50 events this weekend in Birmingham, including New Beer’s Eve and the Honda Indy Grand Prix

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Sing like a pro at McWane Science Center. Photo via McWane Science Center

When it comes to events in Birmingham, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what’s happening this weekend, April 5-7. (Plus a further look ahead.)

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Top 4 Events

Rain Is Good Luck Don’t Ya Know

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Home for sale in Homewood. Photo via RealtySouth

So grab that umbrella and check out these 36 houses that are fresh on the market. I bet the clouds will part and the sun will shine when you find that new home.

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

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There’s more than one kind of race happening at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst this year! Run the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Photo submitted

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is finally here. And believe me when I say, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. What can you expect during the event? Complimentary wine and craft beer. A fan zone with music, food and autograph sessions. Don’t forget the races! There will be plenty of rubber burning up the track, too. But there’s much more. Click herefor more info and to purchase tickets. 

McWane After Dark New Beer’s Eve

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Cheers to beers. Photo via McWane Science Center

Saturday, April 6 marks 86 years since the end of prohibition—and McWane Science Center is celebrating with their first ever New Beer’s Eve event. During this exciting event, you’ll learn all about the science of beer from local Birmingham breweries. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of samples to try out while you’re there. For the backstory on New Beer’s Eve, click here. Don’t wait until the beer’s all gone. Get your tickets now! (This is a 21+ event. Be sure to bring your ID.)

Sozo Children’s 8th Annual Run for a Reason 5K

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Participate in Sozo Children’s 8th Annual Run for a Reason. Photo via Sozo Children

On Sunday, April 7, race through the heart of Avondale during Sozo Children’s 8th Annual Run for a Reason 5K. Through your support, Sozo Children can continue its mission of helping care for children in Uganda, Africa. For more info and to register, click here

Alabama Auto Show

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Photo via Alabama Auto Show

More car excitement takes place this weekend during the Alabama Auto Show. Don’t miss out on these sweet rides. Here are the details: 
Time: Fri.-Sat.–10AM-9PM; Sun.–10AM-6PM
Price: Adults–$8; Kids 14 and under–FREE.
Tickets

All Weekend Long—April 5-7

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Where: Barber Motorsports Park. 6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy, Leeds, AL 35094
Price: 3-Day Pass–$69; Fri. Pass–$15; Sat. Pass–$35; Sun. Pass–$45
 Tickets

The Mountaintop

Where: Birmingham Festival Theatre. 1901 1/2 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: Fri.-Sat.–8-10:30PM; Sun.–2-4PM
Price: $25
Tickets

Alabama Auto Show

Where: The BJCC. 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: Fri.-Sat. 10AM-9PM; Sun. 10AM-6PM
Price: $8. Kids 14 and under–FREE
Tickets

Friday and Saturday

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Photo via Early Bird African Violet Club

African Violet Show and Sale 

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: Fri. 2-4PM; Sat. 9AM-3PM.

The Icon: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony–Masterworks

Where: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. 1200 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7-9PM
Tickets

Saturday and Sunday

Charlotte’s Webb 

Where: Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 2:30PM
Price: $20-$28
Tickets

Friday–April 5

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Sign up for a Prints and Patterns Workshop. Photo via Hammer & Stain Birmingham

Prints & Patterns Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Birmingham, AL 35216
Time: 6-9PM
Price: $55
Tickets

Nightlife Proram: ZooSnooze

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223

Roots: Stories About the Nature of the South

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Price: $10
Tickets

Get Healthy on the Railroad–Family Fun Friday

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6-7PM
Price: FREE

Ugly Baby Live

Where: Birmingham Improv Theatre. 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 9:30-11:30PM
Price: $10
Tickets

Wine with Knox + Bham District Beer Release & Anatomy of Pi

Where: Hop City Birmingham. 2924 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 5-7PM
Price: FREE

Latin Music Nights

Where: Tropicaleo. 4426 4th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 7PM-1AM
Price: FREE

Reggae Friday

Where: The Vault. 1920 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203 
Time: 10PM-4AM
Price: $10
Tickets

Tea and Tarot

Where: Books, Beans and Candles. 1620 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7-8:45PM
Price: FREE

Wine Tasting 

Where: Piggly Wiggly (Clairmont Avenue). 3314 Clairmont Ave, Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 4-6PM
Price: FREE

Riot Dance Party with JD Charles III & LeJack Jackson 

Where: Marty’s PM. 1813 10th Ct S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 11PM-5AM

Kodak Black-Dying to Live

Where: Boutwell Auditorium. 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7PM
Price: $35-$40
Tickets

Saturday–April 6

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Which local brews will you sample? Photo via McWane Science Center

McWane After Dark New Beer’s Eve

Where: McWane Science Center. 3117, 200 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7:30-10:30PM
Price: $20
Tickets

2019 Run for a Reason 5K

Where: Sozo Trading Co. 4 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 1PM
Price: $35-$45
Register

Woodlawn Street Market

Where: 1 55th Pl. S., Birmingham, AL 35212
Time: 10AM-4PM
Price: FREE

All About Pets Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd. Birmingham, AL 35216
Time: 4-7PM
Price: $45
Register

Mt Laurel Spring Festival

Where: The Town of Mt Laurel. 5 Mt. Laurel Ave, Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 10AM-3PM
Price: FREE

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Cahabaque. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Company

7th Annual CahabaQue

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 1-5PM
Price: $20. Kids 10 and under–FREE
Tickets

9th Annual Girls Inc. Cajun Cook-Off

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 11AM
Price: $25. Kids 12 and under–FREE
Tickets

Natural Burgundy Wine Tasting

Where: LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1208 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Time: 1-3PM
Price: FREE

Spoken Truth Poetry Festival

Where: UAB Humanities Building. 912 13th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 1-6PM
Register

Captain Midnight Band

Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co. 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8-11PM
Price: FREE

Southern Made Creatives

Where: Ensley Live Entertainment Loft. 1816 Ave E., Birmingham, AL 35218
Time: 7-11PM
Price: $10
Tickets

Legion FC Social Mixer Tour

Where: Birmingham Pedal Tours. 2201 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 3-5PM
Price: $30
Tickets

Improv or Go Home! Improv Competition

Where: Birmingham Improv Theatre. 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7-8:45PM
Price: $12. Students–$6
Tickets 

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Photo via Funky Fish Fry 2018

2019 Funky Fish Fry

Where: Avondale Brewing Company. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 12-6PM
Price: Single–$25; Couple–$40.
Tickets

Makeshift 5K Returns

Where: Lakeshore Trail. Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: 9-11AM
Price: FREE

Birmingham Funky Fun Run & 5K

Where: Avondale Park. 44th Pl N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8-11AM
Price: $20-$35
Register

April Walking Tours

Where: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. 520 16th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 10-11AM
Price: FREE

April LIVE Music

Where: Filter-Coffee Parlor. 1927 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 5:30PM
Price: FREE

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BHM Field Day. BHM Field DayPhoto submitted

BHM Field Day 2019

Where: Crestwood Park. 5400 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212
Time: 10AM-1PM
Price: $10-$40
Tickets

Black Bear Encounter

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 1:30-2:15PM
Price: Zoo Members–$50; Non-Members–$65
Register

NeoPixel LED Umbrella

Where: Red Mountain Makers. 5502 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35212
Time: 10AM-1PM
Price: $75
Tickets

Foundation Ball 2019: 200 Years Young

Where: The Theodore. 3211 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222 
Time: 8PM-12AM
Price: $65-$100
Tickets

Family Yoga in the Gardens

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 9-10AM
Ages Requirements: 3+
Price: $15 (Adult + 1 child); $5 for additional family member
Tickets

Sunday–April 7

2nd Annual Crawfish Boil

Where: Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar. 3811 Clairmont Avenue S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 11AM-6PM
Price: $10-$40
Tickets

B’Ham Femme’s Dinner–Benefitting The Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Where: Thomas Jefferson Tower. 1623 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 6PM
Price: $115
Tickets 

Children’s Swing Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd. Birmingham, AL 35216
Time: 2-5PM
Price: $70
Register

Beck Hall Sunday Brunch

Where: Avondale Common House. 4100 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 11AM-3PM

Mic Check Birmingham: Battle Rap Chat

Where: Bizarre Coffee Bar. 217 22nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 4-8PM
Price: FREE

Shower for the Shelter

Where: Greater Birmingham Humane Society. 300 Snow Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: 2-4PM
Price: FREE

Ridge Vineyards Wine Dinner with Blueprint on 3rd

Where: Hop City Birmingham. 2924 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 5-8PM
Price: $100
Tickets

Birmingham, Community Drunk Jam, Cahaba Brewing Company
Join the drum circle at Cahaba Brewing Company. Photo via Community Drum Jam

Community Drum Jam

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 4-6PM
Price: FREE

Dark Star Orchestra

Where: Iron City Bham. 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8PM-12AM
Price: $25-$30
Tickets

Looking Ahead

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Hundreds of eggs equals an amazing Easter egg hunt. Photo via Asbury United Methodist Church

April 12-13: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert. Fri., April 12 @ 7PM; Sat., April 13 @ 2PM. $29+. Tickets.

April 12-14: Diamonds Direct Spring Designer Showcase @ Diamonds Direct. Fri.-Sat.–10AM-8PM; Sun.–12-6PM. FREE to attend.

April 13: Biscuits and Bunnies @ Asbury United Methodist Church. 9-11AM. FREE.

April 14:Open House @ The Altamont School. 2-3:30PM. FREE.

April 20:Mutt Strut @ UAB Campus Green. $15-$50. Register.

What event are you looking most forward to?