In poker, a freeroll is a tournament in which it’s totally free to enter, but the winner receives something tangible, either cash or a prize. Years ago, a co-worker of mine entered a freeroll online and won. The prize was an entry to what’s known as a satellite, another tournament, this one with the prize being a free entry into a World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas. He won that too. Unfortunately he didn’t make it into the money in Vegas, but how cool would it have been if a free entry led to him winning hundreds of thousands of dollars?
Well, I have news of a different kind of freeroll, one that involves running rather than poker. There’s a group called the Salty Dogs that does a run Downtown every Monday night. They meet at Bardog at 7 PM, and anyone can join them, and it’s totally free. They go on a run usually about 3 miles in length. The run ends back at Bardog, where they enjoy food and drink specials in the Underdog Room downstairs. One of the organizers of the Salty Dogs announced that after tomorrow’s run, they are going to put names in a hat and draw one, the winner receiving a free entry to the Breakaway-Bardog 5K on Sunday, August 18. As I posted previously, three people who run Breakaway-Bardog 5K will receive free bar tabs* for a year – the fastest overall male and female, and one entrant chosen at random at the Monroe Avenue Fest following the race. So going on a free run tomorrow night could lead to you winning a free bar tab*.
(Bar tab is in the form of a $20 Bardog gift card every week for 52 weeks.)
OK, I’ve told you how to win a bar tab… now I’m going to tell you how to possibly get some free money. (Isn’t this a great post). You may have heard that Equifax, one of the major credit reporting agencies, had a massive data breach in 2017. They settled with the U.S. government last week, and if you were affected you may be eligible for a payment. It’s easy to check whether you were affected by the breach. I wasn’t, but a friend of mine checked, found out she was affected, filled out a short form on her phone, and was told she would receive $125.
Today’s the final day of Hamilton at the Orpheum. The highly-acclaimed Broadway musical has performances at 1:00 and 6:30.
The first Rose Review happens tonight at Atomic Rose, the new restaurant and nightclub on Second in what used to be the Purple Haze space. The club opens at 5 PM and DJ Maverick 1990 will be on the turntables from 9 PM until closing time at 1 AM. From 9 to 11 there will be a drag show.
85 South Memphis Late Show happens at the Cannon Center tonight.
That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more.