Weekend Roundup: July 11-14, 2019
Art on the Rocks, Alabama Comic Con, and much more!
This weekend don’t miss these great events! Celebs like Ric Flair will be at Alabama Comic Con and Art on the Rocks continues its 2019 season! With so much happenin’ you’ll have plenty of fun to choose from!
Afternoon Tai Chi (18+)
Thurs, July 11, 2-3pm
At: Vestavia Hills Library (map)
Gather your thoughts and regain your focus. The Vestavia Hill Library is offering an afternoon Tai Chi class in the Community Room. This is a low-impact, slow-motion exercise taught by a certified instructor. No registration is required. This will definitely help you regain some calm as the week comes to an end.
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With Feeling: Opening Reception
Thurs, July 11, 5-7:30pm
At: Ground Floor Contemporary (map)
Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present "With Feeling", an exhibition of work by Avital Burg, Mary Addison Hackett, Polly Shindler, and Kelly S. Williams. The show will include intimate interiors, landscapes, and still life's, paintings made in response to personal subject matter and the experience of looking closely. The exhibition is curated by artist Christina Renfer Vogel. Don’t miss the opening reception from 5-7:30pm this Thursday!
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**Transformation Challenge Kickoff Thurs, July 11, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: Profile by Sanford at The Grove ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Groveemail@example.com,-87.8828194,8z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sthe+grove!3m4!1s0x888921a9224876df:0xbcb18b3170b44074!8m2!3d33.3616551!4d-86.8527603))** Hopefully, y’all have been following our wellness journey withProfile by Sanford! This Thursday they are celebrating their New Location which just opened at The Grove in Hoover, AL! To Kick it off they will be having a 6 week - Transformation Challenge Party!!! You can tour the new facility, get great deals, enter to win some amazing raffle prizes, and more! Come see for yourself why we love the Profile team so much! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformation-challenge-kick-off-party-tickets-64627730281?fbclid=IwAR2lqC2TSlhS1E_VSIu6d1hbLOd0hjz-beVZc_fhjUvAel3OFXj18fa-dRk )**
Jaws on the Lawn
Thurs, July 11, 8-10:30pm
At: Emmet O’Neal Library (map)
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Head over to Emmet O’Neal Library with your beach towels and lawn chairs and don't miss the opportunity to see a quintessential summer motion picture! This is a FREE event! Bring the family and enjoy Jaws! With all of the shark sightings as of late, this is bound to keep some people out of the water.
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**Ascension Food Truck Fest Fri, July 12, 5-8pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Episcopal Church of the Ascension ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Episcopal+Church+of+the+Ascensionfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7974971,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889191c4f8054a3:0x8b784bf8a54ec034!8m2!3d33.445479!4d-86.795303))** Everyone loves a good Food Truck Festival! There will be Food, Fun, and Fellowship for the entire community! Featuring Tacos Don Andy, Pazzo Big Slice Pizza, Rusty's Bar B Q, and Doddles! This family-friendly event will include a bounce house and face painting. There will also be live music for all to enjoy! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/324243671806579/)**
**July Party on the Porch Fri, July 12, 5:30-7:30pm Cost: FREE At: Alabama Outdoors ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Outdoorsemail@example.com,-86.7899481,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889197a19ebdbe3:0x79d504f295ee2cf8!8m2!3d33.4764782!4d-86.787754))** This month’s Party on the Porch will have live music from the Jason Bailey Band, craft beer from TrimTab Brewing Company and sweet treats & good eats from Mountain Brook & Edgewood Creamery and Cantina on Wheels! Be sure to visit with our friends from Aviate! Birmingham Mountain Radio, High Point Climbing And Fitness Birmingham, and Birmingham Boulders will also be on site! See you out on the Porch! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1022268854644444/)**
**Shed Series: Early James and The Latest Fri, July 12, 6-10pm Cost: FREE At: The Shed ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/625+39th+St+S,+Birmingham,+ALfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7759575,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a4fcfe24023:0xb0bbbc62772c75be!8m2!3d33.5190697!4d-86.7737634))** Early James and the Latest are an Americana band based in Birmingham, Alabama. They attempt to re-spin what has been spun many times before; a so called “fresh” take on Folk, Blues, Jazz, and Country with dark, rusty, crooner-esque stylings. Opening for Early James, Sarah Lee Langford is a Birmingham based country/Americana artist. Her second record, Moving Forward, is forthcoming in 2019 and was recorded at Ol Elegante. For the Shed Series, Sarah will be joined by Ford Boswell on pedal steel. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/843825692636492/)**
**Bards & Brews Fri, July 12, 6:30pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Public Library ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Public+Library+Central+Branchemail@example.com,-86.8451857,13z/data=!3m1!5s0x88891b9a0ed60f39:0x2f91c42a9bdc0d80!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sbirmingham+public+library!3m4!1s0x88891b9a04530a07:0x856db40519e334d2!8m2!3d33.5210694!4d-86.807833))** Normally scheduled the first Friday of the month, this edition of Bards & Brews Open Mic will take place the SECOND Friday in July due to the Birmingham Public Library being closed July 5 for the 4th of July holiday. Beer samples will be provided by Hop City Craft Beer & Wine and light refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public. Must be 18+ to enter and 21+ to drink. IDs will be checked. Central Library/East Grand Reading Room. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/666878390494564/)**
**Art on the Rocks Fri, July, 12, 7pm Cost: $25/$15 for BMA Members At: Birmingham 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))** For July’s Art On The Rocks, Durand Jones & the Indications will bring a sweet, soulful sound to Birmingham for the first time since the debut of their second album American Love Call. Don’t miss out on this fashionable party that will include interactive mural painting, The Flash Bar photo booth, a drag show, drinks, and some delicious food! See you there! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1254609888022084/)**
**Punk Rock Art Show Fri, July 12, 7pm Cost: $10 At: Brennan’s Irish Pub ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brennan's+Irish+Pubemail@example.com,-86.7984387,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc48feee315:0xaf572f0e70b2149c!8m2!3d33.5001045!4d-86.7962446))** See 6 bands for just $10 bucks this weekend at Brennan’s! If you love punk music this event will definitely be for you! There will also be tons of local artists selling some super creative work! Be prepared to leave with a new art find! The show starts at 7pm! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/612969962514576/)**
**Alabama Comic Con 2019 Sat-Sun, July 13-14, 10am-6pm/11am-5pm Cost: $20+ At: BJCC ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Legacy+Arena+at+the+BJCCfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.815623,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd8380769b1:0xa6b2596d5bbff52f!8m2!3d33.5242675!4d-86.8134289))** Ric Flair, Ted Dibiase, the voice of Super Mario, and more will all be at this year’s B’ham Comic Con! There will be tons of vendors selling pop-culture merch, activities for kids, panel discussions, and Cosplay!!! This takes place indoors, so it’s perfect for a stormy weekend. Bring your friends and family since this is an all ages event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alabama-comic-con-2019-tickets-56581908010?fbclid=IwAR2CAsJubwYQC5Mlyqmc-7ZiGVXtELoJxNi5E434LmytUE52HpNGDNRtvvE)**
Clairmont Ave. Walking Trail Opening
Sat, July 13, 10am-12pm
At: Amphitheater on Clairmont (map)
Join in for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the Clairmont Walking Trail in Crestwood South. Featuring guest speakers from local government and live music from members of the Crestwood Community Band. The ceremony will take place at the walking trail Amphitheater in the 5200 Block of Clairmont Avenue. Bring your walking shoes to join in an inaugural walk along the trail immediately following the ceremony. All are welcome - friends, family, neighbors and pets. Local vendors will be on site for food and refreshments.
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**Ensley Renaissance Fest Sat, July 13, 1-7pm Cost: FREE At: 1601 Ave K ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/1601+Avenue+K,+Birmingham,+ALemail@example.com,-86.8909009,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891d9331a55d7f:0x6e97794483329ae!8m2!3d33.5123496!4d-86.8887068))** This community event is designed to contribute to the positive narrative in Ensley. Come support local artists and meet new friends. You can enjoy Food, Live Entertainment and Education! Feel free to bring blankets, chairs, and even pop up tents! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/669596560153340/)**
Birmingham Street Art Scavenger Hunt
Sat, July 13, 2-6pm
At: Starts at Railroad Park (map)
Tour our wonderful city by engaging in epic photoshoots, day partying, AND winning a beach trip! BHAM's Street Art Scavenger Hunt is offering just that! Go on a scavenger hunt and take pictures with some of Birmingham's most popular and not-so popular public art + murals + street art on this full day outing. Utilizing the clues provided, explore the city and snap pics of your answers. Don't be surprised if you find yourself partying at a local hangout with drink specials and totally having to get back on track! But this is NOT just fun and games... a free beach trip is on the line for 1st Place. Gift cards to Birmingham's Best Restaurants and Top Attractions are also up for grabs to other winners and participants.
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**Otey’s Fest 2019 Sat, July 13, 5pm-1am Cost: $25+ At: Otey’s ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Otey's+Tavernfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7593856,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889107c5caaf70f:0x89e8b588ab39cc10!8m2!3d33.5023741!4d-86.7571915))** Celebrating 30 years of friends and fun at Otey's. This year, Otey's Fest will be headlined by the Spin Doctors. Enjoy performances by some local favorites including DINER, T.U.B, The Hurlers, and River Bend. Rodney will be out on the grill, we'll have family-friendly activities early on. 14 & Under get in FREE. Go to OteysFest.com for your advanced order tickets and save some $. Limited supply of VIP tickets with access to the Good People Brewing Company Beer Tents available at the website. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/389030261712600/)**
**Bham Legion vs North Carolina FC Sat, July 13, 7pm Cost: $15+ At: BBVA Compass Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/BBVA+Compass+Fieldemail@example.com,-86.8146622,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bfaabb27e93:0xbbdd0755faf2b7f5!8m2!3d33.498009!4d-86.8124681))** Come cheer on the Legion as they hammer down and take on North Carolina FC! The crowd is always energized and you’re sure to have a great time! Right now they are running a deal that lets you see the next THREE home games for as low as $30 for all three! Don’t miss out on the summer of soccer! **[Click here for more info.](https://ev2.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ATWBLFC%3ABL19%3AG10%3A&linkID=twblfc&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=TIX&cgc=&dataAccId=528&locale=en_US&siteId=ev_twblfc&poolId=pac8-evcluster1&sDomain=ev2.evenue.net)**
**Party for Prevention Sat, July 13, 7pm Cost: $50 (includes 2 drinks & meal) At: Back Forty Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Back+Forty+Beer+Company+Birminghamfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7903159,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bae42ba2d27:0x6435cefa5331c2b1!8m2!3d33.5220097!4d-86.7881218))** Come out and join the AFSP Jr. Board as they party and raise awareness about suicide prevention. There will be food, drinks, and live music! You could earn a chance to win a 2 night stay at Ross Bridge by entering into the raffle! Come have a great time for a fantastic cause at Back Forty! **[Click here for more info.](https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6329&fbclid=IwAR2UCoynpNq7v-X8rE5hBudHC7Nz6h1jYMd4YGesp-twLtg20wb7c9KOrvg)*
**ART BALL: Coosa Riverkeeper Sat, July 13, 7pm Cost: $10 At: Roots & Revelry ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Roots+%26+Revelryemail@example.com,-86.8112875,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b925d2fa933:0xfe7bd4926e166940!8m2!3d33.512975!4d-86.81061))** Join in for a fun, hip-formal evening of live music, art, dance, installations & all things CBD with proceeds going to the Coosa Riverkeepers! Russell’s parents just moved to a house on the Coosa, so this is a cause we definitely want to get behind. There will be plenty of great art to go along with the live music! Don’t miss the happenin’ event at Roots & Revelry! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-ball-tickets-64262180913?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete&fbclid=IwAR1IUra1GvkQA_vvLxhljFNp8kj6gKSq7qa863dZMy3ga2YxmQYQaIYo6dg)**
**Wizard of Oz Sun, July 14, 2pm Cost: $9 At: Alabama Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Theatrefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8106323,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93d9c2fb7b:0x607c0735ce1f64d3!8m2!3d33.5148887!4d-86.8090934))** There’s no place like home, but watching the Wizard of Oz in the gorgeous Alabama Theatre is a close 2nd! This is a great event for a rainy Sunday. You can bring your kids and introduce a new generation to this classic film as it was viewed upon its release! If you sneak in earbuds to listen to Dark Side of the Moon we won’t tell! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2275228472731063/)**