Weekend Roundup: January 4-7
B’ham, It’s Cold Outside!
Happy 2018, Birmingham! As you thaw out from this arctic air, be sure to attend these great events to warm your spirits! Winter is a great time to gather with close friends and this weekend has some great activities. We bet you never thought you’d see the words Tequila and Library used together, but that’s a thing! Check it out below along with more great Birmingham events to attend!
Birmingham Art Crawl
Thurs, Jan. 4, 5:30-9pm
At: The Pizitz (map)
Don't miss the January 4th edition with local artists and artisans exhibiting and selling works outside of The Pizitz from 5-9pm, rain or shine, stroll the streets of BHM and discover the amazing talent of local artists and artisans! The featured artist for January is Birmingprints. Birmingprints was chosen as the featured artist of the month by Ruth Mears of Hatcher Schuster Interiors.
Art Crawl is a great way to meet local artists and performers, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Birmingham!
Click here for more info.
**Downtown Trample Thurs, Jan. 4, 6pm Cost: FREE At: Redemptive Cycles ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Redemptive+Cyclesfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8178215,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8cc72550ed:0x8173afb64ed2e6eb!8m2!3d33.5106015!4d-86.8156328))** Join in for a 8-10 mile, no drop, escorted social group ride through Downtown Birmingham and the surrounding neighborhoods! A different route and stop is chosen every week... it could be a park, a parking deck, a monument, or something else entirely. The ride happens rain or shine, hot or cold, EVERY Thursday! Bundle up and join in! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/511138809262099/)**
**BAO Pajama Bingo Night Thurs, Jan. 4, 6pm Cost: Varies ($1 per card) At: Bham Aids Outreach ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+AIDS+Outreachemail@example.com,-86.789018,16.05z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb222f7b9c1:0x66934c29a18444d6!8m2!3d33.5185326!4d-86.786462))** January BAO Bingo is Pajama Bingo! Due to the College Football Playoffs and New Year’s Day, January bingo will be on THURSDAY January 4. Join BAO for the return of Sharon Cocx as your emcee and Mark590 as your ball caller. Doors open at 6PM and games begin at 7PM! Don’t forget your warm onesie! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/164290100992468/)**
**Laughs for Literacy Thurs, Jan. 4, 8pm Cost: $12 At: Saturn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7766529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.524291!4d-86.7744642))** Laughs for Literacy: A Fundraiser To Support The Literacy Council at Saturn! 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! This show is an amazing time for fans of comedy, literature and fun! The teachers for this show include: John Archibald, Celebrated Columnist for Alabama Media Group/Eunice Elliott, Anchor at WVTM13, Comedian, Author, Radio Personality/Joey Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize Winner & English Professor! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1947687688806894/)**
**Gosse Nature Walk: Crestwood Park Fri, Jan. 5, 12pm Cost: FREE At: Crestwood Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Crestwood+Parkemail@example.com,-86.7526526,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a7d15b676db:0x4c0a1da422d31261!8m2!3d33.5286541!4d-86.7504639))** Join Birmingham Audubon for an easy lunchtime nature walk at one of Birmingham’s most celebrated neighborhood parks! They’ll explore some of the winter birds that frequent Crestwood Park’s pine trees and central bioswale, then head up into the historic Crestwood North neighborhood for a block-by-block look at Birmingham’s urban bird and plant life. **[Click here for more info.](https://birminghamaudubon.org/event/2018-01-05/)**
**Art After 5: Game Night Fri, Jan. 5, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: Birmingham Museum of Art ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Museum+of+Artfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.812258,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693))** Get down with your nerdy bad self and join BMA for an evening of fun and games! They’re breaking out all the classics along with some original gallery games. Plus, They’ll have cocktails, tours, and so much more! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/257887214759846/)**
**One Tequila, Two Tequila! (21+) Fri, Jan. 5, 6:30pm Cost: $12.50 At: Homewood Library ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Homewood+Public+Libraryemail@example.com,-86.7976548,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889196f6f7ea159:0x98c18abace975cc4!8m2!3d33.4751511!4d-86.7954661))** Tequila may have a reputation for facilitating bad decisions and epic hangovers, but its status within the cocktail world has undergone a change for the better over the last few years. Join bartender and author Clair McLafferty to discuss the spirit's history and the myriad misconceptions about it. Sponsored by Tequila Cazadores. Ages 21 and up. Tickets are $12.50 and include two adult beverages and light refreshments. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged, as these events often sell out. **[Click here for more info.](https://homewoodpubliclibrary.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1018619&framed=true)**
**Bards & Brews: Open Mic Fri, Jan. 5, 6:30pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Library ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Public+Library+Central+Branchfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8100217,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x88891b909e0e77cb:0x2f91c42a6cbd2230!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a04530a07:0x856db40519e334d2!8m2!3d33.5210694!4d-86.807833))** Bards & Brews returns to the downtown library for an Open Mic event on Friday, January 5th from 6:30p until about 9:00p. There will be beer from Cahaba Brewing, spoken word poetry, as well as a musical performance by Joshua Moore. As always, Master of Ceremonies Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins will deftly guide both novice and veteran poets through an evening of verse with topics that may include relationships, politics, social justice, and the existential dilemma of whether or not pineapples are a berry or an aggregate fruit. This month there will be samples of brews from Cahaba Brewing Co.! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/134760757195078/)**
**Funny Free Friday Comedy Show! Fri, Jan. 5, 9pm Cost: FREE At: Good People Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Good+People+Brewing+Companyemail@example.com,-86.8143766,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed7ddc8047:0xb45471d029e1e99e!8m2!3d33.5069731!4d-86.8121879))** Birmingham's finest comedy show at a brewery. It's always free and features the best comedians from around the country! Be sure to thank Good People Brewing for making this show a reality! Let's have fun! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/124816981560043/)**
**Master Mechanic Class #1 Sat, Jan. 6, 4pm Cost: $25 per class (1 of 4) At: Redemptive Cycles ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Redemptive+Cyclesfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8178215,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8cc72550ed:0x8173afb64ed2e6eb!8m2!3d33.5106015!4d-86.8156328))** One of the best things Amber and I have done together was build/frankenstein our two bikes from scratch! This will be great for those interested in cycling! The first class in Redemptives Master Mechanic course covers all the details of wheels, tires, tubes, hubs, and spokes. In-shop, pre-registration is required to participate. Registration is $100 for the 4 class series and includes a Park Tool textbook. All class dates are published for 2018. If this date series does not work for you, consider joining them another time. Classes can be made up (with notice) at future dates. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/389166384875173/)**
**Monster Jam! Sat, Jan. 6, 1pm & 7pm Cost: $15 At: BJCC ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/BJCCemail@example.com,-86.8149388,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd8380769b1:0xa6b2596d5bbff52f!8m2!3d33.5238291!4d-86.8128395))** Monster Jam Triple Threat Series brings adrenaline-charged family entertainment to fans across the country. These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most…more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action! Each event tests the versatility of the athletes as they go head-to-head in seven different competitions driving three different vehicles --- Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1084160385052594/)**
**Birmingham Bulls vs Evansville Thunderbolts Sat, Jan. 6, 7pm Cost: $15 At: Pelham Civic Complex ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pelham+Civic+Complexfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7914477,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889230aea3cbea7:0x5d7765a7ee0c7818!8m2!3d33.329483!4d-86.789259))** The Bulls take on the Evansville Thunderbolts - the first 1,000 youth 14 and under receive a Bulls Jersey compliments of WBRC Fox 6 and Lemak Sports Medicine. Come down and take part in the fun. Go Bulls!! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/190177701564901/)**
**Gip's 98th Birthday Bash! Sat, Jan. 6, 8pm Cost: FREE At: Gip's Place ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gips+Placeemail@example.com,-86.9303267,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8888e071bec68d51:0xa1f4b0bca019889c!8m2!3d33.410045!4d-86.928138))** Gip is a local legend and he's turning 98!!! Come help celebrate Mr. Gip’s 98 Birthday. It’s going to be a great time. Don’t forget it’s Byob! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/886315274871611/)**
**Community Vin Yin Flow Sun, Jan. 7, 1pm Cost: $5 At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** Join the weekly community flow! They will be layering on movement to the breath as you flow into stillness. This is an all levels Vin Yin class (45 minutes vinyasa 30 minutes yin.) Props and mats available. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1408767565900469/)**
**Goodbye Rich Mansfield Variety Show Sun, Jan. 7, 8pm Cost: $7 At: Syndicate Lounge ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Syndicate+Loungeemail@example.com,-86.8035527,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc01b1fe703:0x9a73f11e9a360990!8m2!3d33.508455!4d-86.801364))** Local actor/musician/stand up/improvisational comedian Rich Mansfield is moving to the cold north and Goulash Comedy is putting on a show to say goodbye! They’ll feature stand up comedy, improv and maybe a surprise appearance by Bernie Maskman (still working out his contract). This is a show you don’t want to miss! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/265611470636478/)**