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    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    May 5, 2016

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers, food and fun!

    Art Crawl is a great way to meet local artists and performers, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Birmingham. You also get a chance to shop after-hours in ...more


    The History and Mystery of Absinthe

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 6, 2016

    History and Mystery of Absinthe
    Friday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
    Rumor has it that drinking absinthe...more

    Sloss Furnaces: Then and Now

    February 5 - May 6, 2016

    The exhibit will include the Furnace's history as well as a focus on the Sloss Furnaces Metal Arts Program. The program was founded in 1985 and teaches metalworking, pattern making, casting and...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    May 6, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Elizabeth Cook

    at Forum Theater at the BJCC, Birmingham

    May 6, 2016

    Elizabeth Cook, the youngest of 11 half-brothers and sisters, grew up in rural Florida where her musician parents met while playing in local country bars. Known for her clear, beautiful voice and...more

    History and Mystery of Absinthe

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 6, 2016

    Rumor has it that drinking absinthe (a green aniseed-flavored liqueur) can drive you mad, but Ted Breaux reveals the truth behind this 200-year-old elixir. Learn all about absinthe, as well as how...more

    Live at the Lyric:Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors

    at Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

    May 6, 2016

    Since releasing their first album, 2005’s Washed In Blue, Drew & The Neighbors (Ellie Holcomb, Nathan Dugger, Rich Brinsfield) have established themselves as a formidable indie act, selling...more

    First Fridays Fiber Arts

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    May 6, 2016

    Join us on the First Friday of each month for knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, crewel, embroidery, and smocking—all skill levels are welcome. Drop in and stay awhile!


    Bards & Brews Poetry Slam

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    May 6, 2016

    Bards & Brews is a spoken word poetry performance/beer tasting event hosted by the Birmingham Public Library usually held on the first Friday of each month except December. Slams are held...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    May 6, 2016

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    The Hammys

    Presented by Young Pioneers in support of REV Birmingham at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham

    May 6, 2016

    The Hammys is an awards-style celebration of Birmingham revitalization, it’s pioneers and the young professionals slated to be the next generation of Magic City pioneers. This...more

    Open Mic Night

    Presented by Comedy Club at the StarDome at Comedy Club Stardome, Hoover

    May 6, 2016

    Here is you chance to see if you have what it takes to be a stand -up comedian. Performed in the intimate Broadway Room, this is the perfect place to try it out. Designed for the those who might...more

    Tigers of Tomorrow Improv Comedy Show

    Presented by Extemporaneous Theatre Company at Buck Mulligan's, Birmingham

    May 6, 2016

    It's our deep dish Chicago-style Harold - 3 different stories woven around a couple of our classic games, smothered in funny, and served up with Buck's own Irish pub fare! Wash down the hilarity...more

    43rd Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival

    Presented by Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Association at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    May 7, 2016

    THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN DULCIMER was developed in the southeast mountains of America and was the country’s first native instrument outside of those made by the Native Americans.  Until...more

    Tom Arnold

    Presented by Comedy Club at the StarDome at Comedy Club Stardome, Hoover

    May 6 - May 7, 2016

    Tom Arnold recently returned to his roots as a stand-up comic. Never scripted, Tom pokes fun at his Midwest past, marital follies and absurd Hollywood stories. Just like his past film and...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Smith Mountain Fire Tower by Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 7, 2016

    The Smith Mountain Alpine Trail at Lake Martin is some twenty miles north of the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail. The highest elevation around Lake Martin, Smith Mountain is a jagged peak mountain in...more

    Splash 101 Painting & BYOB

    Presented by Splash101painting

    March 27 - May 7, 2016

    We create different painting and byob every weekend by also travel if needed.We offer adult &kids classes $25 per person


    Mother/Daughter Self-Defense Workshop

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    May 7, 2016

    Learn hands-on self-defense tactics from Vestavia Hills Police Officers and certified instructors. The workshop will cover awareness tips and risk reduction as well as hands-on tactics. Drinks and...more

    World Oyama American Cup Karate Championship

    Presented by World Oyama Karate

    May 7, 2016

    World Oyama American Cup Knockdown Karate Championship 
    to Benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research

    Birmingham, AL — One of the world's premier martial arts...more

    Epic City Rush

    Presented by REV Birmingham and Young Pioneers in support of REV Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    The Young Pioneers, in Support of REV Birmingham, Zyp BikeShare and the Social Concierge are calling teams to register for Epic City Rush, a mad-dash scavenger race through...more

    Color My World: Ikat

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s...more

    2nd Annual Community Yard Sale Benefit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park and South Avondale, Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    2nd Annual Community Yard Sale benefit for Birmingham Public Library & Forest Park So. Avondale Merchant's Association Events (i.e. movies in the park) & Silent Auction at Naked...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    Spring has sprung and this class is designed to teach the student how to capture images of the plants - shrubs, flowers, and trees - specific to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
    ...more

    Introduction to Botany - the Science of Plants (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    Instructor: Tom Diggs, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Plant Biology, University of North Georgia, Gainesville

    In order to truly appreciate the endlessly fascinating world of plants, it’s...more

    Kentucky Derby “Watch, Wager & Win Party” at the Birmingham Race Course

    Presented by Birmingham Race Course

    May 7, 2016

    Enjoy the Kentucky Derby at the only place in Birmingham where you can watch “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” AND place bets on some of the world’s best race horses. Located at 1000...more

    Live at the Lyric: Mavis Staples

    at Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

    May 8, 2016

    She's royalty in the R&B and gospel worlds, known for her solo work, hits with The Staple Singers and impact as a civil-rights activist. The soul singer released her latest studio album, "One...more

    Oak Mountain Spring State Fair

    Presented by Live Nation at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham

    April 28 - May 8, 2016

    Offering a wide assortment of family-friendly fun.


    Samford University Baseball vs ETSU

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Joe Lee Griffin Stadium - Samford University, Birmingham

    May 6 - May 8, 2016

    The Bulldogs host ETSU.


    Samford University Softball vs UNCG

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Bulldog Softball Field - Samford University, Birmingham

    May 7 - May 8, 2016

    The Bulldogs host UNCG.


    Mother's Day Movie

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    May 8, 2016

    Our feature for May is a comedy about moms who get a night off.
     


    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Living River

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 8, 2016

    Living River, a nonprofit affiliated with the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, is developing a camp and environmental center on the Cahaba River.   On May 8 Southeastern Outings...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Living River

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 8, 2016

    Living River, a nonprofit affiliated with the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, is developing a camp and environmental center on the Cahaba River.   On May 8 Southeastern Outings...more

    Spanky Brown

    Presented by Comedy Club at the StarDome at Comedy Club Stardome, Hoover

    May 3 - May 8, 2016

    The "Big Pimp" of Comedy. Spanky began his comedy career on open mic night in November 1997 and has been leaving audiences all over screaming with laughter ever since .His diverse background leads...more

    Music by The Goods

    Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham

    May 8, 2016

    Bring your Mom to Rojo Day

    *AND*

    Music by The Goods (Dwight Williams, and Joe Terry) in the side room at 7PM.  No cover!


    Nature/Animal Documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 9, 2016

    A mama bear and her two cubs experience adventure and danger while trying to survive in the Alaskan wilderness in this exciting nature film. The Hoover Library presents free screenings of classic...more

    Yoga Basics

    Presented by Embody Practice Center - Yoga, Tai Chi, Manual Therapy at Embody Practice Center, Birmingham

    April 4 - May 9, 2016

    This weekly ninety minute class covers the basics of yoga including skillful pose alignment, pose modifications to suit each body, mindful movement, guided relaxation – all while cultivating...more

    Pipe Club Meeting

    Presented by Magic City Pipe Club

    May 9, 2016

    Open meeting for those interested in Smoking Pipes. Bring your pipes to show off and your tobbacco to sample. Cigars also welcome. Lighting up at 6:00 pm.


    Google Docs

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    May 9, 2016

    This class introduces participants to Google Docs, a free cloud-based word processor and its features.


    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    May 9, 2016

    Jefferson County Human Resources staff members will explain the process of getting hired for Jefferson County jobs. Information will also be provided on how to master pre-employment tests...more

    7 Ways to Secure Your Business Data

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    May 9, 2016

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will host several small business seminars in 2016 beginning in April and ending in November that will take place at the Central Library. The small business...more

    BPL Database, Career Cruising

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    May 9, 2016

    Business, Science and Technology staff will show how to make the most of the library's Career Cruising database.  Career Cruising features career guidance information, a directory of schools,...more

    BUILD THROW FIRE! Adult Throwing Class

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    April 5 - May 10, 2016

    Six-weeks pottery class- majority wheel throwing with some hand building Learn pottery techniques through productively working; on the wheel or through hand-built pieces Learn new skills or...more

    Alabama Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster & Friends Series: Generations - A Romanian-American Musical Journey

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Brock Recital Hall - Samford University, Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    Daniel Szasz, Violin
    Alexander Szasz, Trumpet
    Alina Voicu, Piano

    Program a program of American and Romanian music.


    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Station Eleven

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 10, 2016

    Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom.

    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

    An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s...more

    Ms. Olivia's Evening Book Group

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    May 10, 2016

    Me before You by Jojo Moyes. Join us!  

     


    UAB Baseball vs Samford

    Presented by UAB Athletics at Jerry D. Young Memorial Field, Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    For more information on the UAB baseball team, follow the Blazers on Twitter (@UAB_Baseball). For more on all Blazer sports teams follow the official social media accounts of UAB Athletics on...more

    Samford University Baseball vs UAB

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Joe Lee Griffin Stadium - Samford University, Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    The Bulldogs' final non-conference meeting of the regular season will come at home against UAB on May 10.


    Neuroscience Cafe: The Reading Brain and Its Role in Autism

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    Welcome to Neuroscience Cafe, where UAB experts in the neurosciences present topics, create discussion, and answer questions for the community. 

    Our topic for this program is...more

    Word Advanced 2010 Part 1

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    This Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 training class is designed for students new to working with Microsoft Word in Windows. Students will learn to create, edit, and format Microsoft Word...more

    Word Advanced 2010 Part 2

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    This class serves as a continuation of Part 1 of the advanced class, focusing on more intermediate to advanced features and applications of Microsoft Word 2010. 


    Gardening Made Easy

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    Instructor: Brooke McMinn

    Does the warm, spring weather make you want to spend more time outdoors? Maybe you'd like to plant some flowers or grow some vegetables, but you're just not sure...more

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