Weekend Roundup: May 2-5, 2019
Celebrate Star Wars de Mayo Derby Day this weekend!
This weekend has quite a few big events! It includes Star Wars Day, Cinco de Mayo, Derby Day, AND the kick-off of the Regions Tradition with Yoga on the Green! Check below for details on some amazing weekend events related to these days and more! “May the 4th be with you!” **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
Thurs, May 2, 6-9pm
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)
In an event like none other, KalopsiART brings together art, mental health, and the Birmingham community at Avondale Brewing Company! Benefiting Impact Family Counseling, students will showcase their interpretation of mental health through art at a one-of-a-kind art auction. Parents, teachers, art admirers, will have the chance to take home each and every art piece on display with all proceeds going back to support Impact’s incredible Schools Program. Food and drink will be complimentary with the purchase of a General Admission ticket!
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**MAKEbhm Spring Open House + Makers Market Thurs, May 2, 6-9pm Cost: FREE At: MAKEbhm ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/MAKEbhmemail@example.com,-86.7775778,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a51126d11b5:0xdd5d10bdd66192e2!8m2!3d33.5231453!4d-86.7753837))** Spring is back! So is the MAKEbhm Open House + Makers Market! Artists and makers will be selling their wares and the studios will be open for exploration. This is your best chance to look behind the scenes at Birmingham’s most dynamic workplace and purchase the work directly from the makers who work here every day. Sign up for classes while you are there for 10% off! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/341476623143414/)**
**Party on the Porch Fri, May 3, 5:30-7:30pm Cost: FREE At: Alabama Outdoors ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Outdoorsfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7899481,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889197a19ebdbe3:0x79d504f295ee2cf8!8m2!3d33.4764782!4d-86.787754))** Grab your friends and family for a night of fun, food, local craft beer, and music from The Old Fashioned Rhythm Method (with a special guest!) all to benefit Alabama State Parks Division! For the kids, and the young at heart, they’ll even have a face painting booth! Don’t miss out on this fun FREE event! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/169604733969009/)**
TEDx Birmingham 2019
Fri-Sat, May 3-4, 6:30-8pm/1:30-6pm
Cost: $20+ (buy in advance)
At: Alys Stephens Center (map)
TEDx Birmingham is BACK and it is taking place over TWO DAYS! If you are familiar with TED Talks, then this is a great event for you to attend! Come hear talented speakers talk about a variety of subjects all centered around this years theme, "Balance." We promise you will learn a lot and meet some amazing people! Some of our best Bham friendships began at TEDx! We will be Ambassadors again this year, so we hope to see you there!
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**We Love Homewood Day 2019 Sat, May 4, 7:30am-9:30pm Cost: FREE At: Homewood Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Homewood+Central+Parkemail@example.com,-86.8002829,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888919661714069f:0x42ba62879bdb64e7!8m2!3d33.4761085!4d-86.7980888))** The City of Homewood will celebrate We Love Homewood Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019. A day full of fun for the entire family! The event includes a 5k, live music, a bake sale, sidewalk chalk art, art vendors, and more! This is the perfect event for the entire family and kids of all ages! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/587158038468643/)**
14th Annual Gumbo Gala
Sat, May 4, 11am-2pm
At: Sloss Furnaces (map)
Bring your appetite! Over 40 cook teams will gather and compete for bragging rights to "Birmingham's Best Gumbo"! Gumbo Gala is the largest gumbo competition in the South. Over 3,200 guests will enjoy samples of delicious gumbo, music by Margeaux and the Cat's Meow, local artists, kids zone, and ice cold beverages. We always have such a great time at this event!
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**Star Wars de Mayo Derby Beer Tasting (21+) Sat, May 4, 12-2pm Cost: FREE At: Hop City ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hop+City+Beer+%26+Wine+Birminghamfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.79517,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb102b46575:0x39ecc7af01618117!8m2!3d33.5167405!4d-86.7894615))** It's Star Wars Day, Kentucky Derby Day, plus Hop City is celebrating Cinco de Mayo because they’re closed on Sunday! Join the Hop City crew for a free sampling of beers to celebrate, then stick around for a pint of your favorite! Featuring: Abita Mint Julep Stout, Straight to Ale Monkeynaut, Good People Muchacho, and Lagunitas Supercluster! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/393426024843164/)**
**Mudbugs & Music Sat, May 4, 1-6pm Cost: $15 At: Cahaba Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Companyemail@example.com,-86.7673242,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275743!4d-86.7651301))** The 15th Annual Mudbugs & Music comes back to Birmingham on Saturday, May 4th at Cahaba Brewing Company with crawfish from Bayou Bros, kids activities, silent auction, and great live music from Stephen Mccullough. They’ll be turning up the heat to beat arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Proceeds from Mudbugs & Music support the Arthritis Foundation's mission to conquer and cure arthritis. Come out and enjoy a day of delicious crawfish, great music and fun! $15 admission includes a plate of crawfish! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/332281417628483/)**
Pepper Place Cinco de Mayo Festival 2019
Sat, May 4, 2-10PM
At: Pepper Place (map)
Stick around after the morning Market to celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day early! It’s the last day Cantina will be in their current location, so come enjoy margarita specials, live music, and more! Multiple shops in Pepper Place will have specials going on during this event. You don’t want to miss this festive event!
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**Heights Hangout Sat, May 4, 2-7pm Cost: $10 At: Heights Village ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Heights+Village+Shopping+Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7375163,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888917646b8101bf:0xde8bf587cb3b19e0!8m2!3d33.4558697!4d-86.7353222))** We all love a great crawfish boil especially for a great cause! Mudbugs & Music is a family-friendly fundraising event complete with live music, kids’ activities, silent auction, and crawfish provided by Bayou Bros. You’ll have plenty of beer to cool you off and dogs are welcome! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/259082108355111/)**
**Birmingham Derby Party 2019 (21+) Sat, May 4, 3-6pm Cost: $20 At: Back Forty Beer Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Back+Forty+Beer+Company+Birminghamemail@example.com,-86.7903159,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bae42ba2d27:0x6435cefa5331c2b1!8m2!3d33.5220097!4d-86.7881218))** Take several hundred good friends, award winning craft beer, great food, bow ties and big hats, fantastic music, all in an amazing location, and shake well! This year the Derby Party will be at Back Forty Beer Company in downtown Birmingham! One ticket provides entry to the event and a free beer token! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.birminghamderby.org/)**
Sat, May 4, 7:30pm
At: Avon Theatre (map)
Join our friends at Arc Stories for a night of true stories from regular people just like you! This month’s theme is “You’re Never Going to Believe What Happened!” We’ve all had those “No one’s going to believe this” moments, so come and hear some crazy stories about some nearly unbelievable experiences! Get you tickets before they sell out!
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**Arty Party 2019 Sun, May 5, 3-5pm Cost: $50 or Art Donation At: B&A Warehouse ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/B%26A+Warehousefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8118259,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed28ca0b53:0xa93431e4a3051238!8m2!3d33.5087206!4d-86.8096318))** This is such a great event! Head to B&A and enjoy music by DJ Gil, featured artist Chris Davis, and an afternoon of fun and raising money for a great cause, BAO! You’re sure to find some great local art for your home and have a wonderful time! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/349860392511949/)**
**Get Healthy on the Railroad - Free Cooking Classes Sun, May 5, 3:30pm 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))** Representatives from Jones Valley Teaching Farm and Urban Ministry will offer cooking demonstrations and food tastings, complete with take-home recipes. The first 100 attendees to register receive a parcel of FREE produce sourced through Piggly Wiggly, with the chance to recreate each recipe at home. At select classes, Project Yummy, the Junior League of Birmingham's Mobile Teaching Kitchen, will be onsite to encourage healthy eating and basic cooking skills for children. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/411003172967385/)**
**Shipt Yoga on the Green Sun, May 5, 4-8pm Cost: $10 Donation At: Greystone Country Club ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Greystone+Golf+%26+Country+Clubfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.6530161,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888915d02ce38459:0x4b23c01039ecead8!8m2!3d33.429417!4d-86.650822))** Join in and help kick off the Regions Tradition with an inclusive community event benefiting Children’s of Alabama! Enjoy a lovely evening of fitness and fellowship outdoors at beautiful Greystone Golf & Country Club with a 75-minute Vinyasa flow yoga class, featuring music by DJ, Rusty Russell. Space is limited, so reserve your spot with a $10 donation and receive two free tickets to the Regions Tradition – a $50 value! Be sure to stay after for some Margaritas! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/408917633002368/)**