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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

    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 Specialist invite members of the community to contribute historical items, photos or oral histories concerning Vulcan and/or the Birmingham region to be considered for future educational programs, exhibits and research. Items ...more


    Magic City Writers Read

    Presented by WBHM 90.3 FM at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    October 9, 2014

    Join Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM for Magic City Writers Read, a reading and book signing event featuring author Carla Jean Whitley, Oct. 9, 2014 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center....more

    EDRW - Everybody’s Gotta Eat Poster Exhibit

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

    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

    Cullman Oktoberfest

    Presented by Cullman Oktoberfest

    October 4 - October 11, 2014

    Cullman Oktoberfest: German Tradition, Southern Style. Come celebrate our German heritage with German music, bands, arts and crafts, food vendors, beer garden, and events scheduled all week...more

    Day at the Depot

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum at Bessemer Hall of History , Bessemer

    October 11, 2014

    Join us for the 5th Annual Day at the Depot Open Car Show - with dozens of classic and antique automobiles. This show has quickly become a favorite for car collectors, fans, and spectators from...more

    Woodcarvers Show

    Presented by Tannehill Woodcarvers Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla

    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, Birmingham

    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

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

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

    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

    Alabama Gun Collectors Association Fall Show

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

    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, Birmingham

    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

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow, Springville

    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, Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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, Hoover

    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, Birmingham

    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

    The Big Reveal

    Presented by Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham at Workplay, Birmingham

    October 15, 2014

    Join us on October 15th as we launch Birmingham's Creative Industries and reveal our best kept secret.


    10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Screening

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

    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

    White's Mountain Chimney Corner Celebration

    Presented by White's Mountain Bluegrass Festival at White’s Mountain Bluegrass Park, Springville

    October 17 - October 18, 2014

    The White’s Mountain Chimney Corner Celebration recalls aspects of rural life during a period when many every day necessities were grown, built or produced at home. Many items of subsistence...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    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

    Friends of Red Mountain Park Nature Hike Series

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    October 19, 2014

    The Friends of Red Mountain Park Hike Series is back and this season it’s all about NATURE! Join us every third Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM as we explore and discover the natural beauty...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    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

    Sidewalk E-Series #10 - Education

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival and Design Week Birmingham at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    October 21, 2014

    The “Maker Movement”, sometimes called the "Third Industrial Revolution," subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local...more

    10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Screening

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

    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), Birmingham

    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), Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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, Irondale

    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), Birmingham

    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), Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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, Calera

    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, Harpersville

    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 , Birmingham

    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, McCalla

    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.


    Día de los Muertos numero doce

    Presented by Bare Hands Inc.

    November 2, 2014

    This November 2nd falls on Sunday! It is sure to be an energtic All Soul's Day, Día de los Muertos, and Alabama's Day of the Dead Festival (Dia de los Muertos numero doce). This...more

    Great Pumpkin Patch Halloween Festival

    at Great Pumpkin Patch, Hayden

    September 25 - November 2, 2014

    Admission to the Great Pumpkin Patch is free! You pay for each activity. Fun for the young at young at heart at affordable prices.

    Plenty of activities for kids! And those still young...more

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

    November 5, 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

    Creative Welding at Sloss

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

    November 8 - November 9, 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

    Veterans Day Tribute

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Alabama Veterans Memorial, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

    Hosted by the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, this ceremony will focus on Alabama’s involvement in the war, honoring the Service of All Veterans Across the Years Around the...more

    Raymond Weeks Memorial Service

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Linn Park, Birmingham

    November 10, 2014

    In memory and honor of the founder of America’s National Veterans Day for his leadership and example of patriotism in action, featuring remarks by Mayor William Bell. Located at the...more

    Veteran's Day Parade

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium , Birmingham

    November 11, 2014

    Parade begins at 1:30
    1.Start on 18th St. and 8th Ave N.
    2.South on 18th St. to 2nd Ave N.
    3.East on 2nd Ave N. to 22nd St.
    4.North on 22nd St. to 5th Ave N.
    5.West...more

    Veterans Memorial Service

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham

    November 11, 2014

    A memorial service recognizing and honoring those Veterans who have passed away this past year. Conducted by The Forty and Eight, an independent, by invitation, honor organization...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    November 11, 2014

    Jim Phillips, MA, Alabama/Birmingham Historian will present "Medical Practitioners and Medicines in Early Birmingham, 1871-1915"


    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

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

    November 14 - November 16, 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

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    November 15 - November 16, 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

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow, Springville

    November 14 - November 16, 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, Birmingham

    November 15 - November 16, 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, Birmingham

    November 14 - November 16, 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

    Sidewalk E-Series #11 - Education

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    November 18, 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

    Theatre UAB presents “Women of War”

    Presented by Theatre UAB - University of Alabama Birmingham Theater Department at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    November 12 - November 22, 2014

    “Women of War,” created by Rebecca Harper and Karla Koskinen and directed by Rebecca Harper.

    Shows at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-15 and Nov. 19-21, and at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22,...more

    Jerusalem - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 23 - November 26, 2014

    The Promised Land for the Jews, the Holy Land to Christians, and the Land of the Prophets to the Muslim world.

    Explore for the first time in IMAX this crossroads of civilization and faith....more

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