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got plans 2.0 | 5.29 – 5.31

Of course you know that tonight’s the night with the first Art on the Rocks of the season and the second Sound of Summer evening with the Symphony in Caldwell Park, but I’m thinking that most of you haven’t figured out that it’s just the first night of an awesome Birmingham weekend.

Birmingham’s (and Alabama’s) only gay and lesbian film festival, Birmingham SHOUT, runs it’s opening film Sissyboy tonight at 8 p.m., but be sure to get there early for the filmmaker reception at 6:30. WorkPlay is host to the two day festival that showcases “…features, documentaries and short films by new and established artists” while giving “attendees the opportunity to view topics of interest to the LGBT communities.” Be sure to check this event out and show some support for Birmingham’s gay and lesbian community.

…to give a quick run down of what else is happening this weekend: The Birmingham Urban League is having the Young Professional’s Throw Back Prom tonight at 8 p.m., tickets are $25 at the door.

Saturday stop by the Open Door Cafe for the 5th Annual Mudbugs & Music Crawfish Boil benefiting Juvenile arthritis, checkout the details highlighted by NBC 13.

If you haven’t heard Manchester Orchestra, you need to, and to further emphasis that you need to go see them at Bottletree Sunday night. Speaking of Sunday, it doesn’t look like rain so that means kickball, check it out @gokickball.

I’ll be out of town overnight Saturday, but keep an eye on @J_Don, to find out about anything that I might have left out.

got plans 2.0 – 3/27-3/29

You can look at this edition of got plans two ways.  It’s short because I had way too much fun at last night’s Terminally anniversary party at Bottletree (BTW, it was a great turnout and it’s too bad that you missed it) and because the single event suggestion that follows is an important one and I’d really like you to go to it…

There is going to be a benefit concert for local jazz musician Cleveland Eaton at the Open Door Cafe tomorrow starting at 2 p.m.  A $20 donation goes to a fund to help Cleve with medical expenses related to oral cancer therapy.  This is a small price to pay to help a local legend.  You’ll be compensated for your donation with a barbeque chicken dinner and performances by a host of musicians including Cleve later that evening.

If you’ve never been to the Open Door and heard Cleve, Tommy, and John play for Jazzta night, this will be a perfect introduction to the cafe and Birmingham jazz.

Leave a comment letting me know if you decide to go, and as always if you’ve got other plans let the rest of us know what your doing this weekend.