THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH Singer Song Writer Eric Peters and The Pattersons at Woodrow Hall Acoustic Benefit Concert for Nomad’s Land Thursday, January 19, 2012 | 7pm till 10 pm | $10
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH Mid-Day Musical Menu. Charles M. Kennedy performs a free, 30-minute recital on the Grieb-Williams Organ. Friday, 12:30-1pm | Free Cathedral Church of the Advent Episcopal 2017 Sixth Ave. North
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21ST Jane Austen and the British Landscape Enjoy beautiful images of the places where Jane Austen lived and landscapes suggested by the descriptions in her novels. If you are an Anglophile, a Jane Austen fan, or a garden lover, you will love this presentation. 10AM | No charge.
Emmet O’Neal Library. 50 Oak Street Mountain Brook Long Lost Friend and Hope Cassity LLF is back in Birmingham on January 21st along with Nashville singer/ songwriter Hope Cassity!! This is a Don’t Miss night of music!! Doors open at 7:30pm | $12 Moonlight on the Mountain. 585 Shades Crest Road
Rock U Live Karaoke, Birmingham’s hardest rocking ‘live’ karaoke band, can crank out well over 100+ songs and it is up to fans in the audience to be their lead singer. The band (consisting of 4-members) founded in 2008, is known for playing songs ranging from AC/DC, KISS, Motley Crue, Van Halen, and Guns N’ Roses to Weezer, Journey, Green Day, Jet and Alanis Morissette (plus many more bands). There are monitors on stage for singers to use for lyrical help. (21+, $6 cover) Complete info and song list at http://www.RockULiveKaraoke.com 10pm-3am | $6. The Nick. 205-422-7055 2514 10th Ave. South
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22ND Violapalooza - 6 Bach Suites for Viola The second concert presented by the Alabama Viola Society’s Violapalooza series is a free concert of all 6 Bach Cello Suites (Transcribed for Viola Solo). There will be 6 different violists performing all 6 of Bach’s Suites. It will take place at the Highlands United Methodist Church in Five Points. Suite 1 - Dan Sweaney (Viola Professor at Univ of Alabama in Tuscaloosa) Suite 2 - Zakaria Enikeev (Assistant Principal Viola - Alabama Symphony) Suite 3 - Sharon Fugate (Freelancer - Birmingham, Alabama) Suite 4 - Lucina Horner (Alabama Symphony) Suite 5 - I-Hsuan Huang (former Alabama Symphony) Suite 6 - Michael Fernandez (Principal Viola - Alabama Symphony) 4pm | Free! Highlands United Methodist - Five Points. 205 249-6186. 1045 20th Street So
Monday, January 23rd National Puzzle Day! Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Avondale Branch Library (BPL) 50, 500 or a 1000? How many puzzle pieces can we put together in a day? Come by and join the fun as we celebrate Puzzle Day at the library. 3 – 4:30pm. Free.
Tuesday, January 24th Sherlock Holmes AfterParty Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL) The game is afoot! Join us to discuss 125 years of Sherlock Holmes in fiction and film. This event is part of Adaptations, Avondale Library’s book-to-film discussion group. Every month we share a different story from page to screen. Adaptations: Read the book. See the movie. Share the experience. 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, January 25th Game On! Grades 6-12 only. Join us after school to play our Wii & Xbox Kinect games! Bring a friend or make new ones here. Snacks will be provided. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | 4pm | Free Tasia’s Huntsville Home (256) 423-2238
Belle Chevre Cooking Class Join Tasia in her Huntsville home for her cooking classes, featuring recipes from the upcoming cookbook, Tasia’s Table. Classes are small (8-12 people) and intimate, and the $100 price includes food, wine, recipes and custom kitchen notebook. 6pm-8pm | $100 Homewood Public Library; 1721 Oxmoor Road