Weekend Roundup: May 16-19, 2019
Happy Do-Dah-Day Weekend!
It’s time for Do Day Day! This is one of Birmingham’s most anticipated celebrations and it’s this Saturday! This is also Barber Historics weekend and the kick-off of the Lee Branch Farmer’s Market. Check out the details for these and other great events below! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
Sitar Grand Opening
Thurs-Fri, May 16-17, 11am-9pm
At: Sitar (map)
And finally the wait is OVER! (People have been asking us about this for weeks!) Join Sitar this Thursday, May 16, 2019 for the Grand Opening of Sitar at their new location! (1801 4th Ave S, Birmingham AL 35233.) Bring your appetite for some amazing Indian cuisine! Yay!
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**Third Thursday in Crestwood Thurs, May 16, 6-8pm Cost: FREE At: Elements ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Elementsemail@example.com,-86.7504046,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a7d94100001:0x4afa824f64154e11!8m2!3d33.5291106!4d-86.7482105))** Hang out in Crestwood every Third Thursday of the month for shopping, live music, specials, and more from some of your favorite Crestwood shops! Search for new and vintage vinyl at Seasick, check out the cool merch selection at Elements, or get a malt at Crestwood Pharmacy. There will be something for everyone! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/386208638899499/)**
**Cheap Date Night w/Taco Truck Improv Thurs, May 16, 7pm Cost: $5 BOGO Deal! At: Bham Improve Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Improv+Theatrefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7989419,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b2dc0df82cb:0x85a227751e6d5408!8m2!3d33.5076475!4d-86.7967478))** Need a night of laughs? Taco Truck Improv has you covered - at half the price! Get your tickets now for Birmingham Improv Theatre's 3rd Thursday Date Night! BOGO your tix and use that savings to buy a few beers from the theatre's kitchen! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2298632407016786/)**
**Driving Miss Daisy Thurs-Sat, May 16-18, 8pm Cost: $20 At: Theatre Downtown ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Theatre+Downtownemail@example.com,-86.7989419,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb8e89b25e3:0x798516626a438f1a!8m2!3d33.5113337!4d-86.7954856))** Come see this classic story brought to life by the amazing actors of Theatre Downtown! We love attending shows here because you are up close and personal with the cast. Theatre Downtown is tucked away inside one of Bham’s coolest antique shops! Head out and support your local theatre community! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2404044056494324/)**
**TJ Tower Social Hours Fri, May 17, 11am-6pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Roots & Revelry ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Roots+%26+Revelryfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8128041,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b925d2fa933:0xfe7bd4926e166940!8m2!3d33.512975!4d-86.81061))** Head to Roots & Revelry to enjoy a Friday Social Hour and start your weekend off right! The weather should be perfect to enjoy the balcony patio! This is a perfect downtown spot to hangout with friends and coworkers after a long week of work. Check the Roots & Revelry page for drink specials! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/389505628497973/?event_time_id=389505665164636)**
**Car Parke 2019 Fri, May 17, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: Lane Parke ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lane+Parke+Ct,+Birmingham,+ALemail@example.com,-86.7758443,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a2816766353:0xc1175b12add98f6b!8m2!3d33.4873294!4d-86.7736502))** Calling all car lovers! Come be a part of the coolest street party ever in Mountain Brook. A dazzling array of sports/classic cars, live party music by the High Fidelics, and local restaurants serving food and drink. This annual event is always a huge hit! Don't miss it! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1549663441836306/)**
**3rd Friday in Forest Park Fri, May 17, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: Forest Park (map)** Taking a stroll through the shops of Forest Park is always so relaxing! You can check out some cool vintage clothing at Zoe’s (say hi to the shop cats!), and check out Shoppe! Shoppe is the newest addition to Forest Park and will be offering a complimentary glass of Champagne as you browse their huge selection of indoor & outdoor plants & flowers, home decor and accessories. We highly recommend stopping by Rougaroux for some delicious New Orleans style food! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2257626404251054/)**
**Sound Sessions Fri & Sat, May 17-18, 6-8pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Iron City Grill ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Iron+City+Grillfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7997117,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0af0ad88f:0x876bd54436ba27d0!8m2!3d33.50863!4d-86.7975176))** Enjoy delicious food and great live music both Friday and Saturday at the Iron City Grill. Their seasonal menu always offers up an amazing selection of entrees to choose from. Check the link to see who’s playing this weekend. This makes for a great date night! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2161691457221479/?event_time_id=2161691570554801)**
**Barber Historics Sat-Sun, May 18-19, 7am-7pm Cost: $15+ At: Barber Motor Speedway ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Barber+Motorsports+Parkemail@example.com,-86.6211087,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888912ff301f794f:0x70b7300d1df8ea9b!8m2!3d33.5318079!4d-86.6189146))** This is an event that’s fun for the entire family! If you love classic cars and racing, head down to Barber Motorsports Museum for a weekend full of excitement! Not only can you see a massive collection of vintage cars in the museum, you’ll actually be able to see similar cars in action as they race on the track! This is one event you don’t want to miss! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1981416735498230/)**
**Market at Pepper Place Sat, May 18, 7am-12pm Cost: FREE At: Pepper Place ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Market+at+Pepper+Place+%7C+Saturday+Farmers+Marketfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7931061,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb096ce12bf:0x9b5cfb602b5045c9!8m2!3d33.5164226!4d-86.790912))** Start your Saturday off stocking up on local produce at Pepper Place! We always find something delicious to try while we’re there! They also have food trucks and food vendors set up so you can have breakfast while you’re there! New this week is Nuzzi Gelato! (We can’t wait to try some of their frozen treats!) Now that Pepper Place in an entertainment district you can take a stroll with you Bloody Mary or Mimosa in hand! The weather should be fabulous, so get out and enjoy it! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1247169135452060/?event_time_id=1247169175452056)**
**Lee Branch Farmers Market Opening Day Sat, May 18, 7:30am-12pm Cost: FREE At: Lee Branch ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/AMC+CLASSIC+Lee+Branchemail@example.com,-86.6690588,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889160ee3f9807f:0x62b8049e65e23c53!8m2!3d33.4052255!4d-86.6668647))** Join in and celebrate the beginning of the 2019 Market season with 15+ farmers, ranchers,and beekeepers, 35+local artisans, bakers, makers, and chefs. Show up hungry and sample the best of local gourmet breakfast, lunch and snacks as you browse the market and enjoy the music from Brendon Young. Enjoy the kids market play area on the greenspace with new "farm to table" activities for the little ones. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1752872264858477/?event_time_id=1752872298191807)**
**Palooza in the Park Sat, May 18, 10am-4pm Cost: FREE At: Pelham Rec Center ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pelham+Recreation+Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8115486,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889241790e83c41:0x756a03d25897afbf!8m2!3d33.3077455!4d-86.8093545))** Palooza in the Park is a FREE community event perfect for the whole family! This year’s event features fun family-friendly events outside at the park and pavilion at the NEW Pelham Recreation Center! (It’s pretty awesome, y’all!) Come enjoy 80’s music by the M-80’s, inflatables, firetrucks, a bungee trampoline, arts & crafts vendors, and much more! Your kids are gonna love it! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2122366924464464/)**
**Do Dah Day Parade Sat, May 18, 11:01am- Cost: FREE At: Rhodes Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rhodes+Parkemail@example.com,-86.785619,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bcb118f97fd:0xfe110af1de5ac07f!8m2!3d33.504961!4d-86.7834249))** Be sure to head out early to stake your spot for the 2019 Do Dah Day Parade! This is the event your four legged friends look forward to most each year. The parade traditionally starts at 11:01am along Highland Ave.. The rest of the day’s festivities happen in Rhodes Park starting at noon. This event is a MUST for pet lovers! Feel free to have your pet dressed to impress! We can’t wait to see all the wagging tails of happy dogs! (Maybe we’ll bring one of our cats in our cat-backpack!) **[Click here for more info.](https://www.dodahday.org/)**
**Jeff Goldblum Costume Contest Sat, May 18, 6-9pm Cost: $5 to register At: The Lab ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Lab+Bar+and+Kitchenfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.785619,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be8e05037f7:0x22b5f192870d1fe9!8m2!3d33.5041901!4d-86.7991612))** “Life, uh...finds a way”, and this is your way to WIN 2 tickets to see Jeff Golblum as he performs with the Mildred Snitzer Band on June 2 at the Alys Stephens Center! Bring your costume A-game for this look-a-like contest! The categories are Best Look-a-Like, Best Goldblum Character, and Best Supporting Character from a Goldblum Film! The votes will be cast via social media! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1528674690602330/)**
Bourbon & Blue Jean Ball
Sat, May 18, 6-10pm
At: Springhill Suites (map)
Guests will wear their favorite blue jeans & sample bourbons from Jack Daniels Honey, Cooper's Craft, Woodford Reserve & Rivulet. They will get 2 drink tickets for cocktails, food, silent auction, & dancing while raising money for Leukemia Lymphoma Society Man/Woman of the Year Campaign. The dressed will also win a bourbon prize pack! So bring a friend & shake what your mama gave ya!
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**Family Camp-Out Scavenger Hunt Sun, May 19, 1-3pm Cost: FREE At: Railroad Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Railroad+Park+Foundationemail@example.com,-86.8105977,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed2acefd0d:0x398bcd85b0889d19!8m2!3d33.5098585!4d-86.8084036))** From 1-3PM on Sunday, participate in the FREE Publix Presents Family Camp-Out Night (FCON) Scavenger Hunt! Participants will have the opportunity to earn a variety of prizes, including an FCON GRAND PRIZE PACK for one lucky winner. The prize pack includes tickets to Publix Presents Family Camp-Out Night, a $100 Publix gift card, swag and more! The scavenger hunt will take place at the Western half of the Park in the Spire West Green. Participants will be asked to locate eight FCON items following clues. All participants will receive rewards throughout the event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2183549811957522/)**
**Birmingham Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction Sun, May 19, 4-7pm Cost: FREE At: Cahaba Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7673242,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275743!4d-86.7651301))** "Dates for a Difference" is going to be a charity event like no other! Birmingham's Most Eligible Bachelors and Bacheloretts will be up for auction, along with some amazing date packages, all benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Man & Woman of the Year Campaign!! Come hungry, thirsty, and ready to dance! From 4-7, your Emcee DJ Mark AD will be keeping your ear holes full while the I Love Bacon Truck will be keeping your tummy full. There is no entry fee for this event so you can save up all your cash to bid on Birmingham's Finest! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/340346070163636/)**
**2019 Beer Fest Sun, May 19, 5-9pm Cost: $10-$35 At: Hoover Met ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hoover+Metropolitan+Complexemail@example.com,-86.8524534,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888921111e061de1:0xdd0f67408816698e!8m2!3d33.3378659!4d-86.8502593))** This event will host 30 craft breweries to taste from along with food from the food court and food trucks! There will also be live music as you sip your brews. Proceeds from the 2019 Beer Fest will be used to support the SFM Access Program and give deserving kids in the Hoover area a chance to go to the Hoover Met Complex Summer Sports Camps. Cool brews for a great cause? Sounds like a win for everyone! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/448114759274841/)**
**Game of Thrones: Series Finale Watch Party Sun, May 19, 8-10:30pm Cost: FREE At: Cahaba Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7673242,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275743!4d-86.7651301))** All good things must come to an end… Over 8 seasons this show has delivered twists and turns, shocking moments, and amazing character arcs. The current season is by far the most divisive yet with so many “what were they thinking?!” moments! If you need someone to hold or hug as you bid farewell to Westeros, head over to Cahaba Brewing Co. and watch the final episode among friends. How will it end? Who will rule the Seven Kingdoms? Will people riot in the streets after the ending? Show up and find out Sunday night! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2345706708858964/)**