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GWEN DERU

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!!

TODAY…

**READ THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES. Catch up on the news!

**THURSDAY NIGHT WORKOUTS with Live Females at the Blu Onyx.

**THE HANGOVERS, HYPERSPACE & PEDESTRIAN UNREST at the Nick.

**THE MIDNIGHT at Iron City.

**EVERY 3rd THURSDAY with YOUTH OPEN MIC, 6-8 p.m. at the Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place for talented young spoken word poets. Snacks will be served.

**LIVE KARAOKE SHOWCASE hosted by LOGAN THE ENTERTAINER, every Thursday at Ruth’s Place in Irondale, 2404 Derby Way. DJ MOSE STOVALL is on crowd control.

**EVERY THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kappa Komplex, 45 6th Avenue South.

**KARAOKE, 5-9 p.m. at Courtyard Alabaster Bar and Grill.

**THIRD THURSDAY BLUES JAM, 7 p.m. at True Story Brewing.

**TASTEMAKER THURSDAY – Every Thursday at Blaze Ultra Lounge, 228 Roebuck Plaza Drive, 8 p.m.- 12 a.m. with DJ Ace Twon (95.7 JAMZ) in the mix hosted by Audio Life and GMC Promo.

**THIRSTY THURSDAY at Hookah 114 17th Street No.

**TEQUILA THURSDAY at the Vibe Bar & Lounge.

**THROW BACK THURSDAY at Tha Vibe Bar & Lounge, 3801 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd.

**KARAOKE EVERY THURSDAY hosted by DJ SHAY at Eighty Eight on Magnolia Avenue.

FRIDAY…

**QUE’S BAR & GRILL GROOVIN’ on 19th Street in Ensley.

**LIT FRIDAYS WITH RIPCORD, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. at 4501 Gary Avenue in Fairfield.

**SAXOPHONIST DALEN MINNIFIELD at Perfect Note.

**VEERS WITH RADIO DECAY AND CREEPER THE DOG at The Nick.

**TAB BENOIT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND at Iron City.

**FREE HOOKAH FRIDAYS at Blu Onyx, 10 p.m.

**AFRO CARIBBEAN NIGHTS (Every Friday Night) at Ash’s on 2nd, 7 p.m. until with Reggae, Afro Beats, Dancehall and Top 40 Hits.

**FIREBALL FRIDAY at Tha Vibe Bar & Lounge.

**FRIDAY NIGHT RAP, Every 1st and 3rd Friday at Crescent Cultural Center, 1121 Tuscaloosa Avenue, W.

**SAXOPHONIST DALEN MINNFIELD at Perfect Note.

SATURDAY…

**SATURDAYS IN THE GARDENS at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

**WINE DOWN HAPPY HOUR, 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. at Saferoom Lounge Bar.

**MS. JOHNNIE AND THE JAMMERS Live After Five, 7-10 p.m. at Bistro on 19th located at 109 19th St. N., Bessemer. EVERY 2nd and 4th SATURDAY!!

**SOLD OUT SATURDAYS at the Blu Onyx Every Saturday.

**CIROC SATURDAYS at Blu Onyx.

**SAXOPHONIST JEFF KASHIWA at Perfect Note.

**REGGAE, 8 p.m. at Bosses Private Lounge.

**HAPPY LEMMY, BURNING FERN AND TWOFIVE COLLECTIVE at The Nick Rocks.

SUNDAY…

**WORSHIP AT THE SIXTH, 9:30 a.m. at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

**WOODLAWN STREET MARKET, 12 p.m. at Woodlawn Street Market.

**FOODIES, BEATZ, VIBEZ, 2-9 p.m. at 604 Bar & Lounge at 604 9th St. No.

**2 SEXY SUNDAY at the Blu Onyx, 8- 12 p.m.

**SUNDAY FUNDAY for the grown Folks Kickback at Tha Vibe Bar & Lounge.

**SUNDAY FUNDAY TUNES with ERIC WATTERS at the Nick.

**SOULFUL SUNDAY with SHERRY REEVES at Perfect Note.

MONDAY…

**EVERY MONDAY is MONSLAYYY THE CARIBBEAN WAY, 8 p.m. at the Vault with TRINI and BRENT TRINI-FRESH PIERRE. FREE.

**BIRMINGHAM BANDSTAND at The Nick.

TUESDAY…

**THE FRONT BOTTOMS at Iron City.

**INDUSTRY NIGHT TUESDAY at Blu Onyx, 8 p.m.

**EVERY TUESDAY – TRUE STORY BREWING JAZZ SESSIONS, 7- 10 p.m., 5510 Crestwood Blvd.

**TASTY TUESDAYS at Platinum of Birmingham.

**EVERY TUESDAY LIT AND JAZZ with DAVID TALLEY AND FRIENDS, 7 p.m. at Lit on 8th, 518 Rev. Abraham Woods Blvd.

**FAT TUESDAY at Tha Vibe Bar & Lounge.

**KARAOKE at The Nick.

WEDNESDAY…

**INTERFAITH NOONDAY PRAYER SERVICES every Wednesday, Noon at Linn Park in Downtown Birmingham.

**WEDNESDAYS WEEKLY JAZZ JAM, 7-10 p.m. at True Story Brewing Company, 5510 Crestwood Blvd. Food until 9 p.m. Music until 10 p.m. and Drink until 11 p.m.

**OPEN BAR WEDNESDAY, 8 p.m. at Blu Onyx.

**EVERY 4th WEDNESDAY at FACE’S LOUNGE KARAOKE hosted by ARETTA, 6:30 p.m. at 7070 Aaron Aronov Dr. in Fairfield.

**THE CIGARETTE BUMS RANGER & HANDSOME JACK at The Nick.

**JERKIN’ WEDNESDAY, Every Wednesday at Bosses Private Lounge.

NEXT THURSDAY…

**READ THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES. Catch up on the news!

**THURSDAY NIGHT WORKOUTS with Live Females at the Blu Onyx.

**NICOLE & MATTS BABY SHOWER with STARSHAKER & SOUNDS IN MY HEAD at the Nick.

**BLUES TRAVELER 35th ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Iron City.

NEXT FRIDAY…

**QUE’S BAR & GRILL GROOVIN’ on 19th Street in Ensley.

**LIT FRIDAYS WITH RIPCORD, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. at 4501 Gary Avenue in Fairfield.

**SAXOPHONIST RILEY RICHARDS at Perfect Note.

**VELVET WILLOW WITH RAE & THE RAGDOLLS AND PALOMINO at The Nick.

**FLATLAND CAVALRY at Iron City.

NEWS TO USE… Around the state and the world…

IN ATLANTA…

**THE KING CENTER NONVIOLENCE TRAINING AND EDUCATION – The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) joined the United Nations’ (UN) commemoration of the International Day of Nonviolence (observed annually on October 2nd ) that began with the CEO of The King Center and the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Dr. Bernice A. King, speaking at the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) nonviolence panel discussion on Nonviolence; ‘Education for Human Flourishing, There was A Conversation with Mahatma Gandhi’. To further the education and training of local youth in Kingian nonviolence, The King Center also announced the launch of a new partnership with DeKalb County, Ga., in support of the DeKalb County Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Initiative.

AT THE BJCC…

**NEXT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY… SENIOR EXPO at the BJCC South Exhibition

**ROYAL COMEDY 2022 is October 21 at the BJCC with DON DC CURRY, BRUCE BRUCE, SOMMORE, LAVELL CRAWFORD and HENRY WELCH.

FOR MOTORSPORTS LOVERS…

**BARBER VINTAGE FESTIVAL is October 7-9 at Barber Motorsports Park with Swap Meet, Fan Zone and Demo Rides.

**TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY 2023 SCHEDULES – NASCAR Cup Series is APRIL 23 and OCTOBER 1. The NASCAR Xfinity Series is APRIL 22. The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series is SEPTEMBER 30. All the incredible traditions fans know and love such as camping, the Saturday Night Concert, the Big One on the Blvd (spring GEICO 500) in the infield, the unique social atmosphere, tailgating, parties, kids programming and just plain family fun along with much more will be back in ’23. Fans are encouraged to keep up with all the happenings at the biggest, baddest race track on the planet by following Talladega Superspeedway on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as the all-new NASCAR Tracks App. for the latest speedway news.

FOR BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY LOVERS …

AT OPERA BIRMINGHAM…

**LITTLE RED’s MOST UNUSUAL DAY, October 15, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Avondale Amphitheater. This is a hilarious and adorable retelling of the Little Red Riding hood story brought to life. This children’s opera is brimming with fun and laughs with Little Red, her mom and granny, Forest Ranger Dudley and the sneaky wolf Mr. Big Bad as they discover the importance of being kind to others and always doing the right things. Call (205) 322-6737 or go to OperaBirmingham.org.

AT BCRI…

**BCRI 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Don’t miss the commemoration of The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s grand opening on Friday, November 18th! Culminating a week of festivities, the celebration will feature a night of great conversations, performances, reflection and a one-night-only special exhibit highlighting thirty years of archival acquisitions and exquisite programs. Take part in the festivities as they present the 2022 Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award and other honors.

**UAB NEW 2022-23 SEASON PLAYS – Here is a list of the 2022 and 2023 Plays for the coming season at UAB Department of Theatre: October 12-16 – A NEW BRAIN, November 9-12 and 16-19 – SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, February 22-26 – ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, March 6-10 – SANCTUARY CITY, and April 12-16 – INTO THE WOODS.  Look for more soon.

FOR FOOD LOVERS…

**CCDN FOOD HUB WEDNESDAY, Every Wednesday of each month in Fountain Heights Old Sardis Baptist Church, 1240 4th Street North, 10 – noon. For more, go to www.communitycaredn.org.

**FARM TOUR AND HERB WALK at Walden FARMacy, 290 Porter Rd, SE, Bessemer, in October.

FOR FOOTBALL LOVERS…

**TUSKEGEE GOLDEN TIGERS AND MOREHOUSE MAROON TIGERS CLASSIC is this weekend. Game is Saturday at Legion Field, 7 p.m.  FRIDAY – The Block Party, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in front of City Hall with food trucks and live entertainment. Tailgating at Legion Field, 12 p.m. and JEEZY Concert at 7 p.m. at Boutwell Aud. SATURDAY – UNCF WALK FOR EDUCATION, 7:30 a.m. registration and Walk at 8:30 a.m. at Railroad Park. FAN ZONE at Legion Field is 5 – 7 p.m. The Classic Game is at 7 p.m. at Legion Field

FOR MUSIC LOVERS…

**FACE’S LOUNGE KARAOKE hosted by ARETTA, EVERY 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at 7070 Aaron Aronov Dr. in Fairfield.

AT SIXTH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH …SEE YOU AT THE SIXTH …

**EVERY MONDAY MORNING MEDITATION WITH PASTOR CANTELOW, 7:15 a.m. Contact the church at (205) 321-1136 or (205) 321-1137.

MAGIC CITY CLASSIC WEEKEND…

**OCTOBER 28 – THE RETURN OF FRANKIE BEVERLY AND MAZE, also featuring REGINA BELLE, FREDDIE JACKSON, SHIRLEY MURDOCK and LENNY WILLIAMS.

**OCTOBER 29 – MCC GAME, 2:30 p.m. at Legion Field.

**BATTLE OF THE BANDS – ASU’s Mighty Marching Hornets and AAMU’s Marching Maroon and White bands will ‘show out’ during halftime. The game starts at 2:30 p.m.

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: gwenderu@yahoo.com and thelewisgroup@birminghamtimes.com.