Slutty Vegan OPENS + 5 don’t-miss weekend events—Aug. 19-21

Slutty Vegan
Dig in—Slutty Vegan opens this weekend. (Slutty Vegan)

Get ready to smile, Birmingham! This weekend is jam-packed with entertainment and more. From Dragon Fest to the grand opening of Slutty Vegan in Woodlawn, here’s what’s ahead, August 19-21.

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5 Weekend Events

Iron City
Get ready for live music at Iron City. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

1. Dragon Fest 2022

Why go: Over 21? Friday night is Dragon Fest at McWane Science Center and you won’t want to miss it. From dancing and D&D games to beer tastings + more, there’s no time to be dragon your tail—get your tickets now!
When: Friday, August 19 | 7-11PM
Where: McWane Science Center
Cost: $25

2. Local Natives – Inside An Hourglass Tour

Why go: If you don’t already love rock band Local Natives, you will after hearing them live at Iron City this Friday. Give ’em a listen.
When: Friday, August 19 | 8PM
Where: Iron City
Cost: $32.50

3. Dragon Boat Race & Festival benefiting Mitchell’s Place 

Why go: The 2nd annual Dragon Boat Race and Festival is back this Saturday at gorgeous East Lake Park, supporting Mitchell’s Place + their mission to improve the lives of children and their families.
When: Saturday, August 20 | 8AM-3PM
Where: East Lake Park
Cost: Free admission

4. Journey of Hope

Why go: A magical night of inspiration + entertainment awaits you during this special event benefiting United Ability. This year’s event honors Christopher Biggins, 3rd ranked golfer with a disability in the world + beneficiary of Untied Ability services. You’ll also see a live performance by Brianna Collichio, a 17-year-old with cystic fibrosis who will wow you with her incredible voice. 
When: Saturday, August 20 | Live stream begins – 5:45PM, Event begins – 6PM
Where: Venue tickets have sold out, but you can still stream the live event here. 

5. Bham Pig Roast benefiting ¡HICA!

Why go: Get ready to pig out! The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) is back with the 2nd annual Bham Pig Roast this Saturday. Don’t miss family-friendly entertainment, food, a new Lagerveza beer release from Cahaba Brewing Co. + the chance to support ¡HICA!‘s programs and scholarship fund. 
When: Saturday, August 20 | 4-8PM
Where: Cahaba Brewing Co
Cost: $20

For more happenings, visit our events calendar.

Looking Ahead

Get your popcorn ready for Sidewalk Film Festival. (Jacob Blankenship)

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