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BY GWEN DERU


TODAY
CALLIOPE MUSICALS, PARTICIPATION RIBBON and THE GOLDEN FLAKES at The Nick.
COMEDIAN LAUGHS FOR WISHES at the StarDome Comedy Club.
CAROLINE ROSE and KISSISSIPPI at Saturn
LORD HURON at Iron City.
LIVE JAZZ EVERY THURSDAY, 9 p.m. at Jazzi’s on 3rd.
VINTAGE VIDEO GAME NIGHT at Saturn.
MUSIC, COMEDY AND MORE at VIP Lounge in Ensley.
PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

FRIDAY
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY RACES– Celebrating the 50TH ANNIVERSARY.
MS. JOHNNIE AND THE JAMMERS at the Airport Lounge, 9 – 11 p.m.
SHOVELS & ROPE + FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS with special guest INDIANOLA at Avondale Brewing Company.
KYLE KIMBRELL, RED HARP and HELIOHEART at The Nick Rocks.
COMEDIAN KILLER BEAZ at the StarDome Comedy Club.
PARACHUTE SHOW w/STEVE GUNN and GUN OUTFIT at Saturn.
LANY – WORLD TOUR 2019 at Iron City.
UGLY BABY LIVE, 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. at Birmingham Improv Theatre, 2208 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, 35233.
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.

Dominique Posey

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.
VOCALIST DOMINIQUE POSEY at the Perfect Note.
EVERY FIRST FRIDAY AT ZANZIBAR Bar and Grill, 9 p.m.

SATURDAY
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY RACES– Celebrating the 50TH ANNIVERSARY.
Pepper Place Market, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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).
EVERY SATURDAY AFTER HOURS AT ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL BAR AND GRILL, 9 p.m., 2024 Green Springs Highway with Caribbean, African, Latino music, Signature Dish Suya and Drink Specials.
3R ESSENTIALS SELF CARE SUNDAY MEETUP, 2:30 – 5 p.m., at Anthony Vince’ Nail Spa.
GREEK GROOVE BIRMINGHAM at The Dannon Project, 9 p.m. until 12 a.m.
JOEY OLIVER’S 50TH BIRTHDAY w/CASH BACK at The Nick Rocks.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, every Saturday, at Luxe Ultra Lounge, 300 24th Street S with DJ CHOCOLATE.
EAT DRINK AND RIDE NIGHT FOOD TOUR WITH COMEDIENNE JOY, at 6 – 10 p.m., meet in Brookwood Mall, at Grille 29. For more, www.diningoutwithcomediennejoy.com.

Tony Exum Jr.

SNV – SATURDAY NIGHT VIBES, 10 p.m. at Platinum.
COMEDIAN KILLER BEAZ at the StarDome Comedy Club.
SAXOPHONIST TONY EXUM, JR. at Perfect Note.
BOOMBOX and MODERN MEASURE at Saturn.

SUNDAY
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY RACES– Celebrating the 50TH ANNIVERSARY.
JAZZ AND FOOD, at Perfect Note.
SLOW ART SUNDAY, 2 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
SOULFUL SUNDAYS at Perfect Note.
BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR and WALKER LUKENS at Saturn.
THE PLOTT HOUNDS, DALTON BUSH BAND and LAKE AND LYNDALE at the Nick Rocks.
COMEDIAN KILLER BEAZ at the StarDome Comedy Club.
DIRTY HEADS and THE HIP ABDUCTION at Iron City.

MONDAY
MO MONEY MONDAYS at the Eastside Lounge.
BIRMINGHAM BANDSTAND at The Nick Rocks.
KARAOKE NIGHTS WITH RICKEY SMILEY at the StarDome Comedy Club.

TUESDAY
TASTY TUESDAY, 5 p.m. doors open, (30+ before 9 p.m.) (21+ after 9 p.m.) at Platinum of Birmingham, every Tuesday. Free Dinner buffet for Birmingham’s Best Happy Hour.
FIESTA TUESDAY at 1st and 23rd, all night.
PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.
JOSE’ CARR at the Boss Lounge, 8:30 – 11 p.m.
THE HOMESCHOOLERS, QWAM, LONG BONY ARMS at the Nick Rocks.
VELOCITY ACCELERATOR DEMO DAY at Iron City.
MDOU MOCTAR and FAUX DEEP at Saturn.

WEDNESDAY
LIVE JAZZ, at The Marble Ring, every Wednesday, 430 41st Street South, Suite B.
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY, every Wednesday at 30/40 Hookah Lounge.
WINE AND JAZZ at the Perfect Note.
MISS CHRISTINE, ERIC PAUL, THE JUNIOR LIFEGUARDS at The Nick Rocks.
COMEDIAN at the StarDome Comedy Club.
JAMESTOWN REVIVAL and CORDOVAS at Saturn.
BEARTOOTH – THE DISEASE TOUR PART III, OF MICE & MEN, HANDS LIKE HOUSES and DEAD AMERICAN at Iron City.

NEXT THURSDAY
BRAD ARMSTRONG and WILL STEWART at The Nick.
COMEDIAN SINBAD at the StarDome Comedy Club.
GIRLPOOL, HATCHIE and LAMBDA CELSIUS at Saturn
JACQUEES and MICAHBLU at Iron City.

NEXT FRIDAY
NIGHT BEATS, TACO MOUTH, KINZIE and VINYL ORBIT at The Nick Rocks.
COMEDIAN SINBAD at the StarDome Comedy Club.
NO SCRUBS: 90’S DANCE PARTY WITH DJ WILL EASTMAN and DJ OZKER, VISUALS BY KILOS at Saturn.
TOM JONES LIVE at Iron City.

FOR ART AND PERFORMING ART LOVERS
AT THE BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART
SLOW ART SUNDAY, 2-3 p.m.

FOR FOOD LOVERS
ZANZIBAR BAR AND GRILL – If you love good ethnic food, then Zanzibar Bar and Grill is the place to go every Saturday night. Get your groove on with all kinds of favorite foods from Africa, Caribbean, and more. Enjoy music of all kinds including Caribbean, Soca, African, and Reggae.
MOM 365 ANNUAL BRUNCH CELEBRATION, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Perfect Note.
MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION – 1918 CATERING is celebrating mothers with food and music on Saturday, May 11, 7-10 p.m. Enjoy music by sultry song artist G CHILD as he serenades throughout the evening and you get your taste buds to working with the great food by Homewood’s own People’s Choice Runner Up 2019 Jason and Jamal of 1918 Catering. Make It A Day to Remember!

FOR LOVERS OF STYLE AND FASHION
TALK DERBY 2 ME – A-List Network is presenting TALK DERBY 2 ME ROOFTOP DAY PARTY, next Saturday, 2-6 p.m. at the Redmont Hotel with a BEST DRESSED CONTEST. Judges are Author & Fashion Consultant PERRY VARNER, Fashion Designer KENYA BUCHANAN, House Heist HERBERT BEVILLE, JR., Runway Fashion Consultant D. ALICE GOLDSMITH, and The Fly Realtor JUSTIN WILLIAMS. The event is sponsored by MiBella Wellness Center with some of the proceeds benefiting Community of Lights, a sexual assault and domestic violence organization. DJ CHOCOLATE is mixing live.

FOR SPORTS LOVERS
TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY RACE WEEKEND –RACES at Talladega Superspeedway Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the Big One on the Blvd Friday night, the Saturday Night Infield Concert, and the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Jeffrey Earnhardt, son of 10-time Talladega Superspeedway winner Dale Earnhardt, was in town recently. Jeffrey made the ceremonial “first-drive” through the new oversized tunnel – getting a first look at what will be the new “finished” oversized vehicle tunnel. He will be driving a limited schedule for Joe Gibbs Racing this season in the No. 18 iK9 Xtreme Concepts Toyota. He led a personal best 29 laps in the season-opener at Daytona and was a contender all day, and then backed it up with a sixth-place result in Atlanta. He will compete in the JGR machine in Talladega’s MoneyLion 300, as well as make his 2019 debut in the No. 81 for Xtreme Concepts Racing in the GEICO 500. Don’t Miss the all of the new things – TRANSFORMATION – THE TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY INFIELD PROJECT. For more, go to www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call (855) 518-7223. This is an experience of a lifetime.
REGIONS TRADITION GOLF TOURNAMENT – Regions Center will light up for the Regions Tradition Golf Tournament, each night from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. and again 5 – 6 a.m. through May 12. This is to continue to build community excitement for the upcoming tournament May 8 – 12 at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Hoover. The Black Jacket Symphony is May 11 at the golf course’s 10th hole immediately following the Saturday action starting at approximately 5 p.m. For more info on the tournament, go to www.RegionsTradition.com.

FOR LOVERS OF THE OUTDOORS
APRIL WALKING TOURS – Meet at the Fred L. Shuttlesworth statue at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) for the last Saturday morning FREE guided walking tour of Birmingham’s Civil Rights District. Tour begins at 10 a.m. and lasts for one hour.

FOR MUSIC LOVERS, SPOKEN WORD AND DANCE
ALABAMA SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS SPRING DANCE PERFORMANCE – The Alabama School of Fine Arts Department of Dance will present public performances of the department’s spring dance program titled “Sprint Repertory” on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, May 5, at 2:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at the school.
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 BIRMINGHAM IMPROV EVERY FRIDAY…
UGLY BABY LIVE, 9:30 p.m. at Birmingham Improv Theatre.
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
TODAY… LAUGHS FOR WISHES…Join host Tim Statum and Birmingham’s Brightest Comics as they come together to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY… COMEDIAN KILLER BEAZ…Killer Beaz is

Killer Beaz

fresh from the television screen to the stage. Beaz is currently guest starring in his third season of the Discovery Channel’s hit series, “Moonshiners”, touring the country, performing on the high seas, and about to release an upcoming DVD series of clean comedy, “KILLER BEAZ PRESENTS” featuring the standup of Beaz and outstanding comics handpicked from all over the country. With many thousands of radio, television and stage appearances, Beaz has been entertaining audiences for over three decades. He is an award winning artist, and has been signed with both Sony and Warner Brothers Records, and received reviews such as: “Beaz is ‘Killer!’” – Rolling Stone Magazine “Killer Beaz lives up to his name, “Killing” his audience, night after night, show after show!” – Entertainment Today/Las Vegas, Nev. Don’t Miss “The Best Buzz in Town!”
MONDAY…KARAOKE NIGHTS WITH RICKEY SMILEY… Birmingham’s own, Rickey Smiley is taking over the StarDome on Monday nights. Come join Rickey, his band and whatever else he has up his sleeve as he brings Karaoke to a whole new level.
(Photo: Sinbad)
NEXT THURSDAY… COMEDIAN SINBAD…David Adkins, better known by his stage name Sinbad, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series, and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way, and Good Burger.

COMING SOON
MAY 4 – TALK DERBY 2 ME at Redmont Hotel Rooftop.
MAY 7 – DAVE MATTHEWS BAND at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre.
MAY 11 – MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION at 1918 Catering.
MAY 11 – COOSA QUEEN RIVERBOAT DINNER CRUISE.
MAY 14 – INDIA ARIE at the Alys Stephens Center.
MAY 22 – TYLER PERRY’S “MADEA’S FAREWELL PLAY TOUR” at the Legacy Arena.
May 25 – FUNKFEST at Legion Field.
JUNE 1 – ANNUAL CARRIBEAN FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL in Bessemer.
JUNE 7 – MS. SENIOR JEFFERSON COUNTY PAGEANT at the Cahaba Ridge Resort Lifestyle Communities.
JUNE 14 – JAZZNET at the Boutwell Auditorium.
JUNE 21 – AN EVENING WITH ICONIC KENNY G with ERIC ESSIX at BJCC Concert Hall.
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 5 – 3rd ANNUAL ALUMNI GETAWAY CRUISE.

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.