Got plans this weekend?

10.5.2007 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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Sure it’s the big race weekend in Talladega. But we know that not everyone’s eyes will be on the first Car of Tomorrow run at the superspeedway. There is a ton of “cultural” stuff to do around town Saturday and Sunday. Here’s just the ones we know about. We miss something? Share the 411 with an e-mail to

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Always the first Saturday of October is the rallying call for area art buffs. The Bluff Park Art Show is held in … Bluff Park but you can’t park there. Free shuttle buses run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be found at Bluff Park United Methodist Church, Shades Mountain Independent Church, Shades Mountain Plaza, Bluff Park Village Shopping Center and Shades Crest Baptist Church. Note that the show’s rain date is Sunday meaning the church parking lots, the pastors hope, will be full. This is a great community event with food, music and the hint of fall in the air. Cost: Free

Dance, theater, music — the sixth annual !BRAVO! Birmingham Arts Festival offers it all. Head to Virginia Samford Theatre and adjacent Caldwell Park for a sample of the best the Birmingham arts community has to offer. That includes the Alabama Symphony Brass Quartet, Sans Pointe Dance Company, Red Mountain Theatre Company, the Jazz Hall of Fame Youth Ensemble and many more. For the complete lineup, follow the link. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free


Break bread with 27 area restaurants at the 5th annual Break N’ Bread. Hosted by Birmingham Originals, the event is an celebration of local culinary flare. Time and place: 1-5 p.m. Pepper Place, 28th St. and 2nd Ave. South. Cost: $25 online, $30 at the gate. Or you can spring for VIP treatment with an “upgraded” wine selection, $70 online, $75 at the gate. Ages 12-20, $12 online and at the gate.

And, yes the big race is 1 p.m. Sunday. You can catch the UAW-Ford 500 on ABC 33/40. Pre-race coverage starts at noon.

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