It’s Memorial Day Weekend, Birmingham!

For those of us who aren’t heading off to the beach, here are some great events to attend right here in the Birmingham area! We want to also remember the brave men and women of our military. Thanks to them we continue to enjoy freedom as Americans. Keep them in mind while you are out enjoying these events! **[#RUhappenin](**

Endangered Animal Art Show Birmingham ZooEndangered Animals Art Show
Thurs, May 24-31, 9am
Cost: Included w/Zoo Admission
At: Birmingham Zoo (map)

Artist Russ Ronat is showing his latest artwork, Project Holocene, in the Birmingham Zoo’s Predator Building. This is a series of mixed media drawings of endangered and vulnerable animals. These large drawings bring attention to the rising issues of deforestation, illegal wildlife trade and the other threats that these species face. Visit the Zoo’s Predator Building during the month of May to learn about these endangered/vulnerable animals. Prints of Russ Ronat’s artwork will be available for purchase in the Zoo’s Gift Shop during the month of May. Visit for more information about the artist and the project.
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Art on the Roof Brushes in a VaseArt on the Roof
Thurs, May 24, 4-7pm
Cost: $15
At: Moonshine (map)

Join Community Grief Support for "Art On The Roof," at Elyton Hotel's rooftop bar, Moonshine! All proceeds from art sales go to CGS to fund free grief counseling, grief support groups, and grief education in Birmingham and surrounding areas. CGS will also receive $10 from every $15 cover charge. Valet parking will be available for just $5. There will also be a drawing for a free night's stay at the Elyton! Tickets can be purchased at the door, or you can reserve your ticket today by calling 205-870-8667!
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Fresh Dirt Surrealist Soire'**Fresh Dirt: Surrealist Soire’ Thurs, May 24, 6-10pm Cost: FREE At: Art Town ([map](,-86.7314457,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891011ab22dae7:0x8e3c545704447a16!8m2!3d33.560466!4d-86.729257))** Fresh Dirt, one of the deep South’s newest artistic collectives researching practicing Surrealism in the 21st Century, will host an exhibition & creative soire’ on Thursday, May 24! This one, you don't want to miss. Along with the visual exhibition of artworks, there will be Surrealist inspired performances by the South’s most potent improvisers in multi-disciplinary exploration involving dance, music, Butoh, poetry, and community collective art projects in writing and drawing and mixed-media. Dancers , Poets and Musicians will perform, and collective creativity will commence throughout the evening. Food will be available for purchase. **[Click here for more info.](**
Girls Night Out**Girls Night Out Thurs, May 24, 6pm Cost: $22 At: Market Table ([map](,-86.7923221,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889197b6dd9e6b3:0xa94361a98cf24631!8m2!3d33.4799339!4d-86.7901334))** Come taste four of Market Table’s newest wines and enjoy two full glasses of the wine of your choosing. They’ll also have tasty appetizers and nibbles available as you listen to live music on the patio! (20% discount on all bottles of wine purchased by attendees that night.) **[Click here for more info.](**
Scantron 5000 Trivia**Scantron 5000 Trivia Thurs, May 24, 8-10pm Cost: FREE At: Saturn ([map](,-86.7766529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.524291!4d-86.7744642))** Head to Saturn this Thursday for the most creative trivia in town! It's time to test your knowledge as your answers are graded on an actual scantron machine. The hosts definitely add to the experience with their witty banter and humor. Enjoy standard clues, video clues, and even musical clues as you compete for zany prizes! **[Click here for more info.](**
Summer Kickoff Party at Coyote Drive-in**Summer Kick-off Party Fri-Mon, May 25-28, 5-9pm Cost: $8 for 2 Films At: Coyote Drive-in ([map](,-86.6008249,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888912bf33da73dd:0x444a71f214f46609!8m2!3d33.5510622!4d-86.5986362))** This Memorial Day Weekend, Coyote Drive-in is hosting a Summer Kick-Off Party! From Friday through Monday you can let your kids enjoy a FREE waterslide! On Saturday they will have a FREE kids dance party, face painting, and more! They will also have a fireworks show Saturday at 9pm! Don’t miss out! **[Click here for more info.](**
Art Crawl at the Village**Art Crawl at the Village Fri, May 25, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: Brookwood Village ([map](,+Homewood,+AL/@33.4697085,-86.7749962,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891990abb7dcdf:0x2301560249c996!8m2!3d33.469704!4d-86.7728075))** Celebrating its fourth year as a community staple supporting local artists,Birmingham Art Crawl is debuting a six-week series of events on Friday nights at Brookwood Village. Showcasing local artists, Birmingham Art Crawl at the Village celebrates our city’s growing art scene. Rain or shine, each week will feature dozens of artist booths on the sidewalks and inside of Brookwood Village. We invite you to come and connect with resident artists, listen to live music, dine at Brookwood Village restaurants, and enjoy dessert food truck vendors. **[Click here for more info.](**
The Loft Show**Loft Show / May Fri, May 25, 7pm Cost: $7 At: MAKEbhm ([map](,-86.7775311,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a51126d11b5:0xdd5d10bdd66192e2!8m2!3d33.523342!4d-86.7753424))** The May Loft show will be hosted at MAKEbhm. They’ll have art by Cassidy Kulhanek and Bianca Mireles. They’ll have music by HotBed, Wieuca, and Klub Monsta. It’s gonna be an awesome show! 7$ cover charge is for the musicians. Come out and support local art! **[Click here for more info.](**
Basshead Jazz LBMX**LBMX Presents: Basshead Jazz and more! Fri, May 25, 8:30pm-1am Cost: $10 At: Black Market Bar 5pts ([map](,-86.7985167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328))** LOBOTOMIX is excited to announce that Basshead Jazz will be headlining the May LBMX monthly on Friday 05 25 18. D Horton and Supreme BG round out the bill. DJ Rahdu will be holidng it down on the 1s & 2s. Basshead Jazz is out to represent progressive Hip Hop in Alabama. Consisting of Nu Nation artists, Ottie James and No Suh Foster, as well as new comer Bby (Baby), BassHead Jazz looks to change how Alabama Hip Hop is viewed nationwide. **[Click here for full line-up & more info.](**
Alabama Folklife Leaf Pounding**Alabama Folklife Leaf Pounding Sat, May 26, 9am Cost: FREE w/registration At: Ruffner Mtn. ([map](,-86.7096011,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891034c1a099ad:0x2b233c9fb8b23681!8m2!3d33.5595478!4d-86.7074124))** The Alabama Folklife Association is pleased to offer their 4th Cherokee Leaf Pounding workshop at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. Mrs. Rosa Hall, a naturalist, educator, and Native American living historian will serve as the instructor. She will be assisted by textile artist and living historian Monica Newman Moore. They will be pounding away on The Back Porch, shaded by the pavilion while enjoying the surrounding woods and gardens. *Registration is required and detailed instructions are provided on the event page.* **[Click here for more info.](**
Lion Birmingham Zoo**FREE Zoo Pass for Military Sat, May 26, 9am-Close Cost: FREE At: Birmingham Zoo ([map](,-86.7817301,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a2a66044ac9:0x25d826e7b63dd34b!8m2!3d33.4860087!4d-86.7795414))** Spend your Memorial Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo. Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the *train* and *carousel*, enjoy Wildlife Shows and experience all the Zoo has to offer. In honor of Memorial Day weekend, the Zoo is giving FREE admission to veterans as well as all active and retired military and their dependents. Bring your proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, driver’s license, etc.) to take part in all the fun the Zoo has to offer. *Additional cost **[Click here for more info.](**
Pew Pew for Pooches**Pew Pew for Pooches Sat, May 26, 12-4pm Cost: FREE At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** Hoover Tactical has graciously chosen Bama Bully Rescue as the beneficiary of their first annual Pew Pew for Pooches fundraising events. Join us for a fun filled, family and pup friendly afternoon at Avondale Brewing Company. There will be live music, art vendors, dog games, Fetch dog treat truck, raffle prizes, dog costume contest, pet photo booth and much more! Head out to support BBR! **[Click here for more info.](**
Salsa Showdown 2018**Salsa Showdown Sat, May 26, 2-6pm Cost: $15 adv / $20 door At: Cahaba Brewing Co. ([map](,-86.7763599,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275743!4d-86.7651301))** We love Sidewalk Fest and we love salsa! Eat all the chips and dip you can eat with the purchase of one ticket! Help the Sidewalk crew 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 our hot pepper eating contest! Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Educational and Outreach programs for the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema. **[Click here for more info.](**
Solo Star Wars**Han Solo Party (kid friendly) Sat, May 26, 2-4pm Cost: FREE At: 2nd & Charles ([map](,-86.8071875,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x88892213892b7e79:0xb825fceca30f0f90!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892213ade57c35:0x83a5d6a46dd1ab18!8m2!3d33.3829684!4d-86.8049988))** The SUPER SUMMER Reading Program gets kicked off with an out of this galaxy Han Solo party! To celebrate everyone’s favorite space scoundrel, 2nd & Charles will be playing some classic Star Wars films, coloring and crafting, and cosplay for those who look scruffy enough! When you attend you'll receive your Light-Speed stamp in your Super Summer Reading brochure! **[Click here for more info.](**
Magnifying Glass**Discoveries in the Making Sun, May 27, 2pm Cost: FREE At: The Abbey ([map](,-86.7766667,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bba799e2751:0xabaceeae1e421c72!8m2!3d33.5249247!4d-86.774478))** Head to The Abbey for UAB Graduate School's Discoveries in the Making Coffee Break. Indulge in a hot cup of coffee and enjoy learning more about the amazing discoveries being made at UAB! This month's Discoveries event features Kirsten Schoonover and her presentation "Penny for your Thoughts?" It's one you don't want to miss! **[Click here for more info.](**
Reclining Nude at Birmingham Museum of Art**Slow Art Sunday: Reclining Nude Sun, May 27, 2-3pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Museum of Art ([map](,-86.812258,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693))** Now that we have your attention come unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. BMA docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired! This Sunday, Docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Reclining Nude by Fernando Botero. **[Click here for more info.](**
Mad Mad Science**Mad Mad Science Horror Double Feature Sun, May 27, 6-10pm Cost: FREE At: Rojo ([map](,-86.7832555,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a3521bf6115:0x7cdfe2b9546d146d!8m2!3d33.5061078!4d-86.7810668))** Celebrate memorial day weekend with with some truly weird science. MCMM is back with the second part of their VHS UNDEAD Screening Series! MAD MAD SCIENCE is a hair raising double feature of two hidden gems from the video store days: BLUE MONKEY and THE REJUVENATOR. The screening is free, but there will be a suggested $4 donation at the door. Each donation comes with a free popcorn and fountain drink! **[Click here for more info.](**