Swim like a mermaid, enjoy a peach fritter sundae and more this weekend in Birmingham, June 21-23

Did you know there are actual mermaid classes for adults in Birmingham? Check it out this weekend and more June 21-23.

Featured Events

Mmm, Mmm, Good!

Loosen that belt and chow down at Asbury United Methodist Church’s BBQ & Chili Cookoff. The event happens this Saturday, June 22, from 3-8PM. Learn more.

Here Kitty, Kitty

Curious about what’s behind the many colorful home doors around Birmingham? Get a sneak peek at these 38 open houses this weekend. 

The Country Beat

Always…Patsy Cline lights up the stage at the Virginia Samford Theatre all weekend long. More info.

Catch of the Day

Fill those long summer days with hours of fishing. Here are 10 fishing spots nearby to bait your hook. 

Hey, Smartypants!

Test your knowledge at these upcoming trivia events taking place throughout the summer.

All Weekend Long—June 21-23

Celeste Burnum as Louise Seger at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival circa 1998. Photo via Celeste Burnum

Always Patsy Cline

Where: Virginia Samford Theatre. 1116 26th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: Fri.-Sat. 7:30PM; Sun. 2:30PM
Price: $15-$30
Tickets

Magic City Con 2019

Where: Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel. 1000 Galleria Cir, Birmingham, AL 35244
Time: 12-6PM
Price: Varies
Tickets

1963 Civil Rights Experience: A Walk Through Company

Where: Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. 1510 5th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 10-11:30AM

Juneteenth Celebration 2019: The Spirit of Freedom

Where: Studio 2500. 2500 26th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Time: Fri. 7-9PM; Sat. 11M-4PM;   Sun. 3-5PM.
Price: Fri. $10; Sat.-Sun. FREE

My Fair Lady

Where: Red Mountain Theatre. 301 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: Fri. 7:30-10:30PM; Sat. 2-5PM, 7:30-10:30PM; Sun. 2-5PM
Price: $20-$60
Tickets

Bus Stop

Where: Terrific New Theatre. 2821 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: Fri.-Sat. 8-10:30PM; Sun. 2:30-5PM
Price: $25
Tickets

Friday and Saturday—June 21-22

Our Leading Lady by Charles Busch

Where: Theatre Downtown. 2410 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8-10PM
Price: Students–$12; Adults–$20
Tickets

Saturday and Sunday—June 22-23

Become a mermaid. Photo via ScubaVentures on Facebook

Mermaid Weekend Classes (Adults)

Where: ScubaVentures. 610 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Time: 3-5PM
Price: $200
Tickets

Friday—June 21

Latin Music Nights

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

Peach fritter sundae. Photo via The Heavenly Donut Co.

Peach Fritter Sundaes on National Peaches ‘N Cream Day

Where: The Heavenly Donut Co. 4911 Cahaba River Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243
Time: 12-9PM
Price: $6.99

Galactic Engineers of Magnetic Sounds

Where: Black Market Bar & Grill. 1035 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 9PM-Midnight

Get Healthy on the Railroad

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

Grayton Beach Party

Where: Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint. 2811 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 5-11PM

Ghost Train Takeover

Where: The Red Shamrock Pub. 42 Manning Pl., Birmingham, AL 35254
Time: 5-8PM

Russ Maddox Band

Where: Dave’s Pub. 1128 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10PM
Price: FREE

Photo via The Talismen

The Talismen

Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co. 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7PM

Vinyl Rock

Where: Workplay. 500 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6-9PM

Bell’s Brite Night & Wine Tasting + Big Bite Food Truck

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

Margeaux and the Cats

Where: Brennan’s Irish Pub. 1108 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 8-11PM
Price: $5

High Tide

Where: Back Forty Beer Company. 3201 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 5-8PM
Price: FREE

Summer Solstice

Where: Dreamers Supply Co. 825 39th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 6-9PM

Ugly Baby Live

Where: Birmingham Improv Theatre.  2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 9:30-11:30PM
Price: Adults-$10; Students-$5; VIP-$18
Tickets

Another Pataphysical Freakout

Where: East Village Arts of Birmingham. 7611 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35206
Time: 8-11PM
Price: $5

Australia and New Zealand Wine Tasting

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

Saturday—June 22

Enjoy food and friends at Asbury. Photo via Asbury United Methodist Church

BBQ & Chili Cookoff

Where: Asbury United Methodist Church. 6690 Cahaba Valley Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 5PM
Price: Adult $8; Kids (5-10) $5. Kids (4 and under) FREE

Taco Fest

Where: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. 20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 3-8PM
Price: $5–advance; $10-at door

Lost Attractions of Alabama Book Signing

Where: Vulcan Park and Museum. 1701 Valley View Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: 1-2:30PM

Tasting and Tour

Where: Dread River Distilling Co. 2400 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 3:30-4:15PM
Age: 21+
Tickets

African Heritage Festival

Where: Birmingham Museum of Art. 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 10AM-2PM
Price: FREE

Legion FC Social Mixer Tour

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

The Market

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

Preston Lovinggood

Where: WorkPlay. 500 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8-11PM
Price: $15
Tickets

Community Juneteenth Celebration

Where: Willow Wood Recreation Center. 5312 Georgia Rd., Birmingham, AL 35212
Time: 11AM-2PM
Price: FREE

Poker Night

Where: Havanah on 1st. 2312 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7PM

Braids and Brunch Father Daughter Day

Where: The Boutwell Auditorium. 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 2PM
Price: $65
Tickets

4th Saturday Serve

Where: Kelly Ingram Park. 500 17th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 9AM
Price: FREE

Zydefest: Live Music and Mudbugs

Where: Zydeco. 2001 15th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 5PM
Age: 18+
Price: $12–General Admission; $20–VIP
Tickets

Manitou Supply’s Summer Fair ’19

Where: Manitou Supply. 4000 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 12-5PM

Storytime on the Mountain

Where: Ruffner Mountain. 1214 81st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35206
Time: 10AM
Price: FREE
RSVP

Sunday—June 23

Phis: Live Simulcast

Where: Iron City. 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6-11PM
Price: FREE

Storytellers Comedy Show

Where: Birmingham Festival Theatre. 1901 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7-8:30PM

YOGA on the Green

Where: UAB University Rec Center. 1501 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 3:30-5:30PM
Price: FREE

Rail Road Park Gathering

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

The Schmohawks

Where: Back Forty Beer Company. 3201 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 2-5PM

Weird! Market and Art Fest

Where: Woody’s. 800 Gadsden Hwy., Birmingham, AL 35235
Time: 10AM-5PM

Cheers to great brews, great ‘que and the Birmingham Zoo! Photo via The Birmingham Zoo’s Facebook page

Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que

Where: Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 5:30-8:30PM.
Price: Varies
Tickets

Farmers Market

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

Girls Rock Bham June Showcase

Where: Good People Brewing Company. 114 14th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6-8PM
Price: FREE.

The Folk Project 

Where: Back Forty Beer Company. 3201 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 5-8PM. 

Son Volt

Where: Saturn. 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8PM
Age: 18+
Price: $15
Tickets

Upcoming Events

Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Rachel Callahan, courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

June 28-30: Always Patsy Cline @ Virginia Samford Theatre. Fri.-Sat. 7:30PM; Sun. 2:30PM. $15-$30. Tickets.
June 28-30: My Fair Lady @ Red Mountain Theatre Company. Fri. 7:30-10:30PM; Sat. 2-5PM, 7:30-10:30PM; Sun. 2-5PM. $20-$60. Tickets.
June 28-30: 1963 Civil Rights Experience: A Walk Through Company @ Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. 10-11:30AM.
June 30: Neat Dreams Design Expo @ Vulcan Park and Museum. 2-5PM. $10. Tickets.
July 4: Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show @ Vulcan Park and Museum. 9PM. FREE.
July 27: Birmingham Burger Fest @ Avondale Brewing Co. 11AM-3PM. Advance–$15; At Door–$20 Tickets.