Saturday update

Well, well, well, where are my manners? In my Tuesday update post, I listed college football games today of interest to Memphians… and I forgot the most important game of all!

  • UTSA at Memphis, 2:30 PM, ESPNU

The Roadrunners are 3-0 and have been mentioned as a candidate to be invited to the American Athletic Conference (they’re currently in Conference USA) to replace one of the teams that will leave for the Big 12. They got a win over a Power Five team, Illinois, in their season opener. This should be a good matchup.

Dr. Michelle Taylor, Health Department Director, said a new health directive will be issued next week but no easing of restrictions is expected. Although case numbers and the reproduction rate are down, we’re still at a high rate of COVID hospitalization. Each bed taken up by a COVID patient is a bed not available for someone with another illness or trauma.

Disney’s The Lion King plays the Orpheum November 11-28, but if you have kids, Tuesday, November 16 is the day you’ll want tickets. It’ll be Kids’ Night.  Kids can enjoy pre-show crafts, a photo booth, and a packet introducing them to the theater. There’s special pricing for a limited time: Call 901-525-3000 Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM, to purchase tickets, and get a child’s ticket free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Activities start at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:30.

There’s a nice pic of Downtown Memphis in 1910 that got posted to Reddit.  The Gayoso House is in the lower left, so the pic appears to be looking north from Main & Peabody Place (then Main & McCall).

It’s National Lobster Day, and I would recommend either the lobster omelet that Bardog almost always has as a Saturday brunch special or Slider Inn’s lobster roll. It’s also International Rabbit Day, so I hope Flopsy Buns enjoys his day.

From WREG: What we know about Collierville Kroger shooter U.K. Thang

There’s an art festival at Real 2 Reel Photography, 136 G.E. Patterson, today.

Mr. Happy plays Slider Inn Downtown at noon.

Plans for today: Got a difficult choice to make between expensive PBRs, small PBRs, no PBR at all, or reasonably priced PBR that comes with a 20 minute walk. Life is complicated. Back tomorrow with more news.