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03.6.2009 by André Natta · → 3 Comments

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Without a doubt spring has blown in with the breeze and I recommend you head over to Rojo for Happy Hour after work today to kick it off El Mariachi style with $2.25 domestics, $3.00 imports, and $7.25 PBR pitchers. Once you find yourself slightly inebriated and filled to the max with your choice of Latin or American cuisine, I know the comic nerd in you is going to guide you to the nearest theatre to see Watchmen, but I wouldn’t miss the Ben Kweller show at Workplay. Tonight is the night for this sort of revelry because tomorrow and Sunday are to be spent outdoors, per my orders (I was pre-med, so I know what’s best for your health).

I know it’s all great and wonderful that the city is paving the streets but the novelty of driving around on the fresh pavé for entertainment will eventually loose its charm, that’s why us city folk need to venture out into the country every once in a while. I suggest you head out to the 28th annual Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Festival, which kicks off tomorrow morning. This event includes kayak and canoe racing as part of the Alabama Cup race series and Dixie Division Open Boat Championship. The course is spectator friendly with walking trails along the river, plus there will be a silent auction, raffles, and camping. If that doesn’t float your fancy I’d be displeased if you were to miss The Exceptional Foundation‘s 5th annual Chili Cook-Off.

Whatever your daytime excursion, you need to be at Bottletree Saturday night for the Blitzen Trapper show. Tickets are $12 day of, and to learn more about the band read the interview by our friend Birmingham Box Set.

Sunday calls for a picnic and of course you have choices. You can either spread the blanket in Linn Park and enjoy downtown before walking to the Art Museum to experience the Body Image: American Art and the Human Form exhibit, or you can relax at the Highland park in front of the Virginia Samford Theatre where the Arova Contemporary Ballet will present an afternoon performance of Between the Lines, a mixed media dance event and art show featuring local band Act of Congress.

If there’s anything else that you’d like others to know about please leave a comment. I’d like to thank Whitney, bhamboxset and skirtBirmingham for help with this weeks got plans.

Be safe and enjoy the weekend…

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Whitney
Whitney

Saturday night, 3 local bands play a huge show at Speakeasy: THE WHITE OAKS/MATTHEW MAYFIELD/AMERICAN HOLIDAY (ex-Sorry Saints, Goodnight Nobodies, Buckrabbits) If you're a folkrock/indie bluegrass fan, this is perfect for you! Starts at 9 and it's only 5 bucks. Check out the flyer and The White Oak's performance plugging the show on ABC 33/40 at http://bham.fm/2009/03/adventures-in-tv/. Yay!

CJ
CJ

Thanks for the mention--some great suggestions there! How fun does that Mulberry Fork event sound? Love me some kayaking! You can also learn more about Act of Congress on our blog--http://bhammag1.tumblr.com/post/81188733/act-of-congress-spreads-its-sound-throughout-birmingham. They are fab. It looks like Blitzen Trapper sold out, but if you're not going to that show, check out bham.fm's show at the Speakeasy! With American Holiday, Matthew Mayfield and The White Oaks, it is sure to be a GREAT time. And it's crazy cheap. http://bham.fm/2009/02/bhamfm-presents-second-show/ This is why I tell people there's NO excuse for boredom in Birmingham.

Seth
Seth

Kids Got the Disco is tonight at Bottletree! It's a dance party with Nastique and DJ Charles III and special guest DJ Coco. It's always a ton of fun, and there's generally a lot of people there. It's a great place to go if you like dancing or people-watching or perhaps both simultaneously. Come early to avoid the line.