Weekend Roundup: Jan 31-Feb 3
It’s Time for Winter Beer Fest on Groundhog Day!
(*cues “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher*) Ok, so if you were to get stuck in a time-loop this Groundhog day at least there are a lot of great events to attend including Winter Beer Fest! (We know a lot of you who’d be totally ok with that scenario!) That is just one of MANY incredible events this weekend that revolve around food, drink, art, and music! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
Civitan Winter Social
Thurs, Jan.31, 4:30pm
At: UAB Highlands (map)
Three of Birmingham's Civitan clubs - ACTION Civitan Club, Research Civitan Club and Birmingham Civitan Club - are uniting to have a winter social for anyone who lives or works in the downtown vicinity and surrounding suburbs. Complimentary drinks will be provided. Come meet a philanthropic and fun group of folks and see if the Civitan Club's cause is something you want to champion in the new year. The event will be in the atrium at UAB Highlands, and visitors are welcome to tour some of the medical machines Civitan dollars have made possible.
Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a gift card prize!
Click here for more info.
**Taste of Homewood Thurs, Jan.31, 5:30pm Cost: $30 adv./$40 day of At: Rosewood Hall ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Homewood+City+Hallemail@example.com,-86.9082782,11z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1srosewood+hall!3m4!1s0x8889197b6b703cb9:0x1e3b4be20c062e48!8m2!3d33.4804255!4d-86.7902625))** Join the Homewood Chamber of Commerce for the 18th Annual Taste of Homewood, presented by the Homewood Star. Sample food and beverage from 30 of Homewood's restaurants and eateries, enjoy live music, all while raising funds for the Chamber's scholarships for local students and economic development efforts in the community. You will DEFINITELY get your fill of delicious food and drinks from some long-time and brand new Homewood restaurants! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/594985750940178/)**
**Screen Time: Video Art & Short Films Thurs, Jan.31, 7pm Cost: FREE At: TrimTab ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/TrimTab+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7930781,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb764209d39:0x47c2a248c99dd99c!8m2!3d33.512849!4d-86.790884))** VINEGAR introduces a lineup of thoughtful, critical, and engaging video art and short films in their Birmingham debuts. Official lineup TBA. This event is FREE and open to the public at TrimTab! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1384221678381243/)**
**Demolition Derby Fri-Sun, Feb.1-3, Times Vary Cost: FREE At: Lakeshore Foundation ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lakeshore+Foundationemail@example.com,-86.7904427,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888919769e070f51:0x925378ba11488b80!8m2!3d33.4692359!4d-86.7882486))** It’s time for the 22nd edition of Lakeshore’s Demolition Derby Wheelchair Rugby Tournament! (You probably don’t realize what a big deal the Lakeshore Foundation is when it comes to Paralympic sports!) Top wheelchair rugby teams from across the nation will compete for the 2019 title. All games are FREE and open to the public. Invite your friends, bring your family and cheer on the teams! These games get VERY competitive and are so much fun to watch! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/246726566219890/)**
**Art After 5: Galentine’s Day! Fri, Feb.1, 5-9pm 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))** Move aside Cupid, this year it’s time to celebrate Galentine’s Day! You don’t have to be a lady to enjoy a night full of friendship which includes makers’ activities to celebrate the special females in your life, cocktail tastings, and a Treat Yo’ Self tour to cap off the night! Art After 5 is one of our FAVORITE events in Birmingham! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/226885048244271/)**
**ARTastings at Artplay: Mardi Gras! Fri, Feb.1, 6:30-8pm Cost: $20 At: Artplay ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/ArtPlayemail@example.com,-86.8007384,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc309ef06a3:0xa643fe5c43f10c1d!8m2!3d33.5007546!4d-86.7985443))** It’s a Mardi Gras Party! Join the ASC JPats and explore new art forms while hanging out with local artists and other young professionals. Every ARTasting includes a sampling of wine & cocktails, courtesy of International Wines and Cathead Vodka and a savory spread by Tre’ Luna and other local eateries. Live entertainment by UAB's own UAB Jazz Quartet **[Click here for more info.](https://www.evensi.us/artastings-artplay-1006-19th-st-birmingham-35205-4804-united-states/275504905)**
**Bards & Brews Fri, Feb.1, 6:30-9:30pm Cost: FREE At: Black Market 5pts ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Black+Market+Bar+%2B+Grillfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7985221,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328))** Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library's popular monthly spoken word poetry/craft beer program, is traveling to Black Market Bar & Grill for February's open mic event. Food and beer will be available for purchase. Come listen, or contribute, to this great event full of some incredible spoken word artists! Bards & Brews is made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/292505138124076/)**
**Goulash Comedy 4yr Anniversary Fri, Feb.1, 8pm Cost: $10/$15 at door At: Saturn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnemail@example.com,-86.776778,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.5243259!4d-86.7745839))** Goulash Comedy is so excited to celebrate their 4th Birthday! Over the past 4 years, Goulash comedy has brought over 500 stand up comedy shows to the city of Birmingham. These shows have featured comedians that have appeared on Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, NBC, CBS, ABC TRU TV and many other television networks. For one ticket price you’ll get not one, but TWO comedy shows including sets by comedians in from NYC and Chicago PLUS food from **[Mile End Deli](https://www.instagram.com/mileenddelibham/)**! Enjoy some laughs this weekend at Saturn! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/234015847534769/)**
**Natl. Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! Sat, Feb.2, 8-10:30am Cost: Free to attend At: Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bluff+Park+Ice+Cream+Shoppefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8491696,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891f6b53695693:0x48a44169fb375864!8m2!3d33.4206582!4d-86.8469755))** Ice Cream and Waffles for breakfast?! What’s not to love! Celebrate national ice cream for breakfast day with Bluff Park Ice Cream’s homemade Belgian waffle ice cream sundaes! Yes it’s true..there is such a thing as National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! It is celebrated the first Saturday in February and it is something you do not want to miss! This is the perfect event for kids, but adults love it too! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/379694302814764/ )**
Groundhog Day at Seasick Records
Sat, Feb.2, 10am-7pm
At: Seasick Records (map)
Cue the Sonny & Cher! Come by the shop dressed in your best Bill Murray Groundhog Day costume and you'll be entered to win a $50 Seasick gift card! (He's a national treasure!) There will also be a $1 Record Sidewalk Sale and FREE CAKE! Unlike Bill Murray, you'll only have one chance to attend this event, so don't miss out!
Click here for more info.
**Chinese New Year Celebration Sat, Feb.3, 10:30am-2:30pm Cost: $7 At: Boutwell ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Boutwell+Auditoriumemail@example.com,-86.813557,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9aa4e9856d:0x48871acb1931d169!8m2!3d33.5218854!4d-86.8113629))** It's the 13th Birmingham Chinese New Year celebration! This cultural event will feature performances including acrobatics, magic shows, Chinese Opera, dance, singing and more by Beijing Chaoyang Art Troupe and Birmingham's local talent groups. Dragon dance, Lion dance, Chinese drums, Chinese arts and crafts will be presented in the event. Traditional food will be available for purchase as well. A fun, cultural and educational experience will be shared and enjoyed by families and children of all ages. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/392246094916110/)**
**Winter Beer Fest (21+) Sat, Feb.2, 3-7pm Cost: $45/$15 for DD’s At: BJCC ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham%E2%80%93Jefferson+Convention+Complexfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8149442,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd8380769b1:0xa6b2596d5bbff52f!8m2!3d33.5239475!4d-86.8127501))** This event WILL sell out, so hurry up and get your tickets! Enjoy a sampling of over 150 world-class craft beers, Educational Sessions, a Cornhole Tournament, a Silent Disco, Karaoke, Photo Booth, and more! Don’t forget your pretzel necklace to snack on between samples! If you hurry, you may still be able to snag a Jack Brown’s VIP ticket which includes: One hour early entrance into the event (2 pm), access to VIP area, exclusive beers not available to the general public, and complimentary food served from 3pm - 6pm courtesy of Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/320532208539702/)**
**Sonic Visions Music Documentary Festival Sat, Feb.2, 3pm Cost: FREE At: Saturn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnemail@example.com,-86.776778,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.5243259!4d-86.7745839))** The first edition of the Sonic Visions Music Documentary Festival opens this Saturday! Each edition of the festival focuses on new, classic, and relatively unknown music documentaries following a curated theme. In this first edition, the focus is on gender, sexuality, and their representation in the music industry in the twentieth century. Come enjoy three great films that delve into how music affects our daily lives. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/134030114216837/)**
**Heart2Heart Gala Sat, Feb.2, 6-9pm Cost: $100 (benefitting aTEAM Ministries) At: Grand Bohemian ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Grand+Bohemian+Hotel+Mountain+Brook,+Autograph+Collectionfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.776253,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a29b5293411:0xb284711f0721eaa1!8m2!3d33.4877821!4d-86.7740589))** The heart2heart gala is an exciting evening crafted to celebrate pediatric cancer patients and raise support for aTeam Ministries. Heart2Heart consists of two main components: first, pediatric cancer patients are paired with professional artists to create unique works of art, and secondly, these pieces of art are auctioned off at the annual gala in February. Come support this great cause and aTEAM Ministries as they support patients and families battling pediatric cancer across the state of Alabama! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/369758680239567/)**