Category Archives: 35233

Jr. Patrons’ Roman Holiday, WorkPlay Theatre

The Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art are hosting a Roman Holiday, inspired by the ongoing Pompeii exhibit currently on display downtown. The dressy casual affair will feature a silent auction where attendees can bid on olive jars designed by local artists as well as a few folks whose names you might know – Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Eva Longoria. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and music by The Lava Lamps round out the fun.

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased on the museum’s website.

WorkPlay Theatre (website)
500 23rd Street South (directions)

Yet another reason for more greenspace

We’re #5 this time. According to Forbes we are the 5th most sedentary city in the United States. The results were released yesterday on the magazine’s website, where they also explained just how they arrived at their findings as well as how they determined that some cities were not necessarily as healthy as they thought.

We did get high marks for physical activity. Only a little more than ¼ of the folks that they spoke with said that they did not exercise. But we still watch 39 hours of TV a week…

All the more reason why folks need to head out tonight to celebrate with the Friends of Red Mountain Park over at B&A Warehouse. Check out the listing on the Timetable calendar so you can get a taste of what you’ll hear this evening.

BTW – you can see the rest of the top 20 list in slideshow format over on their site.

Red Mountain Rising, B&A Warehouse

To celebrate the recent closing on the property that will be used to develop Red Mountain Park, their Friends will be hosting a party at B&A Warehouse with music by Act of Congress and Three on a String.

There will most likely be more opportunities to help make the space a reality as well.

Cost: $0 (we think, though they’d probably like you to donate)


B&A Warehouse (website)
1531 1st Avenue South (directions)

Annual Halloween Party, Lou’s Pub & Package Store

It’s a tradition… what else do we have to say. Head on over to this Birmingham institution (and Esquire Magazine pick as a Best Bar in America) and enjoy yourself this ghoulish season.


Lou’s Pub & Package Store
726 29th Street, South
Birmingham, AL 35233

13th Annual Magic City Reggae Festival & Jamaican Jerk Chicken Cook-off, 18th Street & 1st Avenue South

The sounds of the Caribbean will be wafting through the city’s Southside! Come out and help crown the Caribbena King and Queen of Birmingham, enjoy arts and crafts, take part in a knitted Jamaican hat contest and enjoy the sounds of Mentholly Ill, Turpo Dawg and Small Head.


Weekend Pass $60.00
One day pass $25.00
Cook-off entry   $200.00

*Weekend passes include a Jerk Chicken Dinner

18th Street & 1st Avenue South

Ecofest 9, WorkPlay

UPDATE: For folks looking for information about EcoFest 10, check out the listing over on our new calendar, destinations (in beta).

The Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College will holding EcoFest 9 on Thursday, October 11,  from 6 – 9 p.m. at WorkPlay on Birmingham’s Southside.  This year’s gourmet food will be provided by Gray Bynum of Culinard & Chris Dupont of Cafe Dupont.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the SEC at 205.226.4934.

Cost: $50 per person

500 23rd Street, South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Click here to visit the Southern Environmental Center’s site to see the poster for the event.

Sidewalk ’07: Awards results on Timetable

RGS Trio at Sidewalk

Photo credit: André  Natta

The RGS Trio entertains the crowd at WorkPlay Theatre in advance of the awards/closing ceremony for this year’s Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival.

Head on over to Timetable to see who’s winning the awards.