St. Elias Lebanese Food + Culture Festival, LEGO Day + more in Birmingham, June 11-13

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LEGOS, McWane Science Center
Brickology exhibit at McWane Science Center. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

So much food. So much entertainment. Plan now + find out with these weekend events happening around Birmingham, June 11-13. 

This Weekend in The Magic City

Photo via St. Elias Masonite Catholic Church’s Facebook

Belly rumbles

I hope you’re hungry, because a full weekend of food ahead with the St. Elias Lebanese Food + Cultural Festival, Friday-Saturday, June 11-12. This year’s event offers food via drive-through and takeout only. There will also be a silent auction and virtual entertainment at stelias.org. For incredible eats like baked kibbee + spinach pie, head to St. Elias Maronite Catholic on 8th Street South in Birmingham between 10AM + 7PM. 

Show your PRIDE

It’s PRIDE Month and events are taking place all June long. Kick off the most colorful celebration of them all with the Together We Rise Central Alabama Pride Fest. The festivities take place on Saturday, June 12 in Avondale’s Entertainment District and features live entertainment, drag, food + drinks and PRIDE for the whole fam. Check it out from 10AM-7PM. 

Head to the fishin’ hole fish

Grab your reel because Saturday, June 12 is Alabama FREE Fishing Day. One place to take advantage of this special day is Oak Mountain State Park. Learn more

What are dreams made of?

RealtySouth
Photo via RealtySouth

Houses like this 5 bedrooms 3 full/1 half baths in Homewood. Check it out + others, June 11-13

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Eat a little, art a little

Birmingham’s 2nd Ave is the place to be this Saturday, June 19 from 11AM-8PM with Eat in the Street + The Birmingham Art Crawl. Check out live music, art vendors, activities with McWane Science Center + street-side pop-ups with Wild Honey Flower Truck, Edolyn’s Pies, Sidewalk Cinema + more. Full schedule here

It’s all about imagination

Are you ready for the most exciting and imaginative event this summer? Then visit McWane Science Center on Saturday, June 12 for LEGO Day. Consider me intrigued! You’ll find everything you need to create, design and build the LEGO creations of your dreams. Psst! The event features a MEGA jump ramp so you can build a LEGO car and test its skills.

A trip to Ensley is in order 

This Saturday, June 12 marks the inaugural Ensley Rising Day—a community celebration and construction kick-off for Ensley’s newest community development effort, the historic Ramsay-McCormack building suite. Attend the event at 11AM for live entertainment, free food + family-friendly activities. 

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Stay funky 

RendezVous Kitchen
I’ll have one of each, please. Photo via RendezVous Kitchen Co’s Facebook

Saturday, June 12 from 1-5PM, enjoy a funky good time during the Funky Food Festival benefiting AIDS Alabama. Held at Cahaba Brewing Co, you’ll find Birmingham’s best food trucks, cold beer, local vendors + more. Five reasons to attend.

Bottoms up (responsibly!)

Magic City Brewfest is back this Saturday, June 12 at Sloss Furnaces. This premier beer event showcases the amazing—and totally tongue tasty—craft beer creations from brewers across Alabama. Sample the goodness from 4-8PM. Tickets available at the gate. Drink Ticket – $45. Designated Driver Ticket – $15. Kids 15 + under – FREE with adult. More info

Hold me close young tiny dancer…

The Dance Foundation performs Tiny Dances at The Pizitz Food Hall on Saturday, June 12. Live performances include a variety of genres like contemporary ballet and hip hop to classical Indian dance and dance theater. While there, view an installation featuring a 20-minute film of dance works by local choreographers. Performance times: 7-8PM + 8:30-9:30PM. Admission is FREE.

They came, they saw, they read

More Free Little Libraries will be popping up around the Birmingham community—and you can help. On Saturday, June 12 from 9:30-11AM, join Rotaract Birmingham for a painting sash to get these libraries ready for use. Register.

A few more events for your weekend agenda:

Friday-Saturday, June 11-12: Human Rights New Works Festival:The Pink Unicorn @ Red Mountain Theatre. $10. Tickets.

Saturday, June 12: The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. Admission – FREE.

Saturday, June 12: Woodlawn Street Market in Woodlawn. 10AM-4PM. Admission – FREE.

Saturday, June 12: The Music Series Grand Opening Show with Sarah Lee Langford @ Homewood Theatre. 7:30-9:30PM. $20. Tickets.

Sunday, June 13: Plant Swap @ House Plant Collective. 2PM. 

Sunday, June 13: Pre-Father’s Day Drum Jam @ Avondale Park. 4-5:30PM. FREE.

Coming Up Next Weekend

DJ Papa Rooster
Ain’t no party like a DJ Papa Rooster party. Photo via DJ Papa Rooster’s Facebook

Friday-Sunday, June 18-20: Euphonious Music Festival @ The Birmingham Zoo. Gates open – 5:30PM. Price varies on ticket. Tickets.

Friday, June 18: Eat a Peach: An Allman Brothers Tribute @ Avondale Brewing Co. 8PM. $10. Tickets.

Friday, June 18: Food Truck Friday – Juneteenth 2021 Festival @ 521 3rd Ave W, Birmingham, 35204. 5-10PM. $5. Tickets7 reasons to attend.

Saturday, June 19: PRIDE Dance Party @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. Noon-Midnight. FREE.

Saturday, June 19: TheMGB 1st Annual Juneteenth Fest via The Modern Green Book @ Legion Field. Noon-10PM. Admission – FREE until 5PM. Tickets required to attend specific events. Tickets.

Saturday, June 19: Father’s Day Steak Competition @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-5PM. Price varies on ticket. Tickets.

Sunday, June 20: Father’s Day Yacht Rock Jam Party @ The Backyard (Leeds). 4-8PM. Free Admission.

Saturday, June 19: The Noles Group Casino Night benefiting Alabama Veteran @ Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa (Hoover). 5:30-11:30PM. $125. Tickets

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