Monday update

MLK50, the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is right around the corner and a lot of big events are being planned. The National Civil Rights Museum will have extended hours March 30-April 6 and will have several special events. Read about the plans here.

Clayborn Temple, the site where the “I AM A MAN” signs were distributed in the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike that brought Dr. King to Memphis, will have a program of MLK50 events as well.

Also check out the City of Memphis MLK50 website for more information.

South Main Trolley Night celebrates Easter this Friday, with most of the shops in the area staying open until 9 or later. There will be Songwriter Night at South Main Sounds (starts 7 PM), the Earnestine & Hazel’s House Band will perform (starts 7 PM), and Merit Koch and Todd Nations play The Vault on G.E. Patterson (8:30 PM). There will be aerialists and fire dancers, and weather permitting there will be additional live music along the street. South Main Association will have a private area with complimentary food and beverages next to Bluff City Coffee.

Drink & Draw returns to Ghost River Friday, April 13 from 7 to 9. This is part game show, part art class, and all fun. Artists and non-artists alike are welcome, and there will be prizes for Best Drawing, Worst Drawing, and more. $5 includes all the supplies you will need.

Modest Mouse has announced a show at the Orpheum for Saturday, July 14. Tickets will go on sale this Friday.

Congratulations to my friend and longtime reader Ptolemy Kat, who was crowned Queen of the Ptolemy Carnival krewe this past weekend.

Carol Coletta has been named the new president and CEO of Riverfront Development Corporation, replacing Benny Lendermon. Excellent choice.

CBS has Stormy Daniels’ interview that aired on 60 Minutes last night.

That’s it for now, time to go grab lunch. Back tomorrow with more news.