What to do in Birmingham this weekend: June 20th – 22nd

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.

LOCAL

Saturday | 5pm-10pm

A FREE Community Event for you, Birmingham!

Local vendors, local tunes, local art, and local brews.

Enjoy the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, by celebrating Birmingham at LOCAL, a free community event put on by the Alys Stephens Center’s Junior Board.

The highlight of the event will be musical performances from the talented finalists of ASC Commissions Birmingham. Each finalist will perform their own song written about Birmingham and the 3 winners of ASC Commissions Birmingham will be announced.

VIP Tickets are available $25 in advance >> $30 day of event.

Woodlawn Street Market

Saturday | 10am-4pm

An urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants selling produce, goods, and prepared food, along with a few home-grown restaurants and retailers. The market will offer Birminghamians a gathering place – a locale for taking in an amazing meal or picking up a few inspiring pieces to add to their collection.

Also expect street performances, a community art wall, live music, & kids’ activities. And SHOULD it rain — we will move everything indoors — don’t let that stop you from visiting us here in Woodlawn this Saturday!

Crossroads of 1st Ave South and 55th Place South!

Cocktails on the Farm

Saturday | 1pm- 5pm

Presented by Jones Valley Teaching Farm Junior Board

The second annual Cocktails on the Farm will feature local food, drink, and music. Chefs from Hot & Hot Fish Club, Paramount, Carrigan’s, Little Donkey, Octane, Knife Party, and more will be serving small summer plates; eight bartenders will be crafting cocktails inspired by the summertime; and JVTF will present an interactive display of JVTF’s Good School Food program. Your ticket purchase includes food and two drink tickets, with additional tickets available for purchase at the event.

All proceeds will help JVTF grow their Good School Food program to three additional schools, reaching all five schools in the Woodlawn area and a total of six Birmingham City Schools.

Grassroots Shakespeare Alabama presents Romeo and Juliet

Free | Railroad Park | Friday 7pm

Want to see a more “grassroots” version of Romeo and Juliet? Come to Railroad Park on Friday, June 20th for a free, one-of-a-kind show! Don’t forget your picnic blankets and camp chairs, or be prepared to stand close for the best experience! Grassroots Shakespeare Alabama is a pop-up, outdoor theatre company bringing free and accessible Shakespeare to parks and public spaces around Birmingham! It is an “original practices” company, performing in the style of Shakespeare’s day.

13th Annual Art in the Gardens 13th Annual Art in the Gardens

Some of the best artists in the country live right here in Alabama. This is your chance to stroll through the Gardens, see their works up close, and of course, shop!

More than 50 artisans will compete for category and best of show awards in this juried open-air show that features only Alabama artists. This year we’ll have painting, mixed media, jewelry, woodworking and more from both new artists and returning favorites!

Admission Info: Free

Individual Dates & Times: *

Jun 21, 2014: 9 am – 5 pm (Sat)

Jun 22, 2014: 9 am – 5 pm (Sun)

Aldridge Gardens

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