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Happenings are beginning to happen again around Birmingham. From Hand in Paw’s Mutt Strut to a Montevallo Arts Fest and a new play at Virginia Samford Theatre, here’s your weekend guide for April 16-18.
This Weekend in the Magic City
75 cent steal
Friday, April 16 is the 75th anniversary of Milo’s Hamburgers. Grab a spot in line at your nearest location because they’ll be offering 75-cent original hamburgers and original cheeseburgers via drive-in + drive-thru on this special day.
What goes down in Suite 719?
Wear it like royalty
For jewels + gems that will make you say Wow!, visit Diamonds Direct for their spring showcase, April 16-24. I’ll be the girl at the counter with hearts for eyes.
Kick substance use disorder (SUD) in the butt by taking part in Addiction Prevention Coalition’s END HEROIN BHAM 16.6 Challenge, Friday, April 16-Friday, April 30. The virtual event is the perfect opportunity to raise funds/spread awareness about SUD while performing an activity of your choice. You can even join others taking part in the Challenge by sharing your story on social media using the hashtag #EHBChallenge. Sign up here.
Football fans hit the trifecta on Saturday, April 17 with 3 springtime games including the annual McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola + the Alabama + Auburn A-Day games. Details here.
Fashion, art, crafts + more
Find fun for the whole family Saturday, April 17 during Grand River Fest at The Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds. 11AM-5PM. Admission is FREE.
From fine arts to fine craft works
Artists and artisans will line Orr Park in Montevallo Saturday, April 17 during the Montevallo Arts Fest. Expect live music, food trucks, balloon animals + more. 10AM-5PM. Admission is FREE.
A puppy good time
Grab your pup and join Hand in Paw (HIP) for the annual Mutt Strut: Dog-Friendly 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 17. This year’s event will be virtual, so you can run or walk at your leisure at any location you’d like. I suggest following one of HIP’s dog-friendly race routes across Birmingham—you’ll even have access to a curated music playlist to make your virtual race even more exciting. Learn more + sign up.
Coming up next weekend…
- Friday-Sunday, April 23-25: Magic City Art Connection @ Sloss Furnaces. Fri, NOON-6PM, Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 10AM-5PM. $10-$12. Kids 15 + under – FREE.
- Saturday-Sunday, April 24-25: Corks & Chefs @ Sloss Furnaces. 11:30AM-1PM + 1:30-3PM. $40 day of event. Order $30 advance tickets by April 23.
- Saturday, April 24: 15th Annual A Night at the Oscars benefiting Mitchell’s Place @ The Theodore + Virtual. In-person event – 6PM, Virtual Event – 6:30PM. $200+. Tickets.
- Saturday, April 24: Color Bham Community Mural @ The Pizitz. 11AM. FREE.
For even more going on this weekend in The Magic City, check out Now the Weekend—Video Edition.
In case you missed it…
- Add another spot to your Birmingham brewery bucket list—Ferus Artisan Ales is opening a new location in Avondale. Details here.
- Taco ’bout awesome! Dos Hermanos was named one of America’s top 25 taco trucks according to national digital travel publication Far & Wide. Find out why it’s a favorite of those in Birmingham and beyond.
- Home listings were just released! Find your castle before it’s gone.
- Six concept-stage startups are gearing up to compete for $25K in the Alabama Launchpad competition on Wednesday, May 12. Meet the startups + learn how to stream the Concept-Stage Virtual Finale.
- If you’re looking to travel this spring, Oxford, Mississippi is trending. Discover the must-know reasons to check out the city’s month-long Pop-Up Oxford Spring Edition event taking place Thursday, Wednesday, April 22-May 26. Historic double decker bus tours may just be on the list.
- The Petco Love program recently helped local nonprofit Two by Two Rescue with a $4K grant to help fund lifesaving support for animals in need. Awww! Full story.
- Spire and other local service providers are helping their AL customers with rent, utility + home energy expenses. Find out who’s eligible + how to apply.
Grab these deals this weekend
- EZ Street Wings: Order the lunch special for $5.
- Hyderabad DUM ZONE: 55 + old score a 10% discount with order.
- Urban Cookhouse: Get a sangria kit for just $25.