Alice in Wonderland goes steampunk, plus more Birmingham events this weekend

Birmingham, Alice in Wonderland, Sloss Furances, Birmingham Children's Theatre
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Photo via Birmingham Children’s Theatre

From an Alice in Wonderland production at Sloss Furnaces to SliceFest in Lakeview, here’s what’s happening this weekend in Birmingham, May 31-June 2.

Featured Events

Eat Your Heart Out

Brunch is on the menu this Sunday, June 2 at the Holiday Inn Homewood. Indulge on Belgian waffles, French toast, bottomless mimosas and more! 11AM-2PM. $35 per person; $17 per child (6-11); Kids 5 and under (FREE).

Why rent when you can own?

Here are 36 open houses to stroll through this weekend.

Curtain Call

It’s the last weekend to catch Little Shop of Horrors at the Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre. This is one 1950’s rock ‘n roll musical you won’t want to miss! Did I mention it has a singing plant? Read more.

Calling All Green Thumbs

The Native Plant Conference continues this weekend at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Online registration is closed, but you can still register via phone at 205.414.3950. Learn more.

“Curiouser and Curiouser”

Birmingham, Birmingham Children's Theatre, theatre, Alice in Wonderland
Brandon Bruce (Director) and Emma Brooke “EB” Levering (Alice) of Birmingham Children’s Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland at Sloss Furnaces. Photo via Birmingham Children’s Theatre

The Magic City Theatre Festival, presented by Birmingham Children’s Theatre invites you to experience Alice in Wonderland in an all-new way. Imagine little Alice alongside a female mad hatter, lots of bubbles and the steampunk appeal of Sloss Furnaces. I suggest you attend or the Queen of Hearts may yell “Off with their heads!” Read more

Last Day to Order!

Today (Friday, May 31) is the last day to order a license plate that benefits United Way. Find out how

Eats and Drinks

Birmingham, The Pizitz
Summer fun at The Pizitz in Birmingham. Photo via The Pizitz

Where can you get dinner, drinks and live music all summer long? The Pizitz! Read on for dates and times. 

Looking for Even More June Events?

 Check out this guide I created especially for readers like you!

All Weekend Long

Birmingham, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors at RMTC in Birmingham. Photo via RMTC

Little Shop of Horrors 

Where: Red Mountain Theatre Company (Cabaret Theatre). 301 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: Fri.–7:30PM; Sat.–2PM & 7:30PM; Sun.–2PM
Price: $19+
Tickets

Annual Magic City Invitational 

Where: Magic City Sports Academy. 6th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: Fri.–6-10PM; Sat.-Sun.–8AM- 10PM

Native Plant Conference 2019 

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 8:30AM
Price: Members-$185; Non-Members–$205; Students–$150
Register

Friday and Saturday

Latin Music Nights 

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

Tea & Sympathy 

Where: Birmingham Festival Theatre. 1901 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 8-10:30PM
Price: $25
Tickets

Saturday and Sunday

World Animal Weekend 

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 9AM-6PM
Price: General Admission

Birmingham, Bump N Grind Race, biking, cyclists
Cyclists ready? Photo via Bump N Grind Race

2019 Bump N Grind #25 

Where: Oak Mountain State Park. 200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, AL 35124
Time: 8AM-4PM
Register

Friday—May 31

Alice in Wonderland 

Where: Sloss Furnaces. 1236, 20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 7PM
Price: FREE
Tickets

Alabama Symphony Orchestra–The Ode to Joy and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Where: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. 1200 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35294
Time: 7PM
Price: Varies
Tickets

Steel Panther 

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

Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute 

Where: Iron City. 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8-11PM
Price: $15-$20
Tickets

Make-a-Wish Barbecue 

Where: Topgolf Birmingham. 1111 24th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Time: 4-6PM
Price: $15

Flora & Fauna Art Opening 

Where: DanielDay Gallery. 3025 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6-9PM
Price: FREE

Out at the Field 

Where: Regions Field. 1401 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7-10PM
Price: $9
Tickets

Summer Kick Off Party 

Where: The Nick. 2514 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10PM
Age Requirements: 21+
Price: $8
Tickets

Live Music Weekends 

Where: 1st and 23rd. 2300 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 9PM-Midnight

Birmingham, Birmingham Zoo
Animal encounters. Photo via the Birmingham Zoo

9th Annual Tails in the Trails 

Where: Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 6:30-10PM
Age Requirements: 21+
Price: $40
Tickets

Casa Noble Reposado Tequila 

Where: LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1208 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Time: 5-7PM

Get Healthy on the Railroad 

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

Loft Show 

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

Hydrate the City Kickoff 

Where: Birmingham Water Works. 3600 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 10AM-Noon
Price: FREE

Great Values for the Summer Wine Tasting 

Where: The Vintage Wine Shoppe. 201 Cahaba Park Cir, Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 5-6:30PM
Price: FREE

Fresh Ground Comics Spring Broke 

Where: Urban Standard. 2320 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 8-9:30PM
Price: $5

Saturday—June 1

Birmingham, Alabama, SliceFest 2018 promo
Who loves pizza? Photo via SliceFest on Facebook

SliceFest 

Where: Slice Pizza and Brew. 725 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 2PM
Price: Advanced General Admission: $25; Advanced VIP: $75; At Gate: $30; Kids 12 and under–FREE
Tickets

Birmingham Fire & Rescue Crawfish Boil 

Where: Sloss Furnaces. 20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 4-8PM
Price: $20
Tickets

The Stolen Faces 

Where: WorkPlay. 500 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8-11PM

Dominoes & Spades Day Party 

Where: Onyx Lounge. 615 8th Ave W., Birmingham, AL 35204
Time: 3-7PM
Price: $10

LGBTQ Salsa Night 

Where: Saturn. 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8PM
Age Requirements: 18+
Price: $10
Tickets

I Am a Father 5K 

Where: East Lake Park. 8101 4th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35206
Time: 8-11AM

Susan Ripp Watercolor Workshop: Turtles 

Where: Alabama Art Supply. 1006 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10AM-2:30PM
Price: $100
Register: 205.322.4741.

Legion FC Social Mixer Tour 

Where: Birmingham Pedal Tours. 2201 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 3-5PM
Price: $25-$30
Tickets

The Market 

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

National Trails Day 

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

Prism: A Colorful Tap Takeover 

Where: TrimTab Brewing Co. 2721 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6-11PM

Beer Tasting + Tamale Queen Food Truck 

Where: Hop City. 2924 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 11AM

The Gallery Unveiling of Birminghamprints with Michael Molay 

Where: Filter-Coffee Parlor. 1927 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 5:30-7:30PM

Crawfish Boil 

Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co. 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 12-4PM
Price: $12-$20

Junior Patrons Social 

Where: TrimTab Brewing Co. 2721 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 9-11PM

Stuart’s Band 

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

Contra Workshop 

Where: YWCA. 309 23rd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 3-5PM
Price: $10

Urban Youth Academy of Fine Arts Open House 

Where: Lounge 27.
Time: 12PM

Slickback Jacques and the Lucid Blues 

Where: Crestwood Tavern. 5500 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212
Time: 10:30PM-1:30AM

Sunday—June 2

Birmingham, Vulcan, Vulcan Park and Museum, Vulcan's Birthday Bash
Photo from the Vulcan Park and Museum Facebook page

Vulcan’s 115th Birthday Bash 

Where: Vulcan Park & Museum. 1701 Valley View Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: 1-5PM
Price: $8-adults; $6–kids 5-12
Tickets

Alice in Wonderland 

Where: Sloss Furnaces. 20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 2PM & 6PM
Price: FREE
Tickets

Bottomless Brunch 

Where: Holiday Inn Homewood. 492 Wildwood Cir N., Homewood, Alabama, 35209 
Time: 11AM-2PM
Price: Adults–$35; Kids 6-11–$17; Kids 5 and under–FREE
Book now

2019 Viva Health Starlight Gala 

Where: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. 1200 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35294
Time: 5-8PM
Price: $75-$175
Tickets

Debbie Bond Blues Band 

Where: DanielDay Gallery. 3025 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 2-6PM
Price: FREE

The Noble Dog Launch 

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 1-7PM 

Miss Alabama Autograph Party 

Where: Brookwood Village. 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: 12:30-2PM
Price: FREE

Sarah Shook and The Disarmers 

Where: Saturn. 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8PM
Age Requirements: 18+
Price: $12
Tickets

Birmingham, Oasis Counseling for Women and Children, ArtCard
ArtCard 2018. Photo via Oasis Counseling for Women and Children

Upcoming Events

June 5: Flicks Among the Flowers @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 6PM. FREE. (Suggested $5 donation.)
June 6: ArtCard 2019 @ Oasis Counseling for Women and Children. 5:30-8:30PM. $25+. Tickets
June 7-9: Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony in the Summer Series @ Railroad Park. Fri.-Sat., 8–8PM; Sun., 6PM. FREE.
June 7-9: Barber Small Bore @ Barber Motorsports Park. Fri.-Sat.–8AM-10PM; Sun.–8AM-6PM. $40, Kids15 and under–FREE. Tickets.
June 13-16: Alice in Wonderland @ Riverchase Galleria. 13-14–7PM; 15–2PM & 7PM; 16–2PM. FREE. Tickets.