Category Archives: Festival

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, various locations

Ah, fall is in the air. After weeks of brutal heat, it’s time to . . . stay inside and watch movies during the 9th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival. The festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 28, with a screening of “The Ten,” a comedy loosely based on the Ten Commandments starring a bunch of big names including Winona Ryder, Adam Brody, Jessica Alba. Saturday and Sunday you can get your fill of features, shorts, documentaries, animation — there’s something for everyone. Read all about the 2007 film lineup here. It’s not just all movies though. In-between screenings enjoy food, music and panel discussions. New this year, Sidewalk has partnered with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to highlight civil and human rights-related films.

Cost: Opening night tickets are $10 in advance/$13 at the door. Weekend passes (Saturday and Sunday) are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Sidewalk members and students with valid ID enjoy ticket discounts. Single film tickets (Saturday and Sunday) are $7 each or $17 for a 3-pack. For the somebodies that want to be Somebody, you can score an all-access pass to every party and screening for $200.

The talk around Artwalk 2007

Artwalk Winddown

It’s been over for a couple of days now, but there’s still a great deal of buzz about this year’s Artwalk. Early reports have total artists sales double that from last year.

We wanted to hear what you thought about this year’s festival, so we sent out a street team (with our new t-shirts on of course), asked for your thoughts and brought these back to share with you.

Continue reading

“We Love West End” block party, Historic Rickwood Field

The West End Merchants Association, West End Community and Main Street Birmingham, a nonprofit group working to improve our city, are throwing their annual community block party/car show at historic Rickwood Field Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The field is located at 1137 2nd Ave. West. Besides the cars on display, there will be live music, free hot dogs and drinks, rides for the kids, a basketball shoot out and door prizes.

Cost: Free

Stokin’ the Fire BBQ Festival, Sloss Furnaces

Sure it’s hot, but it’s going to get even hotter at Sloss Furnaces this weekend as professional and amateur teams tend to their grills for honor and prizes. These guys and girls will not be fooling around as this event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. This is serious B-B and Q.
While the teams are sweatin’ the prize money, music fans can just sweat along with Alejandro Escovedo, Southern Culture on the Skids, Eliot Morris, Moses Mayfield, Jason Isbell and many more. There will also be cooking demostrations and a Kids Zone. Admission is $10 per day for adults or $15 for an advance, two-day pass. Kids ages 5-12 are $5 per day. Children under 5 are free. All net proceeds will support the expansion and restoration of the National Historic Landmark. Tickets are available at Birmingham-area Piggly Wiggly stores and Sloss, 20 32nd St. North.

Festival entertainment schedule.

More information at