Get Out: A Film Festival and St. Patrick's Day Party Bus

From a babysitting class to an artist's reception, there's something for everyone this weekend.

It’s Thursday and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.

  1. Where: and
    When: March 11-12
    Why Go: The stars have descended on Birmingham for two days only with the Uptown Film Festival, which . Five feature films will premiere at the film, including Kill the Irishman, starring Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer, and Things Fall Apart, starring and produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. promoting the film.

  2. Where:
    When: 4:15 p.m. Sunday
    Why Go: The Birmingham Concert Band and the Saline New Horizons Band will present a special concert, with both performing separately and then together from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Admission to the concert is free though donations to the Concert Band's scholarship fund are encouraged.

  3. Where:
    When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday
    Why Go: Is your teen interested in being a professional trained babysitter? Instructor Carol Fisher will teach "Babysitter Safety: Young Teen's Guide to Being the Best" for young people age 11 and up. Students will learn about feeding, diapering, basic first-aid and more. The class costs $50 with an additional $5 instructional fee.

  4. Where:
    When: 6-9 p.m. Friday
    Why Go: Members of the public can welcoms Daniel Cascardo and his one-man show to the Blu Arch Collection. Complimentary cheese and wine will be served.

  5. Where:
    When: 10 a.m. Sunday
    Why Go: Enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade in Corktown in safety and style with South Bar. The day begins with a breakfast buffet at South Bar, followed by a luxury bus ride to Corktown. On route, enjoy a selection of cocktails and beers. The bus will depart Corktown for Birmingham around 5 p.m. An all-day pass costs $35.

And still you want more? Check out our family-friendly Grab & Go Kids Planner refreshed every Wednesday.

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