Weekend Roundup: Aug 17-20
As you prepare for the Eclipse, don't miss out on the end of Birmingham Restaurant Week 2017!
Everyone is abuzz about the Solar Eclipse on Monday, but there is so much happenin' before then! Birmingham Restaurant Week is still going on and there are so many great places to choose from! Birmingham Innovation Week kicks off this weekend as well and it's packed full of events! Check below for more fun events Happenin' in the 'Ham this weekend! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/ruhappenin/)**
Birmingham Restaurant Week 2017
Now-Sun, Aug 20
At: Participating Restaurants
Hopefully by now you’ve tried at least one of the #BRW2017 menus. If not, what are you waiting for?! This is the last weekend of Restaurant Week and the perfect time to get lunch or dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants that are featured! Enjoy multiple courses of food without breaking the bank! Click here for more info.
**Birmingham Innovation Week Aug 18-25 Cost: FREE At: Various Locations** Birmingham is a LOT more innovative than most people realize! Come learn about some of the great strides our city is making through start-ups, incubators, and other programs that are taking place right under our noses! There are quite a few events, demonstrations, and lectures to choose from. Be sure to register in advance so you’ll have a seat! **[Click here for more info.](http://www.innovationweekbirmingham.com)**
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2017/08/20708431_707073166142630_4288619293291111383_n.jpg" alt="Uptown Live Logo"style="width:200px;height:200px;float:left;padding:0.5em">Uptown LIVE
Thurs, Aug 17, 6-8:30pm
At: Uptown District (map)
Come experience live music, great food and your favorite drinks at Uptown Live, an outdoor concert!!! Stop by after work and bring the family to hear up-and-coming country music singer Tyler Dial, who will be in town from Austin, Texas, for the show. Grab dinner and a drink from one of the eight restaurants at Uptown, including Your Pie, The Southern Kitchen & Bar, Mugshots, Todd English P.U.B-Birmingham, Eugene's Hot Chicken, Octane Birmingham and Cantina Laredo. Bring folding chairs, relax and enjoy the tunes or watch from Uptown’s rooftop. Click here for more info.
**Alabama Summer Skies: Great American Solar Eclipse Thurs, Aug 17, 6-9pm Cost: FREE At: Christenberry Planetarium ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Christenberry+Planetarium,+Homewood,+ALemail@example.com,-86.791991,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891972fb167355:0x4863a7ca8afc3846!8m2!3d33.4663905!4d-86.7898023))** NEED SOLAR GLASSES?! Head over to the Alabama Summer Skies series! In this presentation they will be discussing the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 and distributing certified eclipse glasses while supplies last (one per person)! Doodles is partnering with them this summer and 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. We expect large crowds, so be sure to arrive early. Get excited! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/168673640366048/)**
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2017/08/20431628_10154905652350369_4411901413619749500_n.jpg" alt="Art on the Rocks Birmingham"style="width:200px;height:200px;float:left;padding:0.5em">Art on the Rocks
Fri, Aug 18, 7-11pm
At: Bham Museum of Art (map)
It’s the final Art On The Rocks of the season! They’re packing the night full of performances by artists and actors, bakers and filmmakers, musicians, and so much more. Don't miss the last big pARTy of Birmingham’s favorite summer series! Click here for more info.
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2017/08/19149454_10155687948917985_4980653104259140907_n.jpg" alt="Ladies Day Out"style="width:200px;height:200px;float:left;padding:0.5em">Ladies’ Day Out
Sat, Aug 19, 11am-5pm
At: Hoover Public Library (map)
Treat yourself! Join us for a day of beauty, education, and decadent indulgences from hand treatments and back massages to home and beauty hacks you can duplicate at home. Bring your friends for door prizes and a free day of celebration! There will be Women’s Self-Defense Class with Detective Juan Rodriquez, keynote speakers, Pure Barre, Hand treatments, and more! Click here to learn about all the events and to register.
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-17-at-10.22.03-AM.png" alt="Kickin' Chickin Wing Fest"style="width:200px;height:200px;float:left;padding:0.5em">Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest
Sat, Aug 19, 1-8pm
At: Ghost Train Brewing (map)
The Inaugural Kickin' Chicken Wing Fest at Ghost Train Brewing Company benefits The Literacy Council on August 19. There will be a wing cooking competition and live music. The competition begins at 1 p.m., while music begins at 2 p.m. Get more info and "Early Bird" tickets here.
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2017/08/20664449_10155508246380561_3113837432965057804_n.jpg" alt="Beer Bands and Bullies"style="width:200px;height:200px;float:left;padding:0.5em">Beer, Bands, & Bullies
Sat, Aug 19, 4-11pm
At: Cahaba Brewing (map)
Join Bama Bully Rescue for the 7th Annual Beer Bands & Bullies music festival at Cahaba Brewing Company! A select number of VIP tickets are available in advance for $25. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcomed and encouraged. All proceeds benefit Bama Bully Rescue! Click here for more info.
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-17-at-10.25.28-AM.png" alt="Summer Jam"style="width:200px;height:200px;float:left;padding:0.5em">Summer Jam 2017
Sat, Aug 19, 5-9pm
At: Ensley's Historic Commercial Core (map)
Enjoy a free a outdoor concert and food festival with regionally and locally-renowned bands. Guests can also enjoy street vendors, an “Open House” highlighting downtown Ensley businesses and grand prize giveaways. Confirmed food truck partners include Dirty Red, Granny’s Fish & Grits, Magic City Sweet Ice and Kin Folks Grille & Catering. Jermaine “Funny Maine” Johnson will host! Click here for more info.
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2017/08/20228632_10213746644886558_6778774039274984073_n.jpg" alt="10th Annual White Party"style="width:200px;height:200px;float:left;padding:0.5em">10th Annual White Party
Sat, Aug 19, 6pm-12am
At: Lakeview Bham (map)
It’s back for it’s 10th year! Get decked out in your most stylish white outfit and head to Lakeview for a night of food, drinks, dancing, and fun! Admission includes food, wine, and champagne! (Careful with that merlot!) This year features air-conditioned tents, a DJ, and more! The pre-party starts at Sky Castle and the festivities will continue throughout the night! This event is always a “Who’s Who” of Birmingham Young Professionals! Click here for more info.
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-17-at-8.57.58-AM.png" alt="Punk Rock Art Show"style="width:200px;height:200px;float:left;padding:0.5em">Punk Rock Art Show
Sat, Aug 19, 6-11pm
At: Black Market 5pts (map)
Come enjoy 15 of the most uniquely talented and illustrious local Artists as they set up shop at Black Market Grill. You never know what funky, artistic, treasures await! You’ll also be able to enjoy some great local Punk Rock, performed live! Click here for more info.
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2017/08/18921860_10155884216131729_6222346465426745718_n.jpg" alt="Bride getting out of a Classic Car"style="width:200px;height:200px;float:left;padding:0.5em">Southern Bridal Show
Sun, Aug 20, 12-3pm
At: BJCC (map)
Don't leave your dream wedding to chance! Meet face to face with wedding professionals, and find everything you need for your special day in one place and in one day! Shop options for venues, flowers, photographers, and more without having to drive all over town! Click here for more info.
<img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/happenins-in-the-ham/2017/08/18920453_1113952128748911_6532197023227261213_n.jpg" alt="Jazz in the Park"style="width:200px;height:200px;float:left;padding:0.5em">Jazz in the Park
Sun, Aug 20, 6-9pm
At: Debardlebaron Park (map)
The Jazz in the Park Concert Series returns to Bessemer on Aug. 20 at DeBardeleben Park. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers for a great afternoon of jazz music that’s sure to be fun for the whole family! Click here for more info.
ALSO HAPPENIN’ THIS WEEKEND:
Taste of Trussville // Thur 8.17 5:30-8 @ Trussville CC // $25
I Love The 80s Trivia // Thur 8.17, 7-8pm @ Hoover Library // FREE
Boiling N' Bragging //Sat 8.19, 6:30-9:30pm // @Otey's Tavern // $25
WBRC FOX6 News Women's Expo // Fri 8.18, 10-5 @ Riverchase Galleria // FREE
Third Friday in Forest Park // Fri 8.18, 5-9pm @ Forest Park // FREE
Local Authors Expo // Sat 8.19, 9-3pm @ Bham Public Library // FREE