It’s the first official weekend of the Christmas season, and there’s lots to do in the Magic City, whether you want to stay home or go out.
Ease on Down
It’s been talked about for weeks, and now it’s finally time for The Wiz Live. The three-hour live performance airs Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. CST on NBC. The production boasts an all-star cast, including Queen Latifah as the Wiz, Mary J. Blige, Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Common and Ne-Yo. Visit http://theresnoplacelikemyhome.com/ to create your own personalized meme to represent your hometown.
A Soulful Evening
Grab your boo and head over to the BJCC for some quality time before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins. Will Downing, Kenny Lattimore and Maysa will perform on Saturday, December 5. Tickets start at $38.50.
Are You Ready for Some Fun?
The Diva of Contemporary Comedy Sommore will perform at the Stardome Comedy Club December 4–6. Sommore tells her message the only way she knows how…straight up! With a sharp wit and cutting sarcasm, she speaks about the things that most women only think about, but never say. Tickets can be purchased online.
This weekend kicks off the Birmingham Zoo’s annual Zoolight Safari. Listen to holiday music as you view more than a million lights and take part in the nightly snowfall and tree lighting. You can also ride the Candy Cane Train, Jingle Bell Carousel and Yuletide Slide. For an additional fee, families can take part in Glacier Glide Ice Skating. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Birmigham Zoo website.
Spike Lee is Back
In his latest thought-provoking film, Chi-Raq, director Spike Lee uses the backdrop of gang violence. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world. The movie features an all-star cast, including Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes and Dave Chappelle.
The Homewood Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by WIAT 42 will be held Tuesday, December 8, 2015, beginning at 6 p.m. The prime location to view both events is the Plaza at City Hall! Once the end of the parade passes by City Hall Plaza; Santa will help light the Christmas Tree, then Santa will be available for photos. Visit the Homewood website for more information.