The Black Jacket Symphony presents Queen at the Hoover Met drive in + more events, June 26-28

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Have you heard about the many things happening in Birmingham this week? Don’t miss this recap plus cool events to check out this weekend, June 26-28.

Let’s Get Crafty

A week and weekend filled with rain has me feeling crafty (and sleepy).  Don’t miss these 5 shops offering inspiring crafts and works of art:

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From Mess to Success

Can you imagine if this was your kitchen pantry? Photo via Closets by Design’s Facebook

When you have kids, maintaining an organized pantry is anything but easy. In my house, the best solution is to just shut the door and run. But there are lots of easy hacks to take your pantry from mess to kid-friendly masterpiece. Just check out these tips from Closets by Design.

Livin’ La Vida Mocha

Everything’s good over ice. Photo via Seed Coffee Co.’s Facebook page

When summer rolls in, it’s time to replace that hot, steamy cup of coffee with one that’s cold and refreshing. Here are 10 spots to score an iced coffee around Birmingham. Wow, am I craving a frothy coffee frap now.

The Big Leagues

EMBA grad Jonathan Lewis gives a thumbs-up for getting that degree!  Alabama EMBA

From working professional to top executive, an EMBA degree and education can create amazing opportunities. Learn how The Executive MBC Program at The University of Alabama is making it possible. 

Making an Impact

Birmingham, Miles College, mural
A rough sketch of the design for the mural. Photo via Fitz Hand Painted Signs on Facebook

Birmingham is no stranger to murals. Now, Miles College will be the first and only Historical Black College or University in the area to have a Black Lives Mural on its campus. Full story

You go girl!

Ramsay High School team breaks huddle before game. Photo courtesy of Ramsay High School

There’s no stopping a true athlete from crushing the game. From overcoming diversity to making a difference in their community, follow the journey of these inspiration female high school athletes in Birmingham. 

Weekend Entertainment

Show off that cool mask, follow social distancing guidelines… you know the drill! 

For even more events, check out the team in Now the Weekend—Video Edition.

Friday-Saturday, June 26-27

National Mocktail Day (Free Drink!) @ Main Street Collectibles (Gardendale). 4-8PM. 

Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28

Barber Track Day @ Barber Motorsports Park. 7AM-5PM. Price: Varies. Tickets.

Grand Re-Re-Opening @ Carrigan’s Beer Garden. Noon-7PM.

Friday, June 26

Family Night Out @ Pinspiration Birmingham. 4-7PM. 

Farmers Market @ Ross Bridge. 4-8PM. 

Virtual Italian Wine Virtual Tasting @ Classic Wine Company. 5:30-6:30PM. 

The Black Jacket Symphony presents Queen’s A Night At The Opera (Drive In Listen) @ Hoover Metropolitan Complex. 8-9:30PM. Price Varies. Tickets.

Manic Vision @ Crestwood Tavern. 9PM. 

Matt Bennett Band @ Tin Roof Birmingham. 10PM. 

Saturday, June 27

Farmers Market Drive Up @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. Pre-Order Here

Autocross at Barber Proving Ground @ Barber Motorsports Park. 7AM-4PM. First Timers – $65 | Non-Members – $75. Register.

Pop-Up Market Benefitting Mental Health Awareness @ The Battery Event Space. 10AM-2PM. $6.10. Tickets.

Saturday Lunch Truck Rally Hosted by Little London Kitchen @ 162 Oxmoor Rd., Birmingham 35209. 11AM-2PM.

Tahitian Vanilla Bar @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 11AM-3PM. FREE. 

Reds, Whites & Blues @ Can-N-Bird Winery (Chelsea). 11AM-5PM. 

Spring Wine Festival @ Corbin Farms Winery (Calera). 11AM-6PM. FREE Admission. 

Volleyball Tournament @ SideBar. 12:30PM. Register.

Seltzer Summer Saturdays @ Tin Roof. 1-4PM. 

Grand Opening @ Redeaux’s Bistreaux (Center Point). 3PM.

Eat a Peach: An Allman Brothers Tribute @ Avondale Brewing Co. 7:30-10:30PM. $10. Tickets

Sunday, June 28

Makers Market @ Wild Roast Cafe (Hoover). 11AM-5PM. 

Anna Hope Live @ Iron City Billiards. 3-6PM.

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