50 events in Birmingham this weekend, August 16-18, including Picasso Pets

Animal and human smiles. Photo via Hand in Paw on Facebook

The weekend is here and it’s going to be H.O.T! Literally and figuratively. Here’s what’s happening August 16-18 in Birmingham.

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Featured Events

Prepare To Dine

Lucky Cat in Homewood. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

August 16-25 marks the 10th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW). The event celebrates Birmingham’s amazing culinary scene while supporting REV Birmingham’s mission of creating vibrant commercial districts. With 55+ restaurants participating, be sure to grab a seat and enjoy an amazing meal. Learn more

Love, Peace, Grooving and 90’s Stuff

For a weekend of live music, head to Iron City. Here’s the lineup:


Let Us All Say L’Chaim

On Sunday, August 18, the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center will honor Alabama’s Holocaust Survivors and their families during their annual fundraising event—L’Chaim (“to live”). The event takes place in the Jemison Concert Hall at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center from 2:30-4PM. Tickets here

Too Hot To Handle

That gorgeous blue! Shades Crest Road in Hoover, AL. Photo via RealtySouth

The best way to beat the heat this weekend is cooling off in the A/C in these 47 open houses.

All Weekend Long—August 16-18

Dreamland BBQ serving up some Birmingham classics. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Birmingham Restaurant WeekThese Birmingham Restaurants. $10-$50.
Address: Varies by restaurant


Green Chile Festival @ Chuy’s. Fri.-Sat. 11AM-11PM; Sun. 11AM-10PM.
Address: 216 Summit Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35243

Friday and Saturday—August 16-17

Live Music Weekends @ 1st and 23rd. 9PM-Midnight. 
Address: 2300 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

The Cake @ Terrific New Theatre. 8PM. $25. Tickets.
Address: 2821 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Yellow by Del Shores @ Theatre Downtown. Fri. 8-10PM; Sat. 2-4PM. $20. Tickets.
Address: 2410 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Saturday and Sunday—August 17-18

Mayhem on the Mountain @ Oak Mountain State Park. 8AM-5PM. Price varies. Tickets.
Address: 200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, AL 35124


Friday—August 16

Everyone could use a little “amore!” Photo via Alabama Multicultural Organization on Facebook

AMOR Night Out @ The Pizitz Food Hall. 5PM. FREE.
Address: 1821 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Sweet Home Brews Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama @ Pepper Place. 6-9:30PM. $22-$47. Tickets.
Address: 2829 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205

The Hip Abduction with Artikal Sound System @ Avondale Brewing Co. 8-10PM. $14-$15. Tickets.
Address: 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Cocktails with Demian @ The Lab Bar and Kitchen. 5-8PM. $50. Tickets.
Address: 808 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Third Friday Crystal Wire Wrapping Workshop @ Kind Roots Yoga. 6-8PM. $15. Register.
Address: 825 39th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

The SteelDrivers @ Lyric Fine Arts Theatre. 8PM. $57. Tickets.
Address: 1800 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Jen Kirkman @ Saturn. 7PM. 18+. $25-$30. Tickets.
Address: 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Art at Night Outdoors @ Studio 2500. 7-9PM. FREE.
Address: 2500 26th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35234

Vinyl Rock @ Superior Grill. 7-11PM. 
Address: 4701 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242

Fr3sh Market Music Party @ B.O.S.S. Ultra Bar & Lounge. 8PM-Midnight. 
Address: 312 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Baby Boomers Show Featuring Rock Candy Band @ Iron City. 8PM. $10-$15. Tickets.
Address: 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Capesino Rum Launch Party @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 5-7PM. FREE.
Address: 1208 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234

Taylor Hollingsworth “Tap Dancin’ Daddy” Record Release Party @ Seasick Records. 6-7PM. FREE.
Address: 5508 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35212

Aquatic Dreams Art Opening @ DanielDay Gallery. 6-9PM. FREE.
Address: 3025 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Soul Desert & Boss Rush @ Dave’s Pub. 10PM-1AM. FREE.
Address: 1128 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Saturday—August 17

Picasso Pets. Photo via Hand in Paw

Picasso Pets Benefitting Hand in Paw @ The Grand Bohemian Hotel. 6-10PM. $250. Tickets
Address: 2655 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223

Boiling ’N’ Bragging @ Otey’s Tavern. 6-9PM. $30 (Kids 10 and under – FREE). Tickets.
Address: 224 Country Club Park, Birmingham, AL 35213

Mustache The Band @ Iron City. 8PM. $15-$20. Tickets.
Address: 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 1-5PM. $5-$15. Tickets.
Address: 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Fairytales and Frogs Day @ The Birmingham Zoo. 10AM-2PM. $12-$17. Tickets.
Address: 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223

Hand Select Barrel Cocktail Dinner @ John’s City Diner. 6:30-9:30PM. $90.
Address: 112 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, AL 35203


What a sweet face! Photo via Greater Birmingham Humane Society on Facebook

Clear The Shelter Adoption Event @ Greater Birmingham Humane Society. 9AM-5PM. 
Address: 300 Snow Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209

Breweries of Birmingham Crawfish Boil @ The Lab Bar and Kitchen. 5-8PM. $50. Tickets.
Address: 808 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205

The March Quilts @ Ruffner Mountain. 10AM-1PM. FREE. Register.
Address: 1214 81st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35206

Intro to Soldering @ Red Mountain Makers. 1-4PM. $35-$45. Tickets.
Address: 5502 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35212

End of Summer Beach Bash @ Zydeco. 9PM. 18+. $10-$20. Tickets.
Address: 2001 15th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205

The Official Bham Black Pride Party @ Saturn. 8PM-2AM. $15. Tickets.
Address: 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Bham Black Pride Lez Day Party @ 1st and 23rd. 2-6PM. 
Address: 2300 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Get your popcorn here! Photo via The Market at Pepper Place on Facebook

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

Community Day @ Ensley Recreation Center. 10:30AM-2:30PM. FREE. Register
Address: 2800 Avenue K, Birmingham, AL 35218

Just a Call Away 5K & Fun Run Benefiting Crisis Center, Inc. @ Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. 8AM. $20-$35. Register.
Address: 20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222

Havana Nights Autism Shines Gala @ Regions Field. 6-10PM. $85-$150. Tickets.
Address: 1401 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233


Sunday—August 18

L’Chaim @ UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. 2:30-4PM. $25-$50. Tickets.
Address: 1200 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35294

I Sing for Ice Cream @ Railroad Park. 4-7PM. FREE.
Address: 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

The Engaged Collective Bridal Event @ Haven. 1-4PM. Tickets.
Address: 2515 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Ben Moseley & The Contraband LIVE @ Tin Roof. 10PM. 
Address: 2709 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

3rd Sunday Jazz Jam Night @ Brennan’s Irish Pub. 6-9PM. 
Address: 1108 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Theme Show – Back to School @ Rojo. 7:30-9:30PM. 
Address: 2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205

Sunday Sunset Wine Down @ Havana on 1st. 4-9PM. 
Address: 2312 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

LGBTQ Sunday Walk and Job @ Birmingham AIDS Outreach. 5-7PM. FREE.
Address: 205 32nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Upcoming Events

Vino & Van Gogh in 2018. Photo courtesy of United Ability

August 20: 9th Annual Taste of Birmingham @ Haven. 6-9PM. $40-$2500. Tickets.
August 22: Vino & Van Gogh @ Haven. 6PM. $45+. Tickets.
August 19-25: Sidewalk Film Festival @ Historical Theatre District, Birmingham, AL 35203. $30-$245. Tickets
August 24: Dragon Boat Festival @ East Lake Park. 8AM-1PM. FREE.
August 28: imerge2019 @ Iron City. 3:30-10PM. $75-$150. Tickets.

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