Happy Cinco de Derby Day, Birmingham!

May the 4th be with you! Star Wars Day, Derby Day, Cinco de Mayo all in one weekend?! Needless to say, there is a LOT going on this weekend! Be sure to find a place to kick back, relax, have a mint julep or margarita, while you enjoy the Kentucky Derby! All of this and more this weekend! Check out the below events and remember to celebrate responsibly! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**

Phantasmagoria Art ShowPhantasmagoria Art Show
Thurs, May 3, 5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Ground Floor Gallery (map)

Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present Phan-tas-ma-go- ri-a, a three-person exhibition featuring work by Birmingham artists Catherine Cabaniss, Maggie King, and Tara Stallworth Lee. Join them for the Opening Reception on Thursday, May 3 from 5:00-7:30. There will be some incredible art on display and this hidden gem of a venue!
Click here for more info.

Brookwood LIVE 2018**Brookwood LIVE! Thurs, May 3, 5pm Cost: FREE At: Brookwood Village ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brookwood+Village,+Homewood,+AL/@33.469704,-86.7749962,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891990abb7dcdf:0x2301560249c996!8m2!3d33.469704!4d-86.7728075))** We are thrilled to announce the Brookwood Live concert series is returning for three Thursday nights in May. Kicking off Thursday, May 3 from 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy live music from Even Odds, one of the premier soul, disco, blues and hip hop groups in the mid-South. Delight in full-service dining from the restaurants on Village Lane, or bring your own lawn chair and grab a bite from one of the delectable restaurants 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. Come for the entertainment, stay for the shopping. Don’t miss out on the opening night of the Brookwood Live spring concert series! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/196643381125903/)**
Art Crawl and STIR Artist Mixer**Art Crawl + STIR: Artist Mixier/Silent Auction Thurs, May 3, 5-9pm Cost: FREE At: The Pizitz ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Pizitz+Food+Hall/@33.5141737,-86.8102663,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.5141737!4d-86.8080776))** Don't miss the May 3rd edition featuring STIR: Artist Mixer & Silent Auction including, light hors d'oeuvres, and community sculpture project in partnership with these wonderful sponsors: The Louis, Busy Corner Cheese and Provisions, Forstall Art Center, Fetch - A Treat Truck for Dogs, and Special Events! Along with STIR, you can stroll the streets of BHM and discover the amazing talent of 50+ local artists and artisans exhibiting and selling works outside of The Pizitz from 5-9pm, rain or shine! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/868350633368515/)**
Urban Cookhouse Strawberry Day**Strawberry Day with Urban Cookhouse Fri, May 4, 10am-2pm Cost: FREE At: Urban Cookhouse Downtown ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Urban+Cookhouse/@33.5166588,-86.8125379,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b91bdca4075:0x1b3dac7a58e0ede5!8m2!3d33.5166588!4d-86.8103492))** Join Urban Cookhouse for their annual Strawberry Day! This is a day to celebrate the hard work that the local farmers put in through the year. They will have fresh, local strawberries for sale, live music, free samples of their strawberry lemonade and strawberry milkshakes, and t-shirt giveaways! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/175848406575891/)**
Parade of Homes Mt. Laurel**Parade of Homes: Mt. Laurel Fri, May 4, 10am-6pm Cost: FREE At: Mt. Laurel ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Town+of+Mt+Laurel/@33.4088462,-86.6323346,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889159bcbddcefd:0xeaf3d2cd3269c287!8m2!3d33.4088462!4d-86.6301459))** Discover Mt Laurel during the Birmingham Parade of Homes! Mt Laurel has entered three gorgeous new homes built by Town Builders, Inc. into the parade. Don’t miss the Designer Showcase Model Home at 110 Elyton Drive, this Gold-award winning, beautifully furnished home features one-of-a-kind design elements and detailed finishes. **[Click here for more dates and info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1254357378001360/)**
Star Wars Day**Star Wars Day 2018 Fri, May 4, 3-11pm Cost: FREE At: Black Market Bar 5pts ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Black+Market+Bar+and+Grill/@33.5009393,-86.7985167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328))** Join BMB this May the 4th for all sorts of Star Wars fun! They’ll be hosting a live radio broadcast with 106.9 for Happy Hour as well as doing a fun, themed trivia (Who shot first?) from 7pm-9pm! Be sure to dress up too because there will be a contest at 9pm! This event is free, and they'll have themed food and drink specials as well as prizes! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/176650356371020/)**
Party on the Porch**Party on the Porch Fri, May 4, 5:30-7:30 Cost: FREE At: Alabama Outdoors ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Outdoors/@33.4764097,-86.7898515,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889197a19ebdbe3:0x79d504f295ee2cf8!8m2!3d33.4764097!4d-86.7876628))** Party on the Porch isn’t your typical fundraiser. There’s food from some of Birmingham’s favorite restaurants, like Eugene's Hot Chicken and Big Spoon Creamery, and beer from local breweries. And, of course, live music from local musicians like Jason Bailey to get the party moving. This month benefits Alabama State Parks! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/358063344685190/)**
Fresh Ground Comics**Fresh Ground Comics Fri, May 4, 8pm Cost: $5 At: Urban Standard ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Urban+Standard/@33.5179675,-86.8036247,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbd77906029:0x9876dd29e5a94931!8m2!3d33.517963!4d-86.801436))** FGC sends creator of the show, Russell Ehrett off in style as he moves to Portland Oregon. Come celebrate him, here the best in local stand-up comedy and enjoy coffee, wine, beer and the best cupcakes in town. ONLY $5! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/417463908664658/)**
We love Homewood Day**We Love Homewood Day Sat, May 5, 7:30am-9pm Cost: FREE At: Homewood Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Homewood+Central+Park/@33.4764097,-86.7898515,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x888919661714069f:0x42ba62879bdb64e7!8m2!3d33.476299!4d-86.7980861))** The City of Homewood will celebrate We Love Homewood Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018. A day full of fun for the entire family, the event will include: 4th Annual We Love Homewood Day 5K We Love Homewood Day Festival, featuring: o The Vendor Expo o Daytime Entertainment in the Park o The Silent Auction o The Rotary Club Bake Sale o The Rotary Club Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest We Love Homewood Day Parade! Edgewood Street Dance! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/187632991963741/)**
Cinco de Derby**Cinco de Derby Sat, May 5, 9am-2pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Hickory Tavern ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hickory+Tavern/@33.4709149,-86.7728002,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x88891990bb68a21f:0x45dc2d72b6272f80!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891990dfb5d45f:0xd76ab9cc9d4c6760!8m2!3d33.4709149!4d-86.7706115))** Join in for the Best Cinco Party in the Magic City!! Hickory Tavern will open early at 9am for Kegs n Eggs, $7 Cinco Breakfast Menu, you know you can't party all day unless you start in the morning!!! Great drink specials all day, Tequila Flights, Corn Hole, bar games, Kentucky Derby watch party at 6:00pm! Come in and watch for your chance to win Wings for a Year! Live Music with Birmingham's own REBEL starts around 9pm! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/224600841455127/)**
**6th Annual Bham International Street Fair Sat, May 5, 10am-4pm Cost: FREE At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Company/@33.5245451,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** A day to celebrate the many cultures who contribute to the vibrancy of Birmingham. Come explore other cultures through food, music, dance and art. The Birmingham (AL) Multicultural Association is an all volunteer driven non-profit. Their mission is to promote cross cultural understanding, encourage a more multicultural community and celebrate the variety of world cultures through education and interaction. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/348092938952845/)**
**FREE Comic Book Day! Sat, May 5th 10am-9pm Cost: FREE At: Kingdom Comics ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kingdom+Comics+Inc/@33.4215929,-86.7990346,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888918eb7cf96a7d:0x9a2c914453b5f92e!8m2!3d33.4215929!4d-86.7968459))** Bring your kids and dress up as your favorite superhero for FREE Comic Book Day! There will be special guests, a costume contest, and FREE comics! This is such a fun event each year! **[Sanctum Comics](https://www.facebook.com/events/161144854532776/)** will have an event starting at 3pm! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/kingdom.comics/?ref=br_rs)**
**Cinco de Mayo at Pizitz Sat, May 5, 11am-8pm Cost: FREE At: The Pizitz ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Pizitz+Food+Hall/@33.5141737,-86.8102663,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.5141737!4d-86.8080776))** Join The Pizitz for Cinco De Mayo fun in the Courtyard with Fero and The Louis Bar! Enjoy beer, margarita and tequila specials (at the bar and on the patio), along with frozen margs, whole roasted pig street tacos, chips and queso (on the patio.) **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/124723148300674/)**
**Downtown Loft Tour Sat, May 5th, 1-4pm Cost: $20 At: Bham Loft District ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/H2+Real+Estate/@33.5141737,-86.8102663,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb096ce12bf:0x5db2624fb37cb12f!8m2!3d33.5146695!4d-86.8055551))** Join in for an afternoon of live music, loft tours and food! Birmingham’s Downtown Loft Tour presented by H2 Real Estate will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The Downtown Loft Tour is a self-guided walking tour with an exclusive look at spaces in Birmingham. This is a great way to experience Downtown living and all it has to offer! Live music from Kyle Kimbrell, food trucks and vendors will be in the H2 office parking lot on 1st avenue north. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tour registration will be at H2's office at 2012 1st Avenue North. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/209220512996561/)**
**Fiesta de Derby Sat, May 5th, 2pm Cost: FREE At: Innisfree ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Innisfree+Pub/@33.5112771,-86.7894699,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb664d81cf3:0xd2c51d97c0ea230c!8m2!3d33.5112771!4d-86.7872812))** Head to the ‘free, Saturday May 5th. It’s a derby day party on cinco de mayo. The Kentucky derby and cinco de mayo have joined forces to bring you the biggest party of the spring. Free food, margaritas, mint juleps, games, horse racing and live music. Billy Gant presents Billy Gold and his AM 80s gold. Sombreros and seersucker #headtothefree! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/159778731381699/)**
**Birmingham Derby Party (Fundraiser) Sat, May 5th, 3-6pm Cost: $65 At: Windwood Equestrian ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Windwood+Equestrian/@33.288779,-86.7621047,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88893c9784df94f1:0x57bac08f04e301c3!8m2!3d33.288779!4d-86.759916))** This 21+ Derby Party will be one of the hottest tickets in Birmingham this year! Only 500 tickets will be available. **[You can enter to win a pair HERE!](https://www.instagram.com/p/BiNCj8hBHNt/?taken-by=happeninsintheham)** Don't miss an opportunity to say you were at the first Birmingham Derby Party! Prizes will be handed out for the most dapper gentleman and the lady with the best derby hat! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1838136826239194/)**
**Turkish Food Festival Sun, May 6, 10am-6pm Cost: FREE At: 4800 Valleydale Rd. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/4800+Valleydale+Rd,+Birmingham,+AL+35242/@33.3902246,-86.7272339,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888916490a62b061:0x60d40c5b23b5674c!8m2!3d33.3902246!4d-86.7250452))** Come enjoy music, coffee, dancing, and food when the Turkish Food Festival returns this weekend! This is a great event for the entire family. Don’t miss out on this cultural celebration! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2093765364189702/)**
**Jazz Brunch Sun, May 6, 12-5pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Ghost Train Brewing ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ghost+Train+Brewing+Co./@33.5145205,-86.7960105,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb987d2055f:0xcede5870e2913348!8m2!3d33.5145205!4d-86.7938218))** Head to Ghost Train for their monthly Sunday Jazz Brunch with The Hot Tag pop-up at noon and live jazz beginning around 2pm. This event is free to attend and the weather will be perfect for enjoying the patio! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2051317434897422/)**
**Dreamland BBQ 25th Anniversary Sun, May 6, 2-6pm Cost: FREE At: Dreamland BBQ Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dreamland+Bar-B-Que/@33.4940089,-86.8048498,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be768f42741:0xb483d5fce0381597!8m2!3d33.4940089!4d-86.8026611))** Dreamland Southside is turning 25 and they need you to help them celebrate! Join in for an afternoon of music, games and family fun! Oh, and of course, amazing Dreamland BBQ! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/199186810695634/)**
**Exploring Natural Alabama Sun, May 6, 2pm Cost: $5 (park admission) At: Oak Mtn. Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oak+Mountain+State+Park/@33.3279059,-86.7700622,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889236cbe52c9bd:0xbec881a7e70797fa!8m2!3d33.3279059!4d-86.7678735))** Alabama is blessed with an abundance of waterways; from mountain streams to blackwater sloughs to coastal bays, this state has it all. Beneath those 77,000 miles of freshwater rivers and streams lies more aquatic biodiversity than in any other state, including 38% of all North American fish species. Collectively, darters are the most colorful of these fishes. This program will showcase not only this dazzling array of darters, but also many other fish species that call Alabama’s waterways home. Join in for this last seminar before our summer break! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1621457621253891/)**