You can’t be bored in a city like this. Especially, this upcoming week. Grab your calendars and try to get out and enjoy these top events.
The libraries of my life have been strange, liminal spaces for specific times and events, usually rainy day Scrabble tournaments.
Continue reading “Reading and Beyond: Libraries Around Birmingham”
There’s always something to do in Birmingham if you look hard enough. Find out what’s happening from March 30th to April 5th. Remember: band name links mean sound, so don’t open them unless you want to get caught!Hippie Sabotage: two brothers, making music – rehosted from eargasmusic.com
Anyone going to Chris Rock’s show this Friday will have to check their phone into a Yondr pouch. As phone cameras and microphones improve and their usage becomes more normal, artists are fighting back. Enter Yondr, a relatively recent startup renting location-based, lockable, and knife-proof (it has been tested!) cell phone pouches.
Reminder: don’t click on band names if you’re not supposed to be listening to music (at least until you have some earbuds)
She’s the first Native American to ever have an outdoor sculpture installed at the National Mall in Washington D.C. and was recently honored by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Nora Naranjo Morse is serious about the power of women and the legacy of the Pueblos.
March is Women’s History Month, a time to remember and applaud the works and accomplishments of the amazing women who have come before us and stride alongside us. What better way to celebrate than with a marvelous work by Maya Angelou, a renowned American poet and national treasure.
Gail Andrews, one of Birmingham’s most treasured leaders in the arts community has announced that she will be retiring in the fall as director of the Birmingham Museum of Art.
I owe my literacy and love of art to Batman. The box of 1960’s Batman comics in the attic didn’t count for school, since we were assigned readings and our outside reading had to be “chapter books” with no pictures. But the comic books were what I read even though I gained no scholarly benefit. Doing something for the love of it is passion.
We have another shortlist of things to do in Birmingham! At least until next Wednesday, here are ten of my most-anticipated events:
String Theory @ Trimtab Brewing Company, March 10, starts 7PM – This local group of conservatory-trained musicians play pop and rock on their classical instruments. Hearing a complete genre breakdown is really incredible. Details
Woodlawn, Birmingham has a brand new two-story tall mural. A balloon, piloted by an intrepid child seems to be coming in for a landing on the open, grassy area across from REV Birmingham’s Social Venture.
If you only have time (or cash) for ten events next week, have I got a list for you! That’s right, it’s a top ten, for events coming next week! I try to include youtube links to music when I can, so don’t click things if you’re at work and aren’t using headphones. In the spirit of different strokes for different folks and not actually having seen them yet, I’m not going to rank any of these.
Amos Lee – Playing at the Alabama Theatre Feb 28th, doors open 7.30PM. Read more
So I’ve noticed there hasn’t been an “upcoming events” post in a while – we seem to be focusing on single events. And to top it all off, birmingham365 is giving me an error page on my laptop. So I’ll do it myself! Coming up this week in Birmingham (keep in mind that none of the artist links should be considered worksafe unless your job is to listen to music)…