Beat the Heat with these Cool Weekend Events!

This weekend you can be a part of a Bham Mural, go to a Chocolate Challenge, take in great music, and more! Check out the list below for all the details! **[#RUhappenin](**
Chocolate Challenge Birmingham**4th Annual Magic City Chocolate Challenge Thurs, June 21, 5:30-8pm Cost: $35 At: Regions Field ([map](,-86.8126966,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed123a7a25:0x1e3523e6f79ecb39!8m2!3d33.5074516!4d-86.8105079))** Enjoy an evening of chocoholic delights as the areas finest bakers, chefs and chocolatiers come together for the fourth annual Magic City Chocolate Challenge. Taking place at Regions Field Diamonds Direct Ballroom, from 5:30 pm - 8 pm with live musical entertainment and a silent auction! It’s all for a great cause! **[Click here for more info.]( )**
Sloss Metal Arts Bowl-O-Rama**Bowl-O-Rama: Iron Pouring Thurs, June 21, 6-9pm Cost: $45 per bowl At: Sloss Metal Arts ([map](,-86.7953906,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbac0bd6617:0x4fe8b376b657aee9!8m2!3d33.5191217!4d-86.7932019))** Bring some friends and beverages (adult included!) and join the Sloss metal arts staff for a night of cast iron creative fun! It's like sips and strokes on steroids! The Sloss artists will help you create your own cast iron bowl (doodle bowl) for $45. The bowl mold and tools are provided. (**[Check out our post HERE!](**) *NOTE: Their must be an attendance of 20 or more for iron pour. Otherwise, bowls are poured during next scheduled iron pour and picked up at the visitors center.*
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MAKEbhm Open House**Summer Open House + Makers Market Thurs, June 21, 6-9pm Cost: FREE At: MAKEbhm ([map](,-86.7775311,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a51126d11b5:0xdd5d10bdd66192e2!8m2!3d33.523342!4d-86.7753424))** This is your best chance to take a look behind the scenes at Birmingham’s most dynamic workplace, and to meet the creative minds behind the work produced every day in the studios ++ the best place to purchase the work right from the source! Come hungry, Broad Street Peaux Boys will be parked in the courtyard! **[Click here for more info.](**
Sounds of Summer at Summit Birmingham**Sounds of Summer Thurs, June 21, 6-9pm Cost: FREE At: The Summit ([map](,-86.7338433,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888917774e37a1e9:0xd7f4a73346cedf4a!8m2!3d33.4457213!4d-86.7316546))** Join The Summit in Saks Plaza, every Thursday night in June for the third season of Sounds of Summer! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner (or put in a to-go order with Cowfish!). In addition to live music, enjoy snacks + beverages from Taco Mama, balloon art for the little music lovers, complimentary henna tattoos, and try out your hoola skills with a hoola-hoop dancer! **[Click here for more info.](**
Trivia Night**Pop-Culture Trivia! Thurs, June 21, 7-8:30pm Cost: FREE At: Hoover Library ([map](,-86.8068497,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889220dc0b6e0a1:0x196b740835a068c4!8m2!3d33.38795!4d-86.804661))** Bring a team or go it alone to compete for prizes in this battle of wits! This week will test your knowledge of Pop Culture Trivia, so all of those hours of reality tv might just pay off! **[Click here for more info.](**
Art Crawl at the Village**Art Crawl at the Village Fri, June 21, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: Brookwood Village ([map](,-86.7731624,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891990bcce35d5:0x97a8d8497f4caab3!8m2!3d33.470018!4d-86.771001))** Join in for the final night of the Birmingham Art Crawl at the Village summer series! Showcasing local artists, Birmingham Art Crawl celebrates our city’s growing art scene. Rain or shine, the event will feature dozens of artist booths on the sidewalks and inside of Brookwood Village. You’re invited to come stroll resident artist booths, listen to live music by Live Wire, dine at Brookwood Village restaurants and enjoy family-friendly activities! **[Click here for more info.](**
LBMX Logo**LBMX Presents Fri, June 22, 8:30pm-1am Cost: $10 At: Black Market 5pts ([map](,-86.7985167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328))** LOBOTOMIX is wrapping up the month with a solid lineup on Friday June 22nd featuring Paper Nolassnayme, Joe Clark and GI Magus. Come out for a great night of Birmingham Hip Hop! These shows are always bursting with great talent, so don’t miss out! **[Click here for more info.](**
Putt for a Cause**6th Annual Putt for a Cause Sat, June 23, 11am-5pm Cost: $150 per team of 5ppl At: Avondale District ([map](,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** This is a Mini-Golf event that makes a BIG impact on the community! Head over to Avondale Brewing Company to begin a Putt-Putt Pub Crawl to benefiting ACTION Civitan of Birmingham and The Exceptional Foundation! Teams of up to 5 players will compete on some funky mini-golf holes at different venues. All players must be 21+ years old! The entry fee for each team is $150. The venues include Avondale Brewing Company, The Abbey, MELT, Wasabi Juan's, Avondale Common House, Saturn, and 41st Street Pub! Feel free to invite your friends and family to come cheer you and your teammates along! **[Click here for more info.](**
Color BHAM Mural**Color BHAM! Sat, June 23, 12-4pm Cost: FREE At: 1316 1st Ave N ([map](,+Birmingham,+AL+35203/@33.5104556,-86.8172012,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8cda8aea2b:0x6f831f7060a3e3d8!8m2!3d33.5104556!4d-86.8150125))** Imagine hundreds of people coming out to chaos paint a beautiful mess of colors all across a giant wall in downtown, celebrating color, vibrancy, and the public expression of our people across a large canvas. For years lots of people have contacted me wanting to be a part of painting a mural, so we are going to create the Birmingham Color Wall! Come out anytime between noon and 4pm and paint whatever you feel. Everyone will have the freedom to paint whatever they want with any colors they want. Only rule is it has to be all abstract. Come be a part of making the landmark Color Wall in Birmingham! **[Click here for more info.]( )**
CAHABAZAAR 2018**Cahabazaar Sat, June 23, 12-7pm Cost: FREE At: Cahaba Brewing Co. ([map](,+Birmingham,+AL+35203/@33.5104556,-86.8172012,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8cda8aea2b:0x6f831f7060a3e3d8!8m2!3d33.5104556!4d-86.8150125))** Summer is back and that means it’s CahaBazaar season! Yellowhammer Creative has teamed up with the fine folks at Cahaba Brewing Company to present the 3rd CahaBazaar at Cahaba Brewery. They will have LOTS food trucks, over 70 vendors, music, and Special Release BEER! **[Click here for more info.](**

Grillin' and Chillin'Grillin' & Chillin'
Sat, June 23, 4-7pm
Cost: $10
At: Corbin Farms Winery (map)

Corbin Farms Winery is having an outdoor cookout from 4pm to 7pm. They will have hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill. Dixieland Funnel Cakes will also be there selling their own awesome funnel cakes and amazing lemonade. Ticket purchases are for a hamburger/chips/a glass of wine OR 2 hotdogs/chips/a glass of wine. Tickets CAN also be purchased at the winery for $10. Softdrinks and water can also be purchased separately at $1 each. Wine can also be purchased for $5.00 a glass. Local musician, Jeff Tyler will be there entertaining us all. So bring your chairs or blankets and come and have some fun!
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Publix Family Camp Out Railroad Park**Publix Family Camp Out Sat-Sun, June 23, 4pm-8am Cost: $29/$39 At: Railroad Park ([map](,-86.8141607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.508301!4d-86.811972))** 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 astronomy to camp cooking to orienteering?with some bird watching thrown in for good measure. Bring your tent and your family, and the park will take care of the rest. It's a rare opportunity to camp in a way that you haven't before?and to make memories and gain camping insight that you'll take with you through the years. **[Click here for more info.]( )**

Crawfish BoilCrawfish for Suicide Awareness
Sunday, June 24, 2-5pm
Cost: $10 per box
At: Blue Monkey Lounge (map)

Head to this crawfish boil at the blue monkey Sunday! Profits will be going towards suicide awareness. Boxes will be 10 dollars each and will include corn, potatoes, crawfish, and sausage! Entertainment will be provided by @sketchmuzic and some other surprise guests. A 6 person inflatable unicorn will be onsite for a great photo opp! There will also be a "Who can eat the most spicy Ramen?" challenge! Come support this great cause!
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Ves Marable Saxophone**Jazz in the Park Sun, June 24, 6pm Cost: FREE At: Debardeleben Park ([map](,-86.957557,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8888de270c5e5be5:0xa41ddd63b6919e04!8m2!3d33.3995723!4d-86.9553683))** The Jazz in the Park series continues this Sunday in Dabardeleben Park! Come hear the great saxophonist Ves Marable! Bring chairs and blankets and prepare to relax and wind down the weekend. **[Click here for more info.](**