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By Gwen DeRu

TODAY

RECYCLED RUNWAY at Saturn.

BASSHAM featuring MACKP,  featuring MACKP, BI$H, DJ MIGGY SMALLZ, SKETCH and JVEGER at The Nick.

COMEDIAN ALI SADIQ at the StarDome Comedy Club.

MUSIC, COMEDY AND MORE AT VIP Lounge in Ensley.

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

FRIDAY

COMEDIAN ALI SIDDIQ at the StarDome Comedy Club.

SHILOH HILL, BATTITO, ICE STATION ZEBRA and BIBLE BELT at The Nick.

DRIVIN’ N’ CRYIN’ at Saturn.

MISS NOMER BAND at the 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.

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

THE WOOSAH, 6- 9 p.m. at the Avondale Gallery and Loft for business minds that need a break sometime. Network and chill.

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.

COMEDIAN ALI SIDDIQ at the StarDome Comedy Club.

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

JAZZ AND JOKES at Perfect Note.

LOWKEYLIFE – LKL, HIGHRULE and P.O.T.I.S. 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.

TENNIS SOLO IN STEREO TOUR and MATT COSTA 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

SOUL OF ‘46 and JASON GRUBBS at The Nick.

COMEDIAN TIM STATUM at the StarDome Comedy Club.

GOOD PEOPLE BREWING presents SATURN NIGHTS WITH MORNING TELEPORTATION and DESERT NOISES at Saturn.

MONDAY

KARAOKE NIGHTS WITH RICKEY SMILEY at the StarDome

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

Comedy Club.

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

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

PJ MORTON and GRACE WEBER at Saturn.

TUESDAY

THE TUESDAY CONNECT, 5-9 p.m. at the Tutwiler Hotel Bar and Grill where you can talk about your business and network

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.

THEDOPESTMATRIX and BROTHER BURCH at the Nick.

ICEAGE AND BLACK LIPS at Saturn.

COMEDIAN JERMAINE “FUNNYMAINE” JOHNSON at the StarDome Comedy Club. 

WEDNESDAY

COMEDIAN JERMAINE “FUNNYMAINE” JOHNSON at the StarDome Comedy Club.

THE BROOK & THE BLUFF 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.

THANKSGIVING EVE 2018 – LEADERDOG, CADDLE, THE EDMONDS BUTLER BAND at The Nick.

NEXT THURSDAY… HAPPY THANKSGIVING”S DAY!

THANKSGIVING NIGHT w/ 93BEATERSat The Nick.

JAZZ KEYBOARDIST DANIEL WEATHERSPOON at Perfect Note.

NEXT FRIDAY…

COMEDIAN JERMAINE “FUNNYMAINE” JOHNSON at the StarDome Comedy Club.

RAQUEL LILY, TRAGIC CITY and THE PEARL at The Nick.

NINE YEARS OF HIP HOP: LOBOTOMIX ANNIVERSARY SHOW at Saturn.

CUNNING RUNTS AT AVONDALE BREWERY (upstairs)

NEON ELECTRIC 90s at Iron City.

FOR THE BUSINESS OWNERS AND

BUSINESS MINDED PEOPLE

MEET ACTRESS TERRI J. VAUGHN AT THE WOOSAH – THE WOOSAH is 6 – 10 p.m., Saturday night, at the Avondale and Gallery Loft. If you have a business or a business mind that needs a break sometime, then head to the Avondale to relax, network and chill with others that are interested in business. Terri J. Vaughn is owner of Nina Holiday Entertainment, a production company who has produced, written and directed several films that have appeared on TV One and BET. Terri is hosting the event, but best known for her role as high school secretary Lovita Alize Jenkins-Robinson in the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show. She is also the founder of Take Wings Foundation, a nonprofit organization that mentors young women in the Bay area. The Woosah is an event created for small business owners and entrepreneurs to escape all the pressures that come with business building for a moment to network and chill with likeminded folks. The Woosah is presented by the H.E.L.P. Organization.

THE TUESDAY CONNECT, 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Tutwiler Hotel Bar and Grill where you can talk about your business and network.

FOR THE COMMUNITY

BUSH HILLS HOLIDAY GALA – A FESTIVE AFFAIR – The Bush Hills Holiday Gala is 7 – 11 p.m., December 14, on Birmingham-Southern College Campus, at the Great Hall. It includes a night of live music by GOODFELLAS, dancing with DJ LARRY, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a cash bar. Get your tickets at Broom’s on Arkadelphia or eventbrite.com.

LOCAL PERFORMANCE – HAPPY ENDING – A PLAY at Encore Theatre and Gallery.

WONDER WOMEN SERIES features JANE REED ROSS, Landscape Architect, Sunday at 3 p.m. at the UAB’s ArtPlay. The Wonder Women is presented by Girl Spring.

OUT SPOKEN WITH JOE LOCKETT TV SHOW, New on Cable TV. Check it out!!! LIFE SKILLS MENTORING PROGRAM – Chosen Girls Rock Life Skills Mentoring Program has a Meet and Greet on Saturday, December 8th at 1 p.m. at 923 Graymont Avenue W. The mentoring program is a 10 month curriculum from January – October for girls ages 8-12. For more call (205) 607-0037 or go to www.chosengirlsrock.org.

IN MONTGOMERY

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – The 2018 Holiday Open House at Goat Hill Museum Store is ready for visitors to have the chance to stock up this holiday season on locally made sauces, jellies, bundt cakes, and Alabama history. Join others and meet Alabama authors and sample delicious goodies! The 2018 Holiday Open House is at the Goat Hill Museum Store (located inside the Alabama State Capitol at the Union Street Entrance) on today– Friday, will feature artisans and book signings with Alabama authors. For more information about this event please call (334) 353-4969.

FOR LOVERS OF SPORTS

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY FOOTBALL IN BIRMINGHAM and ALABAMA.

AT THE BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART

SLOW ART SUNDAY, 2-3 p.m.

FOR MUSIC LOVERS, SPOKEN WORD AND DANCE

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

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

AT THE STARDOME

THIS WEEKEND… COMEDIAN ALI SIDDIQ… Ali Siddiq is stand-up comedian, public speaker, and writer out of Houston. His unique style of stand-up began behind the walls of incarceration, an incubator for interesting experiences and good stories. People received their fi rst taste of Ali Siddiq when he appeared on HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM and LIVE FROM GOTHAM, and in 2013 he was named Comedy Central’s “#1 Comic to Watch”.

SUNDAY…COMEDIAN TIM STATUM… Entertaining audiences wherever he goes, Tim is a Birmingham native who will keep you in stitches with his southern style humor and storytelling. Tim incorporates real-life stories of growing up in the country with classic stand- up comedy to provide a hilarious evening.

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

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY and SUNDAY…Comedian JERMAINE “FUNNYMAINE” JOHNSON at the StarDome Comedy Club. … You won’t find many comedians that can claim to be a lifetime class clown, witty, handsome, a dual-degree college graduate, savvy in graphic design, and on top of that, just be funny as hell! Well, Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson is definitely the exception! This talented young man from Birmingham, Alabama has been entertaining audiences across the southeast for several years now, and many seem to agree that he has the potential to etch his name in the comedy history books with the greats.

COMING SOON

DECEMBER 8 – GIRLS ROCK LIFE SKILLS MENTORING PROGRAM on Graymont Avenue.

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

DECEMBER 29 – CHARLIE WILSON at the BJCC Concert Hall.

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

MARCH 7 – 46TH BROTHERHOOD & SISTERHOOD AWARDS DINNER at the Harbert Center.

MARCH 12 – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF UNCF AND THE BIRMINGHAM MAYOR’S MASKED BALL.

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.