50 events this weekend in Birmingham, including Art Alive! and Burger Fest

Woo hoo! It’s the weekend. Photo by Katy Nowak

It’s going to be an exciting weekend in Birmingham! Here’s what’s happening July 26-28.

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Featured Events

Freeeeedom! 

Birmingham Freedom Fest—an all-new music festival—is Saturday. And it’s one celebration you won’t want to miss! Participating artists: 8 Ball, Musiq SoulChild, Alvin Garrett and more.

Burgers Up!

Birmingham Burger Fest 2018. Photo by Katy Nowak

Birmingham Burger Fest is Saturday, y’all! Is your mouth watering? Benefitting the Alabama Chapter of the ALS Association, this event will make your heart and belly smile. Expect live music, craft beer and burgers that will make you swoon  Tickets and drool-worthy burger photos here.


Let’s Get Arty

Who doesn’t love Chris Davis’ dog portraits? Photo supplied

Food. Drinks. Music. ART. Need I say more? This Saturday, get live at Art Alive! benefitting AIDS Alabama. You’ll have the chance to watch eight local artists create original artwork onsite. Could it get any radder? Tickets and details.

Looking For a Thrill?

Matilda (Ramsay Whitney) playing a prank on her mean spirited father. Photo by Stewart Edmonds

Then be sure to catch the Tony Award-winning show, Matilda The Musical. For a chance to see Matilda, Ms. Honey and even the Trunchbull perform live, grab your tickets now!

Time For Tech

From Sloss Tech 2017. From Sloss Tech 2019 Facebook page

Sloss Tech is back again with their Women in Tech panel on August 2. And it’s gonna be AWESOME! Check out the panelists and be sure to purchase those tickets!


Easy Breezy Weekend Ahead?

Then stroll through these must-see open houses around Birmingham. Wowza!

All Weekend Long—July 26-28

Matilda The Musical is at Birmingham’s Dorothy Jemison Day Theater until Aug 4 (Photo by Stewart Edmonds)

Matilda The Musical @ Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. Fri.-Sat. 7:30PM; Sun. 2pm. Tickets.
Address: 800 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Mary Poppins Jr. @ Virginia Samford Theatre. Fri. 7:30-8:30PM; Sat. 11AM-Noon, 7:30-8:30PM; Sun. 2:30-3:30PM. $15-$40. Tickets.
Address: 1116 26th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205


Friday and Saturday—July 26-27 

Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown @ Birmingham Festival Theatre. 8PM. 8:30-10:30PM. $15-$25. Tickets.
Address: 1901 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Drawing the Still Life with Charcoal with John Rise @ Forstall Art Center. 10AM-4PM. $175.
Address: 215 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Friday—July 26

Photo via The Regrettes on Facebook

The Regrettes @ Saturn. 8-9PM. 16+. $12. Tickets.
Address: 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Steel Magnolias @ Alabama Theatre. 7PM. $9. Tickets.
Address: 1817 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Manchester Orchestra Live in Birmingham @ Avondale Brewing Co. 6:30PM-Midnight. $25-$30. Tickets.
Address: 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Hope in the Ham @ The Birmingham Zoo. 7-10PM. $40—$70. Tickets.
Address: 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223

Harry Potter Trivia Night @ The Heavenly Donut Co. 7-9:30PM. 
Address: 4911 Cahaba River Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243

The Great Crossroads Project: Brazil + US @ East Village Arts of Birmingham. Fri. 7-9PM. Sat. 4-6PM.
Address: 7611 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35206

Frank Foster @ Iron City. 8PM. $18-$25. Tickets.
Address: 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233


Eat a Peach: An Allman Bros. Tribute @ Zydeco. 9:30PM. $10. 18+. Tickets.
Address: 2001 15th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Salsa & Sangria with Forma @ The Pizitz. 6-8PM. $12. Tickets.
Address: 120 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Maysara Natural Wine Tasting @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 5-7PM. FREE.
Address: 1208 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234

Beverage Holder @ Makers DIY Experience. 6:30-8:30PM. $125. Register.
Address: 720 Olde Towne Rd., Birmingham, AL 35216

Christmas in July Workshop @ Hammer & Stain. 6-9PM. 18+. $55. Tickets.  
Address: 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216

Bottoms up! Photo via Ghost Train Brewing Co.

Juco @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 7-10PM. 
Address: 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

The Divines @ Back Forty Beer Co. 5-8PM. 
Address: 3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222

Saturday—July 27

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

Birmingham BurgerFest Benefitting Alabama Chapter of the ALS Association @ Avondale Brewing Co. 11AM-3PM. $20. Tickets.
Address: 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Art Alive! Benefitting AIDS Alabama @ Canary Gallery. 6-9PM. $50. Tickets.
Address: 2201 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Freedom Fest Birmingham @ Kelly Ingram Park. 12-8PM. $33.50. Tickets.
Address: 5th Avenue North & 16th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Southern Folk Medicine @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 12:30-4:30PM. Members $50; Non-Members $60. Register.
Address: 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223

Grand Opening @ Studio By The Tracks. 10AM-3PM. FREE.
Address: 301 20th St. S., Irondale, AL 35210

The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. FREE.
Address: 2829 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Bobby Rush @ Iron City. 8PM. $10-$35. Tickets.
Address: 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Portrait of a Lady @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 2-3PM. FREE.
Address: 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203

Interstellar Sunday Jam Benefitting Sidewalk Cinema @ Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration. 3-8PM. 
Address: 4808, 260A Regency Park Dr., Alabaster, AL 35007

Chris Cruz Workshop: Christmas in July @ Alabama Art Supply. 10AM-Noon. $75. Register: 205.322.4741.
Address: 1006 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Rethunk Junk Refinishing Workshop @ Hammer & Stain. 4-7PM. 18+. $68. Register.
Address: 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216

2nd Annual Vulcans Cornhole Classic @ Erskine Ramsay Park 2. 12:30-6PM. $30-$40. Register.
Address: Birmingham, AL 35213


Make your own clock. Photo via Makers DIY Experience

Clock Workshop @ Makers DIY Experience. 5-7PM. $75. Register.
Address: 720 Olde Towne Rd., Birmingham, AL 35216

Mike Grecian Color Workshop: Color Applications @ Alabama Art Supply. 10AM-4PM. $100. Register: 205.322.4741.
Address: 1006 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Limitless Alliance L.I.Y. Graphic Workshop @ Five Points West Regional Library. 10AM-12:30PM. Register.
Address: 4812 Ave W., Birmingham, AL 35208

July Birthday Party @ Brown Derby Bar & Grill. 7PM-2AM. 
Address: 3630 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Soul Food Saturdays @ Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens. 11:30AM-3PM. $10.
Address: 331 Cotton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211

4th Saturday Serve @ Linn Park. 9AM-Noon. 
Address: 710 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Brunch & Live Music @ The Yard Birmingham at Elyton Hotel. 11AM-2PM. Reservations.
Address: 1928 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Paint Class – Venetian Technique @ The Mercantile by Miller. 10AM. $45. 
Address: 5287 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242

Farmer’s Market @ Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church. 8AM-Noon. FREE.
Address: 3405 Brookwood Rd., Mountain Brook, AL 35223

Wine tasting. Photo via the Grand Bohemian Hotel

Wine Blending @ The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook. 6-7:30PM. $92.
Address: 2655 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223

Max Frost @ Saturn. 9-10PM. 18+. FREE.
Address: 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Sunday—July 28

Community Family Outing: Arts Museum @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 3PM. 
Address: 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203


Ragin Cajun Shrimp and Crawfish Boil @ Tin Roof. Noon-11PM. $27. Tickets.
Address: 2709 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

A Star is Born (1954) @ Alabama Theatre. 2PM. $9. Tickets.
Address: 1817 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Personalized LEGO Tray Workshop @ Hammer & Stain. 2PM. $40. Register.
Address: 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216


Storytellers Comedy Show @ Birmingham Festival Theatre. 7-8:30PM. $15.
Address: 1901 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Gallery Talk with Curator Christina Renfer Vogel @ Ground Floor Contemporary. 2-3PM. 
Address: 111 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Portrait of a Lady @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 2-3PM. FREE.
Address: 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203


Dahlia Day @ Stone Hollow Farmstead. 4-8PM. $5-$18.
Address: 2006 Dead Hollow Rd. N., Harpersville, AL 35078

Black Bear FC vs Georgia Revolution for Hope to Homeless Outreach @ West Homewood Athletic Center. 5PM. $5. 
Address: 123 W. Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209

Upcoming Events

Brian King Joseph will be performing at United Ability’s 3rd Annual Journey of Hope, August 3rd at the Alys Stephens Center. Photo via United Ability

Aug. 1: NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest: Best of Alabama @ Saturn Birmingham. 8PM. 18+. $12-$25. Tickets
Aug. 2: Sloss Tech’s Women in Tech Panel @ The Lyric. 8AM-5PM. $150+. Tickets.
Aug. 2: Glow for a Cure @ Highland Park Golf Course. 4:30-10:30PM. $200. 
Aug. 3: Journey of Hope @ UAB’s Alys Stephens Center (Jemison Concert Hall). 7PM. $50-$1000. Tickets.


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