May the fourth be with you during these 50 events happening this weekend in Birmingham

Birmingham, Fiesta Ball
Birmingham, Fiesta Ball
Fiesta time! Photo via Young Supporters Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB

May the fourth be with you Birminghammers—it’s Cinco de Mayo weekend! Here’s what’s happening May 3-5.

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Birmingham, RealtySouth, open houses
A beautiful house in Mountain Brook. Photo via RealtySouth

Need a New Casa?

Between dips of queso and sips of margaritas, swing by these 28 open housestaking place this weekend, May 3-5.

Gumbo for a Cause

Birmingham, Gumbo Gala
Artwork at the Gumbo Gala. Photo via Gumbo Gala

Saturday, May 4 marks the 14th Annual Gumbo Gala benefitting Episcopal Place. Purchase of a ticket gives you access to delicious samples of gumbo, live music and a great time. Tickets are $20. (Kids under 10 are FREE!) Buy now.

Grand Openings and 25% Off

Birmingham, King's Home
Check out King’s Home many grand openings. Photo via King’s Home

This weekend, May 3-4, King’s Home Thrift Stores in Birmingham, Pinson and Hanceville will be celebrating their grand openings with great perks, like 25% off everything and free food. Show your support for King’s Home and attend. For dates, times and locations, click here

It’s Yoga Time

Birmingham, Yoga, Shipt Yoga on the Green
Bring your own mat and head to Shipt Yoga on the Green Sunday, May 5. Photo submitted

Get ready for the Regions Tradition by channeling your inner yogi during Shipt Yoga on the Green on Sunday, May 5. Benefitting Children’s of Alabama, enjoy an afternoon of downward dog, music by DJ Rusty, a social hour with drinks and more! Check out the scheduleand be sure to register

Grab Your Sombrero!

Birmingham, Iron City, Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo at Iron City in Birmingham. Photo via Iron City

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, and Iron City will be alive and kickin’ on Sunday, May 5. Not only will there be great food (tacos and queso anyone?), pinatatas and giveaways, but there will also be music from Los Bobos and the Vegabonds. Read on.

Speaking of Cinco de Mayo

Birmingham, Babablu, Cinco de Mayo
Get your tacos! Photo via Babablu Birmingham

Birmingham restaurants will be doling out chips, salsa and much more. Find out where to get specials on food, drinks and more in our guide.

Friday and Saturday—May 3-4

Birmingham, Heavenly Donut Co, May the 4th be with you
May the 4th be with you when you while you eat those donuts. Photo via The Heavenly Donut Co

May the Fourth Be With You–Star Wars Day

Where: The Heavenly Donut Co. 4911 Cahaba River Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243
Time: Fri.–6AM-10PM; Sat.–7AM-10PM

Driving Miss Daisy

Where: Theatre Downtown. 2410 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8-10PM
Price: $20
Tickets

Annual Yard Sale

Where: Fellowship House. 1625 12th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: Fri.–12-3PM; Sat.–8AM-3PM
Price: FREE

Friday—May 3

Birmingham, Fiesta Ball
Fiesta Ball. Photo via Young Supporters Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB

Fiesta Ball

Where: Haven. 2515 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6:30-10:30PM
Price: $40
Tickets

Russell’s Rye & Bourbon Tasting

Where: LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1208 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 3523
Time: 6PM
Price: FREE

Janna Phillips Art Show Reception

Where: The Abbey. 131 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 5:30-7PM 

LBA

Where: WorkPlay. 500 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 3:30PM

Spring Repertory

Where: Dorothy Jamison Day Theatre at ASFA. 800 19th St. N,. Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7PM
Price: Adults–$10; Students–$5
Tickets

Cosmonauts with The Burning Peppermint

Where: TrimTab Brewing Company. 2721 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8PM
Age Requirements: 21+
Price: FREE

Ashley & Shane, Concert and Art Opening

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

Paint Your House Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 6-9PM
Price: $60
Register

Grand Opening

Where: King’s Home Thrift Stores. Select locations.
Time: 4PM
Price: FREE

Reggae Friday

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

Karaoke Night

Where: Silver Coin Indian Grill. 3321 Lorna Rd., Birmingham, AL 35216
Time: 7:30PM

Birmingham, Birmingham Public Library, libraries, poetry
Poetry in Birmingham. Photo via Birmingham Public Library

Bards & Brews Open Mic Poetry Event

Where: Birmingham Public Library. 2100 Park Pl., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 6:30PM
Price: FREE

Upward Rhythm: Paintings by Roger Jones

Where: Paperworkers Local. 2717 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 5:30-7:30PM

Tallulah Tap Takeover

Where: The J. Clyde. 1312 Cobb Ln., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7-10PM

Saturday—May 4

Birmingham, Cookie Dough Magic
Even Vader likes cookie dough. Photo via Cookie Dough Magic

May the 4th Be With You

Where: Cookie Dough Magic. 400 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 12-2PM
Price: FREE

14th Annual Gumbo Gala Benefitting Episcopal Place

Where: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. 20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 11AM-2PM
Price: $20
Tickets

Mudbugs & Music

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 1-6PM
Price: $15-$30
Tickets

Special Saturday Sips Benefitting the Birmingham Zoo

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 12-5PM
Price: $15

Birmingham Derby Party 2019

Where: Back Forty Beer Company. 3201 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 3-6PM
Age Requirements: 21+
Price: $20
Tickets

Kentucky Derby Party

Where: Elyton Hotel. 1928 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 4PM
Age Requirements: 21+
Price: $5 

Hair Ball: A Dance Party

Where: Haven. 2515 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7:30PM-Midnight
Price: $25
Tickets

Birmingham, Lee Branch, Farmers Market
Check out the farmers market at Lee Branch. Photo via Lee Branch

Opening Day

Where: Lee Branch Farmer’s Market. 801 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 7:30AM-12PM

Galactic Pub Crawl

Where: Tin Roof. 2709 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 4-9PM
Price: $20
Tickets

Noodleboard Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 4-7PM
Age Requirements: 18+
Price: $85
Register

Workout for Water 2019

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 9AM-12PM.
Register/Donate

Kentucky Derby Party

Where: The Red Shamrock Pub. 42 Manning Pl., Birmingham, AL 35254
Time: 12PM

Slay Your Business 2019

Where: The Tutwiler Hotel. 2021 Park Pl., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 12-5PM
Price: $99+
Register

Monthly Hike

Where: Red Mountain Park. 2011 Frankfurt Dr., Birmingham, AL 35211
Time: 9-11AM
Price: $5
Tickets

Don’t Fear the Yearbook

Where: Birmingham Improv Theatre. 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7-8:45PM
Price: General Admission–$15; Students–$7.50. 
Tickets

Talk Derby 2 Me Rooftop Day Party

Where: Redmont Hotel Rooftop. 2101 5th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 2-6PM
Price: $20-$40
Tickets

Derby Dash Bash

Where: Caveat Coffee. 2832 Linden Ave, Homewood, AL 35209
Time: 3-6PM
Price: $35-$70
Tickets

Birmingham, bocce ball, Crisis Center
Bocce ball. Photo via Crisis Center, Inc.

5th Annual Bocce Bash

Where: MAKEbhm. 4000 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 1:30-7PM
Price: $25
Tickets

21st Annual Sickle Cell Walk

Where: Linn Park. 710 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 8AM-11AM
Price: $20-$30
Tickets

Authors Book Fair

Where: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. 520 16th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 9AM-5PM
Price: FREE

Becoming Workshop Series: Songwriters

Where: Birmingham Public Library. 2100 Park Pl., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 2-5PM

11th Annual Crawfish Boil

Where: Greybar 280. 5426 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 12PM-2AM
Price: $35

Sunday—May 5

Birmingham, Vegabonds, Iron City
Live music from the Vegabonds at Iron City. Photo via the Vegabonds

Cinco de Mayo with Los Lobos 

Where: Iron City. 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 4PM
Price: $30; Ages 21 and under–$35 
Tickets

Shipt Yoga on the Green

Where: Greystone Golf and Country Club (Hoover). 4100 Greystone Dr., Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 4-7PM
Price: $10 donation
Register

Community Drum Jam

Where: Get Rhythm. 1012 55th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 4-6PM
Price: FREE

Get Healthy on the Railroad–Free Cooking Class

Where: Regions Bank. 17th St. Plaza.
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Price: FREE

GirlSpring Presents: A Wonder Woman Workshop Featuring Martha Underwood

Where: ArtPlay. 1006 19th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 3-4PM
Price: FREE
Register

Arty Party 2019

Where: B&A Warehouse. 1531 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 3-5PM
Price: $50 or Advance Art Donation
Tickets

Sugarcane Jane

Where: Daniel Day Gallery.  3025 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 2PM
Price: $15

Wedding Show

Where: Edgar’s Bakery (Colonnade). 3407 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243
Time: 2-4PM
Price: FREE
RSVP: 205.987.0790

Mic Check Presents Battle Rap Chat

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

Earl Sweatshirt

Where: Saturn. 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8PM
Age Requirements: 16+
Price: $27-$79
Tickets

Upcoming Events

Thurs., May 9-Sat., May 11: Mother’s Day Photo Booth@ Pepper Place. Thurs.-Fri.–3:30-7:30PM; Sat.–8AM-12PM. RSVP by Mon., May 6.

Fri., May 10-Sun., May 12: Mother’s Day Brunch Events

Enjoy your weekend, Birmingham!