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

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March 28 – April 4: Cottontail Express

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Hop aboard for a ride to Peter Cottontail’s meadow. Join in the fun as we hunt for Easter eggs – you might win a prize! Jumpstation, temporary tattoos, coloring, and sandbox provide lots of fun! Bring your camera to take photos with Peter Cottontail! Admission Info: Adult, Ages 12 and up: $17 Child, Ages 2-11: […]

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Apr 1-30: Tastemaker’s Trunk

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Elizabeth Adams, owner and designer of Ex Voto Vintage Jewelry, has combined efforts with stylists, Tina Adams of Nashville, Tenn. and Laura Steele of Birmingham, Al. to curate a treasure trunk full of their favorite things to benefit The Cure Starts Now Foundation. Through the month of April, a $10 donation made to The Cure […]

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April 4: 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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There will be 10,000 eggs to hunt at Oak Mountain State Park’s 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! The hunt is free after paying park admission. There will also be activities for $1 per ticket such as face painting, hayrides, moonwalk, cake hop and sack races, as well as Easter Basket Raffles and of course, visits with the […]

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April 5: Easter Sunrise Service

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Hosted by Avondale United Methodist Church, Beloved Community Church, and St. Junia United Methodist Church, this fourth-annual Easter Sunrise Service in Avondale Park will feature hymns that celebrate the joy of Easter, an uplifting message, and prayers for our community. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served prior to the service, beginning at about 6:30. […]

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Apr 5: Easter Brunch at Oscar’s

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Join the Birmingham Museum of Art for Easter Brunch at Oscar’s. Perfect Easter lamb, lobster and 3-cheese macaroni, carved roast prime rib of beef au jus with horseradish sauce and Low Country shrimp & stone ground grits are just a few of the delectable offerings! Make reservations online or by calling 205.254.2775. Visit artsbma.org for details. $32 ~ Price includes […]

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Enroll NOW: The ORIGINAL Fashion Camp with Wardrobe Stylist Tracy James of ChicMadeSimple

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The ORIGINAL Fashion Camp with Wardrobe Stylist Tracy James of ChicMadeSimple “Because confidence never goes out of style.” 2015 Back to School Edition Where: Brookwood Village When: July 6-31 (see class breakdown below) Time: 9:30am-2:00pm each day Ages: 5-13 Cost: $65 per child, per day (includes etiquette lunch, graduation certificate, goodie bag & an entry to win […]

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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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April 7: Passover Seder at Temple Beth-El

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Ever wanted to eat Matzah or experience a real Passover Seder? Here is your chance. Join the CYG teens at Temple Beth-El on April 7 at 6PM for a delicious kosher Passover meal. The meal will be under the supervision of Chabad. Bring one friend or five! The whole Birmingham Community is invited. This event […]

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April 9: Girls Night Out

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Gus Mayer’s Girls Night Out is celebrating StyleBlueprint’s Faces of Birmingham and the Spring’s hottest fashion trends. Join us on Thursday, April 9th from 4pm to 8pm for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, Gus Mayer’s Trend Bar featuring Spring fashions, Gus Mayer’s Color Lab featuring beauty tips and TAX FREE shopping. Fashionable prizes will be given away […]

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April 9 – 12: Alabama Ballet’s Ovation

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Alabama Ballet’s Ovation is a mixed repertory performance featuring Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs. The ballet depicts a Victorian skating party that takes place on a frozen pond on a winter’s evening. Ovation will also include a world premiere from Resident Choreographer Roger Van Fleteren. Tickets start at $25. Find out more information by visiting www.alabamaballet.org.

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April 10 – 12: Spring Plant Sale

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Visit the Birmingham Botanical Garden’s Spring Plant Sale held at Brookwood Mall and stock up on everything you need to plant this season! There will be over 100,000 plants from which to chose, many of which are not typically found in ordinary garden centers. Your purchase helps The Gardens reach its educational goals of promoting […]

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Apr 10-11: 17th Annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival

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Two day event featuring food and culture of Lebanon. Authentic food including kibbee, grape leaves, tabouleh, grilled chicken, homus, baklawa and more. Dancing will be performed on stage Friday evening and Saturday. Professional Lebanese band from New York, Amin Sultan, performs each night in tent outside from 6 to 9 p.m. Daytime Church Tours Showcasing the beautiful Stain […]

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Apr 11: Mt Laurel Spring Festival

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The annual Mt Laurel Spring Festival is a family-friendly event that offers plenty of activities to entertain children, including inflatables, hayrides, face painting and a petting zoo. This year’s festivities also include food from Jim ‘N Nick’s, food trucks, crafts from local vendors, live music and fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. With jewelry, […]

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Apr 11: Walk for Autism and 5K race

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The annual Walk for Autism and 5K race is the single most powerful fundraising event in April that unifies thousands of participants statewide in support of the mission and projects of the Autism Society. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S., and affects over 50,000 people in Alabama alone. ASA has never […]

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Apr 11: Special Equestrians’ Boots and Black Tie Gala

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Special Equestrians’ Boots and Black Tie Gala is an exciting event where guests are encouraged to wear their best with their boots. This glamorous evening takes place in a beautiful stable where guests can see gorgeous horses while they peruse the spectacular silent auction. Entertainment is provided in the form of professional equestrians demonstrating their […]

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Apr 11: 5th Annual Girls Inc. Cajun Cook-off

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Make plans to attend this casual, family-friendly event featuring a Cajun cooking competition as well as live music in downtown Birmingham’s beautiful Railroad Park. Enjoy taste-testing all your Cajun favorites including: gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya, red beans and rice and more! Your vote will help determine the winner of the cook-off competition. They’ll also have fun activities for kids including […]

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Apr 11: Funky Fish Fry

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Come out for this fun-for-the-whole-family event featuring local bands, a children’s area, fried catfish and Trim Tab Brew! Proceeds from the Funky Fish Fry benefit Mitchell’s Place and Autism Society of Alabama to aid children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Get your tickets funkyfishfry.com!

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April 11: 5th Annual Girls Inc. Cajun Cook-off

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The 5th Annual Girls Inc. Cajun Cook-off is back again this year on Saturday, April 11th from 11a.m. -2p.m. at Railroad Park. Guests will enjoy taste-testing their favorite Cajun foods prepared by at least 15 amateur cook teams, live music and entertainment, and fun activities for kids. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here: […]

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April 12: Magic City Sunday Suppers

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For the first time, food lovers in the Magic City can enjoy celebrated dishes from the city’s best restaurants in their own home, while helping to end hunger in Central Alabama. A limited number of 50 Magic City Sunday Suppers are available for pickup or home delivery in Birmingham. Each supper serves six and features […]

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Apr 16: Rivals for Wishes: Foes for a Year, Friends for a Night

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Make-A-Wish Alabama is excited to announce its inaugural fundraising event, “Rivals for Wishes: Foes for a Year, Friends for a Night” – which will take place Thursday, April 16, at Regions Field. ABOUT RIVALS FOR WISHES: Make-A-Wish Alabama plans to bring Alabama and Auburn athletic greats together to go head-to-head in a parody game show […]

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Apr 16: Homewood Grown 2015

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On April 16, the Homewood City Schools Foundation will host its second annual community dinner, Homewood Grown 2015. This event will take place outdoors on the Terrace at SoHo Square and is presented by Trust Building Services. Homewood Grown 2015 features live music, a family-style dinner by Cafe Dupont, the presentation of the 2015 Teacher […]

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Apr 17: Glow on the Green Night Golf Tournament

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham’s Young Advisory Board is presenting their first-ever, Glow on the Green Night Golf Tournament. The tournament will be at Highland Park Golf Course on April 17. Your ticket includes a BBQ dinner, 3 drinks, range balls and more. There will be music, door prizes and awards. Event Schedule: […]

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Apr 18: 4th Annual Cornhole Cup

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Yes, it is time for the 4th Annual Cornhole Cup! On April 18 at 5 p.m., legends will battle for the championship of this annual cornhole competition. There will be a lot of other people enjoying Otey’s food, taking chances on our spirit chest and hanging out watching this legendary sporting event. All proceeds for this […]

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Apr 18: Gumbo Gala

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Join Birmingham’s best Professional and Backyard Gumbo chef’s as they compete for the bragging rights to the title of Birmingham’s Best Gumbo. Consistently listed as one of the top 25 food festivals and events to put on your calendar by The Birmingham News and al.com, you know it must be a great time! Enjoy great […]

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Apr 23-26: Bargain Bash & Bargain Carousel

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The Junior League of Birmingham is proud to present this year’s Bargain Bash & Bargain Carousel events. Bargain Bash will take place on Thursday, April 23, and Bargain Carousel will take place on Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26. This year’s events will take place at 2467 John Hawkins Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35244 (Highway […]

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April 24 – 26: Magic City Art Connection

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We’ve been waiting all year for this to come back around! Birmingham’s largest art festival, now in its 32nd year, brings local, regional and national artists, food, wine, music and dancing together for a fun family friendly weekend event. Scoop up some fabulous art and enjoy the festivities. This is a free event and goes […]

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April 24: Tails in the Trails

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The Birmingham Zoo is celebrating 60 years! Adults 21 and up are invited to enjoy live music, appetizers, a cash bar, silent auction, and animal encounters at the Birmingham Zoo at the Junior Board’s fifth annual event. This year’s proceeds will go toward the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, coming soon to the Birmingham Zoo. […]

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April 25: Birmingham Get Up

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We’re pumped to hear all the bands lined up for this year’s Birmingham Get Up at Sloss Furnaces — Dead Fingers will kick things off at 5 p.m. followed by Trouble the Waters, The Golden Monica and Banditos. Proceeds for this event will support the programs of The Red Barn, an equestrian facility that provides therapeutic riding and horsemanship to […]

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April 25 – 26: Corks and Chefs

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Along side the art festival at Linn Park, Corks and Chefs will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday under the big tent in front of City Hall on Short 20th Street. Sample up to seven of the days featured foods prepared by dozens of the areas best restaurants. Wine […]

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Apr 25: Hope for Autumn Foundation Crawfish Boil

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The 2015 Hope for Autumn Foundation Crawfish Boil will be held on April 25 from 3 to 9 p.m. on the Main Green of Ross Bridge. There will be live music and plenty of activities for the kids. Proceeds from the event benefit the families of local pediatric cancer patients, as well as the Alabama […]

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Apr 28: Paints & Pours

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Join the Junior Board for a fun-filled evening of Studio By the Tracks artwork, a raffle, appetizers and drinks! Proceeds benefit Studio By the Tracks! For more information visit studiobythetracks.org.

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Apr 30 – May 3: Alabama International Auto Show

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It will be a dazzling display featuring the 2015 model year domestic and import cars, light trucks, SUVs, hybrid vehicles of all sizes and vans. More than 400 vehicles from manufacturers all over the world covering two levels of the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Manufacturer’s reps, product specialists, and your local Birmingham Automobile Dealers Association will […]

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Apr 30: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Ball

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The Young Supporters Board hosts the annual Cinco de Mayo-themed Fiesta Ball. The proceeds from these events go toward the board’s Young Investigator Grants, which fund the research of young scientists at the Cancer Center. The Cancer center’s goal is to every day provide the highest quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer, while […]

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May 2: Steve Windwood at Alys Stephens Performing Center

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For more than four decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements. Winwood burst into prominence in 1963 with the Spencer Davis Group and since that time his celebrated skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist […]

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May 9: Girls on the Run 5K

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Girls on the Run Birmingham empowers girls to set goals, make healthy decisions and have self-respect. The girls have met as a team and trained for the 5K for 10 weeks. This 5K is a community event and open to all, as it is our annual fundraiser and helps us offer the program to all […]

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