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    Body Worlds Rx

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 27 - May 1, 2016

    The institute for Plastination — organizers of the renowned Body Worlds anatomical and health exhibitions — presents a special new exhibition for the times we live in.

    A curation of the latest research in health prevention and wellness, BODY WORLDS Rx is an unforgettable educational exhibition that will resonate with the health conscious viewer.

    This public health experience  features a ...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

    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


    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

    Birmingham Rose Show

    Presented by Birmingham Rose Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 7 - May 8, 2016

    The Birmingham Rose Society invites you to come see, smell, photograph and enjoy roses Mother's day weekend at the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    It's one of the largest...more

    Mother's Day Brunch

    Presented by Classic's Restaurant & Catering

    May 8, 2016

    This Mother's Day treat your mom and all the moms in your life to a special brunch. We're setting the table for the whole family.  Enjoy everything from Belgium Waffles with fruit compote to...more

    Make-A-Wish Mayfest

    Presented by Make-A-Wish Alabama at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Make-A-Wish Mayfest will be held at Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. Attendees can sample fare from local food trucks and restaurants, enjoy craft beer by...more

    Do Dah Day

    Presented by Do Dah Day, Inc. at Caldwell Park, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Do Dah Day grew out of an idea in 1979 and has raised almost $1.5 million since! The South’s craziest parade kicks off at 11:01 a.m. on the streets of Highland Avenue in Birmingham’s...more

    Itty Bitty Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even...more

    31st Annual Greater Birmingham LSU Alumni Crawfish Boil

    Presented by Greater Birmingham LSU Alumni Association at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Craving crawfish? Then roll up your sleeves and get ready to pinch da tails and suck da heads at the 31st Annual Greater Birmingham LSU Alumni  Crawfish Boil on Saturday, May 14. Bring your...more

    Itty Bitty Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even...more

    Read to Rover with GBHS

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 17, 2016

    The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is bringing some of their animal friends to the library so that you can practice your reaading and storytelling skills. The animals will be available for...more

    Flicks Among the Flowers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 18, 2016

    Flicks Among the Flowers returns Mary 18, June 15 and July 20. Films TBA.


    Purses Etc. Silent Auction & Luncheon

    Presented by The Salvation Army at The Club of Birmingham, Birmingham

    May 19, 2016

    The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host a silent...more

    7th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    May 21, 2016

    Bessemer, Alabama  In a state known for its music and bbq, the 7th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival combines the best of both Saturday, May 21st. The event will take place at the...more

    Ms. Mandy's Musical Meetup

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 21, 2016

    Join us once a month for a marvelous mish-mash of musical magic!  We'll look, listen, and learn as musicians from amateur to expert share their musical talents with us.


    Book It! 5K

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover

    May 21, 2016

    Register now for the first ever Friends of the Hoover Library 5K race! http://www.hooverlibrary.org/bookit

    The Friends of the Hoover Public Library are enthusiastic library partners and...more

    Play Minecraft in a Movie Theatre!

    Presented by Super League Gaming at Carmike Cinemas Summit 16, Birmingham

    April 30 - May 21, 2016

    Super League Gaming is the world’s first and biggest video game league that takes place in movie theatres worldwide. For this custom Minecraftseries, Super League brings together...more

    Birmingham International Street Fair

    Presented by Birmingham Multicultural Association at Sojourns - A Fair Trade Store, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Come join us for the 4th annual Birmingham International Street Fair in downtown Birmingham.  Saturday May 21st from 10am-4pm on 3rd Ave North and 20th Street North.  Bringing...more

    Friends of the Bessemer Public Library Book and Bake Sale

    Presented by Friends of the Bessemer Public Library at Bessemer Library, Bessemer

    May 21, 2016

    Come out and support the Friends of the Library's Book and Bake Sale. All books will be half price or buy a bag of hardback books for $4.00 or a bag of...more

    Race into Reading--Summer Reading Kick-Off and Foundation Fun Run

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 26, 2016

    Get ready for summer with us!  Put on your running shoes and participate in a one-mile fun run benefiting the Homewood Library Foundation.  Enjoy the bouncy house and a fun Zumbatonic...more

    SEC Baseball Tournament

    Presented by Southeastern Conference at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover

    May 24 - May 29, 2016

    The SEC Baseball Tournament will once again be held in at the Hoover Met. The 10-team tournament will begin on Tuesday, May 24, and run through Sunday, May 29.


    Ready, Set, Read! Official Kickoff!

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

    June 2, 2016

    Join us for a Beatin’ Path Rhythm performance followed by free Kona Ice. Special bags will be given to all who sign up for Summer Reading on this day, plus it will be the grand opening of our...more

    American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day 2016

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 7, 2014, for the 24th annual celebration of America's magnificent...more

    Woodlawn Street Market

    Presented by REV Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    Woodlawn Street Market is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants...more

    30th Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon

    Presented by Metro-Birmingham Professional Women's Association and Metro-Birmingham Professional Women's Association at The Harbert Center, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    Good morning; 
    I am writing in reference to the (MPWA) Metro-Birmingham Professional Women's Association hosting our 30th annual (G.R.E.A.T) Getting Ready for Excellence in America...more

    43rd Annual Tannehill Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

    Presented by Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    June 4 - June 5, 2016

    The first weekend in June is the traditional meeting time for our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. This outdoor show is known throughout the Southeast as both a fun and a friendly show. The...more

    Birmingham Zoo

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 7, 2016

    If you can't make it out to the zoo, make it to the library to see some of the animal world's most athletic animals.  Don't miss out on the fun!


    Family Game Night

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 9, 2016

    We are having some family fun with sports and board games and more!  Don't miss out on the fun!


    Big Green Eggs in the Ham

    Presented by Easter Seals of the Birmingham Area at Regions Field, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    Join us for the 4th Annual Big Green Eggs in the Ham Presented by AllSouth Appliance.

    Event Details:
    • Saturday, June 11th at Regions Field
    • Open to public from...more

    Shelby Show & Go

    Presented by SafeHouse of Shelby County, Inc. at Mt. Laurel Town Square, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    Please join us for the Show & Go antique and custom car event.  Benefitting SafeHouse of Shelby County, Show & Go will display classic and custom cars in...more

    Magic City Con

    Presented by Magic City Con at Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel, Hoover

    June 10 - June 12, 2016

    Magic City Con is a family friendly fan convention in the Birmingham area taking place June 10-12, 2016. We will have Special Guest Appearances, Panels, Vendors, Authors, Artists, and a...more

    The Buddy Bowl

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 14, 2016

    Learn all about dogs' athletic abilities and afterward test out your agility skills on our obstacle course!


    Flicks Among the Flowers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 15, 2016

    Flicks Among the Flowers returns Mary 18, June 15 and July 20. Films TBA.


    Magic City Chocolate Challenge

    Presented by Disability Rights & Resources at Old Car Heaven, Birmingham

    June 16, 2016

    On June 16, 2016 Disability Rights & Resources will once again present the Magic City Chocolate Challenge, bringing area bakers, chefs and caterers together for a friendly challenge to see who...more

    Iron Giant Percussion

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 16, 2016

    We are excited to welcome back this unique percussive collaboration to our large auditorium!


    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo, June 17

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

    June 17, 2016

    Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park!

    During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants' loos are transformed into art installations by...more

    Juneteenth

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

    June 18, 2016

    An Annual free, family-oriented event that features music, contests, free admission to BCRI galleries and other special activities. The festivities start at 11:00 am and run until 8:00 pm at...more

    Journey to Mount Olympus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    We are journeying to Mount Olympus to learn about our favorite Greek Heroes and try our hand at some Olympic games.


    Journey to Mount Olympus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    We are journeying to Mount Olympus to learn about our favorite Greek Heroes and try our hand at some Olympic games.


    Water Play Day

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 21, 2016

    Grab your towel, bathing suit and sunscreen andjoin us out front for water-sliding, watermelon and water play. In case of rain, we will have indoor activities planned. Don't miss out on...more

    Ninja Night

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 23, 2016

    Hi-yah!  Learn some karate chopping moves and channel your inner ninja for a night of family fun!


    Aesop's Fantastic Fables

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 28, 2016

    That Puppet Guy is back to bring you a magical and fantastical puppet show of some classic Aesop's Fables.


    Super Science Show

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 30, 2016

    Fizz Boom Wow! Jan Mattingly is here to show us how cool science can be!


    Ronald McDonald

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 5, 2016

    Ronald McDonald is back to sing some songs, tell some stories and spread some red-nosed cheer for all to hear!


    Birmingham Zoo

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 7, 2016

    The zoo is back for an evening of animal antics with some truly athletic animals!


    Doctor Who Comics Day

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 9, 2016

    We are celebrating Doctor Who Comics Day with a fun-filled morning of time-traveling.  Allons-y to the library!


    Doctor Who Comics Day

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 9, 2016

    We are celebrating Doctor Who Comics Day with a fun-filled morning of time-traveling.  Allons-y to the library!


    Flicks Among the Flowers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 20, 2016

    Flicks Among the Flowers returns Mary 18, June 15 and July 20. Films TBA.


    Local Color by Charles Buchanan

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    June 17 - July 23, 2016

    June 17th through July 23

    Local Color” by Charles Buchanan

    Opening receptions:

    Friday...more

    Dino Discovery- They're Back!

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    March 26 - July 31, 2016

    Dinosaurs are returning to the Birmingham Zoo! Don’t miss the Zoo’s newest exhibit, back from extinction, Dino Discovery- They’re Back! This limited-time exhibit features 12 life-sized,...more

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