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    16th Annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Alabama Theatre

    August 22 - August 24, 2014

    Sidewalk 2014 will take place in the Theatre District of Downtown Birmingham on August 22, 23 and 24. The Alabama Moving Image Association was created to inspire, encourage and support films and filmmaking in Alabama. With eight venues located within Birmingham’s historic Theatre District (featuring the newly restored Alabama Theatre, a 2,200 seat movie palace built by Paramount in 1927), spontaneity rules ...more


    Family Film Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at McWane Science Center

    August 23 - August 24, 2014

    The Sidewalk Family Film Festival, presented by Alabama Baby & Child, is a celebration of independant films. It is a festival for screening shorts and features appropriate for children as...more

    Beadapalooza 2014

    Presented by The Bead Biz at The Bead Biz

    August 23 - August 24, 2014

    Our Biggest event of the year, Beadapalooza 2014 brings together bead and gemstone vendors from all over the United States. Gemstones strands, Czech Glass, Metal, Shell and wood from various...more

    Burningham Redux 8: Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    August 30, 2014

    If you attend 1 festival this year make it AUDEMUS. Or burn with us at the PIONEER campground in Oak Mtn State Park. We burn the man at nightfall Saturday Aug 30. 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


    Helena First Friday

    Presented by Helena Business Association

    September 5, 2014

    Helena First Friday is a free, family-friendly event held in the historic district of Old Town Helena, Al on the first Friday of almost every month. The unique shops in Old Town stay open late,...more

    ArtWalk

    Presented by Birmingham Artwalk and Birmingham Art Association at Downtown Loft District

    September 5 - September 6, 2014

    Artwalk is an arts festival that transforms Birmingham's loft neighborhood into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food...more

    Foothills Festival

    Presented by City of Jasper: Public Works Department

    September 12 - September 13, 2014

    The Foothills Festival is a free music festival in the heart of downtown Jasper brought to you by the City of Jasper. Named for Jasper being in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this...more

    EDRW - Jr. Pitmasters Cookbook Recipe Contest

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    August 19 - September 17, 2014

    Dreamland Bar-B-Que and the Birmingham Public Library invite K-8 classrooms to put on their chef hats and create a kid-friendly Dreamland recipe. One winning classroom will be treated to a...more

    Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival

    Presented by Saint George Melkite Catholic Church at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church

    September 18 - September 20, 2014

    This year, Saint George will celebrate its 33rd annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. Food will be served all day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm. Downtown...more

    23rd Annual Magic City AIDS Walk

    Presented by Birmingham AIDS Outreach at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board

    September 28, 2014

    The 23rd Annual Magic City AIDS Walk is produced and managed by Birmingham AIDS Outreach. This year's event will be at Avondale Park at 3:00 pm with the Step-Off at 5:00 pm. The event is...more

    EDRW - Food-Related Activities at the Pepper Place Market

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Pepper Place Saturday Market

    October 4, 2014

    Bring the kids by BPL’s crafts table at Pepper Place Market for food-related art projects. On Twitter, join Erin Bass from Deep South Magazine for a live chat about food in Southern...more

    4th Annual Magic City Mile and The Bell Center Festival

    Presented by The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs

    October 5, 2014

    The 4th Annual Magic City Mile is a one mile fun run through SoHo square in Homewood, ending with The Bell Center Festival. The Magic City Mile is a kick-off weekend to begin training for the...more

    EDRW - Food Writers Fair

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL)

    October 5, 2014

    Chef Clayton Sherrod of the Lawson State Community College’s Culinary Arts Program and chefs Adam Elliott and Deborah Harris will do a cooking demo of Sherrod’s Bananas Foster. Sherrod...more

    EDRW - Sunday in the Park with Food Trucks and Crafts

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library

    October 5, 2014

    Enjoy local music and spoken word poetry at Avondale Park Amphitheater during our food truck and craft fair. Vendors will be selling hand-crafted items with a literary twist. Popular Birmingham...more

    EDRW - Urban Homesteading Panel

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    October 7, 2014

    You can live off the land, even in the middle of the city. This panel of experts will tell you how to get started. Katie Davis of Jones Valley Teaching Farm; Josh Terrell of Hop City; and Sallie...more

    EDRW - Literary Cocktail Competition at The Collins Bar

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library

    October 8, 2014

    The Collins Bar, 2125 Second Ave. North, will host a happy hour cocktail contest with a Jazz Age theme featuring local bartending members of the United States Bartending Guild. USBG president...more

    EDRW - Food Stories and Latte Art at The Red Cat Coffeehouse

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and The Red Cat

    October 9, 2014

    Join writer and actor Jack Pendarvis of Adventure Time and Oxford American fame and Arc Light Stories as they entertain you with true personal food-inspired tales. Baristas will...more

    EDRW - InstagramBham Contest

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    October 3 - October 10, 2014

    During the entire Eat Drink Read Write (EDRW) festival, participants and attendees are encouraged to take pictures of their favorite EDRW moments and tag them on Instagram with #EDRW. The best...more

    EDRW - Everybody’s Gotta Eat Poster Exhibit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    September 22 - October 10, 2014

    Created by Debra Riffe, this exhibit highlights Southern culture and its food. It will be located on the first floor of the Central Library. Riffe's exhibit Every Line Tells a Story is on...more

    EDRW - Birmingham's Best Bites and the Instagrammys

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    October 10, 2014

    End EDRW on a savory note with Food Network Star finalist Martie Duncan and some of her food expert friends during Birmingham’s Best Bites finale party. Enjoy a few bites and pick up the new...more

    Cask & Drum

    October 11, 2014

     Find your next favorite band, beer and wine, all in the space of an afternoon in downtown Birmingham. Cask & Drum is part music festival, part wine and beer tasting, part social...more

    JCA Annual Heritage Festival

    Presented by Jefferson Christian Academy at Jefferson Christian Academy

    October 18, 2014

    Families can enjoy a variety of entertainment such as carnival rides, huge inflatables, live music, arts and crafts vendors, informational booths, several food choices, great values in the silent...more

    Barking at the Moon Festival

    Presented by Friends of Fultondale Bark Park and Friends of Fultondale Bark Park

    October 26, 2014

    We are currently accepting Vendor Applications for the Second Annual Barking at the Moon Festival. The Barking at the Moon Festival and Parade is a family-oriented event held in conjunction with...more

    Brian White Day

    Presented by Amazing Grace Girls

    November 1, 2014

    The Amazing Grace Girls are organizing an event for Brian White and his mom to raise funds for a wheelchair accessible van.  Brian has cerebral palsy.  The City of Sylacauga...more

    Fall Festival & Silent Auction

    Presented by Episcopal Place at Episcopal Place

    November 8, 2014

    Fall Festival & Silent Auction will be a fun event to raise funds providing quality of life activities in 2015. With any donation, there will be a unique opportunity to attend the auction,...more

    Abraham-in-Motion

    Presented by Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center and Alabama Dance Council at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University

    January 17, 2015

    Kyle Abraham is one of the fastest rising stars in the modern dance world, in demand as a performer, choreographer and collaborator. Abraham received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius...more

    6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    May 30, 2015

    Get ready for the 6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival! The event will take place at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in Historic downtown  Bessemer, Alabama. It's a...more

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