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The Week in Preview: Ways to beat the heat for the week ending 8.11

Monday (or early Tuesday morning)

Congratulate Wade as he returns to the world of mass media. Learn more from the man himself by clicking here. You may also want to check out the new layout for Wade on Birmingham if you have not already done so.


Get your thoughts heard at the open house for Red Mountain Park this evening at McWane Center (location). Click on this link to a previous post to learn more information about the park and the event. It starts at 5:30 p.m. You may also be interested in joining the throngs of people at the BJCC for some concert involving a guy named Taylor Hicks. Here are some previous posts on the Idol winner. He already played with his old band last night; here’s a post showing just what his fans will do to get a glimpse of him.


Based on the conversation with them at the Pepper Place Farmers Market, you may want to drive by Bettola just to see if they’re open for lunch today. It’s a few doors down from Cantina. The hope was to be open before the end of the week. If the pizza they were handing out is indicative of what their offerings will be, it should be great.


SingSation is a new American Idol-like activity debuting at this month’s Sixteenth and Sixth event at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Their website has general information about the series. This month’s theme is “Stereotypes” and attendees will be able to explore the new Sticks and Stones: Collaborative Exchange Exploring Labeling & Stereotyping exhibit in the Institute’s Vann Gallery. We’ve also written in the past about this event. For additional information, call Marie Sutton at the BCRI (328.9696). The fun starts at 6:16 p.m.

And don’t forget about the Artwalk Preamble. This year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s event is taking place at the Pantheon (location) and tickets are still available at The Neighborhood Market (location) and Naked Art Gallery. Click here for additional information from the site.


We here at the Ramblings hope to have finished adding some additional pages for your browsing pleasure this coming weekend. Among the additions, the Magic City MySpace page, providing links to all of the known MySpace pages for area institutions and groups in Birmingham. We figured we’ve written about it many times before, including this first post, so we decided might as well try to track it.

I know I’m leaving stuff out, so post a comment and let us know about it. Enjoy the day.


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