Monday News Update: I Have No Word for That Critter Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 10th 2013 1523 0

Welcome back to the work week, everybody.

Today in Memphis, we've got a screening of a terrible (but beloved) movie, a possible dog park, free museum admission for military personnel and an update on Bass Pro's progress.

All of that (and more) is in today's Memphis news update.


I'm not sure who added these two dancing dudes to the I Love Memphis mural in Cooper-Young, but I really like them. Thank you for making me smile, random stranger. Photo by @kwphotoeye via Instagram.

– The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is offering free admission active duty military personnel and their families from now until Labor Day.

– One day, the Bass Pro-amid will finally open. However, that day is going to come later than we thought

– Attention, those of you looking for lunch options downtown: Southern Belle, which moved from Madison and Cleveland earlier this year, is now open for lunch in Rio Loco's old space at 117 Union Ave.

– There's a chance that Mud Island could get a dog park if the funds (which already exist in last year's budget) are approved.

– Chiwawa has posted the full schedule for their Monday movie night. The movies are shown outside on a giant projection screen on the patio starting at 8 p.m. (weather permitting).

– Speaking of movies, Indie Memphis is hosting screening of "The Room" – apparently a terrible movie that everyone loves – at Studio on the Square on Wednesday night. Get advance tickets here.

– Do something good this week: donate blood at LifeBlood's annual DonorFest drive, which is happening now through Saturday.

– Lastly, I highly recommend checking out this map of the U.S.'s regional linguistic differences, if only because one of the possible answers on how to pronounce "Crawfish" was "I have no word for this critter."

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