Music, Magic, Comedy, and more!

If you have the “Bama Blues” after the game Monday night, cheer yourself up this weekend with these great events! The Molly Ringwalds (a favorite of ours) return to Iron City, there’s a Magic Show at Alabama Theatre, the kick-off of Beethoven symphony series, and a comedy fundraiser! Check the list below to get all of the details! **[#RUhappenin](**

Wild Tonic KombuchaWild Tonic Tasting (21+)
Thurs, Jan. 10, 5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Hop City (map)

We know you love the Hop City wine & beer tastings! This week you can head over to taste some Wild Tonic Kombucha! While you sip and sample you will learn more about the Wild Tonic brand and kombucha in general. This is a free event, but space is limited! You must be 21+ to participate in this one. Learn something new this Thursday!
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Laughs for Literacy**Laughs for Literacy Thurs, Jan. 10, 8pm Cost: $15 adv./$20 at door At: Saturn ([map](,-86.776778,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.5243259!4d-86.7745839))** Laughs for Literacy: A Comedy Fundraiser For The Literacy Council! Goulash Comedy is teaming with the Literacy Council of Central/North Alabama for a comedy benefit show to help the council raise money for the upcoming year. The comedy show is called Book Report! Comedians are assigned a book they have never read and then give a report on the book. There are a panel of “teachers” who grade each comedian’s book report. The winner takes home a prize! They’ll have live music, book reports and interviews with authors! This show is an amazing time for fans of comedy, literature and fun! There will be live music, local celebrities and authors! **[Click here for more info.](**
Bards and Brews 2019**Bards & Brews Fri, Jan. 11, 6:30-9pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Public Library ([map](,-86.8097002,13z/data=!3m1!5s0x88891b9a0ed60f39:0x2f91c42a9bdc0d80!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sbirmingham+library!3m4!1s0x88891b9a04530a07:0x856db40519e334d2!8m2!3d33.5210694!4d-86.807833))** Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library's popular monthly spoken word poetry-craft beer program, is hosting its first event of 2019 on Friday, Jan. 11, at the Central Library East Grand Reading Room downtown. Both seasoned spoken word artists and novice poets are invited to participate in this Open Mic poetry event. Voice Porter will serve as host and emcee. Bards & Brews is free and open to the public aged 18 and up. You must be at least 21 to drink beer samples. **[Click here for more info.]( )**
Molly Ringwalds**The Molly Ringwald’s Fri, Jan. 11, Door @ 7pm/Show @ 8:30pm Cost: $17-$20 At: Iron City ([map](,-86.8000541,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508914!4d-86.79786))** We’ve seen The Molly Ringwald’s close to 20 times and their shows never dissapoint! Head to Iron City for an 80’s experience like no other! The band will take the stage dressed as 80’s icons as they perform all of your favorite hits. We’ve seen some great moments over the years and they always seem to find ways to surprise us. We can think of no better way to spend a Friday night than singing “Don’t Stop Believin’” or “Livin’ on a Prayer” at the top of your lungs with the rest of a sold out Iron City crowd! **[Click here for more info.]( )**
ASO Beethoven's 1st Symphony**Alabama Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s First Symphony Fri & Sat, Jan 11-12, 7pm Cost: $24+ At: Alys Stephens Center ([map](,-86.8100338,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be5c267abef:0x38c069c7a8b46d30!8m2!3d33.4971186!4d-86.8078397))** Join the ASO as they begin a journey through all nine Beethoven symphonies, starting with the groundbreaking first symphony. The program also features Schubert’s final completed symphony, aptly nicknamed The Great. Gain insight into the works you're about to hear by joining the ASO team at 6:15pm for Concert Comments (free) in the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. Don’t miss out on the first part of this incredible series! **[Click here for more info.](**
Oak Hill Cemetery**Oak Hill Cemetery Tour Sat, Jan. 12, 10am Cost: $10 At: Oak Hill Cemetery ([map](,-86.8185796,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8466dbf8fd:0x216d655b04c94e84!8m2!3d33.5257475!4d-86.8163855))** Do you like to walk outdoors and enjoy a beautiful, historic landscape? Do you slow down when you drive past an older cemetery? If you said “yes!” to either question, then this event for you! Head to Oak Hill Cemetery Saturday morning and learn the history behind some famous (and infamous) residents of Birmingham! This is a guided tour and you will want to wear comfortable shoes. We here that people are dying to show up! **[Click here for more info.]( )**

Magic Moments Magic ShowMagic Moments Magic Show
Sun, Jan. 13, 2-5pm
Cost: $25 kids/$30 adults
At: Alabama Theatre (map)

Head to the Alabama Theatre on Jan. 13 for a magic show for the whole family! Start in the lobby where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy up close magic, face painting, balloon art and more. Grab your snacks and drinks and head into the theater where magician David Garrard will wow you with a show you'll never forget!
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