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Got Plans 2.0 – 2.27-3.1

02.27.2009 by André Natta · → 3 Comments

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For those of you who are Terminal regulars, I like to think that you were all teary-eyed back in October when Christina wrote her last Got plans? post.  Without it how else were you going to know what to do for the weekend?

I don’t know if you were able to realize it, but what The Terminal laid out in that weekly post was the power to one up those who waste time late Friday afternoon searching the web or flipping through various weekly-published event calendars searching for something to do.  Well, after a justified hiatus, today marks the return of got plans.  With a new style and new direction I set out to be the genius behind your weekend.  As the new writer, let me do all the work.  I’ll flip through the pages and click the links, from there I’ll suggest three or four Terminal-worthy events.  If anything it’ll just be the things you shouldn’t be missing. 

On the flip side, I don’t have the swagger to claim that I’m writing a definitive weekend guide, so if I leave something out, make a comment and let the rest of us know what’s up.  Above all, when someone asks how you know about all this cool stuff, give The Terminal some credit and we’ll keep this conversation going…

First up, the weekend’s main event comes tonight with Art Bash 2009: PISTONS & PINUPS at Old Car Heaven.  This fundraiser for the ONB Magic City Art Connection is going to be a sweet event. For $20 advance/ $25 at the door (there’s a discount if you dress up vintage) you get to mingle with pinup models and get your pic taken with “Cupcake,” a pink 1958 Plymouth Power Flite convertible. On top of that your going to be surrounded by vintage cars, while having your way with some awesome sandwiches, and checking out the art in the Art Bash Salon; all to the sounds of DJ Ken Webb of Urban Fabric (check out last week’s playlist) and The Pineapple Skinners. I wouldn’t miss this one, but for those with some Irish blood The Chieftains will be performing at the Alys Stephens Center.  This show is definitely for the high rollers as the tickets are expensive, but for you kids with a student ID it’s only $20.

On Saturday, if you’ve recovered by mid-morning, I recommend checking out Jim Reed Books downtown.  It’s an awesome shop on 3rd Avenue N., and with Saturday being cold and rainy a good book might help you through it. Plus, you may even come across something that prolongs the pinup fantasy that set in after you left Art Bash.  Later that evening head over to Workplay for Undivided’s Suquamish Reservation Benefit featuring The White Oaks. It’s not a local cause but it’s an awesome local band who’s taking the stage with other locals Bright Henry, as well as, the Sylestine Native American Dance Troupe; whose members include the only Alabama Indians still living in Alabama. Tickets are $10 advance/ $12 day of.

You’re going to need a day to unwind so I suggest you do that by heading over to o’kafés! Sunday evening for an acoustic show with Vanessa Torres and Putnam Smith.  The show starts at 7 and the cover is $10, with a portion of proceeds going to Birmingham AIDS Outreach.

No matter what you do be safe, have a good weekend, and follow me on twitter.

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