The Wizard of Oz, Art on the Rocks, AL Comic Con and more this weekend in Birmingham, July 12-14

Art on the Rocks. Photo via Birmingham Museum of Art

There’s lots to discover this weekend in Birmingham. Here’s what’s happening July 12-14.

Featured Events

“I did it with my powers”

Michael Flowers, director of Matilda the Musical. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

It’s opening weekend for Matilda the Musical. Head to the Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre and discover the intelligence, wit and extraordinary powers of this beloved character. Details and tickets.

Fluid Fashion

Interactive community mural. Photo via Birmingham Museum of Art

That’s the theme of this month’s Art On The Rocks event. Art, music, food and drinks await you at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Read on for more info and to purchase tickets.

Geeks Unite

It’s time for two full days of cosplay, competitions and more comic and anime characters than you know what to do with during Alabama Comic Con. Tickets range from $20-$40. Kids 10 and under get in FREE! Tickets

Picture It

Do you picture yourself in a cozy three bedroom? Check out the home on Forrest Drive in Homewood. Plus more open houses happening this weekend.

All Weekend Long—July 12-14

Alabama State Steel-Tip Tournament 

Where: Birmingham Greyhound Racing. 1000 John Rogers Dr., Birmingham, AL 35235
Time: 6-9PM

Matilda The Musical 

Where: Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. 800 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: Wed.-Sat. 7:30PM; Tues.-Wed., Sat.-Sun. 2PM
Price: $20+
Tickets

Friday and Saturday—July 12-13

Taste the Source: Merroir & Terroir 

Where: Domestique Coffee. 3017 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7-10PM
Price: $75
Tickets

Saturday and Sunday—July 13-14

Alabama Comic Con 2018. Photo via Alabama Comic Con on Facebook

Alabama Comic Con 

Where: The BJCC. 1001 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: Sat. 10AM-6PM; Sun. 11AM-5PM
Price: $20-$40. Kids 10 and under–FREE
Tickets

Friday—July 12

Art on the Rocks. Photo via Birmingham Museum of Art

Art on the Rocks 

Where: Birmingham Museum of Art. 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Age: 18+
Time: 7-11PM
Price: BMA Members–$15; Non-Members–$25
Tickets

Art On The Rocks After Party 

Where: Paper Doll Bar. 2320 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 10:30PM-2AM

Proper Sake Tasting 

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

Bards & Brews Open Mic 

Where: Birmingham Public Library. 2100 Park Pl, Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 6:30-9PM
Price: FREE

The Little Red Hen. Photo via Birmingham Children’s Theatre on Instagram

The Little Red Hen 

Where: Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 10AM
Price: $10-$15
Tickets

The Goods 

Where: DanielDay Gallery. 3025 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8-11PM

A Night with DJ Supreme 

Where: Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar. 2015 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 9PM-1AM

Photo via Hammer & Stain

Sweet Home AL Workshop 

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 6-9PM
Price: $40
Tickets

The Get Up Kids 

Where: Saturn. 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8:30PM
Age: 18+
Price: $20-$24
Tickets

Punk Rock Art Show 

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

Hollis Brown, Onehundreds, VOLK 

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

Venture Boi + Matt Bryant 

Where: Mom’s Basement. 4411 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 9PM-Midnight

Front Porch Picket Sign 

Where: Makers DIY Experience. 720 Old Towne Rd., Birmingham, AL 35216
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Price: $60
Register

Saturday—July 13

Ensley Renaissance Festival 

Where: The Field of Hope (Ensley). 1601 Avenue K, Birmingham, AL 35218
Time: 1-7PM
Price: FREE
RSVP

BHAM Street Art Scavenger Hunt 

Where: Destination Birmingham. 1500 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 2PM
Price: $15-$50
Tickets

Clairmont Avenue Walking Trail Ribbon Cutting 

Where: Crestwood South Birmingham.
Time: 10AM-Noon

Art Ball Benefitting Cossa Riverkeepers 

Where: Roots & Revelry. 1623 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7PM-Midnight
Age: 19+
Price: $1

The Market 

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

Babes Who Brunch 

Where: Rojo. 2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 11AM-3PM

Toss Out Ovarian Cancer Cornhole Tournament 

Where: Avondale Brewing Company. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 2-6PM
Price: $40 per team
Register

Roger Torbert Artist Reception 

Where: Filter -Coffee Parlor. 1927 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 12-2PM
Price: FREE

Party for Prevention Alabama 

Where: Back Forty Beer Company. 3201 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 7-10PM
Price: $50-$100
Tickets

Luau Patio Party 

Where: Zydeco. 2001 15th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 9AM
Price: $10-$20
Tickets

Photo via Steel City Swing

Steel City Swing 

Where: The Market at Pepper Place. 2829 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 9-11:30AM

Soul Brunch 

Where: Crestwood Coffee. 5512 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212
Time: 10AM-2PM

2nd Saturday Park Clean Up 

Where: Five Points South Bham.
Time: 9AM-Noon

Christmas in July Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 4-7PM
Price: $55
Tickets

What’s That Plant? How to Identify Plants 

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 9AM-5PM
Price: Members–$85; Non-Members–$95
Register

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament 

Where: Cahaba Brewing Co. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 4-11PM
Price: $20

The Styrofoam Turtles, Jon Worthy and the Bends, Bible Belt, Long Bony Arms 

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

Patio Party 

Where: The Lab Bar & Kitchen. 808 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 5-9PM

Farmer’s Market 

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

Layers: A Collaborative Art Show by Paul Wilm & Peter Wilm 

Where: Manitou Supply. 4000 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 6-8:30PM
Price: FREE

Photo via Forstall Art Center

Impressionistic Birmingham with Amy Peterson 

Where: Forstall Art Center. 215 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 10AM-4PM
Price: $125 ($50 deposit)

Joshua Davis Jam 

Where: East Village Arts of Birmingham. 7611 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35206
Time: 7-10PM

BlueStages Lauren Mitchell 

Where: Magic City Blues Society.
Time: 7-10PM
Price: $20

Birmingham Legion FC vs. North Carolina 

Where: BBVA Field. 800 11th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7PM
Price: $15-$25
Tickets

The Crossbows 

Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co. 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6-9PM 

Sunday—July 14

The Wizard of Oz 

Where: Alabama Theatre. 1817 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 2PM
Price: $9
Tickets

Community Family Outing: Genealogy and You 

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

Brunch & Live Music 

Where: The Yard Birmingham at Elyton Hotel. 1928 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 11AM-2PM
Reservations

Billy Bob Thornton 

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

Prints & Patterns Workshop 

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 2-5PM
Price: $55
Tickets

Blackwater Brass 

Where: The Nick Rocks.
Time: 9PM
Age: 21+
Price: $6-$8
Tickets

Bastille Day Safe 

Where: LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1208 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Time: Noon-12PM
Time: Noon-12PM

Josh Mullican Sunday Brunch

Where: Avondale Common House. 4100 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 11AM-3PM

Upcoming Events

Dive into delicious burgers at the Birmingham Burger Fest. Photo via Katy Nowak

July 17: 5 Year Anniversary @ Wasabi Juan’s. Hwy 280 location 12-1PM; The Battery location–2-3PM.
July 19-21: Summer Showcase @ Diamonds Direct. Fri.-Sat. 10AM-8PM; Sun. 12-6PM.
July 20: McWane After Dark: Fly Me To the Moon @ McWane Science Center. 7:30-10:30PM. $15 advance; $20 at door. 21+. Tickets
July 27: Birmingham Burger Fest Benefiting the ALS Association @ Avondale Brewing Co.  11AM-3PM. Tickets.