Friday update

Rain forced the postponement of Thursday night’s Redbirds game against Jacksonville. It will be made up with a doubleheader tonight at AutoZone Park. The first game will begin at 4:30, the second game to immediately follow the first, and fireworks to immediately follow the second game.

There’s a speciality ticket for tonight that entitles the holder to an all-you-can-eat buffet of burgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, and up to 2 drinks (water or soft drinks). The buffet will run from 5:30 to 8:00.

Pam of Pam & Terry provided an update of the duo’s first dates at Ghost River’s new Beale Street taproom. It looks like their first two shows are going to be

  • Saturday, July 10, 4-7 PM
  • Sunday, July 11, 2-5 PM

If these dates change, I will let you know.

Riverside Drive will be closed to traffic from 9 AM Saturday, July 3 through 9 AM Monday, July 5.

Downtown Asian restaurant STIX gives you a dollar off purchases if you’re a fan of theirs on Facebook or Instagram. If you order online, you can get 10% off with coupon code STIX901.

The first large conference in the freshly-renovated Renasant Convention Center will have a name familiar to Downtowners: AutoZone. Their national sales convention September 27-30 will draw 3000 store employees to the area.

WREG has information on why catalytic converter thefts are on the rise. It’s not due to resale value of the parts to be re-installed on other cars, but rather that they contain precious metals worth 11 times the price of gold. It takes just minutes for thieves to cut off a converter, and the repair bill can run you $500-$2000.

Trap Live featuring Lil Wyte and Lord T & Eloise happens tonight at Carolina Watershed. Showtime is 7 PM.

Vintage plays The Vault tonight at 8:00.

Forecast for most of the weekend: Decreasing humidity, nice breeze from the northeast, almost no chance of rain, highs in the mid 80s, lows in the mid 60s.

You know what? I will TAKE IT! My oldest memory of July 4 was when I was 3 years old. My mom was driving down University Avenue in Little Rock and we passed one of those signs at the mall that tells you the time and temperature. The temperature read 104. So that’s what I associate with the holiday. 80s, 60s, low humidity, and wind are all welcome!

Probably going to stay home and write today, so that I can get some achievements under my belt and feel good about a trip to Bardog for brunch tomorrow. Back tomorrow with more news.