An Evening with Chef Bryant Terry
Ticketed Event: $20.00
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Chef Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership award-winning chef, author, and food-justice activist as well as the Chef-In-Residence at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora. Terry will present a dynamic program in which he will discuss the need for a healthy, just, and sustainable food system as well as his passion for good food. Expect to be entertained with stories of how jazz, reggae, and soul music have influenced Chef Terry’s cooking. His unconventional presentation style with hip hop interludes will delight you. Several local restaurants will offer samples of adventurous dishes for attendees to enjoy.
Children’s Adventurous Food Art Reception
Monday, October 3, 2016
Delve into the minds of local children’s interpretations of
adventurous food through this juried exhibit of artwork located on
the first floor gallery at Central. The Junior League of
Birmingham’s Project Yummy Van will provide healthy snacks and
educate the young attendees on healthy eating and skills useful in
& Foraged Food Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Linn-Henley Research Library
Pete Halupka and Lindsay Whiteaker of Harvest Roots Farm & Ferment, Cameron Strouss of Deep Roots Apotheké, and Chef Thyme Randle of the Underground Cooking Academy will discuss fermented and foraged foods in a panel discussion moderated by Birmingham Magazine’s managing editor, Carla Jean Whitley. Attendees will sample kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, and curtido from Harvest Roots, tonics from Deep Roots Apotheké, and lacto-fermented pickled vegetables from the Underground Cooking Academy.
Happy Hour with Literary Cocktails
admission, but attendees must be 21+
Thursday. October 6, 2016
The Birmingham Public Library’s Young Professional board is presenting an evening of literary cocktails at the Wine Loft with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Several of Birmingham’s top bartenders will compete in a cocktail contest in which they will create cocktails inspired by works of Latin American literature. The event will take place in the heart of October’s ArtCrawl.
Bards & Brews Slam!
Friday, October 7, 2016
The library’s popular Bards & Brews spoken word poetry and craft beer tasting event will close the festival. Poets will compete in a slam for cash prizes while attendees sample beer from local breweries including Cahaba Brewing,
SweetWater Brewing, and Band of Brothers Brewing, as well as light hors d'oeuvres from Jim ‘N Nicks, Babalu, and the Ranch House. Voice Porter, a performance artist and experienced poetry slam emcee, will host this fantastic evening at the Central Library, which is presented with assistance from the Alabama State Council on the Arts