Monday update

The 2018 Beale Street Holiday parade is this Saturday, December 1 from 4:00 to 5:30. You know the drill… floats, marching bands, people throwing candy to the crowds, and of course Santa. Unfortunately the parade happens right in the middle of the American Conference championship game, but there are plenty of bars on Beale with TVs.

I plan on being there… my usual first Saturday stop Bardog Tavern always gets super busy the day of the St. Jude marathon. What I’ll probably do is get warmed up at the Blind Bear when it opens at 11, then head down to the King’s Palace Tap Room to watch Memphis play UCF and to watch the parade.

Take advantage of the Cyber Monday special at the Peabody Hotel today if you’re coming to Memphis to visit anytime in December, January, or February. Get 40% off their best available rate. There are some blackout dates and the rate is subject to availability.

However, you might want to wait until tomorrow (Tuesday) to book your air travel. Lifehacker says the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is one of the best days of the year for airfare rates.

Tune into WREC 600 AM tonight at 7 for the first edition of The Penny Hardaway Show. Coach Penny will be on the radio every Monday at 7 through March 4.

Broadway musical Les Miserables returns to the Orpheum this week for performances Tuesday-Sunday.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.