Weekend Roundup: Aug 22-25, 2019

Sidewalk Film Festival is here!!!



This weekend feels like one long Christmas Eve to a lot of B’ham residents! That’s how much we love and look forward to Sidewalk Film Festival! Opening night is Friday at the Alabama Theatre and the festivities last through the weekend! We will be “staycationing” at the brand new Fairfield Inn & Suites next to the Elyton! Oh, and Birmingham Restaurant Week is still going on! Follow the #BRW2019 tag to see some delicious dishes!
Happy Sidewalk, y’all!
#RUhappenin


Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019Birmingham Restaurant Week
Now-Aug. 25
Cost: Varies by Location
At: Participating Restaurants

Birmingham Restaurant Week 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 eat at a few great restaurants this week (Whistling Table, y’all!), and are set to try a few more! The event ends Sunday, so don’t miss out!)
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TNT The CakeTNT: The Cake
Now-Aug 31, 8pm
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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Friends Trivia NightFriends Trivia Night
Fri, Aug. 23, 7pm
Cost: $5 (includes drink & donut)
At: Heavenly Donut Co. (map)

The Heavenly Donut Company is hosting its second Trivia Night! Join in and test your knowledge of the TV show FRIENDS! Tickets are $5 per team member and each team member will receive a drink and donut of his or her choice when they arrive. Purchase tickets for your team (up to 4 people per team) in the link below. Be sure to come up with a creative team name! Come prepared to win! Prizes will be given throughout the night!
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Sidewalk Film Festival21st Sidewalk Film Festival!!!
Fri-Sun, Aug. 23-25
Cost: $15/$40
At: Sidewalk Film Fest (map)

WEEKEND PASSES are SOLD OUT, but you are still single film and 1 day passes available! Don’t miss out on our FAVORITE Birmingham festival! Filmmakers from all over will descend upon Birmingham to participate in this internationally recognized film festival! In addition to the films, there are parties, receptions, and activities throughout the weekend! We are making a staycation out of it by staying at the new Fairfield Inn & Suites right in the heart of the festival! See you there! HAPPY SIDEWALK!!!
Click here for more info.


Adult Game NightAdult Game Night (21+)
Fri, Aug. 23, 8pm-1am
Cost: $10
At: Iron City (map)

Just $10 bucks gets you unlimited gameplay as Iron City transforms into a massive game room! Foosball, Arcades, Pinball, Video Games, and much more! This event will let your revisit some childhood nostalgia! Check the link for drink specials and details! Get ready, Player 1!
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Market at Pepper PlaceMarket at Pepper Place
Sat, Aug. 24, 7am-12pm
Cost: FREE
At: Pepper Place (map)

Join in for one of the final “summer” markets of the year! Do your weekly produce shopping, find some cool crafts, and explore what Pepper Place has to offer! If you haven’t already, you should stop by The Lumbar or get a cup of coffee from Red Cat. Pepper Place might just be the best place to spend your Saturday morning!
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Dragon Boat RacingMitchell’s Place Dragon Boat Race
Sat, Aug. 24, 9am-1pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: East Lake Park (map)

It’s Birmingham's first ever Dragon Boat Race & Festival and it’s happenin’ at East Lake Park! Free to the community, come enjoy the Kids Zone, the Merchant's Market where local artists and restaurants will set up shop for the event and watch teams of 21 people race across East Lake while supporting Mitchell's Place and the community. Known as the ultimate team building activity, many businesses sponsor teams for employees to learn how to work together to cross the finish line. Churches, high schools and other community groups are encouraged to participate as well! All you need is 20 of your closest friends. Teams will also compete to win the Best Costume, Best Tent Decoration or "Dragon Your Tail" award.
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Relationship Goals by Impact Family CounselingRelationship Goals!
Sat, Aug. 24, 9am-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Impact Family Counseling (map)

Are you married, engaged, or seriously dating? Looking for helpful tips to improve your relationship? Join Impact Family Counseling for a FREE Relationship Workshop on Saturday, August 24th at 9am. Learn useful tips to improve communication, conflict resolution, financial management, commitment, and more.
Breakfast AND lunch will be provided, and did we mention that this event is FREE! (We did this class awhile back and LOVED IT!!!)
Click here for more info.

Southern Museum of FlightSouthern Museum of Flight Day!
Sat, Aug. 24, 10am-2pm
Cost: FREE
At: Southern Museum of Flight (map)

Check out this FREE day at Southern Museum of Flight! They will have facepainting, FREE food, video games, health screenings, plus all of the amazing planes and helicopters that are on display! This is a great way to check it out and then decide if you'd like to sign up for a membership! Both kids and adults will love it!
Click here for more info.

Profile By Sanford Back to School BashProfile Back to School Bash
Sat, Aug. 24, 11am-3pm
Cost: FREE
At: Profile Vestavia (map)

We have been working with Profile by Sanford and have LOVED the results we’ve gotten so far! This Saturday, any teacher or school affiliate interested in joining Profile will receive a 50% discount on their membership! Bring your friends & family and come join in the fun to enjoy food, bingo, raffles, face painting and balloons! Come see what it’s all about!
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Bell Center Tailgate ChallengeBell Center Tailgate Challenge
Sat, Aug. 24, 11am-2pm
Cost: $15/Free 12 & under
At: Bell Center (map)

This year marks the 11th Annual Tailgate Challenge, presented by Encompass Health! This event provides a fun way for football fans to celebrate and anticipate the upcoming football season while supporting The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs. Event goers will enjoy tastes of tailgating food at various team tents during an afternoon of music, kid friendly activities, and team rivalry.
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Taste of 4th Ave Jazz FestivalTaste of 4th Ave. Jazz Fest
Sat, Aug. 24, 3-10pm
Cost: FREE
At: 4th Ave. N. (map)

Head downtown for this FREE event! The Taste of 4th Ave. Jazz Fest is a Birmingham favorite! Hear some incredible live jazz music, eat some delicious food from vendors, and explore the 4th Ave. businesses! Bring a lawn chair and prepare to have a great time! It’s worth noting that you can walk to this event from Sidewalk Film Festival between films! Get ready to have some fun!
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The Molly RingwaldsThe Molly Ringwald Band: An 80’s Music Experience
Sat, Aug. 24, 7:30pm
Cost: $17/$23
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

If you’ve never seen this epic 80’s Tribute Band then you are missing out! Dress in your 80’s best as these guys rock out to your favorite 80’s hits at Avondale Brewing Company! Did we mention that they will be in full 1980’s costumes?! The crowd is always fired up at these show as they sing along to hits like “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Don’t Stop Believin’!” Don’t miss out!
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Wild Roast Makers MarketMakers Market
Sun, Aug. 25, 11am-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Wild Roast (map)

Wild Roast in Bluff Park is proud to host several local artists and makers at this monthly market. From 11am until 5pm on Sunday August 25th, they will be displaying and selling their works in Wild Roast coffee shop. This is an ongoing offering at Wild Roast on the last Sunday of each month!
Click here for more info.