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    Author Talk and Book Signing with Tavis Smiley

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    September 20, 2014

    BCRI presents an author talk and book signing with media personality, Tavis Smiley on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The event is free and open to the public. 

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    Lethal Beauty

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    June 28 - September 21, 2014

    The samurai are universally recognized warriors. Tales of their heroics have fascinated people since the 12th century. Bushido (The Way of the Samurai) is the code of chivalry by which they lived,...more

    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club Fall Rally

    Presented by Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club at Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

    September 20 - September 21, 2014

    A yearly event at the peaceful Brierfield state park. Its a great location with plenty of space that makes this an excellent show every year.
     


    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    September 20 - September 21, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Sidewalk E-Series #9 - Equality

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre

    September 23, 2014

     The E-Series is a year long film and discussion series designed to stimulate conversations about four issues that are particularly relevant to the Birmingham metro area today- Economic...more

    A Conversation with BCRI Human Rights Fellow Tammi Sharpe (Part II)

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    September 23, 2014

    Join us on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00 pm in the Woods Community Meeting Room for a discussion on "Reconciling With the Past -- The Post-Civil War United States and the Legacy of...more

    Brown Bag Lunch Series - September 2014

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook)

    September 3 - September 24, 2014

    The doors open at noon and the program begins promptly at 12:30pm. Please bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert provided. For more information, contact Katie at 205-445-1118 or...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos

    September 25, 2014

    Gabrielle Fox, a Fine Binding & Book Conservationist in Cincinnati, Ohio will present Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica: Conservation of the Reynolds Historical...more

    You Should Know: Voting Rights

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL)

    September 25, 2014

    Staff from the Community Law Office, Jefferson County Public Defenders Office, and Jefferson County Circuit Clerk's Office will be on hand to discuss restoration of voting rights,...more

    Pre-screening of "Troop 491"

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    September 25, 2014

    Join us on Thursday, September 25 at 6:00 pm in the Woods Community Meeting Room for a pre-screening of "Troop 491." There will be a discussion and answer session after the...more

    Joining Love and Power, Tibetan Buddhism and the Civil Rights movement

    Presented by Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall

    September 25, 2014

    The Dalai Lama of Tibet has a unique profile on the world stage at this time, exemplifying leadership that joins power and love, as Martin Luther King described it. This lecture looks at the Dalai...more

    Heartland Cruisers Run To The Mill Open Car Show

    Presented by Heartland Cruisers Car Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    September 27, 2014

    Open Car Show benefiting Grace House Ministries. Award Classes: Original, Survivor, Street Rod, Custom, Import, Motorcycle, Under Construction. Door Prizes, Dash Plaques, Goody...more

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

    Presented by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

    May 17 - September 27, 2014

    RIDE THE TRAIN! The golden age of railroads and the rich heritage of the people who built and operated them come together at the Heart of Dixie, the official railroad museum for the state of...more

    42nd Annual Greek Festival

    Presented by Greek Festival at Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral

    September 25 - September 27, 2014

    OPA! It’s that time of year again for the 42nd Annual Greek Festival set for September 25-27 from 10:30am-10:00pm. It’s one of Birmingham’s most highly anticipated events and a...more

    Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park and Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    September 27, 2014

    Join Tannehill's Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama for our annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live! open house featuring:

    -Free admission to the museum including all exhibits. Come see...more

    Museum Day Live!

    Presented by Smithsonian Institution

    September 27, 2014

    In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open...more

    Yesterday: An Exhibition of Pictorial Quilts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    July 18 - September 28, 2014

    The exhibition features 15 narrative quilts and will be displayed from July 18 - September 28, 2014 in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery.

    An African-American folk artist with an international...more

    Creative Welding at Sloss

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    No experience necessary! In this workshop you'll learn to make decorative and useful items for your home or garden. The instructor will guide you through all the basic processes you need to...more

    Freedom Now: Expressions of the Movement Through Music and Civil Unrest

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    August 5 - September 30, 2014

    BCRI will present “Freedom Now: Expressions of the Movement through Music and Civil Rights,” a photography exhibition by Birmingham resident Cassandra Griffen on Tuesday, August 5...more

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    October 1, 2014

    Vulcan Park and Museum presents Share Your History Days. On the first Wednesday of each month (until Dec. 2014) from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, VPM’s Director of Education and Museum...more

    Fire Prevention Parade

    Presented by Montevallo Chamber of Commerce

    October 4, 2014

    Fire trucks and sirens, oh my! This event is great for families. Parade begins on Main Street at 10 AM.


    Sparks in the Dark

    Presented by Alabama Art Casting at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    October 4, 2014

    Alabama Art Casting is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and education organization.  We are devoted to educating the public about traditional and modern methods of pattern making, mold making, and...more

    Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens

    October 5, 2014

    Bringing in more than 1500 people annually, this community-based project partners Aldridge Gardens with scholars in anthropology, archaeology, history, horticulture and ethnobotany, as well as...more

    Would the Buddha Have Marched in 1963?

    Presented by Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center at Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center

    October 9, 2014

    Would the Buddha have Marched in 1963? The Relationship between Meditation and Social Activism

    Social activism and Buddhist inspired meditation have the same motivational basis -...more

    EDRW - Everybody’s Gotta Eat Poster Exhibit

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

    September 22 - October 10, 2014

    Created by Debra Riffe, this exhibit highlights Southern culture and its food. It will be located on the first floor of the Central Library. Riffe's exhibit Every Line Tells a Story is on...more

    Woodcarvers Show

    Presented by Tannehill Woodcarvers Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    October 11 - October 12, 2014

    The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club sponsors a woodcarving show and sale each October in the park at the Cane Creek Schoolhouse. The show is culminated with a drawing for a Christmas Tree decorated...more

    Brushstrokes Between Cuts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    July 22 - October 12, 2014

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will feature “Brushstrokes Between Cuts,” the first major visual art exhibition by local barber and artist Carter “Pooley”...more

    Alabama Gun Collectors Association Fall Show

    Presented by Alabama Gun Collectors Association at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls

    October 11 - October 12, 2014

    The Alabama Gun Collector's Association began in 1954 by seven men with a vision of developing a group who could come together for discussion and trade of their shared interest in firearms....more

    10th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

    Presented by Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

     The 10TH Annual Barber Vintage Festival is three days of motorcycle entertainment.  It features a variety of events including vintage motorcycle road racing, vintage...more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    Artist Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days. Bronze will be cast on Saturday only. Participants are limited to a...more

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    Homestead Hollow festivals feature fine arts, unique - one of a kind - hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days. See wood carving, ironwork, blacksmithing, smoke house...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    October 11 - October 12, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    This workshop is designed for people with no experience in casting but who feel the creative urge to deign and produce their own unique piece of artwork. The class introduces you to the basic...more

    Maestro Goes To Motown

    Presented by Birmingham Music Club at Hoover Public Library

    October 14, 2014

    This popular concert, which was originally presented for the school children, is also being presented for the public this season! All your Motown favorites in exciting live performances, with an...more

    Homeschool Hangout: Haunted Shelby County

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library

    October 15, 2014

    Kim Johnston, author of the book Haunted Shelby County, Alabama, will share stories and evidence her paranormal team has collected at historical sites in and around Shelby County. Such sites...more

    10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Screening

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

    October 15, 2014

    Attend a free screening of the documentary 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

    The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will appear at Regions Field on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. as...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Sidewalk E-Series #10 - Education

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre

    October 21, 2014

     The E-Series is a year long film and discussion series designed to stimulate conversations about four issues that are particularly relevant to the Birmingham metro area today- Economic...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos

    October 21, 2014

    Scott D. Swank, DDS, FACD, Curator of the National Museum of Dentistry and Assistant Professor, Dental Public Health, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland...more

    10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Screening

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

    October 21, 2014

    Attend a free screening of the documentary 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

    The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will appear at Regions Field on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. as...more

    10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Screening

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

    October 21, 2014

    Attend a free screening of the documentary 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

    The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will appear at Regions Field on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. as...more

    10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Screening

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at East Lake Branch Library (BPL)

    October 22, 2014

    Attend a free screening of the documentary 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

    The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will appear at Regions Field on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. as...more

    Globally Challenged: Birmingham's Second Annual Geography and Culture Bee

    Presented by Bottletree Cafe at Bottletree Cafe

    October 23, 2014

    Proceeds from this event benefit the Birmingham International Center.


    Soldiers in Hoop Skirts with Dolores Hydock

    Presented by Irondale Public Library and Alabama Humanities Foundation at Irondale Public Library

    October 23, 2014

    The Friends of the Irondale Library invite you to an evening with Dolores Hydock.

    Soldiers in Hoop Skirts: Nurses, Spies and Other Fighting Women of the...more

    10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Screening

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL)

    October 23, 2014

    Attend a free screening of the documentary 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

    The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will appear at Regions Field on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. as...more

    10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Screening

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Titusville Branch Library (BPL)

    October 23, 2014

    Attend a free screening of the documentary 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

    The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will appear at Regions Field on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. as...more

    Magic City Classic

    Presented by Bruno Event Team at Legion Field Stadium--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board

    October 25, 2014

    73rd State Farm MAGIC CITY CLASSIC presented by Coca-Cola. The #1 black college classic in the country featuring the Alabama State University Hornets vs the Alabama A&M University...more

    Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express

    Presented by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

    October 4 - October 26, 2014

    The entire family will enjoy an autumn ride aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express. Join in the fun as we visit the pumpkin patch for a hayride, jumpstation, cornstalk maze, coloring, and fun tattoos....more

    Old Baker Farm Harvest Season

    Presented by Old Baker Farm at Old Baker Farm

    September 27 - October 31, 2014

    Open to the public September 27 - October 31.

    2014 COTTON PICKIN' CELEBRATION! - Living History and Arts & Crafts Festival! Exhibitors from all over the South including handmade...more

    AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness

    at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall

    October 28 - November 1, 2014

    With a cast of 32 of South Africa’s brightest and most versatile young performers, singers, drummers and dancers, AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness, 20 Years of Freedom and...more

    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club Fall Rally

    Presented by Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    The annual Fall Rally and Swap meet for the DDMVC. We also conduct our Annual Meeting on Saturday starting with lunch.


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