It’s actually not a debate, but a GOP presidential candidate forum being held at the historic Alabama Theatre this evening (March 12) beginning at 5:30 p.m. The doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and seating will be first come, first served (with a maximum capacity of 2,500). Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have both accepted invitations to attend; Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have been invited but have not indicated whether or not they will show up.
If you can’t make it tonight, don’t worry. ABC 33/40, Fox 6 are planning on simulcasting the event on their websites and via their digital TV signals (there may be more). The Birmingham News‘ Marty Swant plans to live tweet the forum as well.
You may also want to avoid the area around the Alabama this evening as 3rd Avenue North is currently blocked off between 18th and 19th Streets.
By the way, with all of the attention being focused on the Republican primary tomorrow, there have been a lot of links flying around about voting for delegates to the national conventions for both the Democrats and the Republicans (PDF format).