Weekend Roundup: April 26-29
Connect with The Magic City Through Food & Art!
This weekend gives you the chance to explore Birmingham through delicious food and amazing local art! Magic City Art Connection (and Corks & Chefs) will be taking place downtown throughout the weekend! There are also some amazing fundraising events that make making a difference a whole lot of fun! Check out the full list of events below! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
**The Barons Return to Birmingham Thurs-Mon, April 26-30, Times Vary At: Regions Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Regions+Field+(14th+St+%26+1st+Ave+S)/@33.5081645,-86.8135487,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed42acc095:0xbc8782d54094feb2!8m2!3d33.50816!4d-86.81136))** The Birmingham Barons kick off their next homestand with Thirsty Thursday and a Crawfish Boil! Come cheer on the home team as they face off against the Biloxi Shuckers! Friday is Nascar Night, Saturday brings the “ZOOperstars”, Sunday is Autism Friendly Day, and Monday is School Day! **[Click here for more info.](http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t247)**
Dining Out for Life
Thurs, April 26, All Day
At: Local B’ham Restaurants
Join AIDS Alabama and Birmingham's best restaurants for our 9th annual Dining Out For Life® event on Thursday, April 26th! 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.
Click here for participating Restaurants
**Avengers Infinity War Pre-Screening Thurs, April 26, 8pm Cost: $7 Adults/ $5 kids At: Coyote Drive-in ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Coyote+Drive+In+Theater+And+Canteenemail@example.com,-86.6008249,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888912bf33da73dd:0x444a71f214f46609!8m2!3d33.5510622!4d-86.5986362))** Normally we don’t list new movies on the blog, BUT if you are in on all the Avengers hype you might as well experience it at your local drive-in theater! Not only is it half the price of a normal theater ticket, you can play a round of mini-golf before the film for just $4! This will be fun for the whole family! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/217950088999144/)**
**Birmingham Ghost Walk Thurs, April 26, 7:30pm Cost: $10 At: Downtown Bham** The Birmingham Ghost Walk is crawling from the cemeteries, around the dark alleys, and from under the stones of our historic buildings...murders, suicides, body snatchers....dark and interesting history...colorful characters...and all the fascinating tidbits and true tales of the strange that are all around us, but are rarely heard. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1680602955352685/)**
**Casual Thursday Night Comedy Thurs, April 26, 9pm Cost: FREE! At: Crestwood Tavern ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Crestwood+Tavernfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7503079,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a7dbb61382d:0x6f69cc0d8c4c1051!8m2!3d33.5288163!4d-86.7481192))** Goulash Comedy is excited to bring you another amazing mic at The Crestwood Tavern! Come out to enjoy a night of free comedy with Birmingham's best comics! Every Thursday you can relax and laugh the night away! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/116225419223945/)**
*Magic City Art Connection Fri-Sun, April 27-29, 10am-6pm Cost: $5 At: Linn Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Linn+Parkemail@example.com,-86.7503079,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8275fea1:0x8d8b93076b8e725e!8m2!3d33.5207727!4d-86.8098876))** The 35th annual show and Birmingham’s largest festival will transform Linn Park with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. #MagicCityArt spotlights 200 artists both locally and nationally and mixes in music, dance, kids art experiences, sculpture installations, plus food, special tastings & more. Livability.com honored Birmingham as one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in 2014 where Magic City Art Connection was cited among the accolades. **[Click here for more info.](http://www.magiccityart.com/)**
**Tails in the Trails (Fundraiser) Fri, April 27, 6:30-10:30 pm Cost: $30 At: Birmingham Zoo ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Zoofirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7817301,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a2a66044ac9:0x25d826e7b63dd34b!8m2!3d33.4860087!4d-86.7795414))** You’re invited to join in for Tails in the Trails presented by the Birmingham Zoo Junior Board! This annual event at the Birmingham Zoo will take place on Friday, April 27 from 6:30-10:30pm in the Birmingham Zoo’s signature Trails of Africa area. Enjoy live music from Nationwide Coverage, hors d’oeuvres and craft beer tastings from local staples, Cathead Vodka signature cocktails, a silent auction benefiting a new interactive flamingo habitat at the Zoo and more! Tails in the Trails is a 21+ event. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/144466049571706/ )**
**House of 90’z Spring Breaking Beats! Fri, April 27, 7pm-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))** House of 90'z is back! Panda ears, overalls. The 90'z are back!!! Dj John Gaiser & Dj Erin Zealous AKA Eight Bit Pixie from BioLux will give you the music that defines your new favorite decade! They're bringing it all out, get ready to dance and reminisce! VJ Katie Kat will be throwing up projections all around the tasting gallery will have you poppin and lockin! Get ready to get Fresh! They are all about having fun with the crowd, so group up, come out, and get DOWN! Where? At Trim Tab of course! No cover! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/352710895219286/)**
**BBQ at the Zoo Sat, April 28, 10am-3pm Cost: $20+ (includes Zoo Admission) At: Birmingham Zoo ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Zoofirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7817301,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a2a66044ac9:0x25d826e7b63dd34b!8m2!3d33.4860087!4d-86.7795414))** On April 28th, cooking teams from the Birmingham area will unite to raise funds for Easterseals services, drive awareness of issues affecting those with disabilities, and change the lives of individuals and families living with disabilities. Teams will compete at the Birmingham Zoo, and visitors will get to enjoy all the BBQ those teams are cooking. Last year they had more than 20 teams at the Big Green Eggs in the Ham event. This year they’ve changed the name, and are opening the competition up to all types of grills. They’ll also have music and fun activities for children. All the money raised will help Easterseals provide services for children and adults with disabilities. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1739272026093218/)**
**St. Symeon Food & Culture Festival Sat, April 28, 10am-4pm Cost: FREE to attend At: St. Symeon Orthodox Church ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/St.+Symeon+Orthodox+Churchemail@example.com,-86.7844886,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb4dfd591dd:0x5b3c53b75a0bfd35!8m2!3d33.5116475!4d-86.7822999))** Tour the new church building, see and learn about the iconographic murals inside the church, hear our internationally acclaimed choir, and shop at our multi-ethnic market and bakery featuring our gift shop as well as four themed stalls that reflect the diverse ethnicities of our baking teams: The Balkan Coffee House, Cafe Europa, The Slavic Tea House, Southern Sweets and Savories. The food stalls will offer a variety of baked goods and snacks, specialty coffee and tea, Coca Cola products, and original artwork and crafts. Join us a fun coffee break or tea time, and stock up on delicious homemade baked goods from a variety of different culinary traditions! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/stsymeonfair/)**
**9th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival Sat, April 28, 11am-8pm Cost: $15 At: DeBardeleben Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/DeBardeleben+Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.957557,17z/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 9th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival set for Saturday, April 28, 2018, presented by the City of Bessemer and Metro PCS. The event will combine the best of blues music and legendary Bob Sykes Bbq at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in historic downtown Bessemer, Alabama from 12-8pm. Gates open at 11am. You can expect to hear talented award winning local and national blues musicians. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket and set-up your spot for the day. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/534493333604680/)**
**Corks & Chefs Sat-Sun, April 28-29, 12-3pm Cost: $40 adv./$45 door At: Linn Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Linn+Parkemail@example.com,-86.7503079,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8275fea1:0x8d8b93076b8e725e!8m2!3d33.5207727!4d-86.8098876))** The 21st annual Corks & Chefs is an explosion of flavors and the place where art is paired with food, beer, wine, and cocktails, presented by Kinetic,Alabama Power, StyleBlueprint Birmingham, and Birmingham Magazine. This popular tasting event, at the 35th 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/409477756184540/)**
**Spring Kick-off w/Steel City Pops Sat, April 28, 12pm Cost: FREE to Attend At: Steel City Pops Alabama** Join Steel City Pops for their Spring Kick Off! ?? FREE dips all day!
?? FREE pop samples from 5pm-8pm!
?? Make a purchase, get a $1 off coupon to use next week!
?? Giveaways and prizes all day!
Head to any Alabama store on Saturday and be a part of the fun! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/367925753704023/)**
**Feast of St. Mark Italian Food Festival Sat, April 28, 3:30-10pm Cost: $25 At: St. Mark Catholic Church ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/St+Mark+the+Evangelist+Catholic+Churchfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.6672982,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889143c35cbb7b3:0x61d9a552a6a6cea2!8m2!3d33.4355086!4d-86.6651095))** Family-oriented event focused on Italian culture. A place for multiple generations to gather and enjoy live entertainment, authentic Italian comfort foods, and children's activities in an outdoor setting. Don’t miss out on great food and great fun! **[Click here for more info.](http://feastofstmark.com/)**
**Party on the Rotary Trail Sat, April 28, 6pm Cost: FREE At: Rotary Trail ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rotary+Trail+Birminghamemail@example.com,-86.8058998,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9508ee475d:0x8ba56e8403391ec6!8m2!3d33.5119306!4d-86.8037111))** Join YouthServe for the fifth annual End of the Year bash - Party on the Rotary Trail, Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 6-9pm. This huge downtown celebration is for ALL area teens from the burbs to the urbs. Enjoy dancing to music by local DJs, performance art to light up the night, and be a part of the new face of the city at the Rotary Trail. Because this event marks the start of YouthServe Urban Service Camp season, you can also learn about the many opportunities the city has for you to make your mark and "plug in" through service and volunteering. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/229821740913106/)**
**LBMX Presents: 729 Sat, April 28, 8:30pm Cost: $10 At: Black Market Bar 5pts ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Black+Market+Bar+and+Grillfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7985167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328))** LOBOTOMIX's April showcase is SAT April 28th featuring Erthling & Ozu's new project 729, Shaun Judah and T-Prince. A DJ Called Phlip will be holding it down on the 1s & 2s. We will be back at Black Market Bar and Grill the new location of the venue where LBMX started... **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/165301284134236/)**
**Bargain Carousel Sat-Sun, April 28-29, Sat 8am/Sun 1pm Cost: $30 At: 2467 John Hawkins Parkway ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/2467+John+Hawkins+Pkwy,+Birmingham,+ALemail@example.com,-86.8503667,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888921a6deecfbeb:0xef7e47844bbcecc3!8m2!3d33.356706!4d-86.848178))** A 1000-family garage sale, Bargain Carousel 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. Over 5,000 shoppers. In return, proceeds are returned directly to the Birmingham community through the Community Projects the Junior League of Birmingham supports. Over 100,000 items for sale! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/534898310228771/ )**
**Do Dah Day Crawfish Boil Sun, April 29, 1-7pm Cost: $30 for all you can eat At: Cahaba Brewing Company ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7673188,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275743!4d-86.7651301))** It’s that time of year again to come out to Cahaba Brewing Company and announce your Pet's candidacy for Do Dah Day Royalty! It's the Do Dah Day Crawfish Boil and party to kick off Do Dah Season! $30 for all you can eat! They will also have a Separate Veggie Box. Live Music by John Elrod. Raffle prizes and a Dog Photo Booth. Please come back and check out the news and latest information! Hope you put this on your calendar! And be sure to come out and help raise money for their beneficiaries, Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation and Greater Birmingham Humane Society **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1949426142035085/)**
**Spring Food Truck Rally Sun, April 29, 1-6pm Cost: $10 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))** 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://www.facebook.com/events/2014129908909881/)**
**Sunday Hike Series: Wildwood Preserve Sun, April 29, 2-4pm Cost: FREE At: Lakeshore Trail ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/MedHelpfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8142037,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888919257e0ece15:0xdc0c6a1e158e008f!8m2!3d33.451045!4d-86.812015))** Join in for our Spring 2018 Sunday Hike Series! These guided hikes are free and great opportunities to explore new outdoor places throughout Central Alabama. No registration required. Dogs welcome on leashes. In case of bad weather, they'll update you on Facebook before noon on the day of the hike. On Sunday April 29, they're opening the Wildwood Preserve to the public! This guided walk will be about 1.5 miles round trip, with lots of trillium, trout lilies, and red buckeye along the way. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/315503305623085/ )**