Weekend Roundup: March 22-25
Spring Into Some Great Events This Weekend!
Though it may not feel like it, it is officially Spring Time! Birmingham always has a wide variety of fun free and low-cost events to choose from, but this time of year there’s always a music or food festival right around the corner! Check out what’s happenin’ this weekend in our post below! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
___ **Biscuits & Business with BHM BIZ: Healthcare Thurs, March 22, 7:30-9am Cost: $12 At: Bham School of Law ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+School+of+Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8019784,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b96bb3c0bdd:0x27b0b818f8a9fa3b!8m2!3d33.511684!4d-86.7997897))** Great networking & business breakfast. Expert speakers on a topic that impacts us all---Healthcare in Birmingham. How will technology, ai and big data affect healthcare? We will talk about this and much, much more. Purchase your tickets today as seating is limited! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/156469091678827/)**
**Birmingham Women in Tech Thurs, March 22, 11:30am-1pm Cost: FREE for members/$10 public At: Protective Life ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Protective+Life+Corporationemail@example.com,-86.7716345,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889198e5c33b7eb:0x22edbf81417388dc!8m2!3d33.476792!4d-86.7694458))** What is it like to be a woman working in Cybersecurity? Protective Life will be sponsoring our lunch, and their AVP of Information Security Risk Management, Angela Carlisle, will talk about her journey in this field. This is a great opportunity to learn about this profession. As always, this is a great time to get to connect with other BWIT members in our community. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1991627334411865/)**
**High Risk/High Reward Thurs, March 22, 12-1pm Cost: $35 (includes meal) At: Harbert Center ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Harbert+Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8087167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b96d0ed70d7:0x927d1d9edcaa1e36!8m2!3d33.517416!4d-86.806528))** Join in for lunch this Thursday! Startup success doesn’t happen overnight. It happens through challenges, key decisions, risks, and maybe even a little bit of luck. Come hear four experts share their startup successes and the work that got them there. Featuring Hospicelink, Pointz, SmartAlto, and Ugo - Convenience Delivery. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-risk-high-reward-crucial-moments-in-tech-startup-success-registration-42505460978)**
**Art of Pam Benoit Thurs, March 22, 5-7pm Cost: FREE At: UAB Edge of Chaos ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lister+Hill+Libraryemail@example.com,-86.805932,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b94acf03f51:0x691a0265daed8fd1!8m2!3d33.5031297!4d-86.8037433))** The School of Optometry Vision Science Research Center, The School of Education, UAB Libraries and The Edge of Chaos are hosting the Opening Reception of an art exhibit by Dr. Pam Benoit, Provost at UAB. The Reception will be at The Edge of Chaos 1700 University Blvd and is open to the public. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/409636732819391/)**
**Spring Film Night w/ The Murder of Jane Crow Band Thurs, March 22, 6-9:30pm Cost: $10 At: Oak Hill Cemetery ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oak+Hill+Cemeteryfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8185742,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8466dbf8fd:0x216d655b04c94e84!8m2!3d33.5257475!4d-86.8163855))** Join Oak Hill Cemetery for the first film of the year!. Thanks to a generous donation from a friend, Oak Hill will be showing its first licensed film. Tony Richardson's 1965 cult classic The Loved One is a parody of the American Deathcare industry and stars Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer, and Rod Steiger. It also has several memorable cameos from a long list of other favorite Hollywood names of the time including John Gielgud, Roddy McDowell, Dana Andrews, James Coburn, Tab Hunter, Liberace and a boyish Paul Williams. There will also be a performance by Birmingham’s own, The Murder of Jane Crow! The performance by Jane Crow will begin at 6:30, and the film will commence at 7:45. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/420845071671402/)**
**FREE Friday at Forge! Fri, March 23, 8am-5pm Cost: FREE At: Forge (in the Pizitz) ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Forgeemail@example.com,-86.8103356,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93f23e2fb5:0xa6caae020b2f573f!8m2!3d33.5142579!4d-86.8081469))** Come find out what it’s like to work in Birmingham’s coolest coworking space! (I’m typing this in Forge right now!) Located on the 2nd floor of The Pizitz, Forge is a great professional environment and is perfect for bloggers, small business owners, entreprenuers, and more! Enjoy a FREE day of working at Forge! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2014873862060989/)**
**Chocolate & Coffee Tasting Fri, March 23, 6-8pm Cost: $15 At: Revelator Mtn. Brook ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Revelator+Coffee+Company+-+Mountain+Brookfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7757467,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a28261a554f:0xb574a126e1543d66!8m2!3d33.486514!4d-86.773558))** Match Chocolate and Revelator Coffee are teaming up for a Chocolate & Coffee pairing event! These are two of our favorite things! Come learn about how our friends at Match make their chocolate taste so wonderful! You will also get to sample various flavors of both chocolate and coffee! Yes please! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tasting-event-with-match-chocolate-and-revelator-coffee-tickets-44124269879)**
**International Delights: 6 Short Plays Fri, March 23, 8pm Cost: $20 At: Theatre Downtown ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Theatre+Downtownemail@example.com,-86.7976743,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb8e89b25e3:0x798516626a438f1a!8m2!3d33.5113337!4d-86.7954856))** Back by popular demand, Theatre Downtown is bringing back its immensely popular short play festival! This year they will be producing an evening of short plays entitled "INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTS", a collection of six plays about love around the world, from the backwoods of Alabama to the sunny Beaches of Brazil! **[Click here for more info and additional showtimes.](https://www.facebook.com/events/370038420071696/)**
**5pts. Clean & Clear Sat, March 24, 8am Cost: FREE (Giving back) At: 5pts. South Phelan Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Phelan+Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8049912,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be76ec71971:0x796d6ff5cbabd006!8m2!3d33.49433!4d-86.8028025))** This is such a great and fun way to mingle with your Bham friends and neighbors as you help to clean up the 5pts. neighborhood! Last time we helped clear up Cobb Lane (can you find us in the photo?) and this time the focus will be on the area around Phelan Park! Come start your Saturday by lending a helping hand! **[Click here to register.](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1o-xzzyvVhM_TMuK8T0rqdxKHWW1w6564aW_Gw0gK-Mw/viewform?edit_requested=true)**
**Alabama Comic Con 2018 Sat/Sun, March 24-25, 11am-5pm Cost: $25 per day/ $35 Weekend Pass At: BJCC ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/BJCCemail@example.com,-86.8149388,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd8380769b1:0xa6b2596d5bbff52f!8m2!3d33.5239475!4d-86.8127501))** It’s Morphin Time! That’s right, Jason David Frank, the original Green Power Ranger will be just one of the many awesome guests at this year’s AL Comic Con! Head over to the BJCC this weekend for fun activities, meet & greets, panel discussions, and more! **[Click here for full schedule.](https://www.facebook.com/ALComicCon/)**
**4th Annual Beer, Band, & BBQ Sat, March 24, 12pm Cost: $15 At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** Please join the Alabama Head Injury Foundation on Saturday, March 24th for the 4th Annual Beer, Band & BBQ event at Avondale Brewery! There will be live music from The WD Band and Saw's BBQ, plus a chance to help raise money to support AHIF. **[Click here for more info.](http://www.ahif.org/birmingham-regional-board-event.html)**
7th Annual Airwave Block Party
Sat, March 24, 1-9pm
At: Good People Brewing (map)
RSVP NOW for the 7th Annual AirWave! All proceeds benefit local Waterkeeper nonprofits including Black Warrior RIVERKEEPER, Cahaba RIVERKEEPER and, Coosa RIVERKEEPER! This event will include: Live music all day, A tsunami of local talent, Food trucks, Beer, Live Artists, Games, and more!
Click here for more info.
Tragic City Rollers: Double Header
Sat, March 24, 4-8pm
At: Zamora Shrine (map)
Season opener double-header featuring: TCR All-Stars vs. Memphis Roller Derby and Iron City Maidens vs. Panhandle United Beach Brawl! Doors open at 4, action begins at 5 & 7. Children 8 and under are FREE! Fans 21+ are invited to join in for the after-party at 41st St. Pub & Aircraft Sales.
Click here for more info.
**Art Town Presents: Bham Art Sat, March 24, 6:30-10:30pm Cost: $10 At: Art Town ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Art+Town+at+East+Lake+Stationemail@example.com,-86.7314457,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891011ab22dae7:0x8e3c545704447a16!8m2!3d33.560466!4d-86.729257))** A collection of audible and visual artist come together for one night to showcase their talents and demonstrate their abilities among their peers. Art Town is a great place to meet and interact with local artist from the community! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1784838391538380/)**
**MotoAmerica 2018 Livery Reveal Sun, March 25, 2pm Cost: FREE At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** Livery? What's that? A livery is a motorcycle's paint scheme, and every year the #MotoAmerica teams and bikes debut their new looks for the upcoming race season. Head to Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham on March 25th to see the MotoAmerica teams reveal their new leathers and bikes for the 2018 season. Annie Bosko will be playing two sets, so bring your friends to enjoy music, brews, and motorcycles for #SundayFunday with MotoAmerica. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1996771180572593/)**
**Gallery Talk: Magic City Realism Sun, March 25, 3pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Museum of Art ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Museum+of+Artemail@example.com,-86.812258,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693))** Be among the first to take a deeper look at the BMA’s latest exhibition Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham. Katelyn D. Crawford, PhD, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, and special guest historian Marjorie White of the Birmingham Historical Society, will discuss Coe’s prints and paintings of industrial and residential scenes depicting Birmingham in the 1930’s. Find out what brought Coe to Birmingham, why these historic etchings are being presented for the first time, and which Birmingham landmarks played a central role in Coe’s work. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/282998392233449/)**
**March Irish Music Session Sun, March 25, 6pm Cost: FREE At: Brennan’s Irish Pub ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brennan's+Irish+Pubfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7984333,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sbrenans!3m4!1s0x88891bc48feee315:0xaf572f0e70b2149c!8m2!3d33.5001045!4d-86.7962446))** It's time for the March Irish Music Session! This is an open session, so all are welcome. Brennan's Irish Pub is the new location for the monthly Session. Come early, grab a bite to eat and grab a seat and enjoy some traditional Irish food from Brennan’s! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2127667750796984/)**
Mark Your Calendars!!!
2nd Annual Vulcan Drink & Drop: Adult Egg Drop Event!
Thurs, April 5th, 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $10 (includes drink ticket!)
At: Vulcan Park (map)
In conjunction with the 29th Annual Brent Newman Memorial Egg Drop, Vulcan Park & Museum will host its annual Drink & Drop adult egg drop competition! Science minded teams and individuals, over 21 that is, can try their hand at the classic elementary student competition. Can your team keep your egg protected while dropping it from a top Vulcan's 124 foot high pedestal?! The goal: to keep your egg from landing "sunny side up!"
There will be "bobble-butt" Vulcan trophies awarded for various categories!
Beer will be provided by Ghost Train Brewing Co. and soda/ waters supplied by Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. and last, but not least, JD & the Man will be rocking out with us!
Click here for more info.