July is almost over, but there are still some fun events to attend first!

It’s hard to believe that July is coming to a close, but there are some fun events to attend before August. The Sci-Fi Fantasy Fest returns this weekend along with the Bham Burger Battle and more! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**

The PreserveryThe Preservery Ribbon Cutting
Thurs, July 25, 4-6pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Preservery (map)

The Preservery opens its doors in 5pts South this week! Don’t miss the ribbon cutting this Thursday afternoon. Join in with the 5pts South community in welcoming this new restaruant to the neighborhood! The Preservery-southern heritage dining coming to the Five Points South. Fancy comfort food that’s farm to table, Haute humble cuisine, and Prohibition era cocktails!
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Ghost Train Give Back NightGive Back Night
Thurs, July 25, 5pm-12am
Cost: Free to attend
At: Ghost Train Brewing (map)

The awesome tapmasters at Birmingham's fast-growing brewery are hosting a Giveback night for CCF! JULY 25, from 5PM - 12AM, 10% of the proceeds from the taproom will be donated to CCF in an effort to provide support for the community. They will have the Ruscelli's food truck out from 5PM - 9PM and music from Rock 105.9's Jeremy Noble.
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Thursday Night Live at PizitzThursday Night Live
Thurs, July 25, 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Pizitz (map)

Join in EVERY Thursday night for live music in The Courtyard at The Pizitz Food Hall. Invite a friend, grab dinner from the Food hall, enjoy beverages from The Louis and kick back and enjoy the live tunes. Music this week will be provided by Zach & Cheyloe. Also, be sure to stop by Birmingham Candy Company inside the Food Hall to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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Yoga at Railroad Park**Get Healthy on the Railroad: Yoga Thurs, July 25, 6pm Cost: FREE At: Railroad Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Railroad+Park+Foundation/@33.509863,-86.8105923,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.5098585!4d-86.8084036))** Join in for FREE exercise classes at Railroad Park at 6 p.m. this Thursday! Thursday is yoga night! Yoga strengthens and tones the body, promoting balance and flexibility, while quieting the mind. This inclusive class is structured for participants at all experience levels. Grab your mat and head on over for some yoga on Birmingham’s front lawn! **[Click here for more info.](http://railroadpark.org/events-get-healthy.html)**
Matilda the Musical**Matilda: The Musical July 25-Aug 4, Check link for times Cost: $20+ At: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/DJD+Theater/@33.5208801,-86.8146825,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b855751bb57:0xf100c1a9189b5839!8m2!3d33.5208756!4d-86.8124938))** From the creative and twisted genius of Roald Dahl, comes the inspiring story of a little girl who dreams of a better life in this Tony Award-winning musical. We saw this play last week and it was AWESOME! Don’t miss out on the incredible acting in this fun and exciting show! Reserve your tickets ahead of time as these shows can sell out fast! This is fun for the entire family! **[Click here for more info.](https://redmountaintheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/?fbclid=IwAR3pKNz8J3uXMEfANBpruUikQ6opTqD4S2IxfpWrSqHYnFABAKeU_SD-Kv0#details_a0S0a000006A5LUEA0)**
Harry Potter Trivia at Heavenly Donut Co.**Harry Potter Trivia Night Fri, July 26, 7pm Cost: FREE At: Heavenly Donut Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Heavenly+Donut+Company/@33.4285733,-86.7308363,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891790852a766d:0xdcc9d60a8375e67e!8m2!3d33.4285688!4d-86.7286476))** The Heavenly Donut Company is hosting its first Trivia Night! Join in and test your knowledge of everything Harry Potter while enjoying a FREE DONUT with any drink purchase! They’ll also have our own Butterbeer and Butterbeer Frappes available! There is NO CHARGE for tickets - they just need to plan for those coming! HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Email orders@theheavenlydonutco.com SUBJECT: Trivia Night! Be sure to Include what House your team is representing (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin), include your team's name and how many will be on your team (up to 4 people per team)! Heavenly Donuts goes ALL OUT for Harry Potter events, so you don’t want to miss this! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2956830391026172/)**

Juco EP ReleaseJuco EP Release Party
Fri, July 26, 7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Ghost Train Brewing (map)

If you haven't see/heard JUCO yet, you are missing out! Stop by Ghost Train for their EP release party and for live music this Friday starting at 7pm. Tasty J's food truck will be out at 5pm, so you can grab some food on site! This local band is going places, so make sure you can say, "I saw them when..."
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SciFi Fantasy FestSci-Fi/Fantasy Fest 2019
Fri-Sun, July 26-28
Cost: FREE
At: Hoover Library (map)

The 2019 SciFi/Fantasy Fest will be the most exciting Fest yet! This year they are excited to host steampunk band and convention favorite Abney Park! They’ll also welcome Reid, Kelsey, and Josh from the Dungeons and Dragons podcast Sneak Attack! Marvel movie actor John Anderson and The Walking Dead actor Don Teems will also be joining in on the fun this year. Like the previous events, they’ll have gaming, cosplay, discussion panels and more! It’s all FREE!!!
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Hope in the HamHope in the Ham
Fri, July 26, 7pm
Cost: $40+
At: Birmingham Zoo (map)

The 3rd annual Hope in the Ham party is a casual soiree attended by Birmingham’s liveliest crowd who enjoy live music, delicious food and drink from around the ‘Ham all while raising funds to support the Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge. Come out to the Zoo and have a great time at this exciting event hosted by Hope in the Ham-American Cancer Society!
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Girls Night Out**Girls Night Out! feat. Anna Tamburello, Ella Langley, Hannah McFarland Fri, July 26, 9pm Cost: $5 At: Zydeco ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Zydeco/@33.4973405,-86.7952657,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bdac620357f:0x88581062d74b8ee!8m2!3d33.497336!4d-86.793077))** Head to Zydeco this Friday night and enjoy a Girls Night Out! This event features 3 very talented female musicians! Come ready to have a great time and enjoy the famous Zydeco patio! This is an 18 & up event and is just $5! Grab your girlfriends and head on over! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.ticketweb.com/event/girls-night-out-feat-anna-zydeco-tickets/9710395?pl=zydeco&fbclid=IwAR2ayMFK14M0GI294VNLFk2ehqn4sVy7JWNPP5iFMellgx9yF_UpLgtmNPQ )**
Downtown Homewood Sidewalk Sale**Downtown Homewood Sidewalk Sale Sat, July 27, 10am-5pm Cost: FREE At:Downtown Homewood ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Seibels+Cottage/@33.4786307,-86.7935008,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889197b347b2727:0xe88674ff038169e1!8m2!3d33.4786262!4d-86.7913121))** Join the merchants of Downtown Homewood for the eighth annual Sidewalk Sale! Lasting throughout the entirety of the day, merchants will line the sidewalks in front of their shops with merchandise discounted up to 75%! Come early and shop local! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/811176189264599/)**

Bham Burger BattleBham Burger Fest 2019
Sat, July 27, 11am-3pm
Cost: $15adv-$20 day of
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

t's time for the 3rd Annual Bham BurgerFest! Come taste and see which burger is the best in Birmingham and listen to bands The Talismen and Lauren Hughes and the Black Belt Brigade! Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door! A lot of us supported ALS with the ice bucket challenge a few years back, but now you can support by eating delicious burgers!
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Freedom Fest**Freedom Fest Sat, July 27, 12-8pm Cost: $34 At: Bham Civil Rights District ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Civil+Rights+Institute/@33.5160964,-86.8167098,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8e7ae0fcfb:0xab1e57069bc43488!8m2!3d33.5160919!4d-86.8145211))** FREEDOM Fest is more than a time for songs. It’s also a time for empowerment. Residents and tourists will have a chance to participate in thoughtful discussion and engage with content around issues that plague disenfranchised communities. Entertainment. Empowerment. Elevation. FREEDOM Fest has arrived. There will be plenty of special guests including Anthony Ray Hinton who spent 30year on death row after being wrongfully convicted. You’ll definitely enjoy this event and will leave inspired by what you learn! **[Click here for more info.](http://freedomfestbhm.com/?fbclid=IwAR0JM69AItM74CcJybPpmG76KoUh9ucaprr1pd4Pbj-OtkcCuQT_Vpc2foo)**
Taj India**25th Anniversary of Taj India Sat, July 27, 5-9:30pm Cost: Free to attend At: Taj India ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Taj+India/@33.5014323,-86.792815,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bcf10ead0ff:0x9ca5c395f43966cd!8m2!3d33.5014278!4d-86.7906263))** We LOVE Taj India! Come help them celebrate being part of the Birmingham community for 25 years! They will have a special extended buffet with complimentary glass of wine or beer for $19.99. Come celebrate and share your favorite memories of Taj India. You can call 205-939-3805 for reservations. Head over and support this local favorite! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/636306096889398/)**
Art Alive**Art Alive Sat, July 27, 6-9pm Cost: $50 (fundraiser) At: Canary Gallery ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Canary+Gallery+LLC/@33.5166999,-86.805481,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9647368b77:0xb376b6e4f2ed419a!8m2!3d33.5166954!4d-86.8032923))** Mark your calendar for our Art Alive! event on Saturday at Canary Gallery! Watch local artists create unique, original artwork during the event. Enjoy scrumptious food and drink and revel in the sounds from the Matthew Carroll Band. Works created during the event will be available through a silent auction, and other completed pieces of work from the artists will be available for purchase as well. **[Click here for more info.](https://app.mobilecause.com/form/kjsyvQ?fbclid=IwAR1-9nFec-D7ekgpZkxP4pcGQKu55emPnHMrg0Hw6FA5HNB1jGQwjqqBTQA&vid=1dr69 )**
The One that Got Away**Stories About The One That Got Away Sat, July 27, 6:30pm Cost: $10 At: Shelby Co. High School ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Shelby+County+High+School/@33.179404,-86.6020086,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888937c7ee4a0705:0x3073437a77792ea0!8m2!3d33.1793995!4d-86.5998199))** Join the Common Threads team for a night of fun storytelling! This event will feature people telling stories about “The One that Got Away!” We’ve all lost something at some point in our lives, but we are still left with a great story to tell! Head down the road to Shelby Co. High School for this fun storytelling event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-about-the-one-that-got-away-tickets-63877112162?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2GDzRvGdKNidq2lAR-PGnIoSWSOTtPfhsgdfnKEBqiojnjhcBxaRnCXnE)**
Ragin Cajun Crawfish Boil**Ragin’ Cajun Shrimp & Crawfish Boil Sun, July 28, 12 pm Cost: $27 for 5lb. Plate At: Tin Roof ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tin+Roof/@33.5105955,-86.7916837,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb7b40a8717:0xff8c00714d777691!8m2!3d33.510591!4d-86.789495))** Are you ready to pinch some tails and drink some ales? Sylvester Crawfish Farms will be driving the mudbugs up from Louisiana for the Inaugural Ragin Cajun Shrimp & Crawfish boil. Party on the patio with opening acoustic music, followed by 2 full bands! Crawfish season is almost over, so get’em while you can! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.ticketweb.com/event/ragin-cajun-shrimp-crawfish-tin-roof-birmingham-tickets/9663435?pl=tinroof&fbclid=IwAR368GgI3VUFxfHJiKLe-bXMX-bEBH5dwi1_atfOAvx_G4uBIOfINdWi8Pc)**

Redemptive Community DinnerCommunity Dinner
Sun, July 28, 6pm
Cost: FREE if you bring food/ $15
At: Redemptive Cycles (map)

Redemptive Cycles Community Dinner is BACK!!! This event will be a potluck! Expect to enjoy a meal & drinks with the very best people in all of Birmingham. Keg beer + wine will be available for purchase by the glass. Water, sweet/unsweet tea & lemonade will be complementary. Please do not BYOB as alcohol sales will contribute to the fundraising! Come hang with some amazing Bham people!
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