Weekend Roundup: Aug 16-19

Art on the Rocks, Restaurant Week, and MORE!



Schools are back in session, but the summer isn’t over quite yet! Birmingham Restaurant Week is in full swing, we have the final Art on the Rocks of the year, and it’s the last Thirsty Thursday of the Barons' Season!
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Birmingham Restaurant Week 2018 Plate Logo
Birmingham Restaurant Week! Fri, Aug 10 - Sun, Aug 19
Cost: $10-$40
At: Participating Restaurants

This is a fantastic opportunity to try out some of Birmingham’s best restaurants! Participating locations will have prix fixe menus that will range from $10-$40. We are returning as guest bloggers and look forward to highlighting some international restaurants this year! There will also be some other events throughout the week that you should attend!
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Birmingham Barons BaseballBirmingham Barons vs. Tennessee Smokies
Tues 14 - Sat 18
Cost: $7
At: Regions Field (map)

The LAST Thirsty Thursday of the season! Don’t miss out on the 2nd to last homestand and the LAST Thirsty Thursday of 2018! Don’t forget to stay for fireworks on Friday night! Oh, and on Thursday our friends at Tortuga’s Pizza have drink special before, during, and after the game! See y’all at the ball field!
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Buti Glow YogaButi Glow Yoga
Thurs, Aug 16, 6pm - 8pm
Cost: $10
At: The Summit - next to Trader Joe’s (map)

Join in for the Buti Glow Yoga workout on Thursday, August 16th! This is a glow-in-the-dark workout event. Buti Yoga workouts transform your BODY + SOUL with cardio-intensive bursts of tribal dance, primal movement + conditioning woven into a dynamic yoga practice. A DJ will be spinning beats as Buti Yoga instructor, Leslie Jackson guides you through a power yoga workout. Be sure to come early to enjoy the Aveda @ Belk Braid Bar, samples from Frutta Bowls and the glow paint station!
*Glow in the dark body paint and bracelets will be provided. Neon colored clothing encouraged.
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Disney PrincessesThe Wonderful World of Disney Trivia
Thurs, Aug 16, 7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Hoover Library (map)

Bring a team or go it alone to compete for prizes in this battle of wits! It’s a whole new world of trivia as your Disney knowledge is put to the test! This could get interesting and more competitive than stepsisters fighting over a glass slipper! Not to worry, you’ll be home before your Uber turns into a pumpkin!
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Forest ParkThird Friday in Forest Park
Fri, Aug 17, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Forest Park (map)

Come out to Forest Park to enjoy some great deals as the shops stay open late! Be sure get some great local food as you listen to some live music! Per tradition, the bathrooms will be turned into art installations!
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Tank and the Bangas Art on the RocksArt on the Rocks
Fri, Aug 17, 7-11pm
Cost: $25
At: Birmingham Museum of Art (map)

Join us after dark for the 14th season of Birmingham’s most popular summer series Art On The Rocks presented by Dale's Seasoning. Featuring musical guests Tank and the Bangas, Art On The Rocks brings its entertainment to 3rd Friday of downtown Birmingham with artist collaborations, interactive performances, food, cocktails, and more! Tank and the Bangas propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing. Come see them light up the stage.
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ETC 10th Anniversary ShowETC’s 10 Anniversary Show
Fri, Aug 17 & Sat, Aug 18 - 8pm
Cost: $8.75
At: Theatre Downtown (map)

ETC celebrates 10 years of hilarity with a show full of the very first show's Vulcan's Underpants games, as well as reminiscences, behind the scenes stories, and all kinds of surprises. Whether you've been with us all ten years, or are coming to your first show, we promise a whole bunch of laughter with Birmingham's longest running improvisational theatre company!
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Kickin' Chicken Wing FestKickin’ Chicken Wing Fest
Sat, Aug 18, 1-5pm
Cost: $20
At: Ghost Train Brewing (map)

Join the Junior Board of The Literacy Council of Central Alabama for the Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest 2018! Hosted by our friends at Ghost Train Brewing Company, Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest is a chicken wing cook off benefiting 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 the competing teams. There will be live music from Riverbend and Camryn Grace Music, plus 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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King of the Grill Growing KingsKing of the Grill Barbecue Competition
Sat, Aug 18, 11am-2pm
Cost: $15
At: 55th Place South (map)

King of the Grill, Growing Kings’ inaugural barbecue grilling competition, is a fundraising event sure to satisfy everyone’s appetite for learning more about the organization’s work and to sample Birmingham’s finest BBQ cuisines. Join in on Saturday, August 18, 2018 on 55th Place South in the Woodlawn Historic District for an afternoon of family-friendly fun and for samplings of the city’s best barbecue dishes!
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Five Points Summer MarketFive Points Market: Summer Pop Up!
Sat, Aug 18, 11am-3pm
Cost: FREE
At: Five Points South (map)

Each month at the Five Points Market, you’ll find a variety of products from makers and artists. Enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch at any of the area restaurants while you shop. Merchants will be offering food specials, retail sales and drink specials each market Saturday. Easy parking, family friendly. Gather with your neighbors and friends as you eat and shop in your favorite neighborhood, Five Points South!
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Beer Bands and BulliesBeer, Bands, & Bullies
Sat, Aug 18, 4pm-11pm
Cost: $25 for VIP
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (map)

Join Bama Bully Rescue for our 8th Annual Beer Bands & Bullies music festival at Cahaba Brewing Company! A select number of VIP tickets will be available at the door for $25. The VIP ticket includes foods catered by Savoie, small batch samplings of beer, brewery tours, a special Bully Swag Bag for the first 100 VIP's, and more. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcomed and encouraged.
This year's lineup includes music by: Atticus Avenue, Blind the Sky, and special sets by DJ Lee J.
All proceeds benefit Bama Bully Rescue
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Local Art Music and BrewsThe Local Art, Music, And Brews Show
Sat, Aug 18, 4pm-12am
Cost: FREE
At: Red Hills Brewing Co. (map)

A full evening of Art, Vendors, Music, and Brews!
A wide variety of local artists and vendors take over Red Hills Brewing Company every few months and set up shop while some of the best bands and musicians our area has to offer keep the party going!
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Boiling n Bragging10th Annual Boiling N Bragging Football season kickoff party
Sat, Aug 18, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $25
At: Otey’s Tavern (map)

Boiling N’ Bragging is the ultimate football kickoff party benefiting the Critical Care Transport team at Children’s of Alabama! Guests will enjoy a cookout, low country boil, kids’ activities, drink specials, cornhole and much more! The event is hosted by participating clubs of Rotary District 6860, and has become one of Children’s of Alabama’s top 5 fundraising events of the year!
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BhamStandsBhamStands Anniversary Benefit Show
Sat, Aug 18, 7:30pm-12am
Cost: FREE
At: Trim Tab Brewing Co. (map)

Bhamstands started on August 19, 2017 with the mission of using the Magic City to promote the power of strength in unity. While they knew Birmingham had many hard-working people dedicated to creating positive change, they've been overwhelmed with the amount of support & amazing people they've met in the past year. As they approach a year into the project, they want to celebrate with the people that have made it so special. This is a FREE event that also includes raffles from Seasick Records & Sidewalk Film Festival with proceeds going to the Crisis Center. This is a 21 & up event.
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Iron City Bottomless BrunchIron City Bottomless Brunch
Sun, Aug 19, 10:30am-
Cost: $25
At: Iron City (map)

What can we say? This is an incredibly delicious all you can eat brunch! We were so impressed by the creative brunch selection last month! Since the brunch is only hosted once each month be sure not to miss out! Bring some stretchy pants!
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Pints and PopupsPints & Pop-ups
Sun, Aug 19, 1PM-5PM
Cost: FREE
At: Trim Tab Brewing (map)

Join the Junior Board of Birmingham AIDS Outreach at TrimTab Brewing Company as they present the first annual "Pints and Pop-ups". Drink local, shop local, support local. Enjoy wonderful craft beer from Trimtab as you stroll and shop through local vendors and food trucks. Those who make a donation at the door will also receive a free Pints and Pop-ups gift! All proceeds benefit Birmingham AIDS Outreach.
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