Weekend Roundup: Aug 1-4, 2019
Sloss Tech AND Secret Stages!!!
This is a BIG weekend for Birmingham! This Friday is Sloss Tech at the Lyric Theater. Friday also kicks off the amazing two-day underground music festival, Secret Stages! Check below for details about these and other great events! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
___ **Birmingham Art Crawl Thurs, Aug 1, 10am-9pm Cost: FREE At: The Pizitz ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Pizitz+Food+Hallemail@example.com,-86.810391,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.5143506!4d-86.8082023))** Birmingham Art Crawl is going back to their regularly scheduled #firstThursday happenin’s at The Pizitz ! Join in on August 1st for an ALL DAY event as they continue to celebrate the wide range of talented artists and makers in The Magic City! Stop in the Pizitz Food Hall for some tasty food while you are there! You’ll be sure to find a unique gift or piece of artwork to take home with you! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2358275861165883/)**
**Art and Conversations: Ways of Seeing Fashion Thurs, Aug 1, 10:30am Cost: FREE At: Bham Museum of Art ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Museum+of+Artfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.810391,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693))** Join in the next Art & Conversation as Curator of Education Rachel White speaks on the latest iteration devoted to fashion across the Museum’s global collections.Art and Conversation is for people who want to learn more about art in an informal and interactive setting. Coffee and light refreshments are available one half-hour prior in the Main Lobby. Lectures are led by curators or guest lecturers, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share thoughts and ideas, and actively participate in the learning process! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2358212151116491/)**
**Just Show Up Show: Alessia Cara, Echosmith, AJ Mitchell, Stephen Thurs, Aug. 1, 5pm Cost: FREE At: Orr Park Montevallo ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Orr+Parkemail@example.com,-86.8587275,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892bb3d1f043cf:0x7a0d90ca68b66d1!8m2!3d33.0977821!4d-86.8565388))** On Thursday, Aug. 1, Alessia Cara, Echosmith, Aj Mitchell, and Stephen Puth will take over Orr Park in Montevallo for a night you'll never forget! The show is FREE, all ages, and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis so make sure you show up early to secure your spot. VIP Meet & Greet Tickets are available for purchase as well! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/318094892452449/)**
**Beers 4 ALZ Thurs, Aug. 1, 5:30-8pm Cost: FREE At: District Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+District+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8021605,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b594a7a65ff:0x66c820f82be9ce02!8m2!3d33.5121964!4d-86.7999718))** Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee for some cold drinks and a bite to eat as they promote their largest event of the year! The Walk to End Alz is on 9.29.19 at Sloss Furnaces. The walk planning committee will be there to help you register for the Walk while Wasabi Juan’s and Birmingham District Brewing Co will be donating 10% of all sales to the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alz-Birmingham! They’ll have prizes and giveaways for those who register! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/449210079142924/)**
**Movie Night at Iron City (17+) Thurs, Aug. 1, 6-11pm Cost: FREE At: Iron City Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Iron+City+Bhamemail@example.com,-86.8021605,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508883!4d-86.798085))** On Thursday, August 1, Iron City Bham will be transformed into a movie theatre for the night! Bring your friends to see Pineapple Express on a 240 sq. ft. HD projection screen! After the movie, stay for the chance to win unique prizes during Movie Night Trivia. ???????? Iron City Grill will be serving a special Movie Night Menu for you to enjoy while watching the film. They will also have a concession stand with popcorn, candy, and other movie theatre favorites! The fully stocked bar will be open all night and serving specialty drinks ???????? **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2374606042808398/ )**
Peace in the Park: Back to School Bash
Thurs, Aug. 1, 7:30pm
At: Legion Field (map)
Come out to Peace in the Park: Back-To-School Bash with Rickey Smiley on Thursday, August 1! There will be rides, games, music, basketball, and free school supplies for Birmingham City School students and teachers!
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**Tiny Desk Concert Thurs, Aug. 1, 7-10pm Cost: $12 adv/$15 door At: Saturn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7766834,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.5243751!4d-86.7744947))** Unfortunately, Bob Boilen wasn't able to pick each and every Tiny Desk Concert entrant to be the winner, but WBHM is delighted to showcase the heart of Alabama's local talent with the Tiny Desk Contest: The Best of Alabama at Saturn Birmingham. See performances from Joshua Moore, Love Moor, Jecky Bean, Justin Cross & The Engine Co., Vasa, and the Goldbergs! Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/922669541417679/)**
**Sloss Tech 2019 Fri, Aug. 2, 8am-5pm Cost: $199 At: Lyric Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnemail@example.com,-86.7766834,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.5243751!4d-86.7744947))** As the Southeast’s Premier Tech Conference, this year’s event is bigger and better than ever, bringing together the best and brightest of today’s tech entrepreneurs. Be there Friday morning at the Historic Lyric Theatre and hang out all day long for amazing talks! This year’s headliner is Alexis Ohanian, the Co-Founder of Reddit and best-selling author! Happenin’s in the Ham will be volunteering, so come find us and say Hi! **[Click here for more info.](https://sloss.tech/)**
**Secret Stages 2019 Fri-Sat, Aug. 2-3, 5:30pm Cost: $35+ At: Avondale ([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))** Secret Stages is one of our favorite festivals in Birmingham! Head to Avondale Friday and Saturday night for a music discovery experience you won’t forget! Past performers include The Seratones, Alabama Shakes, and St. Paul & the Broken Bones! Check out the site for the full line up (and Spotify playlist) of incredible artists! You never know who’s going to be the next big thing! Oh, and Secret Stages has the BEST VIP experience of any festival in Bham! Food, Drinks, Private lounge, and more! It’s definitely worth the ticket upgrade! See you there! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.secretstages.net/secret-stages-2019/)**
**Party on the Porch Fri, Aug. 2, 6-8pm Cost: FREE/Diaper Donations Encouraged! At: Alabama Outdoors ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Outdoorsemail@example.com,-86.7899427,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889197a19ebdbe3:0x79d504f295ee2cf8!8m2!3d33.4764782!4d-86.787754))** Don’t miss the next Party on the Porch for the Junior League of Birmingham! To beat the heat they are starting the party a little later than usual. Festivities will officially begin at 6:00pm and go until 8:00pm. Instead of cash donations, the Junior League will be hosting a diaper drive! Enjoy tunes from Rollin' In The Hay, savory snacks from Cantina on Wheels, sweet treats from Mountain Brook & Edgewood Creamery and brews from Good People Brewing Co.! Hang with our friends from Arc'teryx, Birmingham Mountain Radio, Birmingham Boulders, The Alabama Beta, and High Point Climbing And Fitness Birmingham! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1073223719532475/)**
**HomeTown Backyard BBQ Sat, Aug. 3, 1-5pm Cost: $8/kids FREE At: Hoover Met ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hoover+Metropolitan+Complexfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.852448,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888921111e061de1:0xdd0f67408816698e!8m2!3d33.3378659!4d-86.8502593))** Don’t miss this Backyard BBQ competition this Saturday! Free BBQ from professional competitors, local businesses and first responders with admission! All proceeds benefit the children of first responders with college scholarships. There will be inflatables for the kids, Blue Bell Ice Cream, horseback riding, and much more. Join in honoring our first responders and have a great time!! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/889653931410632/)**
Dread River Grand Opening!
Sat, Aug. 3, 3-11pm
At: Dread River Distilling (map)
Announcing the GRAND OPENING of the tasting room! Beginning at 3pm, the tasting room will now be open to the public for a day full of celebrations. They will be serving food and cocktails all day, offering cocktail classes, showcasing our private rooms and event space, and featuring DJ Killah Cam from NYC starting at 9 and playing till the party ends!
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**Pajama Jam: Back to School Summer Bash Sat, Aug. 3, 5-8pm Cost: $25/$12.50 for kids At: Birmingham Zoo ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Zooemail@example.com,-86.7817301,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a2a66044ac9:0x25d826e7b63dd34b!8m2!3d33.4860087!4d-86.7795414))** You’re invited to a fun-filled, pajama-wearing, music-jamming celebration at the Birmingham Zoo’s Pajama Jam! The end of summer is almost here, so enjoy one more party before the start of the school year! Wear your pajamas, pack a blanket and join the Zoo for some rocking tunes presented by Mason Music. This summer inspired pajama party offers the entire family an evening of games, activities, animal greetings, and excitement! Fun for all ages, the event hosts a special story time with Llama Llama Red Pajama! Guests will enjoy puppet shows from “That Puppet Guy”, making crafts, and cooling off in the Splash Pads. Don’t forget to bring your towel! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/345716913021388/)**
**Jimmy Buffett Tribute Night Sat, Aug. 3, 7-10pm Cost: $10 At: Wild Roast Cafe ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wild+Roast+Cafefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8585217,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891fbd7fb1d86d:0x68ca21d60ceca50d!8m2!3d33.41178!4d-86.856333))** Say farewell to the summer with an evening of paying tribute to Jimmy Buffett. Several local performers will take the stage over the course of the night, performing their interpretations of hits and deep tracks from the Mobile native. Outside food and drinks will be allowed. (BYO Cheeseburger in Paradise!) Wild Roast will be serving refreshing new “spirit free” cocktails and other delicious frozen concoctions to help you hang on! Tickets are just $10. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2036698986637911/)**
**Journey of Hope Sat, Aug. 3, 7-10pm Cost: $75 (fundraiser) 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))** The Journey of Hope fundraising event supports the advancement of medicine, technology, and therapies for people living with disabilities. Join in for this annual event at UAB's Alys Stephens Center. Once again, it promises to be an inspiring and dynamic evening; FUN for the entire family. In addition to honoring life-long advocate, Ed Robinson, the evening with feature Brian King Joseph, “The King of Violin” who will be making his Alabama debut! This 2018 finalist on America’s Got Talent is a self-taught prodigy who puts a rebellious spin on a classic instrument, wowing audiences with his explosive renditions of popular songs while dealing with his physical challenges! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1323235937826735/)**
Arc Stories: See What Had Happened Was...
Sat, Aug. 3, 7:30pm
At: Avon Theater (map)
We all have those stories that need an explanation. Head to the Avon Theater this Saturday for a night full of great storytelling by people like you! This month should bring lots of laughs! Don't miss out on one of our favorite Bham events!
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**Jazz Brunch Sun, Aug. 4, 11am-2pm Cost: Free to attend At: Ghost Train Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ghost+Train+Brewing+Co./@33.514525,-86.7960105,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb987d2055f:0xcede5870e2913348!8m2!3d33.5145205!4d-86.7938218))** Head to Ghost Train on the first Sunday of every month for Jazz Brunch! They have rotating food trucks each month. Brunch starts at 11am, and live jazz starts at noon. This is a great place to hangout with friends! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/848951612170425/?event_time_id=848951618837091)**
**Get Healthy on the Railroad: Cooking Class Sun, Aug. 4, 3:30pm Cost: FREE At: Railroad Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Railroad+Park,+1st+Avenue+South,+Birmingham,+ALfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7960105,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.5098585!4d-86.8084036))** It’s the last Cooking Class of the Summer! Don’t miss the fun, FREE, event that will teach you how to make some fresh, healthy, and delicious meals! The best part is that the first 100 people to register get a FULL bag of groceries for free! The bags will include everything you’ll need to duplicate the recipe they will be teaching you to make! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/411003166300719/)**