4 GoT watch parties, a killer plant on broadway, Do Dah Day and more happening in Birmingham, May 17-19

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Birmingham, Barber Motorsports Park, Barber Historics
Racing in cool cars. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Looking for weekend plans? Get ready to fill your calendar! Here’s what’s happening in Birmingham, May 17-19.

Featured Events

The ultimate adrenaline rush

Birmingham, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Barber Motorsports Park, Barber Historics, Barber Small Bore, racing
How cool is this car? Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Craving the fast-paced, high-energy feel of the race track? Barber Motorsports Park has the cure for that. Attend Barber HistoricsMay 18-19. Kids 15 and under get in FREE! Tickets hereRead more on this event and the Barber Small Bore event happening June 7-9.

Stop and smell the roses… now!

If there’s ever a perfect time to tour the rose garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, it’s right now while the roses are at their peak.  
Here’s what blooms await you

Envious of other people’s closet space?

Birmingham, Mountain Brook
Home for sale in Mountain Brook. Photo via Greater Alabama MLS

Find the perfect storage space for your wardrobe when checking out these 52 open houses taking place this weekend.

It’s United Ability Day!

Birmingham, United Ability
Morgan and Jason Payne promoting the 2019 United Ability t-shirts. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Watch for Bham Now’scelebration on our Instagram. Tag us on @bhamnow with your own. Here’s our story on how a T-shirt can change a life. 

Birmingham gets bionic 

Birmingham, McWane Science Center, Bionic Me, technology, science
Discovering the latest in technology at McWane Science Center. Photo via Scitech

See how a bionic eye works. Control a computer with the power of your mind. These are just two reasons to check out McWane Science Center’s newest exhibit, Bionic Me, opening Sunday, May 19. Read on for more reasons why this s a must-experience exhibit. 

“Am I dreaming this?”

Jessica Clark discusses Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors with Bham Now. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Little Shop of Horrors debuted this weekend at the Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Cabaret Theatre. Plot Line: A killer plant falls from outer space and takes over the Earth! And it’s all set to some “killer” toe-tapping music. 

All Weekend Long—May 17-19

National Public Gardens Week 

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: Dawn-Dusk
Price: FREE

Little Shop of Horrors

Where: Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre.
Time: Fri.–7:30PM; Sat.–2PM & 7:30PM; Sun.–2PM
Price: $19+
Tickets

Friday and Saturday—May 17-18

Sugar Face Band

Where: Duckies Get Quacked. 451 Carson Rd., Birmingham, AL 35215
Time: 8PM-Midnight

Birmingham, Theatre Downtown, Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy at Theatre Downtown in Birmingham. Photo via Theatre Downtown

Driving Miss Daisy

Where: Theatre Downtown. 2410 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

Saturday and Sunday—May 18-19

Barber Historics

Where: Barber Motorsports Park. 6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy, Leeds, AL 35094
Time: Sat.–7:30AM-4PM; Sun.–8AM-2:15PM
Price: $15 (Ages 15 and under–FREE)
Tickets

Friday—May 17

Birmingham, Railroad Park, exercise
Get healthy at Railroad Park in Birmingham. Photo via Railroad Park

Get Healthy on the Railroad

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

Art & Antiques for Anna’s Fund

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Therapy dog from Hand in Paw in Birmingham. Photo via Hand in Paw

Where: Hand in Paw. 617 38th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 5:30-8PM
Price: General Admission: $25; Bid from Bed–$15
Tickets

String Theory Birmingham

Where: Brennan’s Irish Pub. 1108 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7:30-10PM
Price: FREE

Left Hand Beer Tasting + Dirty Red Food Truck

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

Adult Prom

Where: Sleek Sports Bar. 1005 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 8PM
Price: $15-$25
Tickets

Kickback After Dark

Where: Spring Street Fire House. 412 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8-11:30PM
Price: $5 

Social Dance Party

Where: Forma Arts + Wellness. 1820 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7:30-9:30PM
Price: $10 

Unscripted

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

Reggae Friday

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

Live Music Weekends

Where: 1st and 2nd. 2300 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203.
Time: 9PM-Midnight

Magic City Buck Battle

Where: The Boutwell Auditorium. 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7-9PM
Price: FREE

The Royale

Where: Terrific New Theatre. 2821 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: Fri.-Sat.–8-10PM
Price: $25
Tickets

Technoboy Spring Session

Where: Blackwell’s. 3151 Green Valley Rd., Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Time: 8-11:30PM
Price: FREE 

Saturday—May 18

Birmingham, Do Dah Day, dogs, animals, pets
Doggie smiles during Do Dah Day in Birmingham. Photo via @dodahday

Do Dah Day

Where: Rhodes Park. 2800 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 11AM
Price: FREE

Weatherfest 

Where: McWane Science Center. 200 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 10AM-6PM. 
Price: General Admission
Tickets

Norwood Craft Bazaar

Where: 3000 12th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Time: 9AM-12PM
Price: FREE

Farmers Market Opening Day

Where: The MarketPlace at Lee Branch. 611 Doug Baker Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 7:30AM-Noon
Price: FREE

Jeff Goldblum Costume Contest

Where: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. 1200 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35294
Time: 6-9PM
Price: FREE

Bourbon Blue Jean Ball

Where: SpringHill Suites (Downtown Birmingham). 2024 4th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233 
Time: 6-10PM
Price:$55
Tickets

Amazing Zoo Animal Photography Class

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 8AM-Noon
Price: Members–$45; Non-Members–$60
Register: 205.397.3877

Historic Haunting & Ghost Hunting

Where: Thomas Jefferson Tower. 1623 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7-10PM 

Pop Up with Ecam&Company

Where: Filter-Coffee Parlor. 1927 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 9AM-Noon
Price: FREE

The Market

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

Station 2 Station Celebration Day

Where: Zyp BikeShare Birmingham. 505 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 11AM-1PM
Age: 18+

Boricua Fest

Where: Tropicaleo. 4426 4th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 6PM-1AM
Price: FREE

Rickwood Volunteer Day

Where: Rickwood Field. 1137 2nd Ave W., Birmingham, AL 35204
Time: 8AM-Noon
Price: FREE

Magic City Octane

Where: Brookwood Village Mall. 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: 9AM-Noon

Floral Design Class

Where: Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market. 3300 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 2:30-4:30PM
Price: $75
Register: 205.871.0092

Flora Photography

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 9AM-1PM
Price: Members–$65; Non-Members–$75
Register

Dutch Oven Cook Off

Where: Birmingham Scout Shop. 516 Liberty Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 9AM-2PM
Price: FREE

Saturdays in The Gardens: Plant a Container

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 9AM-Noon
Price: Members–$5; Non-Members–$7
Tickets

Mixed Media Collage

Where: Alabama Art Supply. 1006 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10AM-Noon
Price: $75
Register: 205.322.4741

Blanket Ladder Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 4-7PM
Price: $85
Tickets

Sunday—May 19

Birmingham, McWane Science Center, Bionic Me, technology, science
Fun for all ages at McWane Science Center. Photo via Scitech

Bionic Me Exhibit Opening 

Where: McWane Science Center. 200 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 12-6PM
Price: Varies 
Tickets

3rd Sunday Jazz Jam Night

Where: Brennan’s Irish Pub. 1108 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 6-9PM
Price: FREE

Family Camp-Out Night Scavenger Hunt

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 1-3PM
Price: FREE

Official Clutch Band at Jazz in the Park

Where: Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens. 331 Cotton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211
Time: 6-9PM
Price: FREE

90’s Night

Where: Nana Funks. 708 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8PM-5AM
Price: $1 donation

Theme of Fortune

Where: Rojo Birmingham. 2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7:30-9:30PM
Price: FREE

Sunday on the Mic featuring Nichole Shirell 

Where: Bizarre: The Coffee Bar. 217 22nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 4-7PM
Price: FREE

Ladieswhobuild Farmhouse Furniture Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 2-5PM
Age: 18+
Price: $100
Tickets

GoT Watch Party

Where: Gable Square Saloon. 803 9th Ct. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 8-11PM
Price: FREE

Game of Thrones Season 8 Watch Party

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8-10:30PM
Price: FREE

Games of Thrones: Pre-Finale Party

Where: Avondale Library. 509 40th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 2:30-5:30PM
Price: FREE
Register: 205.226.4000

Games of Thrones Season Final Viewing Party

Where: Saturn. 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Age: 18+
Time: 7PM
Price: FREE

Upcoming Events

Birmingham, SEC Baseball Tournament
Fans at the 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament. Photo via SEC Baseball Tournament

May 20:Game of Thrones Trivia Night@ Topgolf Birmingham. 7PM. FREE.
May 22-25: Four Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational @ Lakeshore Foundation. Wed.-Fri.–10AM-7PM; Sun.–10AM-1PM. FREE.
May 24-26: 2019 SEC Baseball Tournament@ Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Game times vary. Tickets.
May 29: Steel Panther@ Iron City. 8PM. $25-$30. Tickets
June 7-8: Barber Small Bore@ Barber Motorsports Park. Fri.-Sat.–8AM-10PM; Sun.–8AM-6PM. $40. (Kids 15 and under–FREE) Tickets.