This annual merchant-centered event in Mountain Brook Village has been described as a European-style sidewalk and tent sale. The one-day-only flea market will have discounts up to 75 percent. Participating merchants often have preview sales, music and other special events. Visit www.welcometomountainbrook.com for more information.
A Night of Golden Opportunities
June 28, 6:30 p.m.
This is the first fundraiser for Adopt-a-Gold, a golden retriever rescue and adoption group. The event will include food, wine, craft beer from Good People Brewery and music by Crooked Road. A live auction will feature beach condos, art, vintage wine, a Napa winery stay, restaurant package and more. Tickets are $100 and are tax deductible. For more information or to buy tickets, call 985-4760, or visit www.facebook.com/adoptagoldenbirmingham.
Quilts of Arlington Exhibit Luncheons and Dinner
Thursdays Now-Aug. 31, 11:30 a.m.; July 21, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
This exhibit of vintage quilts will include weekly luncheons as well as a Midsummer American Quilt Celebration Dinner. The luncheons will be every Thursday through Aug. 31. Seatings are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations are required. The dinner seatings will be 6 and 8 p.m. July 21. For reservations or for more information, call 780-5656.
Art on the Rocks
June 29, 6 p.m.
Birmingham Museum of Art
In its eighth season, Art on the Rocks will be themed around the museum’s summer exhibition, “Warhol and Cars: American Icons.” The event includes live outdoor music, food and drinks in the newly renovated sculpture garden, graffiti artists’ demonstration, interactive art scavenger hunts, photo booths and more. Visit www.artsbma.org for announcements about the music line-up and to buy tickets.
June 29, 6 p.m.
Matt Jones Gallery
Themed “A Mid-Summer Night,” this year’s Summer Soiree benefiting the Magic City Choral Society will feature lute songs, madrigals and other selections inspired by music from Elizabethan England and the High Renaissance. Guests will receive complimentary wine, a signature drink and hors d’oeuvres. There will be a live and silent auction. A VIP reception and special performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. Buy tickets at www.magiccitychoralsociety.org or from committee members.
Birmingham Heart Walk
June 30, 7:30 a.m.
Admission is free for this American Heart Association event with live entertainment, a family-friendly atmosphere and a 5K walk/run. Participants in the 5K can walk or run in honor or memory of a loved one who has fought cardiovascular disease. A memorial will be set up on site to honor those who have lost that fight. Welcome ceremonies begin at 8:40 a.m. followed by aerobic warm-ups. The 5K walk/run will begin at 9 a.m., with the course snaking through downtown Birmingham. To create Heart Walk teams or join an established team, visit BirminghamHeartWalk.org.
Bards & Brews
July 6, 6:30 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Birmingham Public Library’s poetry performance/beer tasting series hits the road in July. Events are on the first Friday of each month. The next edition of Bards & Brews will travel to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The open-mic program will be in the Ireland Room with live music and poetry performances starting at 7 p.m. Emcee Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins will guide novice and veteran poets through an evening of verse with topics from romantic relationships to the local political scene. Craft beer will be available for sampling, along with light refreshments. Attendees must be 18 years or older to be admitted and 21 years or older to be served.
Inksy’s Art Opening Event
July 6, 6 p.m.; July 7, 10 a.m.
Inksy’s Art at Patton Creek
As part of the Grand Opening event for their new location in the Patton Creek Shopping Center, Insky’s Art will host Memphis artist Emery Franklin for a show and reception. Emery Franklin is cited by American Art Collector magazine as one of the up and coming artists from the American South. The event will begin with a reception July 6, where Emery will have his art on display from 6-8 p.m. and continue July 7 from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. To find out more about Emery Franklin and view his art, visit www.inskysart.com.
City Vineyard Blues Fest
July 7, 1 p.m.
Arbor Place Shopping Center
City Vineyard owner Gavin Ennis is hosting this event combining blues music, Alabama beers and wine tastings at his Greystone shop. Avondale Brewing, Back Forty, Beer Engineers, Blue Pants, Cahaba Brewing, Straight To Ale and Yellowhammer Brewing will serve their latest brews. There will be wine tastings and food from Crazy Cajuns and Pizza Express. There’s no charge for general admission, but guests can buy tickets for $75 to a VIP tent with seating close to the stage, free samples of the beer and wine offered at the event, food catered by Stones Throw Bar and Grill and more. Musicians will include Philip Dudley, 2 Blu and the Lucky Stiffs, Microwave Dave and the Nukes, Kent Burnside and the New Generation.
Summer Acting Workshops for Seniors
July 9-25, 10 a.m.
Artists on the Bluff
The Seasoned Performers’ Martha Haarbauer will lead these six fun and interactive two-hour acting workshops especially for senior adults. Topics include how to open up and express yourself, what an actor should really be thinking about, talking and listening on stage, conquering stage fright, playing different characters and expanding your imagination. Haarbauer has taught acting for more than 25 years at UAB. Theatre games and scene work will be used in the workshop; no memorization is necessary. Sessions are Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon. The fee for senior adults is $150 for all six sessions. For more information or to register, contact the Season Performers at 978-5095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 12-Aug. 5, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Samford Theatre
Bailey Hanks, MTV’s “Search for Elle” winner and Broadway leading lady, heads to Birmingham to star in this Red Mountain Theatre Company production. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets are $30-$35; call 324-2424 or visit www.redmountaintheatre.org. Group, senior and student rates are available.
Ronald McDonald House Open House
July 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m.
This event provides an opportunity to see the Ronald McDonald House, meet the staff and discover ways to volunteer. No reservations are needed. Those who attend are encouraged to donate a wish list item; the list is at www.rmhca.org. For 33 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama has provided a safe, affordable “home-away-from-home” for sick or injured children and their families when they travel to Birmingham for medical treatment. For more information, visit www.rmhca.org or contact Kathy Robson, volunteer and program manager, at 212-7258 or email@example.com
Distinguished Young Women of Jefferson County
July 20, 7 p.m.; July 21, 1 and 7 p.m.
The 2013 Distinguished Young Women of Jefferson County, formerly known as Junior Miss, will be at Wright Center Concert Hall at Samford University. Distinguished Young Women of Jefferson County is an official local preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. This year’s program will feature 22 young women from 10 area schools. The 2013 participants are: Le’Andrea Anderson, Haley Baker, Caroline Bottcher, Chelsea Capleton, Madeline Cawley, Kathryn Hardman, Rachel Higginbotham, Sarah Elizabeth Hyde, Maria Inman, Chandler Kitchens, Kasie Lennon, Megan McClung, Elizabeth Miles, Savannah Mills, Mary Katherine Mize, Hannah Moss, Victoria Niblett, Elizabeth Nichols, Anslee Palmer, Markia Pettway, Alexis Robinson and Carlyle Thornton. Preliminary performances are July 20 at 7:00 p.m. and, July 21 at 1 p.m. The finals will be July 21 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance through participants or at the door.
July 26, 6:30 p.m.
Rosewood Hall in SoHo
The Girl Scouts Young Professionals Society will host the third annual Soiree@SoHo, formerly Soiree@Saks, from 6:30-9 p.m. Young professionals are invited to join the YP Society for live music, food and drinks, a silent auction and a role model runway fashion show by Belk at Brookwood Village. Proceeds allow girls in north-central Alabama to participate in Girl Scout programs. For sponsor and ticket information, contact Meredith Foster, communications coordinator, at 453-9530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 28, 6 p.m.
This event with more than 40 artists will showcase the talents and culture of young local artists. Visual and performing art will be on display. Admission is $7. For more information or tickets, contact Aimara Rodriguez at 370-2856 or email@example.com.
ArtPartners Live Auction and Showcase
Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m.
This VSA Alabama event features a live and silent auction of collaborative works of art created by community artists and individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities. This year’s theme, “The Creative Power of 10,” celebrates the decade long ArtPartners program. Patty McDonald, a longtime VSA supporter, is the 2012 Community ArtPartner honoree. Honorary co-chairmen are Grace Davis, Lindsay Davis, Allie Simmons and Ryan Steeley. The showcase includes a live auction by Guin Robinson with some 25 pieces of collaborative art from ArtPartners studio time. The silent auction will have an additional 150 pieces of art. Live music, wine and food are included. Tickets, $100 each or $150 for a pair, may be purchased at the door, by phone at 307-6300 or by visiting ArtPartners2012.eventbrite.com. For sponsorship or ticket information, contact Meagan Vucovich, development and communications coordinator, at 307-6300, ext. 12 or Meagan@vsaalabama.org or visit www.vsaalabama.org.
Banks High School Class of 1962 Reunion
Aug. 25, 6 p.m.
Altadena Country Club
Members of the Banks High School Class of 1962 are invited to the class’ 50th reunion celebration. For more information and to sign up or to assist in finding fellow classmates, contact Kaye Walker Davis at 822-0902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.