Secret Stages is here!!!

This weekend brings all kinds of wonderful events, but the one we are most excited about is Secret Stages 2018! This Music Discovery Festival has moved to Avondale! We can’t stress enough how much fun it is! You should definitely go for the VIP tickets since you get delicious meals, drinks, and so much more! Before you discover new music check below to and discover some awesome weekend events! **[#RUhappenin](** ___

Barons LogoBirmingham Barons
Thurs Aug 2 – Monday Aug 6
Cost: $7
At: Regions Field (map)

Barons face off against the Mobile Baybears for this 5-day homestand. This is the LAST MONTH that you can catch the Barons at home so soak it up as much as you can!
Thursday – Thirsty Thursday
Friday – Kid’s Rickwood Replica Jersey Giveaway (first 1,000 kids)
Saturday – PYRO PALOOZA! (biggest Firework show of the year!)
Sunday – Kids Run the Bases (Family Sunday Funday)
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Tru40 Grand OpeningTrue40 Downtown Birmingham Grand Opening
Thur, Aug 2, 5pm-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: True40 - The Battery(map)

Join True40 for their GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! It will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a tour of the new studio and drinks to celebrate! Several local special guests include, Hydralive Therapy, [Better Kombucha]( /), Nourish, Kendra Scott, and many more!
We are the first tenants to open in The Battery, a very exciting redevelopment downtown. Some of our neighbors will be at the party, so look forward to meeting them too!
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Art Crawl August 2018**Birmingham Art Crawl Thur, Aug 2, 5pm-9pm Cost: FREE At:The Pizitz ([map](,-86.8101677,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.514158!4d-86.807979))** Join the Art Crawl every first Thursday in downtown Birmingham! Stroll the streets of BHM and discover the amazing talent of local artists and artisans exhibiting and selling works outside of The Pizitz from 5-9 p.m., rain or shine! **[Click here for more info.](**
Ignite the Night**Ignite the Night Thurs, Aug 2, 6pm-9pm Cost: FREE At: Lifetime Fitness ([map](,-86.7366086,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891785f6cc61d3:0x6202763ba72fb453!8m2!3d33.4287647!4d-86.7344199))** Join Lifetime Fitness for Ignite the Night, a summer event that blends a workout of studio, cycle and yoga, with a dance party. They’ll supply the glow, you bring the energy. Free for members. Free for non-members. Freeing for all.6:00–7:00pm: Check in and start glowing // 7:00–7:50pm: Experience 20 minutes of a Studio class, 20 minutes of a Cycle class and 20 minutes of a Yoga class// 8:00–9:00pm: Social Hour **[Click here for more info.](**
Wonderland Wives**Play: Wonderland Wives Thurs-Sat, Aug 2-4, 8pm Cost: $20 At: Theatre Downtown ([map](,-86.7976743,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb8e89b25e3:0x798516626a438f1a!8m2!3d33.5113337!4d-86.7954856))** Did you ever wonder what happened after Snow White was awakened by true love’s kiss? When Cinderella married her Prince Charming? When Belle reversed the magical spell of the Beast? It turns out, it was all downhill from there! Now, these Real Housewives of Disneyland spend their days trying to keep it all together while their happily ever afters are crumbling around them. And, they might just pull it off....if they can stop throwing shade at one another! “WONDERLAND WIVES” is an Alabama premiere of one of the funniest plays we’ve read in a long time! Directed by Kelsey Crawford. (not suitable for children) **[Click here for more info.](**
Party on the Porch Alabama Outdoors**Party on the Porch Fri, Aug 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm Cost: FREE At: Alabama Outdoors ([map](,-86.7898515,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889197a19ebdbe3:0x79d504f295ee2cf8!8m2!3d33.4764097!4d-86.7876628))** Join Alabama Outdoors at our Homewood location the third Party on the Porch of the season! They'll have food from **[Eugene's Hot Chicken](**, scoops from **[Big Spoon Creamery](**, brews from **[Cahaba Brewing Company](**, and tunes from **[The Old Fashioned Rhythm Method](**. The **[High Point Climbing And Fitness](** will be there, too! Proceeds from this Party on the Porch will benefit the **[Junior League of Birmingham](**- one of the largest volunteer organizations in America. This is a family-friendly event. We hope to see you there! **[Click here for more info.](**

Secret Stages 2018Secret Stages
Fri & Sat, Aug 3 & 4, 5:30pm-12am
Cost: $25-40
At: Avondale Area (map)

Secret Stages is a two-day walking music festival that will take place in Avondale. (Pro Tip: Get VIP Passes! Totally worth it!) For two nights a diverse group of music enthusiasts are treated to around 60 bands performing on the stages of neighborhood establishments. These acts were drawn from the nation, the region, and our own backyard, and all are up-and-coming or buzz-worthy acts on the cusp of making a big splash. All Secret Stages venues are within a two-block radius, so our patrons can come to the city center, park, and have walking access to dozens of bands, a variety of venues, and delectable restaurants. This is one of our favorite Birmingham events that we look forward to each year!
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Bards and Brews at Hop CityBards and Brews
Fri, Aug 3, 7pm-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Hop City Beer & Wine (map)

Bards & Brews is going on the road to Hop City Beer & Wine in Birmingham’s Lakeview entertainment district. Brian "Voice Porter" Hawkins will serve as host and emcee. Food and beer will be available for purchase inside Hop City. Join them for an unforgettable night featuring many of metro Birmingham's best spoken word poets sharing their work in one of the city’s most popular nightspots.
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Party of the YearParty of the Year
Fri, Aug 3,8pm-11pm
Cost: FREE
At: Workplay (map)

FREE PARTY!! For years, fans have reached out asking The Black Jacket Symphony to perform at weddings and parties. They are always honored to be asked, but recreating an album for a wedding reception leaves a bit to be desired. After years of planning, WorkPlay is excited to present Party Of The Year, a new product from the producers of The Black Jacket Symphony. It’s the same great musicianship, lighting, and quality audio experience their fans have come to expect combined with party hits from the past 6 decades. Join us for a FREE PARTY on Friday, August 3rd. We’ll have incredible drink specials and music that will have you dancing all night long! Reserve your spot today! You must reserve tickets online - first come, first serve.
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Motors & Mochas**Motors & Mochas Sat, Aug 4, 9am-11am Cost:$4-$6 At: Vulcan Park & Museum ([map](,-86.7977257,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd90950f017:0x4a5843a1e1144cf!8m2!3d33.4917!4d-86.795537))** Vulcan Park and Museum invites car enthusiasts to the Motors and Mochas Car Show with The Porsche Sports Driving School. Motors and Mochas was created to bring car aficionados together atop Red Mountain to share their passion for cool cars including classics, customized, restored, racing and other incredible vehicles. **[O’Henry’s Coffee](** will be available onsite while supplies last. Admission is Adults $6, Seniors (65+) / Military $5, Children ages 5-12 $4, and Children 4 years and under free. **[Click here for more info.](**
TJ Tower Beat the Heat Marketplace**Beat the Heat Marketplace Sat, Aug 4, 10am-5pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Thomas Jefferson Tower ([map](,-86.8127987,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b925d50f10f:0x2a32b20d65a1cc2f!8m2!3d33.512975!4d-86.81061))** Due to the amazing feedback from our last pop up event in April, TJ Tower is proud to announce the "Beat the Heat" Marketplace. They are partnering with several locals artists and vendors, including **[Roots & Revelry](**, for this amazing opportunity to learn about what Birmingham has to offer! We look forward to seeing everyone there! **[Click here for more info.](**
Corbin Family Fun Day**Family Fun Day Sat, Aug 4, 1pm-6pm Cost: $5-$10 At: Corbin Farms Winery ([map](,-86.7785318,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892fac42dfe3a9:0x97c57de68a09fd45!8m2!3d33.1753778!4d-86.7763431))** Corbin Farms Winery is celebrating a Grand Re-Opening and having a Family Day! They will have a bounce house, a water slide, and a dunking booth!. You will get a chance to dunk one of the Corbin guys or Chef Daniel! In addition, they will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs with a glass of wine. Cheese and fruit plates and other standard menu items will be available to order as well (not included with admission). Kids will receive sodas or water. Looking to crave your sweet tooth...... they will have cotton candy for sale. **[Dixieland Funnel Cakes](** will also be there to sale funnel cakes and lemonade. At 3:00 pm, Pay Dirt will be entertaining us on the patio with some amazing music. **[Click here for more info.](**
Arc Stories On the Clock**Arc Stories: On the Clock - Stories About Work Sat, Aug 4, 7:30pm Cost: $10 At: Avon Theater ([map](,-86.7900419,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb664438b13:0xa2f78f2212ef06e0!8m2!3d33.5114649!4d-86.7878532))** Arc Stories is the celebration of the great tradition of storytelling. It is the chance for our stories to move off the front porch, or from around the campfire, or out of the coffee house, and be put on stage in front of friends and strangers alike. True, Personal Stories - Told In Person. Don’t miss this flagship event. **[Click here for more info.](**

Railroad Park Cooking ClassGet Healthy on the Railroad Cooking Class
Sun, Aug 5, 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Railroad Park (map)

We are excited for another Get Healthy on the Railroad series. Urban Ministry’s chef Ama Shambulia will be demonstrating fresh, simple, southern favorite recipes you can easily replicate at home, as well as sharing healthy eating tips. The first 100 registered participants receive a FREE bag of produce from Piggly Wiggly Clairmont Avenue. Registration will open 30 minutes prior to class. Class will take place at the 17th St. Plaza at Railroad Park.
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