Zinnie’s East Closes, Start-Ups are Born and Beer Bust Starts Early Tonight
Meet Zach Whitten, the mustachioed force behind two of my favorite local art projects: The Great and Secret Thing and Memphis Fast Fiction (think Project 365, but with short stories). During the day, he’s a designer at Combustion. (Zach Whitten fun fact: in 2009, he got his internet minister credentials so he could perform my wedding.)
In other news:
– Midtown bar Zinnie’s East has closed. We’ll miss their all-you-can-eat crab legs, cheap beer and yearly celebration of soup (aka Soup-o-rama).
– If you’ve always wanted to run your own business, but aren’t sure where to start, LaunchMemphis is having a Business Model Boot Camp on Saturday. They’ll cover the basics of writing business models and answer a ton of questions. It’s $40 per person, and lunch is included.
– I’m DJ-ing a very special early beer bust at 8:30 p.m. at the Hi-Tone tonight, and I need you to help me pack the place out. A certain cable channel is going to be in town filming a show on Memphis, and they’re planning to film at the Hi-Tone tonight. I’ll be playing my usual mix of soul, girl groups, indie rock and the odd 80’s classic. As always, there’s no cover, all-you-can-drink PBR is $5 and cheese pizza slices are $1.