Social Events in Birmingham, Alabama This Week

Let’s explore social events in Birmingham, AL happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Birmingham where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Birmingham

Language Exchange- Practice Speaking Languages

Language Exchange- Practice Speaking Languages

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Good People Brewing Company

Practice speaking a foreign language with native and fluent speakers!
Bring a notebook if you’d like.
We currently have Italian, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, and (of course) English.
To add your language, just contact Drew.

Grab a nametag and write your language on it. There will be Italian cheeses.
We also welcome those who’d like to practice their English.(…)

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May Book Discussion: I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

May Book Discussion: I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: The Pizitz Food Hall

Join us for a discussion of *I’m Glad My Mom Died* by Jennette McCurdy

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Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition. Her mother’s dream was for her only daughter to become a star, and Jennette would do anything to make her mother happy. So she went along with what Mom called “calorie restriction,” eating little and weighing herself five times a day. She endured e(…)

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LGBTQ+ Civic Engagement – How to Protect Your Rights & Keep Your Job

LGBTQ+ Civic Engagement - How to Protect Your Rights & Keep Your Job

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: TrimTab Brewing Company

Join us for an insightful evening at Tech Equals’ ***LGBTQ+ Civic Engagement – How To Protect Your Rights and Keep Your Job*** program!

We have a rockstar panel of leaders from queer and social-minded organizations (HRC, ACLU of Alabama) and entrepreneurs and IT professionals (Shipt, Southern Company, LunarLab) who are all actively doing the work in tech, business, and civic engagement.

Inspired(…)

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Magic City Bitcoin Meetup

Magic City Bitcoin Meetup

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Avondale Brewing Company

Magic City Bitcoin Meetup

Join us to talk bitcoin happenings and news!

Bitcoin only.(…)

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May Alabama WordPress Meetup @ Samford

May Alabama WordPress Meetup @ Samford

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Samford University

**We will not meet in April but will resume in May.**

The Alabama WordPress Meetup meets monthly on 3rd Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. at Samford (Russell Hall, 3rd floor).

Please sign up and save the date. We look forward to seeing you!(…)

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Symphony in the Park (free concert)

Symphony in the Park (free concert)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Railroad Park Foundation

***An outdoor evening with the symphony…***

**WHAT:** a free picnic concert on the grass

**WHEN:** 7:30 concert begins

**WHERE:**

* the map pin is very close;
* facing stage, I’m centered on the hill
* near the East entrance
* I’ll have a Beagle

**COST:** free

**PARKING:** free after 6pm

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May BHM.NET Meetup

May BHM.NET Meetup

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Samford University

TBA(…)

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BALU Meetup

BALU Meetup

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: The Pita Stop

Meetup Location:
[Pita Stop (Southside location)](https://thepitastop.com/birmingham-the-pita-stop-food-menu)
All user levels are welcome. Looking forward to the conversation!(…)

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FREEDOM SHIELD PRAYER COMMUNITY CALL

FREEDOM SHIELD PRAYER COMMUNITY CALL

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: CHRISTIAN PARTY OF AMERICA NATION-WIDE PUBLIC CONFERENCE CALL

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Ps 33:12, KJV)
About the Freedom Shield Program
The Christian Party of America (CPA) at ChristianPartyofAmerica.com invites you to participate in its new Freedom Shield program. The goal of Freedom Shield is to build a network of local groups, as part of the “Christians Opposing Globalism” Initiative by the Christian Party of America. A local Freedom (…)

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A Dinner to Remember

A Dinner to Remember

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Oak House

Join me for dinner in Dunnavant Valley at one of my favorite restaurants— Oak House. Oak House is classy, casual, and upscale all at the same time. The restaurant charges $10 per person for group reservations. It is non-refundable if you cancel. I will refund it though if you actually attend the dinner. Here is the QR code to reserve your seat.

https://cash.app/$CedricJ(…)

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REI Live Birmingham – How To Flip Land Simple as 1,2,3!

REI Live Birmingham - How To Flip Land Simple as 1,2,3!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Vulcan Park and Museum

Join us at REI Live Birmingham on May 21st 2024, to learn from Ray Zhang. He will teach How To Flip Land Simple as 1,2,3. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and network with other like-minded individuals in the real estate industry.

Register now and get ready to take your real estate career to the next level!
This is a FREE event.(…)

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Saturday sword

Saturday sword

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 2900 Highland Ave

where: Rushton Park 2921 Highland Ave S birmingham, AL 35205
By the large concrete pillar

Per meetup guidelines: **attendees *under the age of 18 must have a guardian with them***

\*you are welcome to drop in, but if everyone is busy we might not be there. You can be sure by asking on discord, or instagram, or join the facebook group.

\*this group is not monitored daily, or sometimes weekly- pl(…)

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Red Mountain Makers Monthly Game Night

Red Mountain Makers Monthly Game Night

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Red Mountain Makers

Our free monthly game night is held in the classroom at the Red Mountain Makers Makerspace on the last Saturday of each month. Come join us for a night of fun and adventure!

We have a variety of Tabletop games to play, like Wingspan, Sushi GO, Tokaido, Ticket to Ride, and more. You’re also encouraged to bring your own.

Game Night is a regular free event typically held on the last Saturday of the(…)

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Bellydance Class for beginners!

Bellydance Class for beginners!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Dance Foundation

Build your stamina and have fun each week by learning bellydance! Each class has a fun warm up, technique breakdown for steps, lots of drills in group formations with finger cymbals. FatChanceBellyDance style belly dance (FCBD) is a modern style of belly dance and focuses on group dancing.

CLASSES are in person and online simultaneously. Email Liz if you would like the zoom link to attend online.(…)

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Meditation (beginners welcome) and discussion

Meditation (beginners welcome) and discussion

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: undefined

Meetings begin with guided meditation–about 1/2 hour.
After that, discussion.
Low stress.
Check it out!(…)

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REAL ESTATE INVESTING COACHING IN AL.? 1 ON 1 COACHING For FORECOSURES AND

 REAL  ESTATE INVESTING COACHING IN AL.? 1 ON 1 COACHING For FORECOSURES AND

◦ When: Saturday, Jun 29th

◦ Where: 1008 Montgomery Hwy 31 ste 202

**THE HIDDEN MARKET. PLUS INTRO TO PROBATE REAL ESTATE PURCHASING JUNE 29 & 30. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ONLY $25 Per Day (2) or Free for Members only. Our Guest Trainer & Coach from Atlanta has 38 Yrs Experience and over 100 Deals to his Credit. Sign Up form at aiaclub.com/join 1 page form and write or type FORECLOSURES 6/29!**
***OUR COACH FROM ATLANTA CHARGES NO SPLIT ON THE DEALS HE FINDS YOU… \*\(…)

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Argentine Tango Classes (2 of 4 week series)

Argentine Tango Classes  (2 of 4 week series)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 2198 Columbiana Rd #100

Event by “Transparent” Argentine Tango
4 week series: Tuesday, May 14 to Tuesday, June 4

Learn the tools to be a beautiful Argentine Tango dancer. This class is suited to all levels, especially those wishing a renewal of the fundamentals. Each week we will build on the development of the essentials, including tango walk, embrace, musicality, creativity and improvisation.

This is an excellent way(…)

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Community Bible Study

Community Bible Study

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Panera Bread

On Tuesdays at 5:30 PM, we will be studying the gospel of common sense – James. This text is famously practical and encourages Christians to live their faith! Having a living faith is what following Jesus means. We will study in person at Panera Bread in Trussville, AL. Feel free to grab some dinner, snack or a coffee and join us.(…)

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Tuesday Night Board games at Gear Gaming in Hoover

Tuesday Night Board games at Gear Gaming in Hoover

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Gear Gaming

*IMPORTANT* Please RSVP to this Meetup if you plan to attend.

On Tuesday evenings we meet at Gear Gaming (https://geargaming.com/) in Hoover.

We meet 6:00 PM – 10.00 PM each week to play a diverse mix of board games and card games. Due to the extended gaming hours, this is an excellent game night to play longer, more complex games.

There is no admission fee for attendees, but please consider su(…)

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A Study of the Book of James

A Study of the Book of James

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Chick-fil-A

In this class we will read and discuss the book of James.

This class is for all who are wanting to learn the gospel and is for both those who are new to the Bible and have been reading for a long time.

Please join us at Chick-Fil-A off of 119 in Pelham. We will be inside with our Bibles out.(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Birmingham, you can try out Allevents.in, Birminghamparent.com, or Bizjournals.com.

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Events for Expats and Locals to meet

InterNations Birmingham- May Event

InterNations Birmingham- May Event

◦ When: Thursday, May 30th

◦ Where: The Blue Piano

We are delighted to invite you for our May event at The Blue Piano with a great selection of food and drinks. The venue is located in Edgbaston, near Birmingham city centre. Housed in a beautiful Edwardian building.

It does not matter if it is your first time or if you have not been a long time, come join a great friendly group of people from all over the world.

When: May 30th, 2024
Time: 19.30

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Our Book for June: “Undiscovered” by Gabriela Wiener

◦ When: Wednesday, Jun 5th

This autobiographical novel is about a woman who after her father’s death makes troubling discoveries in the family archive is an unflinching and revelatory story of colonial violence in Latin America and its enduring scars on generations to come.
Blending personal, historical and fictional writing, Undiscovered tells of a search for identity beyond the old stories of patriarchs and plunder. Subve

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