PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

BY GWEN DERU

Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins, Bards & Brews.

TODAY

A-LIST SKY IS THE LIMIT MIXER, 6 p.m. at Jazzy’s on 1st.

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THE MAMMOTHS, PIERCE EDENS and TRUETT, at The Nick Rocks.

COMEDIAN FINESSE MITCHELL, at the StarDome Comedy Club.

LUCERO, and WILL HOGE, 7 p.m. at Saturn.

LIVE BAND KARAOKE, 7:30 p.m. at Perfect Note.

JOSE’ CARR WITH JAZZ ON FIRST, 7-10 p.m. at Jazzy’s on First Avenue North.

LIVE AT STEEL, 8 p.m. with SHARRON performing and DJ DUBB in the Mix at Steel on First at 23rd Street, downtown Birmingham. Get your live music and dance on every Thursday night.

Finesse Mitchell.

AFTER WORK AFFAIR every Thursday, 4 p.m. at 1st and 23rd.

 

FRIDAY

VOCALIST RICKEY POWELL at UNWIND FRIDAY, 8 p.m. at Jazzi’s on 3rd with great jazz.

BARDS & BREWS at the Central Library.

VULTURE WHALE 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY w/ Special Guests BOHANNONS and RIVERBEND, 9 p.m. at the Nick ROCKS.

COMEDIAN FINESSE MITCHELL at the StarDome Comedy Club.

FANCY FRIDAYS, 5 p.m. featuring JILLIAN GRAY with YARBROUGH & COMPANY every Friday at Legends on 18th Street North, Downtown. Birmingham. This is an After Work Experience hosted by Keely and Tiger and catered by Chef Jones. Call (205) 212-4406 for more.

GROOVE CENTRIC JAZZ BAND plus TATUM JACKSON LIVE, 9 p.m. at the Perfect Note.

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

Groove Centric Jazz Band

SATURDAY

HID N TRACKZ at Boss Ultra Lounge.

Live Music at Jazzi’s on 3rd.

RAILROAD PARK is where the fun is Saturday.

HONEY AND POP,THE RANSOM BAND,BUNKO SQUAD and THE LENNON JONES BAND at the Nick.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, every Saturday, at Luxe Ultra Lounge, 300 24th Street S with DJ CHOCOLATE.

COMEDIAN FINESSE MITCHELL at the StarDome Comedy Club.

GROOVE CENTRIC JAZZ BAND plus TATUM JACKSON LIVE, 7 p.m. at the Perfect Note.

 

SUNDAY

PARK AND CREST MARKET, 11 a.m.

SLOW ART SUNDAY, 2 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

COMEDIAN FINESSE MITCHELL at the StarDome Comedy Club.

A GOOD ROGERING, 9 p.m. at the Nick.

JAZZ IN THE PARK HUNTSVILLE at Big Spring Park, 5—9 p.m. with ROCKET CITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA and STEVE OLIVER.

 

MONDAY

GARY LAZER EYES, THE JIMJIMS and MINOR POET, 9 p.m. at The Nick.

CARD PLAYERS SPOT at the TIDE AND TIGER, 6 – 12 p.m.

 

TUESDAY

TIDE AND TIGER HOT TUESDAY, 3 p.m. until … on Graymont across from Legion Field with $.50 wings and drink specials until 9 p.m. For more call (205) 503-3880.

DAVID COOK and KATHRYN DEAN, 7 p.m. at Saturn.

BLACK PUSSY, HELLRAD and TANNHAUSER KRIEG, 9 p.m. at the Nick

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

JOSE’ CARR at the Boss Lounge, 8:30 – 11 p.m.

COMEDIAN MO ALEXANDER at the StarDome Comedy Club.

Mo Alexander.

WEDNESDAY

COMEDIAN MO ALEXANDER at the StarDome Comedy Club.

PENNY CIRCUS, BOXER JOY, FOREST TALK, and I MET A GHOST at the Nick.

WINE AND JAZZ at the Perfect Note.

 

NEXT THURSDAY

JASON EADY and G.W. HENDERSON, at The Nick.

COMEDIAN GINA YASHERE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

DARK ROOMS and THE ECHO, 7 p.m. at Saturn.

 

NEXT FRIDAY

COMEDIAN GINA YASHERE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

JACOB FURR, RYAN THARP, ZACH AUSTIN, CULLEN WADE & THE WATERS at the Nick.

 

FOR OUTDOOR LOVERS

SATURDAY DAYHIKE, 11:30 a.m. Southeastern Outings (SO) Potluck Picnic Lunch followed by Afternoon Kayak or Canoe Paddle or Afternoon Dayhike at

Lower Fishing Lake (now called Beaver Lake),Oak Mountain State Park,located at the back entrance to the park.DETAILS: Prior to the canoeing, kayaking, and hiking, SO people and guests will get together at the Mallard Pavilion in the neighborhood of the Flip Side Water Sports office, (FS and formerly the Fishing Center),for a group potluck picnic.Bring a dish of food to share with the group in dishes with a cover on them (think “like Tupperware”.) Do not bring your food in fast food, cardboard or open containers. There are obvious issues with bees, flies and yellow jackets, etc. when setting up food exposed outdoors to nuisance insects. You may bring a bag of potato chips, but if you do, you should bring some more substantial food to share in addition. Bring $5/person ($2 seniors and children) park admission fee, a beverage for yourself and folding lawn chairs if you have them. Southeastern Outings will furnish plates, cups, knives, forks, spoons, napkins, and ice. Picnic preparations will begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is at 12 p.m. noon. After lunch enjoy boating on the lower fishing lake or you can enjoy a moderately easy afternoon hike along the shore of the upper fishing lake (now called Lunker Lake) in the park. Hike departs from the Mallard Pavilion about 1:30 p.m. Participate in the boating, hiking, group picnic; or skip the boating, hiking and come just for the picnic; or just enjoy the outdoor exercise activities AND the picnic. Meet at the Mallard Pavilion just downhill from the very far end of the parking lot that is designated for the FS office near the back entrance to Oak Mountain State Park. For more Info: (picnic) Acyenith Alexander 205/529-2253; (boating) Dan Frederick, seoutings@bellsouth.net or phone 205/631-4680; (hiking) Kerry Cooper, kkcooper22@gmail.com or (205)541-5233.

Well, that’s it. Tell you more next time.

 (People, Places and Things by Gwen DeRu is a weekly column. Send comments to my emails: thelewisgroup@birminghamtimes.com or gwenderu@yahoo.com.)