a great event for every day19 THURS
I picked this day to head out to the Southern Museum of Flight but really any day would be a good one to go check it out. I went for the first time only a few weeks ago and man it was very interesting. My favorite exhibit is relatively new and is that of a Huey helicopter gunship which tells the story of the uncommon valor and bravery of Troop C, 16th Cavalry Regiment during an engagement with the enemy during the Vietnam conflict. SMoF is a really neat museum and if you haven’t seen it then you should definitely schedule a trip on your calendar. Tell you what, email me at Jordan@bhamweekly.com if you like the “8 Days” column and the first five emails will each get a pair of tickets to check out the Southern Museum of Flight.
Colin Quinn “Long Story Short” Tonight former SNL cast member Colin Quinn will be stopping here in B’ham as part of his “Long Story Short” tour which happens to be directed by Jerry Seinfeld. The show is a brief history of the world as told by Quinn who is known for his dry wit and unique delivery of the punch line. It comes as no surprise then that the show which was formerly on Broadway, has received very good reviews.
Tickets range from about $40 up to over $60 however; students get in for just $10. Call the Alys Stephens Center for more details and show time.
The Birmingham Boat Show is back now for its’ 40th year at the BJCC. The BBS is the oldest and largest in the entire state of Alabama and it will showcase over 250,000 square feet of wares, boats, tackle, gear, ATV’s and anything else related to the outdoors. I have been the last two years and thoroughly enjoyed the show both times. Even if you are not an avid outdoorsman it is still a really cool event with lots of things to do. The Boat Show will be here all weekend so I have just gone ahead and listed the times because they vary somewhat. Tickets are just $10 for adults and kids 12 and under get in free. Times are as follows: Thursday, January 19: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Friday, January 20: Noon - 9:00pm; Saturday, January 21: Noon - 9:00pm; Sunday, January 22: Noon - 5:00pm.
Craig Ferguson. Continuing our recent run of big name comedians performing here in the ‘Ham, tonight we have Craig Ferguson at the Comedy Club Stardome.
The Scottish born comedian has been touring in the states for several years now and has a self-titled show on late night network television. Ferguson is known for being a kind of zany and “out there” comedian and at times almost seeming as if he has ADD switching from one topic to the next rapidly. My personal favorite skit on his show is when he reads the viewer letters and then answers whatever question, no matter how ridiculous, the letter poses. I have seen his Comedy Central special and it was really funny so I can imagine his in person stand up would be great. There will be two shows, one at 5:30 and 7:45 pm. Tickets are only $42.
Shelby Lynne at WorkPlay. The very talented Alabama native Shelby Lynne will be playing at WorkPlay tonight.
Lynne, originally a country artist when she started out in the late 80’s is not considered country anymore but at the same time she is not pop either, yet something in between perhaps. After over two decades in the biz it appears like Shelby is quite comfortable with herself and her style of music. Expect a large crowd tonight because tickets are only $25 so you might want to show up a little early and have a drink or two at the bar. Show starts at 8pm.
Artbreak: Who Are these Saints Deciphering Iconography in Art of the Renaissance. Usually I try to find an event or activity which takes place after work for 8 Days purposes so today I thought about changing it up to something for the lunch break. Artbreak at the Bham Museum of Art will host free 20-30 minute gallery talks each Tuesday at Noon. This Tuesday’s topic is “Who Are these Saints Deciphering Iconography in Art of the Renaissance” which will be led by Joyce Benington, Museum docent. Stick around for lunch at Oscar’s afterwards and you will also be entitled to a free dessert, which could quite possibly be the highlight of your Tuesday.
Okay. I have been craving sushi for some reason all week long and have not yet eaten any in 2012 at all, so tonight is the night. There are a definitely some good sushi places here in Birmingham but for purposes of proximity to my house there is no need for me to drive any further than Chuck’s Fish on Hwy 280. The menu however is not limited to only checking little boxes with a pencil, Chuck’s imports their fish fresh from the Gulf on a daily basis so if you’re ordering pan seared grouper you know it has not been sitting in a freezer for who only knows how long. The menu outside of sushi is indeed fabulous but I will be going for California Rolls, Toro, Snapper and Saki, of which they have several selections!
Samford University Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia Southern. Upon searching around for a sporting event this week I did find a quite worthy opportunity to view a live event. Samford University Men’s Basketball will be hosting Georgia Southern tonight. This is a Division I match-up so it should turn out to be a good game for a Thursday night. Come out and support a local school as tickets are only $10 and $5 for kids. Tip of is at 7pm.