Weekend Roundup: April 25-28 2019
A Weekend Full of Art, Food, and Fun!
Ok, Birmingham! If you like crawfish ( or just food in general) this is your weekend! You can experience Magic City Art Connection, enjoy Corks & Chefs, see a Cocktail Challenge, and shop for some great finds at Bargain Carousel! There is SO MUCH happenin’, including some crawfish boils! NOTE: A lot of these events are multi-day, so be sure to check the details! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
Dining out for Life
Thurs, April 25, 8am-10pm
At: Bham Restaurants
Join AIDS Alabama and Birmingham's best restaurants for the 10th annual Dining Out For Life® event on Thursday, April 25th! Help raise funds and awareness for HIV services by simply dining at a participating restaurant. There's never been an easier (or tasty!) way to make an impact on your community. Dine Out. Give Back. Click the link for a list of participating restaurants!
Click here for more info.
Bargain Bash 2019
Thurs, April 25, 6-10pm
At: Bargain Carousel (map)
Join the Junior League of Birmingham for an evening of exclusive access to all the merchandise that will be sold at Bargain Carousel with fabulous food, tasty beverages and incredible auction items. All patrons will pay double the sticker price and bid numbers are issued with ticket purchase. Be a part of this wonderful night as we raise awareness and funds for our 38 community projects, which have made a positive impact on the Birmingham community for over 96 years.
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**Magic City Cocktail Challenge Thurs, April 25, 7-11pm Cost: $40 At: B&A Warehouse ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/B%26A+Warehousefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8118259,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed28ca0b53:0xa93431e4a3051238!8m2!3d33.5087206!4d-86.8096318))** The Birmingham Area Jr. Executive Board of the American Cancer Society is proud to present the First Annual Magic City Cocktail Challenge. Come join them as some of the area’s finest bartenders and mixologists from local restaurants, bars and businesses serve up their best cocktails! ?The night will offer guests an entertaining and engaging experience filled with live entertainment, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and sampling of cocktails. Guests will have the unique opportunity to interact with Birmingham’s elite mixologists and cast their votes for the city’s best cocktail! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/618407411931740/)**
Game of Thrones Trivia
Thurs, April 25, 7pm
At: Hoover Library (map)
Trivia is coming! Round up a team or go it alone to test your wits and compete for great prizes. Trivia a Hoover Library gets competitive, so bring your A-game and get there early to grab a seat as you see who has the most knowledge of the World of Ice & Fire!
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**Creative Mornings Bham Fri, April 26, 9am Cost: FREE (must register) At: Roots & Revelry ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Roots+%26+Revelryemail@example.com,-86.8128041,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b925d2fa933:0xfe7bd4926e166940!8m2!3d33.512975!4d-86.81061))** CreativeMornings BHM gives our city’s fast-growing creative and innovative community a place to gather each month to get inspired, support each other, forge relationships and collaborate. This event showcases Birmingham’s creative thinkers, makers and doers on a global level. Every month, CreativeMornings Birmingham provides a welcoming venue, breakfast, coffee, and an inspirational talk from innovators in our city and beyond. The speakers are innovative entrepreneurs, advocates, educators, scientists, artists, and designers who have large local and national followings through best-selling books, social media, awards, and publications. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/866163807051742/)**
St. Elias Lebanese Food Festival
Fri & Sat, April 26-27, 10am-9pm
At: St. Elias Church (map)
It’s time for one of Birmingham’s favorite food festivals! Come try homemade Lebanese food for lunch, dinner, or dessert; watch traditional Lebanese dancing demonstrations by our youth; bid on a premium item at the silent auction; participate in an informative Church tour; and dance to a live Lebanese band! They will also have food available for take-out. Be sure to try their amazing desserts!
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Magic City Art Connection 2019
Fri-Sun, April 26-28, 10am-6pm
Cost:$10/$15 for 3 days
At: Linn Park (map)
Make your way to downtown Birmingham for 3 days of Magic City Art Connection! Enjoy an infusion of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. MCAC’s 36th arts festival presents 200 juried artists from around the country to thousands of visitors hungry for arts, culture, entertainment, food, and fun. Be one of the art newbies, art curious, or art collecting festival goers perusing the thousands of works on display. We know you’ll find something wonderful to take home with the diversity of mediums, styles, and price points represented.
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**Pop-Up at the Pizitz Fri-Sun, April 26-28, Times Vary Cost: $20 At: The Pizitz ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Pizitz+Food+Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8103964,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.5143506!4d-86.8082023))** Join us for a weekend of celebrating six Birmingham female entrepreneurs, that will be popping up at The Pizitz for a boutique shopping experience like no other in Bham. Grab a VIP ticket for Friday night to have the first peak (complete with swag bag, cocktails and more!) or visit Saturday and Sunday when the Pop Up is open to the public! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/366428724207608/)**
**Bargain Carousel 2019 Sat-Sun, April 27-28, 8am Cost: $10/Sunday FREE At: 5201 Princeton Way ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/5201+Princeton+Way,+Hoover,+ALemail@example.com,-86.8493541,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888921a6d3563523:0x2419407538af9821!8m2!3d33.356782!4d-86.84716))** The Junior League of Birmingham's annual Bargain Carousel fundraiser has been labeled the "largest garage sale in Birmingham." Through member donations, Bargain Carousel provides shoppers with quality items, including many of life's necessities, at very affordable prices. In return, proceeds are returned directly to the Birmingham community through the 38 community projects supported by the Junior League of Birmingham. You never know what treasures you may find waiting for you! OH, and all items are 50% off on Sunday! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/333376720604059/)**
**5pts South Clean & Clear Sat, April 27, 8am-12pm Cost: FREE At: 5pts South ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/1706+15th+Ave+S,+Birmingham,+ALfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8005116,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bdc43cc7739:0xc2aea782ba6179a8!8m2!3d33.4942213!4d-86.7983175))** The first-ever Five Points South *Residential* Clean & Clear event will take place Saturday April 27 from 8am-12p. We will be dispatching teams of volunteers to a select number of residential properties to help homeowners complete simple landscaping, yard/brush maintenance, and trash removal. This is a great way to give back to our community! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/381415789374221/)**
**H2 Downtown Loft Tours Sat, April 27, 11am-2pm Cost: $30 At: H2 Real Estate ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/H2+Real+Estateemail@example.com,-86.8077492,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb096ce12bf:0x5db2624fb37cb12f!8m2!3d33.5146695!4d-86.8055551))** Get an exclusive look at life downtown with this self-guided walking tour! Enjoy two hard hat tours of exciting new developments New Ideal Lofts and Mercantile on Morris, look inside unique lofts in the area, hop on a pedal tour to the Avenue A mural and project site, enjoy games, food trucks , live music and so much more! The best way to get to know a community is to get out an enjoy it! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/268571327427403/)**
**Southern Cooking Showdown Sat, April 27, 11am-2pm Cost: $15/kids under 10 FREE At: Pelham Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ballpark+Rd,+Pelham,+ALfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8094676,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888924099adc1959:0xec1790ea7fbb754!8m2!3d33.3059334!4d-86.8072735))** Join us for the 3rd Annual Southern Cooking Showdown! We will be food judges this year as teams compete to create the most tasty fixins, meats, or sweets. General admission tickets get samples, refreshments, and access to the kids activities. Bring the whole family out for the fun! Proceeds benefit SafeHouse of Shelby County. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1035147910018182/)**
**Corks & Chefs Sat-Sun, April 27-28, 12-3pm Cost: $50 At: Linn Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Linn+Parkemail@example.com,-86.8120817,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8275fea1:0x8d8b93076b8e725e!8m2!3d33.5207727!4d-86.8098876))** The 22nd annual Corks & Chefs: A Taste of Birmingham is an explosion of flavors and the place where art is paired with food, beer, wine, and cocktails. This popular tasting event, at the 36th Magic City Art Connection in Linn Park, is tented and teeming with patrons sampling delicious culinary creations from Birmingham’s booming restaurant scene. Accompanying specially chosen bottles and elixirs to taste under the 200 foot tent are opportunities for the novice, the curious, and the connoisseur to sit in on a guided tastings, seminars, and demos. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2224706754460221/)**
**10th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Fest Sat, April 27, 12-9pm Cost: $15 At: Debardeleben Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/DeBardeleben+Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.9575624,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8888de270c5e5be5:0xa41ddd63b6919e04!8m2!3d33.3995723!4d-86.9553683))** Barbecue and Blues are a great combination so start planning for the 10th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival set for Saturday, April 27, 2019. Presented by The City of Bessemer and Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q. Enjoy great food and live music at this great community event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/283975998963116/)**
**2nd Annual Community Crawfish Boil Sat, April 27, 3pm Cost: $10/16 and under FREE At: Adamson Ford ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Adamson+Fordemail@example.com,-86.8061259,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b95166e0335:0xefbc2a3c0352ab5a!8m2!3d33.5109154!4d-86.8039318))** Adamson Ford is hosting its 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil on April 27th, 2019. There will be food, live music, prize drawings (every hour) and a kid zone! Tickets to enter will be $10 per person, while 16 and under get in for free! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2288871178102665/)**
**Hope for Autumn Crawfish Boil Sat, April 27, 3-9pm Cost: $45 At: Ross Bridge ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Adamson+Fordfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8061259,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b95166e0335:0xefbc2a3c0352ab5a!8m2!3d33.5109154!4d-86.8039318))** This community favorite event will be an afternoon of food and fun, with live music and plenty of activities for the kids! Proceeds from the event assist families battling childhood cancer in Alabama and fund childhood cancer research at Children's of Alabama. All you can eat crawfish prepared by Louisiana native, John Hein. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs for the kids, as well as bounce houses, face painting, DJ, and balloon artists. NEW THIS YEAR, a performance by Roger Day at 4pm in the Kid's Tent! Soda and water will be provided, bring your own adult beverages. Live music by Pioneer Chicken Stand and Billy Gant Band. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/398122064352861/)**
**Firehouse Fundraiser Sat, April 27, 6-9pm Cost: $10+ At: Forstall Art ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Forstall+Art+Center+and+Custom+Framingemail@example.com,-86.8085679,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889194bec491325:0x1bb8f19405cae88!8m2!3d33.5160461!4d-86.8063738))** You won't want to miss this party in the parking lot! Join in for live music, hotdogs, and with your entry ticket, a chance to win gift certificates from some of the best shops and restaurants of Birmingham. All proceeds will benefit the Firehouse Shelter. BYOL-Bring your own libations. Hot dogs will be served. Potluck dishes appreciated. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2284623541791541/)**
**Birmingham Legion vs Loudoun United Sat, April 27, 7pm Cost: $15 At: BBVA Compass Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/BBVA+Compass+Fieldfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8146622,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bfaabb27e93:0xbbdd0755faf2b7f5!8m2!3d33.498009!4d-86.8124681))** Come cheer on the Birmingham Legion as they take on Loudoun United! This is always such a fun experience! Check out our Social Media pages for some ticket giveaways! We hope to see you there! **[Click here for more info.](https://ev2.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ATWBLFC%3ABL19%3AG05%3A&linkID=twblfc&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=TIX&cgc=&dataAccId=528&locale=en_US&siteId=ev_twblfc&poolId=pac8-evcluster1&sDomain=ev2.evenue.net)**
**BHM 26.2 Sun, April 28, 7am-1pm Cost: Varies At: Railroad Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Railroad+Park+Foundationemail@example.com,-86.8105977,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.5098585!4d-86.8084036))** BHM 26.2 gives you a reason to run featuring a marathon, half marathon, team relay and fun run. BHM 26.2 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 and Children's of Alabama. Do it for yourself. Run for the kids. Don’t forget to join in for **[the After Party](https://www.facebook.com/events/428309351238539/ )** at Railroad park from 9-11am! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1837070636356715/)**
**Spring Food Truck Rally Sun, April 28, 1-6pm Cost: $5-$10 At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7763653,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** It is TIME to RALLY! Join the Greater Birmingham Food Truck Coalition in our annual Spring Food Truck Rally at THE Avondale Brewing Company Sunday, April 28th from 1 - 6 pm! Fetch! A Treat Truck for Dogs/Eugene's Hot Chicken/Taco Morro Loco/Saw's Street Kitchen/Hyderabad Dum Zone /Cheezin' Gourmet Grilled Cheese/City Bowls/The Heavenly Donut Co/Wasabi Juan To Go/Dreamcakes/NOLA Ice/Cantina on Wheels/Big Spoon Creamery/Repici's Italian Ice, will all be there!!! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/790578744642920/)** ___