Birmingham Top Things To Do: May 31st-June 6th

SliceFest comes to the ‘Ham this week! Coincidentally, ham is one of my favorite pizza toppings, right up next to pineapple – via slicefest.com

Another week of events in the Magic City!  This time, most of the live music is concentrated around SliceFest or other events.  Maybe I just don’t like country music as much as other people.  If you like country music, check out our full calendar of events here and see what tickles your fancy!

  • Urban Cookhouse Farmers Market
  • June 1st, 3-7PM
  • Free entry

Urban Cookhouse hosts a farmer’s market every Thursday at the Summit.  But fresh, local produce isn’t the only draw.  Urban Cookhouse also brings live music, so you can listen while you shop (or just listen)!  Read more

Redemptive Cycles celebrates their fourth year in Birmingham! – via handsonbirmingham.org
  • Redemptive Cycles Community Dinner
  • June 1st, 7-10PM
  • $10-15

Redemptive Cycles hosts their third annual Community Dinner this Thursday!  Redemptive Cycles provides the Birmingham community with an incredible set of resources: know-how, education, even work-to-own bikes.  Supporting this incredible group, the Community Dinner features tapas, beer, a silent auction, and most importantly, some of the coolest people in Birmingham!  All proceeds from the silent auction will help the coolest bike shop in the South keep offering its services to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status.  Read more

The BMA’s summer programs are starting up! – via wikimedia
  • Art After 5 – Road Trip
  • June 2nd, 5-9PM
  • $10

Come out to the Birmingham Museum of Art for Art After 5!  This series of events changes every time.  Featured in tonight’s event are live music, a screening of “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” a “road trip through the BMA” gallery tour, cocktails, a mini studio class, and small plates.  Read more

 

  • Free Friday Flicks
  • June 2nd, 6:30-10PM
  • Free!

Hoover is hosting free movie screenings in Veteran’s Park!  Vendors, picnics, and movies change every week, but the feature film this week is “Sing.”  You can read more and see the rest of the schedule here

Benjamin Beilman – via benjaminbeilman.com
  • Benjamin Beilman Plays Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
  • June 2nd and 3rd, 8PM

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra hosts Benjamin Beilman, winner of the 2010 Montreal International Musical Competition, this Friday and Saturday.  Don’t miss the chance to hear one of the most talented, if not the most talented, violinists of this generation!  Read more

 

  • I Am a Father 5K
  • June 3rd, 8AM-Noon
  • $25-30

Celebrate family, fatherhood, and fitness!  The inaugural race organized by CAP (City Action Partnership) includes electronic chip tracking for accurate timing, warm-up with “The Guru of Abs” DaShaun Johnson, free health screenings, vendors, and live entertainment before and after the race!  The race runs through downtown Birmingham, starting and finishing at Kelly Ingram Park.  Awards include overall fastest male and female, plus a variety of age ranges, each with three awards each.  Read more

SliceFest’s official webposter, taken straight from our calendar entry
  • SliceFest 2017
  • June 3rd, 1PM-midnight
  • $30-35

Want to see Banditos, Tragic City, the Jon Poor Band, Manic Focus, or a bunch of others?  What about seeing them all at once – even better, right?  SliceFest has your back!  Come see eleven different artists (Spotify playlist here), including six of Birmingham’s own!  Read more

Jon Favreau, Director and Executive Producer of Iron Man, examines the “Iron Monger” prop – via superiorpics.com
  • Super Summer Comic Book-to-Film Series
  • June 4th, 2:30PM
  • Free!

Seven straight Sundays of comic book movies begins this week!  Come out to Avondale Library, popcorn is provided!  Read more

 

  • West Homewood Farmer’s Market
  • June 6th, 5-8PM
  • Free entry

Homewood hosts its own farmer’s market on Tuesdays!  Find something awesome, something fresh, and something interesting, every Tuesday from now until August.  Read more

 

  • Movies at Avondale Park
  • June 6th, 7:30-9PM
  • Free!

It’s a lot of fun to just hang out in Avondale, but unless you’re planning to eat, drink, or there’s a concert, there might not be a lot of “events.”  Avondale Park plans to fix that with a movie series!  From Space Jam to Willy Wonka to Hook, come watch some of the greatest movies ever made with kids in mind, out in the open air.  Want to see the full schedule?  Read more

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