Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education will host The New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas for the Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series this March 19 at 7 p.m. in Samford University’s Wright Center. Metaxas is widely recognized as an ambassador of faith and has been commended for his thought-provoking commentary and narrative. He
Birmingham Events & Happenings
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Join InSpero.Birmingham for a magical night in the new Leaf and Petal Greenhouse with songwriter and storyteller David Wilcox and special guest Andy Gullahorn! “Golden Ticket” donation option includes a relaxed meal with the artists and Inspero Board members from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. before the show. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.
Calling all Kacey Musgraves fans! The recent winner of four Grammys, including Album of the Year, will be at the gorgeous Alabama Theatre this March 21 for her “Oh, What A World” tour. This is the perfect spring girls’ night! The show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets start at $114. For more information, visit alabamatheatre.com.
Join in for the first annual Singing with the King! It will feature a talent search as well as an educational opportunity for those who have a passion for music. This event will be hosted alongside Dancing with the King. Ticket prices vary. dancingwiththeking.com
Join in the fun for a old fashioned sock-hop party! Featuring a dinner, live music and a professional dance competition. There will be a talent search, gala event, and the opportunity to see Tupelo as Elvis did. Ticket prices vary. dancingwiththeking.com
The ASO’s own Christopher Confessore conducts Aaron Copland’s famous Appalachian Spring, a piece that “perfectly captures the vast open spaces, the homespun plainness, and the bracing pioneer spirit of our country.” Performances are Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23 at 7 p.m. at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. For more information, visit alabamasymphony.org.
Join Vulcan Park & Museum for a walking tour through the newly opened Kiwanis-Vulcan Trail this March 23 and 24! Let the Freshwater Land Trust guide you through the new trail and teach you more about Birmingham and Red Mountain’s rich history. The tours will begin at 9:30 a.m. on March 23 and 2 p.m.
The NMSO celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s and presents an exciting concert production of Candide. The show starts at 7:30 and ticket prices vary. You won’t want to miss this Broadway classic! eventbrite.com
The first Dance Walk of 2019 will be help at 2 p.m. this Sunday, March 24th at Railroad Park. Meet on the grass across from the Boxcar Cafe (which is located under the 17th Street Plaza covered area) for a fun fitness craze sweeping the globe. Attendees will be dancing and walking their way through
Come out to Vulcan Park and Museum beginning this February 15 as the Alabama Justice exhibit joins the Linn-Henley Gallery. This powerful and informative historical exhibit tells the stories of eight Alabama-based, landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases while profiling three Alabama U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Issues such as civil rights, equal protection, city zoning, prayer
Join the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for a seasonally focused floristry demonstration, workshop, and discussion series led by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Holly Carlisle of Rosegolden in the spirit of local floristry legend Beth McReynolds and her iconic “Birmingham Style.” Available as a series or as single classes, the Sunday-afternoon workshops will highlight
Join Pepper Place for their 20th Indoor Winter Farmer’s Market season! From 7 a.m. to noon each Saturday, you’ll find local veggies and meats and cheeses plus breads, doughnuts and baked treats, granola, hot coffee, chai tea, salsa, pasta, and home essentials including soap and hand-made aprons, scarves and clothing. Find it all inside Martin’s
Mardi Gras may be in March but there is an event coming to the Magic City this April that is full of Southern Louisiana flavor! On April 6, thousands will flock to Railroad Park for the Ninth Annual Girls Inc. Cajun Cook-off, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities and hosted by Girls Inc. of Central
The 8th annual Sozo Children Run for a Reason is planned for Saturday, April 7 2019. The theme of this event is “Run for a Reason.” 100% of the proceeds raised will be used to support the mission of Sozo Children in Uganda, Africa. This race will be a 5K (A USATF-certified course) through the
The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Spring Plant Sale—the nonprofit’s largest plant sale fundraiser of the year—will celebrate its 50th anniversary this April 12 through the 14 at Brookwood Village. More than 100,000 plants—many of which have been nurtured at The Gardens by dedicated volunteer gardeners—will be available for purchase. Attendees will have the chance
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Samford University’s Wright Center with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, the second film in the Harry Potter series. The Alabama Symphony Orchestra announced that, due to popular demand, it will add a second performance on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. This is
Experience the exquisite works and sacred choral repertoire on April 13th in Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the choruses of First United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church have come together to put on an amazing performance. Ticket prices vary. tupelo.net
Presented by Medical Properties Trust, the BHM26.2 race series will take place Sunday, April 14, 2019 and will benefit Magic Moments and Children’s of Alabama. Comprised of a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay and Fun Run, each race will start and finish at scenic Railroad Park. BHM26.2 is the only fully charitable marathon in
Through the vision of Tom and Marla Corts, and provided by their generosity of spirit, Samford is proud to present Anthony Ray Hinton, as the 2019 Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author. Mr. Hinton will speak on his personal memoir The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Freedom on Death Row. After it released in March
Join Hand in Paw on this April 20 as they celebrate their 10th Annifursary of Mutt Strut, a dog friendly 5k and one mile fun run! Grab your dog and get ready for the paw-ty at UAB Campus Green. Come early to visit with vendors, listen to music and enjoy food trucks. Then get ready
Please join the Junior League of Birmingham for an evening of exclusive access to all the merchandise that will be sold at Bargain Carousel. Enjoy fabulous food and tasty beverages from local businesses, incredible auction items and private shopping at bargain prices. This is your best opportunity to shop the best selection of merchandise as
“Gabriel Iglesias’ stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.” See him at the historic Alabama Theatre this April 26. For more information, visit soundchronicle.com.
Parents, bring your daughters and join Brookwood Baptist Health for an enlightening discussion on puberty, sexuality, sexual reproduction, boys and other need-to-know topics. They’ll help you get the conversation started and prepare girls for success as they mature. This class is recommended for girls age 8 to 12 years and parent or support person is
The 22nd annual Corks & Chefs is back this April 27 and 28 at the beloved Magic City Art Connection! This fantastic event is an explosion of flavors Birmingham restaurants is paired with wine, craft beer, spirits, cocktails, and special tasting seminars & demos, all inside a downtown contemporary art festival. Join them from 12
Join Eggplant Events at the Dolcitio Quarry! This event is unique as it is a hillside quarry where you will start in the middle, run to the top then to the bottom. Runners will experience 735′ in elevation change on this route and proceeds benefit Tarrant City Schools. Don’t miss this unique chance to run
A 1000-family garage sale, Bargain Carousel has been labeled the “largest garage sale in Birmingham.” Through member donations, Bargain Carousel provides shoppers with quality items, including many of life’s necessities, at very affordable prices. In return, proceeds are returned directly to the Birmingham community through the Community Projects the JLB supports. Bargain Carousel takes place on
The 3rd Annual Southern Cookin’ Showdown, a family-friendly food event, returns to Shelby County this spring. SafeHouse of Shelby County will host the event, with proceeds benefitting its domestic and sexual violence response and prevention programs. The cooking competition will feature four-member teams of both amateurs and professionals competing in categories including Sweets, Meats, and
Calling all chocolate connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike – you’re invited to join Disability Rights & Resources for the 5th annual Magic City Chocolate Challenge, to be held on Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Regions Field. The event will feature delicious chocolate creations from some of Birmingham’s best bakers and chocolatiers,
The 2019 Blue Suede Cruise is scheduled for May 3 – May 5, 2019 and has even more antique and classic cars. Drivers head back to the ’50s and ’60s with classic car shows and contests, exciting entertainment, and fun for the whole family! bluesc.com
Tupelo Con is a 4th year multi-genre convention local to Tupelo, MS. The convention will be held May 4th & 5th, 2019 at The Tupelo Furniture Market. Ticket prices vary, check the website for the full lineup. tupelocon.org
The GumTree Arts Festival is celebrating its 48th year in 2019! This day-long outdoor celebration of visual and preforming arts is set for Saturday, May 11, in Tupelo and is a long running tradition in northeast Mississippi. It has been selected as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. The festival’s juried
Hear the opera stars of tomorrow as 20 outstanding young singers from around the nation compete for a chance to sing in our finals concert for over $10,000 in cash prizes and a chance to star in an Opera Birmingham production! For more information, visit operabirmingham.org
The Birmingham Zoo’s Tails in the Trails event is back for it’s 9th annual celebration! This fabulous event will take place on Friday, May 31 from 6:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. in the Birmingham Zoo’s signature Trails of Africa area. Enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and a variety of craft beers from local staples, signature cocktails,
This festival is to honor Elvis Presley and his impact on the world. You won’t want to miss the 21st Annual Tupelo Elvis Festival, there will be a concert, artist competition and food trucks. Ticket prices vary. tupeloelvisfestival.com