Weekend Roundup: Sept 13-16
Land Aid, Trucks by the Tracks, and MORE!
This weekend marks the 10th annual Land Aid concert benefiting Freshwater Land Trust! There’s also the return of Trucks by the Tracks and plenty of other events to keep you involved before, after, and between football games! Check below for all of the details! **[#RUhappenin](https://www.facebook.com/happeninsintheham/?fb_dtsg_ag=Adyg9sCDjvtGoVbnfeUThqrObIlHxJbSXaS_Sr8Jbp5thQ%3AAdwt4v4by-zEp_qqhIDPSaXG0DW-ZCeAR1raTCLEa1572w)**
Thurs, Sept 13, 5pm-9pm
At: Brookwood Village (map)
Enjoy live music from Matt Carroll and the Browncoats, a fun and passionate band covering a wide-variety of pop, oldies, Motown, rock, and country hits that are sure to get you on the dancefloor. Stroll dozens of local artist booths throughout Brookwood Village at Birmingham Art Crawl's Thursday night pop-up. Delight in full-service dining from the restaurants on Village Lane, or bring your own lawn chair and grab a bite from one of our delectable dining options in the food court. Kids receive complimentary balloon twisting from Magic City Face Art, making Brookwood Live an entertaining evening of dancing and dining for all ages. Come for the free entertainment, stay for the shopping! Don't miss the opening night of the Brookwood Live fall concert series!
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**Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony - ASO Unwined Thurs, Sept 13, 6pm-7pm Cost: $25 includes a drink ticket At: Alys Stephens Center ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alys+Stephens+Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8100284,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be5c267abef:0x38c069c7a8b46d30!8m2!3d33.4971186!4d-86.8078397))** Mendelssohn called the Italian Symphony “the jolliest piece I have ever done.” The piece acts as a musical postcard, documenting Mendelssohn’s travels through the rolling hills and bustling cities of Italy. For this event, the ASO is partnering with Desert Island Supply Co., a non-profit dedicated to helping students develop the creative tools they need to explore and document their worlds. Thanks to PNC, presenting sponsor of [ASO unwined](https://www.facebook.com/events/202851377206297/), and to media partner Birmingham Mountain Radio! **[Click here for more info.](https://alabamasymphony.org/event/mendelssohns-italian-symphony)**
**Taste of Shelby County Thurs, Sept 13, 6pm-8pm Cost: $25/$30 at door At: Inverness Country Club ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Inverness+Country+Clubemail@example.com,-86.7192597,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888917cfa7a899ed:0x8668a042678e492a!8m2!3d33.408357!4d-86.717071))** Enjoy samples from 25 of the best restaurants, caterers, wineries, and breweries in Shelby County! General Admission tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door) Get your EAT Pass (Early Access Ticket) and you may enter the event at 5:30pm, receive a souvenir wine or pint glass, AND have 5 additional minutes after the Silent Auction ends to make final bids! (limited number of tickets available) Proceeds benefit Shelby County Schools Education Foundation: to enhance, support and recognize excellence in education for the students and teachers of Shelby County AL Schools. **[Click here for more info.]( https://shelbyedfoundation.org/event/taste-of-shelby-county/)**
Southern Exposure Premiere Screening in Birmingham
Thurs, Sept 13, 7pm - 8:30pm
At: Altamont School (map)
Join the Alabama Rivers Alliance at The Altamont School for the premiere screening of the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship 2018 films, raising awareness and appreciation for Alabama’s incredible natural resources and critical environmental issues. Immediately following the films will be a panel discussion and audience Q&A with filmmakers and state experts
Southern Exposure 2018 Films:
• ASHES TO ASHES by Kaitlin McMurry
• IF THEY BUILD IT, WHAT WILL COME? by David Diaz
• THE ACCIDENTAL ENVIRONMENTALIST by Ellen Esling
• WHO'S YOUR FARMER? by Jess Lingle
• WATER: PLAN FOR IT by Amelia Tyson
Produced and directed throughout Alabama by emerging filmmakers from across the country, these short documentary films tell authentic, engaging stories about Alabama's environment and the people who cherish it, from the mountains to the coast.
Click here for more info.
Play: Nine Lives
Now - Sun, Sept 9
At: Theatre Downtown (map)
You'll be feline fine after you experience the world premier of Nine Lives at Theatre Downtown opening this week! This purrfectly funny, philosophical, poignant show written by Daniel Martin and directed by Karen Marie Black Jared Funderburg features a very talented cats, er, cast as God's cat taking different forms through time/place/history. But don't paws too long and wait to get tickets, because some of these shows could sell out as happened with Wonderland Wives. Call to reserve today 585-8TDT or visit the website!
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**10th Annual Land Aid Fri, Sept 14, 6pm-9pm Cost: $10 adv/$15 At: Avondale Brewing Co ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** Join Freshwater Land Trust for their 10th annual Land Aid, presented by Alabama Power & Greener State. They are excited to have Birmingham's very own Will Stewart headlining this year's show with special guests The Green Seed and Rebecca Egeland Music. Come early for food trucks and a chance to win some great outdoor prizes, including day passes from High Point Climbing And Fitness Birmingham, a trip with Treeline Expeditions LLC, adventure guides from AdventureKEEN, AND a $100 gift card from Alabama Outdoors! All proceeds support Land Aid’s conservation and trail building projects in Central Alabama. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/1065095153650537/)**
**Hot in Herre: 2000’s Dance Party Fri, Sept 14, 9pm Cost: $10 At: Saturn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saturnemail@example.com,-86.7767726,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.5243259!4d-86.7745839))** First there was the rad 80’s party, then the fly 90’s party! Now it’s time for an off the chain 2000’s dance party! Come dance to your favorite hits from the turn of the century! There will be some great outfits and amazing remixes! This is definitely one you don’t want to miss! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/726155927738123/)**
**Latinx Heritage Festival Sat, Sept 15, 10am-2pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Museum of Art ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Museum+of+Artfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.812258,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693))** Celebrate Latin culture and traditions at the Birmingham Museum of Art during the third annual Latinx Heritage Festival! Join BMA for a day of festivities, featuring Spanish-language gallery tours, delicious Latin cuisine, family-friendly art activities, face painting, and much more! Pop-up Restaurant by Miami Fusion Cafe / Dance Performance by Alma Mexicana Danza Folklórica / Live Music by Local Latin Bands / and Art Activities for the whole family! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/269162187141099/)**
Celebrate Batman Day!
Sat, Sept 15, 10am-6pm
At: Hoover Library (map)
Remember, ALWAYS be Batman! Come celebrate Batman Day 2018 at the Hoover Library by viewing some Batman films!
10:30 am – The LEGO Batman Movie (PG), 104 minutes
(One of the BEST!)
1:00 pm – Batman Ninja (PG-13), 85 minutes
3:00 pm – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13), 151 minutes
Located in the Library Theatre. Free admission and refreshments!
Click here for more info.
**Bham's Egg-cellent Egg Fest 2018 Sat, Sept 15, 2pm-7pm Cost: $8 adv/$10 At: AllSouth Appliance (map)** Join AllSouth Appliance Saturday, from 2pm-7pm for the Egg-cellent Egg Fest cook-off! There will be live music, cooking demos, a kid zone with a bouncy house, face painting, and balloons, TONS of yummy food samples, and fun for the whole family! Don't miss out on this awesome cook-off! All ticket sales will be donated to Children's of Alabama! Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $8 or can be bought at the door for $10! See you there!!! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2064587560458503/)**
**Iron City Bottomless Brunch Sun, Sept 16, 10:30am-2pm Cost: $25 At: Iron City (map)** This month’s amazing Brunch features music by The Voodoo Saints! Buy tickets in advance because this brunch usually sells out! We’ve spoken to people who have driven from Atlanta for this event and after eating so much of the amazing food, we can see why! Don’t miss out! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/192798078203613/)**
**Trucks by the Tracks Sun, Sept 16, 11am-5pm Cost: $5 At: Railroad Park (map)** Birmingham's best food trucks will gather at American Family Care Trucks by the Tracks serving up everything from hot chicken, specialty burgers & tacos to fruit bowls, popsicles, Italian ice and gourmet ice cream sandwiches! It's Birmingham at its best! There will be lawn games and activities set up throughout the park. Live bands will take to the stage as everyone enjoys the City's best mobile cuisine. Musical acts will perform throughout the afternoon including headliner Dominique Posey, The OxyMorons, Rachael Roberts, and the Huffman High School Drumline. Tasty beverages will be for sale, too — Coca-Cola products will be available, as will Good People Brews! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/421664284907278/)**
**Taste of Mountain Brook Sun, Sept 16, 11:30-1:30pm Cost: $30 At: Mountain Brook City Hall (map)** Join All In Mountain Brook and Village Living for [Taste of Mountain Brook](https://www.facebook.com/events/518996288516659/) on Sunday, September 16 from 11:30AM-1:30PM! This local food-tasting event allows residents and visitors to sample the best of Mountain Brook's restaurants. Over 18 restaurants will be serving up food, so you will definitely leave full! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3568055)**
**Birmingham Moon Festival Sun, Sept 16, 5pm-7:30pm Cost: $4 At: UAB Hill Student Center Ballroom (map)** For just $4 come enjoy the [Chinese Moon Festival](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Autumn_Festival)! There will be traditional food, cultural activities, games, arts, music, dance, a choir, and solo performances! Come experience some of the best parts of Chinese culture right on UAB’s campus! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2151732134871238/)**