Friday, December 2, 2011

Do NOT Come Downtown Tonight

I am advising everyone not to come downtown tonight. It is the evening of the Christmas Parade. You will ignore my advice (and should!) if you 1) have ones in your care who love, love, love parades, 2) you love, love, parades or 3) have a loved one participating in the parade. Otherwise, I would advise that you not give yourself the opportunity to mix with 2/3 of the MSA of Knoxville that will compact themselves into our CBID.

Go to Bearden for their First Friday. (Except for this one day of the year, I really wish they would have Second Friday, so we do First Friday downtown and then come out west.)

My former City of Knoxville associate Mickey Mallonee (pronounced MAL o knee) has chosen to embrace the "Retire? What retirement?" attitude and join forces with Brad Cullen and Daniel Headrick to open Plum Gallery in the former Hanson space (5609 Kingston Pike, almost next to JJ Supershine and almost across from Calloway's)-

Additionally, Jeff and Denise Hood are opening "The District Gallery & Framing" in the old Carpe Librum space -- the address is listed as 5113 Kingston Pike, but it sort of really fronts Mohican.

FYI, you won't see me in Bearden. Tomorrow nephew Alex Fowler is marrying the lovely and talented Jeanine Brown of downtown theater fame. Family time!!!!

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