The Chili Cook Off is BACK for 2022!
It looks like we are going to have AMAZING Spring weather for this weekend's events! We’ll be attending the Chili Cook Off and helping out at the “Immediate” tent! (Come say hi!)  There are plenty of other fun events including an Art Show this Sunday for our good friend, Ashly Guest, who does the Free Art Friday art drops around town! Check out these and other great events in the list below!

Vintage Market Days of Birmingham
Thurs-Sat, March 3-5, daily times vary
Cost: $11-$15
At: Finley Center (map)
Vintage Market Days® of Birmingham returns to the beautiful Finley Center for our spring market. Don't miss this opportunity to join in as they host interior designers, decorators, and over 90 dealers with unique vintage & antique goods, handmade treasures, clothing & jewelry, architectural salvage, holiday gifts, holiday decor and so much more! Hungry?! Enjoy a great mix of gourmet fudge and chocolates, delicious treats, gourmet olive oils, and it doesn't stop there! Participate in DIY clinics, giveaways, and so much more! Children 12 and under admitted FREE OF CHARGE!
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Parquet Courts
Thurs, March 3, 9pm
Cost: $26
At: Saturn (map)
Wide Awake! is New York’s Parquet Courts’ fifth record since their formation eight years ago. It’s also their most groundbreaking. It’s an album about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitarianism. Love is at its center. There’s also a freshness here, a breaking of new territory that’s testament to the group’s restless spirit. Come hear it LIVE at Saturn!
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2022 Alabama Boat Show
Fri-Sun, March 4-6, 11am-7pm
Cost: FREE
At: Barber MotorSports (map)
The Alabama Boat Show and Expo is back for its 2nd annual event! Enjoy FREE admission and FREE parking all 3 days! Visit Barber Motorsports Park the first weekend in March and find everything you need to enjoy Alabama’s lakes, rivers, and coast. See everything from bass boats to pontoons, tritoons, and wakeboard boats, plus ATVs and more. Numerous vendors, food trucks, and, of course, daily prizes.
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First Friday Punk Night
Fri, March 4, 6pm
Cost: FREE
At: True Story Brewing Co. (map)
This is a FREE all ages show at True Story Brewing! Come out and enjoy vendors, artists, live music from Social Scandal, and more!  Be sure to grab a pint from the bar as you take in the art and music! This is a fun FREE way to spend a friday night!
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Field Trip: Botanical Gardens
Sat, March 5, 8am-12pm
Cost: FREE (must register)
At: Bham Botanical Gardens (map)
Join Birmingham Audubon for a morning of Birding at the beautiful Botanical Gardens! Bring your binoculars and get ready to learn about local birds from some experts! The weather looks like it will be perfect for this event!  Be sure to register in advance and wear comfortable footwear.
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City of Hoover’s 24th Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Sat, March 5, 9am-12pm
Cost: FREE
At: Hoover Randal Home & Gardens  (map)
Head to Hoover Randle Home & Gardens on Saturday, March 5th from 9:00 to noon for the 24th Annual Hoover Arbor Day Celebration. Presented by the Hoover Beautification Board, this community-wide celebration will feature FREE TREES for Hoover residents (while supplies last), the 4th Grade Arbor Day Essay Contest awards ceremony, a World Games 2022 Keynote Address, plus Tree City USA and Alabama Arbor Day City presentations.
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Humphry’s Dog Resort Grand Opening
Sat, March 5, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE
At: Humphry’s Dog Resort (map)
Humphrey's Dog Resort's Grand Opening will be Saturday, March 5th from 10:00am-4:00pm! There will be food trucks, local vendors and giveaways. Stop by to take a tour and even get your dog a free nail trim! Adopt A Golden Birmingham will be attending with volunteers, AGB alum pups and maybe even an orphan or two!
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Snap, Crackle, Pop: It’s the Weekend!
Sat, March 5, 10am-6pm
Cost: FREE
At: Hoover Library (map)
This is your chance to celebrate National Cereal Day! The Hoover Library is going all out this Saturday!  Enjoy photo ops, a maze, scavenger hunt, and a take-home craft. Children are encouraged to wear their PJs and enjoy some weekend fun!
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18th Annual MortgageBanc Chili Cook-Off Benefiting The Exceptional Foundation
Sat, March 5, 10:30am-3pm
Cost: $15/Kids 12&under FREE
At: Brookwood Village (map)
Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual MortgageBanc Chili Cook-Off Benefiting The Exceptional Foundation on Saturday, March 5th, 2022!  Join in for this family-friendly event, featuring live music, a kid zone, and all the chili you can eat. All proceeds from the event directly benefit The Exceptional Foundation. The event will have around 100 teams competing! That’s a LOT of chili! We will be at the Immediate tent with Amber’s coworkers. Come find us and say hi!
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ArtPlay Family Day: Women in the Visual Arts
Sat, March 5, 1pm
Cost: FREE (must register)
At: AEIVA (map)
In celebration of Women’s History Month, ArtPlay is having a Women in Visual Arts Family Day on Saturday, March 5 from 1-3 pm! Bring the entire family out to the beautiful Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts (AEIVA) for lots of fun and lots of learning! Your children will be able to learn from local female artists as well as immerse themselves in the history of legendary ladies like Frida Kahlo. And once you’re done creating you’ll have the opportunity to tour AEIVA’s incredible galleries, featuring nationally renowned female artists.
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Chili Cook Off After Party
Sat, March 5, 3pm-until
Cost: FREE
At: Avondale Brewing (map)
After you get full on some delicious chili at the Chili Cook Off, head over to Avondale for the after party!  Enjoy some brews on their sunny patio while DJ Mark AD keeps the party going with some great music! If you happen to get hungry again, Avondale Burger Co. + Tuff Love will be on site with food!
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Kites & Bites
Sun, March 6, 4-6:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Pelham Parks & Rec (map)
Bring your kite, enjoy a fun afternoon in the park and grab a bite from the food trucks! This event is open to the community and free to attend. Live music, food trucks, kids craft and give-a-ways! Come show off your kite flying skills. The weather should be GREAT for kite flying!
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Solo Art Exhibit Opening: Silent Anguish 2.0
Sun, March 6, 6-10pm
Cost: $18adv/$20 door
At: Stephen Smith Fine Art (map)
Be prepared to marinate and participate in the emotions of an artist expressing themselves through a variety of elements, activating all of your senses. Past Artworks + latest abstract series, Silent Anguish 2.0 by our friend, Ashley D. Guest, will be on display. In the center of the Gallery, a room will exist, encapsulating an interactive encounter of Ashley’s latest abstract series, Silent Anguish 2.0. Patrons are invited to a corner of the room to emerge themselves into the depths of her struggles. Entering 3 people at a time, those spectating will be able to visit with her emotions via paintings that can be touched, written words can be read from journals in addition music/sounds can be heard and video/audio can be seen through vintage components. FREE DRINK/FOOD tickets will be available at the door. ID required for patrons taking part in the consumption of alcohol.
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