Thursday update

Going to make this a very quick post this morning. Maintenance is coming around to change air filters, check water heaters, change smoke detector batteries, etc. I prefer not to be home when they do that stuff, so I’m going to post with a quickness and then evacuate to the Monroe Avenue Branch Office. My original plan of a deep fried cornish hen from Flying Sobies at the Court Square food truck rodeo will have to be postponed for a week due to the rain.

The city has announced road closures for RiverArtsFest this weekend involving Riverside Drive and several cross streets. If you take Riverside north of Union to/from work, plan an alternative route for Friday.

Penny Hardaway’s Memphis Tigers take the court at FedExForum tonight at 7 for an exhibition game versus the LeMoyne-Owen Magicians. Buy tickets here. (Weird that FedExForum does not have the game listed on its website.) Kudos to Coach Penny on continuing the tradition of scheduling this fine Memphis school. LeMoyne-Owen gets a $20,000 appearance fee for the game, which is a boost for their athletic department.

FedEx is interested in moving one of its divisions, FedEx Trade Networks, into the Gibson Guitar Factory space Downtown. That would be a big economic impact on the area, in terms of employees frequenting nearby businesses as well as employees relocating Downtown to be close to work.

The Downtown Memphis Commission is sponsoring free, 60-minute unlimited rides on Explore Bike Share this weekend. Sign up here.

Multi-Grammy winner Maxwell plays the Orpheum tonight.

Dale Watson plays the Pure Memphis Music series tonight at Old Dominick Distillery. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30. $5 of every ticket goes to nonprofit partner Beale Street Caravan.

Over in Midtown tonight, Marilyn Manson plays Minglewood Hall.

The Belz Museum in Pembroke Square will open at 10 AM rather than its normal time of noon Saturday, for those who want to visit it after running Race for the Cure.

This meme could very well apply to me and my writing style:

Fall on Beale, featuring Walker Hayes with special guest Dylan Schneider, has been moved to Tin Roof this evening due to threat of rain. This is a free show with music starting at 7:30.

That’ll do it! Time to brave the rain for a walk to the branch office.