Weekend Roundup: Sept. 6-9
Birmingham Art Walk is back!!!
Calling all Birmingham art lovers! This weekend brings the return of the two-day Birmingham Art Walk festival! Head downtown and check out some amazing local artists and makers! This is such a fun event and you are sure to fall in love with a least one work of art! Check out the details and more fantastic weekend events below!
*A special “Thank you!” to all of the sponsors and attendees of our Southern Social Summit last Friday! It was a huge success that exceeded our wildest expectations! We couldn’t have done it without you and we can’t wait until next year’s event!* -Russell & Amber
Birmingham Art Crawl
Thurs, Sept 6, 5pm
At: Pizitz (map)
Stroll the sidewalks of BHM on September 6th and discover the amazing talent of local artists and artisans exhibiting and selling works outside of The Pizitz from 5-9 p.m., rain or shine!
This September, the featured artist of the month is Jonah Grice! Jonah was chosen by our generous supporter, Bancography. Bancography donates $100 each month to the featured artist to help them with funds necessary to continue their work! CONGRATS Jonah - and, thanks a ton, Bancography!
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**Meet the Merchants of Morris Ave Thurs, Sept 6, 5:30pm Cost: FREE At: Morris Ave ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Morris+Ave,+Birmingham,+ALfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8079901,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbdb6afb1c9:0x7795642955b81553!8m2!3d33.5135513!4d-86.8058014))** Come visit the new and established businesses on Morris Avenue for Meet the Merchants night, September 6th, 2018 from 5:30-9PM. This will be an open-house event with giveaways, drink specials, music, etc. Participating businesses are Basic., Honeycreeper Chocolate, Carrigan’s, The Alabama Peanut Company, The Essential, Sprout and Pour, Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar, and Square One Goods Company. The more the merrier, so bring a friend! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/450024025503384/)**
Play: Nine Lives
Thurs, Sept 6 - 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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Southern Off Road Open House
Fri, Sept 7, 2-6pm
At: Southern Off Road (map)
Head to Southern Off Road in Pelham for some free food and drinks this Friday! You can meet the staff and check out the showroom. While you're there you can test drive some custom SUVs and ATVs! Get some free dinner and have a great time!
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**Art After 5: Back to School Fri, Sept 7, 5pm - 9pm Cost: FREE At: Birmingham Museum of Art ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Birmingham+Museum+of+Artemail@example.com,-86.812258,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693))** A new season of Art After 5 brings free after-hours fun and entertainment to the BMA! The Museum is open late on the first Friday of every month for an evening of art, music, maker activities, and more. They’re shaking things up with some adults-only gallery tours, specialty cocktails crafted by local mixologists, and live tunes from local musicians. Each night will feature a different theme and a new hands-on maker project. This Friday’s theme is Back to School! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/434781300377575/)**
**Party on the Porch Fri, Sept 7, 5:30pm-7:30pm Cost: FREE At: Alabama Outdoors ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alabama+Outdoorsfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7898515,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889197a19ebdbe3:0x79d504f295ee2cf8!8m2!3d33.4764097!4d-86.7876628))** Join Alabama Outdoors for the fourth Party on the Porch of the season! They'll have food from Cantina on Wheels, scoops from Big Spoon Creamery, brews from Cahaba Brewing Company, and tunes from The Yellow Dandies. Representatives from Salomon, Arc'teryx, and High Point Climbing And Fitness Birmingham will be there, too! Proceeds from this Party on the Porch will benefit the Homewood City Schools Foundation , which raises funds to support teachers and students in five Homewood City Schools. This is a family-friendly event. We hope to see you there! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2575170609375327/)**
**Bards & Brews Fri, Sept 7, 6:30pm Cost: FREE to attend At: The Grill at Iron City ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Grill+at+Iron+Cityemail@example.com,-86.7996367,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0af0ad88f:0x876bd54436ba27d0!8m2!3d33.508556!4d-86.797448))** The September 7 edition of Bards & Brews open mic poetry event will be held at Iron City. Food and beer will be available for purchase at The Grill at Iron City. Come and hear some incredible poets from first timers to masters of the spoken word. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/726849417665339/)**
**Birmingham Artwalk Fri, Sept 7: 5pm-10pm Sat, Sept 8: 10am-6pm Cost: FREE to attend At: Downtown Bham ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Urban+Standardfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.8036247,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bbd77906029:0x9876dd29e5a94931!8m2!3d33.517963!4d-86.801436))** Artwalk is an arts festival that transforms Birmingham's loft neighborhood into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food and drink vendors, and children's activities. People of all ages can enjoy being downtown at a safe, family-friendly, community event. Friday night has been compared to a huge gallery opening with a street festival atmosphere, while Saturday afternoon caters more to the family crowd with special children's activities. **[Click here for more info.](http://www.birminghamartwalk.org/)**
**6th Annual Superheroes Ball Fri, Sept 7, 8pm- Cost: No Cover At: Black Market Bar 5pts ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Black+Market+Bar+and+Grillemail@example.com,-86.7985167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc4e99456ad:0xb657d7f02bc74687!8m2!3d33.5009393!4d-86.796328))** Black Market Bar + Grill is calling on every single hero, anti-hero & villain in The Tragic City! Get out your capes & makeup, gloves & masks... then show up for the be-all end-all event of 2018! Costume Contest! Drink Specials! Trivia! As Always SANCTUM TATTOOS & COMICS is supplying tons of giveaways + prizes to make this night as infamous as ever. So tell all your goofy sidekicks and be sure to dress up because this is serious business... at least as much as a bunch of adults dressing up in tights & masks can be! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/546030919147013/)**
**2nd Annual Hoops for Hope Sat, Sept 8, 9am-5pm Cost: FREE to attend / $100 per team At: Hoover Metropolitan Complex ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hoover+Metropolitan+Complexfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.852448,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888921111e061de1:0xdd0f67408816698e!8m2!3d33.3378659!4d-86.8502593))** Blanket Fort Hope presents the 2nd annual 3-on-3 Hoops For Hope basketball tournament at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex! There will be live entertainment, contests, food, & fun! Sign up your business, church, family, friends, sporting teams and community organizations, and schools to benefit a great cause. Blanket Fort Hope is a fortress of safety for child victims of human trafficking, forging a path of purpose and hope for our children. **[Click here for more info.](www.blanketforthope.org)**
**Norwood Craft Bazaar Sat, Sept 8, 10am-2pm Cost: FREE At: 3000 12th Ave N ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/3000+12th+Ave+N,+Birmingham,+ALemail@example.com,-86.8024607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b0ae4711a1f:0x28975162263caf17!8m2!3d33.534047!4d-86.800272))** Local. Fresh. Simple. Unexpected. Home to beautiful architecture, thriving local businesses and a strong sense of community, Norwood is the perfect place to live. What better way to promote the positive attributes of the community than through a quirky bazaar hosted by local neighbors and businesses. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/300429337369256/)**
**Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration 1 Year Anniversary Party Sat, Sept 8, 12pm-12am Cost: FREE to attend At: Interstellar ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Interstellar+Ginger+Beer+and+Exploration+Co./@33.1876831,-86.7839553,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892fa76109c043:0x58fb42bdf82b2286!8m2!3d33.1876786!4d-86.7817666))** Head down to Pelham to enjoy some Ginger Beer as our friends at Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration celebrate a successful first year! If you haven’t stopped in, now is a great time to check out this unique brewery that has drinks that glow in the dark! Special beer releases, a corn hole tourney, and a 3-band space jam are just a few of the things you can expect from this celebration that’s out of this world!
**BBQ at the Brew Sat, Sept 8, 1pm-5pm Cost: $15 in adv/ $20 at door At: Cahaba Brewing Co ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cahaba+Brewing+Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7673188,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb988716fc9:0xfe9a1bb56dd8666!8m2!3d33.5275743!4d-86.7651301))** Enjoy great BBQ and beer to benefit Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School! Cook-off teams will compete in a number of categories and your tickets entitles you to free samples! There will also be live music, a bounce house for the kids and TVs to watch the games! **[Click here for more info.](https://bbqbrew2018.swell.gives/)**
**2nd Annual Magic City Mac N Cheese Festival Sun, Sept 9, 1pm-4pm Cost: $15/$20 at door/$5 kids 5-12yrs At: Brookwood Village ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brookwood+Villageemail@example.com,-86.7731624,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891990bcce35d5:0x97a8d8497f4caab3!8m2!3d33.4699776!4d-86.7709737))** Get ready to taste a multitude of Mac N' Cheese dishes from your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers in Birmingham! Admission includes mac + cheese from every vendor, live music from Southern Choice and The Cast Iron Giants, free activities for children, interactive local celebrity tasting panel, and pets are welcome! There will be drinks available to purchase, along with beer, wine and cocktails! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.macfestbhm.com/)**
4th Annual Graze: Birmingham
Sun, Sept 9, 5-8pm
Cost: Adults $25+/kids $5+
At: Avondale Brewing Co. (map)
Save the date for this year's Graze: Birmingham! This event is a farm-to-fork picnic benefiting the work of the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network - ASAN to deepen relationships between the people of Alabama, the food we eat, and the place we live. ASAN's vision is of a resilient agricultural system in Alabama that is farmer-centered, just, ecologically regenerative, and intergenerational.
Graze is about GOOD FOOD (and drink!), creatively prepared by over THIRTY of the Birmingham area's finest farmers and chefs. Each farm is paired with a chef or restaurant to produce one amazing dish. As a guest, you will graze from table to table, sampling familiar favorites and magical new creations!
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