50 weekend events in Birmingham, August 23-25, including Side Walk Film Festival

Celebrates films. Photo via Sidewalk Film Festival

It’s going to be a festive weekend in Birmingham. Here’s what’s happening in the Magic City, August 23-25.

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Featured Events

Dragon Breath and Beating Drums… Oh My!

Dragon boat race. Photo via Mitchell’s Place

On Saturday, August 24, Birmingham will experience something brand new—its first-ever Dragon Boat Race and Festival.

The event benefits Mitchell’s place, a totally cool preschool/outpatient clinic that helps kids/families affected by autism and other developmental disabilities.


During the event, expect plenty of dragon boats, races, live music, kids activities, food, art and more! Admission is FREE. 

Learn more.

Step Aside Children

It’s time for the adults (21+) to have the fun. On Friday, August 23, Iron City will be hosting an indoor adult game night. Get ready for beer pong and arcade games. 


More info/tickets.

Yum Yum Eat It Up

Carrigan’s Public House. Photo via Birmingham Restaurant Week

Birmingham Restaurant Week (#brw2019) wraps up this weekend. Before it ends, head out to participating restaurants for your fill of incredible eats and great deals. 

More info.


Get Those Ooh’s and Ahh’s

Fall will be here before you know it. Woo hoo! Check out these open houses that show off totally fall-worthy porches and more.

Calling All Film Buffs, Movie Goers and Goober-Lovin’ Candy-holics

Sunspot Pictures’ David Brower and Rick Pennington on location. Photo supplied

If you haven’t been to the Sidewalk Film Festival yet, now is the weekend to go! The event’s last day will be Sunday, August 25. So grab your tickets and your favorite candy and head downtown for an incredible weekend.

Use discount code BHAMNOW15 and save big! 


Tickets and event schedule.

All Weekend Long—August 23-25

Photo via Ash Homewood on Facebook

Birmingham Restaurant Week @ These Birmingham Restaurants. $10-$50.
Address: Varies by restaurant location

Sidewalk Film Festival @ Historical Theatre District, Birmingham, AL 35203. $30-$245. Tickets. DISCOUNT CODE: BHAMNOW15
Address: Varies by venue location

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

Friday and Saturday—August 23-24 

Karaoke @ The Brown Derby Bar & Grill. 8:30PM-1:30AM. 
Address: 3630 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222

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


Saturday and Sunday—August 24-25

Community Work Day @ Birmingham Yoga. 8AM-2PM
Address: 605 37th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Black Enough @ Birmingham Improv Theatre. 9:30PM. Sat. 9:30-11PM; Sun. 7-8:30PM.
Address: 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Friday—August 23

Asperger’s Are Us. Photo via Asperger’s Are Us on Facebook

Asperger’s Are Us Sketch Comedy Benefitting Children’s of Alabama @ Birmingham Improv Theatre. 7:30PM. $25-$40. Tickets.
Address: 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Friends Trivia Night @ The Heavenly Donut Co. 7-9:30PM. $5. Tickets.
Address: 4911 Cahaba River Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243

Beverage Holder @ Makers DIY Experience. 6:30PM. $125. Register.
Address: 720 Old Towne Rd., Birmingham, Alabama 35216

Adult Game Night @ Iron City. 8PM-1AM. 21+. $10-$20. Tickets.
Address: 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Aaron Lewis, State I’m In Tour @ Avondale Brewing Co. 7-10PM. $35-$160. Tickets
Address: 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Winston Ramble @ Saturn. 9PM-Midnight. 18+. $10. Tickets.
Address: 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Happy Fall Y’all Workshop @ Hammer & Stain. 6PM. $45. Register.
Address: 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216

Cody Howell @ Back Forty Beer Co. 6-9PM. FREE.
Address: 3201 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35222

93 Beaters @ Black Market Bar & Grill (5 Points). 9PM-Midnight. 21+. $5. 
Address: 1035 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Captain Midnight Band Birmingham @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 7:30-10:30PM. FREE. 
Address: 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

An Evening with Acoustic Assembly @ The Nick Rocks. 10PM. 21+. $8. Tickets.
Address: 2514 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Saturday—August 24

Photo via Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival on Facebook

Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival @ Historic 4th Avenue Business District. 5:30-6:30PM. FREE.
Address: 4th Avenue N. between 18th and 16th St.


Dragon Boat Festival Benefitting Mitchell’s Place @ East Lake Park. 8AM-1PM. FREE.
Address: 8101 4th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35206

Awards Show @ Lyric Theatre. 9-10:30PM. FREE.
Address: 1800 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Shorts: Start Here @ ASFA Recital Hall. 10:25AM-12:04PM. $15. Tickets.
Address: 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203

Shorts: Sidewalk Sampler @ ASFA Recital Hall. 8:15-9:47PM. $15. Tickets.
Address: 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203

This One’s For The Ladies @ RMTC Cabaret Theatre. 9:45-11:07PM. $15. Tickets
Address: 301 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Sidewalk Saturday Southern AF/Saturday Night After Party @ Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. 9PM-1AM. $25. Tickets.
Address: 20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222

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

Criminal Justice and Mass Incarceration Voices Blog Launch @ Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. 10AM-Noon. FREE.
Address: 520 16th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Williamsburg Lecture Demo A to Z @ Forstall Art Center. 10AM-Noon. $15. Tickets.
Address: 215 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

The Molly Ringwalds @ Avondale Brewing Co. 7:30PM. $17-$23. Tickets.
Address: 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Street Food Festival @ The Retreat (Mountain Brook). 11AM-2PM. 
Address: 1600 Sharpsburg Cir., Birmingham, AL 35213

Liquid Gold: The Power of Breastfeeding @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 2PM.
Address: 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203

Patio Pig Roast @ The Westin Birmingham. 5-8PM. $35. Tickets.
Address: 2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Black Jacket Symphony: Eagles Hotel California @ The BJCC. 8PM. $24.50-$29.50. Tickets.
Address: 1001 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

A Dreamer’s Masquerade Ball @ Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. 6:30-10:30PM. Price varies. Tickets.
Address: 4000 Grand Ave, Birmingham, AL 35226

Bottoms Up for Crohn’s & Colitis @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 1-4PM. $35. Tickets.
Address: 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222

11th Annual Tailgate Challenge @ The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs. 11AM-2PM. $15 (Kids 12 and under – FREE). Tickets
Address: 1700 29th Ct. S., Birmingham, AL 35209

Farmers Market @ Lee Branch. 7:30AM-Noon. FREE.
Address: 801 Doug Baker Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35242

Sweet Home Alabama Workshop @ Hammer & Stain. 4-7PM. 18+. $40. Register.
Address: 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216

Tiny Tyke Tales: Anything is Possible @ Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 10:30AM. $0-$15. Tickets.
Address: 2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Batavia Arrack & Swedish Punsch @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-3PM. FREE.
Address: 1208 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234

Local Author Lectures Featuring Jim Baggett @ Avondale Library. 10AM-Noon. 
Address: 509 40th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Sunday—August 25

Join in Yoga on the Terrace. Photo via Topgolf Birmingham

Yoga on the Terrace @ Topgolf Birmingham. 10-11AM. FREE.
Address: 1111 24th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234


Shorts: Alabama Narratives @ ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. 4:55-6:23PM. $15. Tickets.
Address: 800 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Mapplethorpe: Director’s Cut @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 4:45-6:35PM. $15. Tickets.
Address: 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203

The Karate Kid @ McWane Science Center. 3:30-5:36PM. $15. Tickets.
Address: 200 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Wooden Barn Quilt @ Makers DIY Experience. 2PM. $25. Register.
Address: 720 Old Towne Rd., Birmingham, Alabama 35216

Community Drum Jam @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 4-6PM. FREE.
Address: 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Birmingham, brunch, 1st and 23rd, food, restaurants
Brunch. Photo via 1st and 23rd

Sunday Soul Food Brunch @ 1st and 23rd. 11AM-4PM.
Address: 2300 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

 Walden & Stop Light Observations @ Saturn. 8PM. 18+. FREE.
Address: 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Brunch and Bubbles Bridal Show @ City Club Birmingham. 11AM-2PM. FREE.
Address: 1901 6th 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

ASO Maestro Carlos Izcaray, Mayor Randall Woodfin and others at a previous Maestro’s Ball. Photo supplied

August 28: imerge 2019 @ Iron City. 3:30-10PM. $75-$150. Tickets.
August 29: One Year Anniversary @ Magic City Dentistry. 4:30-7PM. FREE
September 6: ASO Maestro’s Ball @ UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. $100+. Tickets.
September 8: ASAN’s Graze Birmingham @ Avondale Brewing Co. 5-8PM. $10-$45. Register.


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