Weekend Roundup: Aug 23-26
Happy Sidewalk, Birmingham!
The 20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival is this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited! You don’t want to miss out on this festival! Check out the details and other great events below! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)** ___
Sidewalk Film Festival
Thursday, Aug 24 – Sunday, Aug 26
At: Theatre District 3rd Ave N (map)
This is Sidewalk Film Festival’s 20th anniversary and we are so excited to be covering it again this year!
The 20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 21-26, 2018. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.
With ten venues located within Birmingham’s historic Theatre District, spontaneity rules the schedule of Sidewalk attendees. Low-priced weekend passes provide easy access to Sidewalk venues, encouraging attendees to seek out new films and sample programming they may not otherwise see. The result is a crowd rich in diversity and united in a hunger for new film. Come see what the hype is all about and experience some good old-fashioned southern hospitality! Here a some of the main events taking place during the festival:
Friday - Opening Night at AL Theatre followed by a huge party! $30
Saturday - Drive-In / 8pm / FREE
[“Projections” 7pm at Lyric Theatre $20](https://www.facebook.com/events/254795608672392/ Saturday – Arc Stories)
Saturday - 80s Party / Linn Park / $25
Click here for more festival info!
Birmingham Barons Baseball
Fri-Tues, Aug 24-28
At: Regions Field (map)
Can you believe it?! It’s the very last homestand of the year and it’s against Jacksonville! Check out all the fun activities at the games this weekend and don’t miss the last home game on Tuesday, Aug 28!
Friday - 7:05pm FIREWORKS / Margaritaville Night (shrimp boil)
Saturday - 6:30pm Michael Kopech Bobblehead / BirdZerk
Sunday - 3pm Fan Appreciation Day/ Family Day
Click here for more info.
Casual Thursday Comedy
Thurs, Aug 23, 9pm
At: Crestwood Tavern (map)
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!
Click here for more info!
Rick and Bubba Outdoor Expo
Fri, Aug 24 - Sun, Aug 26
At: BJCC (map)
Head to the BJCC this weekend for a 3 day Expo that is sure to be fun for the entire family! This show features the best in hunting and fishing and other outdoor activities all happening under one roof. Times vary each day, so click the link below for more details!
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**Sweet Home Brews Fri, Aug 24, 6pm-10pm Cost: $25 in adv At: Tin Roof ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tin+Roofemail@example.com,-86.7916837,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb7b40a8717:0xff8c00714d777691!8m2!3d33.510591!4d-86.789495))** Join the Junior Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama on Friday, August 24th at Tin Roof as they host the 4th Annual Sweet Home Brews event! Breweries from across the Southeast will be in attendance to serve up tastes of their favorite brews. Every attendee will receive a tasting glass to sample beers from each of the participating craft breweries. Come out for a night of beer, food, fun and live music to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.rmhca.org/event/sweet-home-brews-2018/)**
**Free Family Fun Day Sat, Aug 25, 10am-2pm Cost: FREE At: Southern Museum of Flight ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Southern+Museum+of+Flightfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7402577,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888910089fcb689b:0xff00a06ad9a8952c!8m2!3d33.5637466!4d-86.738069))** Family Day is an open house in which families can experience fun and engaging activities at the museum, such as building airplanes and helicopters, a scavenger hunt, along with a photo booth, video games and face painting! Families can also enjoy rock climbing, airplane exploration and vintage jeeps. Food trucks will also be available! **[Click here for more info!](http://www.southernmuseumofflight.org/free-family-fun-day/)**
**Happy Healthy Kids Fair Sat, Aug 25, 10:00am-3:00pm Cost: FREE At: Riverchase Galleria ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Riverchase+Galleriaemail@example.com,-86.810541,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888922179fef236b:0x4c3432fce349e744!8m2!3d33.3790316!4d-86.8083523))** Birmingham Parent’s 2018 Happy Healthy Kids Fair is the back-to-school event that you do not want to miss! This free, family-friendly event will provide information and vendors relating to health care, nutrition, sports, exercise, volunteer opportunities, education, camps, insurance and much, much more! The first 200 visitors will receive a swag bag filled with coupons, goodies & other great surprises! There will also be several fantastic giveaways that you will definitely want to enter to win! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/253265505220314/)**
10th Annual Tailgate Challenge
Sat, Aug 25, 11am-2pm
At: The Bell Center (map)
The Bell Center’s Tailgate Challenge provides a fun way for Bell Center supporters to celebrate and anticipate the upcoming football season. Event-goers will enjoy tastes of tailgating food at various team tents. It will be an afternoon of music, kid-friendly events and team rivalry. Celebrity judges will be on hand to judge each of the teams on most team spirit, best tasting food, and best all around. Tailgate Challenge is a great way to kick off football season, show your team spirit and help support The Bell Center.
Click here for more info!
Hangar Fest III
Sat, Aug 25, 2pm-11pm
At: The Hangar Bar & Grill (map)
Located at The Hangar Bar & Grill, right on the runway at the Bessemer Municipal Airport. Enjoy 2 stages of music all day long, local vendors, food, drinks and plenty of fun. Bands - Drivin and Cryin, Nappy Roots, Suburban Love Junkies and so many more! Kids ages 10 & under get in FREE.
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**Taste of 4th Ave Jazz Festival Sat, Aug 25, 12pm-10pm Cost: FREE At: 4th Ave District ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Carver+Theatre+for+the+Performing+Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8140388,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b92004dea0f:0xc5027f4006f64df7!8m2!3d33.5148756!4d-86.8118501))** The Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue District Downtown with gates opening at 12 Noon and show kicking off at 2:00 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. As a hub for black commerce and culture during the days of segregation, the historic 4th Avenue Business District is one-of-a-kind. The district set the scene for the taste-makers of yesterday and stands today as a testament to the resilience of a people. Seeking to celebrate the spirit of the district, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, inspired by the “Taste of Chicago,” launched the first Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival in 2003. Now approaching its 15th year, this one-day event has become a popular summer staple and continues to be presented at no cost to attendees, in collaboration with Urban Impact, Inc., the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, and the City of Birmingham. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/278637726218511/)**
**Homewood Back to School Bash Sat, Aug 25, 4:30pm-8:30pm Cost: FREE At: Homewood Patriot Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Patriot+Parkemail@example.com,-86.8322238,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891ecf23ab2795:0xdd09c0dd8a36aa67!8m2!3d33.4584059!4d-86.8300351))** This year’s Back to School Bash is presented by Pizzeria GM and Ash Homewood. The event will kick off the new school year with an array of rides, bounce houses, food and live entertainment. There is no admission charge to enter the event area around Homewood Patriot Park, but to jump and play on the bounce houses and ride the mechanical attractions an unlimited attractions wristband ($10) must be purchased. Proceeds from the wristband sales go to benefit the Homewood High School Band. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1875194876121230/)**
**Jam 4 Sam Sun, Aug. 26, 1-4pm Cost: $10 At: Redhills Brewery ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Red+Hills+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8322238,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889196458a6f4e7:0x9b70f4aa41141e9b!8m2!3d33.479307!4d-86.7944271))** This year's event will be held at Red Hills Brewery and will feature some amazing local bands. Proceeds will benefit Children's of Alabama. This is a family friendly event so bring the whole gang! You can purchase tickets at the door, from any Mesch AZA member, or contact Katie Hausman at email@example.com. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2116995165242803/)**
**Jazz in the Park Sun, Aug. 26, 6-9pm Cost: FREE At: Midfield Rec Center ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Midfield+Recreation+Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.9074767,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8888e1e0bbbc2d85:0x686ac8e6e9483e66!8m2!3d33.468447!4d-86.905288))** The Jazz in the Park series returns to Midfield! Bring the whole family and enjoy some amazing jazz music! Don’t forget your chairs so you can relax as the sun sets on a busy weekend! Oh, and feel free to bring a cooler with food and drinks to enjoy during the show! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2038477136187176/)**