Weekend Roundup: April 12-15
Lucky for us, this Friday the 13th Weekend has a lot of great events!
If you aren’t rushing to finish your taxes you should head out to some of these springtime events! There’s plenty of fun stuff to choose from, so grab your friends and hit the town! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
___ **Birmingham Barons Return! Wed, April 11 - Barons’ Opening Day April 11 - 15, HOME GAMES, Times vary Cost: $7 At: Regions Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Regions+Fieldemail@example.com,-86.8126966,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed123a7a25:0x1e3523e6f79ecb39!8m2!3d33.5074516!4d-86.8105079))** Join us as we kick off baseball season and a summer full of fun at Regions Field April 11th! Gates open at 6:05 with the first pitch at 7:05 as the Birmingham Barons host the Montgomery Biscuits. We will be there cheering on the home team!!! **[Click here for more info.](http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t247)**
**2018 Alabama Auto Show Thurs-Sun, April 12-15, Times Vary Cost: $8 At: BJCC ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bjccfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8114609,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b90f9c4cd9d:0x5d5e5b2dc6a86e76!8m2!3d33.5185265!4d-86.8092722))** A beautiful show featuring the 2018 and 2019 model year domestic and import cars, light trucks, SUVs, hybrid vehicles of all sizes, and vans. Vehicles from manufacturers all over the world covering two levels of the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Manufacturer’s reps, product specialists, and your local Birmingham Automobile Dealers Association will be on hand to assist in product education, feature comparisons, safety standards and other consumer points of interest on hundreds of makes and models . . . all under one roof! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/263047/2429818?brand=bjcc&utm_source=Lot%2022&utm_medium=Tickets%20Event)**
**Writers on the Mic Thurs, April 12, 7pm-9pm Cost: FREE At: Desert Island Supply Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Desert+Island+Supply+Co./@33.5398297,-86.7552218,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a8fbe789fe7:0xf0e8b2b68c281b67!8m2!3d33.5398297!4d-86.7530331))** Hope y'all can join in for the LAST Nitty Gritty of the season! On April 12, Writers on the Mic is partnering with Alabama School of Fine Arts to bring writers Jim Murphy and Jacqueline Allen Trimble to Desert Island Supply Co. for a night of storytelling and poetry. Special thanks to the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Alabama Humanities Foundation for making this event happen. As always, they’ll have coffee & pastries from Church Street Coffee and Books. FREE & OPEN TO ALL. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1401637876607543/)**
It is Written 4 | Settling the Score
Thurs, April 12, 7pm-10pm
At: Rogue Tavern (map)
It Is Written 4 is a one of a kind event! There will be twelve songwriters called "Scribes" given one hour to write a 16 bar verse for a film score. The short film (approximately 12 minutes) will be shown to the audience and the Scribes simultaneously. Inspired by what they see in the film, the scribes will spend an hour writing a verse to be performed at the end of the hour. There will also be three music video directors creating three music videos in 48 hours for the songs the Scribes write.
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**The Writer’s Share Thurs, April 12, 8pm Cost: $15 At: Workplay ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Workplayemail@example.com,-86.7997506,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbf50ea9441:0x33e666c98b3c7996!8m2!3d33.509863!4d-86.7975619))** The Writer’s Share presents Jenn Bostic, Sarah Darling, and Michael Logen! Come see the writers behind hit songs perform in an intimate and acoustic setting and learn about the stories that inspired them! These are phenomenal shows! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.workplay.com/event/thu-the-writers-share-april/#PURCHASE)**
**20th Annual St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival Fri-Sat, April 13-14, 10am-9pm Cost: FREE to attend At: St. Elias Church ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/St+Elias+Maronite+Churchfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8177888,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bfa4f9894c3:0x9d8abcb45a6c39a8!8m2!3d33.4954728!4d-86.8156001))** St. Elias has been a pillar of the Lebanese community in Birmingham since 1910. As the parish grew, so did its impact, including the creation of its food and cultural festival in 1999. For the last 20 years, the festival has provided Birmingham with delicious food and a fun, family-friendly environment. Since the festival began, it has been important to give back to the Birmingham community. They donate a quarter of the money earned to local charities, including Camp Smile-A-Mile, the Jimmie Hale Mission as well as many others. For a full list of charities supported visit their website. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/411458549290468/)**
**TrimTab 4th Anniversary Party Fri & Sat, April 13-14, 3pm-12am Cost: FREE At: TrimTab ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/TrimTab+Brewing+Companyemail@example.com,-86.7930727,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb764209d39:0x47c2a248c99dd99c!8m2!3d33.512849!4d-86.790884))** Y’all! TrimTab is bringing their A-game to celebrate 4yrs!!! There are too many bands and DJs to list here. Of course, there will be food and lots of special releases of craft beer! This is a two-day extravaganza that you don’t want to miss! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2512260558998268/)**
**Art Pop Up Market Fri, April 13, 5pm-8pm Cost: FREE At: TJ Tower ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/TrimTab+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7930727,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb764209d39:0x47c2a248c99dd99c!8m2!3d33.512849!4d-86.790884))** Exciting news from TJ Tower! They've partnered with The Byline Co to bring you an incredible Pop Up Shop experience! They'll have tons of artists & makers on-site selling a variety of unique goods and curated items. Plus, you'll enjoy live music from Second Spaces and photography fun with The FlashBar Photo Co. They'll also have complimentary cake in celebration of the 275th birthday of their namesake, Thomas Jefferson! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1994124964183903/)**
The Molly Ringwald Band!
Fri, April 13, 8pm
At: Iron City Birmingham (map)
If you love the 1980’s (and who doesn’t?!) you can’t miss this incredible musical experience by possibly the BEST 80’s tribute band! The Molly Ringwalds always put on a killer show while dressed as 80’s pop icons! Until you’ve seen a sold-out crowd at Iron City singing “Livin’ on a Prayer” at the top of their lungs you’re missing out! We will be there and hope to see you there, too!
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**Friday the 13th at Black Market Bar Fri, April 13, 9pm-1am Cost: FREE At: Black Market Bar 5pts ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Black+Market+Bar+and+Grillemail@example.com,-86.7985167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328))** This Friday the 13th, head over to Black Market Bar in 5pts to hear THREE great bands! This will be such a great show and the perfect way to end your Friday night! The “Evil Bartenders” will keep the drinks flowing as you sit back and enjoy the music! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/375437599600505/)**
Kitty Kat Haven Meow-A-Thon 5K
Sat, April 14, 8am
At: Veterans Park Hoover (map)
The Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue 5K Meow-A-Thon and Whisker Walk is a 5k race and 1-mile fun run/walk benefiting Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue, a no-kill, cage-free shelter for cats and kittens. The race will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Veterans Park, 4800 Valleydale Road, Hoover, AL. Veterans Park offers a varied terrain for running, including fields, trails, and pavement. Check-in begins at 8:00 am and the race will start at 9:00 am. Register online through midnight April 13th. The entry fee is $25, or $15 for children 10 and under. There will be entertainment after the race and The Heavenly Donut Co. will have their truck on site as well!
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**Artspace Underground Spring Market Sat, April 14, 10am-5pm Cost: FREE admission At: Birmingham Oddities ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Odditiesfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8038858,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbd8ef6465b:0xfdec83131197c29a!8m2!3d33.516911!4d-86.8016971))** A pop up outdoor Market featuring the members of The Hard Times Social Club (artist co-op) to benefit and showcase the kinds of works that will be presented at the future Artspace Underground Gallery. There will be an eclectic variety of local arts, crafts, and creations. It's free, it's at Birmingham Oddities and it's gonna be a great opportunity to see what the future of Birmingham art is going to look like. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1774128572894329/)**
**Hogs & Logs by Magic City Woodworks Sat, April 14, 11am-3pm Cost: FREE At: Magic City Woodworks ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Magic+City+Woodworksemail@example.com,-86.8030839,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891ba0371a9283:0x6ec2cd5ea456e95b!8m2!3d33.52941!4d-86.8008952))** Magic City Woodworks is excited to invite you and your family to spend an afternoon at their shop. They are officially launching their Sawmill operation and need your help! Soon enough this sawmill will be producing beautiful wood that will be used in the shop and for sale to the public. Come support local woodworkers and enjoy BBQ, music, demonstrations, and activities! **[Click here for more info](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hogs-and-logs-2018-tickets-44221206820)**
**Cornhole Classic Sat, April 14, 11am-7pm Cost: FREE to attend/$40 for team play At: Good People Brewing Co ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Good+People+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8143766,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed7ddc8047:0xb45471d029e1e99e!8m2!3d33.5069731!4d-86.8121879))** Come out and enjoy a few drinks and toss some bean bags all to benefit a great cause--The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs. We’ll be at Good People throwing bags, eating delicious food and listening to great music! Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks! So, make sure you choose your teammate wisely and get ready for a great day! Come out and help support The Bell Center! Admission is FREE for friends, supporters, and fans of cornhole. See you at The Bell Center Cornhole Classic! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/194883837932342/)**
**The Funky Fish Fry Sat, April 14, 12-6pm Cost: $20 At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyemail@example.com,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** Come out and enjoy a beautiful spring afternoon at Avondale Brewing Co. Listen to some funky music, hang out with friends, eat some good ole fried catfish, and have a cold one. Bring the kids down too for the moonwalks and face painting. It's a family par-tay! **[Click here for more info.](http://www.funkyfishfry.com/)**
**Jukebox The Ghost Sat, April 14, 1:30pm Cost: FREE SHOW! At: Seasick Records ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Seasick+Recordsfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7502104,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5e60b53eaf:0x8fbf514e75f99856!8m2!3d33.5294267!4d-86.7480217))** Come see this FREE show before they play at Saturn later on! Jukebox the Ghost's latest record, Off To The Races is a giddy, vibrant collection of Jukebox the Ghost's most bombastic, colorful songs to date. Though it's the fifth studio outing from this long-running trio of piano pop wizards, it plays like an energetic debut album: Just as eager to please as it is eager to surprise you. Every generation has a band that puts a fresh twist on piano-rock, and Jukebox the Ghost’s latest studio offering serves as a memorably vivid and kaleidoscopic step forward for the genre. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1788249844598912/)**
**Violins of Hope Sat, April 14, 7-10pm Cost: $36 (Low Ticket Alert!) At: Alys Stephens Center ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alys+Stephens+Centeremail@example.com,-86.8100284,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be5c267abef:0x38c069c7a8b46d30!8m2!3d33.4971186!4d-86.8078397))** These one-of-a-kind violins, each played and silenced during the Holocaust, are now restored and will grace the stage of the Alys Stephens Center to share their messages of resilience, tolerance, and peace among people of all faiths. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2072510179634518/)**
**Arc Stories: Humiliated Sat, April 14, 7:30pm Cost: $15 At: Avon Theater ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avon+Theaterfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7900419,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb664438b13:0xa2f78f2212ef06e0!8m2!3d33.5114649!4d-86.7878532))** “One day you’ll look back at this and laugh…” What is it about embarrassing stories that we love so much? This Saturday you can come hear amateur storytellers tell tales of embarrassment and humiliation from their past. You may laugh, you may cry, you will probably laugh so hard you’ll cry! Either way, it’s going to be a great time. **[Click here for more info.](http://www.arcstories.com/flagship)**
**BHM 26.2 Sun, April 15, 7am-2pm Cost: Varies per Run At: Birmingham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Railroad+Park+Foundationemail@example.com,-86.8141607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.508301!4d-86.811972))** BHM26.2 gives you a Reason To Run! Featuring a Marathon, Half-Marathon, Team Relay, newly added 5K, and Fun Run, BHM26.2 will bring an exciting new course to Birmingham, drawing runners from all over, showing what Birmingham has become! All proceeds from the event benefit Magic Moments, the only wish-granting organization devoted exclusively to children in Alabama with chronic life-threatening illnesses, and the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. The simple goal of the center is to find cures for all children with cancer and serious blood disorders. Do it for yourself. Run for the kids. **[Don’t forget about the After Party!](https://www.facebook.com/events/351047778635912/)** **[Click here for more info.](https://www.bhm262.com/)**
**Bottomless Brunch Sun, April 14, 11:30am-2pm Cost: $25 At: Iron City ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Iron+City+Bhamfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8127987,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508914!4d-86.79786))** Iron City Bottomless Brunch is a one of a kind brunch event that happens once a month in the venue at Iron City! Each month they feature a new buffet menu and a new music act. Tickets are sold at the door, but reservations are strongly encouraged. Your ticket price includes endless food from the brunch buffet, one bloody mary or mimosa, and excellent live entertainment! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/947981062027746/)**
**Darter Festival Sun, April 15, 12pm-4pm Cost: $8 presale/ $10 @ door At: Cahaba Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Companyemail@example.com,-86.7673188,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275743!4d-86.7651301))** The Darter Festival supports Southern Environmental Center's conservation projects and environmental education programs at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, home to unique and federally protected populations of Vermilion, Watercress, and Rush Darter Fishes. The Preserve, which is free to enter, also offers outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and swimming! There will be food, music, activities, and more!!! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/159655227921164/)**
**Spring Food Truck Rally Sun, April 15, 1pm-6pm Cost: $5 presale/$10 day of At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** More than 20 of Birmingham’s finest mobile eating and business establishments will gather at the 3rd annual Spring Food Truck Rally. B’ham Food Trucks is a coalition, which represents trailers, food trucks and other mobile-based businesses in the Greater Birmingham area. It is the coalition’s goal to spread awareness of the fast-paced growth of this movement while helping to enhance and progress the economy of our great city! **[Click here for more info.](https://foodtruckrally.instagift.com/)**