The Birmingham Public Library’s Bards & Brews poetry performance and beer tasting is returning by popular demand on Friday.
The event is open mic night style, sponsored by the law firm of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, and is set to kick off at 6:30, with the poetry portion beginning at 7 p.m. Those wishing to perform may begin singing up at 6:30, or may do so in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will feature a tribute to Shakespeare himself, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of his death.
Master of Ceremonies Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins is prepared to guide novice and veteran poets through an evening of poetry including relationships, politics, social justice, and more
Good Peope Brewing Company beer will be available for tasting, as well as samples of mead provided by The J. Clyde.
The event is free and open to the public, although attendees must be 18 to be admitted and 21 to participate in the tasting. IDs will be checked at the door.
There will also be live Renaissance music from Suzanne Beaudry and light refreshments.
The event is made possible by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.