Happy Mother’s Day Weekend, Birmingham!

In addition to getting your mother a well deserved gift be sure to spend some quality time with mom this weekend! What should you do? Well, below is a list of some fantastic events that you can enjoy with your mother! (We think Roller Derby is a great choice!) Have a great weekend! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**

Brookwood Live 2018Brookwood LIVE!
Thurs, May 10, 5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Brookwood Village (map)

The Brookwood Live spring concert series returns for three Thursday nights in May. Join in for the second night of the concert series! Enjoy live music from Bonus Round featuring Jon Campbell. One of Birmingham’s hottest bands, Bonus Round’s diverse set list of crowd-pleasing covers turns any event into a memorable night of eclectic music, dancing and nonstop fun! Delight in full-service dining from the restaurants on Village Lane, or bring your own lawn chair and grab a bite from one of our delectable dining options in the food court. Kids receive complimentary face painting and balloon art from Magic City Face Art, making Brookwood Live an entertaining evening of dancing and dining for all ages!
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Yacht Rock Bingo**Yacht Rock Bingo Thurs, May 10, 6pm Cost: FREE At: TrimTab Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/TrimTab+Brewing+Company/@33.5128535,-86.7930727,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb764209d39:0x47c2a248c99dd99c!8m2!3d33.512849!4d-86.790884))** Mark your calendar! AAF Birmingham is pairing with John and Katie Gaiser and Trim Tab Brewing Company to have a Yacht Rock Bingo Event! There will be drink specials, cool, smooth yacht rock music and bingo games called by Special Guest and also an AAF Past President, Tony Diliberto! Cash prizes for bingo winners, PLUS a raffle for fabulous items donated by: Humphries Screen Printing, Rojo, Yellowhammer Creative, Diplomat Deli, Pete's Print, Betty Brand Tee's, Sassy and Sweet Sugar Cookies, and Brombergs! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1841640632522659/)**
Birmingham Barons Logo**Birmingham Barons Thirsty Thursday! Thurs, May 10, 7pm Cost: $7+ At: Regions Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Regions+Field/@33.5074561,-86.8126966,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed123a7a25:0x1e3523e6f79ecb39!8m2!3d33.5074516!4d-86.8105079))** Come enjoy the Summer weather as you watch the Birmingham Barons take on Pensacola Blue Wahoos! It’s Thirsty Thursday so you can get discounted beer prices during the game! If you are a member of **[YP Birmingham](https://www.facebook.com/YPBirmingham/)** you can get a FREE ticket and 20% off at **[Tortugas Pizza](https://www.facebook.com/TortugasBham/)** before the game! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/561186330931535/)**

The Writer's ShareThe Writer’s Share
Thurs, May 10, 8pm
Cost: $15
At: Workplay (map)

Next up at The Writer's Share at WorkPlay is Stephanie Lambring, Shannon Wright, Jon Byrd and Adam Wright! You won't to miss the last show...for a bit! See ya Thursday!. Bring your friends for this up close and personal experience with the writers behind famous songs!
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The Red Velvet Cake WarThe Red Velvet Cake War
Thurs-Sun, May 10-13, 8pm (2pm Sun)
Cost: $20
At: Theatre Downtown (map)

Everybody thinks their family is the most dysfunctional, but they've never met the Verdeen cousins! When they decide to have a family reunion, there's plenty of butting heads, and everyone will be lucky if they make it out unscathed! Full of eccentric characters that could only exist in the deep south, and culminating in a baking competition with unusually high stakes, this show will leave you in stitches!
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Arc Stories ROOTS**Arc Stories presents: Roots, Stories About the Nature of the South Fri, May 11, 7pm Cost: $10 At: Botanical Gardens ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Botanical+Gardens/@33.4390465,-86.8536262,12z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sbotanical+gardens!3m4!1s0x88891a290017ca4f:0x6dc9744c5015c848!8m2!3d33.490621!4d-86.775089))** Arc Stories returns to the Formal Garden at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Friday, May 11 with Roots: Stories About the Nature of the South. Come see real people tell their real life stories that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1917702231873211/)**

Buck Creek Festival 20182018 Buck Creek Festival
Fri & Sat, May 11-12, 5pm Fri/10am Sat
Cost: FREE
At: Buck Creek (map)

This is always a popular event! Head to Historic Helena and enjoy food, bands, music, and a rubber duckie race! This is fun for the entire family and the weather should be perfect! The festival kicks off Friday night and runs through Saturday! Parking is always tight, so you may want to carpool with friends!
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Birminghams next Hot DogBirmingham’s Next “Hot” Dog
Sat, May 12, 11am-3pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)

Does your dog have what it takes to be Birmingham's Next Hot Dog? If so, join in for Birmingham's Next Hot Dog contest! They'll have multiple categories like best fur-do, most talented, most exotic, best dressed, sassiest senior (7+ years), most squeezable puppy (4-12 months), best looking female/male, best personality and cutest couple (you and your dog)! Registration is from 11:30 - 12:30 with the contest starting at 1:00 pm. Entry into the contest is only $10/dog for one category and an additional $5 per extra category.
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Great Southern Beer Fest**Great Southern Beer Fest Sat, May 12, 12-5pm Cost: $50 (unlimited beer samples) At: Railroad Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Railroad+Park+Foundation/@33.5083055,-86.8141607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.508301!4d-86.811972))** With the South emerging as the next craft beer frontier, the Great Southern Beer Fest combines craft beer, country rock, and Southern food with a dash of soul. The best of the best Southern breweries will be onsite pouring samples of their favorite craft brew from breweries like Empyrean, Orpheus and Pensacola Bay Brewery. Festival attendees will be treated to an afternoon filled with brews, tunes and so much more. Local party band OutShine will be on the main stage keeping people dancing to Southern Rock hits while attendees drink their way through the South, browse local vendors, participate in the "Best IPA in the South" People's Choice competition and enjoy the Southern selection of food truck favorites. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/501318490268229/)**
East 59 Cafe Coffee Classes**Coffee Classes at East 59 Sat, May 12, 12:30pm & 2pm Cost: FREE At: East 59 Vintage Cafe ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/East+59+Vintage+%26+Cafe/@33.5608013,-86.7312846,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891010542f11d3:0x2d5cb6ddf85d952a!8m2!3d33.5607968!4d-86.7290959))** Are you a coffee lover?! Head over to East 59 Vintage Cafe this Saturday for TWO classes about coffee! At 12:30pm they will be discussing various brew methods and how they differ. At 2pm they will be teaching you how to make the “perfect” cup of coffee at home! Don’t miss out! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/pg/East59/events/?ref=page_internal)**
Tragic City Rollers May 12**Tragic City Rollers Double Header Sat, May 12, 5pm & 7pm Cost: $15 At: Zamora Shrine Temple ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Zamora+Temple+(Bamom)/@33.5349596,-86.6449889,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889123644daec61:0x4dd62badea39c347!8m2!3d33.5349551!4d-86.6428002))** Come join the fun as TCR hosts it's second home double-header! Tragic City All-Stars vs. Dixie Derby Girls & Iron City Maidens vs. Druid City Dames. Doors open at 4, first whistle blows at 5 & 7. This is a family friendly event and kids 8 & under are free! Adults are invited to the afterparty at Marty's PM. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/196146230977208/)**

Magic City Wine FestMagic City Wine Fest
Sat, May 12, 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $60 (Fundraiser)
At: Birmingham Zoo (map)

Come join in and travel through several different regions spanning the globe. Drink wine and beer specific to a certain region. Restaurants will also have food available for purchase. Take a break from your travels and enjoy the soothing sounds of live music. The World Tour will be held at the lovely Birmingham Zoo. A portion of every ticket will go to benefit the Birmingham Zoo! Oh, and because of ABC laws, bring some pennies to pay for refills that will be $0.01 each.
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Barber Chili Cook Off Track Walk**Barber Chili Cook-off and Track Walk Sat, May 12, 6pm Cost: FREE At: Barber Motor Speedway ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Barber+Motorsports+Park/@33.5318124,-86.6211033,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888912ff301f794f:0x70b7300d1df8ea9b!8m2!3d33.5318079!4d-86.6189146))** Track Walk, Chili cook off & potluck dinner at Barber Motorsports Park! Sportbike Track Time will be doing a track walk after the track goes cold for bikes, then immediately following they will be getting ready for the chili cook off! First and 2nd place winners of the chili cook off win FREE TRACK TIME!! Sign up at Registration Saturday morning & have your pots of chili ready at registration by 6PM. All in attendance will be voting for their favorite pot. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2058462401109312/)**

Brunch at Iron CityMother’s Day Bottomless Brunch!
Sun, May 13, 11:30am-2pm
Cost: $25
At: Iron City (map)

Celebrate your mom with a Mother's Day Bottomless Brunch at Iron City! This 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 Cleve Eaton, Choko Aiken
& Mike Battito. Tickets are sold at the door, but reservations are strongly encouraged. Your ticket price includes endless food from our brunch buffet, one bloody mary or mimosa, and excellent live entertainment!
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Ruffner Mountain**Creature Feature! Sun, May 13, 2-3pm Cost: FREE At: Ruffner Mtn. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ruffner+Mountain+Nature+Preserve/@33.5595523,-86.7096011,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891034c1a099ad:0x2b233c9fb8b23681!8m2!3d33.5595478!4d-86.7074124))** Drop by the Nature Center anytime between 2:00 and 3:00 and meet one of Ruffner Mountain’s resident animal ambassadors! Ruffner staff will be on hand to share fun facts about the native animal and how they play a key role in our ecosystem. This is a fun, family friendly, event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1834938116570687/)**