Your weekend event guide in Birmingham, April 16-18, including Mutt Strut

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Get ready, it’s time for Mutt Strut on Saturday, April 17. Photo via Hand in Paw’s Facebook

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

Dig into 75 cent burgers at Milo’s, Friday, April 16. Photo via Milo’s Hamburgers

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?

Find out in Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite at Virginia Samford Theatre. Discover the hilarious three-act comedy now-April 25. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30PM, Sundays at 2PM. $20-$40. Tickets.

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…

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Get ready for smiles like this all weekend long. Photo via Magic City Art Connection
  • 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.

For even more going on this weekend in The Magic City, check out Now the Weekend—Video Edition.

In case you missed it…

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Cheers to Birmingham’s newest brewery! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now
  • Add another spot to your Birmingham brewery bucket list—Ferus Artisan Ales is opening a new location in Avondale. Details here
  • 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.

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