Friday update

RAIN! What a welcome sight in Shelby County. However, the downpour is postponing my morning trip to Walgreens, so I’m making this post without caffeine. I’m not awake enough to proofread, so please forgive any grammar or spelling errors.

The Memphis Tigers released their men’s nonconference basketball schedule for 2022-2023. Mid-December is going to be important for the Tigers. On the 10th, Memphis plays Auburn (NET ranking:13) in a neutral-court game. Three days later, the Tigers are at Alabama (32), and on the 17th they host Texas A&M (36). The Tigers can pad their resume with two or more wins that week.

It’s South Main Trolley Night. Many of the shops and galleries in the South Main Arts District will stay open until 9 or later tonight for your shopping pleasure. Some will have special discounts. Some will put out appetizers, beer, and wine for your enjoyment. Best of all, the weather will cooperate. predicts a high of ONLY 90 today.

Mia Nicholls, Amber Rae Dunn, Patrick McGee with Joe Matthews, and Dutch Vanderpool play Trolley Night at South Main Sounds, 550 S. Main, tonight from 7 to 9.

NoBasis, a clothing store offering “self-expression through fashion,” opens Saturday at 65-A Monroe. That’s in the building across Monroe from the Shrine Building and just to the west of the Little Tea Shop and Bardog. The store is part of the DMC’s Open on Main program.

Julia Magness, accompanied by pianist Curtis “Big Papa” Jones, plays the Peabody Corner Bar tonight and every Friday from 7 to 10 PM. There’s no cover charge and if you come early, they have happy hour from 4 to 7.

Black Cream performs tonight at Soulin’ on the River in Fourth Bluff Park. The gates open at 6 and music begins at 7. Blankets, lawn chairs, coolers, and picnic baskets are welcome. There will be food trucks and a full bar on site.

Beck and Call in the Hyatt Centric has a rooftop brunch this Sunday from 11 AM to 2:30 PM. $40 per person, all-you-can-eat with bottomless mimosas. Seating is first-come, first-served. There’s a dress code but it’s pretty relaxed. They say this is a “first” brunch so apparently this will be a weekly thing. Knowing the crowd that shows up Downtown on Sundays, I give ’em three weeks before they raise the price, discontinue the bottomless mimosas, or discontinue the brunch altogether.

Incumbent DA Amy Weirich, a Republican running for re-election against Democrat Steve Mulroy, appeared on Thaddeus Matthews’ radio show this week. However, her office is currently pursuing charges against Matthews, and legal experts are calling this a conflict of interest.

Chef Meredith Clinton of Black Sheep Catering in 409 South Main chatted with the DM’s Chris Herrington on this week’s Sound Bites podcast.

Today is National Chicken Wing Day.

Tennessee’s sales tax holiday has begun and lasts through the end of the day Sunday. Avoid paying sales tax on clothing and essential school items up to $100 and computers up to $1500. Here’s the list.

The Green Beetle food truck will be at Health Sciences Park for Food Truck Friday today 11:30 AM to 1 PM.

Church Brothers provide live music at Memphis Farmers Market, under the pavilion at Front and G.E. Patterson, tomorrow.

Rolling Stone released its list of the top 200 dance songs of all time. “‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’ by Indeep better be in there,” I thought. It was number five. I recently got that song added to one of the Silly Goose’s playlists.

And away go your troubles
Down the drain
I said, away go your troubles
Down the drain