Category Archives: Holiday 2007

The Terminal’s Holiday Get-together, The Bottletree

So we finally decided that we should do something to celebrate the holiday season with our readers. We’re not rolling in as much dough as some may think, so it suddenly dawned on us that we should find something cool going on and ask our readers to swarm it.

We took a gander at The Bottletree’s calendar of events for next week and figured that Thursday’s planned Christmas comedy special themed evening would be perfect! Sort of a pay it forward to a venue that was very kind to us as we got started this year.

So if you haven’t figured out something else to do yet, come on over and say hi! If enough folks show up, you may even be able to get AndrĂ© to go against Greg in the Christmas carol duel to the death… well, maybe.

We’ll bring the box of Terminal Ts in case some folks are interested in purchasing one ($15 for the holidays – and yes, the price will be changed on the site for the shirts by tomorrow morning).

You know you’re thinking about it…

If you want to let us know you’re coming, click on one of these links and RSVP (you don’t really have to, but we’d love to know if you’re coming)



Cost: $0 (though you may want to think about buying some drinks)

The Bottletree (current schedule)
3719 3rd Avenue South (directions)

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)

Last Minute Funky Christmas Swap Meet, The Bottletree

So you’ve procrastinated until the last possible minute to get a gift for someone and you don’t really know what to do or where to go. And you’re not planning on heading out to the Bowl. The folks over at The Bottletree have decided to help you get out of your predicament.

They’re letting folks bring in crafts or art to trade with each other (or purchase if you’d rather not share your artistic talent with others). It’s free to participate and it’ll give you yet another chance to try out their new menu!

Take a moment: An option for Christmas cards this year

2007 Holiday images - GBHS

Images of Christmas cards and ornaments – Courtesy of GBHS

If you haven’t already completed writing Christmas cards to that long list of friends around the country, and you still need a few more, The Greater Birmingham Humane Society may be just the place for you.

You’ve got until this Saturday, December 15, to head on over to their website or visit their offices on Snow Drive to have them send Christmas cards on your behalf. You may also visit their offices and purchase cards for $1/each; just contact them to let them know how many you might need.

They also have ornaments available at their gift shop and at Generation Dog in Homewood for $10/each. It’s a great way to support a good cause.

Holiday 2007: Let the holiday guides begin logoIt’s that time of year… area publications give you a heads up about what you can get that special someone on your list. We’re going to take a look at what they all have to offer, though we won’t be offering one of our own, at least not yet (though you may want to keep your eyes open in January…)

We’ll start our coverage of those local guides with this latest post over on that gives you tips to help you support the local economy as well.