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People, Places and Things by Gwen DeRu

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GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!

  

TODAY

DK 2 GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION in Homewood.

OPERA SHOTS at Good People Brewing Company.

HAPPIER HOUR with AAF, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Cahaba Brewing for all you advertising folks.

OLIVIA’S HAPPY HOUR, every Thursday at Olivia’s Bar and Lounge with $.50 wings and drink specials, 4 p.m.  For more call (205) 326-2881.

LIVE AT STEEL, 8 p.m. with SHARRON performing and DJ DUBB in the Mix at Steel on First Avenue at 23rd Street, downtown Birmingham. Get your live music and dance on every Thursday night.

POSITIVELY FUNNY IMPROV at the StarDome Comedy Club at 7:30 p.m.

STEREO EMPIRE, OGINALII and KID FREUD at The Nick.

STRFKR at Saturn.

KELLY ARCHER, DAVE BERG and SARAH BUXTON at WorkPlay.

 

FRIDAY

The Record Company
The Record Company

THE WIDOW, MARY LATTIMORE and NULL at the Syndicate.

ERROL MORRIS, DJ SHEER SHEAR, SUAZE, DJ SINKHOLE, DJ MERLIN and DJ ASIAN PEAR at Seasick.

ON THE PATIO AT THE TIDE AND TIGER on Graymont Avenue.

FRIDAY UNWIND, every Friday, 7 p.m. at Jazzi’s on 3rd.

ART AFTER 5, 5- 9 p.m., at the Museum of Art for music, art, making and mixing.

COMEDIAN JEN KOBER at the StarDome Comedy Club.

FANCY FRIDAYS, 5 p.m. featuring JILLIAN GRAY with YARBROUGH & COMPANY every Friday at Legends on 18th Street North, Downtown. Birmingham. This is an After Work Experience hosted by Keely and Tiger and catered by Chef Jones. Call (205) 212-4406 for more.

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

THE RECORD COMPANY, 9 p.m. at WorkPlay Theatre.

JUCIFER, MOTHE FACE and MIDMOURNER at The Nick.

ANDREW W.K. at the Saturn.

JAZMIN GHENT at the Perfect Note.

JEFF DUNHAM at the BJCC.

BONNIE RAITT at the BJCC.

BARE NECESSITIES and KRIMER at Zydeco.

 

SATURDAY

Jazmin Ghent
Jazmin Ghent

NAACP MEETING AND ELECTIONS, Noon – 4 p.m. at the Birmingham downtown Library. For more, call Secretary at (205) 714-5860.

MOSS ROCK FESTIVAL, Saturday and Sunday at the Preserve in Hoover.

SEMINAR-Stress Less and Live More by Joyce Brooks at Shades Crest Park Community Room, Noon – 4 p.m.

UPTOWN SATURDAY, 9 p.m. with DJ MAVERICK

RED AND BLACK BALL, 8 p.m. at the Firemen’s Union Hall.

RAILROAD PARK is where the fun is Saturday.

ON THE PATIO AT THE TIDE AND TIGER on Graymont.

COMEDIAN JEN KOBER at the StarDome Comedy Club.

SOULFUL SATURDAY at Steel 1st and 23rd Club.

JAZMIN GHENT, 8 p.m. at the Perfect Note.

RACHEL ROBERTS, TWO BEARS NORTH and LOLLY AND THE POPS, 10 p.m. at The Nick.

ROLLO, SAY IT and HOT GIN at the Firehouse.

 

SUNDAY

Jen Kober
Jen Kober

SLOW ART SUNDAY, 2-3 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art with Marlean Wallace

COMEDIAN JEN KOBER at the StarDome Comedy Club.

SHAUN MARTIN & MARK LETTIERI, 8 p.m. at the Nick.

ROY BOOKBINDER and THE MATCHCOATS at the Moonlight on the Mountain.

MEWITHOUTYOU, YONI WOLF and NEEDLE POINTS at Saturn.

CHROME PARTY and Ron Gallo at the Syndicate.

 

 

 

MONDAY

HEXXUS, DOOMSTRESS and EMBER, 10 p.m.  at The Nick.

GUIDED BY VOICES at the Saturn.

INGRID MICHAELSON and AJR at the IRON CITY.

 

TUESDAY

VOTE ALL DAY LONG!!

TIDE AND TIGER ON THE PATIO, 4 p.m. until … on Graymont across from Legion Field.

OLIVIA’S HAPPY HOUR, 4 p.m., every Tuesday, at Olivia’s Bar and Lounge with $.50 wings and drink specials.  For more call (205) 326-2881.

AJR, Indie pop brother trio, recently released their EP, “What Everyone’s Thinking” will perform, 8 p.m. at Iron City.

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

BLACK MASS, 10 p.m. at The Nick.

 

WEDNESDAY

Drew Lynch
Drew Lynch

MASTER PASQUALE with dance classes and music at the Tide and Tiger on Graymont Avenue.

SUPERSUCKER and McPHERSON STRUTS at the Nick.

COMEDIAN DREW LYNCH at the StarDome Comedy Club.

 

FOR MUSIC LOVERS

BO BERRY QUARTET, 7 p.m. to midnight every Friday at Jazzi’s on 3rd.

THE RECORD COMPANY – L.A.-based buzz band will preform at the WorkPlay Theatre, Friday at 9 p.m. The rock/roots trio of Chris Vos (guitar, lead vocals, harmonica), Alex Stiff (bass, guitar, vocals) and Marc Cazorla (drums, piano, vocals) has already been hailed by LA Weekly for “making bluesy music that would sound more at home in a sweaty, backwoods Mississippi juke joint,” while Time Out Los Angeles has described their sound as “reminiscent of some of the best acts of the ’50s and ’60s – like if John Lee Hooker and the Stooges had a well-behaved love child.”

AJR – Three brothers born and raised in New York City – received a startling quick level of success with “I’m Ready,” a buoyant electro-pop smash that is certified U.S. Platinum and Double Platinum in Australia. The band will be joining Ingrid Michaelson on her “Hell No Tour”. They play at Iron City. Tuesday.

 

INTIMATE JAZZ with JAZMIN GHENT at the Perfect Note in Hoover at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday night. Go to www.perfectnotelive.com for more. Jazmin Deborah Ghent is a new contemporary jazz artist with a passion for music. She is a recent graduate from Florida State University (bachelors) and Tennessee State University (masters). Jazmin majored in music education and is an accomplished musician in contemporary jazz, standard jazz and gospel. She has performed on Dr. Bobby Jones’ Gospel Hour as well as Nashville’s Music City. Jazmin was the 2014 Smooth Jazz Cruise Opening Act Winner. She performed her stunning rendition of “Summertime”. Her performance was evaluated by Marcus Miller, Boney James and Brian Culbertson in an American Idol style format. She was the chosen winner out of 23 contestants.

GUCCI MANE at the BJCC on November 11th.  (Look for more).

 

FOR FOOD LOVERS

GRILLE 29 is welcoming Hillary Mills of 96.5 FM to Birmingham tonight, 5-7 p.m. during Happy Hour.

 

FOR OUTDOOR LOVERS AND SPORTS LOVERS

DAYHIKE – SATURDAY, 9 a.m.  Join the Southeastern Outings Moderate Dayhike at the Cloudland Canyon State Park, Trenton, Georgia.  DETAILS: Hike along the highly scenic rim trail around this lovely canyon in Northwest Georgia and then down into the bottom of the canyon itself. The rushing stream in the bottom of the canyon has two good-sized waterfalls which we’ll view close up. Lunch will be on a large, flat rock outcropping from where we’ll have beautiful, panoramic views across the canyon. Fall color, such as it may be this dry autumn, should hopefully be at its peak. Bring picnic lunch, plenty of water, and $5 per vehicle park entry fee. Please be aware that there are very high, steep cliffs with no guard rails adjacent to the rim trail if bringing children. Optional restaurant dinner afterward.  Bring a change of clothes for dinner, but is not required. Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age 10 and up welcome. Depart 9 a.m. from Applebee’s Trussville. For more info, contact Dan Frederick,seoutings@bellsouth.net or phone (205) 631-4680.

MILE COLLEGE PLAYS TUSKEGEE, Saturday at Legion Field.

 FOR COMMUNITY LEADERS

NAACP BIENNIAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS – The Metro Birmingham NAACP Biennial Election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee meetings will be held at the Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place downtown, Saturday, NOVEMBER 5, Noon – 4 p.m. – Election.  For more, call Secretary at (205) 714-5860.

 

FOR VOTERS

GET OUT AND VOTE – VOTE YOUR CHOICE, BUT VOTE! TUESDAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2106!!

 

FOR ART LOVERS

SLOW ART SUNDAY – This Slow Art Sunday at the Birmingham Museum of Art  (BMA) Master Docent Julia Stork will lead a talk on GLORIA VICTIS by Antonin Mercie at 2 p.m.

ART AFTER 5 – The BMA’s next Art After 5 is scheduled for FRIDAY, (every first Friday of the month).  DJ JOLLY WAXWIND and local songwriters KELLI JOHNSON and JASON BAILEY will perform whether you are grabbing drinks or staying for dinner.

“DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. & THE CHICAGO FREEDOM MOVEMENT: PHOTOGRAPHS BY BERNARD J. KILEINA Exhibition” is at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute displaying its collection of rare color photos, through December in the BCRI’s Vann Gallery.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Freedom Movement. These photographs are some of the only known color photographs of Dr. King in Chicago. Bernard Kleina was a priest in Chicago that wanted to get involved in the movement, who removed his collar, picked up his camera and marched.

 

FOR COMEDY LOVERS

AT THE STARDOME: Every Thursday is Positively Funny Improv and JEN KOBER. This weekend: Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Kober has recently relocated to Los Angeles where she has quickly become a nationally known headliner- playing colleges, casinos and comedy clubs all over the country and bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, storytelling and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Check out COMEDIAN DREW LYNCH on Wednesday… In 2015, Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. “The person I was before would probably never hangout with who I am today” is the statement that resonated most in capturing audiences across the country, as they fell in love with Drew’s charming wit and genuine vulnerability every week of the competition. “Do something every day that scares you” is a motto Drew lives by.

 

FOR HISTORY LOVERS

FALL 2016 PRESERVATION LYCEUM WEEKEND – Join the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation for a weekend in Cullman, November 11 – 13 at the La Quinta Inn & Suites 2054 St. Joseph Drive NW, Cullman, AL 35095. Learn about the Alabama’s authentic German Community, which survived a catastrophic tornado in April of 2011, despite the destruction of 1000 buildings in the historic part of town. Examine how the community pieced together the fragments of their historic buildings and repurposed them to be an integral part of the community and commerce of Cullman. For more, call (205) 652-3497 and for reservations (256) 775-9500. (Ask for the Alabama Trust rate.)

 

FOR CHILDREN

TAKE OUT BULLYING – The Jefferson County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in conjunction with The Alabama School of Fine Arts present “Take Out Bullying.” The Alabama School of Fine Arts Theatre Arts Ensemble uses humor and personal experience to showcase skits which confront teen bullying and other social issues related to teens head on. The Kick-off Production will be held at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre, 800 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 on Saturday, November 12, at 2:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Harmony Mendoza, Meteorologist at WVTM 13. The event is FREE and open to the public. Other dates and locations:  Arrington Middle School – Nov. 30;

  1. J. Donald Elementary School (K-6) – Jan. 11; Irondale Middle School – Jan. 18; Jonesboro Elementary School (K-6) – Jan. 27; Corner Middle School – Feb 8 (subject to change); Huffman Middle School – Feb. 28

; Phillips Academy (K-6) – Feb. 28.

 

FOR BOOK LOVERS…

BPL TEENS PROGRAMS – Birmingham Public Library programs for teens and preteens include engineering workshop, knitting, and homework assistance.

Do you want to learn how to make and edit your own movies and podcasts? Have an interest in burning your words into new media formats for the world to see and hear?  Join the Central Library Youth Department, 2100 Park Place downtown, for HIGHKEY THURSDAYS, 3:30 -5 p.m. The class is free to all and will take place in the Youth Department on the second floor every Thursday afternoon through Dec. 8. No programs will take place on today or Nov. 24.  The students will work with iMovie, Garageband, and more. HIGHKEY Thursdays is among several free after-school programs the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is offering in many of its 19 locations for kids of all ages, from babies to adults. The workshops include knitting, Teens Engineer Birmingham programs at Woodlawn and Southside Branch, and Central Library, and 1-2-3 Play With Me for babies.

FREE HOMEWORK HELP – REMEMBER!!! The library is offering free homework help for elementary- to high school-age students. Register by calling (205) 324-8428.  Check the calendar at www.bplonline.org.

 

COMING SOON

NOVEMBER 14 – JOHN THE REVELATOR at The Nick.

NOVEMBER 16 – WAZ AND TREATY, 10 p.m. at The Nick.

NOVEMBER 17 – BAILEY COATS and CD RELEASE PARTY in Tuscaloosa.

NOVEMBER 20 – MEN OF DISTINCTION CONCERT, 5 p.m. at 6th Avenue Baptist Church.

 

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.)