Weekend Roundup: Aug. 15-18, 2019

It’s time to kick off Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019!



In addition to all of the incredible plays and events this weekend, it’s also the start of Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019! This is the BEST time to sample B’ham’s best restaurants at a super affordable price point! There’s also an all you can eat wing fest happenin’ at Ghost Train Brewing! You don’t want to miss that one!
P.S. Sidewalk Film Fest is almost here! Mark your calendar for NEXT weekend!!!
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The Gathering at Pepper PlaceThe Gathering at Pepper Place
Thurs, Aug. 15, 4:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Pepper Place (map)

Explore Pepper Place from 4:30 - 7pm. Grab dinner & a drink to go from one of your favorite Pepper Place restaurants and meet in the Dr Pepper Parking lot for a Summer Flick. MOVIE SELECTION: Viewer's Choice, so they’ll either play: The Greatest Showman OR Back to the Future! Vote by “buying” your ticket (it’s free) on the FB event page in the link below! OvenBird will have a mini Happy Hour to kick off the festivities from 5-6pm. There will also be drink specials to complement your movie-viewing plans. Bettola is offering "Prosecco & Pizza". Grab the pizza & drink of your choice to-go or at the bar - for just $15! FarmStand by Stone Hollow Farmstead will have gourmet popcorn using their premium non-GMO popping corn! Expect a theme ride at Ignite Cycle based on the movie you select! This event will be great!
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Dinner in the StreetsDinner in the Streets
Thurs, Aug. 15, 6-8:30pm
Cost: $40
At: Railroad Park (map)

Experience one of the most unique events ever to hit the streets of Birmingham. Enjoy an outdoor community dinner and live music underneath the stars on the streets of Birmingham. This exciting event will be held on 1st Avenue South nestled between Railroad Park and Regions Field. Enjoy dinner with 150 of your closest friends at one long table and help create an evening you won't forget.
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Star Wars TriviaStar Wars Trivia
Thurs, Aug. 15, 7pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Beer Hog (map)

Head over to the Beer Hog in Pelham and test your knowledge of the force! Well, at least your knowledge of Star Wars. This is a free event and is sure to get VERY competitive! They have a great patio and a phenomenal beer selection that will quench both your light and dark side. May the force be with you in your quest to dominate with your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
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The CakeTerrific New Theatre: The Cake
Thurs-Sun, until Aug. 31st, Times Vary
Cost: $25
At: Terrific New Theatre (map)

In this emotional but deliciously funny play, Della – the proprietor of a legendary bakery in North Carolina – has recently been cast on her favorite television baking competition. All is going well until the daughter of her late best friend comes home from New York City to ask Della to bake a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen is engaged to a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl all around. For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.
Don’t miss this thought provoking play!
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Yellow: By Del ShoresYellow: by Del Shores
Thurs-Sun, Aug. 15-18, 8pm/2pm on Sun.
Cost: $20
At: Theatre Downtown (map)

Yellow chronicles a year in the life of the perfect family in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Bobby Westmoreland, a high school football coach, and his wife Kate, a respected therapist, have two ambitious children in high school. Their son Dayne is the golden football star while their daughter Gracie is an overly-dramatic actress. Gracie’s best friend is a young gay boy, Kendall, who is at constant odds with his abusive, fundamentalist mother, Sister Timothea. Yellow explores the themes of cowardice, intolerance and the damage caused to families by secrets, rejection and the difficulty of forgiveness.
This is both a powerful and engaging play.
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Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019
Aug 16-25 , Times Vary by location
Cost: See link for set menu pricing
At: Local Birmingham Restaurants

Save the dates for the 10th anniversary of Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW) – Aug. 16-25, 2019! For 10 days, BRW invites you to grab a seat at the table and dig in, and celebrate one of the most mouth-watering culinary communities in the nation! BRW offers discounts and chef-curated dining experiences, while supporting nonprofit REV Birmingham’s mission of creating vibrant commercial districts. We’ve been lucky enough to be official blogger for BRW the past few years and in doing so discovered so many restaurants which are now on our favorites list!
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Ultimate Girl's Day Women's ExpoUltimate Girl’s Day: Women’s Expo
Fri, Aug. 16, 10am-3pm
Cost: FREE
At: Galleria (map)

The kids are back in school, so you know what that means! Enjoy a fun girl’s day out at the Women's Expo at the Riverchase Galleria this Friday! Admission to the expo is FREE! There will be door prizes and giveaways, lots of vendors, and a chance to meet and greet with some of your favorite WBRC on-air personalities. Prepare to shop ‘til you drop with your squad.
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Sweet Home Brews 2019Sweet Home Brews 2019
Fri, Aug. 16, 6-9pm
Cost: $22+
At: Pepper Place (map)

Join the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama Junior Board on Friday at Pepper Place as they host the 5th annual Sweet Home Brews event!
Breweries from across the Southeast will serve up their favorite brews. Attendees will receive a tasting glass to sample craft beers from each of the participating breweries (21+). Come out for a night of beer, food and live music by Rado & Brantley to support the families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA).
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ETC Hot Southern PorchETC Presents: Hot Southern Porch
Fri-Sat, Aug. 16-17, 8pm
Cost: $15/$12adv
At: Bham Festival Theatre (map)

Southerners are inherently storytellers, and this one promises to be a doozy. Come sit a spell on ETC's front porch to witness the goin's on of one of those crazy Southern families you know you've heard about.
Celebrate Alabama's Bicentennial by helping ETC choose a time from our history to revisit and cook up some all new pearl-clutching mischief that you'll be talkin' 'bout for weeks. This is sure to be comedy gold!
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Kickin' Chicken Wing FestKickin’ Chicken Wing Fest
Sat, Aug. 17, 1-5pm
Cost: $15+
At: Ghost Train Brewing (map)

Join the Junior Board of The Literacy Council of Central Alabama for the Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest 2019! Hosted by our friends at Ghost Train Brewing Company, Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest is a chicken wing cook off benefitting The Literacy Council’s programs – adult literacy, family literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and GED preparation. Your ticket includes all the tasty chicken wings you can eat, as long as they last, from our competing teams. There will be live music from local bands and a Kid’s Zone so you can bring the youngsters. And of course Ghost Train will be selling their tasty brews!
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Homewood Block PartyBlock Party in Homewood
Sat, Aug. 17, 5-8pm
Cost: $25/$5 for kids
At: Homewood Library (map)

The Homewood Library Foundation's 6th Annual Block Party will be filled with food and fun for the whole family! Enjoy cold beverages while you sample food from Ashley Mac’s, Chicken Salad Chick, Dave’s Pizza, Demetri’s BBQ, Fresh Market, Homewood Gourmet, Mark’s Joint, Nabeel’s Cafe, Piggly Wiggly, Roly Poly Homewood, Shiki, Taco Mama, Urban Cookhouse, and Vino. Listen to live music by Mike Sheehan and Friends while your kids enjoy book-themed carnival games, a climbing wall, and other fun activities. Ticket purchase includes food, beverages, and activities. All proceeds benefit the Homewood Library!
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Boiling N' BraggingBoiling ‘N Braggin’
Sat, Aug. 17, 6-9pm
Cost: $25 adv./$30 at door
At: Otey’s Tavern (map)

For the 11th straight year, the 53 clubs of Rotary International District 6860 are partnering with Children’s of Alabama, Otey’s Tavern, Spectrum Business and Waste Management in hosting a football kick-off party and low country boil. Guests will enjoy live music and kids’ activities. Entertainment will be provided by Lance Taylor and Rockstar from WJOX’s Roundtable. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite college football team colors.
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Sofar SoundsSofar Sounds
Sat, Aug. 17, 7:30pm
Cost: $15
At: SECRET LOCATION

These exclusive concerts are AWESOME!!! We’ve discovered so many great bands this way. You have to click the link below and apply for tickets. You’ll receive an email to complete the transaction and then will receive the location 24hrs ahead of time! This is a small intimate gathering that allows singer songwriters to get up close and personal with the crowd. Last year we saw WILDEYES and now listen to them all of the time! Check this event out for yourself!
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Mountian High Outdoor Adventure SeriesMountain High: Outdoor Adventure Series
Sun, Aug. 18, 2pm
Cost: $5 cash park admission
At: Oak Mountain (map)

Mountain High Outfitters is proud to partner with Avondale Brewing Co. and Good People Brewing Co. to bring the Inaugural Outdoor Adventure Series to Birmingham, AL! They will be offering a different adventure on the 3rd Sunday of each month. The first event, a group hike, takes place at Oak Mountain State Park on Sunday beginning at 2pm. MHO will provide two expert guides to facilitate the hike. The group will be meeting at the NORTH TRAILHEAD at 2pm. The hike will take place on the YELLOW TRAIL. There will also be a post-adventure social at Avondale Brewing Co.!
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Jazz Sunday at Brennan's Irish Pub3rd Sunday Jazz Night
Sun, Aug. 18, 6-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Brennan’s Irish Pub (map)

Every 3rd Sunday is a Jazz Jam at Brennan's Irish Pub from 6-9pm! The house band play 6-7 and session start 7 til 9pm. It is a free family friendly event. Invite your friends and family for a great way to wind down the weekend!
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Theme Show at RojoTheme Show: Back to School
Sun, Aug. 18, 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Rojo (map)

Rojo for "Theme Show", a stand-up comedy theme show. Each month, comics will be challenged to incorporate a particular theme into their routines. This month’s theme is “Back to School,” so each of these talented comics will incorporate that into their set! This show is, as always, free and a great opportunity to enjoy Rojo's delectable collection of edible and drinkable goodies.
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