Joe Edwards: The man with a plan.
University City is hosting a block party — and if you attend, you could get a shot at dunking the man behind the Loop, Joe Edwards, into a large tank of water.
Taking advantage of the construction-related closure that has shut down Delmar at Kingsland, the Thirsty Thursday Block Party will take place today, June 23 and next Thursday, June 30. Both parties will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The June 23 date will offer a dunking tank where several Loop celebrities will brave the waters, including Joe Edwards, Kelly Pollock (COCA), Chris Poehler (Loop Trolley Company), Michael Alter (Fitz Root Beer) and Tom Schmidt (Salt + Smoke). Donations for the dunk tank are encouraged but not required.
Art demonstrations with the Craft Alliance, beer tastings, an inflatable basketball hoop, face painting and food and drink specials from local restaurants will also be offered at the block party. Two local bands are set to perform tonight: Kid Scientist at 5 p.m. and Whoa Thunder 6 p.m.
The June 30 date is set to offer more of the same, with new celebrities for the dunk tank and different musical acts.
Got your eye on anyone particular for dunking? Whether you're annoyed by ongoing trolley construction or can't stand the way Salt+Smoke is constantly tempting you with its meaty aromas, there's something for everyone on this list.
Here's the schedule for tonight's fun:
5 p.m. – Joe Edwards, Blueberry Hill
5:30 p.m. – Kelly Pollock, COCA
6 p.m.– Chris Poehler, Loop Trolley Company
6:30 p.m. – Michael Alter, Fitz’s Root Beer
7 p.m. – Tom Schmidt, Salt+Smoke