Weekend Roundup: Feb. 22-25 2018

We’re loving these warmer temps for these weekend events!



This weekend in Birmingham you’ll be able to enjoy some warmer temperatures as you event hop across our city! Take your umbrella just in case. This weekend brings you a little bit of everything, so say goodbye to February and check out all the details below!
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National Margarita Day 2018National Margarita Day!
Thurs, Feb. 22, 11am
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Your Local Mexican Restaurants

Thursday is #NationalMargaritaDay! It’s time to enjoy that frozen concoction that helps you hang on. There are a TON of local restaurants that are hosting various events and specials! There are way too many to list here, but be sure to check them out on Facebook! Just don’t lose your shaker of salt or blowout your flipflops!
Search “National Margarita Day”, under Events, on Facebook for more info!

5 after Five Birmingham Southside5 after Five
Thurs, Feb. 22, 5-6:30pm
Cost: $5 in adv./$10 at door
At: BankcorpSouth (map)

Inaugural 5 After Five presented by BancorpSouth. The Five Points Alliance is pleased to announce details for its inaugural 5 After Five presented by BancorpSouth taking place Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of BancorpSouth located at 2211 Highland Ave. Advance tickets are $5 each and can be purchased online or $10 at the door. Come by and find out about all of the growth that is taking place in the 5pts. Community!
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Sake Tasting Class at Hop City BhamSake Tasting Class
Thurs, Feb. 22, 5-7pm (15min Classes!)
Cost: FREE
At: Hop City Bham (map)

Join Hop CIty for one of their rare Sake tastings, and learn a little about it, too! Juliana will be hosting sake tastings in 15 minute increments at the front of the store near the homebrew department! All you've got to do is show up and join when a new session starts! You’ll be trying five types of Sake!
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Sidewalk Film Fest Screen TalksScreentalks: Oscar Nominated Shorts
Thurs, Feb. 22, 7-9pm
Cost: $10
At: Carrigan’s Public House (map)

Get your Sidewalk Film Fest fix as you check out 8 short films that have been nominated for an Oscar! These events are always so much fun and animated short films are our favorite! Head over to Carrigan’s and check them out!
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Christenberry Planetarium logoAlabama Winter Skies: Our Place in Space
Thurs, Feb. 22, 8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Christenberry Planetarium (map)

Join Chirstenberry Planetarium as they explore the solar system and our little place in space! Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Weather permitting, we will take telescopes out after the presentation. This is a kid friendly event!
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It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia TriviaIt’s Always Sunny Trivia Night
Thurs, Feb. 22, 8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Black Market 5pts. (map)

Certain shows have a cult following and VERY dedicated fans. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is one of these shows! Take on your friends and neighbors to prove you are the master of Always Sunny trivia!!! Get there early to grab a seat! Prizes for the top three teams!
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John Hand Building BirminghamJohn Hand Building Open House/Pop-up Shop
Fri, Feb. 23, 8-10:30am
Cost: FREE
At: John Hand Building (map)

Come out and enjoy some of Birmingham's best coffee in downtown's newest listing, at the John Hand Building. Hosted by Clint DeShazo of ARC Realty and Domestique Coffee. Fuel up on coffee while getting a chance to look at a newly listed, 1 bedroom/ 1.5 bathroom John Hand condo! This is a great chance to explore one of Birmingham's coolest historic buildings!
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MAXX Intermodal Amtrak Bham Grand OpeningAmtrak/Intermodal Grand Opening!
Fri, Feb. 23, 3pm
Cost: FREE
At: Intermodal Facility (map)

Come and celebrate the grand opening of Amtrak's new facility in Birmingham! This outstanding new Amtrak/Greyhound facility will give passengers a much better experience and make it easier to connect between trains and buses in our Magic City! If you haven’t seen it yet, the Intermodal Facility is state of the art! Come and help celebrate this major win for our city!
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Davey Williams ArtistDavey Williams Tiny Opening: Surrealist Art Exhibit
Fri, Feb. 23, 6-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: ArtTown (map)

Latest in a series of 'Tiny Openings', Art Town is proud to present rare exhibit of the visual art of musician extraordinaire Davey Williams. Hopefully with short musical set added. First in series of surrealist exhibits scheduled to show at Art Town over coming months.
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Epic Read-a-thonEpic Read-A-Thon
Fri, Feb. 23, 7pm
Cost: FREE
At: DISCO (map)

The 2018 Epic Read-A-Thon is a 24-hour, nonstop, out-loud reading of short stories and novellas.
Sign up to read for a 10-minute shift at discobham.com/epic and then ask your friends, family, co-workers and others to support your campaign with a tax-deductible donation. Readers of all ages are welcome! After you sign up as a reader/fundraiser, you’ll be contacted so you can find a reading shift that suits you on either Friday, February 23, or Saturday, February 25.
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The Loft Show BhamLoft Show: Feb ‘18
Fri, Feb. 23, 7pm
Cost: $7
At: Phoenix Lofts (map)

Last Friday of the month!! They’ll have art by Nate Coker and photography by Mary Fehr.
Music by Sarah Rackliff, Justin Cross, and B. Snipes and a pop-up shop of Needle and Thread Manufacturing. Doors open at 7. Come hang out and listen to good tunes and check out some awesome art and leather goods. BYOB!
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End Heroin BHAMEnd Heroin BHAM Walk
Sat, Feb. 24, 10am-1pm
Cost: FREE
At: Railroad Park (map)

Join us at Railroad Park as we walk for those we have lost, for those in recovery and for those who have yet to find recovery. We are walking to raise awareness to the substance abuse epidemic Birmingham, and the nation, is facing. Recovery is something we are personally very passionate about. Please come out and show your support!
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Wilhelmina Thomas at Oak Hill CemeteryHistoric Oak Hill Cemetery Tour
Sat, Feb. 24, 10am
Cost: $10
At: Oak Hill Cemetery (map)

Join Oak Hill for the first tour of 2018. Seasoned docent Wilhelmina Thomas will lead this special tour, focusing African American contributions to Birmingham, from the 1870’s through the 1960’s. Tickets can be purchased online for $8, and $10 on the day of the tour. This event definitely needs to be on your Bham bucket list.
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Wigs & Wallpaper: Patterned ArtWigs & Wallpaper: Patterned Art Bash
Sat, Feb. 24, 7-10pm
Cost: $30adv/$40 day of
At: 3012 4th Ave S. (map)

Magic City Art Connection’s Winter Benefit, Art Bash, is known for reinventing Birmingham spaces into fun, one-night-only party experiences and environments. Find art, plus eat, drink, pose, dance, and gawk as we build excitement and support for the contemporary art festival and the free children's art programming Imagination Festival provides for thousands of city elementary students and families over the 3 day contemporary art festival happening downtown April 27-29 in downtown's Linn Park.
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Ugly Baby ComedyUgly Baby: Special Edition
Sat, Feb. 24, 8-10pm
Cost: FREE
At: DISCO (map)

Reading. Just the thought of that makes the Ugly Baby crew glad that the folks at DISCO are online at www.discobham.com and on the street in Woodlawn. Since they're cool Ugly Baby wants to party at their place the only way they know how: Disturbingly Good Improv Comedy™ It might be a compliment that they're headlining DISCO's Epic Read-A-Thon but it could be an insult. Find out as they do!
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Dvorak's New World ASODvorak’s New World & Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Sat, Feb. 24, 8-10pm
Cost: $24+
At: Alys Stephens (map)

This dazzling program features Dvorak’s widely lauded Symphony from the New World. Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, who has “thrilled and moved audiences around the world,” performs Beethoven’s one and only violin concerto.
IZCARAY: Yellowhammer World Premiere
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, From the New World
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Hot in Here Dance PartyHot in Here: 2000’s Dance Party
Sat, Feb. 24, 10pm
Cost: $10
At: Saturn (map)

If you've seen Will Eastman and Brian Billion DJ together before you know they have no guilt about musical guilty pleasures. Neither do you. Don't even deny it. Since 2008, the duo has brought you the NO SCRUBS: 90's Dance Party where 2Pac and Kurt Cobain exist side by side and work the sold out 9:30 Club in Washington, DC into a sweaty mass of anthemic all night sing alongs. Now it's time to bring back HOT IN HERRE: 2000's dance party!
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Mardi Gras Parade of PupsMardi Gras Parade of Pups
Sun, Feb. 25, 2-6pm
Cost: FREE
At: Cajun Steamer (map)

Come walk in the parade with your decked out pooch, kiddos, mini-float, golf cart, bike, or trike. Open to individuals, groups, and businesses! Donation to Shelby Humane Society required to enter parade. The parade is just a few short blocks around Patton Creek - easy for children and dogs of all sizes! Enter your dog to be the queen or king of the parade by fundraising for the shelter!
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Metta-Meditation at the SummitMetta-Meditation
Sun, Feb. 25, 6:15 pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Summit by Pandora (map)

May you be happy. May you be well. May you be safe. May you be peaceful and at ease. Come together as a community to share a Metta (Loving kindness) Meditation at The Summit - Birmingham, Al. While this was planned already as a finale to Fearless Fest: A Community Vibration, it's timing seems so monumental now.
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Ladies Rock Camp ShowcaseLadies Rock Camp Showcase
Sun, Feb. 25, 7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Saturn (map)

Girls Rock Birmingham presents: The Ladies Rock Camp Showcase! Similar to the rock ‘n roll camp Girls Rock does in the summer, Ladies Rock takes a weekend warrior approach for adults and also serves as a fundraiser for the summer camp. During the weekend, campers pick up instruments (many of them for the first time ever), channel their inner rockstar, and write an original song. All of their hard work cumulates on the Sunday night performance at the end of the weekend where they get to showcase what they’ve created in front of a live audience. Come support these Birmingham ladies and cheer them on as they take the stage at Saturn!
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