Welcome to a new addition to “Live and Groove”… my weekend agenda! Yes, I know the hilarity in that statement considering everything on this site is a new addition since it’s not even a week old but, hey, I do what I can. At least I’m not going to bust out into R. Kelly lyrics praising the weekend. I mean, granted, I will if I get enough positive feedback on the topic but that’s for a different time.
This is basically designed to give you an idea of what my weekend will look like. It might be crazy active some weeks. It might be incredibly mundane on others. I do hope it gives some of you an idea about things that might be happening that are interesting and worth checking out. If not, well, you can make catty comments about me and what I do. Either way, thanks for reading!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th, 2016
There are two main activities on the agenda for this evening. The first, as you might have guessed by the featured photo, will be catching “Hail, Caesar!”, the new film by the Coen Brothers. I’ve been intrigued about this one since I saw the first trailer. The whole concept of skewering post World War II Hollywood hooked me right from the start as did the impressive cast. The reviews for this one have been all over the board, but I’m still going to give it a shot. There should be enough going on to entertain throughout the film.
As always, I’ll be checking this out at The Summit 16 in Birmingham because I’m a creature of habit and a creature of the deep discounts they do for late afternoon matinees. You can also expect a review of this film here on “Live and Groove” at some point in the coming days.
The other item on the agenda tonight is photographing the band Low at Saturn Birmingham in the Avondale community of Birmingham, Alabama. It’s been a minute since I’ve photographed a show so I’m thoroughly anxious to check this one out and do a bit of work. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Low’s stage shows so I have high hopes for this one. You can check out more information about this show, especially in regards to start times and ticket prices, by visiting http://www.saturnbirmingham.com/event/969891-low-birmingham/. Photos from this one will be up at http://www.dsmithscenes.com sometime on Saturday.
Since I’ll be in Avondale tonight, that probably means I’ll be eating at MELT, which, honestly, is my favorite restaurant in Birmingham. The entire staff at that place is fantastic and the food is absolutely delicious. I can’t say enough good things about that place. Check them out at http://www.meltbham.com/.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6th, 2016
The only thing I have on the agenda for Saturday, and this is still a possibility, is checking out and photographing the show by St. Paul and The Broken Bones at Saturn Birmingham. The band announced this show only last week, and it sold out in 15 minutes. The place will be packed to the brim, which should make for a great atmosphere. The Birmingham show is part of the band’s current tour of Alabama. If I don’t photograph it, I’ll still probably head to Saturn and just relax in the “Satellite” section for a bit. With the show being sold out, your best option for seeing the performance is the secondary ticket market. Good luck with that.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, 2016
Since the New England Patriots are not playing in Super Bowl 50… DAMN YOU PEYTON MANNING!… my interest in this game has dropped off significantly. Still, I’ll watch it just to see if Cam Newton and the Panthers humiliate Manning and the Broncos like I think they will. I don’t expect it to be like the demolition Seattle did to Denver a couple years ago, but I wouldn’t be shocked if it was.
I’m not sure where I’ll be watching this one. Maybe Saturn… maybe at home. Whatever the case may be, though, my Sunday isn’t really going to be too active, outside of watching the game and prepping for the week to come.
So, there you have it, that’s my weekend in a nicely contained blog post. What do you have on tap for the weekend? Did I miss anything of note? Let me know if I did.