a great event for every day
26 Twenty-Six Last week we did Little Savannah’s three course special so I figured tonight we should do the same at 26 Twenty-Six. However, I always encounter the same problem when I eat at 26; it is so hard for me to order anything other than the grouper because it is my favorite! Alas, tonight the grouper will have to take a back seat because three courses at Twenty-Six for only $26 is just too good of a deal to pass up.
Bards & Brews. This is the last chance this year to come explore your bohemian side at the Birmingham Public Library for Bards & Brews poetry reading and beer tasting. Whether you wish to compete for cash or just sip craft brews and heckle the contestants it will be a good time. If you are a first timer do not be deterred as you won’t be alone. Just be 18 years or older to be admitted, and 21 years or older to be served. Oh and about the heckling, just remember do unto others or something like that…Get em’! Starts at 6:30.
Road Trip!!! Let’s not kid ourselves, everyone and their momma is going to Tuscaloosa this weekend for the Bama Vs. LSU game which is basically the semi-finals for the National Championship. I realize tickets are expensive but arguably worth it for this epic match-up between number 1 and 2. Regardless of if you have a ticket, get a crew together and get out and tailgate. The game time was changed from an afternoon game to 7pm so there will be ample opportunity to pre-game. I know I’ll be there rooting for my team...Geaux!!
Moss Rock Festival Yesterday was a big day no matter which side of the ball you were on so now it’s time to relax and enjoy the weather at the Moss Rock Festival at The Preserve in Hoover. This is Alabama’s largest eco-friendly event with over 15,000 visitors. If you are looking for new ideas on how to make your living accommodations more “green” there will be exhibits for green construction and new ideas on how to make less of an environmental impact on our planet. There will be over 100 eco-inspired artists exhibiting their works, door prizes, live music and much more. Also if you have any old electronics you can bring them by Regions Park to be recycled properly. Admission is free! Hours are 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday. Call 205-595-6306 for more information.
BAO BINGO Since the 1980’s we have made great strides towards eradicating AIDS but the fight is not over yet. Tonight join the Birmingham AIDS Outreach as they host their monthly BINGO game. BINGO is a lot of fun and potentially profitable but the real mission is to raise money for the AIDS Outreach program. There is usually a big crowd so make sure and arrive on time. The doors open at 6pm but the games start at 7 o’clock and ends at 9pm. It’s only $15 dollars to play all night so you won’t break the bank. The game is held in the BAO building located at 205 32nd Street South.
2nd Tuesday at the Alabama Ballet This season the Alabama Ballet has shows like STOMP, Nutcracker, Wicked and The Black Swan. So when given an opportunity, for free, to sip some wine and get a sneak peek inside the productions for this season do not pirouette your way out of this opportunity. This is very much an informal event and “studio chat” with Artistic Director Tracey Alvey. They open their doors to the public every 2nd Tuesday of the month so make sure to stop by as it is open to the public. Call the Alabama Ballet Center for Dance for more details.
Wine Special at Tavern on the Summit. Tonight I am pulling one right off of the food and drink calendar and suggesting half off wine bottles at Tavern on the Summit. I know it’s not Friday yet but an after work glass, or bottle, of wine may be just what is needed to mellow out and conquer the last two days of the work week. Tavern has a very good selection of wine and my personal favorite bang for the buck is the Mark West Pinot Noir for only $13 a bottle. Now couple that with their prime rib sandwich and it’s a wrap. Get up there early as it gets crowded. Tavern on the Summit is located next to the Apple Store in the Summit. Drink up.
Reel Raffle. I like going to raffles especially when there is a chance to win. This raffle isn’t just for a rinky-dink iPod, it is for $10,000. Sidewalk Film Festival is holding a raffle tonight from 6 to 9pm to raise money for their cause. The $150 ticket does include catered food and drinks from ROJO and admits two (2) people. The best part is that there will only be 150 tickets sold maximum so everyone has a 1:150 chance of winning and as a gambler myself I can tell you I have wagered far more for far worse odds. Go check it out and have some fun and hey, you may even win. To be presented by Alabama Moving Image Association at the Kress Building.