Weekend Roundup: March 14-17 2019
These Events Don’t Require You to Wear Green!
There are so many St. Patrick’s Day events happenin’, but there are a few non-holiday themed events as well! This week also includes Pi Day and the Ides of March! We didn’t want them getting lost in a flood of leprechauns and green beer. Check them out below. **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/ )**
___ **Boss of Me: Art Show About Cats Thurs-Fri, March 14-15, 10:30-8pm Cost: FREE At: Naked Art Gallery ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Naked+Artfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7754188,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a4f310c742b:0x7de926ae8abaa2d2!8m2!3d33.5145772!4d-86.7732247))** Hurry in and enjoy the last two days of what may be the final art show at Naked Art Gallery! The art is all about cats! You can puuuurrrchase a piece for the cat lover in your life! Part of the proceeds benefit Kitty Kat Haven, one of our favorite non-profits here in Bham! If you miss out it would be CATastrophic! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1226700230821865)**
**Railroad Park Junior Board Fundraiser Thurs, March 14, 4-9pm Cost: Varies At: Farm Burger ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Farm+Burger+Birminghamemail@example.com,-86.8002638,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0df62d1c1:0x3629ade7b538df56!8m2!3d33.5063904!4d-86.7980697))** The Railroad Park Foundation Junior Board is hosting their first quarterly fundraiser at Farm Burger Birmingham on Thursday, March 14 between 4PM - 9PM. Delicious menu options include salads, burgers, shakes and more. The best part--10% of proceeds from your meal will benefit Railroad Park Foundation. See you there! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2008147139479726/)**
**Pi’s and Pie’s Thurs, March 14, 7-9pm Cost: FREE At: Red Mountain Makers ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Red+Mountain+Makersfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7551648,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a8f96107763:0xc025c83c78f52a7a!8m2!3d33.5398932!4d-86.7529707))** Come out to Red Mountain Makers and celebrate the beauty of math, technology, and circular baked goods! This Pi Day, head down to the maker space and check out the awesome things you can do with a Raspberry Pi. If you have a cool Pi project, bring it! In addition, you can tour the maker space, eat some tasty pies, and check out all the fascinating projects that the team is working on. Maker spaces are playgrounds for the imagination! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1250014255155088/)**
**You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water is Running… March 14-30, 8pm (matinee times vary) Cost: $20 At: Theatre Downtown ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Theatre+Downtownemail@example.com,-86.7976797,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb8e89b25e3:0x798516626a438f1a!8m2!3d33.5113337!4d-86.7954856))** Four stories of love, sex, and everything in-between. Theatre Downtown brings back its annual Short Play festival (cultivating new talent for the stage) with these forgotten gems from the 1960s. If you thought sex was complicated now, wait until you see what these characters are going through! From a playwright who has the perfect role for an actor willing to bare it all, to a man tempted by infidelity while shopping for a new bed with his wife, to a couple coming to terms with their son’s new “habit,” along with lots of other changes in the world, to an elderly couple doing well just to remember each other’s name. This is an evening of comedy you won’t want to miss! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/416548335783935/)**
**Brews & Bacon Fri, March 15, 3:30-7pm Cost: FREE At: Ghost Train Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ghost+Train+Brewing+Co./@33.5145205,-86.7960159,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb987d2055f:0xcede5870e2913348!8m2!3d33.5145205!4d-86.7938218))** Head to Ghost Train on Friday for Brews & Bacon featuring Morgan Murphy's Leprechaun Smoked Bacon! The Hot Tag will be open and serving bacon dishes, and we will be offering beer & bacon flights. The bacon will be available for sale, so don't forget to grab a few packs for your St. Patty's Day weekend breakfast plans! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2106253726154889/)**
**Third Friday in Forest Park Fri, March 15, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: Forest Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Naked+Artfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7754188,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a4f310c742b:0x7de926ae8abaa2d2!8m2!3d33.5145772!4d-86.7732247))** 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. Don’t forget to stop by Naked Art Gallery for their “The Boss of Me” cat themed art show! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2257626404251054/)**
**Arc Stories: Better Together Fri, March 15, 7:30pm Cost: $15 At: Redeemer Community Church ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Redeemer+Community+Churchemail@example.com,-86.7764342,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a51a617c205:0xe463b1de59ad6242!8m2!3d33.5226062!4d-86.7742401))** Grab some tissues and head to Arc Stories as they and Lifeline present “Better Together: Stories of Adoption, Foster Care, and Orphan Care.” This will be a night of true, personal stories told by the people who lived them in front of a live audience. You’ll definitely want to be a part of this audience on Friday! Get your tickets now since this event will probably be a sell out crowd! **[Click here for more info.](http://www.arcstories.com/lifeline?fbclid=IwAR0gjbX4EdwRCr3U42NORslQf9M0Cqnn4pa1Z2ss4SGx1wkgMKQGA4Y15jo)**
Opera Birmingham: TOSCA
Fri & Sun, March 15 (7:30) & 17 (2:30)
At: Samford University Wright Center (map)
TWO SHOWS ONLY! Sung in Italian with projected English translations. Tosca, Puccini’s dramatic and beloved masterpiece, sweeps the main stage in a tale of love, lust, deceit, and murder. A tragic and political love story, Tosca explores sacrifices made for love. Treat yourself to magnificent melodies and nonstop action! Featuring the Opera Birmingham Chorus, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham Boys Choir.
Click here for more info.
**Ugly Baby LIVE! Fri, March 15, 9:30pm Cost: $10/ $5 for Students At: Bham Improv Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Improv+Theatrefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7989419,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b2dc0df82cb:0x85a227751e6d5408!8m2!3d33.5076475!4d-86.7967478))** Birmingham's Disturbingly Good Improv Comedy™ is long form improvised comedy. They've performed all over the United States and Cullman and they a're woefully excited that the Birmingham Improv Theatre is getting them back out there after that thing with Shelia ran it's course. Want to avoid the long lines, disappointed lovers, and disciplined life coaching? Buy your tickets online now! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/609701882776807/)**
**Arts & Crafts Fair Sat, March 16, 9am-6pm Cost: FREE At: Indian Springs Town Hall ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Indian+Springs+Village+Officeemail@example.com,-86.7770382,13z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sindian+springs+town+hall!3m4!1s0x888922d8943323ed:0x53c781db03eb2950!8m2!3d33.352374!4d-86.755304))** The Arts & Crafts Fair will feature local artists and designers.It will also be a fundraiser for the Shelby County Schools Education Foundation. Bring your family, friends and neighbors! There will be food, and plenty of arts and crafts available for purchase! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/790751491306168/)**
**Cherry Blossom Festival Sat, March 16, 10am-4pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Botanical Gardens ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Botanical+Gardensfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8825372,11z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sbotanical+gardens!3m4!1s0x88891a290017ca4f:0x6dc9744c5015c848!8m2!3d33.490621!4d-86.775089))** Come celebrate Sakura Matsuri at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! Enjoy beautiful displays of Japanese culture through music and dance. There will also be traditional food available to purchase. You won’t want to miss this unique event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/382197245684423/)**
**Hammer Ride Sun, March 17, 9am-3pm Cost: $25 At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyemail@example.com,-86.7763653,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** Join in for the inaugural Hammer Ride, a 64-mile supported training ride led by USA CRITS D1 teams and former world tour pro, Frankie Andreu. Train with the pros, enjoy lunch and social hour after the ride at Avondale Brewery and help bring professional bike racing back to Birmingham! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1703478046465150/ )**
**Through the Lens Sun, March 17, 1-4pm (ongoing) Cost: FREE At: Ground Floor Contemporary ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ground+Floor+Contemporaryfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8043737,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b958074e097:0x487fad8d657d2237!8m2!3d33.5120714!4d-86.8021796))** Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present Through the Lens, an exhibition of new works by member artists Anita Gomez-Ronderos, Claire LeSar, and Jimmy Nunn Jr. The artists pursue their personal perspectives on the world around them and its effect on their individual lives. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/379801302577295/)**
**Catwalk for Water Sun, March 17, 5-7pm Cost: $10 adv/$15 at door At: Aveda Institute ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Aveda+Institute+Birminghamemail@example.com,-86.8144836,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892222b5f90e89:0x3d60d2c1e4f58cd0!8m2!3d33.3737813!4d-86.8122895))** It’s the 2019 Catwalk for Water Hair + Fashion Show! This annual event kicks off Aveda’s passion-project of promoting clean water awareness, and features looks that blend style and sustainability! The excitement doesn’t stop there: the fashion show also doubles as contest where aspiring cosmetologists can enter to win a full-paid scholarship to the Aveda Institute! Each year, contestants pull out all the stops to create truly original statement looks, and send them down the runway. By the end of the night, someone’s mega-dream is coming true! Don’t miss any of the action! Tickets are available for pre-sale, or at the door the night of the event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/396278931146230/)**