Weekend Roundup: Aug 3-6

The Secret is out about these great Birmingham Events!

One of our favorite festivals is here! Secret Stages is an amazing music discovery festival that takes place right on 2nd Ave North! We’ve seen some amazing bands get their start playing these untraditional venues. Get in on the secret to this festival and the other great events happenin’ in Birmingham this weekend! #RUhappenin




Fish Fry LogoCommunity Fish Fry
Thurs, Aug 3, 5-7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Crestwood Park (map)

Meet up at Crestwood Park on August 3rd for catfish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, and iced tea! This event is free to the community and is a great opportunity to meet new people and hangout with old friends. Be sure to reserve your ticket before the food runs out!
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Willie Perry Rescue ShipWillie Perry Day
Thurs, Aug 3, 5-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Old Car Heaven (map)

Every August 3rd Birmingham celebrates the Life and legacy of Mr. Willie Perry aka " Birmingham Batman" by bringing awareness to his unselfish giving, and serving in the Magic City, as he helped change lives by helping others. He lived by the motto " Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". There will be music, special awards ceremony, refreshments and fun.
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Pints on the PlazaPints on the Plaza/Bham Art Crawl
Thurs, Aug 3, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Pizitz Food Hall/McWane Plaza (map)

Join McWane Science Center and Birmingham Art Crawl for really great music, awesome local brews, and some of the best artists and makers in Birmingham! This free event will take place in conjunction with Birmingham Art Crawl at The Pizitz, however we will be crawling over into the plaza outside of the McWane Science Center for extra fun! Get ready for Ono Ice, Bici Bike-Coop, and a mobile makerspace for kids!
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Rotaract Club BirminghamRotaract August Social
Thurs, Aug 3, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Roots & Revelry (map)

Come hang with the Rotaract crew and guests over drinks and hors d'oeuvres at The Gallery at Roots & Revelry. This event has been graciously sponsored by Expedia (holla!) who will be covering the space and hors d'oeuvres! The event is open to all members as well as guests, interns, summer clerks, new hires, and friends who may be interested in joining Rotaract. All are welcome and encouraged to come. No advance signup necessary!
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Yellow Hammer Vodka Launch PartyYellow Hammer Vodka Launch Party (21+)
Thurs, Aug 3, 6pm
Cost: FREE
At: Iron City Bham (map)

Don’t miss the official launch of Birmingham and Alabama's new, local, small-batch Vodka! It's open to the public, gets started at 6pm and no cover charge. Iron City Bham's crazy-talented bartenders are crafting some really awesome, new cocktails featuring Yellow Hammer for your tastebuds' enjoyment. You should also try the Summer Menu at The Grill while you’re there!
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Secret Stages Music Festival 2017 BirminghamSecret Stages Music Discovery Festival
Fri & Sat, Aug 4-5, 5pm-until…
Cost: $25+
At: 2nd Ave N (map)

Secret Stages is a two-day walking music festival that takes place in downtown Birmingham. For two nights a diverse group of music enthusiasts are treated to around 60 bands performing on the stages of neighborhood establishments. These acts were drawn from the nation, the region, and our own back yard, and all are up-and-coming or buzz-worthy acts on the cusp of making a big splash. We always have a great time and are looking forward to another phenomenal year!
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Art After 5 Birmingham Museum of ArtArt After 5: Cirque Du BMA!
Fri, Aug 4, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Birmingham Museum of Art (map)

Come one, come all! Join in the fun for Cirque Du BMA at Art After 5! Enjoy a casual night of big top-inspired entertainment, art activities, gallery tours, cocktail tastings, and more. Think you have what it takes to join our circus? Put your skills to the test in BMA Clown College!
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Skyway ManSkyway Man
Fri, Aug 4, 5-6pm
Cost: FREE
At: Seasick Records (map)

Skyway Man is the music you want playing on the radio, when you kiss someone for the first or last time, and then lightning strikes and the radio explodes. Come see Skyway Man preview a few songs before their set later on at Secret Stages!
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Alabama Outdoors Party on the PorchParty on the Porch
Fri, Aug 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Alabama Outdoors (map)

Kick off the weekend right! Hang out with friends while enjoying live music from the The Yellow Dandies, tasty eats from Eugene's Hot Chicken and Urban Pops, and local craft beer courtesy of Ghost Train Brewing Co.! All proceeds benefitting the Junior League of Birmingham! Don’t miss out!
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Feet with Shadows WalkingB’ham Photo Walk 009
Fri, Aug 4, 6-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: 2128 4th Ave N. (map)

Enjoy this platform & monthly event for photographers by B'ham photographers. The creative challenge for Event 009 will focus on shutter speed. The group will meet up on top of the Parking Deck. The event consist of a meet up at a set location, a short walk around town, creating photographs and then convening, at Octane Coffee in uptown, to vibe out and critique our photos. This is a free event and we encourage all photographers, of any level.
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M80s LogoM-80s Rock Show
Fri, Aug 4, 7-10pm
Cost: FREE
At: Red Hills Brewing Co. (map)

The M-80s will be rockin' at Red Hills Brewing Co. in Homewood! Come enjoy some of their finest beverages and some of your favorite 80’s hits at this popular Homewood venue! It’s a great way to spend a Friday night and unwind from a hectic week.
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Oak Hill Cemetery Cross TombstoneOak Hill Cemetery Tour
Sat, Aug 5, 10am-12pm
Cost: $10
At: Oak Hill Cemetery (map)

Do you like to walk outdoors and enjoy a beautiful, historic landscape? Do you slow down when you drive past an older cemetery? If you said “yes!” to either question, we have the event for you! Tammi Felton will be leading the August tour at Oak Hill Cemetery, focusing on the cool Victorian symbolism that abounds in Oak Hill. (We hear that people are dying to visit!)
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Happy Healthy Kids FairHappy Healthy Kids Fair
Sat, Aug 5, 10am-3pm
Cost: FREE
At: Riverchase Galleria (map)

Enjoy this free, day-long, exhibition where families can learn about health care, nutrition, sports, exercise, volunteer opportunities, education, camps, insurance, and more for children of all ages. Don’t miss the great giveaways and swag bags to the first 200 at the Birmingham Parent booth!
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Movie on the LawnBack to School Bash
Sat, Aug 5, 5-10pm
Cost: $3
At: Tannehill State Park (map)

Head to Tannehill for a Back to School Bash, rain or shine! Beginning at 5:00 they'll be serving hot dogs, chips and drinks and there will be 2 inflatable waterslides to ride! They’ll draw for back-to-school doorprizes at 7pm.. The movie, Goonies, will begin at 8pm.. It's the perfect way to spend time with your family before the school year starts! Gate admission covers the hot dogs, chips, drinks, waterslides, and the movie!
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Arc Stories Thicker Than WaterThicker than Water: Stories about Family
Sat, Aug 5, 7:30-10pm
Cost: $10
At: Avon Theater (map)

Come enjoy THICKER THAN WATER. The Arc storytellers will be sharing their true tales about family. Prepare to experience a rollercoaster of emotions as these events may have you laughing and crying, possibly in the same story! Church Street Coffee and Books will have coffee, water, and snacks available. VIP Tickets benefit the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
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Park and Shades Crest Street SignPark & Crest Market
Sun, Aug 6, 11am-3pm
Cost: FREE
At: Park & Crest (map)

We always enjoy Bluff Park's market that features 25 Artists and Makers! G.R.'s million dollar smoker returns for the pig & chick southern cookout, featuring slow roasted racks of ribs & BBQ'd chicken wings. Live music will be curated by Moonlight on the Mountain.
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Magic City Mac & Cheese Festival LogoMac & Cheese Fest
Sun, Aug 6, 1-4pm
Cost: $20 ($15 in adv.)
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

Come out to the first ever Magic City Mac N' Cheese Festival! Come taste various Mac N' Cheese dishes from your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers in Birmingham! Music will be provided by Future Elevators and all proceeds benefit Community Grief Support to help fund free grief support groups, grief counseling, and community grief education in the Greater Birmingham area!
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Get Healthy on the Railroad Cooking ClassGet Healthy on the Railroad
Sun, Aug 6, 3:30-5:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Railroad Park (map)

Don’t miss the final Get Healthy on the Railroad of the season! Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, this free healthy nutrition class will be led by area non?profits on the park's 17th Street Plaza. The first 100 registered attendees will receive free produce and a recipe card so they can easily replicate the dish at home! All produce will be sourced from local farmers through Rev Birmingham's Urban Food Project.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Secret Stages // Fri, Aug 4 - Sat, Aug 5

Birmingham Restaurant Week // Fri, Aug 11 - Sun, Aug 20

Birmingham Innovation Week // Fri, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 25

Sidewalk Film Festival // Tues, Aug 22 - Sun, Aug 27