Birmingham’s Top 10 event guide for June 14 – June 20

Concerts, networking, art galleries, the great outdoors – Birmingham has it all!

Find out what’s hot in Birmingham this upcoming week right here, or check out our full event calendar.  As always, assume artist links will play sound!

courtesy of Dianne S. Boltin

Unveiling of S U R V I V ( A L )
Concept art for the Surviv house – via uab.edu
  •   June 14 @ 9AM
  •   430 12th Street South
  • Free!

Imagine living in a house that generated more energy than it used – all solar!  UAB will unveil its first solar-positive home this Wednesday.  Speak to the students who made it and learn more about the Solar Decathlon!  Read more

YPBirmingham June Social
via facebook
  • June 14 @ 5:30PM
  • Carrigans, upstairs
  • Free for members, $10 for non-members

Contribute to the fight against cancer by networking and raising money for the upcoming Blackout Party!  Young Professionals Birmingham are a networking organization based in Birmingham.  Read more

James McMurtry with Jonny Burke
James McMurtry – via YouTube
  • June 15th @ 8PM
  • Saturn
  • $20 at door

James McMurtry earned a four-page spread for a single song.  His music reveals “how forces like politics and war can affect regular people’s lives” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/09/magazine/25-songs-that-tell-us-where-music-is-going.html?_r=1#/james-mcmurtry-copper-canteen and features regularly in Stephen King’s personal classic rock radio station.  Come out to see McMurtry at Saturn, or if you need more convincing, read more

Southern Monsters
Naked Art Gallery, near Silvertron – via scoutiegirl.com
  • June 16th @ 5PM
  • Naked Art Gallery
  • No admission price listed

Like sculptures?  See the metalworking of Eric Johnson and Dave Matson!  Opening the 16th and running until the 22nd, you can meet the artists at one of two opening receptions.  Bar tips from the Friday reception will be donated to Triumph, a Birmingham nonprofit which works with adults with developmental disabilities.  Read more

Good People Brewing presents: Merchandise with B Boys

  • June 16th @ 9PM
  • Saturn
  • Free!

Merchandise will release a new album this September, and to celebrate, they’re touring!  Hear songs from the soon-to-be-released album, A Corpse Wired For Sound, at Saturn this Friday. B Boys open with their energetic garage rock.  Read more

Helping Hands Work Day in Sipsey Wilderness
totally real sighting of bigfoor working on trails
  • June 17th @ 8:30AM
  • Wild South office
  • Free!

Help maintain trails and hike around Sipsey Wilderness!  Play with hand saws, loppers, and other tools!  Clear blockage, trim back vegetation, and help others enjoy the trails while enjoying the air.  Everything you need to work will be provided, but bring lots of water, lunch, snacks, and gloves.  Personally, I’d make sure I had a camelbak.  Read more

LOCAL Fest 2017
LOCAL last year
  • June 17th @ 5PM
  • Alys Stephens Center
  • Free!

Celebrate our state!  Local musicians, vendors, artists, and farmers will attend, and your favorite food trucks will be on-site!  Come hang out, listen to music, and support Alabama.  Read more

Get Stoked 2017
Cavalen is just one of the bands playing
  • June 17th @ 7PM
  • TrimTab Brewing Company
  • $10 door

Punk Rock Flea and Girl’s Rock Bham partner with TrimTab to bring you live music!  Hear acts like The Dirty Lungs, In the Pines, and Kinzie.  Music and arts, pop up shops, and beer will make this something to get stoked about.  Read more

You’re Alive, Get Stoked About It!” – Cory Seals

9th Annual Blackout Party
via facebook
  • June 16th @ 8PM
  • Iron City Bham
  • Starts at $45

Help black out cancer by partying!  The American Cancer Society of Birmingham hosts an all-black masquerade party this year in honor of their million dollar milestone.  Complimentary wine and beer, a full cash bar, silent auctions, and raffles will help keep the party, and the fight against cancer, going.  Mark A.D. will DJ until midnight, when the party migrates to the Innisfree Irish Pub!  Read more

Space Jam!
  • June 20th @ 7:30PM
  • Avondale Park
  • Free!

Grab dinner at a nearby restaurant and head over to Avondale Park for a picnic movie!  This week’s film is Space Jam, which you shouldn’t need to have explained to you, but I included a trailer anyway.

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Author: James Ozment

I'm a Birmingham native who loves music, cycling, reading, and tech. Find me on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College, in Avondale, or hanging out with my cat

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