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Weekend atmosphere. Photo via Cahaba Brewing, Iron City Social

For an atmospheric burst of sunshine, hurry up and immerse yourself in these weekend events taking place around Birmingham, September 17-19.

This weekend in the magic city

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Photo via Facebook of the Abrome-Engel Visual Arts Institute

You will find me at the museum!

Did you know that Saturday September 18 is Museum Day? Yes, on this special day, get free entry to a variety of museums in Birmingham and beyond. Here are the participating museums.

Beauty behind bars

A major exhibition opens on Friday September 17 at the Institute of Visual Arts Abrome-Engel of the UAB (AEIVA). Title Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, it features works of art created by people in prison and works by non-incarcerated artists concerned with state repression, erasure and imprisonment. Find out who the Birmingham-based artists are included in the + more exhibition. Register to attend — now December 11, 2021.

Conserve + protect

Saturday September 18 marks World Water Watch Day, a time to do your part to protect our water sources. To help raise awareness and engage in water conservation in the Birmingham community, the McWane Science Center is hosting special programming on this important day. Buy your tickets in advance.

More to discover

Riverkeeper of the Black Warrior
Help the Black Warrior Riverkeeper during Earthbound’s Earthfest on September 19. Photo via Black Warrior River Keeper Facebook
  • Saturday September 18: Rockfest 2021 @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. noon to 10 p.m. Free entry. Register.
  • Saturday September 18: Oktoberfest @ Cahaba Brewing Co. from noon to 10 p.m. Free entry.

Find more events in Now the Weekend — Video Edition.

Look ahead

Head Over Teak, Laura Crandal Brown Foundation
Head Over Teak 5K / 10K is September 25. Photo via Laura Crandall Brown Foundation Facebook

Put on those kicks

Did you know September is GYN Cancer Awareness Month? We have an amazing way for you to show your support: the Head Over Teal 5K / 10K. Taking place on Saturday, September 25 at 8:00 a.m. at The Preserve in Hoover, your participation will help raise awareness and raise funds to provide GYN cancer programs to women, patients and caregivers. Ready to show off those teal nerves? Register now.

Offer of the week

Use discount code BHAMNOW for great savings at Indian Restaurant Sitar. Find more offers and add yours to our Small Business Guide.

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