Weekend Roundup: Jan. 17-20 2019
Legos, Coffee, Culture, and more!
This weekend offers quite a variety of events! There’s a Lego BrickFair, a Japanese Heritage Festival, two coffee centric events, and much more! Check the list to see all of the fun Happenin’s this weekend! (Enjoy the weather since it’s dropping to 14 degrees on Monday!) **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
**The Steel Woods In-Store Performance Thurs, Jan. 17, 6-7pm Cost: FREE At: Seasick Records ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Seasick+Recordsfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7502158,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5e60b53eaf:0x8fbf514e75f99856!8m2!3d33.5294267!4d-86.7480217))** Head to Seasick Records for this FREE Show! The southern rock band The Steel Woods will be playing songs from their new album. You can purchase the album “Old News” before the official release date! Our friends at Seasick never dissapoint, so don’t miss out on this one! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/354983958665076/)**
**Grand Opening of Bullet Coffee Fri, Jan. 18, 5:30am-8pm Cost: FREE At: Bullet Coffee ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bullet+Coffee+Companyemail@example.com,-86.6811607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889178d307c698b:0xb4b3cfb7cc28025a!8m2!3d33.4194482!4d-86.6789666))** Bullet Coffee has been serving up brews for the past week on Hwy 280 and now it’s time for their Grand Opening! To celebrate, they will be serving FREE 16oz coffee to customers! Each person can get one free coffee even if you are in the same vehicle. We all need more coffee, so head down to Bullet and fill up your cup! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2305722039647474/ )**
**Filter Coffee Parlor Ribbon Cutting Fri, Jan. 18, 8-9am Cost: FREE At: Filter Coffee Parlor ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/FILTER-Coffee+Parlorfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7987468,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891ba3ad243acf:0xd5278050894c6b5!8m2!3d33.500197!4d-86.7965527))** Join our good friends Jill and James as they have the ribbon cutting for their new coffee parlor, FILTER! The Birmingham Mountain Radio team will be on site and they will have giveaways, great coffee, and delicious baked goods! FILTER is breathing new life into the former 5pts South Starbucks location and it’s always better to drink local! See you there! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/799476817077505/ )**
**UAB Blazers Football Day Parade Fri, Jan. 18, 4-5:30pm Cost: FREE At: UAB ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/University+of+Alabama+at+Birmingham+Administration+Buildingemail@example.com,-86.8016449,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc1a81e1a23:0x38845870d2f2ec9!8m2!3d33.5058651!4d-86.7994508))** Come celebrate the UAB Football Champions! UAB will host a parade to celebrate its championship-winning football team on Friday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. The parade will start at the UAB admin building in the 700 block of 20th St. South. It will end at the UAB football operations center in the 1100 block of Sixth Ave. South. Parade route below. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.birminghamal.gov/event/uab-championship-parade/ )**
**Flight Night Fri, Jan 18, 4pm-7pm Cost: $5 At: Southern Museum of Flight ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Southern+Museum+of+Flightfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7402631,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888910089fcb689b:0xff00a06ad9a8952c!8m2!3d33.5637466!4d-86.738069))** The Southern Museum of Flight is debuting the new VR game ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown! You get to participate in live gaming as you virtually pilot the most advanced warplanes ever developed! The $5 admission goes to support the SMF’s educational programs. This is such a cool museum and the gaming will make it even better! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/SouthernMuseumofFlight/ )**
**Third Friday in Forest Park Fri, Jan. 18, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: Forest Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Naked+Artemail@example.com,-86.7754188,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a4f310c742b:0x7de926ae8abaa2d2!8m2!3d33.5145772!4d-86.7732247))** Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park! Restaurants will have specials, shops and galleries will be open late (5-8 pm), catch the shows you may miss during the day, shop for gifts while enjoying a refreshment. Enjoy the social scene of Forest Park after hours. TOUR DE LOO: during the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants' loos are transformed into art installations by local artists. A $300 prize sponsored by Will Brook will be won by the best installation artist. Our friend, Mary Jean Baker, will jury the installations. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2257626404251054/)**
**Drink Your Dessert (21+) Fri, Jan. 18, 6:30-8pm Cost: $12.50 At: Homewood Library ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Homewood+Public+Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7976602,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889196f6f7ea159:0x98c18abace975cc4!8m2!3d33.4751511!4d-86.7954661))** There's nothing like a night cap -- that last drink that lets friends and lovers linger a little longer. Join author and bartender Clair McLafferty for a discussion about the rise of the sometimes sweet, but sometimes savory dessert drink. Ages 21 and up. Tickets are $12.50 and include two adult beverages and light refreshments. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/952777968261659/ )**
**Hannibal Buress at Iron City Fri, Jan. 18, 8pm Cost: $30+ At: Iron City Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Iron+City+Bhamemail@example.com,-86.8000541,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508914!4d-86.79786))** Hannibal Buress is a mildly popular comedian, writer, podcast host and actor who is a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike. The New York Times called him one of the most “supremely gifted and respected” comics around and the FADER said subscribing to his podcast, Handsome Rambler, is a must. He is also a cast member on Comedy Central’s hit series Broad City, as well as the former co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. Come hear him live at Iron City, but hurry! Tickets are running low! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/276588896292932/)**
**Pepper Place Winter Market Sat, Jan. 19, 7am-12pm Cost: FREE At: Pepper Place ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Red+Cat+Coffeehousefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7928871,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb0ed2c4263:0xedcee928635c1fb7!8m2!3d33.5166902!4d-86.790693))** Don't miss the kick-off of the Winter Market at Pepper Place this Saturday! Shop dozens of vendors, eat some delicious food, and get your fresh produce all in one spot. This is the first market of the season, so it's going to be a great time in what is now Birmingham's next entertainment district! **[Click here for more info.](http://www.pepperplacemarket.com/)**
**BrickFair Alabama Lego Expo Sat-Sun, Jan. 19-20, 10am-5pm/4pm Sun Cost: $14/FREE for 3 & Under At: BJCC ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham%E2%80%93Jefferson+Convention+Complexemail@example.com,-86.8122634,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd8380769b1:0xa6b2596d5bbff52f!8m2!3d33.5239475!4d-86.8127501))** We recommend shoes for this event! At BrickFair you'll find hands on games and activities, tons of amazing creations made from LEGO bricks, a variety of different vendors selling all sorts of unique LEGO related items, and so much more. They will have bounce houses, a Lego Derby, and GIANT Lego sculptures! This is the perfect event for kids and those who are kids at heart! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1964483790515147/)**
**Japanese Heritage Festival Sat, Jan. 19, 10am-2pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Museum of Art ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Museum+of+Artfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8122634,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693))** Come learn about Japanese Culture and enjoy art activities, tours of the Japanese gallery, and screenings of Anime! There will also be a traditional tea ceremony demonstration along with crafts! This is such a fun and educational event that will leave you facinated! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2774713709419811/)**
BourbonHam 2019 (21+)
Sun, Jan. 20, 2-6pm
At: Haven (map)
Head to Birmingham's premiere Bourbon and BBQ fundraiser! Help raise money for National MS Society by exploring over 50 various types of Bourbon & Whiskey! Be sure to fill up on some delicious BBQ as you enjoy music by LiveWire! Bourbon for a great cause? Sounds like a fun time!
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**BHM Wellness Passport Kickoff Party Sun, Jan. 20, 2-4pm Cost: Included with Wellness Passport At: The Pizitz ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Pizitz+Food+Hallemail@example.com,-87.0489923,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.514158!4d-86.807979))** The BHM Wellness Passport grants access to multiple fitness studios! Here you will be able to pick-up they physical copy of your Wellness Passport and take a 45-minute fusion class led by True40 Downtown Birmingham & Club Pilates! Gear up for 2 weeks of Birmingham Fitness Exploration! Passports are limited, so get yours while you still can! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1947348242237912/)**