Monday News Update: Where to Vote, Half-Price Gift Cards, Indie Memphis Winners and Easy Way’s Paint
Today in Memphis, we've got last minute voting instructions, a half-price gift card sale, and the best headline I've seen in a local paper in forever. Also, the NYT loves Ballet Memphis and the results are in from Indie Memphis.
Sharon Van Etten at the Hi-Tone on Sunday night. Photo by Amanda Hill (@amphotostudio) via Instagram. If you'd like to see your Instagram photos here, tag them #ilovememphis.
– First up: tomorrow is election day. If you're not part of the nearly 40 percent of Shelby County residents who voted early, get yourself to your regular polling location (find that here) and cast your ballot for national offices and state and local issues.
– I can only hope that this sad brown color that's been slapped on the Midtown Easy Way is primer for a fresh coat of orange and not a permanent thing.
– This isn't a Memphis story, but this is the best headline I've seen on the CA in a long time: "Man climbs Chicago skyscraper usuing bionic leg".
– Congrats to all of the winners of the Indie Memphis Film Festival. "Nothing Can Hurt Me" (the Big Star documentary) took home Best Documentary Feature, "Antenna" won the audience award for best documentary feature and a special hometowner jury award, and Alan Spearman's fantastic "As I Am" took the hometowner awards for Best Documentary Short and Audience Award.
– Mark your calendars: the Majestic Grille's annual half-price gift card sale starts on Nov. 28. You can buy $50 gift cards good for food only for $25 until they run out (and they always run out). You must buy them in person, so if you can't go, find someone else to go for you. Paul has more info.
– The New York Times loves Ballet Memphis (and so do we).
– Also, congrats to the Madison Hotel for making it onto Conde Nast Traveler's "Top 40 Hotels in the South" list.