What to do in Birmingham this weekend: June 6th-8th

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

Symphony in the Summer!

The ASO is returning to Railroad Park to play three FREE concerts June 6-8 thanks to BBVA Compass! Friday & Saturday night will feature classical favorites, and on Sunday enjoy Family Fun Day with a family-friendly pops concert beginning at 6 p.m. So grab some friends and join us for a fabulous weekend of music!

Friday, June 6 | 8 p.m.

  • TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIFTH SYMPHONY: Roderick Cox, Conductor
  • GLINKA Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
  • BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64

Saturday, June 7 | 8 p.m.

  • INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE: Christopher Confessore, Conductor
  • MENDELSSOHN Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • GOUNOD Wedding March from Romeo et Juliette
  • BERNSTEIN Selections from West Side Story
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet

Sunday, June 8 | 6 p.m.

FAMILY FUN SUNDAY: Christopher Confessore, conductor

  • WILLIAMS A Tribute to John Williams
  • DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances
  • BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5
  • CUSTER A Salute to the Big Bands
  • LOPEZ Let It Go from Frozen
  • RODGERS Selections from The Sound of Music
  • LOWDEN Disney Magic
  • GIACCHINO Music from The Incredibles
  • CHAPLIN Smile
  • ROUSE Orange Blossom Special
  • ANDERSON Home Stretch
  • WARD America the Beautiful

FREE Admission thanks to: BBVA Compass, Dale’s Seasoning, Stewart Perry, Medical Properties Trust, Drummond Company, Inc., O’Neal Industries, The City of Birmingham, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Steel City Jazz Festival at Linn ParkJune 5-June 7, 2014.


Slice Pizza & Brew celebrates their Birmingham community with 3rd annual SliceFest Music Festival presented by Birmingham Budweiser. This year’s event brings New Orleans funk band, GALACTIC, to headline one of Birmingham’s favorite block parties.

Proceeds from this event to benefit Alabama Forever.

2nd Annual Big Green Egg Cook-Off Presented by ABSCO

Presented by Easter Seals of the Birmingham Area at Ross Bridge Welcome Center: June 7, 2014

Join us for the 2nd Annual Big Green Egg Cook-Off Presented by ABSCO Fireplace & Patio Benefiting Easter Seals of the Birmingham Area. This year’s event will be held at Ross Bridge Welcome Center and is the only event of its kind in Alabama!  You will get to taste amazing food from Big Green Egg contestants and enjoy craft beer from Cahaba Brewing. Plus, there will be an awesome kid-zone with moonwalks, face-painting, and more!

Know More Orphans 5k

Presented by Altar84 at Veterans Park – Hoover: June 7, 2014

Come support the Know More Orphans 5k June 7th at Veterans Park. The KMO 5k is sponsored by Northwestern’s Mutual of Alabama – Hoover and benefits Altar84. Altar84 is an organization that is committed to serving orphans and vulnerable children both locally and globally. To learn more visit their website.

Birmingham Festival Theatre

June 5-21, 2014

Director, Bethe Ensey

Sister Elizabeth (Liz) Donderstock (of the Squeamish colony) is squeezed out of her life’s work. How she and her colony’s attempts to cope with the change paint the backdrop for this smart comedy by the brilliant Sedaris siblings.


  • Daniel Martin
  • M Bates Redwine
  • Debbie Smith
  • Camille Spratling

Thursday, June 5: Opening night reception after the show

Thursday, June 12: Pay What You Can ($10 minimum)

Friday, June 13: Talk-back with the cast after the show

Sunday, June 15: Matinee at 2 pm

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