Wednesday update

Early voting has begun in Shelby County, and it goes on until November 1. If you’ve never early voted before, the process can be confusing… but it’s actually easier and quicker than voting on Election Day. Bill Dries of the Daily Memphian has an article entitled Ballot Basics: Early Voting.

Memphis Grrizzlies’ G-League team the Memphis Hustle will have Family Fun Day at the Landers Center in Southaven this Sunday at 2 PM. Meet the team and watch them scrimmage. The Grizzlies entertainment teams will be there as well

In other Hustle news, here’s their 2018-19 schedule:

The annual Memphis Holiday Parade has been announced for Saturday, December 1, on Beale Street at 4 PM. Of course I WILL BE THERE watching the parade outside the King’s Palace Tap Room as I have for years. That will be a busy day, with the St. Jude marathon in the morning, the Tigers hosting Texas Tech at 1:30, the holiday parade, the SEC Championship on TV, and Stumbling Santa. I haven’t seen the official announcement for Stumbling Santa yet but it traditionally happens the first Saturday of December.

South Main Sounds will host its 100th Songwriter Showcase this Friday, October 26, at 7 PM. Performers will include Bailey Bigger, Amber Rae Dunn, Vanessa Winter, Paul Jewell, Rodrick Duran, Tim Plunk, and Bud Summers.

The Blind Bear has announced its Halloween party this Saturday, October 27. Shot specials, costume contest with the winner decided at 1 AM (must be present to win), Blues Masters featuring Queen Ann Hines take the stage at 10. There will be a photographer on hand to capture Halloween moments.

Belle Tavern will open at 8 AM this Saturday. With Race for the Cure beginning at 9, Belle will provide a safe place where you can drop your belongings and they will be watched while you run.

Memphis City FC, the pro soccer team that will begin play at AutoZone Park next year, has announced its first three signings.

New show added to the Halloran Centre calendar:

The guy who randomly blocks me and unblocks me did it again this week. I would love to know what he gets out of doing that.

Man, the Daily Memphian is so good. I had a great time reading sports writer Chris Herrington’s responses to his mailbag this morning. If any of my readers are on the fence about subscribing, I have found it to be absolutely worth the $7 a month fee. Besides, when you subscribe you get a month for free, so if you find it to not be worth it you can always cancel before the end of your first month.

All right, time to do a little grocery shopping. Back tomorrow with more news.