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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.

Got Plans 2.0 – 2.27-3.1

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…

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A busy night for YPs

There are a few options for Birmingham’s young professional crowd (and everybody else) on this wet but unseasonably comfortable Thursday afternoon. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens has just sent out word that this evening’s finale for their 2008 Cocktails in the Gardens series will go on as planned (complete with Rollin’ in the Hay) inside the center’s auditorium while the folks at the Museum of Art and Sloss Furnaces hope that you’ll come out and join them for tonight’s Iron Pour. For those that still can’t decide between the first two, The Wine Loft’s downtown location we will be hosting Spill the Wine, a fundraiser for The Great American Bake Sale and Crestline Early Learning Center, complete with a silent auction and wine tasting. We know there’s more, so get to sharing…

Got plans this weekend? 10.10 – 10.12

OK, here’s the run down for the weekend. As always, add what’s missing in the comments section.

You can join the folks at Jones Valley Urban Farm Saturday from noon to 5 for their “Fall Harvest Pumpkin Celebration.” Pumpkin carving, lots of children’s activities, music and food — all for FREE. The farm is located downtown at 701 25th St. North.

Also on Saturday from noon to 5 and also FREE, it’s “Art of Flight” Family Day at the Birmingham Museum of Art. It’s in conjunction with the new “Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin” exhibit. Here’s what I copied from the Web site: “Learn about flight from U.S. Space and Rocket Center experts and make your own flying machine. Meet City of Birmingham mounted police and their horses, just like the ones Leonardo loved to draw, along with feathered friends from the Birmingham Zoo. Meet a character straight out of Leonardo’s time, compliments of Birmingham Children’s Theatre.” Remember, even If you don’t have kids, the museum is always a bargain by being FREE.

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Got plans this weekend? 9.19 – 9.21

Hi folks! I’m still haven’t decided what all the family will be doing this weekend. But here are some of the possibilities:

Want to have a hand in wine making? How about a foot? The annual Grapestomp is Saturday at Morgan Creek Vineyards from 10 to 4. There will be music, food, and of course, wine tastings and tours all day. You can even leave with your own footprint poster. Cost is $5. Dress like Lucy for the look-a-like contest at 2 for a chance at a cash prize.

Considering I have one car fanatic in the house and another household member who points out every plane that passes overhead, it is a good guess that I’ll be at the Bessemer Airport this weekend. That’s where the Birmingham Aero Club is hosting its 75th Anniversary Wings and Wheels 2008 Air Show and Car Show both Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. each day and the show begins at 2. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 to 6, and under 6 free. Follow this link to the show’s FAQ page to find out what you can and cannot bring and the answer to the question, “Can you fly your airplane to the show?”

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Got plans this weekend? 9.12 – 9.14

Last week, I had a theme for the weekend. This week, the only thing these events have in common is that I find them halfway interesting. Maybe you will too.

If you regret not taking Basket Weaving 101 in college, then lucky you because life is full of second chances. For 15 bucks, you can learn to make an open weave basket from wisteria vine at Aldridge Botanical Gardens this Saturday at 2. I’m thinking perfect Christmas present for my hard-to-shop-for mother-in-law. The gardens are located at 3530 Lorna Road in Hoover. Nice lake and walking trail, worth a visit anytime.

There’s a lot more after the jump (a lot more)…

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Got plans this weekend? 4.4 – 4.6

April showers bring May flowers … that’s if you stock up at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens big sale. Big is an understatement. This is the largest plant sale in Alabama history! Lots to choose from, good prices and all proceeds go to the Gardens. I myself want to do everything possible to support the Gardens and keep the admission free. It will break my heart if they ever start charging. To attend the sale is free too and the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Happy planting!

More after the jump…

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Got plans this weekend? 2.29 – 3.2

Goodness there’s a lot going on this weekend! It’s like everyone planning events looked at their calendars at the end of last year and all decided that March 1 would be the perfect day for their fundraiser/yak auction/open house. What, did they think Spring would be here and we’re all inching to ditch the cabin fever? Well, that’s kind of true but I wish it was a little warmer.

We’re all busy so I’m going to make this short and sweet …

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