Weekend Roundup: May 23-26, 2019
It’s Memorial Day Weekend!!!
A lot of you may be traveling to the beach this weekend, but for those of you hanging around Birmingham here are some great events to check out during the long weekend! One major event to check out is the SEC Baseball Tournament which is already ongoing at the Hoover Met! Check below for details on that and other fun things to do! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
SEC Baseball Tournament
Ongoing-Sunday, Begins 9:30am
At: Hoover Met (map)
Clear Bag Policy in Effect
You can watch some of the nation’s best baseball as the top teams battle it out for the 2019 SEC Baseball Tournament title May 21-26 at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium! This event also has family-friendly fun for all ages at the FanFest, free to the public and open every day of the tournament. Tickets start at just $18 and weekend passes are available.
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**Wheelchair Rugby Ongoing-Saturday, Times Vary Cost: FREE At: The Lakeshore Foundation ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lakeshore+Foundationemail@example.com,-86.7904427,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888919769e070f51:0x925378ba11488b80!8m2!3d33.4692359!4d-86.7882486))** We’re just one year out from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. This week, four of the top five wheelchair rugby teams in the world will battle in Birmingham May 22-24. Make plans to attend this free event! This is such an exciting sport to watch and it’s right here in Birmingham! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/403639760456255/)**
Scantron 5000 Trivia: Game of Thrones
Thurs, May 23, 8pm
At: Saturn (map)
Game of Thrones has come to an end, BUT the trivia will live on! Test your knowledge at Scantron 5000 trivia! That’s right, this trivia uses vintage scantron technology as well as video clips, audio trivia, and more! The prizes are always hysterical and we can promise lots of laughs throughout the night!
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Creative Mornings Birmingham
Fri, May 24, 8:30am
Cost: FREE (must register)
At: Good People Brewing (map)
Be sure to register for this early morning event! Start your Friday off with some great networking and an inspirational talk! We try not to miss this monthly event. It’s FREE, but space is limited. This month’s topic is “Preserve” with speaker Laura Quick! Get there early for coffee and morning snacks!
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**Cast Iron Bowl Night Fri, May 24. 6-9pm Cost: $45 (per bowl) At: Sloss Furnace ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sloss+Furnaces+National+Historic+Landmarkfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7951754,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bafff39322d:0x4ed8f930de175988!8m2!3d33.5192551!4d-86.7929813))** Bring some friends and beverages (adult included!) and join the Sloss metal arts staff for a night of cast iron creative fun! It’s like sips and strokes on steroids! The Sloss artists will help you create your own cast iron bowl (doodle bowl) for $45. The bowl mold and tools are provided. We still have our bowl on our mantle! It is so much fun!!! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.slossmetalarts.com/)**
Fri, May 24, 7-9pm
At: Oak Mountain (map)
Experience Oak Mountain State Park after dark! Go on this guided night hike and see what glows, calls, and crawls at night on the trails! SPECIAL GUEST Greg Harber with Birmingham Audubon will come along with us on the search for Night Jars, cool nocturnal birds! The group will meet at the Beach Access Parking Lot on Terrace Drive at 7:00pm! After a quick introduction you will begin the fun on the Treetop Nature Trail! Bring a Flashlight or Headlamp it will be dark! (Not stroller friendly. No pets please.)
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**Chocolate for Breakfast Sat, May 25, 10am Cost: FREE to attend At: Filter Coffee Parlor ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/FILTER-Coffee+Parloremail@example.com,-86.7987468,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891ba3ad243acf:0xd5278050894c6b5!8m2!3d33.500197!4d-86.7965527))** Head to Filter and start your Saturday with chocolate, coffee, and jazz! They’ll have a classic morning treat will a little twist. Chocolate samples from Michelle’s Chocolate Lab will be available as well! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/376254029639908/)**
**9th Annual Salsa Showdown Sat, May 25, 2pm Cost: $15adv/$20 door 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))** Get ready to eat all the chips and dip you can with the purchase of one ticket! Help choose the winners in the best salsa, best queso, best guac, and best specialty dip categories. Also, watch your most daring friends embarrass themselves in a hot pepper eating contest! Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Educational and Outreach programs for the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, which as y’all know is one of our favorite organizations! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2349529105283611/)**
**Funk Fest 2019 Sat, May 25, 4-11pm Cost: $45+ At: Legion Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Legion+Fieldemail@example.com,-86.8447317,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891c3ffdd08413:0x8ab24f824c8daffc!8m2!3d33.5115074!4d-86.8425376))** The 2019 Funk Fest is here! Get ready to lay down the funk and have a great time! There will be multiple artists performing and you can upgrade to a Diamond Hospitality Pass for a VIP experience! If you want to hear some great music, head to Legion Field on Saturday! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/372381659982423/)**
**Sofar Sounds Secret Show Sat, May 25, 7-9:30pm Cost: $15 At: It’s a Secret!** A secret show held at an undisclosed location?! Yep! We love these fun shows and have been introduced to some incredible artists when attending. Check the link to purchase your ticket and you will be given the lineup. The day of the show you will be provided with its location! We suspect it maybe somewhere that lets you enjoy the nice weather, but we can’t say for sure… **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1266803186809017/)**
**Guided History Hike Sun, May 26, 1-4pm Cost: FREE (must register) At: Ruffner Mountain ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ruffner+Mountainfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7096065,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891034c1a099ad:0x2b233c9fb8b23681!8m2!3d33.5595478!4d-86.7074124))** Join Gary Bostany on a hike at Ruffner Mountain while learning the history and its early mining beginnings. You can view some of the mining relics, including an iron-ore crusher at mine #3. Ruffner Mountain was once home to the Sloss-Sheffield Mines, where iron-ore and limestone were extracted and sent to the blast furnaces at Sloss. The hike is over 3 miles total, usually about 3 hours, with moderate to difficult inclines and slopes. Adults and children 10 and up are welcome. We will meet at the Nature Center. Please bring water and any snacks to enjoy. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2810494732358295/)**
**Girls Rock Art Auction Sun, May 26, 2-5pm Cost: FREE At: Saturn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnemail@example.com,-86.776778,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.5243259!4d-86.7745839))** It's time for the 5th annual Girls Rock Birmingham art auction, one of the biggest fundraisers that allows Girls Rock to be able to make the summer camps happen! They’ll have a silent auction, special performances, tasty shaved ice from Ono Ice (adults can add shots from the bar), amazing prizes, giveaways & more to be announced! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/274601043417962/)**
**Storytellers Comedy Show Sun, May 26, 7pm Cost: $12 At: Birmingham Festival Theatre ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Festival+Theatrefirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7996683,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc365991115:0x4548c66856c6605c!8m2!3d33.4998656!4d-86.7974742))** Goulash Comedy proudly presents Storytellers Comedy Show, their newest monthly comedy show at Birmingham Festival Theatre in beautiful 5 Points on the last Sunday of each month! "Storytellers" will consist of local and nationally known stand up comedians doing headlining sets. This month’s Storytellers show will feature Kristin Rand’s first headlining set in Birmingham!!! She has been listed as a "next wave comic to watch" by Splitsider, deemed "gloriously authentic" in Hey Reverb and called a "force of nature" in LA Weekly. You won’t want to miss her! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.freshtix.com/events/storytellers-comedy-show?fbclid=IwAR0z_8fREubnw-K9pNj7jEpGFLLUabGWdguk2U2oAZ5e4LuOWyrsHiKgLZE )**