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August 2017

LUPUS 5K FITathlon Challenge

August 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Support a great cause through either the 5K Run and Walk, or the 5K FITathlon Challenge. The 5K FITathlon Challenge event includes race with exercise challenges throughout its course. Exercise stations (such as jump ropes, tire runs, walking lunges, etc.) represent the fitness challenges. Please visit their website for registration prices and info.

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Magic City Smooth Jazz – Jazz in the Park

August 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Jazz in the Park returns for its eighth year, presenting free concerts in Birmingham and nearby cities. Nearly 30 shows are on the agenda for 2017, most of them on Sundays at 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sloss Furnaces will host one of these concerts on Sunday, August 6th from 6:00-9:00pm. James "PJ" Spraggins and Sherry Reeves will be performing.

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5th Annual Southern Makers

August 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - August 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Southern Makers is an event that celebrates Southern creativity and innovation while providing a platform for bringing together handpicked top talent in their respective trades. Ranging from experts in architecture to art to fashion to food to repurposing and everything in between, the event explores southern based creativity that enriches lives. This is an event that is created for makers (and enthusiasts), by makers as a platform to come together in one central location to network, learn, inspire, create, cultivate…

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Cast Iron Bowl-O-Rama

August 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring some friends and beverages (adult included!) and join the Sloss metal arts staff for a night of cast iron creative fun! It’s like sips and strokes on steroids! The Sloss artists will help you create your own cast iron bowl (doodle bowl). The bowl mold and tools are provided. All ages Please visit their website for ticket information.

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Umphrey’s McGee Concert

August 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Come out and see Umphrey's McGee with special guest White Denim in concert at Sloss Furnaces! Umphrey's McGee has built a rabid fanbase through endless touring, putting them on the road 100+ nights a year. Their constantly evolving sound channels a wide spectrum of influences while still preserving their distinct voice through crafty songwriting. With a massive repertoire of originals and note-perfect covers, their live shows are like flipping through the presets on your radio dial. Their A.D.D. approach to "progressive…

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Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

August 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

A three day class for those with no experience taught by Sloss’ very own metal artists. You’ll leave the class with a clear understanding of how to cast a metal sculpture. Friday: 6:00-9:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm 18+ Please visit their website for ticket information.

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Iron and Bronze Casting: Artists Open Studio

August 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days and be finished by 5pm. Friday: 6:00-9:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm 18+ Please visit their website for ticket information.

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Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism

August 19, 2017 - August 22, 2017

This conference provides tourism professionals a chance to gather and learn about the economic impact of the industry on the Alabama economy, learn new strategies for marketing local Alabama attractions and amenities to visitors, raise money for scholarships through silent auctions and to celebrate achievements. On Sunday, August 20th Sloss will host a Blues, Blast and BBQ party for the Conference attendees at 7:30pm. Please visit their website for registration prices and info.

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Creative Welding Class

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

No experience necessary! In this workshop you’ll learn to make cool stuff for your home or garden. The instructor will guide you through all the basic processes you need to use a cutting torch and welder to create your own works of art. Workshop provides equipment, supplies, and instruction in the use of MIG welders. Students are welcome to bring their own welders if they prefer to learn on their own equipment. Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm 16+ Please visit their…

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Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Learn to dance between fire, hammer and anvil using basic blacksmithing tools. Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm 16+ Please visit their website for ticket information.

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