Thursday update

The Grizzlies play on. They defeated the San Antonio Spurs last night, 100-96, to advance to Friday night’s play-in game vs. the Golden State Warriors. That game will be at 8 PM on ESPN. The winner captures the 8 seed in the Western Conference and advances to play the 1 seed Utah Jazz.

The Redbirds honor their box office manager, Nate, with a special ticket called Nate’s Spectacular Cookout for this Saturday’s game. If you’ve ever called the AutoZone Park box office with a question or issue, it’s likely been Nate who’s taken care of you. Recently at a staff meeting, Nate spoke up and said he wanted to do something to welcome fans back at full capacity. Others asked him what he had in mind, and he said, “I want a cookout!” and so it has been done. Nate’s tickets start at $20 and include a hot dog, hamburger, chips, cookie, and soda. If you can’t make it this Saturday, the deal will be available June 5 and 12 as well. Don’t forget, every Saturday game wraps up with fireworks. Get the ticket

If you’re on Nextdoor, check your account for footage of a girl fight happening outside Local about 1:30 this morning.

The Downtown Memphis Commission could require that 5% of any new parking facilities built have charging stations for electric vehicles.

Job news: A large contractor in Downtown Memphis seeks a CFO. Pays $150-175K. The job requires 7 or more years of experience in construction or manufacturing and a solid knowledge of job costing.

The Crowne Plaza seeks a Lobby Attendant. Actually, two positions are open – full-time night and part-time flexible.

From NPR: Scientists say it’s time for America’s fixation with herd immunity to end

E.T. is the featured movie tonight in Downtown Neighborhood Association Spring Movie Series at Greenbelt Park. People will begin gathering at 7:30 and the movie starts at 8:00. There will be food trucks onsite, or you can pre-game at Mud Island’s restaurants. This is a free event.

Wiseacre debuts a new beer today at both taprooms: Strawberry The Beach Within Reach. The added sugar from the strawberries has upped the alcohol content of their Berliner Weisse beer to 7.3%.

Amber Rae Dunn with Shufflegrit headlines Central Station: Live on the Tracks tonight 6:30-9:30.

That’s the news for today. Forecast looks beautiful and I plan to be out after work. Back tomorrow with more news.