Phish performs, a market brunch at The Lumbar + more, July 31-Aug. 2

Birmingham, gatos and beans
The trick my cats should learn but won’t. Photo via @gatosandbeans

The weekend kicks off with a live online concert, pop-up shops and more. Don’t miss what’s happening around Birmingham, July 31-August 2.

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For Your Viewing Pleasure

Birmingham, Sidewalk Film Festival
Grab your fave sweet treat. Photo via Sidewalk Film Festival

Buckle up for the ultimate movie-goers experience—the 2020 Sidewalk Film Festival at the Grand River Drive-In rolls in August 24-30. Here are 12 can’t miss filmsTickets on sale now. *Score 15% off with discount code BHAMNOW15.* 

Get pumped for the festival with Sidewalk Film Festival’s Mix + Flix: Virtual Movie-Inspired Cocktail Party and Fundraiser on Saturday, August 8 from 5-7PM. Location: your computer. Make the party even better by ordering a Movie-Inspired Home Bar KitJoin the party here

The End-All-Be-All to Living

Birmingham, Mercantile on Morris
The threshold at Mercantile on Morris is one of the cool historical details of the space. Photo via Wade Cline for Bham Now

A new residential and commercial development is opening soon on Morris Avenue and we. can’t. wait. From astounding views to ultimate downtown living, here are 5 reasons to be excited. The best news—units are still available. Call 205.579.9696 or email to schedule a tour.

Outdoor Education for the Win

Birmingham, EcoScape
BSC EcoScape sunflower. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Due to COVID-19, educators are seeking creative ways to get their students outdoors into fresh air learning environments. The solution—EcoScapes. Discover how 11 new EcoScapes are making their way to Village Creek area school campuses with help from Birmingham-Southern College’s environmental education program.

Print It, Park It, Nail It

Job hunting just got cooler with Express Employment Professionals Drive-Up Hiring Day. Print off that resume and plan to attend on Tuesday, August 4 from 9AM-2PM. Open positions range from professional jobs to skilled trades. Bring your appetite—the Milo’s food truck will be on site to keep things tasty. Bonus:all applicants are eligible to enter a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card. Cha-ching!

A Seedy Mystery

Don’t open the seeds! Photo via the Washington State Department of Agriculture

Another 2020 curveball has been thrown our way. People have been receiving unsolicited packages of seeds by mail. Dig this…it’s been confirmed by the USADA and ADAI. Here’s everything you need to know including what to do if you receive any. HINT: DON’T PLANT THEM! 

A Significant Deal 

Birmingham, Forest Park
The property at 3900 Clairmont Ave. S., now in the hands of Dunn Real Estate. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

A prominent storefront in Forest Park’s charming downtown is in new hands. Dunn Real Estate purchased the property, which is home to local shops like Dreamers Supply Co and The Rougaroux. What does this mean? Full story here

Weekend Entertainment

Remember: Alabama’s mask ordinance has been extended until August 31. So mask up before venturing out. 

For more events, check out some of the team in Now the Weekend’s Video Edition

Friday-Saturday, August 1-2

Dinner & Tunes @ Tin Roof. 6-9PM. Reservations.

Friday, July 31

Phish Live Online Event. 7:30-10:30PM. Register + Stream Here.

Fri-YAY @ Pinspiration. 5-8PM. $5. Tickets.

L.I.T (Legit Interval Training) Fitness Class @ Railroad Park. 6:30-7:30PM. $10. 

Saturday, August 1

Market Brunch @ The Lumbar. 10AM. 

10th annual Memorial Race For A Cure benefiting the American Cancer Society & Male Breast Cancer @ Sayre Speedway. 8PM. Adults – $15, Kids (4-11) – $5, Kids (3 + under) – FREE. 

Pop-Up Shop via @woodlawnjewelryco & @thesmallwoods. 10AM-1PM. 

House Plant Collect Popup @ Good People Brewing Co. 2-7PM. 

Palm Party with Redmont Vodka @ Redmont Roof Top. 3-7PM. $10. Tickets

Jamaican Rums & Allspice Dram @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-3PM. 

B.E. Expose @ Everything Nice Boutique. 1-5PM. FREE.

Len Park Trio: Rockin’ Red Shamrock @ The Red Shamrock Pub. 6PM. 

Beats & Ball Games @ Tin Roof. 1-4PM.

Sunday, August 2 

We SUNDAZE Day Party 90s Edition @ Unplugged Bar. 5-11PM. FREE. RSVP.

Community Pop Up @ Big Daddy BBQ Sauce. 4-8PM. 

Free Live Streaming That and The Get Down Stay Down @ Saturn. 8-11PM. FREE. Stream Here

Post Brunch Boogie Down @ Tin Roof. 1-4PM. Reservations.

Coming Up Next…

Friday-Saturday, August 7-8: St. Elias Food and Cultural Festival (drive-thru/Take out only) @ St. Elias Maronite Church.

Saturday, August 8: Mix + Flix: Virtual Movie-Inspired Cocktail Party and Fundraiser via Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema. 5-7PM. RSVP

Dough-Saving Deals

Our Small Business Guide offers over 600 local deals, curbside pickup and delivery. These 5 deals that are a must-grab:

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