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4/15/2015 – 4/21/2015 



There’s no shortage of things to do around the city as of late. This week, we welcome Grammy Award-winning artists Roberta Flack and Diana Krall, get a taste of spring’s fresh crawfish and gumbo, celebrate Earth Day and Record Store Day, and take a relaxing ride down the Cahaba River.

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Boil, Bluegrass, & Brews
April 15
Trim Tab Brewing Company

Trim Tab’s kicking off a new weekly tradition for warmer weather: Join them today, April 15, from 4-9 p.m. for their first crawfish boil. Enjoy crawfish from Red Mountain Crawfish Company, fresh Trim Tab brews, and their in-house bluegrass band, the TrimTab Players!

Rivals For Wishes
April 16
Regions Field

Even though the rivalry between Alabama and Auburn football may never cease, Make-A-Wish Alabama is calling a truce for one night for Rivals For Wishes: Foes For A Year, Friends For A Night, an upscale tailgating party at Regions Field from 5:30-9 p.m. It will feature The University of Alabama and Auburn University athletic greats, silent and live auctions, an interactive Football Feud game show, live music, caricaturists, and a lot of surprises.


Find more information on Rivals for Wishes here.



David Feherty
April 16
Alabama Theatre

David Feherty, writer and broadcaster for CBS Sports and Golf Channel, is stopping by the Alabama Theatre on April 16 for his Live Off Tour where he tells all about his former career as a professional golfer. His behind-the-scenes stories produce a show that no golf lover should miss.


Build a Better Birmingham
April 16
Good People Brewing Company

Good People Brewing Co. is hosting Magic City Woodworks’ 2nd Annual Build A Better Birmingham on Thursday, April 16 from  6 to 10 p.m. The event features cold Good People brew, Saw’s BBQ, live music, a raffle, and silent auction. This supports Magic City Woodwork’s vocational training platform to “Train, Equip, and Invest” in our community.

Band Geeks
April 16 through April 19
Red Mountain Theatre Company

A high-stepping tribute to high school marching bands and misfits everywhere: Band Geeks is a musical about the celebration of the tribulations of the millions who have spent football halftimes pounding out Sousa-like renditions of “Maria.” Whether you were in the band, on the team or in the stands, you’ll recognize the woes and revel in the fun of Keith Cromwell’s show.


Tickets are available to purchase here.

Glow on the Green
April 17
Highland Park Golf Course

Watch out for 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham’s par-tee, Glow on the Green Night Golf Tournament, starting at 5:30 p.m. on April 17. Come for BBQ, drinks, live music, raffles, and, of course, night-golf.

Pine Hill Haints
April 17
Iron City

Watch the band from Pine Hill, Ala., The Pine Hill Haints: Alabama Ghost Music, perform music they consider to be “dead” in today’s music world–gospel, rock ‘n’ roll, celtic, blues, and bluegrass–on April 17 at 8 p.m. at Iron City. Their southern roots will help you remember the things you love most about Alabama.

Purchase tickets to the show here!


Birmingham Reads Book Drive
April 17
Brookwood Village

The Junior League of Birmingham will be collecting children’s books for Birmingham Reads, a project in collaboration with Better Basics that inspires children to read. Bring new and gently used books to give to the children in our community who need them most.

Carlos Mencia
April 17 through April 18
The Comedy Club

Comedian Carlos Mencia, who is best known for his Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia, has gone back to his roots to perform his latest jokes to more intimate audiences. 
If you’re ready for a night of side-splitting laughter, 
check him out at The Comedy Club in Hoover this Saturday and Sunday.


Record Store Day
April 18
Three Locations

Support local musicians on Record Store Day by heading to one of the three vinyl shops in Birmingham: Charlemagne Record Exchange, Renaissance Records, and
 Seasick Records. Musicians around the world have set April 18th as the release date for some of their rarest albums, and yes, they’re only produced on vinyl. All three stores will be selling the albums in full celebration all day long.

Pepper Place Market
April 18
Pepper Place

Get the freshest (and cheapest) groceries in town at the Pepper Place Market from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come support the community!

Mutt Strut
April 18
UAB Campus Green


Bring your furry companion to the 6th annual Mutt Strut on Saturday, April 18th, for a day of running (and walking), visiting local vendors and watching agility dogs — all while supporting the local nonprofit Hand in Paw!


Register your dog here.



Kidney Walk
April 18
Samford Track and Soccer Stadium

Help support the Alabama Kidney Foundation by participating in the Birmingham Kidney Walk, a signature event hosted to increase kidney disease awareness and to raise critically needed funds for Alabama’s kidney patients.

Register to join the walk or donate to the AKF here.

Spring Art Show
April 18
Crestline Field

The Mountain Brook Art Association is hosting its 34th annual Spring Art Festival on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Crestline Field, where local artists will gather to celebrate the arts with the community. Come to enjoy art alongside live jazz music, local vendors and food trucks.

Party for the Planet
April 18
Birmingham Zoo

Join the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ signature event and largest combined Earth Day celebration in the United States. Enjoy special activities, animal demonstrations, Wildlife Shows, and local Birmingham business booths all focused on promoting the care and conservation of our planet.



Canoe & Kayak Trip
April 18
Cahaba River

Get out of the 
city on Earth Day for a
 7.5-mile kayak and canoe trip down the Cahaba River with Southeastern Outings. Enjoy spring’s wilderness scenery in Jefferson County near Mountain Brook. Expect to see lots of wildflowers!


Gumbo Gala
April 18
Regions Field

Cast your vote for Birmingham’s Best Gumbo at this year’s Gumbo Gala on April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Regions Field. Taste-test dishes from both professional chefs and kitchen kings while listening to Rollin’ in the Hay and The Swamp Poppas. This event boasts as one of Birmingham’s Top 25 Food Festivals, so make sure to mark your calendar.


Get tickets to the event here!

Darter Festival
April 18
Railroad Park

Join the Southern Environmental Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Darter Festival, a celebration of the South’s remarkable biodiversity, with a special nod to Birmingham’s native fish: the Watercress Darter. The day features Good People’s Darter Ale, darter art, kite flying, a bicycle parade, and live music by the Banditos.


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Earthbound’s Earth Fest
April 18
Avondale Brewing Company

Rally with Black Warrior Riverkeeper on Earth Day from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Avondale Brewing Company. The band Earthbound will be performing for all who love live music, clean water, and local food, beer, and art. All proceeds will support Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s efforts to protect local streams and drinking water sources.

The Dinner
April 18
Stone Hollow Farmstead

Join Stone Hollow Farmstead for their annual Spring Dinner featuring Chef James Lewis of Bettola, whose gives passionate commitment to the food prepared and the purveyors he works with. Garden libations are served at 4 p.m., live music begins at 5 p.m., and the dinner bell rings at 6 p.m.!

Cornhole Cup
April 18
Otey’s Tavern

Get your corn sacks ready for the 4th Annual Cornhole Cup on Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at Otey’s. 
 legends will battle for the annual championship. Come watch the revelry in support of finding people with disabilities jobs with Workshop, Inc. here in Birmingham.

Curtain Call Ball
April 18
Birmingham Children’s Theatre at The BJCC

Show up in full costume for the Birmingham Children’s Theatre Curtain Call Ball, an evening to raise awareness for education and outreach programs in the community. The evening starts at 5 p.m. and features music, a live and silent auction, show-inspired food, art activities, and interactions with costumed characters that lead up to a performance showcasing BCT productions.

Roberta Flack
April 18
The BJCC Concert Hall

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Roberta Flack graces Birmingham with her unforgettable jazz and R&B classics (think “Killing Me Softly With His Song” and “Feel Like Making Love”) this Saturday at the BJCC Concert Hall.

Diana Krall
April 20
Alys Stephens Center

Diana Krall, five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist, returns to the Alys Stephen Center to showcase her latest album, Wallflower. Catch her while she’s here–she’s usually off doing cool things like producing Barbra Streisand’s new album, serving as Paul McCartney’s musical director, and touring with Neil Young.



Dave Chappelle
April 20 through April 21
Alabama Theatre

Need a good laugh? Comedian Dave Chappelle, widely-known for his roles in Robinhood: Men in Tights,
 The Nutty Professor
, Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show, is in Birmingham at the Alabama Theatre for two days for his latest standup stint.

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
April 24 through April 26
Barber Motorsports Park

Pack your lawn chairs and coolers and come on out to beautiful Barber Motorsports Park this April 24-26 to watch as some of the fastest drivers in the world compete on one of the most intense road courses in North America. Drivers such as former Dancing with the Stars contestant Helio Castroneves, Indy 500 and two-time Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal and many more will be battling it out for the win. Tickets start at only $15 and children 12 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

For more information visit www.barbermotorsports.com.

Eat Up: Taste of Uptown
May 7
Uptown Birmingham

Join Uptown for the 2nd Annual Eat Up: The Taste of Uptown, an event that features food samples from each of Uptown’s restaurants: Bottle & Bone, Cantina Laredo, Mugshots, Octane, Texas de Brazil, The Southern Kitchen, and Todd English P.U.B. This year’s tickets go on sale April 24, and proceeds benefit Sidewalk Film Festival.

Get them here.

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