Weekend Roundup: April 20-23

More Food, More Music, More Fun!!!



This weekend is packed with even more food festivals, Indy Racing, and will feature some fantastic music! You'll even have a chance to see Mayor Bell DJ at Seasick Records! It's Earth Day Weekend, so get outside and enjoy it, Birmingham! #RUhappenin


Student Jazz Festival SaxophoneStudent Jazz Band Festival
Thurs-Sat, April 20-22, Times Vary
Cost: FREE
At: Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (map)

The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame's Annual Student Jazz Band Festival brings together hundreds of young musicians to celebrate America's original art form, jazz. Middle school, high school, and college & university jazz bands will perform in the historic Carver Theatre. Each band will receive numerical scores, and three (one from each Festival Division) will earn the honor of "Band of Distinction" Click here for more info.


AEC Green Tie Affair 50th AnniversaryGreen Tie Affair: Celebrating AEC’s 50th Anniversary
Thurs, April 20, 6-9:30pm
Cost: $35 / 2 for $50
At Clubhouse on Highland (map)

The Alabama Environmental Council is celebrating 50 years of service! Come help us celebrate at our 21st Annual Green Tie Affair. We will have music, food, drinks, and a live raffle! Food from El Barrio, Beer from Cahaba Brewing Co., and Wine! With performances by Dead Fingers and Tragic City and access to the Rojo After Party with DJ Audiovore from Bham Mountain Radio! Click here for more info.


Lebanese Food from St. Elias FestivalSt. Elias Food & Cultural Festival
Fri-Sat, April 20-21, 10am-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: St. Elias (map)

Come enjoy a weekend filled with fun, delicious Lebanese food, and entertainment. Bring your family, friends, children! It's perfect for everyone. There will be a live band from New York outside and live traditional dancing inside the church performed by the youth of St. Elias. There will also be silent auction rooms feautring a variety of offerings, including vacation packages and gift certificates to restraunts, as well as much more! Click here for more info.


The Murder of Jane Crow ArtLocal Art & Brews
Fri, April 21, 3-10pm
Cost: FREE
At: Red Hills Brewery (map)

Presented by Birmingham Oddities! Fifteen artists and artisans will be set up inside Homewood's Red Hills Brewing Co. to showcase and sell an eclectic mix of art! Covering many styles and mediums there will be something for everyone! Photography, pop culture, lowbrow art, horror art, sculpture, collage and mixed media, fine art, prints, originals and a lot more! Click here for more info.


Seasick Records Record Store Day 2017Record Store Day
Sat, April 22, 8am-7pm
Cost: FREE
At Seasick Records (map)

It's about time we let you in on all the details for Seasick's craziest day of the year.

  • DJ sets from Mayor William Bell, Suaze, RyNea Soul, Jesse Phillips (St. Paul & The Broken Bones), & The Audiovore!
  • Limited edition "Live At Seasick Records" vinyl LP featuring Null & GT benefitting Girls Rock Bham
  • Limited edition screen printed posters & t-shirts from Yellowhammer Creative!
  • Shave ice from Ono Ice!
  • Free coffee from Crestwood Coffee!
  • Free donuts!
  • Turntable giveaway in conjunction with Birmingham Mountain Radio!
  • Ticket giveaways to Sloss Fest, Brian Wilson, & more!
    Click here for more info.


Dorm Decor Open House Girls in PajamasDorm Decor Open House
Sat, April 22, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE
At Dorm Decor (map)

Calling all high school seniors! Time to design your new college dorm room! Dorm Decor has everything you need, headboards, bedding, rugs, pillows, storage and our famous bed cubbies. You don't want to miss this! We are giving away FREE throws, headboard pillows, and poufs! Click here for more info.


Gumbo Gala Logo by Epoland ArtGumbo Gala
Sat, April 22, 11-2pm
Cost: $18
At Sloss Furnaces (map)

Over 50 cook teams gather and compete for bragging rights to the "Birmingham's Best Gumbo"! Music, Beer and much more! Bring a big appetite and some stretchy pants so you can sample them all! Click here for more info.


Southern Cast Iron Showdown 2017Southern Cast Iron Showdown
Sat, April 22, 11am-2pm
Cost: $15 (or $25 for Two)
At Summer Classics Pelham (map)

This might be the best cooking competition Central Alabama’s ever seen! With food categories including Sweets, Meats, Fixin’s, and Dough, y’all are sure to find lots to enjoy. You may even ruin your supper! Once your belly's full, you can hang out and cut a rug to the Thomas Henry Band. Click here for more info.


Birmingham Botanical Gardens Green HouseEarth Day at the Gardens
Sat, April 22, 11-4pm
Cost: FREE
At Bham Botanical Gardens (map)

This year, the annual celebration will celebrate the legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver and will be the kickoff of The Gardens new partnership with KultureCity. Earth Day at The Gardens will include exhibitor booths, local vendors, free activities and live music. Click here for more info.


Rock Band LeagueSpring 2017 Rock Band League Show
Sun, April 23, 3pm
Cost: FREE
At: Workplay (map)

12 bands of Birmingham students, 10-18 years old, take the stage to showcase their talent and hard work. Each band will perform 2-3 songs at the Spring 2017 Rock Band League (RBL) final concert and "Battle of the Bands" at Workplay, presented by Otey's and Taco Mama. Doors open at 2:30pm and performances begin at 3:00pm. Click here for more info.

Taste of Science Birmingham LogoTaste of Neuroscience! (Kid Friendly!)
Sun, April 23, 5pm-8pm
Cost: $5
At: Birmingham Museum of Art (map)

Join in for fun, prizes, and a taste of neuroscience and talk to three UAB scientists about their research in the neuroscience field. The first 20 attendees will receive free bags thanks to ReadCube. We'll also be giving away other fun prizes and have a neuroscience-themed trivia competition! Click here for more info.


Also Happenin’ This Weekend:

Bytes & Bites // Thurs 4.20 11-5p @ Teklinks // FREE

Taste of Bessemer & Business Expo // Thurs. 4.19 4-7pm @ Dntwn Bessemer // $15

Mt. Laurel Parade of Homes // Fri - Sun 10-6pm @ Mt. Laurel // FREE

Honda Indy Grand Prix // Fri-Sun @ Barber Motor Speedway // $ Varies

Third Friday in Forest Park // Fri 4.21 5-9p @ Forest Park // FREE

BhamBurger Battle // Fri 4.21 6-10pm @ Cahaba Brewing // $40

Art at Night // Fri 4.21 7-9p @ Studio 2500 // $10

BMR Music & Art Series // Fri 4.21 7:30-9:30p @ Alchemy 213 // FREE

Spring Boutique Blowout // Sat & Sun 10-4pm @ Pelham CC // FREE


Terrarium Workshop // Sat 4.22 11-2pm @ West Elm // $12

Earthbound’s Earthfest // Sat 4.22 2-8pm @ Avondale Brewery // $5


Jubilee Joe’s Crawfish Boil // Sat 4.22 2-10pm @ Oak Mountain Theater // $25