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By Gwen DeRu

TODAY

SOUND SESSIONS IN THE GRILL, at Iron City.

POND and FASCINATOR at Saturn.

GEORGIA DISH BOYS, THE JIMSJIMS and KYLE KIMBRELL at the Nick.

COMEDIAN DAMON WILLIAMS at the StarDome Comedy Club.

MUSIC, COMEDY AND MORE at VIP Lounge in Ensley.

TIM SPINOSI’S COLOSSAL COMEDY SIDE SHOW at the StarDome Comedy Club.

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

FRIDAY

ART ON THE ROCKS featuring THE SUFFERS, 7-11 p.m.at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

COMEDIAN FAIZON LOVE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

VOLK, CAHABA STARSHIPS and PILGRIMS at The Nick.

BROCKHAMPTON at Iron City.

THE POSIES and TERRA LIGHTFOOT at Saturn.

KEYBOARDIST OLI SILK at Perfect Note.

FACEBOOK FRIDAYS, every Friday, at the Legion in Fairfield, 5 p.m. Happy Hour, 7 p.m. Line Dance, 9 p.m., DJ Vick Goes Live and Ladies are free until 10 p.m.

MUSIC, COMEDY AND MORE at VIP Lounge in Ensley.

TIM SPINOSI’S COLOSSAL COMEDY SIDE SHOW at the StarDome Comedy Club.

FUNNY FREE FRIDAYS (Comedy Show) at Good People Brewery, 9- 10:30 p.m.

FRIDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE at Luxe Ultra Lounge.

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

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.

SATURDAY

MAGIC CITY CARIBBEAN FOOD & FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Linn Park.

KEYBOARDIST OLI SILK at Perfect Note.

Faizon Love will be at the StarDome Comedy Club in Hoover Friday through Sunday.

COMEDIAN FAIZON LOVE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

EAT DRINK AND RIDE NIGHT FOOD TOUR WITH COMEDIENNE JOY, at 6 – 10 p.m., meet in Brookwood Mall, at Grille 29.

SNV – SATURDAY NIGHT VIBES, 10 p.m. at Platinum.

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

GRAVE GNOSIS, WITCH OF 1692, and MAGGOT GAG at The Nick.

JUNGLE, 8 p.m. at Saturn.

SUNDAY

  1. LAFAYE and JONATHAN FRITZEN at Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens, 6 – 9 p.m.

JAZZ AND FOOD at Perfect Note.

JEFF KUJAN, RATOBABY and THE DIZZY at the Nick Rocks.

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

SOULFUL SUNDAYS at Perfect Note.

SLEEP SIGNALS, 7 STONE RIOT and SHADES OF SINN at the Nick.

MONDAY

KARAOKE NIGHTS WITH COMEDIAN RICKEY SMILEY at the StarDome Comedy Club.

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

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

TUESDAY

HANK ERWIN and THE SBG’S and RYAN O’CONNOR at the Nick.

FREE! SUBSTRATE BINGO AT SATURN at Saturn.

COMEDIAN TONY TONE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

FIESTA TUESDAY at 1st and 23rd, all night.

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.

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

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

WEDNESDAY

COMEDIAN TONY TONE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

SOUND SESSIONS IN THE GRILL at Iron City with HD & THE MAN.

LAUGHS FOR WISHES, 7:30 p.m. at StarDome Comedy Club SEVEN SPIRES, HATE STORM ANNIHILATION and INVIOLATE at The Nick.

LIVE JAZZ, every Wednesday, at The Marble Ring, 430 41st Street South, Suite B.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY, every Wednesday at 30/40 Hookah Lounge.

WINE AND JAZZ at the Perfect Note.

NEXT THURSDAY

SOUND SESSIONS IN THE GRILL with COTTON BIRD TRIO, at Iron City.

WILDFLOWERS at Saturn.

THE MACHINIST, NOMVDIC, BROKEN FACTORY WINDOWS, and JUSTIFY THESE SCARS at the Nick.

COMEDIAN BERT KREISCHER at the StarDome Comedy Club.

NEXT FRIDAY

COMEDIAN BERT KREISCHER at the StarDome Comedy Club.

BRIAN REVELS & THE HEART LIGHTNING, ZACH AUSTIN BAND and KAYDEE MULVEHILL at The Nick.

RUSSELL DICKERSON at Iron City.

THE UNDERHILL FAMILY ORCHESTRA at Saturn.

FOR OUTDOOR LOVERS

SATURDAY DAYHIKE, 8 p.m. – FREE Alabama Symphony Orchestra Concert at Railroad Park situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets South in downtown Birmingham. DETAILS: Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, the ASO is excited to play a free series of concerts in Birmingham’s Railroad Park! Enjoy music under the stars with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. The musical compositions to be played on this Saturday evening program will be announced. Please join us for this special concert that promises to yield a great evening of fun.

Relax on the lawn with your blanket or lawn chair. If you’d like to eat with us, please bring your picnic (no glass or alcohol allowed) to enjoy at 7:30 p.m. To find the group, please look for the Southeastern Outings people near the walkway on the railroad side (far side of park away from 1st Avenue South) of the park. You are welcome to bring as many friends and family members as you wish. Admission: FREE. More Info: Please call the ASO office,

(205) 251-6929 or Dan Frederick, (205) 631-4680.

FOR THE COMMUNITY

LIFE AFTER BASKETBALL CAMP will be held July 18 – 20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon at YMCA Youth Center located at 2400 7th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203. Boys and girls ages 8 years old – rising 7th graders will learn the importance of academic excellence, leadership and social skills. The camp will also focus on the fundamentals of basketball, which include: form shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, rebounding, screens, strength, and conditioning.

Beginning today, parents/guardians can register their child to receive a fully paid camp scholarship by submitting a completed registration form to DYS. Deadline to register is Monday, July 16, 2018 by 4 p.m. Only sixty (60) camp scholarships are available. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until all available spaces have been filled. Forms can be submitted in the following manner:

1) Emailed to DYS at dysbhm@gmail.com. You will receive an emailed response confirming receipt.

2) Hand-delivered to the DYS office located at 1608 7th Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. FAXED OR MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. For more information about the LIFE AFTER BASKETBALL CAMP, call DYS at 205-320- 0879.

AT CROSSPLEX

DYS’ Youth First Summer Sports Series 2018 Kicks Off with Next Level Volleyball Camp – The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) kicks off its 2018 Youth First Summer Sports Series with the Next Level Volleyball Camp which focuses on athletic and life skills. During the camp, girls 13 to 18 years of age will learn the fundamentals of volleyball technique, which include: serving, passing, setting, and blocking. The Next Level Volleyball Camp will be held July 20, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Bill Harris Arena at the Birmingham Crossplex.

Registration is now open and beginning today, parents/guardians can register their child to participate in the Volleyball Camp by submitting a completed registration form and waiver to DYS. Slots will be filled on a first‐ come, first‐served basis until all 80 spaces have been filled. Forms can be submitted in the following manner:

1) Emailed to DYS at dysbhm@gmail.com. You will receive an emailed response confirming receipt.

2) Hand-delivered to the DYS office located at 1608 7th Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. FAXED OR MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

AT VULCAN PARK AND MUSEUM

MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE MOON, June 27.

FOR MOVIE LOVERS

FLICKS AMONG THE FLOWERS at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, TODAY with HITCH and July 18 with JAWS, 8 p.m.

BLACK PANTHER is still showing at theaters around town.

THE AVENGERS is still showing at theaters around town.

FOR FOOD LOVERS

THE MARKET AT PEPPER PLACE – 7 a.m.

FOR ART AND PERFORMING ART LOVERS

AT THE BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART

ART ON THE ROCKS, Friday, 7-11 p.m. with THE SUFFERS.

SLOW ART SUNDAY: CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES, 2-3 p.m. at the BMA.

THE ORIGINAL MAKERS FESTIVAL, June 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT OSCAR’S, June 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

DROP IN DRAWING, June 17, 2-4 p.m. Free.

SLOW ART SUNDAY: SAKYAMUNI AS AN ASCETIC, June 17, 2-3 p.m.

FOR MUSIC LOVERS AND SPOKEN WORD

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

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

BIRMINGHAM MUSIC CLUB 2018 Season

OPERETTA SPECTACULAR! GREAT MOMENTS OF LIGHT OPERA OVER THE CENTURIES, Friday, 7:30 p.m., June 9-7:30 p.m. and June 10-2:20 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center’s Sirote Theatre.

FOR COMEDY LOVERS

AT GOOD PEOPLE BREWING EVERY FRIDAY

FUNNY FREE FRIDAYS (COMEDY SHOW), 9 – 10:30 p.m., at Good People with Birmingham’s finest comedy show at a brewery. It’s free and features the best comedians from around the country.

AT THE STARDOME

THIS WEEKEND: COMEDIAN FAIZON LOVE. He’s affectionately known by millions as “Big Worm,” the infamous character he played opposite Chris Tucker and Ice Cube in the original “Friday.” Since then, he’s gone on to appear in nearly 50 films including: The Replacements with Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman, Elf with Will Farrell, The Fighting Temptations with Beyonce and Cuba Gooding, Jr., “Idlewild,” with Terrence Howard and Outcast “Who’s your Caddy,” (in which he starred) and his latest starring vehicle, “Perfect Holiday” with Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard, and Couples Retreat with Vince Vaughn. He is one you don’t want to miss.

MONDAY

COMEDIAN RICKEY SMILEY ‘EVERY MONDAY NIGHT’ at the StarDome Comedy Club for Karaoke Nights.

Comedian Tony Tone

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: COMEDIAN TONY TONE. He has appeared on television shows like: NBC’s “Later”, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, BET’s Comic View and he is featured on a DVD with Cedric The Entertainer entitled, “The Starting Line Up 1”.

Tony dazzled the crowd to standing ovations at last year’s NACA South Regional Conferences and this year’s NACA Nationals. He has quickly taken the college scene by storm.

COMING SOON

JUNE 16 – BIRMINGHAM FUNKFEST at Legion Field.

JUNE 16 – LOCAL 2018 CELEBRATE EVERYTHING ALABAMA at Alys Stephens Center.

JUNE 16 – BIRMINGHAM FUNKFEST TOUR at Legion Field.

AUGUST 3-4 – SECRET STAGES, a musical discovery Festival.

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.)