This week in Birmingham, expect music of every style (and expect sound when you click on a band name), food, beer, and more!
On an entirely unrelated note, I should get a photography drone. Not too serious, I’m not trying to play Skynet or anything, but something that can take photos at a viewable resolution. Just imagine the incredible sunset skylines I could lead my articles with!
Simply Gourmet: A Taste of Flavor Affinities
- September 20 @ 11:30AM
- Simply Infused
- $45, spaces limited
Cooking well should become more than just happy coincidence. Simply Infused, an olive oil shop, wants to inspire and educate you about flavor affinities… what goes well together. Rather than strictly relying on recipes, learn the basics of mixing and matching flavors! Best of all, Simply Infused chose a eat-to-learn format. Don’t rely on other people telling you what works, see for yourself! Read more
- September 21 @ 8PM
What happens when pop meets punk meets rock and roll? Pretty much these guys, these guys right here.
“The more raw it came out the better it felt” – !!!
- September 21 @ 8PM
- Syndicate Lounge
Happening the same night, something completely and totally different! These three bands, all from Birmingham, are all dedicated to folk music. I remember seeing Long Bony Arms at Sloss Fest, they were one of the better daytime acts. Give them a listen and see if they’re your thing. Read more
World Rhino Day
- September 22 @ 10AM
- Birmingham Zoo
- Included in admission
Special keeper chats and a visit from the founder of the Global Conservation Corps, Matt Lindenburg, make this day’s celebration of rhinos extra special. Learn more about rhino’s natural habitat, how you can help, and pick up “unique items” to contribute to conservation. Read more
Sweet Home Brews Firkin Fest 2017
- September 22 @ 6PM
- SideBar in Lakeview
Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, this local brewfest features six local breweries competing for the title of best firkin. What’s a firkin, you might ask? Rest assured it’s beer, not dancing, and read more to find out!
The Vegabonds and Waker with Riverbend
- September 22 @ 7PM
I first heard Waker when they opened for Gov’t Mule at Avondale Brewery. They killed it. They don’t just play fun music, they make the music even more fun on stage – positive vibes aren’t just for hippies! From what I’ve listened to, Riverbend and the Vegabonds are pretty great, too. Read more
Adult Game Night
- September 22 @ 8PM
- Iron City
- $5 cover
Apparently the first adult game night was so much fun, Iron City is making these a regular occurrence! That’s probably the best possible endorsement anyone could give it: popular enough that a venue set aside a night to do it again. Read more
- September 23 @ 1PM
- Caldwell Park
Can any Oktoberfest celebration really be wrong? Theoretically, probably, but I haven’t found a bad one yet. Put on lederhosen, practice your angry German accent, grow a moustache, wear silly hats! Oh, and there’s beer too, just in case that was ever in any doubt. Read more
Saigon Ping-Pong Tourney
- September 24 @ 1:45PM
- Saigon Noodle House
Casually competitive ping-pong with a chance for victory prizes, specials, and now without stepping on any college football toes. Good People sponsors the tournament, which means their beer will be available for probably less money than is healthy! Read more
Red Mountain Makerspace 3rd Anniversary!
- September 24 @ 6PM
- Red Mountain Makerspace
- No cost listed, but only keyholders may vote
Come celebrate three years of making stuff in spaces! Project proposals will be heard, the board will vote on important things, then everyone can party – potlucking encouraged! Read more