May 10: The Barber Food Truck Rally

Mark your calendar for The Barber Food Truck Rally, which will take place in front of the Barber Museum on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. We will have eight food trucks as well as drink tents catering to you and dishing up fun for all.

Your $25 ticket covers five $3 food tickets and your museum admission to benefit Make-A-Wish Alabama. Additional food tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the event.1972395_10152362838055917_2120852964_n

Additional Happenings

Ongoing: BBG Treasure Map

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens’ 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. Before you visit to The Gardens, make sure to download the Treasure Map as your guide to discover highlights […]

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Jan 31 – Apr 26: Small Treasures at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries is the first exhibition to explore this little-known field of small-format 17th-century paintings from the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age. Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art, the exhibition brings together 40 small-scale oil paintings, most of which are no more than ten inches in height, […]

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Feb 3-5: Mike Merryfield at The Comedy Stardome

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Mike Merryfield is a comedic ninja, a highly-trained humorous assassin who never lets on how deadly he is until he pounces. And when he does, everyone better be on their toes. Actually, I take that back. The guys are totally fine; they’re not in any danger at all. It’s the women who’d better be on […]

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Feb 5: Historical Health Sciences Lecture

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The UAB Historical Collection presents William J. Benjamin, OD, MS, PhD, an Associate Dean at the UAB School of Optometry and a Professor of Optometry & Vision Sciences, will present Lewis & Clark: First Eye Care Practitioners West of the Mississippi. This lecture will be at The Edge of Chaos. For more information visit uab.edu/reynolds/lecture.

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Feb 5: Birmingham Art Crawl

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Happening the first Thursday of every month, the Birmingham Art Crawl showcases our city’s creative talent, Rain or shine, from 5 to 9 p.m., artists display their works throughout various venues across the historic Loft District. Come out and meet our city’s finest talent and find unique treasures, too! birminghamartcrawl.com

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Feb 5-8: Mandela

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Red Mountain Theater presents Mandela. The world still needs role models. With recent demonstrations sweeping across our nation the need for people to seek out leaders who challenge us to be better is needed now more than ever. Mandela was one such leader. He lived the spectrum from terrorist to politician to national hero. He […]

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Feb 6: Sybarite5 at Samford University

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Sybarite5, the first string quintet to ever win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, has made their name by blurring classical and rock motifs, earning them praise from critics and audiences alike. “Is this what modern (chamber) music has come to? Genuine, spontaneous…excitement?” raved the Washington Post during their most recent tour. Playing a repertoire […]

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Feb 7: 2015 Jazz Cat Ball Benefitting the GBHS

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Come celebrate in Mardi Gras style at the Jazz Cat Ball with food, live music, dancing, gaming casino, plus live & silent auctions to benefit the Greater Birmingham Humane Society! At Old Car Heaven from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Visit gbhs.org/events/2015-jazz-cat-ball to purchase your tickets.

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Feb 7-14: Play to Win

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Birmingham Children’s Theater presents this bright, snappy one hour musical about the man who broke the color barrier in professional baseball. Although it is aimed at young audiences, all ages will enjoy this portrayal of Jackie Robinson’s determination to be the best despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Come celebrate the story of Jackie Robinson, an iconic […]

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Feb 7: Heart 2 HeART

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aTeam’s Heart 2 HeART program supports children with pediatric cancer by pairing them with local, professional artists in an effort to celebrate and inspire them. The children create art with the help and instruction of the professional artist; in addition, the professional artist creates a work inspired by the child. Both of these art pieces, […]

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Feb 7: Mardi Gras Bash

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Shelby County Arts Councilpresents “MARDI GRAS BASH” with 2BLU AND THE LUCKY STIFFS. Your $20 ticket includes a beverage reception hosted by Lewis Lakes Vineyards and some special chocolate desserts. Doors open at 7 p.m. Dress up Mardi Gras style or come as you are for a great “Nawlins” style party. Wear your dancing shoes […]

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Feb 11: Ana Popovic at Iron City

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Performing live on the 22nd Street Stage at Iron City, Ana is nominated ‘Contemporary Blues Female Artist’ of the year. It’s her 5th Blues Music Award nomination. Ana is invited for the Experience Hendrix Tour ’14, a concert series celebrating the music & Legacy of Jimi Hendrix, featuring an ‘all star’ line-up that includes Buddy Guy, […]

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Feb 12: The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

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Meet master storyteller Abayomi Goodall as she inhabits the spirit of Harriet Tubman. She will describe her experiences from a slave to a soldier. February 12 at the Birmingham Public Library West End Branch from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit www.bplonline.org.

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Feb 12: Robyn Hitchcock at Work Play

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Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. In “The Man Upstairs,” Robyn Hitchcock’s 20th solo album, he’s similarly transcendental in discussing its themes of life, death, and the passage of time. The album features the alternative music veteran expressing himself through both original songs and the songs of others. […]

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Feb 12: The Jung Trio

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This classical group is comprised of Canadian sisters Jennie (pianist), Ellen (violinist), and Julie (cellist), each of whom contribute their own warmth and impassioned sensibility to the collaborative force. The first half of the evening will consist of single movements of the piano trio by Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. The second half by […]

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Feb 14: Woo at the Zoo

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Join the Birmingham Zoo this Valentine’s Day as they discuss “love” in the animal kingdom at the Birmingham Zoo Auditorium. The Zoo invites you to enjoy animal greetings, wine and desserts, while the Zoo Staff presents an engaging presentation on animal courtship and other interesting factoids. Must be 21 years or older to attend. 6 […]

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Feb 15: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band at the BJCC

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Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band is a live rock supergroup with shifting personnel led by former Beatles drummer and vocalist Ringo Starr. Since 1989, Starr has toured with twelve variations of the band, where “everybody on stage is a star in their own right.” This incarnation of the All Starr band is the same […]

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Feb 17-22: The Book of Mormon at the BJCC

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Broadway in Birmingham brings us The Book of Mormon. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show […]

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Feb 19-21: The Last Five Years by Red Mountain Theater Company

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This modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting. Cathy and Jamie, a twenty-something couple in New York explore the last half-decade of their relationship through song. This unique show starts with Cathy at the beginning of their romance; Jamie starts his story at […]

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Feb 20: 7th Annual Red Stiletto Party and Fashion Bar

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The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama Junior Board is hosting the 7th Annual Red Stiletto Party and Fashion Bar at Vulcan Park and Museum on Friday, February 20. Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. and the Fashion Show will start at 8 p.m. Music and Dancing to follow. Tickets include food, drinks, access to our […]

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Feb 20-22: Cinderella

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Alabama Ballet presents Cinderella, a timeless tale complete with elegant dancing, comical miming, spectacular costumes and scenery. This fairy-tale ballet will captivate families and all who love classical ballet. It follows the longing of Cinderella, her magical encounter with the captivating Prince, and the ominous clock chiming midnight.  With the comical antics of the ugly stepsisters, Cinderella is […]

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Feb 20-22: Mercedes Marathon

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Now in its 13th year, the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend of events has become a Birmingham tradition. The event has helped to raise more than $4 million for local charities throughout its 12 year history. Friday, February 20 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. – St. Vincent’s Health Systems Health and Fitness Expo & Packet Pickup – Boutwell Auditorium. […]

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Feb 21: Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour

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Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour is a unique multi-media show, the likes of which his fans have never seen before, and it is coming to the ASC! Guthrie has been known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist. At age 19, Guthrie attained international attention by recounting […]

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Feb 25: Who’s Bad at Work Play

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Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s […]

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Feb 26: Mnozil Brass at Samford

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Called “the Monty Python of the music world”, this virtuosic ensemble is probably the most unique brass septet ever to emerge from Vienna. Bringing a sense of fun and adventure to the world of Chamber Music, this brass septet has blended theatre, comedy and unrivaled musicianship to produce unique stage shows that have to be […]

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Feb 27 – March 1: Birmingham Ballet Presents Swan Lake

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A mesmerizing crowd favorite, Swan Lake uses Russian folklore to tell the story of young Odette who is turned into a swan by the evil Von Rothbart. Birmingham Ballet’s premiere of Swan Lake, with staging and retelling by Cindy Free, captures the essence of this classical favorite with contemporary vision. Admission Info: $48.25 / $38.25 / Child ages […]

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Feb 27 – Mar 1: Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.

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The Virginia Samford Theater STARS (Students Take a Role at the Samford) present this immortal classic which includes talented young performers from various schools in the Birmingham metro area. Tickets are $20 and $15 for students who are 18 and under. Directed by Roy Hudson. For tickets visit www.vendini.com.

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Feb 28: 4th Annual 5k RunWalk

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All proceeds of this event will directly contribute to the UAB Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA). As a student run organization, they raise money to provide students with scholarships for books, help supply local community sites and enable students to attend their OT national conference in the spring. In addition, they strive to promote occupational therapy in the […]

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Mar 14: RumpShaker 5K Run/Walk

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The Rumpshaker 5K Run/Walk for colorectal cancer awareness is an event the entire family will enjoy. Join the fun and help us make a difference by bringing attention to this preventable disease. Our race starts at the historic Sloss Furnaces and the race course takes you through downtown Birmingham. Register online at no extra charge; […]

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