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By Gwen DeRu

IT IS MAGIC CITY CLASSIC WEEKEND! ENJOY!

TODAY

POWER OF MAGIC – The 2018 Magic City Classic Affair, 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom 3 and 4 hosted by State Representative Juandalynn Givan for  African-American legislators, local elected officials, university officials and business professionals.

Funny Maine

CLASSIC KICKOFF, 5-11 p.m. at the Boutwell Auditorium with FAITH EVANS, KEKE WYATT, FUNNYMAINE, YUNG VOKALZ, ALVIN GARRETT, JEST A FEW CATS, AAAMU & ASU CHEERLEADERS, DJ CHOCOLATE, plus.

BASSHAM featuring SERPENT EYES,BARRY BANGERZ,MIGGY SMALLZ, PARTY MATRIX and SKETCH at The Nick.

KARAOKE NIGHTS WITH RICKEY SMILEY at the StarDome Comedy Club.

BLUES TRAVELER at Iron City.

MAGIC CITY CLASSIC BLOCK PARTY, 5 p.m. at Railroad Park with Faith Evans, KeKe Wyatt, Just a Few Cats and Yung Vokalz

SCARE YOUR FACE OFF FET IX the Saturn.

MUSIC, COMEDY AND MORE at VIP Lounge in Ensley.

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

FRIDAY

MAGIC CITY CLASSIC SCHOLARSHIP BREAKFAST, 7 a.m. at The Harbert Center.

CLASSIC IN PINK AFFAIR, 11 a.m. receptionat the Harbert Center hosted by State Representative Juandalynn Givan in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.

BLUES GUITARIST MR. SIPP at the Perfect Note BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY at Iron City.

Sommore

COMEDIENNE SOMMORE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

WILL STEWART, LEON III and JANET SIMPSON at The Nick.

BIRMINGHAM GEAR SWAP at Saturn.

BLUES GUITARIST MR. SIPP 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.

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 CLASSIC PARADE, 8 a.m. with floats, entertainment dance teams and bands.

BALL & MJ with DJ TRACI STEELE and live music with more entertainment. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

ASU VS. AAMU GAME, 2:30 p.m.

DON CHEADLE, FUNNYMAINE, and MIKE PHILLIPS at Half Time performance.

NF PERCEPTION TOUR at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC.

ANTHONY JESELNIK at the Lyric Theatre, CODY JINKS w/special guest THE STEEL WOODS at the Alabama Theatre.

GUCCI MANE CONCERT performs at Post Game.

Gucci Mane

KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE, every Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on V94.9 FM with Curtis Bell. Request Line (205) 994-8949 (V949).

GAMEDAY CENTRAL at Iron City.

COMEDIENNE SOMMORE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

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

BLUES GUITARIST MR. SIPP at Perfect Note.

THE PEARL, THEM BOYS, + A HALLOWEEN SUPER SPOOKY SET at The Nick.

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.

SATURN HALLOWEEN 2018 featuring THE UNDERHILLS 10th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH at Saturn.

SUNDAY

JAZZ AND FOOD at Perfect Note.

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

SOULFUL SUNDAYS at Perfect Note.

THE LIVING STREET, STEPHEN CHOPEK, JOHN THURSDAY at The Nick.

COMEDIENNE SOMMORE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

THE LEMON TWIGS and JUNGLE GREEN at Saturn.

MARILYN MANSON and HO9909 at Iron City.

MONDAY

KARAOKE NIGHTS WITH 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.

GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY and GIBBZ at Saturn.

TUESDAY

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

TIDE AND TIGER HOT TUESDAY, 3 p.m. until … on Graymont across from Legion Field with $.5 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.

VACATION MANOR, THE SOUNDS OF MANY and RACHAEL ROBERTS at the Nick.

KARAOKE NIGHTS WITH RICKEY SMILEY at the StarDome

Rickey Smiley is a comedian, radio host, and TV personality.

Comedy Club.

THE RECORD COMPANY at Saturn.

WEDNESDAY

ALL THEM WITCHES at Saturn.

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.

NIGHTMARE ON 22ND STREET, DJ MIGGY SMALLZ and MEL KNAPP at Iron City.

HALLOWEEN 2018 – ASSUMING WE SURVIVE, RIOT CHILD, DOSE, KINZIE, and THE MURDER OF JANE CROW at The Nick.

NEXT THURSDAY

BAD BAD HATS, PARTY NAILS, and EMMA LEE at The Nick.

DRY BAR COMEDY at the StarDome Comedy Club.

LAUV, CHARLOTTE LAWRENCE, presented by 103.7 The Q at Iron City.

BLAC RABBIT at Saturn.

NEXT FRIDAY

HIPPO CAMPUS with special guests THE DISTRICTS at Iron City.

BILL BELLAMY at the StarDome Comedy Club.

BRUNS and ALEXA ROSE at The Nick.

PRESS PLAY at Saturn.

FOR THE COMMUNITY

OUT SPOKEN WITH JOE LOCKETT TV SHOW, New on Cable TV. Check it out!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARTHA BOZEMAN as the newly appointed president of Agency 54.

FOR OUTDOOR LOVERS

SATURDAY DAY HIKE, Meet 8:45 a.m., Southeastern Outings Day hike, Where: Chief Ladiga Trail, Piedmont, Alabama – DETAILS: An easy seven-mile day hike and picnic on the Chief Ladiga Trail east of Piedmont, Alabama. Walk on Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way. This smooth trail is wide and level and no hills. Walk on the most scenic section of the trail which goes through mostly wooded terrain. Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age eight and up able to walk seven miles without complaining are welcome on this walk. Bring a picnic lunch and drink.  From the trail you can see Dugger Mountain, one of the newest national wilderness areas in Alabama. There will be an optional restaurant dinner after the hike. Please meet 8:45 a.m. at the Applebee’s Trussville. We plan to depart from there at 9 a.m.  You may also have the option to meet the group at 10:30 a.m. at the Piedmont Civic Center.  Trip Leader and Info: Dan Frederick, seoutings@bellsouth.net or (205) 631-4680

FOR LOVERS OF SPORTS

IT IS FOOTBALL SEASON! MAGIC CITY CLASSIC WEEK– This is the Magic City Classic week in Birmingham. This is the biggest weekend of the year and everybody has plans to get out ‘somewhere.’ There will be something to do all over, more than other weeks or weekends. Get Ready! Set! Go! (Get your copy of the Magic City Classic Special Section for things to do and see.)

FOR ART AND PERFORMING ART LOVERS

NEW EXHIBITION – PAINTING AT UAB- TODAY is the last day to view the Painting at UAB, featuring students of UAB professor Gary Chapman, at the Central Library 4th Floor Gallery in the East Building of the Central Library, 2100 Park Place.

CELEBRATING BLACK ARTISTS OF ALABAMA – REVEL IN DIMES, October 26-27 in Tuskegee, Alabama featuring LONNIE B.HOLLEY with JAH RICHIE,H2O, SMOOTH RAS,BAYOU DRED,CULTURE DRED and THEOLA BRIGHT. The ART EXHIBITION and Reception, Friday, October 26th, 5 – 9 p.m. and Festival and Artist Village, Saturday, October 27th, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. The Festival will be held at 1370 County Road 36, Tuskegee, Alabama off Franklin Road. For more information, go to www.artnnaturefest.splashthat.com.

AT THE BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART

SLOW ART SUNDAY, 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.

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: COMEDIENNE SOMMORE. Sommore has appeared on various shows including HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, ComicView, and BET Live from L.A. She has also done guest appearances on television sitcoms The Hughleys and The Parkers, and she has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also appeared on Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav. In 2008, she appeared as one of the mob members on several episodes of the game show 1 vs. 100. She is one of the original Queens of Comedy.

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

NEXT THURSDAY: DRY BAR COMEDY at StarDome Comedy Club ….Dry Bar Comedy Tour LIVE is coming! The comedians who’ve generated over 1 billion online views and millions of fans bring their clean “Comedy For Everyone” to clubs and theaters on a nationwide tour. Come check out Dry Bar Comedy Tour, the internet sensation live and in person! Appearing: SHAYNE SMITH, STEVE SOELBERG, ALEX VELLUTO and JAY WHITTAKER.

COMING SOON

DECEMBER 10 – JASON ISBELL at the Lyric Theatre.

DECEMBER 13 – HARRY CONNICK, JR. at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre.

FEBRUARY 12-13 – A.G. GASTON CONFERENCE at the BJCC.

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 and gwenderu@yahoo.com.