|PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:34|
DOUG OUT, 5 - 9 p.m. ,Thursday at Coffer Shoppe.
NICK COLIONNE, 7 p.m. , Saturday at the Carver Theater.
ONA WATSON AND CHAMPAGNE, 9:30 p.m ., Saturday, at Ona’s Music Room. (tuscaloosahorns.com)
SINBAD, this weekend, at the StarDome Comedy Club.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY WEEK.....WEEKEND!!!
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY ‘MONTH’still. Celebrate with me at Steel tonight, right after work! Then, see you all around town somewhere, soon! AND, HAPPY BLACK MUSIC MONTH!! ENJOY!!
Put on ‘your’ Party Hat!! It’s time to celebrate ‘my’ Birthday Month!! There are many people celebrating birthdays, too.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL CELEBRATING... that means ME AND YOU, MAYOR WILLIAM BELL, COUNCILOR JAY ROBERSON, KATRINA WILLIAMS, CANDACE BELINDA HOWARD, BRENDAN JAYLIN ROBINSON, FABRYEANNE ROBINSON and ME ME WILLIAMS!!!! It’s your time to shine!! Wishing ‘YOU’ the Best!! ENJOY!!
While Celebrating...... Check out the good spots all around the southeast. (See you around town).
CELEBRATE WITH FREE DAYS AT THE ZOO - The Birmingham Zoo inivites families and friends to come out during the Fourth of July to visit the animals and take party in the the Zoo’s many ctivities. In celebrating the nation’s birthday, all retired military and their dependents get free admission to the Zoo on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th with a valid military identification. There will be a birthday celebration on the 4th of July at 1:30 p.m. Call (205) 397-3858 for more.
NOW......, Enjoy some of this......, SOULFUL TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST..... JAZZ, BLUES AND FOOD and more .... throughout the southeast!!
IN THE SOUTHEAST......Check out the places for.......
JAZZ - Jazz artist NICK COLIONNE, in concert Saturday, 7 p.m. at the historic Carver Theatre, downtown Birmingham. With a jazz style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the ranks of today’s stars. Combining all of the various influences of his music career from jazz to R&B to blues to rock, he has created an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable.
JAZZ - JAZZNET with SMOOTH VIBES featuring pianist BYRON THOMAS and TRANQUILITY on the second floor, 5:30 - 9 p.m .at the Harbert Center. Call (205) 873-4572 for more.
ROCK N ROLL - ART ON THE ROCKS, 6 - 10 p.m. with the rock band PONDEROSA at 8 p.m., at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
FOOD - GABRELLA’s, downtown Birmingham, on 17th Street, with the best food in town.
FUNNY - SINBAD, this weekend at the StarDome Comedy Club in Birmingham.
‘MY’ favorite picks, This weekend...,
MY FAVORITE, ……, TODAY...., PRIVATE EVENT, with a Special Guest LUKE JAMES, 7 - 10 p.m. at Rogue Tavern, downtown on Second Avenue North. It’s a Crown Royal Affair. Free! RSVP at www.crownroyalvip.com
Friday..., LOCAL BEACH PARTY, 8:30 p.m., with PANAMA JACK AND THE HANGOUTS BAND PAT PATRICK AND COMPANY)at the Overtime Bar and Grill on Lake Shore Drive in Homewood. CHRISTIE “C.C Rider” CAMPBELL is special guest singing songs by Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle and the late Jackie Wilson. Call (205)
823-3435 for more.
Saturday....., ONA WATSON AND CHAMPAGNE, 9:30 p.m. at Ona’s Music Room.
Sunday..., SINBAD at the StarDome Comedy Club.
For the children and the young at heart..... Enjoy the weather, eat healthy and get outdoors for walks and plenty of exercise!
Now...here’s the rest of the story........ for something to do! You know that I love to laugh. Don’t miss your laughter, this weekend, at the StarDome Comedy Club.
**PARTY WITH A PURPOSE FOR MS. WHEELCHAIR ALABAMA -USA AMMIE MORGAN, 4-7 p.m. at Steel 2300 First Avenue North - 35203 with Happy Hours Specials, “Happy Hour” with Civilocity from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Everyone is free until 7 o’clock & LADIES are free until 11 p.m. DOOR PRIZES AND DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT LONG! Call (205) 304-1482 for more. SKOOL DAZE AT STEEL is the OFFICIAL SPONSOR of THURSDAYS! Come early! Stay late! To register for free door prizes every week... “LIKE” us on Facebook at SkoolDazeSteel and/or “Follow” us on Twitter @SkoolDazeSteel. Call 205.304.1482 for VIP Reservations.
**TIPSY THURSDAY 5 p.m. at Merienda Lounge
**THE BEST IN RECORDED MUSIC, 8:30 p.m. at Ona’s Music Room.
**JAZZ with Birmingham’s finest, 6-11 p.m., at the Jazz Underground in 5 Points South with music by SHUAN PEZANT, MIKE HAM and NORRIS JONES. Call (205) 202-3640 for more. Tell them Gwen sent you.
**Line Dancing, every Thursday at Wellington’s Bistro. Call (205) 223-4432 for more.
**Caffeine Happy Hour with DOUG OUT, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Coffee Shoppee. Call (205) 222-6954 for more.
**SINBAD at the StarDome Comedy Club. Call (205) 444-0008 for more. Tell Bruce Gwen sent you.
It’s Friday.... some say the weekend starts here.... today.... not tomorrow... today......
**Check you out, tonight, at the Jazz Underground Five Points.
**ALUMNI BASH with the Woodlawn High School Class of 2002. Celebrating 10 years with the Colonels Takeover, 9 p.m. at the Merienda Lounge.
**IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT, living for the weekend, 9 p.m. at Martinis.
**SINBAD at the StarDome Comedy Club. Call (205) 444-0008.
**BIG TASTIES, 9:30 p.m. at Ona’s Music Room.
**SMILEY FACE FRIDAYat 3000.
**SMOOTH SATURDAYS at Martinis on Lorna Road.
**SINBAD at the StarDome Comedy Club.
**ONA WATSON AND CHAMPAGNE w/ Keith Williams, 9:30 p.m. at Ona’s Music Room. Check out Ona’s Music Room for your good music. Call (205) 320-7006 for more.
This is a day to relax, enjoy your family after going to your favorite place to worship, go to the movies, check out the museum, go to a concert or watch a little sports, it is the season!!
**REMEMBERING THE TIME, the biggest Michael Jackson party the Ham has seen, 9 p.m. at Legends, downtown at Third Avenue North.
**Monday 360.....(Turning Mondays all the way around). Nothing to do on Monday, think again -- Want to relax in an adult setting? Visit The J. Simpkins Gallery for Classic movies, and classic board games every Monday after work, and enjoy a complimentary dinner as well. We have a nice variety going on every Monday, Dart competitions, a secluded Cigar Enthusiasts area, and the best of all, the live music DVDs all evening, 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. J. Simpkins Gallery, 1608 Floyd Bradford Road, Trussville, AL 35173. Call 205.572.1295 for more.
**OPEN MIC NIGHT at Wellington’s Bistro. Call (205) 223-4432.
**RED,WHITE AND BLUE AFFAIR, the 4th of July Celebration for the grown and sexy at the Merienda Lounge.
**3000 TUESDAY hosted by CHRIS SHEPPARD at 3000 Bar on southside. Call (205) 933-3222 for more.
**OTM DEMOCRATS MEETING &SOCIAL at the Moonlight on the Mountain in Bluff Park. Bring your food and drink, plenty of tables and chairs.
**JAZZ with Birmingham’s finest, 5 - 7:30 p.m., at the Jazz Underground in 5 Points South. Join the Black Date Processing Association for their monthly mixer, with music by SHUAN PEZANT, MIKE HAMM and NORRIS JONES at 7:30 p.m. Call (205) 202-3640 for more. Tell them Gwen sent you.
WEDNESDAY - HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! ENJOY!!!!!!
**THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN, July 4th, 9 p.m. at the Vulcan Park.
HAYES HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION - 62 GOLDEN REUNION ANNOUNCEMENT
Hayes High Class of ‘62 Golden Reunion Classmates, The golden reunion date has been set for August 24. Join in on the planning. Contact John Martin for details at (205) 836-5570.
FOR BOOK LOVERS.......
**SOLE PURPOSE - Shoes of Hope from the Feet of a Samaritan, by Manny Ohonme with Kyle Whelliston.The author will be in town periodically during the year and next year during the celeberation of the 2013 Civil Rights 50th Anniversary.
**FUNCTION AT THE JUNCTION by Carol Ealons. (Call me, I will give you more).
FOR FILM/MOVIE LOVERS......IN 2012....
**First Thursday’s at the Birmingham Museum of Art FREE Films from Sidewalk at Steiner Auditorium, 7 p.m.
FOR FARMER’S MARKET...
**PEPPER PLACE MARKET, 7 a.m. - Noon,every Saturday through October, on Second Avenue at Pepper Place and surrounding area with Chef Angela Schmidt, Fiddlin’ in the Parlor on the Front Porch Stage and Grover Sheffied on the 29th Street Stage.
**NORWOOD MARKET at the Trolley Stop, every Saturday, June 2 - September 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Shop with vendors and other businesses selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, clothing, arts and crafts, live music, poetry, food demonstrations and more. Call (205) 322-7361 for more.
FOR OUTDOOR LOVERS.......
Check out all the things happening in Birmingham outdoors, this weekend. See you around town!
SATURDAY, 9 a.m. - Southeastern Outings Dayhikes, Picnic, Swim, Bicycle
SUNDAY, 1 p.m. - Southeastern Outings Sunday Stroll and Swim, Where: Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, Pinson, Jefferson County, Alabama. Details: You are invited to participate in an easy, fun Southeastern Outings short Sunday stroll with long swim and small, natural waterslide in the new Turkey Creek Nature Preserve near Pinson. Walk through this heavily-wooded area. Stroll on the road and a trail. In the middle of the preserve there is a large creek with a long, sloping waterfall in it. Bring your picnic lunch, water, swimsuit, towel and river shoes (old sneakers are fine) because we plan to stop and swim there for some time. You are welcome to bring various flotation devices. Well-behaved, properly supervised children age eight and over able to swim are welcome, but parents are responsible for all risks to their children. There are no locker rooms or enclosed changing facilities at the preserve, so you might want to wear a swimsuit under your walking clothes or be prepared to just use a secluded spot in the woods to change. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is large, safe and suitable for swimming, and you may sit in the creek at various spots and let the cooling water flow around you. Bare feet, flip-flops, slip-ons and thin-soled “beach shoes” are not acceptable! There are shards of glass here and there at the bottom of the swimming area. SEO people are NOT permitted to jump from the rocks into the pool as it is unsafely shallow.
Substantial, fabric-covered, inflatable, vinyl, rectangular floats like you use to ride the waves at the Gulf work best. Trip leader Dan Frederick has adult size floats for $25 each (72 inches long) and 2 children’s sizes of floats (60 inches long for $12 each and 45 inches long for $9 each) for sale ONLY at the start of outings Dan attends. Please pay either with exact change or a check made out to SEO. First come, first served.
JULY 4, WEDNESDAY, 7 p.m. - Southeastern Outings Picnic - Where: Bartow Arena Park
JULY 4, WEDNESDAY, 7:30 p.m. - Southeastern Outings Attends FREE 4th of July Band Concert Followed by City of Birmingham Fireworks - Where: Bartow Arena Park
JULY 4, WEDNESDAY, After the Concert and Fireworks - Southeastern Outings Potluck Dessert Get-Together - Where: Bartow Arena Park. Details: Southeastern Outings people will stay at the Bartow Arena Park for a while, avoiding all the exiting traffic congestion. Then we will enjoy good company and food. You are encouraged to invite at least one guest to come with you since this event is one of the best SEO events for introducing yourself (if you are not already a member) and your friends to the group. Please bring a small dessert with you to share with the group. SEO will provide a table to set out desserts plus plates, napkins, forks and spoons. We suggest you also bring your own drink (no alcohol) with you. No Charge
**FRIENDS & FAMILY GOLF CRUISE HAWAII 2012, August 11 - 18. For more go to African American Golfer’s Digest. Call (717) 732-5813 for more.
FOR LAUGHTER....., SINBAD, this weekend..... SINBAD never tells jokes- “I don’t know any,” he admits-but rather stalks the stage, telling real-life stories. He doesn’t deliver payoff lines; he slam-dunks them. His comedy is large, physical, and impetuous. Psychologically, he jams us, poking holes in our lifestyles. His stories mirror our foibles. His is the explosive energy of the neighborhood; his phrasing is manic, musical and right on time. He doesn’t write his material; he relives it as he remembers it. Tell Bruce, Gwen sent you. Call (205) 444-0008 for more.
**DIABETES MANAGEMENT CLASS, July 10th, 6-8 p.m. at the Bethesda Life Center, 321 19th Street (Ensley) in Birmingham.
FOR EMERGENCIES IN 2012... The first step to being Red Cross ready is to get a disaster preparedness kit. At a minimum, have the basic supplies listed below. Keep supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.
• Water-one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
• Food-non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
• Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAAWeather Radio, if possible)
• Extra batteries
• First aid kit
• Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
• Multipurpose tool
• Sanitation and personal hygiene items
• Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
• Cell phone with chargers
• Family and emergency contact information
• Extra cash
• Emergency blanket
• Map(s) of the area
Consider the needs of all family members and add those supplies to your kit.
Be RED CROSS Ready - Get a Kit - include water, food, batteries, a flashlight, first aid kit and other essentials. Make a Plan - have a plan established in the event of a fire, tornado or other emergency. Be Informed - have a weather radio and listen to all weather advisories given by officials. Resolve to Be Prepared for Emergencies in 2012 - You can make a difference to others and help keep your family safe by resolving to get your household prepared, to “Be Red Cross Ready” when emergencies happen.
Families need to plan how to deal with disasters. They need to know what emergencies are most likely to happen where they live, learn, work and play. You can make a difference in your community by knowing what to do when disaster strikes. You can:
1. Get a kit. If you’ve ever fumbled to find a flashlight during a blackout, you know what it feels like to be unprepared. Use a downloadable checklist to make things even easier when assembling your emergency preparedness kit.
2. Make a plan. Talk with family and household members about what you would do during emergencies that are most likely to happen in your area.
3. Be informed. Know the risks where you live, work, learn and play.
4. Learn first aid and CPR/AED so that you have the skills to respond in an emergency before help arrives, especially during a disaster when emergency responders may not be as available. Contact your local chapter to get trained.
Take time to get prepared. Visit RedCross.org for more information on how to prepare for all types of emergencies.
FOR ART LOVERS...
**ART CRITIQUE, 7 - 9 p.m. at Space One Eleven, the last Wednesday of every month. Local artists are invited to bring a piece of their artwork and be critiqued by their peers. Donations suggested.
FOR CHILDREN..., Take the children to the library, zoo, park, ....get outdoors as much as you can. They need the exercise. AND, take them to the movies, this is the season with plenty of new movies hitting the theatres for the young and young at heart.
FOR JOB SEEKERS....., Services for job seekers, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Birmingham Urban League. Workshops are presented by HR professionals. Tuesday - How to write a resume, proper interview attire, and interviewing skills, How to leverage your network, and Effective ways to job search. Wednesday - Building your resume and Thursday one on one coaching. Employers will be there and will post jobs at the Birmingham Urban League. There is access to computers and the internet. Call (205) 326-0162 for more. (Share with the job seekers in your life. Tell them Gwen sent you).
NOW.... For those of you that might be interested..... Here is one of ‘my’ special places ....In Birmingham, ....Check out what’s happening at The Old Car Heaven. Call (205) 324-4545 for more and tell them Gwen sent you.
On to the rest of the happenings around town..., Here are the HAPPENINGS EVERY WEEK...... but, first, Birmingham...... Get your laugh on at the StarDome Comedy Club every weekend. There is always laughter going on there. Coming soon...., SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO, RODNEY CARRINGTON, and BRUCE BRUCE. Call (205) 444-0008 for more. Tell Bruce that Gwen sent you.
THIS SUMMER, here are some PLACES YOU CAN COUNT ON...EVERY TIME! IT’S THE GOOD, THE SAME and THE BEST ..............
EVERY TUESDAY...., **3000 TUESDAY hosted by CHRIS SHEPPARD at 3000 Bar on southside. Call (205) 933-3222 for more. **SHUAN PEZANT, NORRIS JONES and MIKE HAM at Jazz Underground.
EVERY WEDNESDAY...,**Check out Old Car Heaven, Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m.
EVERY THURSDAY...,**ONYX near Birmingham-Southern College and across from the Fire Station on Eighth Avenue. **DOUG OUT at the Coffee Shoppee for ‘Caffeine’ Happy Hour, 7 p.m. in the Five Points West area. Call (205) 222-6954 for more. **JEFF LOPEZ AND KEN TALLEY at Michael’s Steak and Seafood, today and tomorrow. **OLD SCHOOL PARTY at Steel, right after work.
EVERY FIRST THURSDAY..... **JAZZ ON THE PORCH at Rucker Place, 5-8 p.m.
EVERY SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY...., FOLKS WITH JOKES, 7:30 p.m. at Legends. Call (205) 529-5587 for more.
EVERY FRIDAY...,**Pure Fridays at Martinis. Ladies FREE before 10 p.m. **FAB FRIDAYS, 5 - 9 p.m. Happy Hour at The Onyx, with complimentary food. Ladies FREE until 11 p.m. and Bottle Service and VIP seating After Hours at 11 p.m. Check it out at 615 8th Avenue West, near Birmingham-Southern College and across from the Fire Station on Eighth Avenue.
EVERY SUNDAY...,**Jazz Brunch at Billy’s on Overton Road. Call (205) 956-2323. **Live Music Brunch at Crestwood Coffee Company. Call (205) 595-0300.
AT MARTY’S on Southside......**Piano Bar with Errick Smith and Stuart McNair(later), today.
**Scott Ward & Big Mule and Bibb City Ramblers (later), Friday.
**Jerry Chapman String Quartet and Earthbound (later), Saturday.
**Dirk Quinn Band, Sunday.
Hey...the Birmingham Zoo always has something for the children. There are a few new exhibitions. Take the kids out!! Call (205) 879-0409 for more.
TOP EVENTS.....in Alabama.....,IN JUNE.....
IN CLANTON - June 26-30, Chilton County Peach Festival. Call (205) 755-2400.
IN ATHENS - June 30, Delmore Days Music Festival. Call (256) 232-5411.
TOP TEN in ALABAMA........ IN JULY.......
**IN DECATUR - July 3-4, Spirit of American Festival. Call (800) 524-6181
**IN ALEXANDER CITY - July 4, 4th of July Music, Boat Parade, Fireworks. Call (334) 857-2111.
**IN DEMOPOLIS - July 4, Freedom on the River. Call (334) 289-0270.
**IN GRAND BAY - July Grand Bay Watermelon. Call (251) 367-8646.
**IN HENAGER - July 4, Sand Mountain Potato Festival. Call (888) 805-4740.
**IN MONTEVALLO - July 4, Independence Day Celebration at American Village. Call (205) 665-3535.
**IN ANDALUSIA - July 13-14, World Championship Domino Tournament. Call (334) 222-0674.
**IN DAUPHIN ISLAND - July 20-22, 79th Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Roadeo. Call (251) 471-0025.
**IN FLORENCE - July 20-28, W.C Handy Festival. Call (256) 766-7642.
**IN ALEXANDER CITY - July 28, Russell Marine Aquapalooza. Call (256) 212-1479.
COMING SOON..... (or still going on).......AROUND THE STATE....around the country and around the world.....
**URBAN HANGOVER VEGAS GETAWAY 2012, July 27-29. They say what happens in Vegas, didn’t happen. For more call 1-800-718-7952 or go to www.urbanhangover.com.
**ELITE WEEKEND D.C. Edition with the Presidential Swag Labor Day Weekend 2012, August 31 - September 3rd. Enjoy entertaining and relaxing activities all while flexing your presidential swag around the nation’s capital.
**IN AUBURN – Now through December 2, Culinary Boot Camp. Call (334) 321-3179.
**World Peace Card Meditations, 7:30 p.m. (based on local time in your time zone). Future Dates are: Wednesday - July 11, August 8 and September 19 at 7:30 p.m. You are invited to take part in the next World Peace Card Meditations. Please mark your calendar and share with all your friends.
TIPS FOR YOU!!
Each week, I would like to give you useful tips. (If you should have any, please, pass them on to me. Thanks). TIPS ON ‘ANY AND EVERYTHING’.... (and some are not for everyone). Produce can be expensive, so buy items that are in season or on sale to help save money. HERBS - Store your fresh cut herbs in containers of water in your refrigerator. This will keep them fresh longer. (From Noelle Petties)
RECIPE/FOOD......Impromptu summer soirees! Fourth of July extravaganzas! This is the season! So, if you are putting it on the grill, getting it straight from the farmer’s market or right out of the refrigerator, there are all kinds of things healthy to eat! Here is one.....GRILLED SOURDOUGH PIZZA WITH TOMATO AND PESTO - Your barbeque isn’t just for burgers. The season’s best ingredients — plump tomatoes and fragrant basil — are the stars of this easy supper of grilled sourdough pizzas. Top the bread with thick slices of garden tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto, then enjoy with a generous drizzle of olive oil. INGREDIENTS: 1⁄4 cup prepared pesto, 12-ounce ball fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1⁄4 cup sliced black olives, 2 large, thick slices sourdough bread, Ground black pepper, to taste, Extra-virgin olive oil, 2 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, 2 medium tomatoes, thickly sliced. Yield: 2 Servings. DIRECTIONS: Total: 30 min (Quick) * 1 - Heat a grill to high. * 2 - In a small bowl, whisk together the pesto and tomato paste. * 3 - Drizzle both slices of the bread on both sides with olive oil. Grill the bread until it is lightly toasted on the bottom. * 4 - Remove the bread from the grill. Spread half of the pesto mixture over the toasted side of each slice of bread. * 5 - Top the pesto with tomato slices, then mozzarella slices and black olives. Season with pepper, then return to the grill. * 6 - Cover, reduce heat to low, and grill until the bottoms are toasted and the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with basil. (Taken from iVillage). ENJOY!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all celebrating..., ME AND YOU..... MAYOR WILLIAM BELL, COUNCILOR JAY ROBERSON, CALVIN SEXTON, KATRINA WILLIAMS, CANDACE BELINDA HOWARD, BRENDAN JAYLIN ROBINSON, FABRYEANNE ROBINSON and ME ME WILLIAMS!!! Many, many more Happy Birthdays!! Here’s wishing ‘you’ all the best!!
Well, that’s it....don’t forget to listen to 900 GOLD WATV, Bringing Back the Memories and the Good Times, Birmingham’s Only Old School Station, where you can hear People, Places and Things with Gwen DeRu on Thursday and Friday at 10:20 a.m. and 6:50 p.m. This will keep you up on the latest happenings in and around town. Check it out. And, don’t forget to inform and invite me to your latest.