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    American Village Christmas Program for children

    Presented by American Village at American Village, Montevallo

    December 8 - December 19, 2014

    The American Village will hold a Christmas program for Pre-K through Kindergarten students on Dec. 8-12 and 15-19. Get into the Christmas spirit as you gather in the Colonial Chapel to sing familiar carols, enjoy the tale of "’Twas the Night Before Christmas Mouse", hear stories of former Presidents and how they celebrated Christmas with their children in the White House, and learn to dance and ...more


    Hidden: A Holocaust Survivor’s Testimony

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 3, 2015

    Holocaust survivor, Ben Benninga, will tell his story of survival as a child in the Netherlands during the Holocaust. Ben still lives in the Netherlands and is visiting family in Birmingham. This...more

    Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise

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

    May 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    When the widowed Hester Bateman took over her husband’s silver workshop in 1761, she faced the staggering challenge of running a physically and creatively demanding business at a time when...more

    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

    Presented by Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows, LLC at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    January 3 - January 4, 2015

    Ernie and Helen Bean of Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows, LLC have been in business 30 years producing high-quality shows that are consistently well attended by the public. Our hallmark of...more

    Birmingham Beach Shaggers Dance

    Presented by Birmingham Beach Shaggers at Kelly Ingram VFW Post #668, Birmingham

    July 29, 2014 - January 6, 2015

    Dances held most Tuesday nights, except the Tuesday before the 2nd Friday dance. Music by DJ. Casual attire.

    The Beach Shaggers of Birmingham is a non-profit social shag club.  Our...more

    To the Arctic - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 21, 2014 - January 8, 2015

    An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure "To The Arctic" tells the ultimate tale of survival. The film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced...more

    The Magic of Model Trains Exhibit

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    The holidays are picking up steam at McWane Science Center with the return of the Magic of Model Trains exhibit. Discover trains of every shape and size inside this popular exhibit which features...more

    Wonders of the Universe

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    October 14, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    On Oct. 14, "Wonders of the Universe," 21 paintings by local artist James Dean, Jr., opens in BCRI's Vann Gallery. The artist describes the works: "It is my sincere hope that...more

    Rocky Mountain Express - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first...more

    Live the Dream

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Southside Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    January 5 - January 16, 2015

    Patrons can stop by Southside Library and post their "dream" in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday.


    Abraham-in-Motion

    Presented by Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center and Alabama Dance Council at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    January 17, 2015

    Kyle Abraham is one of the fastest rising stars in the modern dance world, in demand as a performer, choreographer and collaborator. Abraham received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius...more

    Reynolds Lecture

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

    February 5, 2015

    William J. Benjamin, OD, MS, PhD, an Associate Dean at the UAB School of Optometry and a Professor of Optometry & Vision Sciences, will present Lewis & Clark: First Eye Care...more

    Mandela

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    February 5 - February 8, 2015

    Renowned playwright Cheryl L. Davis (Barnstormer, MLK Project) and poet Shariff Simmons collaborate on this original work based on the lives impacted by legendary humanitarian, Nelson Mandela....more

    The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 12, 2015

    Meet master storyteller Abayomi Goodall as she inhabits the spirit of Harriet Tubman. She will describe her experiences from a slave to a soldier.


    “Pieces of a Dream: Mixed Media works by Carol White

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    January 13 - February 22, 2015

    The exhibition features a series of small photographs taken in Havana, Cuba during White’s two artist research trips in 2003 and 2005. In addition to the photographic installation, each...more

    “7 Visions of a King” and “Magic City: Field of Dreams”

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    January 19 - February 22, 2015

    These two exhibits are sponsored by Huffman High School art teacher, Susan Pearson while the works are done by Huffman students from both 2014 and 2015. 7 Visions of a King highlights seven iconic...more

    “7 Visions of a King” and “Magic City: Field of Dreams”

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    January 19 - February 22, 2015

    These two exhibits are sponsored by Huffman High School art teacher, Susan Pearson while the works are done by Huffman students from both 2014 and 2015. 7 Visions of a King highlights seven iconic...more

    Annual Helen Keller Art Show

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    February 1 - February 22, 2015

    Art show featuring visually and hearing impaired children in the State of Alabama. Grand prize winners will be displayed in the historic Helen Keller birthplace in Tuscumbia, AL.  


    I Have A Dream

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Southside Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 2 - February 27, 2015

    During the month of February, help decorate Southside's Freedom Wall by writing out your dream for the future. For all ages.


    Reynolds Lecture

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

    March 6, 2015

    Bert Hansen, PhD, a Professor of History at Baruch College, The City University of New York, will present Louis Pasteur and the Pleasures of Art.


    TCI and the Company Town

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

    March 22, 2014 - March 12, 2015

    TCI and the Company Town explores the daily lives of Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company workers living in company towns in the Birmingham District. It features artifacts from various TCI...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    March 21 - March 22, 2015

    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

    Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    April 4, 2014 - March 27, 2015

    Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Dolphin Tale) narrates the IMAX documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest...more

    Reynolds Lecture

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

    April 7, 2015

    Harriet Amos Doss, PhD, an Associate Professor in the UAB Department of History, will present The Civil War’s Impact Upon the Psychology of Mobile Residents, 1865.


    17th Annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival

    Presented by Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival

    April 10 - April 11, 2015

    Two day event featuring food and culture of Lebanon. Authentic food including kibbee, grape leaves, tabouleh, grilled chicken, homus, baklawa and more. Dancing by our children performed on stage...more

    Gardendale Magnolia Festival

    Presented by Gardendale Magnolia Festival at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Featured on Food Network and Cooking Channel! Voted Birmingham Parent magazine’s Family Favorite Fair/Festival 2014. 205-514-6799. The Total Family...more

    Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Their Contemporaries

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

    January 30 - April 26, 2015

    The exhibition, organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and sponsored by PNC, will be on view from January 30 - April 26, 2015, and will feature works by the greatest masters of the Dutch...more

    Historic Hollywood House Tour

    Presented by Hollywood Garden Club

    May 3, 2015

    The tour will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year there are 4 historic homes lined up - 2 spanish and 2 tudors. This year's spectacular line-up of homes...more

    The Desert Song: Directed by Kristin Kenning

    Presented by Birmingham Music Club at Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham

    May 8 - May 10, 2015

     Broadway & The Birmingham Music Club, in conjunction with Patty McDonald, continues its return to Light Opera with this classic production. It will be directed by Kristin Kenning, who is...more

    “Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote- Photographs by Spider Martin"

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    March 3 - June 28, 2015

    In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights March, BCRI will display this important set of images from our collection. A March for the Right to Vote chronicles the Selma to...more

    “The Roma – Photographs by Karen Graffeo”

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    July 13 - September 13, 2015

    Photographer Karen Graffeo has garnered unprecedented access into the everyday lives of the Roma people in Eastern Europe. Through her images, she seeks to give insight and understanding to an...more

    “American Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the United States”

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    September 28, 2015 - January 10, 2016

    American Boricua is the first modern visual history of Puerto Rican life in all 50 states of the U.S. Wanda is traveling throughout the country to interview and photograph Boricuas who live, work,...more

    Alabama Mining Museum

    Presented by Alabama Mining Museum at Alabama Mining Museum, Dora

    September 24, 2010 - Ongoing

    Focusing on the total concept of coal mining in Alabama from 1890 to 1940. In 1984 the Alabama Mining Museum was designated by the Alabama State Senate as "The Official State Coal Mining...more

    Alabama Veterans Memorial

    Presented by Alabama Veterans Memorial Park at Alabama Veterans Memorial, Birmingham

    September 20, 2010 - Ongoing

    The Alabama Veterans Memorial is far more than just a park... It is a message from all Alabamians, recognizing the price of freedom and peace.

    Amid peaceful Alabama woodlands, you can...more

    Bessemer Hall of History

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

    September 24, 2010 - Ongoing

    The Bessemer Hall of History offers something for everyone. Plan to visit the Hall soon to "relive" the history of the area through photographs, machinery, books and many other...more

    Alabama Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Alabama Museum of Natural History at Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa

    October 18, 2010 - Ongoing

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology,...more

    Birmingham History Center

    Presented by Birmingham History Center at Birmingham History Center, Birmingham

    September 20, 2010 - Ongoing

    The Birmingham History Center collects and preserves an array of historic objects, books, clothing, photographs, machinery, documents and other items of historic significance to Birmingham and...more

    Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

    Presented by Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham

    September 20, 2010 - Ongoing

    Dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports. Home to the world's best motorcycle collection, the museum now has over...more

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    September 20, 2010 - Ongoing

    Arlington is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture dating from the 1840s. The house was built by Judge William S. Mudd, one of the ten founders of Birmingham. The house is furnished with a...more

    Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington

    Presented by Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington at Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington, Columbiana

    January 4, 2011 - Ongoing

    The Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington collection focuses on art and artifacts from the colonial period through 1865. The collection contains paintings, letters, furniture, porcelain,...more

    Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre, Birmingham

    September 24, 2010 - Ongoing

    This art-deco museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the...more

    Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum

    Presented by Jesse Owens Memorial Park at Jesse Owens Memorial Park, Danville

    January 10, 2011 - Ongoing

    In the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, a single man captured the attention of the world, winning 4 gold medals, an Olympic first. Sixty years later, thousands gathered to honor this man with the...more

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    July 27, 2008 - Ongoing

    The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through...more

    History Matters! Lecture Series: NEW DEAL WITCH HUNT: Civil Liberties during the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations

    Presented by Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection at Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection, Tuscaloosa

    January 20, 2011 - Ongoing

    featuring DR. DAVID BEITO - Dr. Beito is the author of Taxpayers in Revolt: Tax Resistance during the Great Depression (1989); From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social...more

    Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Museum & Archives

    Presented by Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. at Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Museum & Archives, Columbiana

    January 31, 2011 - Ongoing

      The Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. is dedicated to the discovery, collection, and preservation of all things related to the history of Shelby County Alabama; to the encouragement,...more

    Heritage Hall Museum

    Presented by Heritage Hall Museum at Heritage Hall Museum, Talladega

    May 20, 2011 - Ongoing

    Heritage Hall, located in the heart of Talladega's historic Silk Stocking District, has been open to the public since 1983. Housed in the former Jemison-Carnegie Public Library building originally...more

    Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

    Presented by Alabama Sports Hall of Fame at Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum , Birmingham

    September 20, 2010 - Ongoing

    The purpose of the ASHOF is to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names, deeds and records of those, living and dead, who by achievement or service, have brought lasting fame and honor to the...more

    Anniston Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Anniston Museum of Natural History at Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston

    September 1, 2011 - Ongoing

    Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies in the seven fascinating exhibit halls of Anniston Museum of Natural...more

    Soviet Era Aircraft at the Southern Museum of Flight

    Presented by Southern Museum of Flight at Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham

    April 10, 2012 - Ongoing

    The Southern Museum of Flight recently acquired two Soviet-era aircraft – the Mi-24 Hind and the An-2 Colt. The aircraft arrived on April 10th, 2012 and the Hind is now on display. Our...more

    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

    Presented by Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park at Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, Brierfield

    May 1, 2012 - Ongoing

    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park is located on the site of the historic Bibb Naval Furnace, the only ironworks owned by the Confederacy. Brieffield Ironworks Historical State Park...more

    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Presented by Moundville at Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville

    October 3, 2011 - Ongoing

    The Moundville site, occupied from around A.D. 1000 until A.D. 1450, is a large settlement of Mississippian culture on the Black Warrior River in central Alabama. At the time of Moundville’s...more

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