PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

BY GWEN DERU

PR Experience.

TODAY

JP COCKTAIL HOUR AT THE ROOF, 7:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Free

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.

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

COMEDIAN SKIP CLARK at the StarDome Comedy Club.

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.

FRIDAY

ART AFTER FIVE: HALLOWEEN HANGOVER at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

STONED COBRA and Startle The Heavens at the Nick.

R.Lum.R.

R.LUM.R at Saturn. FREE

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

BLUE OUT DAY PARTY at 1st and 23rd.

BO BERRY QUARTET at FRIDAY UNWIND, 6 p.m. – midnight, at Jazzi’s on 3rd.

Lin Rountree.

TRUMPETER LIN ROUNTREE, 7 p.m. at Perfect Note.

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

PASSPORTS FRIDAYS, 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. at Legends Sports Lounge with Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Afro-Beats and Top 40. FREE until midnight.

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

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

COMEDIC PLAY – DEAD WRONG, 8 p.m. at WorkPlay.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY at Iron City, 6 p.m.

RAILROAD PARK is where the fun is Saturday.

OMEGA SWAN, THE MAGIC MATH and MILK JUG at the Nick.

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

COMEDIAN SKIP CLARK at the StarDome Comedy Club.

JAZZ DUO PR EXPERIENCE, 7 p.m. at the Perfect Note.

 

Skip Clark.

SUNDAY

SLOW ART SUNDAY – CUPID AND GAZELLE, 2 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

COMEDIAN SKIP CLARK at the StarDome Comedy Club.

CANNIBAL CORPSE, POWER TRIP and GATE CREEPER, 9 p.m. at Saturn.

STELLE AMOR, BEN MILLBURN & SUNGLASS MOUSTACHE and AERIAL RUIN, 9 p.m. at the Nick.

 

 

MONDAY

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

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

HIPPO CAMPUS, 7 p.m. at Saturn.

 

TUESDAY

COMEDIAN SIR WALT 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 AMERICAN INDIE and FONTAINE, 9 p.m. at the Nick

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

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

SAINT MOTEL and GIBBZ at Saturn.

 

WEDNESDAY

COMEDIAN SIR WALT at the StarDome Comedy Club.

WINE AND JAZZ at the Perfect Note.

GREAT BLUE at the Nick.

ROCCO DELUCA and CEDRIC BURNSIDE at Saturn.

 

NEXT THURSDAY

BORIS “Dear/25th Anniversary Tour” and THOU at Saturn.

SEX SNOBS, (THE) DEAD SEA FLOWERS and PHILOS MOORE at the Nick.

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

COMEDIAN SIR WALT at the StarDome Comedy Club.

 

NEXT FRIDAY

COMEDIAN GODFREY at the StarDome Comedy Club.

BEN SMOLIN, NEW DEVILS and RED HARP at the Nick.

LUKA NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL AND NIKKI LANE at Saturn.

 

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 OUTDOOR LOVERS

SATURDAY DAYHIKE, 9 a.m. – Southeastern Outings Moderate Dayhike at the Cloudland Canyon State Park, Trenton, Georgia. DETAILS: Hike along the highly scenic rim trail around this lovely canyon in Northwest Georgia and then down into the bottom of the canyon itself.  The rushing stream in the bottom of the canyon has two good-sized waterfalls which will be viewed close up. Lunch will be on a large, flat rock outcropping from where there will be beautiful, panoramic views across the canyon. Fall color should be at its peak. Bring picnic lunch, plenty of water, and $5 per vehicle park entry fee. Parents, please be aware that there are very high, steep cliffs with no guard rails adjacent to the rim trail. Optional restaurant dinner afterwards. You may wish to bring in the car a change of clothes for dinner, but this is not required. Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age 10 and up welcome. Depart 9 a.m. from Applebee’s Trussville or meet the group at 11 a.m. central daylight savings time (Birmingham time) at Cloudland Canyon State Park in the parking lot.

 

SUNDAY DAYHIKE 1 p.m. – Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Horse Creek Trail, Dora and Sumiton, AL – DETAILS: Join friendly folks on an easy 3.2-mile walk on the Horse Creek Trail in Dora and Sumiton, in Walker County, sort of near Jasper, Alabama. Walk on one of Alabama’s rails-to-trails conversion routes on an old railroad right of way. This smooth trail is wide, level and paved. No hills on this trail. On this particular hike you will be walking on a scenic trail that goes through fields, near houses and through the woods. The trail is nicely developed, with frequent covered benches. People you might meet are both friendly and helpful. No motorized vehicles are allowed on your trail! This is a relatively easy outing, one that should be lots of fun for everyone. Bring your drink with you. DEPART 9 a.m. from the Floor and Décor Store on Green Springs Highway or meet at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby inside the left entrance (as you face the front of the store) of the Wal-Mart Super Center in Sumiton, Alabama. Info and Hike Leader: Dan Frederick, seoutings@bellsouth.net or 205/631-4680.

 

 

FOR COMEDY LOVERS

AT THE STARDOME:

THIS WEEKEND: COMEDIAN SKIP CLARK. Skip Clark is from the Bronx N.Y., his stand up career began at the Kansas City Improv. He is a Funny Bone and Improv favorite. Skip is one of the hottest faces on the comedy scene. Skip lights up the stage with his classy stage presence, high energy, nonstop laughter, contagious smile and funny stories about life as he sees it. He is ripping up the mainstream stages across the country. Skip’s comedy is reaching all audiences, people love and can relate to his style of comedy. Seen on Starz TV Network, also be on the lookout for “Recruitment Day” which is a comedy spoof of Denzel Washington’s- “Training Day” coming to theaters soon. Skip has also starred in Two Degrees The Movie. Skip is in a new movie this winter called (THE NEXT BIG THING),Skip can be seen on the west coast comedy TV show.

FOR ART AND PERFORMING ART LOVERS

AT THE BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART:

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

 

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.

 

FOR COMMUNITY LOVERS

WE COMMUNITY CAFÉ two Days of Service, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. WE Community Café at Urban Ministry will launch a second day of opening beginning November 1st from 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. The pay-as-you can WE Community Café will now be open Wednesdays and Thursdays each week serving up the best in delicious and healthy food with a flare to the community. Located at 1229 Cotton Avenue SW. Support the Community.

VOCATIONAL READINESS WORKSHOPS at the Birmingham Public Library with Tina Thornton presenting at 5- 6:30 p.m. at the Central location in the Linn Henley Research Building, 4th Floor Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC)

VOCATIONAL INTRODUCTION READINESS WORKSHOP – Join others Monday for a workshop that provides an individual assessment of personal and professional goals and aspirations and skills warranted to achieve a measurable outcome for gainful employment.

RESUME BUILDER (Monday) is designed to assist individuals with creating an effective resume or transform a resume into a powerful tool to becoming gainfully employed.

NEW AGE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS, (November 20), will provide some key tips and suggestions for all job-seekers to guide you to successfully completing your job applications.

INTERVIEW BOOTCAMP (November 20) is designed to enhance techniques for building rapport to emphasize one’s skills and overcome objections that will motivate the interviewer to hire you.

 

FOR STUDENTS, BAND MEMBERS and MOVIE LOVERS

‘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 IN JANUARY!

 

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.)