We successfully made it through the first month of the year without any snow catastrophes and maybe a fulfilled resolution or two! If you resolved to get out and enjoy all that Birmingham has to offer, then we have three events not to be missed in February. We heart the McWane Science Center, not only because it helps our families relieve a little cabin fever, but also because of its awesome events like the Beaker Bash. Also, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to make plans with your one and only at the Alabama Theatre for a night with two legendary crooners, Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett. Lastly, some people may consider the Super Bowl to be the biggest event in February, but we respectfully disagree, because as any stylish gal knows, The Oscars are the fashion world’s coup de grâce. So in honor of high fashion and in support of Mitchell’s Place, we’ll be celebrating A Night at the Oscars right here in Birmingham at The Club. Thanks to three fabulous local boutiques, fab’rik, Theadora Abbeyluxe and Betsy Prince, we will have you outfitted in just the right attire for each event. You will love these looks!
Event: Beaker Bash
- Saturday, February 6, 2016
- 5 to 8 p.m.
- McWane Science Center
- Tickets start at $30
- For more information, visit mcwane.org.
McWane Science Center’s annual fundraising event, Beaker Bash, is a family-friendly celebration of science at the fabulous facility in the heart of downtown’s rapidly growing Theatre District. This year’s theme is Galactic Road Trip, an interstellar journey through the galaxies! “May the fun be with you!” All proceeds from the event will support statewide education programs in 2016. Pack up the kiddos and come enjoy a night of exploration and discovery for a good cause.
What to wear? At fab’rik in Homewood, you’ll find on-trend clothing at affordable prices. The stylists were eager to help us find just the right pieces for our Galactic Road Trip at McWane. Stop by and let these expert fashionistas help you find these pieces and others to enhance your wardrobe.
Event: Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett
- Friday, February 19, 2016
- Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m.
- Alabama Theatre
- Tickets are $49, $59 and $69
- For more information, visit alabamatheatre.com.
Experience country music legends Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett like you have never seen them before. The duo will appear on the intimate and gorgeous Alabama Theatre stage in true singer-songwriter form — sitting side-by-side on a couple of stools with acoustic guitar strings at their fingertips and great stories at hand. This event is part of their 13-city Songs and Stories Tour. Settle in for an informal, yet inspiring, experience with these two musicians as they take you on a journey you won’t soon forget.
What to wear? We like to call this “a little south of Nashville” style, so leave your boots and hat at home and try any one of these rockin’ concert-going looks. Whether you prefer dressed up or dressed down, these combinations will have your sweetheart swooning. The girls at Theadora Abbeyluxe love to help each customer look her best, so stop by and let the Theadora style mavens work their magic on you!
Event: A Night at the Oscars
- Sunday, February 28, 2016
- 6 p.m.
- The Club
- Sponsorships available through February 5, 2016
- For more information, visit mitchells-place.com.
Experience a night with the stars, local and beyond! It’s time for A Night at the Oscars benefiting Mitchell’s Place, a comprehensive autism treatment center that provides quality services to children and adolescents. This annual fundraiser features a viewing of the 88th annual Academy Awards and directly impacts the programs that are essential to unlocking the potential and future success of each individual who comes to Mitchell’s Place. Let your inner Hollywood starlet loose as you walk the red carpet into an elegant evening at The Club.
What to wear? Nothing could feel better than getting red-carpet ready for a good cause. Betsy Prince helped us pull together three black-tie ensembles that will evoke Hollywood glamour as you pose for the paparazzi in style!
Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside. Get out and spread the shop local love this February!
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