It might be hot outside, but there are still lots of reasons to venture out of your AC for movies indoors and out, sales, live music, and more. Here find all the details on what is going on where.

1. Pillow Talk Matinee

Saturday, July 7 | 2:30 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Come out to see this 1959 classic starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day. The premise: A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised.

2. Flicks Among the Flowers: Jaws

Wednesday, July 18 | 8 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Formal Garden

Go ahead and start playing the Jaws music in your head because you’re going to need a bigger boat. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to see this summer blockbuster, terror and all, on the big screen outside. A cash bar and movie snacks from Kathy G. and Company will be open for business. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged.

3. Standing Room Only Presents Chopped: Vintage Recipes

Friday, July 20 | 5 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Bring your best vintage or family recipe cooked or baked at home, potluck style. Everyone will taste and pick a winner. Then, the library will supply ingredients for a second round of cooking at the library, vintage style. This event is for ages 21 and up, and registration is required. Plus find more library events here.

4. Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

July 20-22

Save the date to shop sales tax free for back to school clothes, supplies and more in Mountain Brook city limits and lots of other counties and municipalities around the state. For more details on what items qualify, visit

5. Market Day

Saturday, July 21 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mountain Brook Village

It’s worth battling the Alabama heat for sales this great. Be sure to shop all your favorite stores and tents in the village. The party gets hopping early!

6. Family Yoga in the Gardens

Saturday, July 21 | 9-10 a.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Participate in individual and partner yoga poses for strength and balance in our favorite garden setting, plus breathing exercises to help foster calm and focus. The coast is $15 for one child and adult, plus $5 for an additional family member. Register and pay online here.

7. Ninth Annual Otey’s Fest

Saturday, July 28 | 6–10:30 p.m.
Otey’s Parking Lot

New Orleans is coming to Birmingham with live music from The Unusual Suspects and The Rebirth Brass Band at this summertime favorite event. Plus, there will be fun for the kids, local brews and Rodney’s famous cheeseburgers. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Phoenix Club of Birmingham and Better Basics.

8. Summer Reading Finale

Tuesday, July 31 | 6 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Summer is fun, summer is great, summer—and summer reading—must come to an end. But not without a proper celebration. Mark your calendar for this Bike Bonanza Block Party. Plus, the Young Adults Finale Party/Games will be Saturday, July 28 from noon-5 p.m.

9. Shades Valley Presbyterian Church Farmer’s Market

Wednesdays | 3-6 p.m.
2305 Montevallo Road

 Stop by after work to stock up on fresh veggies at this market conveniently located right outside Mountain Brook Village on Montevallo Road. It runs weekly through Aug. 15.

10. Mountain Brook Presbyterian Farmers Market

Saturdays | 8 a.m.-noon
3405 Brookwood Road

Find produce, fruits, eggs, meats and honey without venturing far from home on Saturday mornings, plus shop the works of artisans and other vendors. It will run through Aug. 25.

11. Summer Show Fun

Tuesdays in July | 10:30 a.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

It’s time for fun of all kinds for kids of all ages at the library this summer. Save the dates for these mornings full of animals, magic, puppets, music and more.

  • July 3 – 6th Day Creatures: Live Animals
  • July 10 – AtsMagic: Magic with Arthur Atsma
  • July 17 – Jules & Verne’s Excellent Adventure: MadCap Puppets
  • July 24 – Roger Day Concert

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