Now the Weekend.
With another week comes another weekend. Below you'll find Bham Now's top picks of this weekend's events in good ol' Birmingham, AL. What's there to do and why should you even go? I'll let ya know. Let your fun weekend plans commence.
High 84. Low 74. Scattered thunderstorms. Possible flash flooding. 50% chance of rain.Saturday:
High 86. Low 73. Scattered thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.Sunday:
High 89. Low 74. Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Saturday & SundaySouthern Makers
@ Sloss Furnaces. 12-5PM both days. $24.99-200.
- We've only been talking about this HUGE event for weeks now. The Southern culture and art event of the year comes to Birmingham for the first time after previously being hosted in Montgomery. Creative makers are hand-picked months in advance to be a part of this two-day mega-bazaar. You'll meet creative innovators in the fields of food, architecture, fine art, fashion and design, and get to attend unique workshops and demonstrations of the artists' themselves.
Friday, August 11thSteel City Jug Slammers
@ Moonlight on the Mountain. 8PM. $15.
Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind
- I first heard Steel City Jug Slammers while listening to "A Prairie Home Companion" on NPR and loved them. They’re a one-of-a-kind Birmingham band that you’ll never forget. You’ll be transported in time with these fellas once you hear their sound or see their garb. Where else can you see a modern band utilize a tub bass or blowing into a jug as legit instruments? In the hills of 1900 Tennessee, maybe. This band has some catchy tunes, so head to Moonlight on the Mountain to listen in person.
@ Iron City. 8PM. FREE. Yes, FREE.
- It’s a good night for music in the ‘ham. Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. He’s been around for decades and has made a huge impact in the blues world with his unique sound, style, and stage presence. Seriously, this guy is the real deal. I’m convinced he has, like, four lungs.
Saturday, August 12thCamry Fest 2017
@ Seasick Records. 2-7PM. FREE.
- First of all, you need to be here because I literally laughed out loud when I came across this event. It’s exactly what it sounds like: A festival honoring the classic Toyota Camry. The festival slash car show of sorts will have almost three decades of Camry models that will be on display. Get your Camry piñata, Camry cocktails, Camry votive candles, and Camry flavored Ono Ice (yum?). There are also promises of giveaways from the folks at Hoover Toyota, because, duh, those guys are always down for a good time. My boyfriend has a Camry and that thing runs like a champ. It’s about time it gets the recognition it deserves.
@ The BJCC. 9:30AM-2:30PM. FREE.
- Heyyy, new parents. This annual event links fresh moms and dads with all kinds of local parenting resources. You’ll experience mini-seminars from health experts to put some of those terrifying parenting myths to rest. Plus, you’ll get to learn some must-know info like infant CPR, safe sleep practices, and car seat installation. Expecting parents can get a leg up on baby registries or even get a 4D ultrasound. If you pre-register for Babypalooza, you’ll be entered to win some fun prizes (and not the kinds that come in dirty diapers).
Sunday, August 13thCereal Adventure Brunch Party
@ Saturn. 10AM-3PM. FREE. BYOS (bring your own spoon).
Super Code Sunday
- Strange questions: Have you ever worm p-jams to a bar? Ever eaten a meal at a bar? Do both at Saturn today. This free event has 30+ classic cereals lined up on the bar ready for your hungry Sunday mornin’ heart. There are even various types of milk for special diets, too. Grab a bowl and pop a squat in the venue while vintage Sunday morning cartoons play in the background. Easily the best way to get your nostalgia fix.
@ McWane Science Center. 1:30-3PM. FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.
Gone with the Wind
- If you know a kid who loves technology, coding or programming, McWane is the place to be today. This event is limited to 9-17 year olds who want to share their love of technology with like-minded kiddos in a fun and collaborative environment. This event is put on by TechAlabama + TechBirmingham, so we know the instructors are legit. It’s the perfect event to get the kids in a back-to-school (main)frame of mind. Start ‘em out early so we can keep those next-gen tech geniuses in Birmingham.
@ Alabama Theatre. 2-6PM. $8.
- Be selfish today and spend your afternoon watching Gone with the Wind at the historic Alabama Theatre. Don’t worry, though, there’s absolutely no way you could be as selfish as Scarlett O’Hara. The doors open an hour before show time, so be sure to get there early to claim the best spot for you and your Southern belle brigade.
What's the dealio?W I N tickets to Sidewalk Film Festival!
The 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival is approaching quickly! The exciting independent film fest is August 25th-27th, and Bham Now wants to see you there. Click here
to get the details on how to win one of the two pairs of tickets we have to give away. Winners will be announced on August 17th.
You thought that was it? There are thousands more events in the Bham Now event calendar. We won't ever let your planner be empty.
I'll be seeing y'all at Southern Makers. I would never forgive myself if I missed it. Plus, I'm always on the hunt for local goods to purchase. Anything you're looking forward to the most that I didn't mention?
Hunter Holland, Producer
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