Birmingham Top Things to Do: August 16th – August 22nd


Birmingham Top Things to Do July 19th through July 25
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In a city like ours, there is always plenty to do. Do you have plans this upcoming week?

Birmingham Board Game Extravaganza

Birmingham Top Things to Do
via Bham Now Calendar
  • When: August 16th at 8 pm
  • Saturn
  • FREE

Your favorite venue wants you to use your noodle this Wednesday. Whether Scrabble is your game or even Clue, grab some friends and your favorite game and enjoy a night of fun. There will be great drinks, good vibes, and plenty of games. More Information.

Jordan Carlos

Birmingham Top Things to do August 16
via Bham Now Calendar
  • August 16th from 9 pm to 11 pm
  • Syndicate Lounge
  • $7-$10

In need of a good laugh? You’ll get more than that at Joseph Carlos’ show at Syndicate Lounge. This stand-up comedian was a regular on the Colbert Report, The Nightly Show, and GIRLS. He’s made it to Bham to show you a good time. You won’t want to miss it. More Information.

Shakey Graves

Birmingham Top Things to do Birmingham AL August
via Bham Now Calendar
  • August 17th from 8 pm to 10 pm
  • Avondale Brewing Company
  • $18 – 22

A little blues, folk, and rock and roll. What else do you need? Shakey Graves is kind of a big deal. This true Texan artist knows how to put on quite the show. This show is a must see. More Information.

Alabama Summer Skies: Great American Solar Eclipse

Birmingham Top Things to Do
via Bham Now Calendar
  • August 17th at 8 pm to 9 pm
  • Christenberry Planetarium at Samford University
  • FREE

Alabama Summer Skies series wants to teach you a little something about the upcoming solar eclipse. Head down to Samford University’s Planetarium to get in the watching mood for the highly anticipated event. Admission, as always, is free. Expect to grab a Doodles treat to snack on. More Information.

Birmingham Innovation Week 2017

Birmingham Top Things to Do August
via Bham Now Calendar
  • When: August 18th – Augst 25th from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Varying Venues
  • FREE

If you’re like us and love innovation in Birmingham, this will be an exciting week for you. The fourth annual series of events start the 18th of August. There will be plenty of events to choose from. A block party and a bike tour are only a few fun things on the agenda. Come and celebrate Bham and its innovative community. More Information. 

Pink Box Burlesque’s Danger Zone: An Archer tribute to Saturn

Birmingham Top Things August
via Bham Now
  • When: August 18th at 9 pm
  • Saturn
  • $12-$15

Do you like Archer? What about burlesque? Lucky for you Saturn has got the show for you. Pink Box Burlesque will be paying tribute to the world’s greatest spy, Archer. You’ll see plenty of your fave characters while they put on a show. More Information.

The Southern Bridal Show

Birmingham AL Top Things to Do
via Bham Now Calendar
  • When: August 20th at Noon
  • BJCC
  • $15

The expo of the year for all things wedding will be in Bham this weekend. Meet wedding professionals, DJs, photographers or even see a honeymoon specialist to help you plan your perfect wedding day. Of course, there will also be a fashion show with all of the wedding gowns and tuxedos you’ve been eyeing. More information.

2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing Event: Sun Meet Moon

Top Things to Do Birmingam August
via Vulcan Facebook
  • When: August 21st from noon to 2:30 pm
  • Vulcan Park and Museum
  • Adults: $6 | Children: $4

Vulcan Park and Museum wants you to take full advantage of the upcoming solar eclipse. Head there for so you can get a great view of both Bham’s iconic statue and the disappearing sun. Get there by 1:31 pm to get the full view. They are also giving out free solar viewing glasses with the purchase of a ticket to the observatory. More Information.

Sidewalk + TechTuesday: VR in the Real World

Birmingham Top Things to do
via Bham Now Calendar
  • August 22nd from 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Burr and Forman LLP
  • $30 – $95

We are one more week closer to Sidewalk Film Festival. This kickoff event will get you in the spirit with its interesting VR talk. Get the chance to hear from a panel of experts in film, media, and the tech industry. Pretty cool, right?

Find out more about Sidewalk Film Festival’s VR capabilities.

Vicky Lewis
Vicky Lewis

Senior at UAB, Poodle Enthusiast, Hiking Novice

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