Weekend Roundup: July 13-16
Sloss Fest isn’t the only thing Happenin’ this Weekend!
Sloss Fest Kick-Off Party Hosted by Aviate
Thurs, July 13, 6-8pm
At: Sky Castle (map)
Swing by Sky Castle for dinner this Thursday and hangout with our friends from Aviate Fashion! They will be giving away prizes including a Sloss Fest Aviate Hat, a Gift Card to Sky Castle, 2 GA passes to Sloss Fest , AND 2 VIP passes to the festival! You must be present to win, so be sure not to miss out! Click here for more info.
Retro Game Slam: Pictionary! (18+)
Thurs, July 13, 6:30pm
At: Vestavia Library (map)
We hope your stick figure game is strong for this one! Head to the Vestavia Library for some competitive Pictionary fun! We always have a blast at these events and they are even better when you bring a group of friends! Click here for more info.
Cakes & Cocktails
Thurs, July 13, 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $35 (covers ingredients and supplies)
At: Dreamcakes Bakery (map)
Come have your cake and eat it too! Join in for a relaxed fun night with your friends. Learn a few simple basic cake decorating skills and go home with a decorated cake. BYOB and an apron, they provide the rest! Call and reserve your spot for the class 205-871-9377. Click here for more info.
Sounds of Summer [ The Ramblers ]
Thurs, July 13, 6:30-9:30pm
At: The Summit (map)
Meet your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of music, food and fun! The Summit is hosting their last outdoor concert of the summer in Saks Plaza featuring The Ramblers! Bring your lawn chair to sit back and enjoy FREE live entertainment as well as some great local vendors! Click here for more info.
Summer of Music
Thurs-Sat, July 13-15, 8pm
Cost: $5 per night
At: Innisfree Irish Pub (map)
"#Headtothefree" this weekend and enjoy a fun music filled weekned featuring artists who have performed at Shaky Beats, Slice Fest, and more! So squad up and bring your dancing shoes, because the summer of music continues with Innisfree Irish Pub. Click here for more info.
Crestwood Neighborhood Block Party!
Fri, July 14, 5-8pm
At: Crestwood Center (map)
Girls Inc. of Central Alabama is hosting a Crestwood Neighborhood Block Party! Join them in the ball park behind the Crestwood Center for a fun night of fellowship, games, and activities for the whole family, including kickball, sack races, cornhole, hoola hoops, face painting, and bounce houses. Enjoy cuisine from local food trucks and a performance from the Crestwood Neighborhood band! Click here for more info.
Mayoral Debate #1 hosted by I Believe in Birmingham
Fri, July 14, 5:30-8:30pm
At: Woodlawn UMC (map)
While we maintain political neutrality here at Happenin’s, we also want you to stay informed! This will be the first mayoral debate in the series. The candidates will be onhand to answer questions about their policy proposals and ideas for improving the city. Doors open at 5:30, and the debate begins at 6pm. Click here for more info.
Ghostbusters the ‘84 Film
Fri, July 14, 7pm
At: The Historic Alabama Theatre (map)
“I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!” Come check out the 1980’s classic that started it all. The original Ghostbusters will be playing in the historic, and sometimes creepy, Alabama Theatre! This is a great way to experience the film AND it begins with a Wurlitzer sing-a-long! Click here for more info.
**GCW Birminghbrawl! Fri, July 14, 8-11pm Cost: $10 At: Good People Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Good+People+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8143766,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed7ddc8047:0xb45471d029e1e99e!8m2!3d33.5069731!4d-86.8121879))** Just when you’d thought you’d see it all at Good People… The Hot Tag is teaming up with GCW Pro Wrestling and Good People Brewing Company to bring you a night sure to deliver a suplex to your senses! Join in ringside and cheer the faces, boo the heels, raise a cold one, and eat some hot grub. Tickets are only $10 at the door -- be there!! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/324527984627976/)**
2nd Annual Family Day hosted by Alabama PKU Foundation
Sat, July 15, 10am-2pm
At: McWane Science Center (map)
Join PKU for their 2nd Annual Family Day at the McWane Center in Birmingham. McWane offers something for everyone and is especially fun for the kids! A low-protein lunch will be provided. Childcare will also be available. The presentations include advocating for your child in the school system (504 plans, IEP, etc.) and a parent speaker. Free admission to the McWane center after the event! Click here for more info.
**Pre-SlossFest Ping-Pong Party Sat, July 15, 12-3pm Cost: $5 to participate in tournament At: Saigon Noodle House ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saigon+Noodle+Houseemail@example.com,-86.7806126,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a526a1c722d:0xfa71c10daeaeccc6!8m2!3d33.5212439!4d-86.7783946))** Let the games begin...again! Saigon Avondale, in conjuction with our friends at Good People Brewing Company, invite you to join in for another legendary ping-pong tournament and party! Come enjoy incredible drink specials, friendly competition, and fill up on delicious food! The tourney will start earlier than usual this time to accommodate our friends heading to Sloss Fest! Whether you are playing or just hanging out, feel free to pre-game on the cheap and walk or Uber/Lyft from Saigon! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2007426866153308/)**
**Food Trucks & Flicks Sat, July 15, 5-10pm Cost: $2 At: Pelham YMCA ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pelham+YMCAfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8007565,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889238d00c46d47:0x24f1f6fed86ff9b1!8m2!3d33.3201454!4d-86.7985678))** The Pelham Band Boosters will be hosting a food truck rally and outdoor movie at the Pelham YMCA. The Food Truck Rally is from 5-8 p.m. and the outdoor movie is from 8-10 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and appetites! Admission is $2 and the movie that will be shown is Beauty and the Beast! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/413462279040809/)**
The Stolen Faces: Playing the Songs of the Grateful Dead
Sat, July 15, 7-11pm
At: Ghost Train Brewing Co. (map)
Deadheads rejoice! Ghost Train Brewing is excited to announce that The Stolen Faces will be back at GTB this Saturday! It’s an all ages show and there will be food onsite from Johnny's BAR-B-QUE !
Click here for more info.
The Midnight Effect 1st Anniversary Dance Party (18+)
Sat, July 15, 8pm-2am
At: The Syndicate Lounge (map)
Midnight Effect has truly enjoyed the enthusiastic response this past year seeing everyone out having a good time at Birmingham's only Dark Dance Party! What better way to celebrate than get together and get down with the best Goth/Industrial/New Wave/Synth Wave/Dark Electronic/Witch House/Post Punk/EBM/Futurepop, mixed live by DJ's PanzerSoldat, Geisha, and Memorexx! There will also be a drawing at midnight for a chance to win pairs of VNV Nation tickets at Saturn and some dark vinyl releases from Seasick Records! Click here for more info.
Park & Crest Market
Sun, July 16, 11am-4pm
At: On a Shoestring (map)
Sunday brunch meets market at Park & Crest. Featuring 25 local makers and artists you are sure to find some great art, crafts, food, and don’t forget boiled peanuts! There will be live music as well. Be sure to stop by this Sunday! Click here for more info.
BumberNets Sunday Pinball Blast!
Sun, July 16, 1:30-4pm
Cost: $5 to enter tournament
At: BumperNets (map)
BumperNets Sunday Pinball Blast is an IFPA sanctioned tournament that will take place at their retail location in the Riverchase Galleria. Entry is $5 and there will be a coin drop. Most games are $1.00 per play. Pinball is awesome, so enter to win or just to have fun! Click here for more info.
Game of Thrones Viewing Parties!
Sun, July 16, 8pm
At: Saturn (map) / Cahaba Brewing Co. (map)
It may be hot outside, but “Winter is coming!” so hunker down at either Saturn or Cahaba Brewing Company to watch the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7! Watching with a large group is always more fun especially when the night is dark and full of terrors! Click HERE or HERE for more info.