Monday, June 23, 2008
The great thing about the Expo is that it not only gives young professionals a chance to socialize in these lazy summer months, but also get involved in the civic scene. Right now, there are 30 YP groups signed up to exhibit-- there is a group for everyone to join, whatever your flavor. So come out on Thursday, June 26th from 5:30-9 PM at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
And if you need any more convincing, did I mention that it's free?
Monday, June 16, 2008
At Morgan Creek Vineyards and Winery, summer fun is being taken to a new level. In addition to being open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm for (free!) winery tours and tastings,
If you missed out, you have a few more chances---
July 4th and August 16th-- Music begins at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m..
September 20th –“Grapestomp” 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be a Lucy-Lookalike contest, food, music, old fashioned grape stomping and a grape harvester demonstration.
Also, unique to the vineyard is their blueberry field--- and you can pick your own starting June 16th! $12 Gallon U-Pick, $6 Half Gallon. They provide the buckets. Picking hours are from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Monday, June 9, 2008
4,000 attendees last year
250 beers from around the world
10 local food vendors
Just some numbers from the Magic City Brewfest, which took place last weekend at Sloss Furnace. With musical acts like Blue Moon (not the beer), Highwater and Honeybaked, the event was exciting as well as familial. Saturday was sold out—beer lovers were turned away at the door. Sunday was a little more relaxed – despite the rain—as patrons were able to move about the festival freely. There weren’t even significant lines to deal with, despite over 6,000 estimated attendees over the course of the weekend. As I enjoyed the festival with some of my closest friends, I couldn’t help but imagine the headline: Local grassroots organization does good.
Free the Hops, which organizes Magic City Brewfest, is a group working to pass alcohol legislation in
Guess you need to get your tickets early next year…….
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Our favorite blog/news website—The Terminal--- in the face of either folding or sticking out some tough financial times is holding a concert at The Bottletree July 26th, featuring The Green Seed, The Monarchs, Vulture Whale, with Fresh Ground Comic Christopher Davis as the host. Come support The Terminal, the First Amendment, and hear some great music all at the same time!