Beware the Ides of March and don’t miss out on these events!

“But, y’all, what about St. Patrick’s Day?!” We have an ENTIRE POST dedicated to all the St. Paddy’s festivities! Check it out HERE! There are a few other events around town that don’t involve driving out snakes from the land and don’t require you to wear green. Check them out below and we hope to see you out and about this weekend!

P.S. We have FOUR different giveaways running on our Instagram page right now! Two for St. Patrick's Day Events, One for Arc Stories, and we are giving away an iPad Pro!!! Click on the #RUhappenin link above to check them out!

-Russell & Amber

First 100 Days Randal WoodfinThe First One Hundred
Thurs, March 15, 5:30-7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Alabama Theatre (map)

Join Mayor Woodfin and the Woodfin Transition Team for the release of the team’s committee reports. After discussions with many residents during dozens of meetings over the last three months, the Mayor will join the team to talk about their findings and their recommendations for our great city. Event is free to attend!
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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute**Hidden Figures Film Thurs, March 15, 6pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Civil Rights Institute ([map](,-86.8167098,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8e7ae0fcfb:0xab1e57069bc43488!8m2!3d33.5160919!4d-86.8145211))** The public is invited to a free screening of "Hidden Figures," the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. This is a great chance to check out Birmingham’s amazing Civil Rights Institute! **[Click here for more info.](**
Sloss Furnace Haunted Historic Night Tour**Historic Night Tour of Sloss Furnaces Thurs, March 15, 7-9pm Cost: $15 At: Sloss Furnaces ([map](,-86.7932495,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bafff39322d:0x4ed8f930de175988!8m2!3d33.5206505!4d-86.7910608))** Discover the mysteries surrounding the untold stories of Sloss Furnaces on our Historic Night Tour. This two hour experience includes an introduction to the history of the haunted stories of Sloss Furnaces by our Curator, a behind-the-scenes tour of the site at night, and the stories of mysteries, accidents, and deaths that occurred at Sloss while in production. **[Click here for more info.](**
Down in the Ham window Art**Snap it! Tag it! Share it! Fri, March 16, 10am-9pm Cost: FREE At: The Summit ([map](,-86.7311149,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889177a0699ece7:0x6337ea9fc23726da!8m2!3d33.4488736!4d-86.7289262))** We want to see your pictures of our window mural created by Down In The Ham (located in Saks Plaza.) Swing by, snap a photo, post it to Instagram, and tag it #thesummitbham for a chance to win a $50 Summit gift card. One winner will be chosen, each Friday in March (9, 16, 23, 30) **[Click here for more info.](**
AAF Talk Happenin's in the Ham**AAF Luncheon w/Happenin’s in the ‘Ham Fri, March 16, 11:30am-1pm Cost: FREE for members/$20 for guests At: Library in the Forest ([map](,-86.7898717,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888918fbca1f7335:0x4e4eaa9b25b392d9!8m2!3d33.431179!4d-86.787683))** Shameless Plug. Sorry. Russell will be speaking to the AAF about the Happenin’s In The Ham blog. Learn about how to position your agency to serve clients better. With event marketing and social media executions, Russell will share the power of a blog and how to make your agency responsive to clients requesting successful digital marketing solutions. **[Click here for more info.]( )**
Forest Park Birmingham**3rd Friday in Forest Park/Tour de Loo Fri, March 16, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: Forest Park ([map](,-86.7754134,17z/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. During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants’ loos are transformed into art installations by local artists. Scott Thigpen, artist and designer, will judge the installations and award the best artist with a $300 prize sponsored by James Rushton! **[Click here for more info.](**
Covalence Graduation Demo Day**Covalence Demo Day/Graduation Night Fri, March 16, 5:30-7pm Cost: FREE At: Covalence HQ ([map](,-86.8110787,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b917ad784a9:0xebff438f4df62794!8m2!3d33.515598!4d-86.80889))** Join Covalence for their Full Stack Development Final Project Demo Day at the Covalence Headquarters across from the Alabama Theatre. Doors open at 5:00 with the ceremony beginning at 5:30. BE SURE TO REGISTER TICKETS THROUGH EVENTBRITE. Before the beginning of the ceremony, food and beverages will be available. They will kick off graduation with the Full Stack Development student teams presenting the applications they built using the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired over the last 10 weeks. Following the group presentations, students will be presented with their certificates of completion! This is a cool opportunity to check out what’s been going on a Covalence! **[Click here for more info.](**
McWane After Dark: Science of Luck**McWane After Dark: Science of Luck! Fri, March 16, 7-11pm Cost: $20adv/$25 at door At: McWane ([map](,-86.8110787,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e4a523f9:0x735e9876922de3af!8m2!3d33.5149315!4d-86.8083142))** Are rabbits' feet really lucky? What is at the end of the rainbow? Find out the truth behind common superstitions and test your luck at McWane After Dark's casino lounge! Admission includes: Access to 3 floors of Adventure Halls, a night of music and dancing, interactive science activities, magic show, photo booth, slide, high cycle, access to Tito's Handmade Vodka Casino Lounge and Martini Bar. Light snacks and beer tastings will be provided. Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato and Swamp Monster BBQ will be on The Plaza, and free parking* **Click here for more info.**
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Restoration Run at Red Mountain Park**Restoration Run Sat, March 17, 8-11am Cost: FREE-$40 At: Red Mountain Park ([map](,-86.8647287,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891e5566da6119:0x6ee8b9369fcf09ba!8m2!3d33.445263!4d-86.86254))** Head to Red Mountain Park for the 2018 Restoration Run, to benefit the Will Bright Foundation. Choose from 1 mile fun run 5K or 15K trail runs! **[Click here for more info.]( )**

Cherry Blossoms in BloomCherry Blossom Festival
Sat, March 17, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE
At: Botanical Gardens (map)

Each year, you can celebrate with food, crafts, performances, and other activities at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Japanese Garden to welcome the Spring. Enjoy hanami (flower viewing) in Birmingham! Cherry Blossoms, or sakura (??????, only bloom for a few weeks each year. In Japanese culture, sakura represent mortality and remind viewers of the beauty and transience of life. Thousands of people flock to parks in Japan to see the blossoms. Come see the Birmingham cherry trees while they are in bloom!
Click here for more info.

Jacob's Corner Event CenterGrand Opening of Jacob's Corner Event Center
Sat, March 17, 1-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Jacob's Corner (map)

It's the Grand Opening of this highly anticipated indoor venue, Madison's Place. Event is free to the public. Food, drinks and kid friendly fun filled games and activities will be provided. Lots of local vendors will be on-site showcasing their respective services/product.
Click here for more info.

Arc Stories: Hell Hath No Fury**Hell Hath No Fury: Arc Stories Sat, March 17, 7:30pm Cost: $10 At: Avon Theater ([map](,-86.7900419,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb664438b13:0xa2f78f2212ef06e0!8m2!3d33.5114649!4d-86.7878532))** Head to The Avon Theater for stories from womanhood told by the rockstar women that lived them. They'll have coffee and snacks from local favorite, Church Street Coffee and Books. We are hosting a giveaway for this event on our Happenin's IG page! **[Click here for more info.](**

2018 Rotaract Foundation Ball2018 Rotaract Foundation Ball
Sat, March 17, 8pm-12am
Cost: $50 (Philanthropy)
At: B&A Warehouse (map)

The Rotaract Club of Birmingham will be hosting its 9th Annual Foundation Ball event celebrating the continued success of the Club’s Signature Service projects Ready 2 Read, Ready 2 Succeed and Achieve Alabama!
This Black Tie Affair offers our members an opportunity to celebrate the charitable impact of Rotaract over the past year, as well as recognize our donors that make our community service possible. The Foundation Ball is not just a social gathering, but an opportunity to commend our volunteers, our community partners, and our funders for investing in building a better community, region and world. With the added bonus that it is a great party!
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Rumba Latina Night at Saturn**Rumba Latina Night Sat, March 17, 8pm Cost: $10 At: Saturn ([map](,-86.7766529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.524291!4d-86.7744642))** Come dance the night away to Rumba Latina Birmingham: Latin Night at Saturn! This time there will be a St. Paddy’s Day twist! Saturn is always a great venue and this event will fit right in! **[Click here for more info.](**
On a Shoestring Market**On a Shoestring Market Sun, March 18, 11am-1:30pm Cost: FREE At: Park & Crest ([map](,-86.8577187,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891f70e30905cb:0xa127cd72babbcf5f!8m2!3d33.412479!4d-86.85553))** Head to Park & Crest in Bluff Park Sunday, March 18th as they kick off the Spring Market season! 25 vendors + Tamale Queen Food Truck! The weather is looking good as well! **[Click here for more info.](**
Iron City Grill Bottomless Brunch**Bottomless Brunch at Iron City! Sun, March 18, 11:30am-1:30pm Cost: $25/ Kids $12 At: The Grill at Iron City ([map](,-86.7996367,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0af0ad88f:0x876bd54436ba27d0!8m2!3d33.508556!4d-86.797448))** Iron City Bottomless Brunch is a one of a kind brunch event that happens once a month in the venue at Iron City! Each month they feature a new buffet menu and a new music act. This month, they have music from Birmingham's own Early James and the Latest! Tickets are sold at the door, but reservations are strongly encouraged. Your ticket price includes endless food from the brunch buffet, one bloody mary or mimosa, and excellent live entertainment! This might just be the best way to recover from St. Paddy’s Day! **[Click here for more info.](**