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A long Memorial Day Weekend’s ahead and we’re thanking all military personnel past and present who have fought the good fight. Honor them by visiting the Alabama National Cemetery, the Alabama Veterans Memorial, Veterans Park Memorial and Veterans Memorial Arbor. To celebrate the long weekend, we’ve got live music, special deals and more.
This Weekend in the Magic City
Brews, Food + Pink Floyd
Zen out Friday, May 31 at Ferus Artisan Ales in Trussville. Along with delicious brews and food, Pink Floyd Tribute Band, Uncomfortably Numb, will play the outdoor stage. Show starts at 7PM. Admission is FREE. Before you go, learn about Ferus becoming Alabama’s first solar-powered brewery.
Cool house alert: 7 bed/7 bath/single family home on Logan Martin Lake. Find this home + more new listings here.
A deal is a deal is a deal
La-Z-Boy hosts their annual Memorial Day Sale from Friday, May 28-Monday, May 31. Shop summer essentials, support American-made products + score 25% off store-wide. Insider’s peek.
Grab your mountain bike and get ready to ride at Oak Mountain State Park. The Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP) host their 27th annual BUMP-N-GRIND Race on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30. Take on downhill and cross country races + more. This is BUMP’s biggest fundraiser. Meet local mountain bike experts here. Registration is open—sign up here.
Thump, thump, thump
There’s still time to protect the hearts of those you love by signing up for the Birmingham Heart Walk. The event ends Saturday, June 12. Learn what’s new this year.
All the nose boops
Attention animal lovers. Shelby Humane pops up at Cahaba Brewing Co. on Saturday, May 29 with a Foster/Volunteer Party Booth. Visit from Noon-8PM.
Bless Your Heart
Music fills the Alabama Theatre on Saturday, May 29 when The Allman Betts Bands with special guest The River Kittens takes the stage. Catch the show up close and personal in this rare, intimate setting at 8PM. Tickets here.
Can’t beat the 90s
Ring in Memorial Day Weekend with a 90s-style hip hop food truck festival and day party on Sunday, May 30 from 5PM-Midnight at Euphoria Sports Bar & Hookah Lounge. 8ball + MJG perform live. Tickets are $30+.
Gimme a hooty, hooty, hooo
Fill your Memorial Day with animals and outdoor fun at The Birmingham Zoo. On Monday, May 31, the Zoo offers FREE admission to veterans, active/retired military and their dependents. *Must show proof of military service to receive offer.
Need more Memorial Day Weekend plans? We have the guide for that.
My favorite thing is back… BLOOPERS from Now the Weekend—Video Edition. Laughs here.
Coming Up Next Weekend
Friday, June 4: Birmingham Barons Pride Night with Magic City Disco @ Regions Field. 7-10PM.
Friday-Sunday, June 4-13: Mozart & Saint-Georges – Virtual Concert via Alabama Symphony Orchestra. FREE.
Friday, June 4: Shoot 2 Thrill – A Female Tribute to AC/DC @ Iron City. 8PM. $15. Tickets.
Saturday, June 5: Streetfest @ Patriot Park Homewood. 4-9PM. FREE.
Saturday, June 5: Interstellar Food Truck Frenzy @ Interstellar Ginger Beer + Exploration Co. 6PM. FREE.
Sunday, June 6: Firehouse Community Arts Center Benefit Show @ Avondale Brewing. 2PM. FREE.
Sunday, June 6: Open Mic Night Benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society @ Back Forty Beer Co. 5-8PM. $20 to listen, $5 to play.
Sunday, June 6: Vulcan’s 117th Birthday Bash @ Vulcan Park & Museum. 1-5PM. $6-$8. Kids under 4 – FREE. Tickets.
Deal of the Week: After a strange and uncertain school year, this deal is for the many students across the Greater Birmingham Area who rocked it. — Tortugas Pizza: 15% for all students