When you invest in MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, you’re investing in accountability and impact for Memphis and beyond. And who couldn’t use a little more of that these days?

That’s why we’re bringing back Game Night from 7 p.m. till midnight Saturday, Feb. 23 at Premiere Palace Ballroom, 629 Monroe Ave. Join us for an evening of spades playing, smack talking, soul food eating and brown liquor dranking. Sponsored by SisterReach and Planned Parenthood, Game Night includes a spades tournament (spots are limited!) and other games, including dominoes, bid whist, Uno and more.

“Planned Parenthood supports the work of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism because we believe that health equity — including access to quality, affordable, compassionate health care — is critical to ensuring that all people can lead healthy, safe and empowered lives,” said Aimee Lewis, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi. “We must invest in policies, resources and actions that dismantle existing barriers, promote justice and equity, and protect and expand access to reproductive health care.”

Now, spades players, don’t worry if you don’t have a partner, we’ll find you one. So, everyone, make sure you register in advance (tickets are non-refundable) because no tickets will be sold at the door. The soul food bites and first drink are on us. After that, it’s a cash bar. Gangsta walking and other dancing by you.

Make sure you bring ID because we’ll be checking as we’re serving alcoholic beverages. Two signature cocktails created by Philip Ashley, of Philip Ashley Chocolates, will be featured:

And a Possible

1 ounce Old Dominick Honeybell Vodka

.5 ounces Pear Simple Syrup

3 ounces Prosecco

Dash of cocktail bitters

Rise & Fly

1.5 ounces Hennessy Black

.5 ounces Cointreau

.25 ounces lemon luice

Splash ginger beer

Burnt orange peel and vanilla sugar rim garnish

Tickets cost $25 to attend and $50 to participate in the spades tournament. Register here. Proceeds benefit MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, a nonprofit reporting project focused on poverty, power and public policy. Look for our series of explanatory/investigative stories.

Dress comfy; it’s gonna be a long, fun night.

This story is brought to you by MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, a nonprofit reporting project on economic justice in Memphis. Support independent journalism by making a tax-deductible donation today. MLK50 is also supported by the Surdna Foundation and Community Change.