play. this weekend.

If you are local and can’t find something to do this weekend, it’s your fault.  Here are just a couple of ideas, from the free to the relatively frugal.

Dog Daze.
Dog Daze, on the Mall in Trussville, AL, is a community festival from the Trussville Chamber of Commerce. As, my friend at the Chamber says, “It’s not a dog festival, it’s a family festival.” But your pet is welcome. If you are a people-watcher, you will definitely enjoy. And if you are a music-lover, there should be a little something for everyone.

Friday, 5/14, 5-8pm
Saturday, 5/15, 9am-4pm
Free though donations are welcomed.
For more info:  http://www.trussvilledogdaze.com/

Much Ado About Nothing.
The play, one of my absolute favorites, is so much more than its title suggests. I have not yet seen this production as it opens Thursday, but I do know they have great material with which to work. It’s our own taste of Shakespeare in the Park – Homewood Park that is.

Thursday – Sunday, May 13th-16th  &  May 20th– 22nd, 7:30pm
Tickets – $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors
2 children under age 16 are free with 1 adult ticket purchase
For more info: http://www.bhamparkplayers.com/index.html

Primary Subject (Sanspointe Dance Company).
To be completely honest, I have never attended a production by Sanspointe, but I intend to change that this weekend. This particular show will feature the choreography of Lynn Bowman, Shellie Chambers, Rachael Inman, Taryn Lavery, Rhea Speights and guest artist Killian Manning (a particular draw for me), as well as new music by Justin Wallace.

Thursday – Saturday, May 13- 15, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 16, 2:30pm
30 minutes prior to show enjoy live music by Neil Couvillion
Tickets – $12
CDF Studio Theatre
1715 27th Court South, Birmingham
For more info: http://sites.google.com/a/sanspointe.com/www/

There is so much more to do this weekend. For more complete listings try www.al.com or www.bwcitypaper.com. So, quit bemoaning the fact that you couldn’t get to Gulf Shores for the The Hangout music festival and do something here! 

Also…To do or not to do?
I’m currently debating the pros and cons of creating a
twitter account for this little blog. I could tweet when I have a new post, want to remind you of a special event, or I could let you know how distraught I am that Jamie Cullum has announced a concert date in town the same night as She & Him. Let me know if you have any strong opinions!

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