Changeling / Third Face / Heavy User @ The Firehouse
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Changeling / Third Face / Heavy User @ The Firehouse

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All By Our Lonesome: Book Release and Reading @ Sanctum
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

All By Our Lonesome: Book Release and Reading @ Sanctum

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Mark Wadley will be reading from his new book All By Our Lonesome, a collection of linked stories set in a version of central Alabama where it hasn’t rained in months and the moon keeps getting closer.

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Mark Wadley is an Alabamian living in Baltimore, where he plays music, makes theater, edits Deterritorial Audio Magazine, and loves his wife. He is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore.

Joining him is MK Foster, a poet and Renaissance literature scholar from Birmingham, Alabama. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Columbia Review; Crazyhorse; Boston Review; Rattle; The Offing; Sixth Finch; and elsewhere; and her work has been recognized with a Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Prize, two Pushcart Prize nominations, a Best of the Net nomination, and most recently, inclusion in Best New Poets 2017. She currently teaches and pursues a Ph.D. at the University of Alabama, where her interests include ecocriticism, horror, and the body.

Praise for All By Our Lonesome:
"The author of the Book of Matthew begins with an exhaustive genealogy of his new prophet-protagonist. It somehow seems fitting that any praise for this book of Mark—that is, Mark Wadley's haunting and transcendent novella-in-stories, All By Our Lonesome—would begin with a similar list of forebears. Yes, there's the echo of Brad Watson here, and Barry Hannah, probably some Denis Covington, for good measure. There's also a reverent nod to James Agee and Carl Carmer. Writers of and for the melancholy American South. But there's whimsy here too—and magic, and music-of-the-spheres, and metafiction—and therefore, also, something of the Universal. For every echo of Job and the cynic-sage of Ecclesiastes, there's the moondance of Calvino's Cosmicomics; there's Dante's urge toward a sublime and out-of-this-world kingdom come; there's the vital, ancient wisdom of Eve, of Esther, and of Wisdom's Proverbs. Even more exciting for those of us who seek smart new voices for understanding the world we now inhabit in this uneasy meantime, there is the irrefutable truth that Mark Wadley can spin a story that feels just like an old-time prophecy."

- TJ Beitelman, author of John The Revelator

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Young Widows / Null / Erthling. @ The Nick
Jun
20
9:00 PM21:00

Young Widows / Null / Erthling. @ The Nick

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JoyBoy / Snake Church / Forced Neglect / Hok @ The Firehouse
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

JoyBoy / Snake Church / Forced Neglect / Hok @ The Firehouse

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Winded / Cherry Blossom / Bitter Calm @ The Firehouse
Jun
11
8:00 PM20:00

Winded / Cherry Blossom / Bitter Calm @ The Firehouse

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Computer / Mean Queen / Joyboy @ The Firehouse
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

Computer / Mean Queen / Joyboy @ The Firehouse

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Burning Peppermints / Holifields / Maja Dunes / Dream Culture @ The Firehouse
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Burning Peppermints / Holifields / Maja Dunes / Dream Culture @ The Firehouse

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Skeleton / Symbiote / Heavy User / Laughing Sword @ The Firehouse
May
27
8:00 PM20:00

Skeleton / Symbiote / Heavy User / Laughing Sword @ The Firehouse

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DIY Bham Prom: The 1980's @ The Firehouse
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

DIY Bham Prom: The 1980's @ The Firehouse

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DIY Birmingham's 2018 Prom is going to be TOTALLY 80'S. Hair metaling, Back to the Futuring, mushroom-eating mayhem will be going down on May 26th. The beef is at the Firehouse. Wear your totally gnarly 80's gear and motor yourself over to a righteous party that will take your breath away.

- PERFORMANCE BY SERIOUSLY-
Rigid, yet smooooth Birmingham rockers. They will take care of your New Order/Tears for Fears/Orange Juice fix.

- 80'S COVER SET -
"A cover of a cover undercover" What does it all mean? All we know is that it will be totally 80's...

- NO DUH DJ -
Totally tubular DJ's spinning totally 80's tunes for the people. "What's your damage you non-dancing nerd?"

*********SURPRISES**********

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Bambara / Droves / Laughing Sword / Minerals @ The Firehouse
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Bambara / Droves / Laughing Sword / Minerals @ The Firehouse

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Ben Smolin @ The Firehouse
May
19
to May 20

Ben Smolin @ The Firehouse

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The Ben Smolin Experience performing live at The Firehouse.
Doors at 9:00PM. Music starts at 10:00PM sharp.
We ask that everyone please dress in their Sunday Best. (no pressure though).

Due to the small capacity of the venue we strongly advise that you buy your tickets ahead of time. There are only 80 total tickets available. There is no guarantee that there will be any walk-up tickets available the day of show. You can buy tickets here on the event page or else follow the link below. Please be prepared to show a printed physical ticket or proof of purchase upon arriving at the show. Buy tickets here.


"Please be aware that I am not doing pre-sale tickets at The Firehouse because I think I'm super popular or a rock-star or anything. There are not, and never will be, crowds of people just clamoring to get into my shows. For all I know my mom might be the only person who ends up coming to this show. I am totally aware that I am a nobody and I will be a nobody for the rest of my life. However, that being said, I throw my entire being into every single show and I want to make sure that those who want to be there can be there. Thanks!" - Ben Smolin

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Bad Sleep / Whelmed / Insignificant Other @ The Firehouse
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

Bad Sleep / Whelmed / Insignificant Other @ The Firehouse

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Lace / Black Hole Kids / Snake Church @ The Firehouse
May
13
8:00 PM20:00

Lace / Black Hole Kids / Snake Church @ The Firehouse

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Zeta / Wastelands / Black Hole Kids / JoyBoy @The Firehouse
Apr
25
to Apr 26

Zeta / Wastelands / Black Hole Kids / JoyBoy @The Firehouse

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Shocks Record Release w/ Hartle Road & Bad Example @ Manitou Supply Co.
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Shocks Record Release w/ Hartle Road & Bad Example @ Manitou Supply Co.

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Fotocrime / RLYR / Rosetta / Null @ The Firehouse
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Fotocrime / RLYR / Rosetta / Null @ The Firehouse

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Works by Mercedes Tarasovich : Art Opening @ Sanctum
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Works by Mercedes Tarasovich : Art Opening @ Sanctum

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"When I’m not focused on social problems for my graduate studies at UAB, I like to throw paint around without thinking too hard. Let's not ruin it. Watercolor adds an element of 'why did that color run there?' that keeps things interesting.

"In regard to subject matter, animals and dead people rarely complain that their noses look crooked or that Aladdin Sane wasn't their top choice of Bowie looks. I spend a fair amount of time trying to figure out how to color a nebula inside the lines (or tentacles) and which snake looks the most like a pop idol." - Mercedes Tarasovich
 

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Neighbor : Works by Emily Rice @ Manitou Supply
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Neighbor : Works by Emily Rice @ Manitou Supply

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Emily Rice’s artwork focuses on the personal stories of intimate and marginalized communities. It can be viewed as whimsical and reflective, offering unique perspectives through the lenses of individuals within the south. Constantly considering the way southern communities work and grow together, Emily’s art resides in and among constructs of architectural design. The subject matter of each piece determines the materials and the narratives they provide. Often exploring ideas of relationships, anxiety, sexuality, gender identity, and race, her work examines what it is like to be a modern day southern bell.

DJ set by Kamál Akeem starts at 6 PM

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Bitter Calm / 100 Watt Horse / Nathan K / Dès Vu @ The Firehouse
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Bitter Calm / 100 Watt Horse / Nathan K / Dès Vu @ The Firehouse

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Falter / Bad Example / JoyBoy @ The Firehouse
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Falter / Bad Example / JoyBoy @ The Firehouse

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X.Y. Spaces / Gaffer Project / Backyard Camping / Gnarb @ The Firehouse
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

X.Y. Spaces / Gaffer Project / Backyard Camping / Gnarb @ The Firehouse

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Tropicaba Music & Art Fest
Mar
31
to Apr 1

Tropicaba Music & Art Fest

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Music and art fest by Golden Hour Productions, Tropicaleo Puerto Rican Kitchen, Cahaba Brewing Co., and Interstellar Ginger Beer/Exploration Co.

ALL AGES // ALL FUN

{ Music on 2 stages! }

  • Golden Hour Stage (Cahaba Brewing porch)
  • Interstellar Exploration Stage (Tropicaleo back patio/lot)

{ Art! }

  • Vendors
  • Installations

$10 at the door -- 4426 4th Ave S in Avondale
$8 presale tickets can be purchased on Venmo @goldenhourbham

Full lineup and more details on the Facebook event page!

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