What to do this weekend: May 16th-18th

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – It’s finally the weekend, and Antwon Ervin with Discover Birmingham has a list of some events you can take in to fill out your weekend itinerary.

ETC presents Vulcan’s Underpants

May 16-17 – 8pm (+ 2pm on Saturday)

Theatre Downtown – $8 in advance/$10 at the door

Come see your favorite improv performers playing your favorite improv games. From Alphabet Game to Shuckin’ and Jivin’ to Broadway, you’ll be laughing ’til your face hurts.

Do Dah Day

May 17

Presented by Do Dah Day, Inc. at Caldwell Park

The South’s craziest parade kicks off at 11:01 a.m. on the streets of Highland Avenue in Birmingham’s Southside. Then, spend the day in Caldwell and Rhodes Parks with friends, pets, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, and a lineup of great bands. Oh yes, we have plenty of food and beverages, and collectible Do Dah Day t-shirts.

All proceeds benefit local animal charities.

When Pigs Fly! Kosher BBQ Cook-Off and Festival

May 18 11am to 3pm

What’s on the menu: Pulled chicken and brisket plates and sandwiches, plus sides, desserts and drinks.

What else: Celebrity judges will select the best barbecue chicken, brisket, baked beans and booth décor in the kosher barbecue competition and festival-goers will vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Plus a kids’ zone and a pickle-eating contest!

Admission is free, food and drinks priced separately.

James Gregory

Comedy Club at the StarDome

The Funniest Man in America returns! For over twenty years, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comic James Gregory has stood grinning: his blue shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious storytelling experience. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory´s comedy: whimsical reflections on life from the front porch.

Smart Art Festival

Saturday 11 am

Presented by City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium

The Smart Art Festival will expose Birmingham area youth to different cultural art opportunities available throughout the metropolitan area. Attendees will be able to speak one-on-one with program representatives at designated booths, and experience or participate in live performances and demonstrations of various forms of artistic expression. Multiple vendors will provide information about their respective programs/products while receiving exposure for their initiatives. Additionally, some of Birmingham’s talent will display their unique gifts with the attendees (i.e. sculptures, spoken word, dance, music, etc.).

Have a great weekend out in the Magic City!

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