Magic City Art Connection, The Barking Lot + more in Birmingham, April 23-25

Weekend vibes in Birmingham. Photo via Bham Now

Events are popping up all over Birmingham this weekend, April 23-25. Find out what they are below + be sure to check safety guidelines before attending.

This Weekend in the Magic City

Compliments to the chef. Photo via Magic City Art Connection

Eats, drinks + visuals

Magic City Art Connection (MCAC)—one of Birmingham’s most popular art festivals—returns Friday-Sunday, April 23-25. Held at a new location at Sloss Furnaces, expect: artists + vendors, food trucks, imagination festival for kids + more. Hours: Friday, Noon-6PM, Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday 10AM-5PM. Buy tickets here for $10-$12. Kids 15 + under are FREE.

Psst! Don’t miss out on Corks & Chefs, Saturday-Sunday, April 24-25. Taking place during MCAC, it showcases the best local restaurants, wineries, breweries + bars. Gates open at 10AM. Tickets to Corks & Chefs are sold separately from MCAC. Buy here for $40

Gussy up, it’s time for the Oscar’s 

Saturday, April 24 marks Mitchell’s Place’s largest annual fundraiser A Night at the Oscars. This year’s event takes place in-person at The Theodore (6PM) as well as virtually (6:30PM). Show your support for this local nonprofit that helps children + families affected by autism + other developmental disabilities by purchasing your ticket now.

Your heart will go on… and on… 

Alabama Symphony Orchestra brings some of the most popular movies of all time to life in their virtual concert series Cinematic Strings. Conducted by the brilliant Chris Confessore, the Orchestra will play selections from movies like Beauty and the BeastPsychoTitanic + more. Watch the concert online for FREE, Friday, April 23-Sunday, May 2. 

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Get your Aqua Net ready!

The ’80s are blowing in Friday, April 23 at Iron City with 80’s Pop Tribute band Electric Avenue. Catch the show at 8PM. Tickets are $25. Buy now

Let’s get electrical 

Saturday, April 24 is Drive Electric Earth Day at The Market at Pepper Place. Check out 20+ electric vehicles between 8AM-Noon + discover the many pros of going EV. RSVP to attend.

There’s more than ‘za 

Eat in the Streets is here again Friday, April 23-Saturday, April 24. Visit the 100 + 200 blocks of 20th Street North and grab delicious eats from restaurants like Bistro 218, Zaza, Helen + Chocolata. 

Popup in the Heights 

Join Cahaba Heights for a fun-filled day on Sunday, April 25 during the Heights Hangout. Expect live music, food, drinks, kids’ zone, popup shops + more. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Kids under 12 get in FREE. *Proceeds from the event benefit the ongoing Beautification of Cahaba Heights through the Cahaba Heights Merchants Association. 

It’s puppy time! 

Now that I have your attention, The Barking Lot—a popup event for dogs + their hoomans—takes place Sunday, April 25 at Urban Supply. With play areas, swimming pools, treat tents, photo booths + more, it’s guaranteed to be the time of your furry pal’s life. And yours, too, obviously. 😉 To attend the event, sign up for your designated time slot here

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Coming Up Next Weekend

  • Friday, April 30: Strawberry Day @ Ross Bridge Farmers Market. 4-8PM. FREE. 

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