Yelp Birmingham will host Yelp’s Fire and Ice, a party with live music, food, drinks, taste tests, giveaways and more, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The event is free for anyone with a Yelp profile, but a $10 donation is suggested by Yelp Birmingham to benefit ArtPlay, the Alys Stephens Center’s home for arts education. Anyone with a Yelp profile can attend and bring a guest; everyone planning to attend Yelp’s Fire and Ice must RSVP in advance and receive a confirmation from Yelp.
The party will feature live music from The Mints, a musical experience concocted by Kevin Scott; a live broadcast of the “Oh Brother Radio” on Birmingham Mountain Radio; and a Yelp hot sauce-tasting bar.
The party’s food vendors include Post Office Pies, Carrigan’s Public House, Red Mountain Crawfish, The Grill at Iron City, Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar, Whole Foods Market, Mugshots Grill and Bar, Rusty’s Bar-B-Q, Daylight Donuts, and Magic City Sweet Ice. Beer pairings will be supplied with many of the food vendor selections. Delicious sips will come from Cathead Vodka, Clyde Mays Whiskey, Good People Brewing Co., Avondale Brewing Co., Straight to Ale, Yellow Hammer Brewery, Blue Pants Brewery, Heavy Seas, Founders Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Abita Brewing Co. and Bells Brewery Inc. Nonalcoholic beverages will also be available.
Donations will be taken up at the door and will be given directly to ArtPlay. As the education and outreach program of UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, ArtPlay brings free arts education experiences into schools and communities and brings schools into the ASC for free performances by premier artists.