Monday News Update + Photo Recap: Creepy Ticket Taker Edition

Monday News Update + Photo Recap: Creepy Ticket Taker Edition

Hello rainy Monday. Here's some Memphis news and your photos from the weekend. Tag your pictures on Twitter and Instagram #ilovememphis or #wealllovememphis and they might show up on the blog.

I wandered around Beale St. yesterday working on a story for this week. I came across this creepy "ticket taker" at the Old Daisy Theatre. Via @ilovememphisblog on Instagram. 

BRIDGES is looking for student nominees for this year's Bridge Builders leadership and diversity program. If you know a 6th - 11th grader who might be interested, send them this link. The early application deadline is this Friday and the final deadline is March 7.

Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will put on two Cuban music parties at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center on January 24 and 25. 

On February 9, Volunteer Odyssey is hosting their first fundraiser, Mix-Odyssey. That Sunday you can head over to Jack Robinson Gallery and enjoy entertainment from Grizzlies DJ Justin Baker, MC Lauren Squires, and local mixologists competing for your vote for best cocktail. More here.

Attention playwrights: Playhouse on the Square is accepting entries for the second annual New [email protected] Playwriting Competition from now until May 30. 

There's a new website in Memphis that will cover education news. Though Chalkbeat Tennessee is part of a national network, the reporters are here in Memphis and the news is all local.  Check it out here.

The Memphis Zoo is half-price for the entire month of January and parking is also free.

A new coffee shop called Avenue Coffee is opening soon on Echles Street near the U of M. 

I went on the MemphisSportLive radio show with Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter this past Saturday. You can listen to me talk about those 2014 preview posts from last week (including the Foodnado) here. My part starts at minute 31 in the 2nd Segment. Thanks to them for having me. And thanks for the Beyonce intro music (something I never thought I'd say in my life).

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