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Brickyard exhibit at the McWane Science Center. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

So much food. So much entertainment. Plan now + check out these weekend events taking place around Birmingham, June 11-13.

This weekend in the magic city

Photo via St. Elias Masonite Catholic Church Facebook

The belly rumbles

Hope you are hungry because a full weekend of food awaits you with the Lebanese Cultural and Culinary Festival of St. Elias, Friday through Saturday June 11th and 12th. This year’s event offers food-only drive-thru and take-out. There will also be a silent auction and virtual entertainment on stelias.org. For amazing dishes like baked kibbee + spinach pie, head to St. Elias Maronite Catholic on 8th Street South in Birmingham between 10am and 7pm.

Show your PRIDE

It’s PRIDE month and events are happening throughout the month of June. Kick off the most colorful celebration of all with the Together We Rise Central Alabama Pride Fest. The festivities take place on Saturday June 12 in the Avondale Entertainment District and feature live entertainment, drag, food + drink and PRIDE for the whole family. Find out from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Head to the fishing hole fish

Grab your reel because Saturday June 12 is Alabama’s FREE day of fishing. One place to enjoy this special day is Oak Mountain State Park. Learn more.

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Eat a little, art a little

Birmingham’s 2nd Ave is the place to be this Saturday June 19th from 11am to 8pm with Eat in the Street + The Birmingham Art Crawl. Discover live music, art vendors, activities with McWane Science Center + street pop-ups with Wild Honey Flower Truck, Edolyn’s Pies, Sidewalk Cinema and more. Full program here.

It’s all about the imagination

Are you ready for the most exciting and imaginative event of this summer? Then visit the McWane Science Center on Saturday June 12 for LEGO Day. Consider me intrigued! You will find everything you need to create, design and build the LEGO creations of your dreams. Psst! The event includes a MEGA jump ramp for you to build a LEGO car and test its skills.

A trip to Ensley is a must

This Saturday, June 12 marks the first Ensley Rising Day, a community celebration and the start of construction of Ensley’s newest community development effort, the Ramsay-McCormack Historic Building Suite. Attend the event at 11 a.m. for shows, free food and family activities.

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Kitchen Rendezvous
I’ll take one of each, please. Photo via Rendez Vous Kitchen Co’s Facebook

Saturday June 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a funky good time during the Funky Food Festival to benefit AIDS Alabama. Held at Cahaba Brewing Co, you’ll find Birmingham’s best food trucks, cold beer, local vendors and more. Five reasons to attend.

Bottom up (responsible!)

Magic City Brewfest returns this Saturday June 12th at Sloss Furnaces. This premier beer event showcases the amazing and totally flavorful craft beer creations on the tongue of brewers across Alabama. Taste goodness from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Drink ticket – $ 45. Designated Driver Ticket – $ 15. Children 15 and under – FREE with an adult. More information.

Hold me near the young little dancer …

The Dance Foundation presents Tiny Dances at Pizitz Food Hall on Saturday June 12. Live performances include a variety of genres from contemporary ballet and hip hop to classical Indian dance and dance theater. While you’re there, watch an installation featuring a 20-minute film of dance works by local choreographers. Show times: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. + 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free entry.

They came, they saw, they read

More small free libraries will appear in the Birmingham community, and you can help us. On Saturday June 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., join Rotaract Birmingham for a painting belt to prepare these libraries for use. Register.

Some other events for your weekend agenda:

Friday-Saturday 11-12 June: New Human Rights Works Festival: The Pink Unicorn @ Red Mountain Theater. $ 10. Tickets.

Saturday June 12: The Market @ Pepper Place. 7 am-noon. Admission fee.

Saturday June 12: Woodlawn Street Market in Woodlawn. 10 am-4pm. Admission fee.

Saturday June 12: The opening performance of the musical series with Sarah Lee Langford @ Homewood Theater. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $ 20. Tickets.

Sunday June 13: Plant Exchange @ House Plant Collective. 2 p.m.

Sunday June 13: Pre-Father’s Day Drum Jam @ Avondale Park. 4 pm-5:30pm. FREE.

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There is no party like a DJ Papa Rooster party. Photo via DJ Papa Rooster’s Facebook

Friday-Sunday 18-20 June: Euphonic Music Festival at Birmingham Zoo. Doors open – 5:30 p.m. The price varies depending on the ticket. Tickets.

Friday June 18: Eat a Peach: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers @ Avondale Brewing Co. 8:00 PM $ 10. Tickets.

Friday June 18: Food Truck Friday – Juneteenth 2021 Festival @ 521 3rd Ave W, Birmingham, 35204. 5-10 p.m. $ 5. Tickets. 7 reasons to attend.

Saturday June 19: PRIDE Dance Party @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. Noon to midnight. FREE.

Saturday June 19: TheMGB 1st Annual Juneteenth Fest via The Modern Green Book @ Legion Field. 12 pm-10pm. Entrance – FREE until 5 p.m. Tickets required to attend specific events. Tickets.

Saturday June 19: Father’s Day Steak Contest @ Cahaba Brewing Co. noon to 5 p.m. The price varies depending on the ticket. Tickets.

Sunday June 20: Father’s Day Yacht Rock Jam Party @ The Backyard (Leeds). 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free entry.

Saturday June 19: Noles Group Casino Night benefiting the Alabama veteran at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa (Hoover). 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. $ 125. Tickets.

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