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Got plans this weekend? 6.27 – 6.29

06.27.2008 by André Natta · → 8 Comments

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So, if you read this column of mine regularly you have probably figured out that I like outdoor music concerts. Yes, I would like them better without the humidity and bugs, but that doesn’t keep me from going. This Friday night the music will be playing at Aldridge Botanical Gardens. Starring in this edition of their Concert in the Gardens series is Cleve Eaton and the Alabama All-Stars. The sweet sounds of jazz will start at 7:30. Cost is $10 for non-members. If you haven’t checked out Aldridge yet, it’s not a bad little spot in Hoover. Once inside, it’s very easy to forget you are in Hoover. Normally, you do not have to pay to get in.

Reminder, you can help out Ruffner Mountain Friday at Java and Jams. Read more about this event featuring the Terminal’s own Bob Farley, here.

More after the jump…

Ever since I went to Jamaica for a dear friend’s wedding, I’m all about it. I loved the people I met, the food, the music — just everything. So I was excited to hear about the inaugural JerkFest, presented by the Caribbean Heritage Reggae Festival on Saturday at the corner of 18th Street and First Avenue South. The celebration of Caribbean culture will feature music, a Jamaican jerk chicken cook-off and more. Best part, this family-friendly event is FREE. Apparently, the actual local Caribbean Heritage Reggae Festival is in October. I’ll just consider this weekend’s event a taste of what’s to come later in the year.

Oh sure they look all sweet and innocent off the rink. But I’m not going to piss off any of our local roller derby girls, the Tragic City Rollers. I know they can kick my ass. And while I want to stay safe myself, I have no problem cheering for the home team Saturday night as they kick the ass of the visiting Memphis Roller Derby team. And I can do it while enjoying an adult beverage. Check out the gals in their new venue, the Zamora Shrine Temple (3521 Ratliff Road, Irondale). Tickets are $10 on online, $12 at the door, cash only. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the bout starting at 7. While kids 8 and under are FREE, and they say the intermission performance — Pink Box Burlesque — is family friendly, I’m not taking the little one.

I’m curious. Is anyone out there reading this regularly? Give me a shout and share your weekend plans.

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