Make exciting weekend plans in Birmingham—Aug. 27-29

Your Birmingham entertainment guide, Aug. 27-29

Sidewalk Film Festival’s the place to be this weekend. Learn all about it + more happening around Birmingham, August 27-29.

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This Weekend in The Magic City

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Sidewalk Film Festival is the ultimate movie-going experience. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s the BIG weekend for Sidewalk Film Festival! 

With eight theaters, endless films and my personal fave—theater snacks!—you’re in for an experience you’ll never forget. The event ends Sunday, August 29—grab your tickets nowFilm ScheduleSafety precautions

Let’s get literate 

The Literacy Council hosts their crowd-favorite Kickin’ Chicken fundraiser on Saturday, August 28. This year’s event is virtual, so hit the couch from 5-6PM for an evening of entertainment, stories about the lives changed through this incredible organization, plus a few surprises. Watch + Donate

Entertained, engaged and enlightened

On Saturday, August 28, tune in to United Ability’s virtual event, Journey of Hope. Streamed live from the Red Mountain Theatre Arts Campus, enjoy an evening of honorees, performances and a silent auction. Tune in to the pre-show at 5:45PM, or catch the live program at 6PM. Watch via United Ability’s website or Facebook page.

Run for the 140 million

Take to the racecourse on Saturday, August 28 for the Lifeline R(un) for One 5K. The goal: to provide for the needs of the 140 million unadopted children around the world. The race takes place at Veteran’s Park in Hoover. Register now

The time is now

Ready to put on those cycling shoes and give Ignite a try? With the summer winding down and all that extra time, there’s never been a better time to get your first ride in. What are you waiting for? Head to their website at to reserve your bike today! 

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More to Discover

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Rojo, last year’s winner of the coveted “Golden Chicken” award. Photo via The Literacy Council Facebook Page
  • Friday-Saturday, August 27-28: Eat in the Streets @ Downtown Birmingham. Fri. 5-10PM, Sat. 10AM-10PM.
  • Friday-Saturday, August 27-28: Birmingham MiniFEST @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 5:45PM-2AM. Over 21 – $20, Under 21 – $25. Tickets.
  • Sunday, August 29: Pour Us Another @ TrimTab Brewing Company. All Day. FREE Admission. 

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Looking Ahead

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Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now
  • Saturday, September 4: Football Kickoff Party @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. Noon. FREE Admission. 
  • Saturday-Sunday, September 4-5: Repticon @ Trussville Civic Center. 9AM-4PM. Price varies. Tickets. 

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