Beer, Bands, and More all this Weekend in Birmingham!

The weather is great and there are lots of amazing events to attend! If you want to be active there are exercise and hiking events. If you love celebrating different cultures there are events for that too! Oh, and our friend Ralph has teamed up with Good People Brewing to release a Brownie Stout! Check below for all of the details and keep scrolling to see what local theatre shows are happenin’ now! **[#RUhappenin](**

The Women GatherThe Women Gather
Thurs, March 28, 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (map)

An inspiring showcase of local women's talent including spoken word, music, art, fashion, dance, and more. Admission is free and donations will be accepted to benefit BCRI's Heritage Alive Early Literacy Program. This is a great event for a great cause!
Click here for more info.

Lyrics for Literacy**Lyrics for Literacy Thurs, March 28, 7pm Cost: $7 At: The Abbey ([map](,-86.7766721,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bba799e2751:0xabaceeae1e421c72!8m2!3d33.5249247!4d-86.774478))** SimpleFolk Network presents Lyrics For Literacy, a poetry night experience for the benefit of the Literacy Program of M-Power Ministries. Three Spoken Word artists, Lyssa Lou, Glenn Urbz, and Lyricalforte will take the stage for an evening of inspiring and soulful spoken word performances. Come out and have a great time and support a good cause, Birmingham Literacy Awareness. Tickets are $7 or a donation of a new or gently used book — $10 at the door for guests without a ticket. **[Click here for more info.](**

Get Healthy on the RailroadGet Healthy on the Railroad - Family Fun Day
Fri, March 29, 6pm
Cost: FREE
At Railroad Park (map)

Join Railroad Park for FREE exercise classes at 6 p.m. every weekday! RRP offers a different class each day to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Fridays are Family Fun night! Get the entire family on track to better health with this fun hour of low to high impact activity designed to promote exercise for all ages. Families are invited to enjoy team activities like kickball, soccer or wiffle ball. Each class will begin with a warm up and light stretching, followed by the game of the week. In addition to providing physical benefits, Family Fun Friday also provides mental health benefits and social interaction for the entire family.
Click here for more info.

Night HikeNight Hike
Fri, March 29, 7pm-8:30pm
Cost: FREE event (+ park entrance fee)
At: Oak Mountain State Park (map)

Experience Oak Mountain State Park after dark! Go on this guided night hike and see what glows, calls, and crawls at night on the trails! Meet at the Beach Access Parking Lot on Terrace Drive at 7:00pm then hike on the Treetop Nature Trail! Bring a Flashlight or Headlamp it will be dark! Not stroller friendly. No pets please. Free event. Only Pay for entrance to the park.
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UAB International Festival**UAB International Festival Sat, Mar 30, 11am-5pm Cost: Free for Students, $10 for public At: UAB Hill University Center ([map](,-86.8094386,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bea11f61719:0x85f327839f636545!8m2!3d33.5016476!4d-86.8072445))** UAB Blazers and the surrounding Birmingham community are invited to enjoy an immersive celebration of food, music, art, film and cultural traditions from across the globe! Don’t miss the headlining performance from internationally renowned recording artists, as well as an outdoor concert, live cultural performances, international and local food and merchandise vendors, and more! **[Click here for more info.](**
Fido Fest**Fido Fest Sat, March 30, 11am-3pm Cost: FREE At: Summit ([near Swoozies]('s/@33.4496083,-86.7296324,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x88891771ec5e2d19:0x7edf0a3a42c11f55!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891770a21075ef:0xa7da252a212aa8f2!8m2!3d33.4496083!4d-86.7274383))** Head to The Summit for the 4th Annual Fido Fest on Saturday, March 30th! They’ve partnered with local friends and retailers to create an afternoon that celebrates our four-legged friends and benefits two local charities, The Greater Birmingham Humane Society and Hand & Paw! This FREE family and pup-friendly event will take place in the parking lot area near Swoozie’s and Orvis. Enjoy live music, face painting, and pet caricatures! There will be food trucks and vendors on site as well! All animal lovers and four legged friends are welcome!! **[Click here for more info.](**

Fudge Brownie StoutFudge Brownie Stout Release Party
Sat, March 30, 1pm-11pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Good People Brewing (map)

Our friend, Ralph Marion, known as the Beered Black Man has teamed up with Good People Brewing to bring you a Fudge Brownie Stout! You don't want to miss the release party! Come try the beer and relax on the Good People patio!
Click here for more info.

Tropicaba 2**Tropicaba 2 Sat, March 30, 3pm-2am Cost: $10 GA, $20 VIP At: Tropicaleo ([map](,-86.7681531,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0xa1cfac85b240b935!8m2!3d33.526856!4d-86.765959))** Join Tropicaleo Puerto Rican Restaurant for the 2nd annual Avondale block party FEST Crawfish Boil.& boiled peanuts by Jess Welling!!! This festival will have 20 musicians and over a dozen artists! It starts at 3pm and goes into the wee hours of the morning. Check the link for a full line-up and don’t miss out on the fun! **[Click here for more info.](**
Taste of India**AAO Presents: Taste of India Sat, Mar 30, 5pm-8pm Cost: FREE At: Alys Stephens Center ([map](,-86.8100338,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be5c267abef:0x38c069c7a8b46d30!8m2!3d33.4971186!4d-86.8078397))** The Asian American Organization at UAB invites you to this year's Taste of India show, the only Bollywood Fusion and Bhangra dance competition in the state of Alabama! The first half of the show features eight teams from all over the nation competing for the grand prize of $2,000! Tickets are FREE but quantity is limited – first come, first served! Food and refreshments will be served as well! **[Click here for more info.](**
Birmingham Iron**Birmingham Iron v. Atlanta Legends Sun, March 31, 3pm Cost: $19 At: Legion Field ([map](,-86.8447317,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891c3ffdd08413:0x8ab24f824c8daffc!8m2!3d33.5115074!4d-86.8425376))** The Iron has had a great season so far and some very exciting games! Head out and cheer them on as the take on the Atlanta Legends. Get a Friends & Family Fun pack special this week! For only $20 you get a hot dog, a coke, and a ticket to the game! This will be fun for all ages! **[Click here for more info.](**


Tiny Tyke Tales: Wild Animal Tales! // Birmingham Children’s Theatre // March 5 - 30

You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running // Theatre Downtown // March 14 - 30

Morningside // At Terrific New Theatre // March 21 - April 7

Man of La Mancha // Virginia Samford Theatre // March 28 - April 7

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall // Birmingham Festival Theatre // March 28 - April 13