encourage you to learn more about it.

Wayne Risher from the CA is reporting that the Downtown Memphis Commission has named interim CEO Jennfer Oswalt as the permanent leader to run DMC.

Ghost Hunts USA will explore the Haunted Masonic Lodge at Fourth and Court Saturday, February 3 from 7 PM to 2 AM. The building, erected in 1914, is considered one of the most haunted in the city. The toast of society in its heyday, the home of this secret fraternal order is full of mystery and intrigue. Learn more and register here.

This almost never happens: There are still spots left for the sushi class at Memphis Made Brewing Co. this coming Sunday. I guess people have their minds on turkey rather than sushi. I’ve heard these classes are outstanding.

In other Memphis Made news, starting this weekend you can get a 16 oz. can of any of their beers fresh out of the tap room.

Blind Bear has added a $2 PBR special during poker nights for those playing. I think Jeannette is trying to lure me back to the poker table.

Arkansas sources I follow on Twitter indicate that winning both remaining games, Mississippi State and Missouri, will be the only thing that would prevent football head coach Bret Bielema from being fired. Memphis coach Mike Norvell is said to be their second choice as the next head coach, behind Gus Malzahn.

Rep. Steve Cohen and other House Democrats have filed articles of impeachment against the Trumpster. My first reaction was, “Isn’t that premature? We haven’t yet heard of one thing ongoing investigations have uncovered about Trump.” But now I’m wondering, do Steve and his colleagues know something we don’t know? Is it about to be Mueller time? Mueller’s team is scheduling an interview with top adviser Hope Hicks. Usually, top advisers to a target get brought in for interviews toward the end of an investigation. If it starts raining indictments, those articles of impeachment are going to be hard for Republicans to ignore.

All right. Time to get through the afternoon at work, then out to Silly Goose for happy hour. Back tomorrow with more news.