7 weekend events in Birmingham including Picasso Pets, August 12-14

Hand in Paw
Support Hand in Paw during Picasso Pets, August 13. (Hand in Paw / Facebook)

With schools getting back in the groove, summer is beginning to wind down across Bham‚ÄĒbut that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Read on for weekend events, cool news + even some last-minute getaway tips.¬†Here’s what’s happening around Birmingham August 12-14.

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Rock on for a cause ‚ÄĒ August 13

Mason Music
Celebrate 10 years of Mason Music. (Mason Music)

Mason Music is celebrating 10 years of inspiring AND teaching students to be passionate about playing music. Join them in bringing Birmingham together for a one-day, family-friendly music festival on Saturday, August 13 at Avondale Brewing Company. Featuring national, regional + local artists like The Brook & The Bluff, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Gatlin, Lady Legs + more, Mason Music Fest 2022 will have something for everyone. 

There will also be food trucks, student performances, yard games + an education class taught by Shaheed and DJ Supreme on the essential elements of Hip Hop. 

The best part: 100% of the proceeds benefit the Mason Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to changing lives by providing scholarships for music lessons to families who qualify for financial assistance. The festivities begin at 1PM and tickets are only $25. Head to¬†masonmusicfest.com¬†for all the details + the full lineup. We’ll catch you there!

7 Weekend Events in The Magic City

The Lumbar
Simply delicious. (The Lumbar / Facebook)

1. E.T. Celebrating 40 years in IMAX

Why go: Grab your movie snacks + head to the IMAX to watch E.T. phone home in this oldie but goodie.
When: Friday-Sunday, August 12-14 | 4PM + 7PM
Where: McWane Science Center
Cost: Varies by age/ticket type
Tickets

2. Books, Bands & Brews benefiting The Literacy Council

Why go: Help improve literary education across Birmingham with a night of live music, laughs + libations. 
When: Friday, August 12 | 7-10PM
Where: Avondale Brewing Company
Cost: General Admission Р$20 | VIP Р$50
Tickets

3. Full Moon Reverse Happy Hour

Why go:¬†End your night with karaoke, specialty cocktails¬†+ telescopes‚ÄĒall under the beauty of a full moon.
When: Friday, August 12 | 9PM
Where: The Lumbar
Cost: Free admission

4. BCRFA Disc Golf Goes Pink benefiting Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA)

Why go: Sunshine, disc golf + a great cause. Register to play and support the BCRFA and their mission to help find a cure for breast cancer by funding promising breast cancer research.
When: Saturday, August 13 | 7:30AM
Where: Oliver Park and George W. Roy Recreational Park
Cost: $45
Register

5. Magic City Pop-Up Plaza

Why go:¬†It’s your first chance to experience this new event featuring food trucks + merchant vendors at Railroad Park.
When: Saturday, August 13 | 1-5PM
Where: Railroad Park
Cost: Free admission

6. Picasso Pets benefiting Hand in Paw

Why go: A secret garden party awaits you during this special event benefiting Hand in Paw. Enjoy a chic cocktail reception with delicious drinks, wine pull, gift card wall, art from prominent local artists + more.
When: Saturday, August 13 | 6-10PM
Where: The Harbert Center
Cost: $250
Tickets

7. Woodlawn NIGHT Street Market

Why go:¬†Nothing beats shopping at the Woodlawn Street Market‚ÄĒespecially when it’s at night! Expect local vendors, art, food + dancing.
When: Saturday, August 13 | 5-9PM 
Where: Woodlawn
Cost: Free admission

For more happenings, visit our events calendar.

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