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Art on the Rocks 2011 will (in fact) be ROCKING

The Birmingham Museum of Art’s long-running Art on the Rocks lineup for this summer’s been out for a while now though (as mentioned late last week) its start has been delayed in part due to tornado recovery efforts. This year’s edition of the series, its seventh, is being heavily influenced by the museum’s summer exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History from 1995 to Present – and it looks like it’ll be a great way to enjoy a mini-escape  on Friday nights.

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June 17
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
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July 22
The Posies
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The Dirty Guv’nahs
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Tickets are already on sale for the series (though not for the June 17 date as of yet) via the museum’s website. They begin at $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Play hooky at the Museum this Wednesday, Friday

Birmingham Museum of Art logoNo, that’s not their idea, it’s ours. Considering how nice the weather is outside right now, you can’t not be thinking the same thing (even if it’s late in the day)…

Besides, today’s International Museum Day. Yep, according to the museum’s website:

International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to encourage public awareness on the role of museums in the development of society.

You’ve got until 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon (May 18) to take advantage of special discounts on memberships, discounts on museum store purchases and opportunities to take special tours of the museum’s collection with members of its staff. Admission – as always – is free. You’ll have another opportunity to check out the museum this Friday as BMA Speaks! returns, though you’ll have to wait another month for this year’s Art on the Rocks series to begin.

Holiday films for your consideration

One of my favorite holiday traditions is getting together with the family and watching some hilarious holiday films.

It all starts at Thanksgiving…

The air is chilly, we play a game of touch football in the front yard and after we’re sweaty and shivering, mom tells us to “come in from the cold or we’ll catch pneumonia!”. Then she makes us some hot chocolate and we sit down in the living room and try to find something to watch on TV. Its usually a parade or a football game but, I always have the John Hughes classic, Planes, Trains and Automobiles staring John Candy and Steve Martin handy in the car on that Thanksgiving day. When everyone gets tired of the parades, I pop it in and we all laugh our asses off as Del Griffith and Neal Page go on an epic adventure to try to get back home safely to their families for Thanksgiving.

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It’s almost time for a Taste

Screenshot of justataste.org (Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival) website.

A redesigned website (courtesy of MBI) and a slight breeze in the air means that it’s almost time for the annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival. The fun takes place in the 4th Avenue Historic District next Saturday. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. and will include performances by Neo Jazz Collective, Eric Essix and Michael Ward. A perfect complement to that other event going on that weekend (and that conference we’re organizing).

Jubal and Kendra Jam on Friday!

For those of you familiar with local jazz/country siren Kendra Sutton, you’ll know that she’s more than just breaking into the business, it’s bending over backwards for HER.

Recently linked to possible development deals with country stars Big & Rich and complete with production by legendary session musicians Wayne Perkins (Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd), recent news about a show with her musical partner Jubal John at Java & Jams has spread faaast.

In fact, with the show starting at 8 p.m. and no cover, this is the perfect opportunity to see some real talent at work in one of The Terminal’s favorite hangout spots.

Check out the J&J website for directions (they are insanely convenient at the corner of 4th Ave. and 20th St. N. downtown) and more details about upcoming shows.

Got plans this weekend? 6.20-6.22

So besides giving us a great look at art in the Magic City, Charles has pretty much written my Got Plans? column on his personal blog, Pop Goes the City. And after a pretty-please-with-a-cherry-on-top, he’s going to let me share the info with you. It’s a good thing Charles found some stuff to do because the weekend was looking a little bleak. But what am I saying — there’s always something to do in B’ham. Sometimes, you just have to ask your friends.

And we are your friends here at The Terminal. We look out for you. Tell you the news, cool stuff, etc. So let’s get on with it already …

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In Love With: Rainy Day Diversions

We’ve needed all the rain that has fallen lately, but honestly, couldn’t it pick some other time than the weekends? If storm clouds cramp your springtime style, consider it an opportunity to explore some of Birmingham’s interior attractions. Like the treasure trove that is Jim Reed Books. Or one of our fine museums—I bet there’s at least one you haven’t visited yet. And then there’s What’s On Second.

A look inside of What's on Second? acnatta/Flickr

If you haven’t yet discovered this establishment at 2306 2nd Avenue North, you’re in for a treat. It’s an antique shop, but probably not the kind you’re used to.

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Salvador films music video along Morris Ave. downtown

Salvador video crew

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Wind chills in the upper teens did not stop Austin, TX-based Latin-funk band Salvador from taking to the streets of Birmingham, Alabama to film their new music video this morning. The crews were still setting up late this morning as members of the Christian funk band began to tape segments near Zen, housed in the former location of The Station while looking just a little cold. There was no word as to how long the band would be filming today along Morris Avenue.