News and Views: A Bull Is On The Loose Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 3rd 2014 314 0

Today in Memphis, we have a bull on the loose, a Lion King reenactment, and godzilla destorying a local community, plus not one, but two albums of your #ilovememphis photos from the weekend (scroll down to see those). 

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Photo via Caley Spotts on Instagram. See more photos at the bottom of this post.

In "only in Memphis" news, Al Green's bull got loose from his property this past weekend and has been roaming nearby Shelby Forest. My favorite line from Channel 5's segment: "With just a bucket of greens sitting outside of Al Green's property to lure the bull back, many doubt the bull will be caught…" Stay posted for bovine-related updates.

Tickets are now on sale for 5-minute speed presentation event Ignite Memphis, Vol. 8. It always, always sells out and there is no way you can get in without a ticket (even if your mom is giving a presentation) so get your tickets now. Ignite Vol. 8 is at November 18 at 7 p.m. at BRIDGES and tickets are $20 + fees. 

Want a sneak peek of Memphis Made Brewery? Go to Progress on Tap on November 10. It's a benefit for Church Health Center and you'll also have a chance for vote for the CHC's next project. It's free, but you have to pre-register in order to attend. 

Attention writers and poets: there's a new way to share your work. Words3 (Words Cubed) is a new series of events where writers of all genres and generations can read their work. The first event on November 11 at Church of the Holy Communion has a broad theme of "Memphis". It's free to go, but check out all the details here. 

During the Grizzlies season opener, mascot Grizz and a baby in a bear cub suit reenacted the iconic Rafiki-Simba "Circle of Life" scene from The Lion King. If you're a 90s kid, you know how monumental this was. I think that everything our team, city, and our generation has worked for led up to this moment, now captured in gif form:

You can now pay for  Overton Square garage parking on your phone instead of waiting in line at the kiosk. You do have to register at Parkmobile.com, but after that just download the Parkmobile app and you're good to go. Parkmobile adds about 35 cents to the 3 dollars it costs to park there.

The Zebra Lounge piano bar in Overton Square is now open, featuring live Memphis musicians every night.

The James Beard Foundation recently published a "Good Food Org Guide", a list of food organizations that are making a difference in healthy and sustainable food systems, and GrowMemphis was one of five Tennessee orgs to make it on the list. Congrats, GrowMemphis!

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Photo provided by Mary Catherine Banister 

There's a new sculpture in Harbor Town created by amazing Memphis artists John and Jin Powell. It's called "Romantic Twist", it symbolizes the Wolf and the Mississippi Rivers converging, and marks the 25th anniversary of the Harbor Town community.

The Lexus Lounge at FedExForum is now the Horseshoe Club, and it's open for dinner reservations (the menu was designed by Kelly English) before and after every Memphis Tigers or Memphis Grizzlies home game. Unfortunately, it's only for folks with tickets on rows 1 – 7.

In another local partnership, the FLY Lounge at FedExForum will become the Pyramid Vodka Studio. There will be a full bar featuring Pyramid Vodka cocktails (of course), small plates, and the Grizzlies Live pre- and post-game shows will be hosted there. It opens on November 11. Read more about Pyramid Vodka here.

Here are two slideshows with your #ILoveMemphis. One for the last week, and one just for Halloween.

 

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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