Wednesday update

Central Station Hotel opened yesterday, and with it, cocktail bar Eight & Sand. French brasserie Bishop inside the hotel will open next month. Book your stay at Central Station

The Grizzlies open the regular season on the road tonight, visiting the Miami Heat. Tip-off time is 6:30 and as always, the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southeast (831 on Comcast).

Carrie Underwood brings her Cry Pretty Tour to FedExForum this evening.

The Flying Saucer will have an ’80s Halloween Slash Back Saturday beginning at 9 PM. Costume contest with prizes for the best, drink specials, music by DJ Superman.

Memphis Tigers center James Wiseman has been named to the AP Pre-season All-American first team.

The Brass Door will open at 7 AM Saturday for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure runners and supporters. They’ll have an Irish breakfast, and those not running are welcome to hang out and enjoy hot chocolate, coffee, and Irish coffee. You can also leave your bag at the Door if you don’t want to run with the extra weight.

The Silly Goose is having their Halloween costume party Thursday, October 31 beginning at 9 PM. Every hour on the hour from 10 until 1 there will be a costume contest with prizes.

Little River Band has announced a July 11, 2020 Orpheum date. I had no idea they were still around.

Public relations pioneer Harold Burson will be at the Halloran Centre tonight. The show is presented by Burson, Cohn and Wolfe and American Advertising Federation Memphis. Hmmm… someone from the BBQ team’s public relations department should go to this, and it’s my trivia night. Perhaps I will send the troll over there.

The Memphis Chess Festival happens on the lawn of Cossitt Library Saturday from 1 to 3. This family-friendly event is an afternoon of chess education and fun. You can be a human chess piece or help move giant chess pieces around a giant board. DJ KOJACK will be spinning the tunes. There will be face painting and free superhero costumes. They are also looking for volunteers, who would need to be there at noon.

It’s hard to believe that this coming Friday is the last Friday of the month. October flew by, didn’t it? Friday it will once again be time for South Main Trolley Night. The SMA will have a free show, SoulRight Trolley Night in Slider Inn’s back yard (Main and Talbot) with live music by Kady Roxz, Jordan Occasionally, and Tailored Makers. Over at South Main Sounds that evening at 7 there will be a Raelyn Nelson Band House Concert with $20 admission getting you a bandana, poster, and collector wristband as well as the show.

The annual State of Downtown and the Downtown Vision Awards will happen in the Central Station Hotel from 4 to 7 PM Friday. RSVP to Christine Taylor at if you plan to attend.

Also for Trolley Night, Doc and Byron will perform at the Arcade restaurant at 7 PM, Chris Johnson will play The Vault at 8, and there will be a live DJ in front of Downtown Candle Co.

There will be a Soulful Murder Mystery dinner theater experience at the Century House, 153 Vance Saturday (show times 1 PM, 4 PM, 8 PM) and Sunday (2:30 PM, 7:30 PM). Ticket package includes not only dinner and a murder mystery, but poetry, comedy, and live music. Purchase tickets

Congratulations to Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar, recently named one of the top 25 fine dining restaurants in America by TripAdvisor for the third year in a row.

PBR is coming to FedExForum, but I don’t mean the beer. Professional Bull Riders will bring their Memphis Invitational to the Forum on Saturday, February 15.

Congratulations to my friend Michael Butler of the One901 blog. He was recently named one of the top 8 food photographers in Memphis by Peerspace.

That’s it for now, and I’m not going to forget to publish my post like I did yesterday. Back tomorrow with more.