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The everything-must-go end-of-September blowout


Taylor Hicks in Grease

Taylor Hicks performs all over Birmingham
this weekend, in “Grease” (shown above)
and at WorkPlay. Photo by Joan Marcus.

This final weekend of September in Birmingham is especially jam packed with events …

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

You’ve been reading all week about downtown’s annual film festival. We’ve posted 11 reviews, several features and more will be coming throughout the weekend. But here’s what you need to know:

  • Opening night film, “Best Worst Movie” [review]: 8 tonight, Alabama Theatre, tickets $15, $13 for members and students
  • Two-day pass for Saturday and Sunday: various venues downtown, tickets $35, $30 for members and students
  • Film tickets: $8 for one, $20 for three
  • Lineup

Also, assorted coverage:

Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

Performances by Cleve Eaton, Eric Essix and Tracy Hamlin, Bobbi Humphrey, Desire and the Birmingham Heritage Band.

  • Noon-midnight Saturday
  • Fourth Avenue North and 16th Street downtown [map]
  • free
  • official site

Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral Greek Food Festival

Music and shopping, plus drive-through and takeout orders available. And look at this menu.

  • 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. today and Saturday
  • free, but charge for food/drink (no credit cards or debit cards)
  • 307 19th St. S. [map]
  • official site

Music galore

Looking for a concert?

  • Vulcan AfterTunes starts Sunday with George Porter Jr. and His Running Pardners, $10, 3 p.m.
  • Hoover native and American Idol Taylor Hicks performs Saturday at WorkPlay (Friday show is sold out), $25, 9 p.m.
  • Opera Birmingham kicks off its season with “From Broadway to La Boheme,” 7:30 tonight and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Samford University, $15-$35

And performances

Shows this weekend include …

  • “Grease” at the BJCC Concert Hall with Taylor Hicks, tonight-Sunday, $20-$55
  • Alabama Ballet‘s “@ Home at the Barre” series at the company’s studios in Lakeview, tonight-Oct. 4, $20

And events

Two spring to mind …

So what will you be doing this weekend?

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