Weekend Roundup: Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Roll Tide, War Eagle, and Go Blazers!!!
It’s a Holiday Weekend and around here it might as well be because of the return of College Football! We want to give a special shout out to the UAB Blazers as they make their much anticipated return! There are some other great events to keep you busy pre and post gameday. Check below to see what’s happenin’ around town this weekend! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/ruhappenin/)**
Punch Cancer in the Mouth
Thurs, Aug 31, 5-9pm
At: Hop City Birmingham (map)
Cancer sucks and one of Hop City’s own is fighting it. Justin Jones is one of the original Hop City team members, bar manager, and your favorite teddybear behind the bar. And he has tongue cancer. This Thursday, Hop City is giving the bar to Justin to support him and his family in this fight against cancer. Stop by, drink some beer, and every dollar spent goes straight to support Justin as he punches cancer in the mouth!
Click here for more info.
**Best of Birmingham Comedy Vol. 1 Thurs, Aug 31, 8pm Cost: $7 At: Saturn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnemail@example.com,-86.7767706,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.524212!4d-86.7745819))** Did you know Birmingham has a flourishing stand up comedy scene? Our comics perform across the country and here locally in the city almost daily. Goulash Comedy and Saturn would like to give you an opportunity to sample the best of what's around with this special series highlighting the best stand up comics in the Magic City! This installment is hosted by Scott Gordon, who will lead you through a night of side-splitting laughs featuring some of B’hams most talented comics! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/113976529267226/)**
**Oktoberfest Launch by Cahaba Brewing Co. Fri, Sept 1, 2-11pm Cost: FREE admission At: Moe’s Original BBQ Lakeview ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Moe's+Original+Bar+%26+BBQfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7885465,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb678d0b923:0x3079a44be96b4ac3!8m2!3d33.5111278!4d-86.7863578))** Forget the Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Come help Cahaba Brewing Co. celebrate the launch of their fall seasonal, the Oktoberfest! This fan favorite is a malty, full bodied ale with subtle hop characteristics. Come kick off football weekend and the beginning of fall with $5 drafts of Oktoberfest all day at Moe's Original BBQ Lakeview! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1900456890274533/)**
**Blazer Block Party! Fri, Sept 1, 4-6pm Cost: FREE At: UAB Commons on the Green ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Commons+on+the+Greenemail@example.com,-86.8065087,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be858ff49f1:0x4b68a7e29ab09c14!8m2!3d33.5000765!4d-86.80432))** This one is for our friends attending UAB, especially new students! Celebrate the conclusion of the first week of classes with free pizza, ice cream sandwiches, and live music from BlazeRadio at the Commons Plaza! Oh how we miss college! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1893994174198201/)**
Food Truck Friday
Fri, Sept 1, 5-8pm
At: The Summit (map)
Stop by The Summit for Food Truck Friday, the first Friday of every month. Enjoy live music from Sean Heninger as well as free swag from Kendra Scott and Swoozies. Start your weekend with some delicious cuisine with friends and don't forget pups are welcome too!
Mobile offerings include:
- Saw's Street Kitchen
- The Heavenly Donut Co.
- Broad Street Peaux Boys
- Bendy's Cookies & Cream
Click here for more info.
**Friday Hot Cakes! Fri, Sept 1, 6-10pm Cost: Varies per item At: Magic City Daylight Donuts ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Magic+City+Daylight+Donuts+-+Acton+Roadfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7659938,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889186d0454ec5d:0xf59f188bb87b64be!8m2!3d33.4098054!4d-86.7638051))** Because of the eclipse, then Sidewalk Film Festival, we have missed getting Hot Cakes the past few weeks. If you haven’t done it yet, stop by Magic City Daylight Donuts on Acton Rd this Friday night and prepare to eat some of the best hot & fresh donuts you’ve ever tasted! Each week they feature different specialty donuts from Peach Cobbler (made with local peaches, of course), a S’mores donut, and hot “Ice Cream Sandwich” that tastes like beignets, and more! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1677792388920431/)**
Guided Hike: Mining History
Sat, Sept 2, 10am-1:30pm
At: Ruffner Mountain (map)
Ruffner Mountain was once home to the Sloss-Sheffield Mines where iron-ore and limestone were extracted and sent to the blast furnaces at Sloss. Join Gary Bostany and discover Ruffner’s role in the mining heyday of Birmingham while exploring these sites and artifacts up close. Learn about the extended railroad system “the old mineral railroad” that serviced Ruffner and the rest of Red Mountain. The hike is approximately 4 miles total, usually about 3.5 hours, with moderate inclines and slopes. Be sure to bring water and a bagged lunch!
Click here for more info.
**Brunch and Brews! Sat, Sept 2, 11am-1pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Black Market Bar & Grill 5pts. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Black+Market+Bar+and+Grillemail@example.com,-86.7985167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328))** Looking for your pre-game move before UAB Football returns? Do you have no one to go to the game with? Have tons of people to go with and needs a meet up spot? Come join BGSA for happy hour drinks at Black Market Grill and Bar on Sept. 2 from 11 am - 1 pm! Eat, drink, and be merry before heading over to Legion Field to watch the game and tailgate! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1752414378390049/)**
**UAB vs Alabama A&M Sat, Sept 2, 2:30pm Cost: Varies At: Legion Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Legion+Fieldfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8448311,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891c3ffdd08413:0x8ab24f824c8daffc!8m2!3d33.5114901!4d-86.8426424))** There’s no doubt that the UAB Football game will be THE event in Birmingham this weekend! Come tailgate and celebrate the much anticipated return of Blazer Football! The return of UAB Football is truly a testament to the passion and determination of the Birmingham Community. Let’s all go and show our support! **[Click here for more info.](http://ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AUAB%3AF17%3AF01%3A&linkID=uab&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=&cgc=)**
**House of 90’z: Back to School Sat, Sept 2, 8pm-12am Cost: FREE At: TrimTab Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/TrimTab+Brewing+Companyemail@example.com,-86.7930727,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb764209d39:0x47c2a248c99dd99c!8m2!3d33.512849!4d-86.790884))** House of 90'z is back! Panda ears, overalls. The 90'z are back!!! Dj John Gaiser will give you the music that defines your new favorite decade! We're bringing it all out, get ready to dance and reminisce! VJ Katie Kat will be throwing up projections all around the tasting gallery will have you poppin’ and lockin! Get ready to get Fresh! We are all about having fun with the crowd, so group up, come out, and get DOWN! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/336838256729457/)**
**Blazer & Bulldog Bash Sat, Sept 2, 10pm-2am Cost: $15+ At: Wine Loft ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Wine+Loftfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8049917,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b96165dd203:0xf76485b30c04e891!8m2!3d33.516108!4d-86.802803))** Come celebrate the Blazer comeback and also welcome the Bulldogs to the Magic City! This will be a great way to wind down after a long day of football. Dress to impress as you head to Wine Loft for cocktails, music, and fun! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blazer-bulldog-bash-tickets-36643542823)**
**Sunday Jazz Brunch Sun, Sept 3, 12-3pm Cost: FREE Admission At: Ghost Train Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ghost+Train+Brewing+Co./@33.5145205,-86.7960105,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb987d2055f:0xcede5870e2913348!8m2!3d33.5145205!4d-86.7938218))** Once a month, our friends at Ghost Train host a great Sunday brunch event! Come out with friends and family to enjoy great food and some Jazz music! It’s always a good time! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1918150491773191/)**
**Stolen Faces Sun, Sept 3, 7pm Cost: $10 At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyemail@example.com,-86.7763652,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245364!4d-86.7741765))** Calling all Deadheads! Come see this phenomenal band as they deftly capture the spirit of the Dead, covering a wide variety of songs from the band’s expansive catalog and delivering them with the sort of energy and spontaneity that might have you thinking you’re standing in the Fillmore West in 1971. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/755210148019121/)**