Sandwich in Some Great Events at the Beginning of Birmingham Restaurant Week 2017!

**[#BRW2017](** is finally here! This means that over 70(!) of your favorite Birmingham area restaurants will be offering special prix-fixe menus (French is fancy, y’all!) for the next 10 days! Get the breakdown of the various #BRW2017 events **[HERE](**, and in the meantime enjoy the exciting events in Birmingham this weekend! We know **[Southern Makers](** is going to be LIT...with trendy Mason Jars and other handmade crafts! See y’all this weekend! **[#RUhappenin](** ____

Lakeview Green RenderingLearn About Lakeview Green
Thurs, Aug. 10, 4pm
Cost: FREE
At: TrimTab Brewing Co. (map)

You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers! Come learn about Birmingham's new mix-use facility - Lakeview Green, TrimTab Brewing Company! We know the community is always curious about new developments downtown and this one has received a LOT of interest on B’ham Facebook forums. Come get some information and drafts courtesy of ARC Realty!
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Avondale Night Market**Avondale Night Market w/ The Steel City Jug Slammers Thurs, Aug. 10, 6pm Cost: FREE At: Market by the Tracks ([map](,-86.7742207,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a578bc1b5c1:0x15e9c03fb39872f2!8m2!3d33.5292249!4d-86.772032))** Come enjoy more than 50 vendors, Artists, Craftsmen, and all sorts of makers and sellers as they come show you what they do. You’ll be able to enjoy the very entertaining music of the Steel City Jug Slammers while there and Janelle Frost will be opening the show with her excellent acoustic rock! **[Click here for more info.](**
2nd Thursday Cinema Concert**A Hard Days Night w/Little Raine Band Thurs, Aug. 10, 6pm Cost: $10 At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](,-86.7763652,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245364!4d-86.7741765))** A HARD DAYS NIGHT Meet the Beatles! A Hard Day’s Night, is a film in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, capturing the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever! The Little Raine Band will also be performing at the event! **[Click here for more info.](**
Writers on the MIC**Writers on the Mic Thurs, Aug. 10, 7:30pm Cost: FREE At: DISCO ([map](,-86.7552218,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a8fbe789fe7:0xf0e8b2b68c281b67!8m2!3d33.5398297!4d-86.7530331))** NGMC is back at DISCO for the 2017-2018 season with two wonderful readings and an open mic! Birmingham local Chalie Ritch will share touching verse about family, and Huntsville's Shea Stripling will regale the crowd with work from her new book, “No One Will Ever Believe You: Poems About Bill Murray.” There will also be an open mic session to cap off the evening, so show up early to sign up for our limited number of 5-minute slots. Cookies and coffee will be provided by Church Street Coffee & Books along with cocktails and local brews from the Whiskey Thief! **[Click here for more info.](**

Solar EclipseAlabama Summer Skies: Great American Solar Eclipse!
Thurs, Aug. 10, 8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Christenberry Planetarium at Samford (map)

Check out the Alabama Summer Skies series! In this presentation they will be discussing the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017! Learn about all the phases of the eclipse and how best to view it! Doodles will be in attendance with their truck for you to buy some delicious sorbet and italian ice. Admission is free and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Get excited!
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Birmingham Restaurant Week 2017Birmingham Restaurant Week 2017!!!
Fri, Aug. 11 - Sun, Aug. 20
Cost: Prices vary per event/restaurant
At: Birmingham’s BEST Restaurants!!!

Join us as we blog about Birmingham Restaurant Week, Birmingham’s premier dining out and tasting event that attracts food lovers from across the city and beyond! Enjoy dining out at over 70 restaurants during this 10-day event along with sampling delicious dishes, sip wines, local beers and cocktails during the interactive tasting experiences!
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The Princess BrideThe Princess Bride
Fri, Aug. 11, 7pm
Cost: $8
At: Alabama Theatre (map)

Missing out on this classic would be “Inconceivable!” Long before she helped take over The White House, and before her and Forest were “like peas and carrots,” Robin Wright played Princess Buttercup in this ‘80s favorite! This is the perfect chance to introduce your kids to this incredible film! Want more details? “As you wish.”
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Whitlee CaseyWhitlee Casey @ Seeds Coffee
Fri, Aug. 11, 7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Seeds Coffee (map)

Head to Seeds coffee Friday to see the talented Whitlee Casey! Whitlee has been playing live music for over a decade. You’ll be able to enjoy this free show and sip some great coffee!
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Sweet CharitySweet Charity
Fri-Sun, Aug. 11-13, 7:30pm (2:30pm Sun.)
Cost: $15
At: Virginia Samford Theatre (map)

Inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, SWEET CHARITY explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, SWEET CHARITY captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. This is a great show at a great price! Don’t miss out!
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Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind**Jason Ricci & THe Bad Kind Fri, Aug. 11, 8pm Cost: FREE! At: Iron City ([map](,-86.7893279,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508914!4d-86.79786))** Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. Listed in almost every top ten list of players on the internet today, Jason Ricci is a polarizing force always in the spot light and on the tips of critics, artists and fans tongue’s everywhere. Ricci’s style of playing is so revolutionary and influential that there exists an entire younger generation of players imitating his music, clothes, gear, and even stage presence! **[Click here for more info.](**

Baby PaloozaBabypalooza!
Sat, Aug. 12, 9:30am-2:30pm
Cost: FREE!
At: BJCC South Hall (map)

It seems like everyone we know is having a baby! If you are expecting, head over to the BJCC for Baby Palooza! They'll have some sales and giveaways since it's also a GroVia retailer appreciation event where you can save 15% off GroVia. This event is sure to help you figure out what essentials you’ll need!
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Southern Makers**The 5th Annual Southern Makers Sat-Sun, Aug. 12-13, 12pm Cost: $25+ At: Sloss Furnaces ([map](,-86.7932495,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bafff39322d:0x4ed8f930de175988!8m2!3d33.5206505!4d-86.7910608))** Southern Makers is an event that celebrates Southern creativity and innovation while providing a platform for bringing together handpicked top talent in their respective trades. Ranging from experts in architecture to art to fashion to food to repurposing and everything in between, the event explores southern based creativity that enriches lives. There’s also going to be a great After Party Saturday 7pm at Avondale Brewing Co. featuring John Paul White and more!!! **[Click here for more info.](**

Wet Hot TrimTab SummerSummer Camp @ Trim Tab!
Sat, Aug. 12, 3pm
Cost: FREE!
At: TrimTab Brewing Co. (map)

It's been a Wet Hot TrimTab Summer already and they are turning the heat up for Summer Camp! Join in for camp games, arts and crafts, live music, special brews and more! Dress up in your favorite summer camp attire! Make macaroni jewelry, get a henna tattoo, and eat some great food!
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Toyota Camry SilverCamry Fest 2017!
Sat, Aug. 12, 2pm
Cost: FREE!
At: Seasick Records (map)

In our “Quirky Events” category… Stop by Seasick Records on Saturday from 2-7PM and pay homage to our faithful sedans. They'll have models on display from as early as 1991 and all the way up to the new 2018 model. There will be giveaways from our friends at Hoover Toyota too! This is when a monogram sticker on your car might actually be useful!
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HLF Block Party**4th Annual Block Party Sat, Aug. 12, 5pm Cost: $10-$20 At: Homewood Library ([map](,-86.7976548,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889196f6f7ea159:0x98c18abace975cc4!8m2!3d33.4751511!4d-86.7954661))** The Homewood Library Foundation's Fourth Annual Block Party fundraiser will be filled with food and fun for the whole family! Enjoy adult beverages from Rush Wine and Avondale Brewery while you sample food from Dave's Pizza, Demetri's BBQ, Homewood Gourmet, Little Donkey, Nabeel's Café, Piggly Wiggly, Shiki, Soho Social and Urban Cookhouse. Listen to local musicians Mike Sheehan and Eric Watters while your kids enjoy the bounce houses, a climbing wall and more fun activities! **[Click here for more info.](**
Roller Derby Double Header Tragic City Rollers**Last Roller Derby Bout of the Season Sat, Aug. 12, 5pm Cost: $15 At: Zamora Shrine Temple ([map](,-86.6449887,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888912368a70311f:0x39a4d2d09f1a700f!8m2!3d33.534955!4d-86.6428))** End your summer right with one last derby double header! At 5pm, watch all of TCR battle it out...our two home intraleague teams go head to head. Who will you cheer for: Hot Quads???????? or Rollsheviks??????? Then at 7pm, TCR's Plan-B takes on neighboring Montgomery. If you haven’t check out Tragic City Rollers yet now is the time to do it! **[Click here for more info.](**
Second Spaces Logo**Second Spaces Presents: Kyle Cox & Justin Cross Sat, Aug. 12, 7pm Cost: $10 At: ??? (Secret Location Sent Upon Purchase)** Come enjoy the intimate music event! The location is secret and only revealed once you purchase your ticket. Second Spaces allows you to get up close and personal with talented musicians as they share not only their music, but also their stories. It’s also a BYOB event. Seating is limited, so act fast! **[Click here for more info.](**

Redemptive Cycles Rolling Town HallRolling Town Hall
Sun, Aug. 13, 2:30pm
Cost: FREE!
At: Redemptive Cycles (map)

Curious where the Birmingham candidates for Mayor and City Council stand on bicycle transportation? Wonder what they have to say about bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure? Interested in their goals for continuing Birmingham's evolution into a vibrant cityscape? Then this FREE event is for you! Enjoy this interesting take on a local Town Hall.
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Birmingham Restaurant Week // Fri, Aug 11 - Sun, Aug 20

[Birmingham Innovation Week // Fri, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 25](Aug 25

Sidewalk Film Festival // Tues, Aug 22 - Sun, Aug 27