Wednesday update

The Cossitt Library is unexpectedly closed today. “Maintenance issues,” says the sign on the door. Sigh… that complicates life for me. I had already decided that I was gonna take today/tonight off from staying at the Union Mission in order to work on my blog/Medium articles. Without the Cossitt’s free Wi-Fi, device charging, and bathrooms, I am at a disadvantage.

I’ll try the next closest branch, the Cornelia Crenshaw Library at 531 Vance, this afternoon. In the meantime, I’m renting Wi-Fi, electricity, and bathrooms at the Flying Saucer for a $5.00 Fire Sale plus tip.

The TacoNganas location at Danny Thomas and Adams is open for business:

The public is invited to a meeting Thursday to discuss a new $787 million bridgr crossing the Mississippi. It would replace the 1949 “old bridge” connecting I-55 and Crump Blvd. The meeting will be 5-7 PM at the Central Station Hotel.

The Memphis Flyer has a review of WICKED at the Orpheum. You have until Sunday to go see it.

Vintage901 will have a grand wine tasting at The Medicine Factory (85 W. Virginia Avenue) Saturday. From the website:

The Grand Tasting, our flagship event, features an array of wine vendors from numerous Old World and New World wine producers. A series of classes are curated for guests to learn about wine and food pairings. Guests also have an opportunity to talk directly with wine and food professionals. Chef demonstrations and good Memphis music are all part of this event.

The Tennessee legislature is considering a bill that would let hair stylists sell drinks in their salons.

Monday, April 22 is Earth Day, and the DM has a guide to events. Two of those happen Downtown:

  • Saturday of Service at Tom Lee Park 8-10 AM Saturday, April 20
  • Storytime Celebration with Chris Cooper at the aforementioned Crenshaw Library 10-11 AM Monday

Today is Malbec World Day.

The Grizzlies seek a cabling technician and a carpentry and maintenance technician.

The Saucer is rolling out some special dishes for 4/20 weekend.

You can’t burn one at the Saucer, but you can come there to eat afterward. The annual 4/20 Saucer pint glass goes on sale tonight at 7.

From the Flyer: Approachable fine dining comes to The Edge as JEM opens April 25

The Moxy Hotel is hiring a combination front desk clerk and bartender, someone who can assist, educate, and entertain guests.

There will be a Downtown Spring Clean Friday, April 26 from 1 to 5 PM. A variety of tasks will be available, and a post-cleaning party will happen from 5 to 7.

Action News 5’s latest 5 Star Story explores the Gattas family’s (big names locally in jewelry) partnership with St. Jude.

Velvetina’s Speakeasy Burlesque returns to the Blind Bear Friday, April 26. Tickets are $20.

The New Wing Order food truck will be at Cordelia’s Market from 4:30 to 7:30 PM today.

I’m finding myself in the midst of an issue most homeless men in Memphis face: when to make the switch from jeans to shorts. I made the jump yesterday. That’s considered pretty early – the average low for Memphis today is only 53, and it’s expected to dip into the mid-40s Monday AM. But we all know I like to wear shorts when it’s cold out.

Back tomorrow with more news. I sure hope the Cossitt Library will have its maintenance issues fixed.

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