Weekend Roundup: June 8-11

Enjoy a Symphony of Weekend Events!


This weekend brings with it Art, Storytelling, Films, and the much anticipated Symphony in the Summer! Now that the rain has moved on, be sure to get out and experience the fantastic events that our city of Birmingham has to offer! #RUhappenin


Art Card 2017 Benefit 6th Annual ArtCard
Thurs, Jun 8, 5:30-8pm
Cost: $35
At Oasis Counseling for Women & Children (map)

ArtCard is the signature fundraiser of the Oasis Junior Board. The evening includes an art show and porch party with live music, food, and beverages. Guests have the opportunity to purchase 12x12 pieces of artwork known as ArtCards, created by talented and professional artists, for $60 each. With your support, Oasis can continue to help women, children, and families overcome difficult life circumstances and rebuild their lives. Click here for more info.



Magic City StorytellersMagic City Storytellers
Thurs, June 8, 6-9
Cost: $10
At: Clubhouse on Highland (map)

InSpero presents third annual Magic City Storytellers at the Clubhouse on Highland. Come at 6 for wine, cheese, beer on the patio. Local writers, poets, singer/songwriters from 7-9. Coffee bar by The Neighborhood Brew and desserts by Church Street Coffee and Books at intermission. Sponsored by the new Heat Pizza Bar in Lakeview! Click here for more info.



Sounds of Summer Sounds of Summer: Raquel Lily
Thurs, June 8, 6:30-9
Cost: FREE
At The Summit (map)

Meet your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of music, food and fun! The Summit will be hosting their outdoor concert series in Saks Plaza on consecutive Thursdays in June. Four leading musical acts from the Birmingham area will perform on stage and there will be fun from The Gypsy Leaf henna artist. Bring your lawn chair to sit back and enjoy FREE live entertainment and some of your favorite local snack vendors! Click here for more info.


Cedric Brown Entrepreneur Pop UpThe Cedric Brown Collection Pop-Up Show and Lecture
Fri, June 9, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE
At The Edge of Chaos (map)

The Edge of Chaos will host a pop-up show of The Cedric Brown Collection. Cedric will also lecture on his entrepreneurial experience at 10am and 2pm. For more about this up and coming designer check out The Edge of Chaos or his website! Click here for more info.


Claire Godbee curated art showThe Bizarre & The Beautiful Group Show
Fri, Jun 9, 6pm-9pm
Cost: FREE admission
At Roots & Revelry Parlor Gallery (map)

Please join us for the opening reception of The Bizarre & The Beautiful Group Show, curated by our mural artist, Claire Godbee. Enjoy cocktails, wine and beer from the bar cart, savor delicious desserts by the Roots & Revelry Head Pastry Chef, Janet Lee Norman, and other appetizers, courtesy of Roots & Revelry. Delight in art, poetry, music, and conversation. Live performance art by Molly McQuitty. Please dress beautifully! Bizarrely! Click here for more info.

Underground Film FestUnderground Filmfest
Fri, June 9, 7-11pm
Cost: $7
Oak Hill Cemetery (map)

Come enjoy an evening of short films as the historic Oak Hill Cemetery presents global selections of the best short films of 2016. Also, they will be presenting a new film by Atlanta filmmakers Nadia and Ben Robertson. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics and join in on the fun! We hear that people are dying to get it! Click here for more info.



Symphony in the Summer at Railroad ParkSymphony in the Summer
Fri, Jun 9 & Sat, Jun 10 at 8;
Sun, Jun 11 at 6
Cost: FREE
At: Railroad Park (map)

The ASO is returning to Railroad Park to play three FREE concerts June 9-11 thanks to Regions Bank! This is one of our FAVORITE events of the YEAR! Friday & Saturday night will feature classical favorites, and on Sunday enjoy Family Fun Day with a family-friendly pops concert beginning at 6pm. So grab some friends, a blanket, and a picnic, and join in for a fabulous weekend of music! Click here for more info.



Black Creek Arts Festival Black Creek Art Festival
Sat, Jun 10, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE
At: Black Creek Park (map)

Free event open to the Public! 7th Annual Black Creek Arts Festival hosted by the North Jefferson Arts Alliance (formerly the Fultondale Arts Council). The organization’s name was changed to the North Jefferson Arts Alliance in July so that they can better serve artists and performers in the entire North Jefferson County Alabama area. Click here for more info.



NPR and WBHM Weekend EditionWeekend Edition with Scott Simon Live
Sat, June 10, 6:30am
Cost: $20
At: The Lyric Theatre (map)

Chances are your Saturday begins with listening NPR’s Weekend Edition on your radio. On June 10th, you can start your weekend by watching Scott Simon broadcast live from Birmingham’s historic Lyric Theatre. The historians at the Lyric tell us that this is quite possibly the first ever radio broadcast from their stage. Be sure to join in for this exciting look at how radio is made!
Click here for more info.



CACAO presents the Caribbean FestMagic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival
Sat, Jun 10, 11am-8pm
Cost: FREE
At Linn Park (map)

With a new name, CACAO presents the Magic City Food and Music Festival 2017! Join everyone at Linn Park for an entire day of fun, food, dancing, vendors and more. Check out their website for the schedule of events! Click here for more info.



Summer Soiree Summer Soiree
Sat, Jun 10, 4pm
Cost: FREE admission
At Roof at the Redmont (map)

The Beginning of Summer Soirée at teh Rooftop is this Saturday! They will have 1/2 off bottles of rosé, rosé tastings, and will be introducing some new brews from Harpoon Brewery with one of their reps bringing some great merchandise ! There will be something for everyone! So come to The Roof Saturday, June 10th at 4pm to get your summer started! Click here for more info.



Arc StoriesArc Stories: Stories About the Unknown
Sat, Jun 10, 7:30pm
Cost: $10
At: Avon Theater (map)

House Peace has partnered with Arc Stories again to present a night of stories about (dunh-duh-duhh) The Unknown. There will be coffee, water, and snacks available from Church Street Coffee. Real people. Real stories. Click here for more info.

GBHS Just One DayJust One Day
Sun, Jun 11, 9am-5pm
Cost: $21
At Greater Bham Humane Society (map)

The GBHS is joining over 1,500 shelters nationwide by taking the “Just One Day” pledge of no unnecessary euthanasia! On Sunday, all animals will be only $21 to encourage as many adoptions as possible. While adopters wait to meet and adopt a new family member, they can enjoy games, activities, food from Greg’s Hot Dogs and Steel City Pops and entertainment from Birmingham duo Zach and Cheyloe. Click here for more info.

Love & PridePride Week
June 2-June 11

There are over a dozen events stretching from June 2 all the way to June 11. Here’s a great AL.com article that lists each one in detail. Two of the biggest events are the Pride Parade on June 10 and PrideFest at Sloss Furnaces on June 11 .





Also Happenin:

Comprehensive FREE Summer Movie Guide (ongoing)

Art Opening: Without This @ Ground Floor Contemporary // Thurs 6.8 // FREE

Star Lake Street Fair/Hoover 50th Anniv // Thur 6.8 // FREE

Bad Seed @ Theatre Downtown // Thur 6.8 - Sat 6.10 // $10-$20

Fiddler on the Roof @ Red Mtn Theatre Co // 6.9 - 6.25 // $25-$45

Market by the Tracks // Sat 6.10 - Sun 6.11 // FREE

Down in the Ham book launch @ Urban Std // Sat 6.10, 5-9pm // FREE event

Bham Zoo encounter followed by SING @ Avondale Park // Sun 6.11 5pm // FREE