Sneak Peak: A City Girl’s Guide to the Weekend

Guide to Music:

This is an absolute great Sunday for music in Birmingham. With so many great choices, how will you ever decide how to spend your Sunday afternoon?

1. Sunday, July 20th: Battle of the Blues Bands @ Iron City @ 1pm

Battle of the Blues Bands

– Head down to Iron City for  some Sunday afternoon blues! Come hear the finalist from the Battle of the Blues Bands. Artist from all over Alabama are competing to represent the Magic City Blues Society at the 31st International Blues Challenge in Memphis.  $10 Admission


2. Sunday, July 20th: Jazz in the Park @ 6 PM @ Beacon Park, Irondale


-Bring a friend to hear some free Jazz on a Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s show features P.J. Spraggins and Warren Hill. Be sure to bring your  snacks, lawn chairs, and blankets.  Get there early for a good parking spot and a great seat! Free.


3. Sunday, July 20th: Salsa Sundays @ Steele Urban Lounge @6:30 PM


– Now you know I love to get my salsa on!  This is a nice place to hear some of the best salsa. If you don’t feel confident in your salsa skills, come early for lessons before the dance floor opens up. Doors open at 6 PM, lessons start at 6:30, and happy hour lasts until 8 PM.  $7 Cover


Guide to Art & Culture

1. Friday, July 18th:  Sheriff Simmons  @ Black Market Bar and Grill @ 9 PM

      – If you have a heart that beats for rhythm and rhyme this is where you need to be! A native New Yorker, Sheriff has been featured on Def Poetry Jam and has a unique style that combines spoken word, poetry, and music.  $5 Cover

2. Sunday, July 20th: On Stage @ The Carver Theatre @7 PM


   – I’ve  heard this is a real treat. On Stage @ The Carver is said to be one of the longest-running, spoken word/ poetry open mic nights in the city.  It’s currently hosted by Chris Moon & Voice Porter,  from the popular Bards & Brews. Just sign up to perform that night. Free Admission

3. Friday July 18th – Sunday July 20th: Summer in the City @  Naked Art Gallery


“Summer In The City” Ceramic works by Melissa Jones and mono prints by Jill Marlar featuring local landmarks. Free Admission.

Opening receptions:

Friday June 20th, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday June 21st, 1:00 – 6:00 pm – Sugar high and Caffeine reception.

Guide to Food

1.  Saturday, July 19th: Pepper Place Market @ Pepper Place @ 7am


     – Check out the local produce, products, and artists at Pepper Place. Market runs till noon with live music and chef demonstrations. Free Admission.

Guide to Theatre & Film

1. Friday, July 18th- Sunday, July 20th: Fiddler on the Roof @ Acta Theatre @ 7pm

  – Community theaters are a great way to experience affordable and enjoyable theatre. Fiddler on the Roof is a well known  musical.  Show starts at 2:30 PM on Sunday.  Adults $15, Students/Children $10

2. Friday July 18th: Free Movie Friday  presents Ghost Busters @ Warehouse 31 @ 7pm

free film friday
– Who doesn’t remember the vacuum turned ghost stopper? Grab a few friends and head out to  the hunted warehouse for   a ghostly  movie. Doors open at 7 PM, but show starts at dark.  No need for blankets or lawn chairs. Concessions will be sold. Free Admission.

Guide to the Outdoors

1. Friday, July 18th- Sunday, July 20th: Birmingham Barons vs Mississippi Braves @ Regions Field @ 7:05 Pm


 -Take a date out to the ball game this weekend. Saturday’s game starts and 6:30 PM and Sunday’s game starts 3 PM. Tickets from $7-$14. Field ticket office opens at 9am or visit  the website  to buy tickets.

2. Saturday, July 19th: Park in the Park @ Avondale Park @ 8am

Park in the park

-The Forest Park South Avondale Business Association and REV Birmingham are proud to present the “5th Annual Park in the Park,” an antique car show in Avondale Park. Car enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enjoy a FREE showcase of more than 200 antique and customized cars from regional car clubs in the Southeast. DJ Larry Huff will be playing tunes from the 50s and 60s all day long. Food from Silvertron Cafe will be available for breakfast and lunch, and local non-profits will be setup highlighting community projects. Admission is Free


3. Saturday, July 19th: Run or Dye 5k @ Barber Motorsports Parkway @ 9AM

-Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K, is headed to Barber Motorsports Park on July 19th. Bring all your friends and run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer. Then enjoy our world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun. Plus, you get to support the A.skate Foundation. Visit website for more details.

EAM REGISTRATION (4 or more participants, SAVE $5)
$52 per person (July 9-19)
$57 per person (July 9-19)



One thought on “Sneak Peak: A City Girl’s Guide to the Weekend

  1. Wow! Birmingham has so much going on and there’s something for everyone! It’s great that you’re getting the word out about the different Birmingham events!


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