Friday update


Memphis regained home-court advantage last night, pulling out to a 2-1 lead in the series vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the box score tells it all. Minnesota scored only 12 points in both the second and fourth quarters, blowing big leads over Memphis twice.

The Grizzlies play another one in Minneapolis on Saturday, at 9:00 on ESPN. Statistics site FiveThirtyEight now projects the Grizzlies at 811% to advance to the Western Conference semis.

Not into crawfish? There’s still plenty of reason to go to Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest on the riverside (between Union and Beale) Sunday afternoon. Porter-Leath released a full list of food vendors. You’ll find foods like BBQ, smoked tuna, vegan fare, kettle corn, MemPops, grilled corn in the shuck, and funnel cakes.

There’s a specialty ticket that includes all-you-can-eat wings at the Redbirds tonight. It’s $24 dugout, $21 field box. In addition to the wings, you get all-you-can-eat BBQ, buffalo, and ranch dressing, carrots, celery, hot dogs, chips, soda, and water.

The Redbirds are also offering a Matchup Menu on Fridays and Saturdays this year, available in the Rivalry Roadhouse tent in right field. The menu will change from week to week and will feature foods related to the Redbirds’ opponent. This week’s opponent is the Omaha Storm Chasers and the specials will be

  • The Warren Buffet Sandwich: Shaved prime rib with grilled onions
  • The Omaha Storm Chaser, a rum drink infused with the official drink of Nebraska, Kool-Aid

There will be $3 Coors Lights on the plaza until the first pitch.

All of MATA’s modes of transportation, including the trolley, will be free to ride the last day of early voting, Thursday, April 28.

Celtic Woman returns to the Orpheum tonight with a new show, Postcards from Ireland.

Saturday Down South reports that Arkansas has had contact with former Memphis Tiger Emoni Bates, who entered the transfer portal next week.

From Gizmodo: Probing Uranus is a priority this decade

Wynonna Judd recently served as honorary Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel.

If you’re going to Music Fest next weekend, don’t forget that Monday is the deadline to register for the free shuttle from Downtown.

Korean food truck Pok Cha’s Egg Rolls will be in Health Sciences Park today from 11:30 to 1:00 for lunch.

The Maria Montessori School Canoe and Kayak Race happens at 10 AM Saturday at Harbor Town Marina.

Gypsy Heartz Together Again will perform tonight at Westy’s at 9:30.

Today is Children & Seniors Day at the Africa in April festival in Robert Church Park on Beale Street just east of Fourth. At 10 this morning there will be an International Diversity Parade.

Beautiful day outside – sunny with a nice breeze, mid 80s. I’m gonna get out there and enjoy it. Back tomorrow with more news.