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There are several things to do in the coming weeks for those that have a love for Birmingham, Alabama and the Jones Valley region. We’re going to take a quick look at a couple of them coming up this weekend.
“See Block City” opening tonight!
Charles Buchanan’s newest show “See Block City” will have its opening reception this weekend at Naked Art Gallery (located at 3815 Clairmont Avenue). The show, running until February 3, consists of more than 150 pieces that showcase his artistic expression of his love of old signs, architecture and design. There will be two events this weekend as always; tonight’s reception is from 5-9 p.m.; Saturday’s is a tea time affair with freshly baked goods from 1-6 p.m. Click here to read a recent article on the artist courtesy of Pine Magazine.
The 2007 Alabama Dance Festival is this weekend!
The 10th annual event is sponsored by the Alabama Dance Council allowing several area dance companies, and one from Chicago (River North Chicago Dance Company) to invade area theaters over the weekend. Please click here to learn more about the event from the host organization’s website.
“The Birmingham Sound” returns to Bottletree tomorrow night!
Those that attended the CD release party for “The Birmingham Sound” were not disappointed in September. Click here to see some images from the event. Well, it’s back for another round. Roscoe Robinson, Birmingham’s “Soul Queen” Roszetta Johnson (recently featured on the Magic City Music Sampler we wrote about here) and Leon McMillan will be filling the Bottletree and the east side of Birmingham, Alabama with the sounds of soul starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Don’t forget to pick up tix for Reg’s Coffee House’s 10th Anniversary concert
Yes, the tickets go on sale Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. It will be a celebration of Scott Register’s weekly show being on the air, and now syndicated, for 10 years. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit his favorite local charity, the Greater Birmingham Human Society. Visit his MySpace page and click on the Tickets on Sale blog post for additional information.
Boston Marriage starts up tonight as well!
A word of warning, you may find it difficult to get a parking spot near Rojo this evening. This would be due to an extremely large celebration of birthdays taking place there (all of whom are Capricorns). We’ve already highlighted one of the celebrators, Mr. Buchanan. Another one, Jill Marlar, is one of the actors in the most recent presentation from the Terrific New Theatre. Click here to learn more about “Boston Marriage”, by David Mamet and it’s current engagement here in the Magic City. Click here to learn more about the term.
Two more things:
First, I’d love to hear some of your answers to the question posed in yesterday’s post. Just wonder what some people are willing to do this year.
Second, I’d also like to throw out a last minute ask for a couple of volunteers for tomorrow morning. I’ll be taking down the bows put up for the Christmas holiday in Ensley and would love to have two or three more people to come out and help. If you’re interested, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise that it will take less than two hours to complete this task if you’re interested.
That’s all for now. We’ll cover the festivities for Dr. King’s birthday this weekend.
Enjoy the day.
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