April Salon: Sewing for Costumes with Tai Hicks

Join us for our FREE monthly salon! We’ll be discussing beginner sewing techniques with Tai Hicks! Join us for mingling and networking from 6-7 in the cinema bar/lounge area and the discussion portion from 7-8 in the classroom space.

Keep in mind, outside food or drink is not allowed in the cinema. You’re welcome to purchase concessions from our concession stand and take them anywhere you want inside our cinema space, but if you’d like anything besides that we recommend arriving early and visiting one of our neighbors upstairs if you’d like something else.

Thank you to Wind Creek Hospitality for sponsoring all of Sidewalk’s education programs!

March Salon: VFX with Joe Walker

Join us for our FREE monthly salon! We’ll be discussing VFX with Joe Walker! Join us for mingling and networking from 6-7 in the cinema bar/lounge area and the discussion portion from 7-8 in the classroom space.

Keep in mind, outside food or drink is not allowed in the cinema. You’re welcome to purchase concessions from our concession stand and take them anywhere you want inside our cinema space, but if you’d like anything besides that we recommend arriving early and visiting one of our neighbors upstairs if you’d like something else.

Thank you to Wind Creek Hospitality for sponsoring all of Sidewalk’s education programs!

February Salon: Editing with Joe Walker

Join us for our FREE monthly salon! We’ll be discussing editing with Joe Walker! Join us for mingling and networking from 6-7 in the cinema bar/lounge area and the discussion portion from 7-8 in the classroom space.

Keep in mind, outside food or drink is not allowed in the cinema. You’re welcome to purchase concessions from our concession stand and take them anywhere you want inside our cinema space, but if you’d like anything besides that we recommend arriving early and visiting one of our neighbors upstairs if you’d like something else.

Thank you to Wind Creek Hospitality for sponsoring all of Sidewalk’s education programs!

Lunch Break Shorts (FREE)

This engaging, free, weekly program sponsored by Synovus offers Birmingham’s workforce and residents the opportunity to see a wide variety of short films in a more relaxed theatrical setting over their lunch break. Bring your lunch or grab a snack at our concessions stand and enjoy the program! *Outside drinks of any kind are not allowed.

THE BAD BOY OF BOWLING

PRODUCED BY: Daniel Junge & Amy Storkel
DIRECTED BY: Bryan Storkel
Runtime: 18 min
Synopsis:
Pete Weber is the self-declared “bad boy of bowling” and first rock star of the sport. As one USA Today writer put it, “He’s the greatest show in bowling. Or, depending on how you judge him, he’s a giant black eye on a sport constantly searching for respect.”
This ESPN ’30 For 30′ Short Documentary tells the story of the past, present and future of bowling through the eyes of it’s most colorful and controversial character, Pete Weber and his relationship with his father Dick Weber, one of the pioneers of the sport.

BETTY FEEDS THE ANIMALS
Runtime: 9 min
Director: James P. Gannon
Synopsis:
Betty loves animals, she loves them so much that everyday she puts 30 bowls of food outside of her home to feed them. She feeds skunks, raccoons, cats, foxes and the occasional opossum. This is her story.

THE COLLECTION
Runtime: 12 min
Director: Adam Roffman
Two people stumble upon the mother lode of movie memorabilia in the most unexpected of places.

I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO SHUT UP
Runtime: 13 min
Synopsis:
In 1977, David Boswell created the comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. More than 30 years later, the big screen Hollywood adaptation remains in contractual limbo. Narrated by Jonathan Demme.

CANCELLED: January Salon: Contract Boilerplate with Stacey Davis

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Do your eyes glaze over upon seeing the words “arbitration”, “indemnification” or “severability”? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. But there is nothing boilerplate about boilerplate. These provisions are just as important (and affect your legal rights as much) as the other provisions in the agreement. Listen in as we break down these provisions in layman’s terms. Bonus: Take home cheat sheet for all attendees.

Keep in mind, outside food or drink is not allowed in the cinema. You’re welcome to purchase concessions from our concession stand and take them anywhere you want inside our cinema space, but if you’d like anything besides that we recommend arriving early and visiting one of our neighbors upstairs if you’d like something else. Salon is the first Tuesday of each month and is always free! We’ll start out in the lounge/bar area of the cinema at 6 PM and move back to the classroom at 7 PM for the educational portion.

Thank you to Wind Creek Hospitality for sponsoring all of Sidewalk’s education programs!

December Salon: Guerrilla Lighting FAQs

Join us for our FREE monthly salon! We’ll discuss guerrilla lighting with local filmmaker Randy Crow as a preview of Randy’s upcoming workshops in January (tickets on sale for those soon!) Join us for mingling and networking from 6-7 in the cinema bar/lounge area and the discussion portion from 7-8 in the classroom space.

Keep in mind, outside food or drink is not allowed in the cinema. You may purchase concessions from our concession stand and take them anywhere you want inside our cinema space, but if you’d like anything besides that we recommend arriving early and visiting one of our neighbors upstairs in the food hall if you’d like something else.

Thank you to Wind Creek Hospitality for sponsoring all of Sidewalk’s education programs!

November Salon: Media Literacy

Join us for our FREE monthly salon! We’ll discuss media literacy with Sidewalk Creative Director Rachel Morgan and Dr. Teddy Champion of Birmingham-Southern College. Additional panelists coming soon. Join us for mingling and networking from 6-7 in the cinema bar/lounge area and the discussion portion from 7-8 in the classroom space.

Keep in mind, outside food or drink is not allowed in the cinema. You may purchase concessions from our concession stand and take them anywhere you want inside our cinema space, but if you’d like anything besides that, we recommend arriving early and visiting one of our neighbors in the food hall upstairs if you’d like something else.

Thank you to Wind Creek Hospitality for sponsoring all of Sidewalk’s education programs!

Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Join United Way of Central Alabama’s Financial Stability Partnership as they host Plan & Prepare: Disaster Preparedness Workshop. At this free event, learn how to be better prepared as an individual or family, document storage tools, receive tips to build an emergency kit, and create a disaster checklist. The lunch and learn will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 11:30am-1:00pm. Representatives from ABC 33/40, ServisFirst Bank, 211 Connects Alabama, Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services Disaster Preparedness, Jefferson County EMA, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Jefferson County Department of Health will be present. Please register for this free event at https://www.uwca.org/event/disaster-preparedness-speed-networking-free-lunch-learn/.

Grown Up Comedy Open Mic

Stop by Barrister’s Tavern every Tuesday night from 7:00-8:00pm (sharp!) and catch some laughs at the end of your work day! This FREE show features both veteran and rising stand-up comics as they work out new material and perfect their craft. The show is just an hour, so you can catch our show and still have time to meet up with friends, see a movie, head out for dinner, or whatever else you’re up to on a Tuesday night!

THINGS TO KNOW:
* FREE ADMISSION! (But buy something. Barrister’s lets us perform because they’re in the tavern business! Keep the show going!)

* LOCATION: Barrister’s Tavern, 1535 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216.  Barrister’s is at the corner of Montgomery Hwy + Lorna Road, set back from the street. Look for the green “Barrister’s Tavern” awning sandwiched between EconoLodge & Waffle House.  Take EXIT 252 off I-65, the US-31/Montgomery Hwy exit.

* This is NOT a family friendly show; age 21+. We don’t have language or content restrictions. This is Grown Up Comedy…..for grown ups!  🙂

* NOTE FOR COMICS. There are approximately 10-12 slots (up to 5-minutes each) per week. Sign-ups are 6:45-7pm, choose your slot. Once the show starts, your name goes on a “standby” list, and if we have time we’ll fit you in before the show ends at 8pm. (There’s almost always enough room for everyone!). If you are a travelling/professional comic in town for a gig and would like to work out a longer set, email us – we can usually accommodate you. If you are driving more than 60-minutes, you can email (grownupcomedyal@gmail.com) a request to sign up in advance to secure a slot, or message us via Facebook the day of show. Never tried comedy before? Give it a shot! This is a very friendly and supportive bunch for newbies.

Highland Honky Tonk: A community music and dance night!

Please join us for an evening of live music and dance at the beautiful Clubhouse on Highland! We’re thrilled to have Dan Sartain‘s all-star country band and Henry Dunkle here to get us movin’ and groovin’ on the best dance floors in town!

Pay what you can to support these fine artists (suggested sliding scale donation of $10-20). All are welcomed to join us regardless of monetary contribution. Cash bar by donation.

Danielle Elizabeth and Ben Jammin’ Dill will also teach a FREE partner dancing lesson to get you moving with grace on the dance floor! We’ll go over the fundamentals of frame and connection, and teach ya some footwork basics like the two-step! No partner needed to join in.

So shine up those dance shoes folks, and get out and support some live, local music at this fun community event! And bring your mamas and your babies too cause you know they love to bust a move!

Clubhouse on Highland is a safe and affirming space where individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders and sexual identities, and belief systems are welcomed.

Bham Dance Walk – Railroad Park

We’re back! Our first dance walk of 2019 will be 2pm on Sunday, March 24th at Railroad Park. We’ll meet on the grass across from the Boxcar Cafe (which is located under the 17th Street Plaza covered area). Just look for the balloons!

What is Dance Walking? It’s a fun fitness craze sweeping the globe. We are dancing and walking our way through Birmingham on a quest for fun, people, music, and FITNESS! Everyone is welcome and all ages are encouraged to join!*

We’ll provide music via megaphones throughout the dance walk, but feel free to bring your own or listen with some ear buds. Who cares as long as you’re moving! We’ll dance walk around the park until we’ve had our fill. Maybe it will end in a dance party in one of the rainbow tunnels!

Want to see how it got started? Here you go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3Duz_6a9M