One of the biggest 5Ks of the year hits the streets of Downtown Memphis this evening. The Orion 5K, formerly the Gibson Guitar 5K, starts at 7 PM. The post-race party features Graham Winchester and his 7-piece band.
Memphis 901 FC returns to AutoZone Park tonight at 7:30. Their opponents will be Indy Eleven. As always the Bluff City Mafia will pre-game at the Brass Door and then march over to the park. The Brass Door, by the way, is opening at 9 AM today for your Women’s World Cup viewing pleasure and brunch.
Memphis 901 FC will have their official USWNT World Cup watch party for Team USA vs. Thailand Tuesday at 2 PM at Crosstown Brewing Co.
From the Daily Memphian: Local hip-hop artists react to the demolition of 380 Beale. The building, previously home to the Plush Club and Club Crave, was torn down to make way for construction of a new hotel.
The Grizzlies will host an NBA Draft watch party at FedExForum on Tuesday, June 20. Come on down to the Grindhouse and see who the Grizzlies get with the #2 pick. RSVP is not required, but if you do RSVP you’ll be entered in a drawing for a chance to meet the player the Grizzlies pick. TV announcers Pete Pranica and Rob Fischer will be at the event, as will Grind City Media’s Chris Vernon and Lang Whitaker. Hip-hop artist Rob Base will perform, as will the Grizz Girls and the Grizzlies Grannies and Grandpas. There will be face painting, balloon artists, and other kids’ activities.
Cordelia’s Market is hosting a natural mosquito spray class the evening of Tuesday, June 18. Learn how to use essential oils to make a non-toxic insect repellent. Class is $15 and you’ll get your own mosquito spray as well as some recipes to sample during the class. Wine and beer will be available.
The Cossitt Library’s Tuesday Lunch & Learn is back starting this Tuesday, June 11. While the library is under construction, these will be held in the Cossitt’s pop-up location in the Puck Food Hall at 409 S. Main. The event will be 12:00-12:45 but they recommend you come early to purchase food from the hall’s vendors.
Fun road trip to do if you have kids: The Tennessee Milkshake Trail
Ole Miss at Arkansas in game 1 of the Fayetteville Super Regional is on ESPN at 11 today.
Memphis Armored Fight Club’s Bluff City Brawl happens at the Hi-Tone tonight.
The Cousins Maine Lobster truck will be at Miss Cordelia’s today at 11.
Night at the Lorraine happens tonight at the National Civil Rights Museum. This gala/fundraiser for the museum will take you back to the glory days of the Lorraine Motel, with live music, dancing, a silent disco, DJs, a silent auction, and unique images of the Lorraine from the museum’s archives. Come experience the hotel that hosted B.B. King, Nat King Cole, Count Basie, Booker T & the MGs, Isaac Hayes, Satchel Page, and Jackie Robinson.
Comedy returns to the Memphis Made brewery tonight at 7:30.
Like fine wine, retired newsman Dan Rather just gets better with age.
As a taxpayer, if I’m going to pay for a family to go on a European Vacation, I’d rather it be the Griswolds than the Trumps. Just sayin’
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) June 6, 2019
That’s it for this post. Back tomorrow with more news.