Weekend Roundup: Sept. 19-22, 2019

It’s another great weekend for food lovers!



This weekend brings us both the Middle Eastern AND Turkish food festivals! There’s also some exciting action over at Barber Motorsports Park as MotoAmerica returns to Birmingham! Don’t miss out on all of the fun! Check the post below for details on these and other happenin’ events!
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St. George Middle Eastern Food FestivalSt. George Middle Eastern Food Festival
Thurs-Sat , Sept. 19-21, Times Vary
Cost: FREE to attend
At: St. George Church (map)

Get ready for Church Tours, Music & Dancing, Pastries & Turkish Coffee, and Middle Eastern Food and Traditions! This event is a Birmingham favorite! Get a massive dose of Middle Eastern culture including some delicious food! The festival is free to attend and will be going on Thursday through Saturday! Don’t forget that you can place your food order ahead of time via their website! We can’t wait to get some of the delicious pastries!
Click here for more info.



Third Thursday in CrestwoodThird Thursday at Shoppes of Crestwood
Thurs, Sept. 19, 5:30-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Shoppes of Crestwood (map)

This is one block party you won’t want to miss! Diner will be performing from 6-8pm. True Story Brewing will have beer specials, great food and a chance to win a free haircut from Hi-Tech Hair Salon also located in the Shoppes of Crestwood. Bring your friends or the whole family for this fun event!
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Cheers to the CoosaCheers to the Coosa
Thurs, Sept. 19, 6-9pm
Cost: $65+
At: Clubhouse on Highland (map)

Check out our Instagram Giveaway for this event! Join in for this exclusive 100 person dinner at Club House on Highland! Enjoy a unique farm to table meal prepared by Chef Miguel Figueroa, beer & wine (plus a fun seasonal cocktail!), a rockin’ silent auction AND the opportunity to share stories about the Coosa with folks just like you! Russell's parents recently moved to a house on the Coosa River, so this cause hits home for us! Tickets are limited, so act fast!
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Clown BarClown Bar
Sept. 19-Oct. 5, 8pm
Cost: $20
At: Theatre Downtown (map)

A noir-thriller with musical numbers revolving around the secret after-hours life of….Clowns.
Happy's junkie brother Timmy is found dead. Now Happy must return to his former life as a clown to ask a few questions. But will Happy be able to go home again without getting sucked into the seedy clown underbelly of vice and violence? “Clown Bar is a raucously good time. ” We can’t wait to see this one by Theatre Downtown!
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MotoAmericaMoto America Championship of Alabama
Fri-Sun , Sept. 20-22, Times Vary
Cost: $29+
At: Barber Motorsports Park (map)

Superbike racing returns to Barber Motorsports Park this weekend! The top Superbike racers in North America are bringing their best to Barber Motorsports Park for the season finale of the 2019 MotoAmerica Series. These bikes will race around this unique track and speeds upwards of 150mph! (Having done a ride-along last year, I can tell you it is the most intense thing I have ever experienced!) Don’t miss out on this great event!
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Recycled RunwayRecycled Runway Fashion Show
Fri, Sept. 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $25
At: MAKEbhm (map)

Recycled Runway 2019 is the fashion event of the season! The show will take place on Sept. 20th at MAKEbhm and that night ten teams will create 10 original designs from recycled clothing. This year, teams will have up to six weeks to design and sew their outfits before sending their models down the catwalk for the crowd! Recycled Runway is a family friendly event and children are welcome to attend. Eugene’s Hot Chicken will be on site selling delicious food!
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Paint the Night PurplePaint the Night Purple
Fri, Sept. 20, 7pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Innisfree (map)

“Head to the Free” for the 3rd annual Paint the Night Purple at Innisfree Irish Pub! You’re encouraged to wear your purple and bring your friends and family. Come together and rally for another big Walk Day! If you haven't registered, they will have people on site that can help you do that. There will also be a raffle and Innisfree will be donating a portion of all sales from this event to the Walk! Post Office Pies will be catering the food too! #PTNP2019
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JLB and Legion FCLegion FC vs Indy 11
Fri, Sept. 20, 7pm
Cost: $15+
At: BBVA Compass Field (map)

Legion FC is teaming up with Junior League Birmingham for a Diaper Drive! Come out this Friday to see them take on the Indy 11. The best part is that you don’t have to purchase diapers to donate, just click the link below to purchase your tickets and the proceeds will go to the JLB Diaper Bank! Come have a great time while supporting a great cause! The weather should be great for a soccer match!
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Bham Does BroadwayBirmingham does Broadway
Fri, Sept. 20, 7pm
Cost: $24+
At: Samford Wright Center (map)

Hear your favorite tunes from Broadway classics as Birmingham's Leading Ladies take center stage! You won't want to miss hits from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more, sung by Kristi Tingle Higginbotham, Abijah Cunningham, and other Birmingham favorites!
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Arc Stories: What Goes UpArc Stories: What Goes Up, Cause and Effect
Fri, Sept. 20, 7:30pm
Cost: $12
At: Avon Theater (map)

Have you ever done something that had unintended consequences?! Well, prepare for a night of storytelling from a few people who learned a tough lesson in “Cause and Effect.” We have no doubt that this Arc Stories event will bring the laughs. This is one of the best date night activites in Birmingham! Don’t miss out! Doors open at 7pm!
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Lightwire Theater: Dino LightLightwire Theater: Dino-Light
Fri, Sept. 20, 7:30pm
Cost: $10+
At: Alys Stephens (map)

In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love.
This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually amazing and has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world.
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SeratonesSeratones at The Nick (21+)
Fri, Sept. 20, 10pm
Cost: $12adv/$15 day of
At: The Nick (map)

We’ve loved the Seratones ever since we first heard them at Secret Stages a few years back! Since then they have been playing major music festivals and sold out shows. They return to The Nick this Friday along with Dree Leer, and Royal & Toulouse! Come see this band now, because they are getting some major recognition. This show could quite possibly join the ranks of the legendary “I saw them when they played The Nick!” shows!
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Global Mala 2019 Day of Peace2019 Global Mala
Sat, Sept. 21, 7am
Cost: FREE
At: Vulcan Park & Museum (map)

Join in for the now yearly practice of 108 sun salutations in honor of the International Day of Peace! The 2019 Global Mala returns to Vulcan Park and Museum this Saturday! Teachers from Birmingham (and the surrounding area) will lead you through this practice, offering different styles and modifications along the way. All are welcome! This practice is for everyone - yogis of all levels - in no way do you have to complete all of the sun salutations! 5 is okay, 10 is okay, 35 is okay - come enjoy a beautiful morning in the park! We love participating in this event!
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Turkish Food Festival6th Annual Turkish Food Festival
Sat, Sept. 21, 10am-6pm
Cost: FREE
At: Veterans Park Hoover (map)

Head to Veterans Park in Hoover on Saturday for some Turkish Cuisine! Enjoy freshly made Shish Kebabs and Döner (Shawarma), Turkish homemade baklava, as well as Turkish coffee and tea! This event is free to attend and kid friendly! This should cover either your lunch or dinner plans!
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The Market on 4thThe Market on 4th
Sat, Sept. 21, 11am-2pm
Cost: FREE
At: 4th Ave. District (map)

Head to Birmingham’s historic 4th Ave. N for a Street Market! Check out local vendors and food as you walk around 4th Avenue! You never know what fun items you might come across. This is a great chance to explore this historic area of our city!
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ETC. Which way do we go?Which Way Do We Go?
Sat, Sept. 22, 9:30pm
Cost: $10
At: Bham Improv Theater (map)

So many chances for your voice to be heard - from suggestion cards to voting for your favorite suggestion to drive the story. Your input and our cast - come see what a great team we all make in this night full of hilarious improv!
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Vulcan Aftertunes: Logan LedgerVulcan Aftertunes feat. Logan Ledger
Sun, Sept. 22, 2-6pm
Cost: $15/$30 VIP
At: Vulcan Park & Museum (map)

Vulcan Park and Museum is proud to announce the first installment to the 15th Annual Vulcan AfterTunes fall concert series! The series will begin on Sunday with Logan Ledger, a country-music artist that’s considered one of "country music’s best up-and-coming traditionalist.” Opening up for Ledger will be Hoover, AL native, Bailey Ingle. This annual event invites hundreds across the Birmingham region to connect and enjoy cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views along with everyone’s favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Gates open at 2pm with opening act beginning at 3pm. Seating is first-come, first-served and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets!
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ASO: All the Stars in the SkyAll the Stars in the Sky: A Sensory Friendly Concert
Sun, Sept. 22, 3pm
Cost: $10
At: Alys Stephens (map)

Join the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for a musical journey through vibrant dreams and the night stars, all the way to the beauty of a new sunrise! This performance is designed for people living with autism spectrum disorders, sensory and communication disorders, or learning disabilities, or anyone who wants a more casual concert experience.
This special performance provides: Materials to help you plan your visit (including a social story and a visual schedule)/Quiet rooms with sensory accommodations/Fun family programming/Accessible seating. Don’t miss this wonderfully inclusive event!
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