Birthdays, music, and more!
This weekend is full of some fun, and often FREE events! Both McWane Science Center and Back Forty are celebrating birthdays with some fun parties and there are TWO events for all of you Parrot Heads out there. Check out the list and be sure to get out and support local businesses this weekend!
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Last Book Party of the Summer
Thurs, July 11, 4-7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Leader’s Corner Coffee & Tea (
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Join local author and poet Lisa Posey to celebrate her new book release at Leaders’ Corner Coffee & Tea! You can enjoy music from Tyler Nichols Music and sip on some great coffee or some tea.  Her new book of poetry is called “The Evolution of a Teen Girl” and delves into the highs and lows of a teen girl navigating relationships and finding her identity. 
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Sips & Strays
Thurs, July 11,5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (
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Join in this Thursday from 5-9pm for a special giveback evening at Sips & Strays! Enjoy cold beer and specialty cocktails and grab dinner from The Current on the patio! There will be live music from Moral Support from 6-8pm. Be sure to enter your pet to be the ‘poster pet’ for next year’s takeover! Cahaba Brewing will be donating 10% of all beer sales to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society all day!
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Hi-Wire Giveback Night: Redemptive Cycles
Thurs, July 11, 5-10pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Hi-Wire Brewing (
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Support Redemptive Cycles and drink beer at the same time! The crew at Hi-Wire Brewing will be donating $1 from each sale of beers #5-8 (Pink Lemonade- Sour, Hazy IPA, Peach Pomegranate -Seltzer and Leisure Lager) to Redemptive Cycles! The fundraiser will run from 5pm till 10pm. Since this is a Trample night, Redemptive will be riding with the group there. Ride in the Trample or just meet them there for a drink!
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Soundtrack Karaoke: Summer Lovin’
Thurs, July 11, 8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Sidewalk Cinema (
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Tell me more! Tell me more! Because summertime has arrived, and Sidewalk Cinema is bringing the heat with summer anthems in the hot month of July. Surf through 200+ songs from iconic hot fun summer blockbusters (Grease, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, Barbie) and essential summer tracks ranging from sunny grooves by The Beach Boys to “cruel summer” jams (Bananarama, Taylor Swift). Hawaiian shirts and sundresses are encouraged! Hosted by J Matthew Cobb. (This is a free event. Reservations are strongly recommended but not required. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.)
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Movies Under the Stars
Fri, July 12, 6:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Pelham Rec Center (
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Summer is here, so bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars on the large inflatable screen. Free, family fun and games begin at 6:30pm. You can enjoy dinner with one of the local food trucks and the movie, Migration, will begin around 8pm. Enjoy this great family night in the park!
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Bad Movie Night
Fri, July 12, 8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Sidewalk Cinema (
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Bad Movie Night is a fun and FREE way to experience Sidewalk Cinema! They will be showing a random “Bad Movie” for you to enjoy. You can expect some fun commentary from the audience throughout the film and probably some moans and groans along the way. This also makes for a fun, FREE, date night! 
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Black Jacket Symphony: Jimmy Buffet
Fri, July 12, 8pm
Cost: $30+
At: BJCC (
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If you love Jimmy Buffet, then you won’t want to miss this! Black Jacket Symphony is known for playing songs and albums “note for note” to give you an experience that’s as close to the real thing as you can get. They’ll be performing tons of your favorite Buffet songs
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Andrea Really 360 Rave
Fri, July 12, 9pm
Cost: $15/$20 at door
At: Saturn Bham (
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Experience the ultimate electronic music journey at the second edition of Andrea Really's 360° Rave. This Boiler Room-style event features a multi-genre showcase of house, techno, bass, dubstep, and more, with a 4-point surround sound setup powered by Murda One and L-Acoustics sound systems. Headliner Andrea Really is a Birmingham EDM sensation known for her seamless mixing techniques and eclectic sound selections that energize the dance floor. She'll deliver a two-hour set of hard house, hardgroove, techno, UK Garage, ghettotech, footwork, juke, bass, and beyond. With live visuals by VJ Roasted Toast, and an in-the-round dance space with the DJ booth in the center of the floor, this show promises an immersive experience unique to Birmingham.
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McWane’s 26th Bday Bash
Sat, July 13, 9am-4pm
Cost: Included with admission
At: McWane Science Center (
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McWane turns 26! Join in for this special day as they celebrate in true birthday fashion with loads of science and fun! There will be games, science demonstrations, an oobleck lab, and more! And of course, McWane will have cake provided by their friends at Publix! While you’re there, get your chance to meet the special guest, Plato the Publixaurus!
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rEVOLVEr Bday Bash & Burlesque 
Sat, July 13, 10am-11pm
Cost: Free/$20 donation
At: Clubhouse on Highland (
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Don’t miss the Summer Blowout Sale + burlesque show & concert at Clubhouse on Highland! Shop some major deals on clothing from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (up to 70% off select items!) followed by live music from Great Jane and a fun and fabulous burlesque show (21+) hosted by Femmie Moore and friends! Clothing sale is free and open to the public; burlesque show doors & live music at 7:30, show at 8:30, suggested donation $20 (pay what you can). Please bring cash to tip performers if you are able! Cocktails and mocktails by the talented DeAngelos Daiquiris for a suggested donation! Music by Great Jane (7:30-8:30) followed by DJ YANA!
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Cheyloe & Kyle
Sat, July 13, 11am-2pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Gateway/TED (
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Head over to the Trussville Farmers Market at the Entertainment District and enjoy live music from Cheyloe & Kyle! You can relax under the pavilion and enjoy some delicious food and drink after shopping at the market. The music kicks off at 11am! Don’t miss out! 
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Outdoor Day
Sat, July 13, 11am-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Back Forty Beer (
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Back Forty is celebrating SIX years in Birmingham! Head over to enjoy a full day of music and libations at their annual Outdoor Day celebration.  You can enjoy live music all day long while you sip on some refreshing brews and eat some delicious food! This event is FREE to attend! The music lineup is as follows:
 11:00-2:00 - Tim Cannon
 2:30-5:30 - Goat Hill String Band
 6:00-9:00 - Chase Stewart & The Brickmasons
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J2A Cultural Arts Street Fest
Sat, July 13, 12-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (
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Journey To Africa's Cultural Arts Street Festival is a celebration of African Influences on Culture! The day will be full of 50+ local vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, kids zone and much more. EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Live performances start at 2pm! You’ll also see Sahi On Ko Djoni, Elvie from Drum The Program, & J2A Live Dance Production Cast.
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Summerween Art Fest
Sat, July 13, 1-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Regional Library & Arts Center (
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This event is just 30 miles up the road and is perfect for those who can’t wait for Halloween to get here! You can celebrate Halloween in July with a festival full of fun and creativity! Over 50 amazingly unique vendors await you with tie dye, candles, jewelry, Halloween decor, art, baked goods, and more! Treat yourself to mouthwatering meals from the best food trucks and indulge in the sweetest treats from local bakeries! It should be a scary good time! 
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Sunset Soiree Alley Cat
Sat, July 13, 6pm
Cost: $15
At: Redemptive Cycles (
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Grab a bike and come ride and explore our city! Redemptive will be riding out close to dark so make sure you have your lights and maybe even add a few extra! All types of bikes and riders are welcome. You don't have to compete to be fastest to have a good time and you could even still win something cool. $15 registration fee with all proceeds going towards Redemptive Cycles charitable services. The ride rolls promptly at 7pm but come early to register and for any last minute needed items. Alley Cats have no set route. Instead, all riders must visit designated checkpoints and gather proof of their visit. They’ll give you the checkpoints at registration then you plan your own route! Ride alone or with friends but the important thing is that you ride! 
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The Stolen Faces
Sat, July 13, 7pm
Cost: $20
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (
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The Stolen Faces will be celebrating the Grateful Dead's song of 1977 at Avondale Brewing Co this Saturday! It’s an all-ages show, so the entire family can enjoy the experience. The Stolen Faces deftly capture the spirit of the Dead, covering the band’s expansive catalog and delivering it with the sort of energy and spontaneity that might have you thinking you’re standing in the Winterland Ballroom in 1973! Put on some tie dye and head over to Avondale! 
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Ula: Tribute to Jimmy Buffet
Sat, July 13, 7-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: TED (
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Here’s another event this weekend celebrating Jimmy Buffet! This concert is a FREE, all-ages, show at the Trussville Entertainment District (TED). Ferus has the Margaritas and Cheeseburgers and Ula is bringing the paradise and the tunes! Put on your flip flops and a Hawaiian shirt then head over to the TED for this fun show! 
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2nd Sundays Vendor Market
Sun, July 14, 11-3pm
Cost: FREE
At: A Birthday Place (
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Head over to A Birthday Place in Pelham this Sunday for an exceptional vendor market! Support some local businesses and treat yourself to some delicious treats from Siggi's Table while you shop jewelry, clothing, and more! There will be food trucks on site and the market in indoors, so that means air conditioning! You'll be sure to find something you love.
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Brunch w/ AJ Beavers & Taylor Hollingsworth
Sun, July 14, 11:30am-2:30pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Ferus on 41st (
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Hey music lovers, stop into Ferus on 41st for live music and brunch this Sunday! Aj Beavers and Taylor Hollingsworth will be taking the stage from 11:30-2:30. Grab some friends and enjoy some delicious food and some mimosas and bloody marys while you relax with some great tunes! 
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Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
Sun, July 14, 1-4pm
Cost: $20 per person 
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (
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Ready to put your puzzle-solving skills to the ultimate test? Join in at Cahaba Brewing for an exhilarating series of brain-bending challenges and compete for a cash grand prize for the top team! Don't miss out on the fun and the chance to prove you're the ultimate puzzler! Gather your friends, mark your calendars, and join in this Sunday for an unforgettable experience!
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Upstairs Comedy: Whitmer Thomas
Sun, July 14, 8pm
Cost: $25
At: Upstairs Avondale (
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The Upstairs Comedy Series presents Whitmer Thomas! This fantastic comic will be recording this show as part of his upcoming comedy special! The Upstairs Comedy Series takes place above Avondale Brewery and the comedians are always top tier!  Bring a friend or two and get ready to laugh until you hurt! 
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