Wednesday, August 24th

SHOUT LGBTQ Opening Night Dessert Reception and Film

Reception: 5:00pm-7:00pm – Saturn
Open to SHOUT opening night pass and weekend pass holders, plus Sidewalk VIP pass holders (RSVP Required)

Grab your dinner from Eugene’s Hot Chicken Truck and a drink from the Saturn bar and then score a free treat from our rainbow dessert table and enjoy the show!
Sponsored by Here TV

Thursday, August 25th

Filmmaker and Sponsor Reception

5:00pm-8:00pm – The Historic Rucker Place
Open to VIP Pass Holders only

Welcome to the oh-so-swanky South! Festival filmmakers and VIPs are greeted with high quality hospitality at the Historic Rucker Place for an evening garden party that would impress Southern Living.
Sponsored by Historic Rucker Place, Savoie Catering, and SAGIndie.

Friday, August 26th

Opening Night Donor Reception

5:00pm-7:30pm – Kress Building Penthouse and Rooftop Terrace (19th Street at 3rd Avenue North)
Open to Opening Night Donor Reception Ticket Holders Only (this is an invite only event and is not included in the VIP pass)

The rooftop of the gorgeous art deco Kress Building will play host to this year’s donors, offering catering from James Beard award-winning chef, Chris Hastings of Hot & Hot Fish Club, cocktails, bocce, and a bird’s-eye view of the Alabama Theatre.
Sponsored by Hot & Hot Fish Club, Korbel, and Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis.

Theatre District Throwdown

5:00pm-7:30pm – 1800 Block of 3rd Avenue North
Open to the Public

Opening Night After Party

10:00pm-1:00am – 1800 Block of 3rd Avenue North
Open to Opening Night pass holders, Weekend pass holders and VIP pass holders.

Celebrate 18 years of Sidewalk in downtown Birmingham’s Theatre District, under the twinkling lights of the Alabama Theatre and Lyric Theatre marquees, with late night snacks from Savoie Catering, ice cold beers, wine, and live entertainment from Shaheed & DJ Supreme and Nerves Baddington. Plus, mini-golf, corn hole and multiple photo booths.
Sponsored by Bayer Properties, BIG, Savoie Catering, Back Forty Beer Co. and Golden Flake.

Saturday, August 27th

90’s Glow in the Dark Dance Party

9:00pm-1:00am – Birmingham Parking Authority Deck #7 Rooftop – Corner of 18th Street and 5th Avenue North
Open to VIP Pass Holders and Saturday After Party Pass Holders

Glow with us at the biggest ’90s rooftop dance party in Alabama! Aveda Institute will be on hand to help you day-glo paint your body and our DJ will be playing all your favorite ’90s jams, and as always we have a couple of fun surprises up our collective sleeve. Plus+++ Pizza, ice cold beer, wine and bourbon (21+).
Sponsored by Back Forty Beer Co., Cooper’s Craft Bourbon and Surge/Coca-Cola.

Sunday, August 28th

Awards Show

9:30pm-10:30pm – Lyric Theatre
Open to the public

Come celebrate all the 2016 filmmakers and find out which ones will take home awards this year. Jury awards as well as Audience Choice awards, sponsored by AARP will be announced at this event along with a little entertainment from our friends the Sugar Babies, Shaheed and DJ Supreme.
Sponsored by Korbel and AARP.