Birmingham Top Ten: August 9th to the 15th

Birmingham Top Things to Do July 19th through July 25
via J.H. Daniel

This week in Birmingham, build yourself up, discover what others have built, listen to some great music, and more!  As always, band names will link to music from that band, so don’t click unless you’re sure your boss won’t mind!


waxahatchee tour birmingham alabama

  • August 9 @ 8PM
  • Saturn
  • $12

Katie Crutchfield tours in celebration of her “most autobiographical and honest album to date!”  It’s singer/songwriter that breaks the mold of a single person with an acoustic guitar, and through its differences advances the genre.  Read more

Global Leadership Summit

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  • August 10 @ 8.30AM
  • Lyric Theatre
  • $210

Improve yourself to improve your community.  Willow Creek founder Bill Hybels, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Senior Google Advisor Laszlo Bock, and more come together to help you and your team improve.  The Global Leadership Summit provides “a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply.”  Read more

Drinks n’ Dungeons

syndicate lounge birmingham alabama drinks n' dungeons

  • August 10 @ 7PM
  • Syndicate Lounge
  • Free! (character sheets may be purchased)

Join the Syndicate Lounge for their first ever board game night!  This won’t just involve Dungeons and Dragons, there’ll be other games as well, plus whatever you want to bring (I’m personally a Shadowrun kind of guy)!  Read more

Hiroya Tsukamoto
  • August 10 @ 8PM
  • Moonlight on the Mountain
  • $15

A one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter, Hiroya Tsukamoto received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. Come out to witness a great singer-songwriter performance!  Read more

The Princess Bride


  • August 11 @ 7PM
  • Alabama Theatre
  • $8

If you haven’t watched The Princess Bride – it sounds like heresy, I know, but there are a few people out there – then here’s your chance to see it on the silver screen!  Seriously, just go watch it.  Read more

Southern Makers

southern makers 2017 birmingham alabama

  • August 12 @ Noon
  • Sloss Furnaces
  • Starts at $25

Celebrate “the best in creativity and design” with Southern artists!  Workshops, demonstrations, a maker bazaar, and more will feature.  The purpose of the event?  Applying Southern traditions in a modern and sustainable world.  Read more

Summer Camp at Trimtab!

trimtab summer camp birmingham alabama

  • August 12 @ 3PM
  • Trimtab Brewing Company
  • Free!

It’s summer camp for grown-ups (legally speaking, at least)!  Camp games, arts and crafts, live music, and more on tap!  Show up in your favorite summer camp outfit, and look forward to henna, face painting, macaroni jewelry, and more.  Read more

Swift Night Out
Chimney Swifts in a “swiftnado” – via
  • August 12 @ 6PM
  • Pizitz Food Hall
  • Free!

Chimney Swifts migrate south around this time each year, but they still need to rest!  As their name might hint, Chimney Swifts will cluster by their thousands in a single chimney!  The Birmingham Audubon Society knows where the most populous roosts are, and wants to show you!  Prepare to witness a “swiftnado” at sunset.  Read more

A Benefit for Spencer
The Burning Peppermints
The Burning Peppermints – via
  • August 12 @ 8PM
  • Syndicate Lounge
  • $10 cover

A benefit for Spencer Shoults at the Syndicate Lounge to help pay medical bills and funeral expenses for Spencer’s father.  The Burning Peppermints , GT, and Holy Youth will perform!  Who are those bands?  They’re all Birmingham locals!  Read more

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, The Murder of Jane Crow, Jacquie Cotillard
a place both wonderful and strange
A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, doing their best “dramatic black and white” pose
  • August 14 @ 3.30PM
  • The Nick
  • $6

Classically inspired gypsy ballads, occult-electronic dance music, and surrealist news and music podcasting – I promise this isn’t the setup for a joke.  What do they all have in common?  The performers will all play in Birmingham this week (in a single concert, no less)!  You have to hear it to believe it.  Read more

James Ozment
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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