Hosting The World Games 2022 is one of the biggest events in Birmingham’s history, but that doesn’t mean that everyone wants to attend. If navigating large crowds and heavy traffic or watching sports like sumo wrestling just isn’t for you, then here are seven things to do instead:
Go to the Movies
There are several movies coming to the big screen this July. Whether it be blockbuster films, such as “Thor: Love and Thunder” or “Where the Crawdads Sing,” or family movies, like “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” or “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” immersing yourself in the cinema with a bucket of popcorn is the perfect activity.
Details: “Thor: Love and Thunder” opens in theaters on Friday, July 8. “Where the Crawdads Sing” and “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” open in theaters on Friday, July 15. “Minions: The Rise of Gru” is now playing in theaters.
Cheer on the Birmingham Barons
For those who just can’t get enough baseball, The Birmingham Barons will continue to play against the Tennessee Smokies in their six-game series from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10. Fans will also be able to enjoy fireworks, drink specials and much more.
Details: For more information on ticket prices and event times, click here.
Sing Along at the Alabama Theatre
Are musicals a guilty pleasure of yours? the Alabama Theatre will be showing a sing-along version of “Grease” on Friday, July 8 as well as “The Wizard of Oz” on Sunday, July 10. So do your vocal exercises and have fun!
Details: Tickets are $10 each and doors open an hour before showtime. For more information, click here.
Eat Out at a New Restaurant
Whether you’re a foodie or just want to try something different, visiting a new restaurant will definitely make things interesting. Perhaps you’d like to enjoy authentic Mediterranean food at Makarios Kabob and Grill, or maybe the fine dining of Bottega is more to your liking. Whatever your taste buds desire, TripAdvisor offers great recommendations for Restaurants in Birmingham that you should try!
Explore the Birmingham Museum of Art
Even though there may be heavy traffic surrounding the Birmingham Museum of Art due to The World Games, that shouldn’t stop you from going to see the amazing exhibitions. “Light Play,” “Ways of Seeing” and “Expanding Darshan” are the names of the three exhibitions currently on display. Visit the museum and explore the works of so many different artists.
Details: On Friday, July 7, the museum will close at noon. From July 8-15, the museum will close at 2:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
Take a Yoga Class
If you’ve been wanting to restore calmness and relaxation to your body, yoga is a great way to do so. Studios such as Birmingham Yoga and The Yoga Circle offer daily classes for all skill levels this month. All you have to do is register and you’ll be good to flow!
Stay In and Take Care
There’s no rule that states that you have to go out to have fun. Staying in and having a day to yourself can be just as enjoyable as these other activities if you’re doing what you love. Whether it’s watching your favorite movie, cooking yourself a delicious meal or calling up an old friend, do something that makes you happy.