Make your weekend plans in Birmingham, Aug. 13-15

Birmingham Restaurant Week
Are you ready for Birmingham Restaurant Week? Photo via @bhamrestweek

Another weekend already? Oh, yes! And trust me, you won’t want to sleep through this one. Birmingham Restaurant Week is in full swing, Hammerfest is cycling through once more + bands are taking over local stages. Are you ready? Scroll on for what’s ahead August 13-15. 

This Weekend in The Magic City

Campesino Rum
Make Campesino Rum part of your weekend plans in Birmingham. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The ultimate foodie experience 

Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW) kicked off Thursday, Aug. 12, and we’re hungry for ALL the amazing eats ahead. ðŸ¤¤ Grab food from 60+ restaurants and food trucks with menus ranging from $5-$50, now-Aug. 29. Find out which restaurants are participating in the event + more

You don’t have to DRAG me to brunch

AIDS Alabama hosts their very first Rise ‘n Drag Benefit Drag Brunch on Saturday, Aug. 14 at Black Market Bar & Grill–Five Points South. Expect The Magic City’s most fabulous drag queens, delicious food and specials on mimosas. Doors open at 11AM; show begins at Noon. Don’t drag around—limited reserved tickets are available for $20 and General Admission is $15

Ready. Set. Cycle!

Birmingham’s hottest cycling event, Hammerfest, rolls into Pepper Place Sat-Sun, Aug. 14-15. On the agenda: a dog PAW-rade, fun costumes, food trucks, a beer garden + cycling races galore. Admission is FREE. More info here.

Love me some rum 

Did you know National Rum Day is Monday, Aug. 16? Celebrate early with Campesino Rum during a Special Tasting at LeNell’s Beverage Boutique—Sat, Aug. 14 from 1-3PM. Psst! The event also marks Campesino Rum’s 2nd anniversary, so expect some added thrills. Admission is FREE. Register to attend


Fun fact: there are more than 400 species of sharks, and they range from seven inches to 60 feet. If you’re interested in more JAWsome facts and programs, check out Shark Week at McWane Science Center’s World of Water, now-Sun, Aug. 15. Buy your tickets online or at the door.

Just listed

41 extraordinary new home listings just dropped with RealtySouth. Which one’s calling your name?

It’s foxy

The Fennec holds their grand opening Friday, August 13. Check out musical acts all night and $2 drafts.

More to Discover

Picasso Pets
Vintage Picasso Pets. Photo via Hand in Paw
  • Saturday, August 14: Woodlawn Night Market @ Woodlawn Street Market. 4-8PM. Free Admission. Free Admission.
  • Saturday, August 14: Picasso Pets @ Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook. 6-10PM. $250. Tickets.

Find more events in Now the Weekend—Video Edition.

Looking Ahead

Weekend plans in Birmingham. Photo via Carrigan’s Facebook
  • Wednesday, August 18: BRW 2021 Wine-o-Logy @ Vino + Gallery Bar. 4:30-7PM. Single – $30, Walk-Up Single – $35, Couples – $50. Tickets.

Deal of the Week

Southern Roots Wine. Use discount code BHAMNOW for 20% off retail + free shipping of 12 or more bottles of Napa Valley wines.

Find more deals + add your own to our Small Business Guide

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Patience Itson
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