Enjoy a Laid Back Weekend with these Fun Events!

This weekend in Birmingham is a great opportunity to enjoy some laid back events starting with a cocktail hour at Haven, then Art on the Rocks, an after dark nature hike, and more! Check below for the full list of events. #RUhappenin

Cocktail Hour at HavenCocktail Hour at Haven
Thurs, July 20, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Haven (map)

You are cordially invited to Haven's inaugural "Cocktail Hour" event, inspired by the year the beautiful space was constructed - 1924! Enjoy classic cocktails from the era of prohibition, free snacks, DJ (swing music mixed in for good measure), and a fun photo booth. Join us on your way home for a cold beverage, and good ol' fashioned revelry in our beautiful Salon | Bar! Click here for more info.

Sketch of Face**Sketch Club Thurs, July 20, 6-9pm Cost: FREE At: Desert Island Supply Co.([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Desert+Island+Supply+Co./@33.5398342,-86.7552218,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a8fbe789fe7:0xf0e8b2b68c281b67!8m2!3d33.5398297!4d-86.7530331?hl=en&authuser=0))** Bring your sketchbook and your pens and pencils for another night of sketching and comradery with other Birmingham artists. Learn from others about best practice, discipline and general technique. This is a low pressure environment for artists of all levels to find community and accountability in our creative endeavors. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1283592321749660)**

Latte Art ThrowdownLatte Art Throwdown
Thurs, July 20, 6:30-10pm
Cost: $5 (winner takes all)
At: Urban Standard (map)

How about a party? Urban is back from the ashes and hosting its first Thursday Night Throwdown since 2014! You don't have to be a barista to come have a good time. There will be beer and wine specials, music by DJ Rodcore. 6:30 sign ups | 7:00 first pours. Prize packs by Counter Culture Coffee, Domestique Coffee, Avondale Brewing, and more! Click here for more info.

Forest Park LogoThird Friday in Forest Park
Fri, July 21, 5-8pm
Cost: FREE
At Forest Park (map)

Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park! Restaurants will have specials, shops and galleries will be open late (5-8 pm), catch the shows you may miss during the day, shop for gifts while enjoying a refreshment. Enjoy the social scene of Forest Park after hours. Live music by Taylor Hunnicutt sponsored by Mary and Chris Boehm. (5 to 8 PM) Click here for more info.

Birmingham Oddities Art Show**The Local Art, Music, and Brews Show Presented By Birmingham Oddities Fri, July 21, 6pm Cost: FREE At: Red Hills Brewing Co ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Red+Hills+Brewing+Company/@33.4793115,-86.7966158,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889196458a6f4e7:0x9b70f4aa41141e9b!8m2!3d33.479307!4d-86.7944271?hl=en&authuser=0))** Over 25 local Artists and Artisans taking over Red Hills Brewing Company for one Friday evening! A very eclectic mix of Art ranging many styles and prices to match any art collectors budget. There's literally something for everyone. Red Hills has some of the best beer in town and is conveniently located next to Steel City Pops, Octane, and little Donkey. It's FREE for ALL AGES! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1138473679590916/)**
Art on the Rocks Girl with Cellphone**Art on the Rocks Fri, July 21, 7-11pm Cost: $20/$30 At: Bham Museum of Art ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Museum+of+Art/@33.5222242,-86.812258,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693?hl=en&authuser=0))** It’s time for the second installment of Birmingham’s favorite summer series, Art On The Rocks! For July, they’ll keep it fresh with a new line-up of art, music, and performances, all inspired by the contemporary art exhibition Third Space! There will even be a guy playing a Didgeridoo! **[Click here for more info.](http://artsbma.org/event/art-on-the-rocks-7/)**

The Molly Ringwalds BandThe Molly Ringwalds Band
Fri, July 21, 8-10pm
Cost: $15
At: Iron City Bham (map)

The world’s greatest 80’s experience returns to Iron City this Friday night! Come enjoy a night of your favorite 80’s music performed by guys dressed as 80’s pop icons! You can check out our write up on them HERE. You don’t want to miss this high energy show! Tickets are just $15, but the last show was a sellout crowd, so be sure to get them early! Click here for more info.

Five Points Clean Up Cobb Ln.Clean & Clear Five Points South 3.0
Sat, July 22, 8:30am-12pm
At: Valley View Park (map)

Clean & Clear Five Points South is a quarterly cleanup event in partnership with area stakeholders. From trash collection to clearing sidewalks and greenery efforts, this is your day to give back to Five Points South. We both had a lot of fun volunteering last time to clean up Cobb Ln. Don't miss this chance to give back to the community and meet some great people! Click here for more info.

Design Dayz Music FestDesign Dayz: Music Fest
Sat, July 22, 10am-2pm
At: McWane Science Center (map)

Design Dayz: Music Fest is this Saturday! Live performances by Rock Band League student musicians of Mason Music, jazz band Handle with Care, Shaheed & DJ Supreme, and Redharp will all be showcasing their talent live on stage. Also, join in with interactive performances from Charles Tortorici and Voices of the South Barbershop Chorus. Click here for more info.

Farmers Market Summer FestivalAlabama Farmers Market Summer Festival
Sat, July 22, 10am-2pm
At: Alabama Farmers Market (map)

Come celebrate everything summer at the Alabama Farmers Market. They are excited to have a special appearance from Maggie the Mayfield Cow who will be giving out FREE ice cream sandwiches! There will be activities for the entire family including a petting zoo, face painting, balloon artist, food truck venders, live music by Terry Adams and of course fresh produce! Click here for more info.

Taylor Kropp, McKenzie Lockhart, Sam MoonyTaylor Kropp, McKenzie Lockhart, & Sam Mooney
Sat, July 22, 7-9:30pm
Cost: $5
At: Seeds Coffee (map)

Prepare for an all-star night of music as a talented trio of singer-songwriters bring their talents to the Seeds stage on Saturday, July 22. Nashville artist Taylor Kropp will close the stage down, with support from McKenzie Lockhart and Sam Mooney. Don't miss this one! Click here for more info.

Shadow of a Fiddler**Night Festival: A Nocturnal Celebration of the Natural World Sat, July 22, 7-11pm Cost: FREE At: Ruffner Mountain ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ruffner+Mountain+Nature+Preserve/@33.5595523,-86.7096011,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891034c1a099ad:0x2b233c9fb8b23681!8m2!3d33.5595478!4d-86.7074124?hl=en&authuser=0))** In celebration of National Moth Week, Ruffner Mountain Presents: Night Festival: A Nocturnal Celebration of the Natural World. Featuring: Classical and Ambient Live Music Inspired by Nocturnal Wildlife, Guided Night Hikes, Nocturnal-themed Visual Art, Science at Night, in which our panel of experts will discuss nocturnal wildlife, Moth Sheets & Mothing Station, & Lanterns in the Garden. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/119116795367906/)**

Battle of the Blues BandsMagic City Blues Society Battle of the Blues Bands
Sun, July 23, 2-5pm
Cost: $10
At: Iron City Bham (map)

Join the Magic City Blues Society at Iron City Bham on July 23rd to see which one of Alabama's best blues musicians has what it takes to compete in the International Blues Challenge! Click here for more info.

Also Happenin’ This Weekend:

**[Let’s Talk About Race, Inclusion, and Gentrification // Thurs 7.20, 6-8p // FREE](https://www.facebook.com/events/242151962941939)**
**[Dog Adoption Day at Remy’s Dog Park // Sat 7.22 11am-2pm // FREE](https://www.facebook.com/events/105610033442114/)**
**[Park and Crest Market // Sun 7.23, 11am-4pm // FREE](https://www.facebook.com/events/242739446237128/)**


KultureBall // Sat, July 29

Magic City Brewfest // Sat, July 29

Otey’s Fest // Sat, July 29

3rd Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fest // Fri, July 28-Sun, July 30

Secret Stages // Fri, Aug 4 - Sat, Aug 5

Birmingham Restaurant Week // Fri, Aug 11 - Sun, Aug 20

[Birmingham Innovation Week // Fri, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 25](Aug 25 http://www.innovationweekbirmingham.com/)

Sidewalk Film Festival // Tues, Aug 22 - Sun, Aug 27