11 September events in Birmingham, including Movies on Tap at Avondale Brewing Company

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Dogs, outdoors, friends equals everything. Photo via @whamrick1090

So long August. September is moving in! Make it a month to remember with these must-attend events happening around Birmingham.

Ring a Bell for Rosies

On September 2, the Birmingham Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association will host “Ring a Bell for Rosies.” So grab that bell and get ready to ring it in honor of all the Rosies who worked on the homefront in WWII.

Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum on Facebook

Address: Vulcan Park and Museum. 1701 Valley View Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
Date: Monday, Sept. 2
Time: 11AM-Noon
Price: FREE


90s Bar Crawl: Birmingham

Let it pour. Photo via Innisfree Irish Pub on Facebook

Step back in time when slap bracelets and grunge plaid were all the rage during the 90s Bar Crawl: Birmingham.

Some of Birmingham’s best bars will be participating, including Innisfree Irish Pub and Nana Funks. Expect awesome drink specials, 90s music and more!

So dress in your fave 90s gear and hit the bars. The best part—you can belt out that Fresh Prince theme song loud and proud. No judgement from me about that one ever. You know I know all the words!

Date: Sat., Sept. 21
Time: 3-10PM
Address: Innisfree Pub. 710 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Age: 21+

Movies On Tap

Enjoy movies with friends and family starting September 3. Photo via Avondale Brewing Company on Facebook

Something all-new is coming to Avondale Brewing Co. Every Tuesday, starting this September, Buffalo Rock Company will be hosting Movies On Tap. 

Two movies will screen each week—one for kids, followed by one for adults.

So bring a blanket, grab some popcorn and sodas (free), and, of course, a beer and enjoy the show!

For what’s playing each week, be sure to follow Avondale Brewing Co. on social.

First movies up on September 3: Finding Nemo and Rudy

Date: Every Tues., Sept. 3, 17 & 24
Time: 7-11PM
Price: FREE
Address: Avondale Brewing Co. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

ASO Maestro’s Ball

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

Love the Alabama Symphony Orchestra? Then the Maestro Ball is one event you won’t want to miss. 

The evening will be filled with:

  • Incredible food from two of Birmingham’s hottest chefs Chris and Idie Hastings, and Birmingham catering extraordinaire Katie Wilson.
  • Wine from Susan and Tom Lowder of Holman Ranch, the Curtain Family and DuMOL.
  • Music from the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

Learn more about this must-attend event.

Date: Fri., Sept. 6
Time: 6PM
Address: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. 1200 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35294
Price: $100+

Taste of Five Points

Five Points South, Birmingham, AL. Photo via Five Points South Bham on Facebook

Celebrate food and culture during the third annual Taste of Five Points event. Hosted by the Five Points Alliance, the event sheds light on all the accomplishments made to help revitalize the Five Points neighborhood.

During the event:

  • Try delicious food samples from some of Five Points hottest restaurants.
  • Watch participants in the Five Points Storyteller competition perform and entertain.
  • Discover which Birmingham’s Solo & Duet Singer/Songerwriter will win the title of Five Points Star.

Find out more.

Date: Sun., Sept. 8
Time: Noon-4PM
Address: Brother Bryan Park. 2100 Magnolia Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Price: $20-$30 (Kids 12 and under – FREE)

Graze: Birmingham

Does fresh, local food excite you? Then be sure to attend Alabama Sustainable Agriculture’s 5th Annual Graze: Birmingham event.

  • Sample eats from 17 local farmer-chef pairs.
  • Listen to music.
  • Plug into the local foodie scene.

Find out more.

Date: Sun., Sept. 8
Time: 5-8PM
Address: Avondale Brewing Co. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: Tickets are sold on a sliding scale. Name your own price within the ranges given. Adults: $25-75 (recommended price: $45); Kids 13+: $5-15 (recommended price: $10)

Zoo Gala 2019: South American Sizzle ’n Samba

Do you recognize that elephant statue? Photo via The Birmingham Zoo on Facebook

On Friday, September 13, get fancy for ZooGala 2019: South American Sizzle ’n Samba.

The event will take place at the Birmingham Zoo’s new Hugh Kaul Plaza and will feature:

  • Dinner
  • Dancing
  • Music
  • And more!

An online auction will also go live on Thursday, September 5, so keep your eyes on updates from The Birmingham Zoo on social. 

Attire: black tie optional.

Date: Sept. 13
Time: 7-10PM
Address: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Age: 21+
Price: $250

Fall Plant Sale

Loaded up and ready to plant. Photo via Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Facebook

Do you have a green thumb? Then be sure to attend the Fall Plant sale at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 

Here’s what will be on sale:

  • Sustainable trees
  • Shrubs
  • Herbs
  • Perennials
  • Camelias
  • And more!

Plant sales benefit the ongoing stewardship and enhancement of the Gardens, educational programs and outreach activities. 

Date: Sat., Sept 14-Sun., Sept. 15
Time: Sat. 9AM-4PM; Sun. 11AM-3PM
Address: Blount Plaza at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223

Birmingham’s Small Business Expo

Photo via The BJCC on Facebook

It’s time to network during Birmingham’s Small Business Expo at The BJCC.

This one-day event is the largest business-to-business networking event, trade show and conference for anyone interested in starting a small business in Birmingham.

  • Build new business relationships
  • Participate in cutting-edge and business-building workshops/seminars
  • Exchange ideas
  • Shop for new vendors
  • Learn from leading industry experts
  • And more!

Date: Sat., Sept. 28
Time: 7AM
Address: The BJCC. 1001 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: FREE

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Join The Walk on September 29. Photo via Heart of Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer’s

If you’re looking for a way to support a local fundraiser this September, consider the Alzheimer Associations Walk to End Alzheimers. 

The event will bring the community together for a two mile fundraising walk (or run if you’d like) to raise awareness and funds for the Alabama Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The event is:

  • Family friendly
  • For all ages
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dog friendly (leashes are a must!)

The walk also features a Promise Garden—and it’s just as colorful and unique as it sounds. Learn more

Date: Sun., Sept. 29
Time: Registration at 1:00 pm, Walk Ceremony at 3:00pm, Walk at 3:15pm (rain or shine)
Address: Sloss Furnaces. 20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222 

AL Multicultural Street Fair

Dance at The Pizitz. Photo via Alabama Multicultural Organization on Facebook

Experience the cultural diversity and heritage of Alabama during the AL Multicultural Street Fair. This exciting family-friendly event will showcase local talent and artistry through:

  • 30+ vendors
  • International foods
  • Drinks
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Performances

Date: Sun., Sept. 29
Time: Noon-5PM
Address: The Pizitz. 1821 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: $8-$30

What else is happening this September in Birmingham? Let us know what you’re looking forward to.

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