Don’t Forget These Amazing Events While You Prep for Sloss Fest!

In addition to Sloss Fest (See our previous "Survival Guide" **[HERE](**), there are plenty of events taking place this weekend! Innovation Week is already in full swing! Check below for a list of exciting activities to keep you engaged all weekend long! Oh, and we will be "staycationing" at **[The Elyton](** this weekend, so keep an eye out for some cool posts about the hotel!


Birmingham Innovation WeekBirmingham Innovation Week
Ongoing through Fri, July 13
Cost: Varies per event
At: Various Locations

Innovation week is a series of events that highlight the tech and start-up scene in Birmingham! The locations vary and a lot of the events are FREE, but require online registration. Head to the website for all the details. The week concludes with Sloss Tech, an all day event delivering the latest from cutting edge tech leaders from companies like Uber!
Click here for more info.

Allsouth Girls Night Out**Girls’ Night Out Thurs, July 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm Cost: FREE At: Allsouth Appliance ([map](,+Inc./@33.4451965,-86.8308217,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891ec22fecbe45:0x3f550afcbacf09d5!8m2!3d33.445192!4d-86.828633))** LADIES! Join Allsouth in the showroom for a night of shopping local vendors, great food and of! Spotlight nonprofit: Huntington's Disease Society of America Spotlight Sponsor: GE Monogram! **[Click here for more info.](**
Rock & Roll Bingo The 90's in Vestavia Hills**Rock and Roll Bingo / The 90s Thurs, July 12, 6pm-7:30pm Cost: FREE At: Vestavia Hill Library ([map](,-86.7898717,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888918fbca1f7335:0x4e4eaa9b25b392d9!8m2!3d33.431179!4d-86.787683))** Join in for bingo, music and prizes with a twist of trivia. This is not your grandma’s bingo! Free, no registration necessary, ages 18+ only. You are sure to have a great time as you yell “BINGO!” like it’s 1999! **[Click here for more info.](**

Three Musketeers by Birmingham Children's TheatreThe Three Musketeers Live Show
Thurs, July 12-July 29
Cost: $15-$30
At: Brookwood Village (map)

The Musketeers come to Brookwood Village! Alexandre Dumas' famous swashbuckling trio come to Brookwood Village July 12th - 29th. A tale of heroism, treachery, friendship, close escapes, and, above all, honor - The Three Musketeers is the perfect summer adventure story for all ages!
July 12th - 29th at Brookwood Village.
Thursdays - Saturdays @ 7:00pm. Saturdays & Sundays @ 2:00pm. Wed. July 25th @ 7:00pm
Click here for tickets.

Charlemagne's 41st Anniversary Party**Charlemagne’s 41st Anniversary Party Thurs, July 12, 7pm-10pm Cost: FREE At: Brennan’s Irish Pub ([map]('s+Irish+Pub/@33.5001089,-86.79836,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc48feee315:0xaf572f0e70b2149c!8m2!3d33.5001044!4d-86.7961713))** Come help celebrate 41 years of Charlemagne Records! There will be live entertainment provided by Marian McKay with Family & Friends! Prizes by drawing! This is a great way to celebrate one of the few local record stores left. **[Click here for more info.](**
Digital Art Age Art Show**The Digital Age: Art Show Thurs, July 12, 8pm-10pm Cost: FREE At: Grand Bohemian Gallery Mountain Brook ([map](,+Autograph+Collection/@33.4877866,-86.7762476,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x88891a29b5293411:0xb284711f0721eaa1!5m1!1s2018-07-22!8m2!3d33.4877821!4d-86.7740589))** The Grand Bohemian Gallery Mountain Brook is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition, featuring exclusively digital works of art from local and internationally acclaimed artists. This show will take place for one night only on Thursday, July 12 from 8 to 10 PM. Admission is free and open to the public! Don’t miss out! **[Click here for more info.](**
Free @rt Friday Birmingham**Free Art Friday Friday, July 13, 8am-8pm Cost: FREE At: All over Birmingham** Welcome to the Free @rt Bham AL Launch! 10 Artists, 10 chances to score FREE ART pieces hidden all over Birmingham Friday the 13th of July! Free Art Friday is moving in on the HAM! Everyone is invited to join in on the "Hunt for Free Art" featuring 10 different Artists, local to Birmingham, ranging in all different mediums. There will be GIVEAWAYS leading up to the event, so make sure you follow closely! **[Click here for more info.](**
Upcycle City**Upcycle City: Vinyl Record Paint Tour Friday, July 13, 7pm-9pm Cost: FREE At: Vestavia Hills Library ([map](,-86.7898717,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888918fbca1f7335:0x4e4eaa9b25b392d9!8m2!3d33.431179!4d-86.787683))** A walk down memory lane leads to awesome abstract art. This is a free event, all materials supplied, but registration is required. As you paint your record you can make swirls, marble effects, or a more geometric design! This will be a great piece to hang in your home! Call 978-4678 or email Ages 18+. **[Click here for more info.](**

Sloss Pre-PartyFriday Night Fest
Friday, July 13, 7pm-10pm
Cost: FREE
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

Can’t wait for Sloss Fest? Head out to Avondale Brewery on Friday, July 13th for a Pre-Sloss Fest party! They will have Alabama Getaway and Federal Expression playing a FREE SHOW. Cantina on Wheels will also be there for some grub. We hope you can attend a great night of tunes and brews!
Click here for more info.

World Deer Expo**World Deer Expo BJCC Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15 Cost: $10 per day At BJCC ([map](,-86.8132996,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9b4311f9bb:0xc2d55189c90fbdb3!8m2!3d33.525771!4d-86.8111109))** The host of this event worked all year to make the Expo the largest and best show it can possibly be for attendees! This expo will feature anything and everything involving deer hunting. Come and check out multiple vendors at the BJCC! **[Click here for more info.](**

Self Defense Class for WomenSelf Defense for Women
Sat, July 14, 9:30am-1:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Homewood Library (map)

The best way to prepare yourself to fight off an attacker is to take a self-defense class.
Join us as Det. Juan Rodriquez, owner of the Summit Training Academy, teaches you how to size up a situation and decide what to do. He will also teach things you can do to get away, including ways to break an attacker's grasp and ways to catch your attacker off guard. Participation is free; however, registration is required as space is limited. Online registration required.
Click here for more info.

Shelby County ShindigShelby County Shindig
Sat, July 14, 1pm-7pm
Cost: $10 (under 12 free)
At: Shelby County Arts Council (map)

Head to the Annual BBQ Cook-off Fundraiser benefiting the Shelby County Arts Council and the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce. There will be vendors and live music! If you want to sample BBQ from all competing teams and vote on your favorite at the Shindig, you must have a $10 tasting ticket! These are limited in supply and we recommend purchasing your's online and in advance! The event itself is free, but we know you’ll want to try all that bbq for just $10!

Click here for more info.

McWane Turns 20!McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash
Sat, July 14 and Sun, July 15
Cost: $13/ Kids 12 & Under $9
At: McWane Science Center (map)

McWane opened its doors to the public on July 11, 1998, and they have been sparking wondering and curiosity in the Birmingham community and beyond ever since! They're inviting you to help them celebrate this special occasion with a two-day birthday bash! Join them for some incredible demonstrations, interactive activities, and of course cake! Click the link to see the schedule for Sat & Sun!
Click here for more info.

World Cup Game at Iron City Bham**World Cup Final Viewing Party Sun, July 15, 10am Cost: FREE At: Iron City Bham ([map](,-86.8000487,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508914!4d-86.79786))** Join the Iron City team THIS Sunday for a World Cup Final viewing party! Birmingham has gone crazy over the World Cup this year - us included. Watch the final game in the venue on a 240 sq. ft. HD projector screen & mega sound from concert speakers. It will be an experience unlike any other in Birmingham! Did we mention it's FREE? RSVP to the event group for announcements leading on special guests and vendors they'll have at the event! **[Click here for more info.](**

World Cup Game at Iron City BhamUrban Pops at Red Mountain Park
Sun, July 15, 11am-4pm
Cost: Varies
At: Red Mountain Park (map)

Urban Pops is not only famous for their unique pops but they also offer an array of different coffee and teas and delicious desserts. A portion of the proceeds go back to supporting #redmountainpark!
If the weather is expected to be bad call Red Mountain Park's reservation line at (205) 913-7899 to check Urban Pops is still at the Park!
Click here for more info.