Local Festivals, Music, Food, and more!

You'd be an April Fool not to get out and enjoy these great Birmingham events this weekend! April is going to be full of great events and this is the weekend that kicks it all off! We hope to see you out and about! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/ruhappenin/)**
Also, be sure to check out our April Food Festival post **[HERE!](https://happeninsintheham.com/over-20-food-festivals-happenin-in-birmingham-this-april/)**

Writers Share LogoWriter’s Share
Thurs, Mar 30, 8pm
Cost: $10
At Workplay (map)

The Writer’s Share Presents: Skyline Motel with Sarah Buxton, Daniel Tashien, Kate York, and Ian Fitchuk! Skyline Motel is a once-in-a-generation collaboration of successful artists, songwriters, producers and instrumentalists. The stars aligned for founders Sarah Buxton, Kate York, Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk to create a collection of music influenced by each artist’s independent resume of skills. Click here for more info.

TrimTab BrewingTrim Tab 3 Year Anniversary
March 31- Apr 2
Cost: Varies
At Trim Tab Brewing (map)

It has been an incredible 3 years which would have never happened without you! To celebrate, they are throwing a party so big that they can't fit it into just one night. This is a thank you to everyone who has supported TrimTab along the way; a celebration of where they've come from and where they're going. Click here for more info.

Alabama Symphony OrchestraAlabama Symphony Orchestra Verdi's Requiem
Fri, Mar 31 & Sat, Apr 1 at 8pm
Cost: $25+
At Alys Stephens Center (map)

Verdi’s monumental and dramatic Requiem Mass has been referred to as an “opera in disguise.” Carlos Izcaray conducts combined forces of over 300 musicians as the ASO takes the stage with distinguished guest artists, the ASO Chorus, and choruses from area colleges and universities to present this unforgettable masterpiece! Click here for more info.

Woodlawn Street Market **Woodlawn Street Market
Sat, Apr 1, 10am-4pm Cost: FREE At Woodlawn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Woodlawn+Cycle+Cafe/@33.5399557,-86.7533482,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a8568ba7fe9:0xa15c28032d3b7f32!8m2!3d33.5399557!4d-86.7511595))** Woodlawn Street Market is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants selling produce, goods, and prepared food, along with a few home-grown restaurants and retailers. The market will offer Birminghamians a gathering place – a locale for taking in an amazing meal or picking up a few inspiring pieces to add to their collection. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1372672539450819/)**

Alabama Asian Cultures FestivalAlabama Asian Cultures & Food Festival
Sat, Apr 1, 10:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $8
At Zamora Shrine Temple (map)

Come and support the 2017 Alabama Asian Cultures and Food Festival, meet people from different cultures, learn to understand cultural similarities and differences, sample many kinds of Asian food, and have a lot of fun! Come early and stay until the grand finale! Click here for more info.

Golden RetrieverFido Fest
Sat, Apr 1, 11am-3pm
Cost: FREE
At The Summit (map)

Come enjoy the second annual Fido Fest at The Summit! They’ve partnered with local friends and retailers to create an afternoon that celebrates our four-legged friends and benefits Hand & Paw as well as The Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Click here for more info.

Foolish Oyster FestFoolish Oyster Fest
Sat, Apr 1, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE
At 5 Point Public House (map)

This Saturday April 1st, 5 Point Public House Oyster Bar, will be hosting "Foolish Oyster Fest" featuring Red Hills Brewing Company's best beers. There will be $4 pints, oyster specials, and the following beers on tap: A Pound A Brown, The Underground Pale Ale, Homewood Hefeweizen. Click here for more info.

Rainy Day BirminghamRainy Day Grand Opening
Sat, Apr 1, 5-10pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At Rainy Day (map)

Rainy Day has found a new permanent location in the beautiful Forest Park neighborhood! Come celebrate with them in their new home! They'll have sweet treats, drinks, and music to keep the good vibes going all night long! Enjoy Donuts by We Have Doughnuts and treats by The Birmingham Candy Company! Click here for more info.

UAB Hockey LogoAutism Awareness Night: UAB Hockey v. MS State
Sat, Apr 1, 6:30pm-9pm
Cost: $5
At Pelham Civic Center (map)

UAB takes on Mississippi State on April 1st for Autism awareness night and senior night! It's the last home game of the 2016-2017 season. Come out and show your support! Click here for more info.

Get Healthy on the RailroadGet Healthy on the Railroad Cooking Class
Sun, Apr 2, 3:30pm-5pm
Cost: FREE
At Railroad Park (map)

Get Healthy on the Railroad, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, returns in 2017 to offer five healthy nutrition classes at Railroad Park. Classes will be led by area non?profits on the park's 17th Street Plaza on the first Sunday of each month from April through August. The first 100 registered attendees will receive free produce and a recipe card so they can easily replicate the dish at home. All produce will be sourced from local farmers through Rev Birmingham's Urban Food Project. Click here for more info.

Sand MandalaSand Mandala Opening Ceremony
Sun, Apr 2, 1pm-2pm
Cost: FREE
At Bham Museum of Art (map)

Lama Tenzin Deshek, director of the Losel Maitri Buddhist Center in Birmingham, will spend two weeks creating a sand mandala in the BMA lobby. Mandalas are often the focus of meditation and used as a tool to guide the devotee into a deeper understanding of the universe and their place within it. Come enjoy the free opening ceremony! Click here for more info.