Weekend Roundup: AUG. 9-12

Kick off Birmingham Restaurant Week This Weekend!



There are so many fun events happenin’ this weekend, but we are most excited about the beginning of Birmingham Restaurant Week 2018! Don’t miss the BRW Brunch during the Woodlawn Street Market! The event normally sells out, so get your tickets now. We hope to see you out and about!
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Arts & Crafts Show“Arts & Crafts”
Thurs, Aug 9, 4pm-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Good People Brewing Co (map)

Arts & Crafts is a mini preview of Birmingham’s Artwalk and is taking place at Good People Brewing! Arts & Crafts features: visual art displays, craft beer, music, food trucks and prize giveaways! You don’t want to miss out on this one!
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Wonderland WivesPlay: Wonderland Wives
Thurs-Sat, Aug 9-12, 8pm
Cost: $20 (call ahead to reserve a seat!)
At: Theatre Downtown (map)

Did you ever wonder what happened after Snow White was awakened by true love’s kiss? When Cinderella married her Prince Charming? When Belle reversed the magical spell of the Beast? It turns out, it was all downhill from there! Now, these Real Housewives of Disneyland spend their days trying to keep it all together while their happily ever afters are crumbling around them. And, they might just pull it off....if they can stop throwing shade at one another! “WONDERLAND WIVES” is an Alabama premiere of one of the funniest plays we’ve read in a long time! Directed by Kelsey Crawford. (not suitable for children)
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Birmingham Restaurant Week 2018 Plate LogoBirmingham 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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Magic City Brewfest 2018Magic City Brewfest
Fri, Aug 10, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Sat, Aug 11, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $40
At: Avondale Park (map)

Brewfest returns to Avondale Park and is back to its 2 day schedule! Come sample close to 200 types of beers! There will be local brews as well as some from all over the U.S.. You are sure to find one you love! Pro Tip: Make a pretzel necklace with some yarn, so you can snack between samples! You’ll also want to use JoyRide Bham, Uber, or Lyft so you can enjoy the event responsibly!
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Vulcan's UnderpantsVulcan's Underpants Comedy Show
Fri, Aug 10, 8-10pm
Cost: $5
At: Urban Standard (map)

It's the ETC short-form sensation that started it all! Join us for some classic-style laughs and a few surprises - and while you're here, enjoy some of Urban Standard's OUTSTANDING treats and a frosty beer or glass of wine! What's better than that? Tickets are PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD ($5 minimum) at the door. It's a whole date night in one convenient package - even if that date is just with yourself!
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BRW 2018 BrunchBRW Harvest Brunch
Sat, Aug 11, 11am-3pm
Cost: $35
At: Social Venture (map)

One of the highlights of Birmingham Restaurant Week is the Harvest Brunch! Come try brunch items from some of your favorite restaurants! This event has sold out the past few years, so don’t wait to get your tickets!
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Woodlawn Street MarketWoodlawn Street Market
Sat, Aug 11, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE
At: Historic Woodlawn (map)

We LOVE Woodlawn Street Market! There are so many great vendors and so much great food! Be sure to head over and shop the local Artists and Makers. This is a great way to support local business owners and find some cool items to buy! There’s usually a dance-off too!
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Shoes and Brews Cornhole TourneyShoes and Brews: A Cornhole Tourney
Sat, Aug 11, 1pm-9pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Cahaba Brewing Co (map)

Join the Junior Board of The Firehouse for the second annual Shoes and Brews Cornhole Tournament! Bring your friends and family and plan to play all day- if you are a serious cornhole player, the competitive tourney is from 2-5pm, and the social tourney is from 5-8pm. There will be great prizes for the winners, and if you bring a pair of shoes to donate to the homeless, you might walk away with some Firehouse swag! This is a family friendly event, and all proceeds go to help The Firehouse Shelter in their mission to end homelessness in Birmingham.
Register today at: www.alabamacornhole.com.
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Tragic City RollersFinal Home Bout Double-Header
Sat, Aug 11, 4pm-9pm
Cost: $12
At: Zamora Temple (map)

Tragic City Rollers’ final home bout double-header featuring the junior team, the Troublemakers' official debut and the home-team faceoff: Hot Quads vs. Rollsheviks! Doors open at 4, first whistle blows at 5 & 7! There will be fun activities and cheap concessions during halftimes. This is a family friendly event and kids 8 & under are free!
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Hoover Metropolitan ComplexFamily Fun Night & Celebration
Sat, Aug 11, 5pm-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Hoover Metropolitan Complex (map)

Join Hoover for FAMILY FUN NIGHT as they celebrate the grand opening of the Hoover Met Complex baseball and softball outdoor turf fields. There will be a variety of activities such as sports clinics, inflatables, face painting, balloons artists, a DJ, and a photo booth that are FREE for everyone to enjoy!
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Homewood Block Party5th Annual Homewood Block Party
Sat, Aug 11, 5pm-8pm
Cost: $25, (age 4-15 $5)
At: Homewood Library (map)

The Homewood Library Foundation's Fifth Annual Block Party fundraiser will be filled with food and fun for the whole family! Enjoy cold beverages while you sample food from Ashley Mac's, bartaco, Dave's Pizza, Demetri's BBQ, Farm Bowl & Juice Co., Fresh Market, Homewood Gourmet, Mason Dixon, Nabeel's Café, Piggly Wiggly, Roly Poly, Ruth's Chris, and Shiki. Listen to live music while your kids enjoy the bounce houses, a climbing wall and more fun activities!
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Picasso PetsPicasso Pets
Sat, Aug 11, 6pm
Cost: $200 (Benefits Hand in Paw)
At: The Harbert Center (map)

Join in for the 18th Annual Picasso Pets, one of Birmingham's liveliest events! Participate in this year's Pop Art theme by wearing your most colorful cocktail attire! Guests can mingle with our star therapy animals, peruse a top-notch silent auction, sip craft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, enjoy a delicious seated dinner, and participate in a incredible live auction. The night's main event is the debut of paintings created by pets belonging to prominent members of our community (with a little help from well-known local artists!)
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Rewind at the ZooRewind at the Zoo - 80s Fest
Sat, Aug 11, 7pm-11pm
Cost: $25
At: The Birmingham Zoo (map)

Rewind the summer and relive the 80s at Henley Park inside the Zoo. Dance to your favorite music hits of the 80s, enjoy a video game Gaming Truck, caricature artist, hula hoop artist, photo booth, lawn games, views of the Zoo's amazing animals, and more! Your best 80s attire is encouraged, so tease back your hair, break out the neon clothing, stonewashed jeans, jelly bracelets, and jean jackets for our Rewind Costume Contest! It's going to be a totally rad blast from the past with amazing prizes. Be sure to bring your lawns chairs and blankets! Rewind is a family-friendly event, and is a FUNdraiser for the conservation, education, and animal welfare efforts of the Birmingham Zoo!
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Jam in the HamJam in the Ham
Sat, Aug 11, 7pm
Cost: $15
At: Zydeco (map)

Head to Zydeco this Saturday for some musical fun! You’ll be able to shop some vendors on the patio as you take in some tunes! Music will be provided by Tragic City, Little Raine Band, Winston Ramble, Taylor Hunnicutt, Space Funk Express, and Free Candy! See you in 5pts!
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