This Mother's Day Weekend you can spend some quality time with your Mom at some great events!
Cards and gifts are nice, but you can't beat spending quality time with your mom. This weekend you can kick off Mother's Day by taking your mom out to some great events! Check below for all the details! #RUhappenin
Thurs, May 11, 5pm
At: Brookwood Mall (map)
Get ready to dance the night away at the biggest street party in Birmingham! Enjoy great shopping, outdoor dining, and live music from Rock Candy. This is a FREE event and will include facepainting, balloon art, and fun for the whole family! Click here for more info.
Movie, Pizza, and a Tour
Thurs, May 11, 6:45-9:30pm
At: AEIVA (map)
AEIVA is pleased to present a FREE screening of Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult classic "Brazil" alongside a tour of the current exhibition "Jessica Angel: Facing the Hyperstructure". This film by Terri Gilliam had a great influence on Jessica Angel’s imagery in the early stages of her artistic practice. "Brazil" is rated "R". Free and open to the public, pizza included! If you have a comfy lawn chair, bring it with you! Click here for more info.
Thurs, May 11, 8pm
At: Saturn (map)
This ain't your grandma's Bingo. If you haven't been to this event B-4 (yeah...) you need to head over to Saturn with your friends and play to win some cool prizes at one of our favorite funky B'ham venues! Click here for more info.
Buck Creek Festival
Fri, May 12-Sat, May 13
At Buck Creek (map)
The Buck Creek Festival is a FREE, family-friendly community event held on the second weekend of May in Helena’s Amphitheater Park. On the banks of Buck Creek, just below the dam, the heavily wooded site together with the incredible stage provides a wonderful venue for people of all ages to enjoy crafts, children’s activities, great food, and fabulous music. It also hosts the annual Duck Race! Come race your rubber duck down the creek! Click here for more info..
Salute to Hollywood Blockbusters
Fri, May 12, 8pm
At Alabama Theatre (map)
Join the Alabama Symphony Orchestra as they fill the Alabama Theatre with the majestic music of epic Hollywood films like Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar, and Lord of the Rings! This musical experience will be fun for the whole family! Click here for more info.
Park in the Park Car Show
Sat, May 13, 8am
At: Avondale Park (map)
It's time for the 8th Annual Park in the Park Car Show! Come see over 200 amazing contemporary, collectible and classic cars at this family-friendly event. There will be local food vendors and a DJ to keep the party going in beautiful Avondale Park! Proceeds from this event benefits Magic Moments and Project Night Night. Click here for more info.
Market By the Tracks
Sat and Sun, 9am-4pm
Cost: FREE entry
At: Market by the Tracks (map)
This funky market features 30+ vendors including local artists and artisans, craftsmen, reclaimed lumber, architectural salvage items, unique vintage merchandise, home-made baked goods, all kinds of cool stuff, food truck, live music, and it's family friendly! Click here for more info.
Birmingham International Street Fair
Sat, May 13, 10am-4pm
At: 3rd Ave N & 20th St (map)
Don’t miss the 5th Annual Birmingham International Street Fair in downtown Birmingham on 3rd Ave N and 20th St N. This FREE event is so much fun. There will be food vendors featuring food from many countries around the world. Fun for the whole family! Click here for more info..
Unity of Birmingham’s Party in the Park
Sat, May 13, 10am-4pm
At: Rhodes Park (map)
Come out for Unity of Birmingham's annual fundraiser! Enjoy live jazz music by Unity's house band and several youth bands from Mason Music! We'll have an exciting silent auction, food and drinks, bake sale, vendors from local shops, and a kids zone complete with face painting and a bouncy house! Click here for more info..
Sat, May 13, 4-9pm
At: Patriot Park (map)
You, your neighbors, friends and family are invited to a free event featuring live music, local food and inflatables for the kids on the street right next to the beautiful Patriot Park. Click here for more info.
The Common House Show
Sat, May 13, 6:30pm
At: The Common House (map)
Enjoy an evening of music with Bradford Loomis & Wilder Adkins. Get up close and personal with the artists. Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00. BYOB for those 21+. Seating is limited due to the intimate nature of this venue so register for your reserved seat ASAP. Click here for more info.
Arc Stories: Word to Your Mother
Sat, May 13, 7:30pm
At: Avon Theatre (map)
House Peace has partnered with Arc Stories to present a night of stories about your favorite person in the world. Instead of just giving her a lousy card the next day (Mother's Day), you could really treat your mom to a night of fantastic stories. There will be coffee, water, and snacks available from Church Street Coffee. VIP Tickets will be benefitting Heart Gallery Alabama. Click here for more info..
Also Happenin' This Weekend:
Downtown Trample // Thurs. 5.11 @ Redemptive Cycles // FREE
Adventure Hunt Birmingham // Sat. 5.13 @ Various Locations // $40+
Rescue Ship Release Party // Sat. 5.13 @ Trim Tab Brewing Co. // FREE admission