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PPT by Gwen DeRu

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

TODAY

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

Comedian Akintunde

THANKSGIVING JAM w/ A.J. BEAVERS BAND at the Nick.

COMEDIAN AKINTUNDE on the BECAUSE I SAID SO TOUR at the StarDome Comedy Club.

LIVE BAND KARAOKE, 7:30 p.m. at Perfect Note.

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.

FRIDAY

COMEDIAN BECAUSE I SAID SO at the StarDome Comedy Club.

TAYLOR HUNNICUTT & CO., WINSTON RAMBLE, KYLE KIMBRELL BAND and RYAN SOBB at the Nick.

EIGHT YEARS OF HIP HOP:: LOBOTOMIX ANNIVERARY SHOW, 8 p.m. at Saturn.

JAZZ at FRIDAY UNWIND, 6 p.m. – midnight, at Jazzi’s on 3rd.

SAXOPHONIST KYLE TURNER, 7 p.m. at Perfect Note.

LIVE JAZZ at UNWIND FRIDAY, 8 p.m. at Jazzi’s on 3rd with great jazz.

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.

MUSIC AND MORE at VIP Lounge in Ensley.

SATURDAY

NAACP ANNUAL TOYS AND CHRISTMAS CHEER GIVEAWAY REGISTRATION, 9 – Noon at the St. Paul United Methodist Church.

UAB BLAZERS play the University of T3xas at EL Paso with a12 p.m. kickoff at Legion Field.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY at Iron City, 6 p.m.

RAILROAD PARK is where the fun is Saturday.

DISCO CANDE FUNK PARTY – POST –OIRON BOWL THROW DOWN w/ THE AUDIOVORE at the Nick.

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

IRON BOWL JAM SESSION, 7 p.m. at the Perfect Note.

SUNDAY

SUNDAY JAMS – CONCERT & BRUNCH SERIES, 11:30 a.m. at Iron City.

SLOW ART SUNDAY – CUPID AND GAZELLE, 2 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

LOVE ON THE EDGE – THE STAGE PLAY in the Form Theatre at the BJCC.

METRO BIRMINGHAM NAACP ACT-SO I COMPETITION ! is 4 p.m. at the St. Paul United Methodist Church.

COMEDIAN AKINTUNDE with the BECAUSE I SAID SO TOURat the StarDome Comedy Club.

GEORGIA DISH BOYS, THE DIRTY HANDS and TYLER KEY, 9 p.m. at the Nick.

MAYHEM, IMMOLATION And BLACK ANVIL, 8 p.m. at Saturn

MONDAY

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

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

TUESDAY

COMEDIAN MARIO TORY at the StarDome Comedy Club.

Comedian Mario Tory

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.

ELISIUM, SLEEP SIGNALS, BRANDED X, 9 p.m. at the Nick

PLUM BAR on 17th Street, Downtown.

JOSE’ CARR at the Boss Lounge, 8:30 – 11 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

MARIO TORY at the StarDome Comedy Club.

WINE AND JAZZ at the Perfect Note.

THE QUICKENING and CAHABA at the Nick.

CINDY WILSON (of the B-52s), YIP DECEIVER and MATERIAL GIRLS, 8 p.m. at Saturn.

NEXT THURSDAY

THE WEEKS at Saturn.

ROCK EUPORIA and THE ESSENTIALISTS at the Nick.

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

MARIO TORY at the StarDome Comedy Club.

NEXT FRIDAY

MO’NIQUE at the StarDome Comedy Club.

HOTBED, THE DELTA TROUBADOURS and THE STATIC SCREAMS at the Nick.

MIKE COOLEY, 9 p.m. at Saturn.

FOR MUSIC LOVERS AND SPOKEN WORD

SUNDAY JAZZ, 5 p.m. at the Perfect Note.

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.

FOR COMMUNITY LOVERS

NAACP ANNUAL TOYS & CHRISTMAS CHEER GIVEAWAY – REGISTRATION for families to receive toys and cheer is 9 a.m. – Noon, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1500 6th Avenue North, Birmingham Al 35203.  Bring toys and donate to help a child. DONATIONS of toys and gifts are accepted December 4 – 15 at the Birmingham Times Office, 115 Third Avenue West, Birmingham, Alabama from 9 – 5 p.m., M-F, or call (205) 253-2246 for more.  SUPPORT THE CHILDREN.

VOCATIONAL READINESS WORKSHOPS at the Birmingham Public Library at 5- 6:30 p.m. at the Central location in the Linn Henley Research Building, 4th Floor Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC)

WE COMMUNITY CAFÉ two Days of Service, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.  WE Community Café at Urban Ministry launched a second day of opening beginning this month from 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. The pay-as-you can WE Community Café will now be open Wednesdays and Thursdays each week serving up the best in delicious and healthy food with a flare to the community located at 1229 Cotton Avenue SW.  Support the Community.

FOR OUTDOOR LOVERS

SUNDAY, 2 p.m. DAY WALK – Southeastern Outings Dayhike in a Forest Preserve in Homewood – DETAILS: The City of Homewood owns two forest preserves on Shades Mountain adjacent to the Homewood High School.  Spend a relaxing two hours walking in the lower preserve.  Rated moderately easy.  Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age 6 and older welcome.  Meet 2 p.m. in the Homewood High School east (nearest Brookwood Village Shopping Center) parking lot, just off Lakeshore Drive in Homewood.  Info: Dan Frederick, seoutings@bellsouth.net or phone (205) 631-4680

 

FOR COMEDY LOVERS

AT THE STARDOME: THIS WEEKEND: COMEDIAN AKINTUNDE on the  BECAUSE I SAID SO TOUR… Hilarious, bold , fresh , and groundbreaking are just a few of the adjectives used to describe Comedian Akintunde. But first and foremost, he is a servant, husband, and father of 5 who loves GOD, loves his wife, Eunissa, loves his children, and loves to make people laugh. But after 20 years as a comedian, Akintunde feels as though he is just getting started. Why, you may ask, would someone with scores of national television and radio appearances feel as though they are just getting started? Because now, the veteran stand up is no longer just on a career path, he is on assignment from GOD. Akintunde laid down his own personal career aspirations, and accepted GOD’s assignment to Entertain the Body of Christ, and draw the world to Christ through stand up comedy, writing, acting, producing, and directing!

NEXT TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: MARIO TORY. Tennessee born native, Mario Tory began his comedy career in the famous Uptown Comedy Corner. After showcasing his skills and experiencing the stage, he knew he had found his niche. He began involving himself in every open mic night and comedy club he could grasp. Mario went on to blaze stages in the Atlanta area including Sunday Nite PhatComedy, Tuesday Comedy@ Kats Cafe & Wednesdays @ 255 Tapas. He also ventured into Christian comedy which landed him as host in the 3rd Annual Praise and Gospel Concert.

 

FOR ART AND PERFORMING ART LOVERS

ECLECTIC WAY – An Exhibition of Artworks by UA Students and Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art now thorough December 15 at the Paul R. Jones Gallery in Tuscaloosa.

AT THE BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART…

SLOW ART SUNDAY, 2-3 p.m. FREE!

 

AT MAUS CONTEMPORARY

BIENNALE ARTE 2017, VIVA ARTE VIVA will open to the public until this Sunday at the Biennale di Venezia, titled Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel. JELILI ATIKU is a Nigerian visual artist, whose body of works strictly focuses on commitment to social, humanism and the crimes being committed against human life.

 

FOR STUDENTS, BAND MEMBERS and MOVIE LOVERS

‘WE READY’ A DOCUMENTARY – A HBCU Story, WE READY, is about Miles College and the Purple Marching Machine (PMM) Special Presentation directed by Drae Jackson. The movie is focused on the art of marching bands and is entitled ‘WE READY.’  COMING SOON JANUARY 14!

COMING SOON:

NOVEMBER 28 – MAYOR ELECT RANDALL WOODFIN’S INAUGURATION: SWEARING-IN CEREMONY, Noon, at Linn Park.

DECEMBER 1 – KEYSHIA COLE LIVE at the Lux Ultra Lounge.

DECEMBER 3 –BirminGLAM Fundraiser for HIV Prevention at WorkPlay.

DECEMBER 5 – PLAY LIKE A GROWN UP HOLIDAY CARTOON NIGHT at 1st and 23rd.

DECEMBER 8 – GLITZ, GLAM AND GIVING, AN A LIST PARTY for Children’s of AL at Redmont Hotel.

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.)