PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

BY GWEN DERU

Reggie Hines.

TODAY

 

DRU HILL and SILK LIVE at Taste of Soul at 1st and 23rd, 8 p.m.

DJ spinning music at American Legion. 9 p.m.

Insomnia at 1st and 23rd, 7 p.m.

JEZEBEL DOGS, DR. D. & TOP DEAD CENTER and JASON MARTIN BAND at the Nick.

POSITIVELY FUNNY IMPROV, 7 p.m. at the StarDome Comedy Club.

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COMEDIANS RONNIE AND DONNIE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

BENJAMIN BOOKER and SHE KEEPS BEES 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.

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

THE TAKEOVER, 9:30 p.m. at Iron City.

FRIDAY

Gizelle.

GIZELLE of The REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC hosting THE OFFICIAL CLASSIC PARTY at The Yard in the Elyton Hotel with Special Guest DJ FRANK SKI and  DJ CHRIS COLEMAN.

RICKEY SMILEY MORNING SHOW LIVE.

CLASSIC ALL DAY PARTY at 1st and 23rd, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

KINGS AND QUEENS DAY PARTY at the Wine Loft, 12 – 5:30 p.m.

SUNSHINE & WINE DAY PARTY, 2- 7 p.m. at Legends Sports Lounge.

MAGIC CITY CLASSIC DAY PARTY with DJ CHRIS COLEMAN, 2 – 9 p.m. at Luxe Ultra Lounge.

The City of Birmingham’s Bicentennial Celebration Kick-Off Concert, 4:30 p.m. FREE AAMU & ASU Bands – 3rd Avenue North and 18th Street, and 8 p.m. *TICKETED EVENT* Temptations Review, with Jennifer Holliday, Ruben Studdard and Bo Bice, conducted by Dr. Henry Panion, III with 50-piece orchestra.

COORS LIGHT RECEPTION at Redmont Hotel, 6 p.m..

THE MAGIC CITY MUSIC FEST at the BJCC, 7:30 p.m. with KEITH SWEAT, EN-VOGUE, DOUG E. FRESH and E.U. hosted by D. J. Lightfoot.

COMEDIAN LAVELL CRAWFORD at the StarDome Comedy Club.

JR JR and CHAD VALLEY at Saturn.

MAGIC CITY CLASSIC HIP HOP FEST – Featuring Q DOT DAVIS, SLICE 9, REDD ROYALTY and 4LUCKYLOU COVRAWAF at the Nick.

MAGIC CITY MASQUERADE at the Negro Southern League Museum.

BLUE OUT DAY PARTY at 1st and 23rd.

SAXOPHONIST VES MARABLE at FRIDAY UNWIND, 6 p.m. – midnight, at Jazzi’s on 3rd.

SAXOPHONIST EVERETT HARP, 7 p.m. at Perfect Note.

Everett Harp.

LAVELL CRAWFORD at StarDome Comedy Club, 7:30 p.m.

LIVE JAZZ at UNWIND FRIDAY, 8 p.m. at Jazzi’s on 3rd with great jazz.

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.

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

KIDD CAPRI at Rogue Tavern.

FRIDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE with ROTIMI (DRE from Power), 9 p.m. at the Luxe Ultra Lounge.

LIVE JAZZ and Music with JAMES AND MAXINE at Jazzy’s on 1st on Friday and Saturday.

MUSIC AND MORE at VIP Lounge in Ensley.

 

SATURDAY

McDONALD’S PARADE, 8 a.m. starting at 17th Street and Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr., Blvd. in downtown Birmingham. (See the MCC Guide for the route.)

COORS LIGHT TAILGATE, 10 a.m. at the Legion Field Stadium enter with game ticket. (Ages 15 and under admitted FREE to this area.)

TRICKS, TREATS & TRAILS, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Red Mountain Park

76th MAGIC CITY CLASSIC GAME, 2:30 p.m. at the Legion Field Stadium.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY (UAB vs Southern Miss. Official Watch Party) at Iron City, 6 p.m.

RAILROAD PARK is where the fun is Saturday.

Larenze Tate.

ACTOR LARENZ TATE, 9 p.m. at 1st and 23rd.

LEADERDOG, THE MURDER OF JANE CROW and BURN THE HARLOT at the Nick.

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

COMEDIAN LAVELL CRAWFORD at the StarDome Comedy Club.

SAXOPHONIST REGGIE HINES, 7 p.m. at the Perfect Note.

THE TRIPLE SET BLOCK PARTY with WALE and PAUL WALL, 7 p.m. on 2nd Avenue at Rogue Tavern, Pale Eddies, Hookah Lounge and 2nd Avenue Sound Stage.

MAGIC CITY CLASSIC LADIES NIGHT EDITON with DJ JAHLION (Rickey Smiley Morning Show), 9 p.m. at Luxe Ultra Lounge.

JEEZY, 9 p.m. at Platinum.

THE UNDERHILLS. 9 p.m. at Saturn.

 

SUNDAY

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

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SPORTS SAFETY ANNUAL WINE DINNER at Flemings.

COMEDIAN LAVELL CRAWFORD at the StarDome Comedy Club.

BARGHEST, WYRM CHASM and KAVYK,9 p.m. at the Nick.

AN EVENING WITH THIRD EYE BLIND, 7 p.m. at Iron City.

MONDAY

BIRMINGHAM BANDSTAND, 9 p.m. at The Nick.

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

COMEDIAN at the StarDome Comedy Club.

BEACH SLANG, DAVE HAUSE & THE MERMAID and PET SYMMETRY at Saturn.

TUESDAY

COMEDIAN at the StarDome Comedy Club.

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.

THE GODDAMN RIGHTS, 20 WATT TOMBSTONE and MOTH FACE, 9 p.m. at the Nick

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

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

NOAH GUNDERSEN and SILVER TORCHES at Saturn.

WEDNESDAY

COMEDIAN SKIP CLARK at the StarDome Comedy Club.

WINE AND JAZZ at the Perfect Note.

DJANGO WALKER BAND, RYAN SOBB and JIMMY LUMPKIN & THE REVIVAL at the Nick.

BAD SUNS, QTY and HUNNY at Saturn.

 

NEXT THURSDAY

FUTUREBIRDS and TYLER RAMSEY at Saturn.

DEPARTURE HEAD GAMES, THE ULTIMATE JOURNEY & FOREIGNER TRIBUTE at Iron City.

C2 & THE BROTHERS REED, VINTAGE PISTOL, THE GEORGIA FLOOD, MARIE DANIELLE and YOUNG VALLEY at the Nick.

POSITIVELY FUNNY IMPROV, 7 p.m. at the StarDome Comedy Club.

COMEDIAN SKIP CLARK at the StarDome Comedy Club.

NEXT FRIDAY

COMEDIAN ROY WOOD, JR. at the StarDome Comedy Club.

STONED COBRA at the Nick.

R.LUM.R at Saturn.

FOR STUDENTS

‘WE READY’ A DOCUMENTARY – A HBCU Story, We Ready, about Miles College and the Purple Marching Machine (PMM) Special Presentation directed by Drae Jackson. The movie is focused on the art of marching bands and is entitled ‘WE READY.’ COMING SOON!

FOR MUSIC LOVERS AND SPOKEN WORD

LIVE BAND and KARAOKE, 8-11 p.m., tonight, at the Perfect Note.

SUNDAY JAZZ, 5 p.m. at the Perfect Note.

JAZZ JAM SESSIONS, every Fourth Sunday, 6 p.m. at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (Carver Theatre), except for Christmas.

SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC NIGHT, every Third Sunday, 7 p.m. at the Carver Theatre.

 

 

FOR COMEDY LOVERS

AT THE STARDOME:

SPECIAL EVENT – TODAY: RONNIE AND DONNIE. Ronnie and Donnie are two country cousins who bring a wild, unpredictable and hilarious show to the stage.

They combine their outrageous style of back and forth banter with their original comedy music. A modern day “redneck odd-couple”, Ronnie and Donnie are taking their show and their songs on the road, hysterically bickering all the way. Their a love-hate relationship leaves crowds rolling with laughter and the songs have audiences singing along. Their fast-paced style and willingness to play off the crowd makes the show a roller coaster ride from start to finish. They may not always love each other, but audiences will love their down-home style and charm. They are Rural Royalty and pretty good guitar players too!

Lavell Crawford.

THIS WEEKEND: COMEDIAN LAVELL CRAWFORD! In addition to his recent televised stand up specials, LAVELL is a regular guest on CHELSEA LATELY and TOSH.O, go to guest host for THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, and currently recurring for his third season on the award winning series BREAKING BAD. Lavell first gained huge national exposure on NBC’s hit reality series LAST COMIC STANDING. For fans everywhere and buyers in the know, he is undeniably one of the hottest and best selling artists eminating out of this area in years. He has taken touring by storm. His televised stand up appearances include his headlining performance on SHAQUILLE O’NEAL PRESENTS: ALL STAR COMEDY JAM, and appearances on RUSSELL SIMMON’S DEF COMEDY JAM on HBO, SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, MARTIN LAWRENCE PRESENTS 1ST AMENDMENT, STEVE HARVEY’S BIG TIME, COMEDY CENTRAL’S PREMIUM BLEND, COMIC’S UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN, MOTOWN LIVE, and BET’S COMIC VIEW.

 

FOR ART AND PERFORMING ART LOVERS

AT THE BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART

SLOW ART SUNDAY, 2-3 p.m. FREE!

 

AT PAUL R. JONES GALLERY

 

LUCID DREAMING: SURREALISM AND FANTASY of the PAUL R. JONES ART COLLLECTION OF AMERICAN ART, through Next Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., 2308 Sixth Street, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401.

 

AT BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS

NATIVE PLANT CONFERENCE – The Native Plant Conference on October Friday through Sunday will feature 19 botanists, zoologists, taxonomists, entomologists landscape designers, horticulturists and conservationists discussing their respective fields of expertise and leading field trips to various locations to explore Alabama’s unique landscape.

 

AT MAUS CONTEMPORARY

BIENNALE ARTE 2017, VIVA ARTE VIVA will open to the public now to Sunday November 26 at the Biennale di Venezia, titled Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel. JELILI ATIKU is a Nigerian visual artist, whose body of works strictly focuses on commitment to social, humanism and the crimes being committed against human life.

COMING SOON

NOVEMBER 11 – UNITY THROUGH MUSIC at Legion Field.

 

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.)