Weekend Roundup: Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2019

Are you ready for Game Day?!



Not only is it a long Labor Day weekend, College Football makes its return! We have a few football related events listed below, but there are some other great activities happenin’ around town as well! Be sure to check them out between yelling Roll Tide, War Eagle, or Go Blazers!
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Birmingham Crisis CenterCrisis Center Junior Board Social
Thurs, Aug. 29, 5-7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (map)

Come out, have a refreshing, cold beverage and meet some of the most supportive folks in the city, and learn why you want to join this incredible Junior Board! The Crisis Center Junior Board is composed of community members and Crisis Center volunteers who provide unique partnership to the organization. This group supports the dedicated team of Crisis Center volunteers by organizing a volunteer appreciation event, hosting the annual Bocce Bash fundraiser, and much more! Stop in and learn how you can take part and make a difference!
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UAB FootballUAB vs ASU Game and Food Truck Rally
Thurs, Aug. 29, 7pm
Cost: $20+
At: Legion Field (map)

Come kick off College Football Season by cheering on the UAB Blazers as they take on ASU this Thursday night! Tickets start at just $20. Wear your Green and Gold to show your team spirit! There’s also a FREE food truck rally outside of the stadium prior to the game! Some local favorites like Eugene’s Hot Chicken will be there! Don’t miss out on the fun!
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The CakeThe Cake
Thurs-Sat, Aug. 29-31, Check for Times
Cost: $25
At: Terrific New Theatre (map)

First up on Season 34 is THE CAKE by "This is Us" writer, Bekah Brunstetter. Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.
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Harry Potter Pub QuizHarry Potter Pub Quiz
Fri, Aug. 30, 7pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Ghost Train Brewing (map)

Join Little London Kitchen this Friday night as they partner with Ghost Train Brewing Co. to bring you The Harry Potter Pub Quiz!! All muggles welcome to enjoy great tasting british food along with butterbeer from Ghost Train and Harry Potter themed foods from Little London Kitchen serving from 5pm! Grand prizes will include : Harry Potter Golden Snitch Clock, Harry Potter Collectable Gift Box, One Free Meal a Week for Two Months with Little London Kitchen, AND a Ghost Train Gift Card! There will also be free Chocolate Whirls for each team of the winning House and a bonus prize for best dressed!
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August Loft ShowAugust LOFT Show
Fri, Aug. 30, 7pm
Cost: $7
At: MAKEbhm (map)

This Friday, head to MAKEbhm for this month’s LOFT show! This event is a conglomeration of music and art all for your viewing and listening pleasure! Alex Wilkerson and Juco will be performing live! (We are now in LOVE with Juco’s music!) The featured artists are Martha Ellen Gunn and Josh Cox. Be sure to explore the MAKEbhm space while you are there! You don’t want to miss this!
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Fresh Ground ComicsFresh Ground Comics
Fri, Aug. 30, 8-9:45pm
Cost: $5
At: Urban Standard (map)

This is a great date night idea especially if you’d like to know if they have a sense of humor! Plus it’s just $5! Urban Standard will play host to some local favorites and special guest comedians and they make you laugh between sips of your lattes! Is it time for PSLs yet? Come enjoy some good laughs with some great people!
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Yacht RockYacht Rock
Fri, Aug. 30, 9pm-12am
Cost: FREE
At: Mom’s Basement (map)

It's the perfect way to end summer.Your captain, Geno, is taking you on a 70's musical journey on the Yacht Rock seas. This will all take place inside Mom’s Basement! Mom’s has become a favorite hangout for all the cool kid in Bham! Our friends from Birmingham Mountain Radio will be there to make sure you are having a great time!
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First Responders at Birmingham ZooFirst Responder Days at the Zoo
Aug. 31-Sept. 8
Cost: $8
At: Birmingham Zoo (map)

Spend part of your Labor Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo! Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the train, zip down the wild slide, enjoy a Wildlife Show, and experience all the Zoo has to offer! In honor of Labor Day, the Zoo is offering a discounted admission of $8 to First Responders and up to four (4) guests at $8 each! First Responders must show valid ID or badge to receive discounted admission. Come take a walk on the wild side!
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Avondale Tailgate PartyAvondale Brewing Tailgate Party
Sat, Aug. 31, 10am-10pm
Cost: FREE-$150
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

Can't make it to the game? Come tailgate at Avondale Brewing Co.! There's no charge to join the party, but if you want to really get the tailgating feel they have a few options for you! Enhance your experience by purchasing a tent option! Option 1: $150 includes a 10x10 tent, an 8 foot table and 2 folding chairs. You are welcome to bring another table and more chairs. Option 2: $50 reserves a 10x10 rental space for you to bring your own tent and chairs. Option 3: Bring a chair and enjoy watching football on our screens for FREE! Outside food is allowed and you can enjoy some of the great Avondale Brews!
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Jazz Brunch at Ghost TrainJazz Brunch
Sun, Sept. 1, 11am-2pm
Cost: Free to Attend
At: Ghost Train Brewing (map)

Join Ghost Train on the first Sunday of every month for Jazz Brunch! They will have rotating food trucks each month. Brunch starts at 11am, and live jazz starts at noon. This month just so happens to fall on the day after College Football kicks off, so it will be a great way to relax after a packed day of cheering for your team!
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First Sunday Free Food Truck TourFood Truck Tour
Sun, Sept. 1, 1-5pm
Cost: Free to Attend
At: East Lake Park (map)

Indulge in a variety of tasty dishes from your favorite food trucks from across Central Alabama and enjoy bounce houses, delicious food, and live entertainment!! PLUS the best part....FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC!! This is a fantastic way to spend your Sunday afternoon!
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iPUSH FestivaliPUSH Foodie & Music Festival
Sun, Sept. 1, 5-11pm
Cost: $20/$40 VIP
At: Ensley Loft (map)

The iPUSH Foodie & Music Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the cultural unity in Birmingham, Alabama while bringing positive like minded people together to party with a purpose. The iPUSH Festival is becoming known as a multicultural foodie experience with all the amenities that empowers creatives & entrepreneurs! You’ll definitely want to check this out!
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