Have a Great Time and Get a lot of Laughs this Weekend in Birmingham!
Not only does this weekend bring us Regions Tradition and Barber Historics, but also the return of the Birmingham Comedy Festival! We all could use some good laughs and this festival won't disappoint! This is on top of McWane After Dark, a 90's Prom, and Do Dah Day!!! Also, don't forget about our 30 Festivals in May post! See you around town! #RUhappenin
At: Greystone Golf and Country Club (map)
Each year Regions Tradition offers a great chance to see Pro-Ams, celebrities, and golf legends play in Birmingham! This is a great, family friendly, event at the beautiful Greystone Country Club! Daily and Weekend passes are available, so don’t miss your chance to get up close to some great golf! Click here for more info.
BiCi’s BHM Bike Bash
Thurs, May 18, 5pm
At: Carrigan’s Public House (map)
Bici is celebrating Bike Month with a PARTY! On the eve of Bike to Work Day, join Bici, CommuteSmart, Zyp, and more at Carrigan's for an overload of cycling fun! You can party on the patio with DJ Rocko, get FREE bike tuneups, demo Zyp pedelec bikes, and stay for the Bike Giveaway! Click here for more info.
The Writer’s Share Presents: Farewell Angelina
Thurs, May 18, 8pm
At: Workplay Theater (map)
The Writer’s Share presents a unique opportunities to see and hear songwriters tell the stories behind their music in an intimate setting. This month brings us Farewell Angelina, an all-female country band featuring four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and superb multi- instrumentalists. Together their magic blend of a multitude of stringed instruments, two blazing violins, and unique harmonies have taken Nashville by storm. Don’t miss out! Click here for more info.
Cost: $10+ (Varies by Day)
At: Barber Historics (map)
Sanctioned by the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA), the annual Barber Historics features historically significant racecars of all marques from the early days of the sport through the 1980s. You can expect to see cars on the track ranging from classic Minis and MGs, to the best from Lotus and Porsche. Formula One cars have even been known to make an appearance! Click here for more info.
Forstall Art Center Grand Opening
Fri & Sat, May 19-20
At: Forstall Art Center (map)
You are invited to the Grand Opening Party of Forstall! Come help celebrate the new store opening with bubbly, small bites, special pricing and demos. They will also have giveaways and door prizes! Click here for more info.
2017 Birmingham Comedy Festival
Fri-Mon, May 19-22
Cost: $40 (4 day pass) $20 (day pass)
At: Various Locations
This year the Magic City welcomes the best national and regional comedians. The festival features 20+ shows over four days! Performers this year include: Jackie Kashian, Laurie Kilmartin, Sean Patton, Jermaine "Funnymaine" Johnson, Tim Northern, Dave Stone and more! Don't forget about The Roast of Alexander Shunnarah and live podcasts like The Jackie and Laurie Show and The Book of Ye. The festival takes place at some of the coolest venues in the ‘Ham! Click here for more info.
McWane After Dark: The Science of Sound
Fri, May 19, 7-9pm
Cost: $20 adv/$25 at door
At: McWane Science Center (map)
McWane After Dark is teaming up with Secret Stages to celebrate The Science of Sound! The past two After Dark events were AWESOME and partnering with Secret Stages is going to turned this up to 11! Enjoy beer tastings and hands on science activities focused on sound while tasting beer from local breweries and listening to some incredible acts brought to you by Secret Stages Music Discovery Festival and Birmingham Mountain Radio. BONUS!: Dress as your favorite band or musician to enter a costume contest for TWO VIP tickets to Secret Stages! YES!!! Click here for more info.
Clean & Clear Five Points South 2.0
Sat, May 20, 9am-12:30pm
At: Meet up at J. Clyde (map)
Clean & Clear Five Points South is a quarterly cleanup event in partnership with area stakeholders. From trash collection to clearing sidewalks and greenery efforts, this is your day to give back to Five Points South! Even if you don’t live in 5pts, we’re sure you enjoy the shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. Take some time Saturday morning to give a little back to the community before taking on the rest of the day! Click here for more info.
2nd Annual Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show
Sat, May 20, 8am-3pm
At: Leeds Memorial Park (map)
While at the Creek Bank Festival check out the 2nd Annual carshow that will benefit Backpack Buddies & Leeds Outreach! This is a great family friendly event and is perfect for car lovers! There were over 200 classic and custom cars last year! Click here for more info.
Sat, May 20, 9am-5pm
At: Pelham Civic Complex (map)
The City of Pelham and the Pelham Palooza Committee invite you to join us as we celebrate Pelham! Outside activities include a FREE Bungee Trampoline, shaved ice and a few more surprises! Inside activities include vendors, demonstrations, children's activities and FREE ice skating! The Pelham Palooza is a fun family friendly event that you don’t want to miss! Click here for more info.
Do Dah Day 2017
Sat, May 20, 11am-6:30pm
At: Caldwell & Rhodes Parks (map)
Do Dah Day is one of Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated annual events! This year marks the 39th Do Dah Day. You are invited to join a day of music and fun in Caldwell and Rhodes Parks. Do Dah Day, Inc., is an all volunteer, not for profit organization whose function is to raise monies to benefit animals in the Birmingham and Jefferson County areas. Click here for more info.
90’s Prom at Theatre Downtown!
Sat, May 20, 7-11pm
Cost: $20 indiv. / $30 per couple
At: Theatre Downtown (map)
It's prom season! Why should the kiddos have all the fun?! Come prom-it-up 90s style with Theatre Downtown! They'll have food & drinks, some special Prom punch (spiked? Maybe...), prom pictures being made, some slammin' music to groove to, & much more! This night is gonna be all that & a bag of chips! Click here for more info.
Rally Together Birmingham
Sun, May 21, 2-4pm
At: Kelly Ingram Park (map)
Head over to Kelly Ingram Park to celebrate our city's diversity and get to know ours neighbors at this free family event. This is event is a partnership between The City of Birmingham, Parents of LJCC and members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities, as well as The Birmingham Pledge. There will be music, kids activities and a community art project. Once complete, the art will be displayed throughout the city showcasing our diversity. Click here for more info.
Bark in the Park hosted by Hand in Paw
Sun, May 21, 2pm
Cost: Regular Admission/$10 donation per dog
At: Regions Field (map)
Come support Hand in Paw at Regions Field Sunday, May 21st while our Baron's face off the Tennessee Smokies! Take your dog out to the ballgame! You will purchase your ticket as normal, and each dog will be an additional $10 donation to Hand in Paw. There will be dog themed activities throughout the game! This is a great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon! Click here for more info.