Weekend Roundup: June 20-23 2019
Magic City Con Returns this Weekend!
This weekend is Magic City Con 2019 at the Wynfrey! If you like comics, pop-culture, or gaming this is the event for you! There’s also Taco Fest, a Grease Sing-a-long, and a lot of other great events to check out! Summer is in full swing, so make the most of it!
Thurs, June 20, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE to Attend
At: Caveat Coffee (map)
Thursdays this summer, Caveat Coffee in Homewood is throwing an old school BBQ in their backyard!. They'll be grilling from 5:00 - 9:00 PM with beer and wine on hand. It wouldn’t be summer without experiencing a cookout, so head over and get some burgers and hotdogs! (The coffee is amazing as well!)
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**Beer, Blues, & Barbeque Thurs, June 20, 5:30-7:30pm Cost: $30 At: Galley & Garden ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Galley+%26+Gardenfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7928091,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bcf7323d139:0xd1f4db66654fd7b6!8m2!3d33.5010786!4d-86.790615))** Head to the patio at Garden & Galley and sample a dozen craft brews from across the country. They'll be offering BBQ of all sorts to pair with these fantastic, award-winning beers! Enjoy Live Local Music and Stock Up on your Favorite Finds! This will be a great event to attend with a group of friends! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/326261308310682/)**
**Third Thursday in Crestwood Thurs, June 20, 6-9pm Cost: FREE At: Elements Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Elementsemail@example.com,-86.7504046,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a7d94100001:0x4afa824f64154e11!8m2!3d33.5291106!4d-86.7482105))** Hang out in Crestwood every Third Thursday of the month for shopping, live music, specials, and more from some of your favorite Crestwood shops. Get some cool clothes at Elements, some records at Seasick, and a malt from Crestwood Pharmacy! This is always a great community event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/386208638899499/)**
Our Leading Lady
Thurs-Sun, June 20-23
At: Theatre Downtown (map)
The backstage antics of a local theatre troupe collide with history in Charles Busch's sparkling comedy. Laura Keene is ambitious and determined to make a name for herself, so she does her best to make sure the President attends her play. She ends up making history, just not the way she planned! Head to Theatre Downtown and see this hilarious play! We saw it on Saturday and loved it!!! Check the link for showtimes!
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**Magic City Con Fri-Sun, June 21-23, Cost: $38 3-day Pass/$27 1-day At: Hyatt Wynfrey ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hyatt+Regency+Birmingham-The+Wynfrey+Hotelfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8098964,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892216a52d14f7:0xeb47cf6f90bef72d!8m2!3d33.3797353!4d-86.8077023))** Magic City Con is SO MUCH FUN!!! Cosplay, Special Guests, **KidCon**, Vendors, and more! If you love pop-culture, comics, gaming, even professional wrestling, this event is your jam! In year’s past we’ve seen Jurassic Park vehicles and even the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine! Check the link for a full lineup of special guests and the schedules for KidCon and costume contests! We hope to see you there! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.magiccitycon.com/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR2fhSspJxPSNMxWmuoveBIRZW2IvlYHrZUuhh9z_dB1ZmWyRc3iWyHgFnQ)**
**BAO Poker Run Fri-Sat, June 21-22, 6-9pm Cost:$35/ $65 At: Smith Lake** Poker Run is BACK! Just up the road the BAO Smith Poker Run returns this weekend! Friday, 6/21 is the Welcome party at 6:00PM-Until.... Saturday, 6/22 the Smith Lake Poker Run begins! Stops open at 10:30. After Party at Po' Howse begins at 4:00PM. All poker hands must be turned in by 5:30 to qualify. Tickets are $65 for the entire weekend or $35 for the welcome party only. All proceeds benefit Birmingham AIDS Outreach, The Magic City Acceptance Center and the Magic City Wellness Center. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/203597827051558/)**
**Funky Monkey 2019 Fri, June 21, 6-11pm Cost: $60 (Fundraiser) At: Regions Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Regions+Fieldemail@example.com,-86.812702,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed123a7a25:0x1e3523e6f79ecb39!8m2!3d33.5074516!4d-86.8105079))** Head to Regions Field to enjoy food, beer, wine, and signature Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktail all included with admission! There will also be a cash bar, silent and live auctions with mobile bidding, and Sheffield Group Beer & Wine Raffle and/or Avani Rupa "Ring Bling" Raffle! Music will be provided by “The Toddfather” and there will be a silent disco on the patio as well as a photo booth! All funds raised at the Funky Monkey directly support Smile-A-Mile's year-round programs for families in Alabama who are affected by childhood cancer. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/316418312354263/)**
**Grease: Sing-a-long Fri, June 21, 7pm Cost: $9 At: Alabama Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Theatrefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8112875,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93d9c2fb7b:0x607c0735ce1f64d3!8m2!3d33.5148887!4d-86.8090934))** Presenting the 2019 Alabama Theatre Summer Film Series! Kick things off with a Grease Sing-a-long! You probably know the words to most of the songs, so now is your chance to sing along with the rest of the crowd in the Alabama Theatre! (Russell was in his high school production of Grease, so he’s very excited!) Children ages two and younger are free of charge. Doors open 1 hour before showtime, and each screening will begin with a sing-along accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. BTW, we have a giveaway happenin’ on our IG page **[HERE](https://www.instagram.com/p/By1g3HXHe1Q/)**! Enter today! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/761964560863488/)**
African Heritage Festival
Sat, June 22, 10am-2pm
At: Birmingham Museum of Art (map)
Celebrate vibrant traditions and cultures of regions throughout the African diaspora at the BMA’s free-of-charge African Heritage Festival. This family-oriented festival honors African heritage through art, crafts, music, dance, and more. Featuring a powerful performance by Atlanta-based African drumming and dance group Giwayen Mata.
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8th Annual Black Creek Arts Fest
Sat, June 22, 10am-4pm
At: Black Creek Park (map)
Head over to this FREE Art and Music Festival at Black Creek Park in Fultondale, Alabama! Come out and support the artists, food vendors, and musicians! There will be performances by Vanessa Hill and the Alabama Blues Man, Mark Elliot (from Nashville), and The Wildwood Trio (from Muscle Shoals)! This will be fun for the entire family!
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**Profile by Sanford Summer BBQ Sat, June 22, 11am-1pm Cost: FREE At: Profile by Sanford ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Profile+by+Sanfordemail@example.com,-86.7931904,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891904b93782f5:0xe8b434c6ff42b132!8m2!3d33.4485795!4d-86.7909963))** You have probably seen our posts about our Profile by Sanford meal plan! Come join us at the Vestavia location on Saturday for a chance to try our new Profile Foods, mingle with fellow members and coaches, AND enter for a chance to win a Premium Grill/Smoker that Profile Vestavia will be giving away! Bring your spouse or family member who's interested in Profile for a Family Membership Discount! We’ve loved it so far and definitely think you should check it out! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/659715981117608/)**
**CAHABAZAAR Sat, June 22, 12-6pm Cost: FREE At: Cahaba Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7673242,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275743!4d-86.7651301))** It’s the 5th year of CahaBAZAAR! They will have 70+ local vendors, food trucks, live music, live performances and more! The Live Performance Art Stage and New Kid's Zone are brought to you by MAKEbhm. The first 100 guests to Uber or Lyft to CahaBazaar get a custom canvas tote bag with swag! (How Cool!) This event has become a Bham favorite, so be sure to check it out for yourself! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/462163907853089/)**
**Birmingham Taco Fest Sat, June 22, 3-8pm Cost: $5 adv./$10 door At: Sloss Furnace ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sloss+Furnaces+National+Historic+Landmarkemail@example.com,-86.7928257,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bafff39322d:0x4ed8f930de175988!8m2!3d33.520808!4d-86.7906316))** Tacos, you say? Sign us up! Head to Sloss and enjoy tacos from some of Alabama's best taco vendors! Vote for your overall favorite taco, and enjoy cold PEPSI, Cold Corona, Modelo, Hornitos margaritas, live music, kids area, and more!!! We’ve seen some pretty creative tacos in the past and can’t wait to see what they come up with this year! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1268875439944396/)**
**Family Campout Night (for kids!) Sat-Sun, June 22-23, 3:30pm-8:30am Cost: $39 At: Railroad Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Railroad+Park+Foundationfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8105977,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.5098585!4d-86.8084036))** Your family is invited to a campout on our front lawn to learn, play and make memories to last a lifetime! One night a year, a special section of Railroad Park is converted into an interactive campground for families. A host of experts will give lessons on everything from fire safety to creek ecology to first aid?and an animal show 'n tell from the Birmingham Zoo will delight campers of all ages. (Check the full schedule below for details on the lessons and the pros who'll be giving them.) *To create a true family campground atmosphere, this particular event is open only to families with children.* **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/434222534075242/)**
Sat, June 22, 5:30-8:30pm
At: Birmingham Zoo (map)
Join the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday as they kick-off the 5th annual Zoo, Brews & Full Moon Bar-B-Que event! Craft beer fans will love and enjoy a fantastic selection of drinks from some of the finest specialty brews around. Enjoy samplings from 37 breweries and over 100 beers from all over Alabama and the southeast. In addition to beer, there will be plenty of other libations, including wines and non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees will also delight in a tasty dinner provided by Full Moon Bar-B-Que!
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**Kulture Ball 2019 Sat, June 22, 6:30-11:30pm Cost: At: Finley Center ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Finley+Centeremail@example.com,-86.8502431,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892116b3fc0901:0x77fac3e6f1af8882!8m2!3d33.3365001!4d-86.848049))** KultureBALL by KultureCity is an annual star studded event where celebrity and philanthropy walk hand in hand to promote acceptance, foster awareness and raise funds for programs benefiting children & families with sensory needs/invisible disabilities. The ball will feature great entertainment, a seated dinner, a one-of-a-kind live auction, and also the chance to rub shoulders with tons of local and national celebrities. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.kulturecity.org/kultureball-2019/)**
**Legion FC vs Hartford Sat, June 22, 7pm Cost: $15+ At: BBVA Compass Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/BBVA+Compass+Fieldfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8146622,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bfaabb27e93:0xbbdd0755faf2b7f5!8m2!3d33.498009!4d-86.8124681))** We love attending Legion soccer matches! Head to the beautiful BBVA Compass Field this Saturday night to watch them take on Hartford Athletic! These games are always so much fun and the fan section gets a little wild! Take your friends and family for a great night of Bham fun! **[Click here for more info.](https://ev2.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ATWBLFC%3ABL19%3AG09%3A&linkID=twblfc&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=&cgc=)**
**Sofar Sounds Sat, June 22, 7:30pm Cost: $15 (must apply for ticket online) At: Secret Location!** Its been 1 year! Sofar Sounds Bham has been quietly putting on shows in your community for over a year! We’ve heard and have become friends with some amazing musicians! Come out and celebrate the 1yr anniversary and Pride month. Wonderful music. Wonderful people! Remember, the location will be revealed once your ticket is purchased! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.sofarsounds.com/cities/birmingham-al/events/26121?fbclid=IwAR3xt8hJdusUnAVxdBWa8lcjrDYm85PCK9lyDUpfAJgFgjcW_Hfw6qiCCZE)**
**Yoga on the Green Sun, June 23, 3:30pm Cost: FREE At: UAB Green ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/UAB+Campus+Greenemail@example.com,-86.8146622,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be8eda90169:0x1a38ad541190d5e3!8m2!3d33.4999346!4d-86.8054003))** It is that time of the year again! UAB URec is bringing back your favorite Yoga event of the year! For the past three years University Recreation has partnered with lululemon and Team RWB to host our annual Yoga on the Green event on international yoga day. The event is put on to celebrate the connect that yoga can bring to ourselves. lululemon will say that they want to bring "yoga to the un-yoga-ed," and Team RWB seeks to provide an outlet for veterans to gather and embrace others while receiving the benefits of being active. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/660746754357183/)**
**Phish: Live Simulcast Sun, June 23, 6pm Cost: FREE At: Iron City ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Iron+City+Bhamfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8002791,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508883!4d-86.798085))** "Iron City's Summer Tour 2019" featuring FREE live simulcasts from your favorite artists going out and on the road this summer. Sunday, June 23 they will be streaming Phish, LIVE from Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. If you can’t be there in person this is the next best thing! Plus, it’s FREE!!! This is a great way to end the weekend!