Just a few weeks into my journey to fall in love with my hometown, I’m already beginning to realize that people who say there’s nothing going on in Birmingham (and I admit I was once in that number) simply aren’t paying attention. Last week I saw a great show at WorkPlay and yesterday I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in a quite unique way. After having dinner at Rogue Tavern, one of my favorite downtown spots, one of my best gal pals and I headed over to the gorgeous and historic Alabama Theatre to see…wait for it… Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
The showing was part of the Alabama Theatre’s Totally Awesome 80s Movies Series. The evening kicked off with a sing-along, complete with a live organist, which featured beloved tracks from the movie such as “Twist and Shout.” There was even an ’80s costume contest. A guy named Miles dressed as Cameron from the movie took home the prize.
The series continues next week with Sixteen Candles and will close out on March 31 with Dirty Dancing. I really want to see this film on the big screen, but Edd is not a fan, so if anyone out there would like to be my date let me know.
Remember, “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”