Brews, Bands, and other Birmingham Events this Weekend!

This weekend is dominated by Birmingham's local beer scene! It includes some brewing/mixing competitions and the chance to see a lot of fun bands without breaking the bank! The Sound Edge Festival is wrapping up on a high note as well! If you are a lover of beer, music, or art you are going to love what's in store! **[#RUhappenin](**

Vintage Map and CompassWhiskeys of the World (21+)
Thurs, Feb 16, 6pm
Cost: $35 ($30 for Members)
At: Botanical Gardens (map)

Back by popular demand! Join Plant Adventures Program Specialist, Brooke McMinn, and all around whiskey enthusiast, Nathan McMinn, for a trip around the world of whiskey. We will begin with a discussion about the botanical aspects all whiskeys share, from the grain to the oak. A tasting of a selection of each style will be included in the program. Click here for more info.

Sound Edge Festival LogoSound Edge Festival- EchoTempo
Thurs, Feb 16, 7:30
Cost: $16
At: Alys Stephens Center (map)

ASO Presents EchoTempo is about the vitality of “original” instruments – the voice, the drum, a mother’s song and warm embrace. Susan Botti’s EchoTempo is a modern take on Native American poems, a mystical dialogue between soprano and percussion, all within the textures of a contemporary orchestra. Don't forget about the After Party at Avondale Brewing Co.! Click here for more info.

Saturn Bham LogoRadio Free Birmingham
Thurs, Feb 16, 9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Saturn Birmingham (map)

Radio Free Birmingham is a FREE concert series to expose people to new local bands or bands who haven't played Saturn much. It is a great way to sample several local bands. So come have a few drinks and find a new favorite local band to support! Click here for more info.

Cats Playing InstrumentsThe Amazing Acro-cats!
Fri-Sun, Feb 17-19, Times Vary
Cost: $25
At: Virginia Samford Theater (map)

Ever see a cat walk a tightrope? Meow you can! Ever see someone's pet balance and roll on a ball across the floor? Come see it here and meow! The Amazing Acro-cats are a troupe of REAL house cats that jump and pounce into your heart! Reaching out to shelters in need and accepting cats found homeless in the streets, Samantha Martin has not only rescued her own cats but also have found homes for over 192 cats and kittens! Click here for more info.

Forest Park Village LogoThird Friday in Forest Park/Tour de Loo
Fri, Feb 17, 5pm
Cost: FREE!
At: Forest Park Neighborhood (map)

Enjoy the Forest Park social scene after hours with food and merchant specials! During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants' loos are transformed into art installations by local artists. Amy Soverow, renowned local glass artist will vote for the best installation and award the winning artist with a $200 prize, sponsored by James Ruston. Click here for more info.

Ghost Train Brewing Co. LogoMidnight Revel & Wicked Haute Dogs!
Fri, Feb 17, 7pm
Cost: FREE!
At: Ghost Train Brewing Co. (map)

Come enjoy a FREE SHOW this Friday at Ghost Train Brewing Co.! Midnight Revel will be playing some rock, blues, r&b, soul, funk, and there will be nothing but good times! Wicked Haute Dogs will be onsite with some delicious dogs go with your cold beer. This is a great chance to check out downtown's newest brewery! Click here for more info.

Catwoman WinkingCats Love Valentines
Fri, Feb 17, 9pm
Cost: $5
At: Buck Mulligan's (map)

Margeaux and The Cat's Meow return to one of their favorite venues, Buck Mulligan's, to spread the love and some swinging tunes! If you like Jazz, Swing, or Blues you don't want to miss this show! Click here for more info.

Good People Heart of DixieHeart of Dixie Open 2017
Sat, Feb 18, 1pm
Cost: FREE!
At: Good People Brewing Co. (map)

It's time for another home-brew competition! Come sample some great local brews including local favorite, Carboy Junkies! The People’s Choice Home-brew Showcase begins at 2:00 pm and will last until 5:00 pm. During this portion, guests will be able to walk around and try different homebrews featured by homebrewers that entered the contest. Winners will be announced at 6pm! Click here for more info.

Punk Rock Art Show PosterPunk Rock Art Show!
Sat, Feb 18, 6pm
Cost: FREE!
At: 7001 Crestwood Blvd. (map)

This is the very first Art show that has sprung from the Facebook group Punk Rock Art! Artists from all over Alabama and Georgia are coming together to show you what it is that they create. Music will be provided by the Powell Brothers from the long-running reggae band from Montgomery BPM. So come get yourself a tattoo, hear some amazing music, and pick up some local art all in one day! Bring your friends and stay for the whole show! Click here for more info.

The Happening at TrimTabThe Happening: Romance & Ruckus (21+)
Sat, Feb 18, 7pm
Cost: $10
At: TrimTab Brewing Co. (map)

Belly Dancing, Fire Twirling, Art, and MORE! In the spirit of Valentine's Day, The Happening this month encourages everyone to join them in a celebration of love, beauty and commotion! Come dressed in your own funky interpretation of love and passion. And, don't forget to express your passion on the dance floor! ;) All proceeds benefit local artists! Click here for more info.

Avondale Brewing Pro-AmAvondale Brewing Pro-Am
Sun, Feb 19, 2pm
Cost: $10
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

Announcing the first ever Avondale Brewing Pro-Am! They're pairing together a brewer and a bartender to see which team can create the best small batch brew. This event is open to the public, so come and try their creations! You don't want to miss out! Click here for more info.

Seasick Records LogoLate Bloomer/Alright/Shocks @ Seasick!
Sun, Feb 19, 7pm
Cost: FREE!
At: Seasick Records (map)

Once again, Seasick Records is bringing some great music to Birmingham! Come check out THREE great bands this Sunday night. If you like 90's Rock and Punk then you are in for a treat! Click here for more info.