Can’t Miss Alabama: Replenish the weekend at Style of 4th Avenue Jazz Pageant, Birmingham People Pageant

It’s a nice time to rock a weekend in Alabama.


Style of 4th Avenue Jazz Pageant 

After a two-year hiatus as a consequence of COVID-19, the Style of 4th Avenue Jazz Pageant will return Saturday, Aug. 27 to Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue District downtown. The competition will deliver collectively various artists, distributors, meals and leisure. The jazz competition will characteristic Chelsey Inexperienced, Logan the Entertainer, Deirdre Gaddis, the Official Clutch Band, Vann Burchfield and different artists. To study extra in regards to the competition, together with the whole lineup, go to Alabama Energy is among the many sponsors for the occasion. Keep up to date on Instagram and Fb. The competition is free.

The annual Style of 4th Avenue Jazz Pageant is Aug. 27 within the 4th Avenue Historic District. (Mykeon Smith)

Legends in Live performance

Summer season performances are underway by Sunday, Sept. 4 at OWA in Foley. Followers will see performances by Isaiah Mercado as Bruno Mars, Nellie Norris as Katy Perry, Nae Cullors as Michael Jackson and extra. The present options high-energy dancers, backup vocalists, a stay band, costumes, elaborate theatrical units and a full array of particular results. Performances are on the OWA Theater Tuesdays by Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.

Helen Keller Artwork Present

The Helen Keller Artwork Present of Alabama is underway by Wednesday, Sept. 14 on the Alabama Middle for the Arts in Decatur. The exhibit is a touring juried artwork present that shows work created by college students all through Alabama who’ve visible impairments, blindness and/or deaf-blindness. Youngsters who take part within the present use varied media to create their works. The humanities are included within the college students’ educational curriculum in areas similar to the event of communication abilities utilizing visible and tactical skills, math, science, studying and leisure-time actions. This yr’s exhibit will characteristic 46 items of artwork that may be bought for a donation beginning at $100. For extra data, go to the web site.

Sidewalk Movie Pageant

The twenty fourth annual Sidewalk Movie Pageant is underway by Sunday, Aug. 28 in Birmingham’s Historic Theatre District. Pageant venues embrace the Sidewalk Movie Middle and Cinema, the Alabama Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, the Carver Theatre, First Church Birmingham, the Alabama Faculty of Fantastic Arts Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Recital Corridor and Lecture Corridor, in addition to Steiner Auditorium on the Birmingham Museum of Artwork. Alabama Energy is among the many sponsors for the occasion. Comply with this hyperlink for tickets. For extra in regards to the competition, go to Keep up to date right here for brand new additions.

Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q Tour and Demo

Come hungry and revel in a finger-licking time once you go to the legendary pit grasp and restaurateur Van Sykes as he explains the historical past of Bob Sykes and Southern barbecue. Take your barbecue abilities to the subsequent stage by attending the occasion on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Van Sykes, a second-generation proprietor of the Bessemer family-owned restaurant, has labored within the iconic barbecue home all his life. His mother and father, Bob and Maxine, based the restaurant in 1957. Van Sykes has a present for storytelling and sharing barbecue tales. Visitors will style their means by the Bob Sykes barbecue menu and study the way it has stood the take a look at of time. The personal tour is a journey by what goes into creating Southern barbecue from the pit to the plate.

The tour and demo embrace:

Spherical 1
• Pattern servings of barbecue pork and spareribs with sides of potato salad and onion rings.
• Hear Sykes’ historical past and tales from the barbecue pit.
• Study direct fireplace and warmth.

Spherical 2
• Pattern servings of smoked wings and sausage with sides of coleslaw and baked beans.
• Hear why Bob Sykes cooks barbecue picnic shoulders.
• Historical past of Southern barbecue sauce and what makes Bob Sykes’ sauce particular.
• Study sparerib cooking scorching and quick.

Spherical 3
• Pattern servings of lemon icebox pie and pink velvet cake.
• Historical past of Bob Sykes’ well-known desserts and the way they’ve stood the style of time.

Last Spherical
Every visitor will take house:
• Bob Sykes memento cup for which refills are $1 on return visits to Bob Sykes.
• Bob Sykes barbecue present card and rewards card.
• Barbecue tour T-shirt.

Buy tickets at Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q Restaurant is at 1724 Ninth Ave. N. in Bessemer.

Birmingham Legion FC

Birmingham Legion FC will sq. off in opposition to the New York Purple Bulls II Sunday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. Buy tickets on-line. Name 205-791-7145, obtain the Legion FC app or comply with @bhmlegion on social media for extra data. Video games will likely be performed at Protecting Stadium.

Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons will face the Mississippi Braves by Sunday, Aug. 28 at Areas Discipline in Birmingham. Comply with this hyperlink for the whole schedule, updates, promotions and giveaways. Areas Discipline is a cashless facility. Credit score and debit playing cards will likely be accepted on the Joe Drake Ticket Workplace, the Barons Sports activities Depot and concession stands at Areas Discipline. Get tickets on-line.

Birmingham People Pageant 

The Birmingham People Pageant is a family-friendly outside competition coming to Avondale Park on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Get pleasure from a day of music, neighborhood and artwork, with stay performances of gospel, blues, cosmic nation, bluegrass, West African drumming, jazz and dance. Featured performers embrace Sarah Lee Langford, Daniel “José” Carr, Clarence “Bluesman” Davis and Jock Webb, the Mountain Grass Unit, Ruth Black and the Harmonettes, Sahi On Ko Djony, The Whistlebees and the Crestwood Group Band. To study extra in regards to the performers, hyperlink right here. The occasion is sponsored by Cahaba Brewing Firm, Mother’s Basement, Mates of Avondale Park and different music lovers and neighborhood companions. The Rose Backyard will characteristic an array of interactive dance, music classes, arts and crafts and yoga. Comply with alongside on Fb. Admission is free. The Avondale Amphitheater is at 4101 Fifth Ave. S.

The music lineup:

  • 10:30 a.m.: Crestwood Group Band.
  • 11:15 a.m.: Sahi On Ko Djony.
  • Midday: The Whistlebees.
  • 1 p.m.: Ruth Black and the Harmonettes.
  • 2 p.m.: The Mountain Grass Unit.
  • 3 p.m.: Sarah Lee Langford.
  • 4 p.m.: Clarence “Bluesman” Davis and Jock Webb.
  • 5 p.m.: Daniel “José” Carr Jazz Jam Session.

For extra data, electronic mail [email protected].

Purple Mountain Leisure

Upcoming exhibits embrace:

  • Aug. 27 – The Soiled Guv’nahs with the Stews, Avondale Brewing in Birmingham.
  • Aug. 27 – Jack White, The Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville.
  • Aug. 28 – The Black Keys with Band of Horses and Early James, The Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville.
  • Aug. 28 – Oliver Tree with Jawny and Huddy, Avondale Brewing Firm in Birmingham.
  • Aug. 29 – Lany with Surfaces and Annika Bennett, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa.
  • Aug. 31 – One Republic and Needtobreathe, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham.

For extra exhibits, go to redmountainentertainment.

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