50 events this weekend in Birmingham, including Magic City Art Connection

Birmingham, Hop City
Birmingham, Hop City
Photo via Hop City

It’s time to make your weekend plans. Here’s what’s going on in Birmingham April 26-28.

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Contact RealtySouth for more info on this Birmingham home. Photo via RealtySouth

There’s never a dull moment when searching for a new home. Check out these 46 open houses happening all weekend long around Birmingham. 

Linn Park Transformed

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Magic City Art Connection. Photo via MCAC’s Facebook page.

This weekend (Fri.-Sun., April 26-28), Linn Park will transform into something incredible—the Magic City Art Connection (MCAC). This magical event is Birmingham’s largest city center arts festival! For its 36th year, the festival will bring together artists, musicians, chefs and so much more


A Bargain of a Deal

All smiles at Bargain Carousel and Bargain Bash. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham.

Shop ’til you drop while supporting the local community during the Bargain Carousel, happening Fri.-Sat., April 26-27. Hosted by the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), the event features over 100,000 gently-used items at rock bottom prices. Learn more.

The Shopping Marathon Continues

Add The Pop Up at The Pizitz preview party to your Friday night plans.  Photo via @ShelbyYoungPhotography

Visit the Pop Up at The Pizitz Fri.-Sun., April 26-28. Enjoy local boutiques, drinks, music, freebies and more! Click here for more info. 

4 Big Reasons

Photo via H2 Real Estate

On Saturday, April 27, find out why everyone is so hyped about downtown Birmingham lately during H2 Real Estate’s Downtown Loft Tour. Click here for four big reasons to attend the event. (Psst! A sneak peek of Birmingham’s newest lofts is just one of the reasons.) Tickets available now.


Crush the Quarry

Photo via Eggplant Productions

Get your running shoes ready for the 4th Annual Quarry Crusher Run. Hosted by Vulcan Materials Company, the event helps raise money for Tarrant City Schools, as well as college scholarships for Tarrant high school seniors and a quarterly recognition program for teachers who go above and beyond. But it’s no easy trek. Learn more about crushing the quarry on Saturday, April 27.

Want Food, Music and Family Fun? 

Birmingham, Adamson Ford
Crawfish Boil 2018. Photo via Adamson Ford

Then visit Adamson Ford on Saturday, April 27 during their 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil. There will also be great prize giveaways every hour! Read on for all the details

All Weekend Long

Birmingham, MCAC, Magic City Art Connection
Photo courtesy of Magic City Art Connection.

Magic City Art Connection 

Where: Linn Park
Time: Fri.-Sat.–10AM-6PM; Sun.–10AM-5PM
Price: $5-$15 (Ages 15 & under–FREE)
Tickets


Pop Up

Where: The Pizitz.
Time/Price: VIP Fri.–5-9PM $20. Tickets. Sat.–11AM-8PM; Sun.–12-4PM. FREE.

Friday and Saturday

Bargain Carousel shoppers browsing through over 100,000 items on sale. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham.

Bargain Carousel 

Where: Former Winn-Dixie off I-459/John Hawkins Pwky
Time: Sat.-8AM-5PM; Sun.–1-5PM
Price: $40
Tickets

Friday—April 26

Birmingham, Hop City
Weekend drinks. Photo via Hop City

Ralph’s Brownie Stout Hop City Release 

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

Alabama Ballet Presents Ovation 

Where: The BJCC. 1001 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7:30PM
Price: $30-$50
Tickets

Margeaux 

Where: Blue Monkey Lounge. 1318 Cobb Ln. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 9PM-Midnight
Price: FREE


TJ Tower Social Hour 

Where: Roots & Revelry. 1623 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 11AM-6PM

Unchain The Melody 

Where: Daniel Day Gallery. 3025 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8PM
Price: $10 

Spring Break Brew Cash 

Where: Birmingham District Brewing Co. 2201 2nd Ave, Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 5PM


Foundations of American Cabaret Bellydance 

Where: Birmingham Free Store. 3114 27th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35207
Time: 5:30-7PM
Price: $30
Tickets

Diva’s Dinner Club April Social 

Where: Paper Doll Bar. 2320 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 6:30PM

Monday Night Brewery Tap Takeover 

Where: The Red Shamrock Pub. 42 Manning Pl., Birmingham, AL 35254
Time: 5-7PM


Get Healthy on the Railroad 

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

Unscripted 

Where: Birmingham Improv Theatre. 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7-9PM
Price: $12; Students–$6
Tickets

Loft Show 

Where: MAKEbhm. 4000 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 7PM
Price: $7 


Mama Dixie & the Prize Inside 

Where: Black Market Bar & Grill-5 Points South. 1035 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10PM-Midnight

The Common Thread-Works by Dariana Dervis

Where: Manitou Supply. 4000 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 6-8PM

3rd Annual Zumba Fitness Block Party

Where: The Summit. 214 Summit Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35243
Time: 6-7:30PM
Price: $10


Saturday—April 27

Quarry Crusher Run 

Where: Vulcan Materials Dolcito Quarry. 2101 Pinson Valley Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35217
Time: 8AM
Price: $40-$50
Register

2nd Annual Crawfish Boil 

Where: Adamson Ford. 1922 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 3-7PM
Price: $10 (16 and under–FREE)
Tickets 

Downtown Loft Tours 

Where: H2 Real Estate. 2012 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 11AM-2PM
Price: $30
Tickets


The Market 

Where: Pepper Place. 2829 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7AM-Noon
Price: FREE

Moonlight Movies: Clueless 

Where: The Pizitz. 120 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 8-10PM
Price: FREE

Firehouse Fundraiser 

Where: Forstall Art Center. 215 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7PM
Price: Reserved Table Seating–$30; General Admission–$10
Tickets: 205.870.0480


St. Elias Lebanese Food Festival 

Where: St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church. 836 8th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10AM-9PM
Price: FREE

Kellie Newsome Workshop: Large Abstracts 

Where: Alabama Art Supply. 1006 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10AM-4PM
Price: $125
Register: 205.322.4741

Legion FC Social Mixer Tour 

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


2019 JDRF ONENight Gala & After Party 

Where: Haven. 2515 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6PM-Midnight
Price: $300+
Tickets

RMTC’s Broadway Bash 

Where: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. 1200 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35294
Time: 8-10PM
Price: $50
Tickets

Grand Opening Celebration 

Where: Practice Works. 3613 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 10AM-6PM
Register 


Japanese Tea Ceremony 

Where: Paperworkers Local. 2717 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 1PM
Price: FREE

April LIVE Music 

Where: Filter-Coffee Parlor. 1927 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 5:30-8:30PM
Price: FREE

Women’s Empowered Self-Defense Seminar 

Where: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Birmingham. 3244 Cahaba Heights Rd., Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Time: 12-2:30PM
Price: FREE


April Walking Tours 

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

Reading Royale 

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 7-11PM
Price: Advance: Individual–$40; Couple–$70. At Door: $45
Tickets

Art Pop-Up Gallery & Painting Demo 

Where: Cahaba Lily South. 5479 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 9AM-5PM
Price: FREE


Electronic Music 

Where: Art Town at East Lake Station. 7611 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35206
Time: 7-10PM
Price: FREE

Unbreakable 

Where: Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. 800 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7:30-10:30PM
Price: $40
Tickets 

Tiny Tyke Tales: Adventure Tales 

Where: Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 10:30-11:30AM
Price: $5
Tickets


Birmingham, Linn Park
Serve day at Linn Park.

4th Saturday Serve 

Where: Linn Park. 710 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 9:15AM
Price: FREE

Sunday—April 28

Dirty Heads with the Hip Abduction

Where: Iron City Bham. 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8-11PM
Price: $25-$30
Tickets

Pilates in The Gardens with Provision Studio 

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Price: FREE
Register


Spring Food Truck Rally 

Where: Avondale Brewing Co. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 1-6PM
Price: $10

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BHM 26.2 (2018) in Birmingham. Photo via BHM 26.2 Race Series

BHM 26.2 2019 Marathon 

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7AM
Price: $25-$60
Register

Movers for Moms Party on the Patio 

Where: Cahaba Brewing Co. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 1-4PM


Artistry & Architecture Tours 

Where: Cathedral Church of the Advent. 2017 6th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 12:30-3PM
Price: FREE

Moss Wreath/Cotton Home Shutter Workshop 

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 2-5PM
Price: $64
Register

Rendezvous at the Zoo 

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 4:30-7:30PM
Price:
$10
Tickets


HOGA 

Where: Red Mountain Park. 2011 Frankfurt Dr., Birmingham, AL 35211
Time: 10-11:30AM
Price:
$5
Register

Top Upcoming Events

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Velocity Accelerator 2019 Demo Day. Photo via Innovation Depot

April 30: Innovation Depot’s Velocity Accelerator 2019 Demo Day @ Iron City. 5-7:30PM. FREE. Registration Required.

May 2: Art Opening & Beauty Pop Up @ Magic City Dentistry. 4:30-7PM. FREE.


May 4: 14th Annual Gumbo Gala Benefitting Episcopal Place @ Sloss Furances National Historic Landmark. 11AM-2PM. $20 (Ages 10 and under–FREE). Tickets

May 5: Cinco de Mayo with Los Lobos @ Iron City. 4PM. $30 (Ages 21 and under–$35). Tickets.

Have a great weekend, Birmingham! Be sure to tag us in your exciting weekend event photos.