By Gwen DeRu
GREYHOUNDS, BUNKO SQUAD and J WILLOUGHBY, at The Nick.
COMEDIAN TONY TONE at the StarDome Comedy Club.
PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY AND LOLLY AND THE POPS at Saturn.
LIVE BAND KARAOKE, 7:30 p.m. at Perfect Note.
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.
JOSE’ CARR WITH JAZZ ON FIRST, 7-10 p.m. at Jazzy’s on First Avenue North.
LIVE AT STEEL, 8 p.m. with SHARRON performing and DJ DUBB in the Mix at Steel on First at 23rd Street, downtown Birmingham. Get your live music and dance on every Thursday night.
AFTER WORK AFFAIR every Thursday, 4 p.m. at 1st and 23rd.
UNWIND FRIDAY, 8 p.m. at Jazzy’s on 3rd with great jazz.
COMEDIAN DARRELL HAMMOND 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.
BEN MILLBURN & SUNGLASS MOUSTACHE, LONG BONY ARMS and KYLE KIMBRELL BAND 9 p.m. at the Nick.
SAXOPHONIST CHRIS GODBER, 7 p.m., at the Perfect Note.
J MILKSHAKE QUINTET featuring vocalist CHRISTINE MAYFIELD at Jazzi’s on 3rd.
HOMEWOOD SIDEWALK SALE, 9 a.m. in downtown Homewood.
RAILROAD PARK is where the fun is Saturday.
TRUMPETER EXTRAORDINAIRE MILKHAKE QUINTET featuring the Jazz vocalist CHRISTINE MAYFIELD, 6 and 9 p.m. at Jazzi’s on 3rd with great jazz.
STONED COBRA, LADY LEGS, STARTLE THE HEAVENS and THE GODDAMN RIGHTS at the Nick
RUMBA LATINA BIRMINGHAM: LATIN NIGHT at Saturn.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, every Saturday, at Luxe Ultra Lounge, 300 24th Street S with DJ CHOCOLATE.
COMEDIAN DARRELL HAMMOND at the StarDome Comedy Club.
SAXOPHONIST CHRIS GODBER, 8 p.m. at Perfect Note
SUNDAY BRUNCH at 1st and 23rd.
SLOW ART SUNDAY, 2 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
AARON JAMES, CODY MARLOWE at The Nick.
JAZZ IN THE PARK IN BIRMINGHAM featuring BIRMINGHAM HERITAGE BAND AND ERIC DARIUS at McAlpine Park.
BIRMINGHAM BANDSTAND, 9 p.m. at The Nick.
CARD PLAYERS SPOT at the TIDE AND TIGER, 6 – 12 p.m.
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.
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.
AVANTIST, THE SUNSETS and GALLANTHORN at the Nick
PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.
JOSE’ CARR at the Boss Lounge, 8:30 – 11 p.m.
TALL TALL TREES, 9 p.m. at the Nick.
WINE AND JAZZ at the Perfect Note.
OCEAN DISCO and GIANT SUNBEAM AND THE NOISE, at The Nick.
COMEDIAN SINBAD at the StarDome Comedy Club.
NEXT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
COMEDIAN SINBAD at the StarDome Comedy.
FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
BUSINESS OWNER’S SUMMIT – The Seminar that you have been waiting for is Saturday, 9 a.m. There will be topics on staffing, marketing, strategic pricing, developing a business plan and so much more at Rebirth Christian Fellowship in Birmingham.
FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILY:
2017 Summer Movie Series – The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS), in partnership with Phoenix Theaters The Edge 12, encourages summer enrichment with the 2017 Summer Movie Series. This week’s special screening of SPIDER MAN HOMECOMING will be held at The Edge 12, on Friday. Spider-Man Homecoming is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments Birmingham youth, who meet at least one of the criteria below, can earn a FREE ticket for themselves and a guest. Participation criteria for Individuals: Must participate in a summer enrichment program in the city of Birmingham this summer (must show proof of enrollment) *Present a book report on one book that you have read this summer (use attached Book Form).*Book reports must be in the child’s handwriting. For children 6 and under, parents may fill out the Book Form on the book they read to their child this summer. One book report provides FREE tickets for only one movie. (Only two submissions per household during the movie series (Get submission form from the DYS Office).
HOMEWOOD SIDEWALK SALE is and annual event in downtown Homewood. Join merchants for the sidewalk sale Saturday starting at 9 a.m. and throughout the day. Merchants will line the sidewalks in front of their stores with merchandise discounted up to 75%.
L’CHAIM HONORS CATHY O. FRIEDMAN – Join the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center’s (BHEC) Annual L’Chaim event that will honor CATHY O. FRIEDMAN, Sunday, August 20, 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Jemison Concert Hall in the Alys Stephens Center. The event will feature the STEEL MEN’S CHORUS with musical entertainment arranged by KEITH CROMWELL, Executive Director of the Red Mountain Theatre Company, including the cast of the RMTC’s Fiddler on the Roof and RMTC Favorites ABJIJAH CUNNINGHAM, AMY JOHNSON and KRISTEN SHARP. Dessert will follow the program. CAROLE PIZITZ and JOEL ROTENSTREICH are this year’s L’Chaim Co-Chairs. Call (205) 795-4176 for more.
FOR THOSE THAT LOVE TO LAUGH
AT THE STARDOME:
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: DARRELL HAMMOND. Darrell Hammond is an American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist. He was a regular on Saturday Night Live (SNL) 1995 until 2009, and holds the record for longest tenure as an SNL cast member, having earned the distinction in 2004-2005. At his departure in 2009, Hammond was 53 years of age, making him the oldest active cast member in the show’s history. Hammond has made more SNL appearances, by far, than any other cast member in its entire 35-year run, and by 2009 had impersonated more than 107 celebrities (with former President Bill Clinton as his most frequent impression).
FOR MUSIC LOVERS AND SPOKEN WORD
UNWIND FRIDAY, 6 p.m. to midnight at Jazzi’s on 3rd. (Friday Unwind every Friday.)
LIVE BAND and KARAOKE, 8-11 p.m., tonight, at the Perfect Note.
SAXOPHONIST CHRIS GODBER at Perfect Note, Friday and Saturday.
SUNDAY JAZZ, 5 p.m. at the Perfect Note.
JAZZ IN THE PARK IN BIRMINGHAM featuring BIRMINGHAM HERITAGE BAND and ERIC DARIUS at McAlpine Park, 6- 9 p.m..
JAZZ JAM SESSIONS, every Fourth Sunday, 6 p.m. at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (Carver Theatre), except for Christmas.
SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC NIGHT, every Third Sunday, 7 p.m. at the Carver Theatre.
BISHOP MARVIN SAPP AT THE MEN 2 WOMEN CONFERENCE, August 5, 9 a.m. at the Daniel Payne Plaza.
SECRET STAGES is AUGUST 4 and 5. Secret Stages is a two-day music discovery festival that takes place in downtown Birmingham, on the first weekend of August. This event features over 60 up-and-coming or under-the-radar acts drawn from the nation, the region and our own back yard performing on the stages of Birmingham’s downtown Loft District. The 7th annual festival will take place in downtown Birmingham, Alabama’s Historic Loft District in and on six different venues or stages. This is the festival to hear all of the best unheard sound for young, southern musicians. This year all venues have been consolidated to 2nd Avenue North. There will be lots and lots of artists. A few more that have been added include LIGUA FRANCA from Athens Georgia, EARTH GANG from Atlanta and CUTT DOGG from Birmingham, Alabama. For more information go to www.secretstages.net.
FOR BOOK LOVERS
BOOK SIGNING AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SUMMIT – Author YAKINEA MARIE will be signing her book ‘I SAID YES’ on August 12, Saturday with businesses of all kinds on hand. FREE. Go to www.isaidyes.biz for more.
FOR THE COMMUNITY
TOP 50 OVER 50– The fourth Annual Top 50 Over 50 is today, 6 p.m. at The Club and awards some of the finest people around over 50 years of age. Some Top 50 include FANNIE FLAGG, an actress, comedian and author, TONY NATHAN, a football legend and REVEREND FRANK DUKES, a civil rights leader
from Fairfield who will be recognized for having made a difference in their communities and touched the lives of others. Top 50 Over 50 is sponsored by the Positive Maturity, Inc., a United Way partner agency whose mission is to enhance the lives of older adults through civic engagement and social services.
INNOVATION WEEK BIRMINGHAM – The 2017 Innovation Week Birmingham is set for August 18 through August 25 to celebrate innovation in Birmingham by highlighting exciting new technologies and the inventors, investors, entrepreneurs and supporters that drive innovation in the Magic City. On
tap so far for 2017 Innovation Week:
· A solar eclipse party hosted by Southern Research, which will also host a panel on solar energy technology and a Business@Sunset networking reception at Quinlan Castle
· A panel on virtual reality hosted by the Sidewalk Film Festival
· EDPA’s Alabama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, with Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, Thomas L. Friedman, as the keynote speaker
· A hackathon hosted by Women Who Code Birmingham.
The week will kick off with a ribbon cutting at Innovation Depot on August 18 with regional business leaders and elected officials, followed by a Block Party in downtown Birmingham between The Pizitz and the McWane Science Center.
LIVE @ 5 MUSIC at the Tipping Point, 7 p.m. at Hampstead, this Friday.
FOOD TRUCK TAKE OVER is every Friday, through August 2, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Town Center.
FOR FOOD LOVERS
WE GARDENS MARKET – The West End Gardens Market and Farm Stands will be at Princeton (Professional Office Building 1) on Wednesdays through October 25 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and at PEPPER PLACE on Saturdays through September 30, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WINE DINNER SERIES – MICHAEL’S STEAKS AND SEAFOODS is hosting a monthly Michael’s Wine Dinner Series on Mondays. AUGUST 7th, 7 pm. -WINES FROM FRANCE VS CALIFORNIA. You do not want to miss this classic heavyweight battle as you pit old world wines vs. new world wines, in a matchup where
everyone wins Contact 205.871.9525 or email@example.com for more.
FOR ART AND PERFORMING ART LOVERS
AT BCRI: ALABAMA AND BEYOND: AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATORS AND THEIR ART, through October 22 from the CARNETTA AND NORM DAVIS COLLECTION at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
AT THE BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART
SLOW ART SUNDAY, 2-3 p.m. FREE!
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
COLLECTED MEMORIES at the PAUL R. JONES GALLERY, through August 25th.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START is presented by the University Gallery, now through August 18 at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in
Tuscaloosa. It is an art exhibit by students of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
INTERESTED IN ART
AFFIRM FOUNDATION is a nonprofit 501(3-)C) Arts Education Organization designed to educate, entertain, empower, inspire and affirm young people of color by showing them the greatest example of successful Alabama natives of the African Diaspora who achieved national and international fame. The exclusive modern exhibition entitled the Roots & Wings Collection ® will be presented by The Affirm Foundation under the trust of Designer Perry Varner as Creative Director and showcased at museums and universities throughout Alabama beginning in 2018. Submissions are needed by October 1, 2017. Types of Artwork Needed: Paintings, Sketches, Sculptures, Photography, Glass Work, Wood Work, Fashion Illustrations, Graphic Design Images, Fashion Design or any medium you choose. Be creative.