Here’s the 10 for the week of August 1-7. It’s a brand new month and we’ve got some unique events in store for all of us, from kid fun to good times for adults and even adults acting like kids. Plus some chances to show off your artistic side. Read on and you will see.
Watch The Greatest Showman
The free outdoor movie montages at the Riverwalk Amphitheater conclude Monday with a screening of the 2017 Hugh Jackman film The Greatest Showman. Films begin at dusk. Guests should bring blankets and chairs. Grocery vendors are available, and guests are welcome to bring picnics. The amphitheater is located at 355 Coosa St. in downtown Montgomery, but enter the park through the tunnel on Commerce Street.
How well can you spell?
Part spelling bee, part booze game, it’s hosted by the Hilltop Public House, 3 N. Goldthwaite St., Montgomery. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Hilltop is partnering with Hi-Wire Brewing. Here’s how the fun works: Up to 20 participants compete and spell words the same way kids compete at school. The words are all in the fifth through ninth grade range. Spell a word correctly and you’ll receive a 4-ounce shot of Hi-Wire Draft beer to drink. The longer the competition goes on, the more likely it is that a child will outdo you. The speller who makes it to the end gets a $50 tab and loot from Hi-Wire. Entry fee is $10 per person to benefit the Central Alabama Adult Literacy Program. Registration starts at 18:00. For obvious reasons, this is the case from the age of 21. If you don’t win, don’t worry. They’ll be bringing back Boozy Bee every other Tuesday, so you’ll have another chance at spelling while you’re shooting. Speller, make sure you bring a designated driver.
Fun for biscuits fans this week
We have another week of Montgomery Biscuits action, bargains and giveaways this week as the Biscuits host a home series against Pensacola at Riverwalk Stadium. Tickets are available at biscuitsbaseball.com.
- Golden Biscuits Tuesday: Montgomery Biscuits baseball event at Riverwalk Stadium for older fans, Tuesday at 6:35 p.m
- Military Wednesday: Montgomery Biscuits Baseball honors the military with discounts and promotions at Riverwalk Stadium, Wednesday at 6:35 p.m
- Sweet Grown T-Shirt Giveaway: Montgomery Biscuits is giving away 1,000 t-shirts for kids ages 15 and up Thursday at 6:35 p.m. at Riverwalk Stadium
- Outdoors Night – Biscuits’ Tribute to Humidity: Montgomery Biscuits will celebrate a night dedicated to the dog days of summer at Riverwalk Stadium on Friday at 6:35 p.m
- College Football Night and MAX Fireworks: Montgomery Biscuits is hosting college football games and post-game MAX fireworks at Riverwalk Stadium Saturday at 6:05 p.m.
- Kids’ Water Bottle Raffle: Montgomery Biscuits is giving away kids’ water bottles to the first 500 fans under the age of 14 Sunday at 3:33 p.m. at Riverwalk Stadium.
Meet an ancient art form on Pike Road
Does anyone know exactly what “encaustic wax” is? If not, here’s your chance to find out and take a beginner’s class on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm at the Pike Road Arts Center, 944 Wallahatchie Road. Montgomery artist Martha Colson will lead the class. So here’s what it is: an old-style beeswax-based paint that you keep melted on a hot plate or heated iron. The course costs $50 per person. They will send you a full materials list when you register by emailing Patty Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 334-272-9883.
Rock for all ages at The Sanctuary
You don’t need a babysitter on Saturdays. Another great night of rock for all ages awaits at The Sanctuary, 432 Goldthwaite St., Montgomery with Forest Haven, Uncaste and Towering Above. Doors open at 7:30pm and music is from 8pm to midnight. Only $10 per person at the door. This place has great acoustics. Your ears will thank you.
Breakfast and bikes
You must eat. And frankly, you just have to look at great bikes. So why not put them together? Yes, there is a Free Biker Breakfast for the first Saturday in August at Harley-Davidson of Montgomery, 655 N. Eastern Blvd. The complimentary breakfast of bacon, eggs, and biscuits is served from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. So put on your stretchy pants and have fun.
Black on Black Poetry Show
For three years they have hosted prominent, successful and safe shows featuring poets from across the Southeast for the Black on Black Poetry Show in west Montgomery. 20/20 Productions returns Saturday for its fourth anniversary at Level 2, 15 West South Boulevard. This show features Preacherman, singer Emallie Heard, author Xavi Parker, author Terry Ware and live painting by Kevin King. Guests should wear black clothes. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the box office. For more information call 334-492-8898 or email @jusjason2020.
Beer and cops… yes, you heard it
Take two amazing bands, Shackelford Lane and Blackberry Breeze, and add in rodeo-style bull riding. What do you have? Beers and Bulls 5 on Saturday from Range 231 N., 3250 Wetumpka Highway. The fun starts at 8pm folks, this is open to all riders, within reason. You must be 19 to enter and 21 to drink. They have bull rides, xtreme rodeo games, bullfights, food and both bands play. Tickets range from $19 to $31 and are available at eventbrite.com.
Drag me to brunch 2022 on Sunday
Spend your Sunday lunch with fabulous drag artists at ALOE – Another Level of Excellence, 2596 Eastern Blvd., Montgomery. It will take place from 10:30am to 3:30pm and will be presented by Medical Advocacy and Outreach. Guests are served a southern-style hot brunch and mimosas. Two drag performances (12 p.m. and 2 p.m.) and DJ talent from The Secretary of Sound are planned. There will also be exhibitors. For information, call 334-481-1602 or email email@example.com. Tickets cost $30 and are available at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTU1MTgx
Free fun for the whole family
Eastmont Baptist Church, 4505 Atlanta Highway in Montgomery, is hosting a family celebration Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. It’s a free event that features inflatable boats, a dunking booth, live DJ, hot dogs, water activities, fire truck, games and more. Bring a chair or blanket. Adult supervision is required for children.
Contact Shannon Heupel, reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.