5 weekend events that will have you entertained + well-fed—July 22-24

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Let it pour. (Birmingham Restaurant Week / Facebook)

This weekend is filled with extraordinary events, so prepare to be entertained and well-fed, because Birmingham Restaurant Week is here! But that’s not all. Read on for what else is ahead in Birmingham, July 22-24.

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You had us at hot chicken

Haven’t been to Hattie B’s Hot Chicken in Birmingham’s Lakeview neighborhood? With incredible fried chicken, show-stealing sides and beer for days, it’s THE place to grab a bite. Get your hot chicken grilled or fried in a range of heat levels. Keep it tame with Southern (no heat) or go crazy with Shut the Cluck Up (burn notice). Then, cool off with a scoop of ice cream or a float for dessert. Find Hattie B’s on 7th Ave South in Lakeview or order here for pickup or delivery. 

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5 Weekend Events in The Magic City

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Spend the weekend at the Alabama Theatre. (Bham Now)

1. Cinderella

Why go? Expect a magical experience as you discover Cinderella in an all-new way in this clever retelling + contemporary take on the classic fairytale. 
When: Friday, July 22-Wednesday, August 7 | Showtimes vary by date
Where: Red Mountain Theatre (Main Stage)
Cost: $20+
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2. Diamonds Direct Summer Showcase

Why go? Jewelry shopping, 20% off never-before-seen merchandise + party perks—saying no is out of the question. The showcase kicks off Friday with a cocktail party from 5-7PM with live jazz, eats from Seasons 52 + summer cocktails and wraps up Sunday with boozy popsicles + a cotton candy machine. 
When: Friday-Sunday, July 22-24 | Extended hours Friday-Saturday | Sunday, Noon-6PM
Where: Diamonds Direct
Cost: Free admission

3. The Exceptional Foundation’s Backyard Bash

Why go: Squeeze in more summer fun during this Backyard Bash. Enjoy music, food + beer, while supporting The Exceptional Foundation’s programs for adult + youth with intellectual disabilities. 
When: Saturday, July 23 | Noon-5PM
Where: Avondale Brewing Company
Cost: $20 | Kids 12 + under – Free
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4. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Why go? You know you’ve always wished you’d be lucky enough to find a golden ticket + score a mysterious peek inside a chocolate factory. And let’s be honest—this movie is the closest you’ll actually get. 
When: Sunday, July 24 | 2PM
Where: Alabama Theatre
Cost: $10
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5. 33rd Annual Art From The Heart In-Person Silent & Live Auction

Why go? Celebrate art, neurodiversity + community in Studio By The Tracks (SBTT) annual fundraiser. The auction features 200+ pieces of art by both SBTT artists + donating artists from around the world, raffle drawings, drinks + small bites.
When: Sunday, July 24 | 6PM
Where: The Fennec
Cost: General Admission – $75 | VIP – $150
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For more happenings, visit our events calendar.

Looking Ahead

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