Friday update

There is a lot going on tonight! Let’s have a look:

Tool brings their North American Tour to FedExForum tonight at 7:30.

Over at the Halloran Centre, Robert Moody and The Orchestra Unplugged will explore the evolution of music from the 9th century to modern times. Show starts at 7:30 and tickets are $35.

The semifinalists for the International Blues Challenge have been announced, and you can buy a wristband tonight to get into many clubs in and around Beale Street to hear them perform. Get your ticket for the finals tomorrow at noon at the Orpheum.

There will be a Youth Showcase of blues artists on Beale today 2:30 to 8 PM.

It’s South Main Trolley Night, with many of the shops in the South Main Arts District staying open until 9 or later. In addition to mingling with neighbors, some of the venues will offer live music, hors d’oeuvres, booze, and/or discounts.

Our Memphis Tigers will return to the national spotlight tomorrow, hosting a noon game vs. UConn that will be broadcast on CBS.

Seafood dealers say this crawfish season could be among the best ever. Don’t forget, there’s a boil at Max’s Sports Bar tomorrow, with the first batch coming out shortly after noon. Opening time is 11 if you want to grab a good seat to watch the UConn-Memphis game.

Jaren Jackson Jr. will be suspended for tonight’s Grizzlies game at New Orleans. He came off the bench in the Wednesday fight involving Jae Crowder. He did not enter the fight, but he got enough steps away from the bench that he met the NBA standard for the suspension. Marko Guduric will be suspended tonight as well. We will have to wait to see how Jaren matches up with Zion Williamson.

Bruce VanWyngarden has announced that he will soon retire as editor of the Memphis Flyer, although he will continue to write. Thanks for all you have done for Memphis over the years, Bruce. Enjoy some well-deserved time to yourself. I’m sure I will see you around on Twitter.

Congratulations to Feathers Spa at the Peabody. Spas of America recently released their list of top 100 spas, and Feathers came in at number 6. Feathers was the only spa in Tennessee to be listed. If you’re trying to figure out a Valentine’s Day gift, a Feathers gift certificate would be a good one.

Jennifer Biggs has a lunch at a Downtown restaurant featured in her $10 Deal this week: the soup and salad at McEwen’s.

The Memphis Flyer recently had a taste of the new wing sauces at the New Wing Order food truck.

That’s the news for now. Time to put in some hours at work and then the weekend begins. Back tomorrow.