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    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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

    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 time, from before the movement's inception through today’s international struggle for universal human rights. BCRI is more than just a museum; it is a place of research, a teaching facility and an acknowledged learning ...more


    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 3, 2016

    When: May 3
    Title: Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening
    Author: Carol Wall

    6:00 p.m.


    Alabama Theatre Tour

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    May 4, 2016

    Join us for a tour of the historic Alabama Theatre, the Showplace of the South. The tour begins in the ticket lobby and leads you all the way up to the balcony, concluding in the auditorium with a...more

    Art & Conversation: All the Colors of the Rainbow

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

    May 5, 2016

    Curator Don Wood introduces us to this special exhibition of Uzbekistan Ikat robes and accessories from the collection of Peggy Slappey, opening a window into a culture and tradition that is not...more

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 24 - May 5, 2016

    Mankind faces a new threat as Batman (Ben Affleck) embarks on a personal vendetta against Superman (Henry Cavill). With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created...more

    Party on the Porch - May 2016

    Presented by Alabama Outdoors at Alabama Outdoors, Homewood

    May 6, 2016

    Join us to kick off the season on Friday, May 6th, from 5:30-7:30PM. Head to our Homewood location for fun, food, beer, music and giveaways benefiting Ruffner Mountain.

    Special thanks...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

    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


    Girls on the Run Community 5k

    Presented by Girls on the Run Birmingham Metro at Marconi Park, Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    Girls on the Run is a girls empowerment nonprofit. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We host 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

    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

    Mother's Day Brunch

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

    May 7, 2016

    MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

    Saturday May 7, 2016

    Enjoy a special day with mom at Arlington.  Escape to another century and treat her to Mother’s Day Brunch prepared by...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

    Oscar’s Mother’s Day Brunch

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

    May 8, 2016

    Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends.

    Space is limited. To make reservations, call...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.


    Lunch & Learn: That WOW Factor

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 11, 2016

    Speaker: Pete Northcott - LAH Real Estate
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Hear from a realtor the tips...more

    Birmingham Speaks: The Future of Public Art in Birmingham

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

    May 12, 2016

    Throughout the world, art has played a critical role in making cities vibrant and friendly. Often, these spaces encourage discourse and gathering, and have provided communities with a source of...more

    ARC Stories Roots: Stories about the Nature of the South

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 13, 2016

    Friday May 13 | 6:30 pm
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Formal Garden
    General Admission $10

    Arc Stories features true, personal stories told live in front of an...more

    Spring Walking Tour: Forest Park

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

    May 14, 2016

    Vulcan Park and Museum’s Spring Walking Tour will finish with the exploration of Forest Park. Jeff Dungan, AIA, is known for his modern approach to traditional vernaculars and classical...more

    Alabama: Where to Go, What to Do

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 14, 2016

    Todd Keith, author of Insiders’ Guide to Birmingham, shares ideas and tips for fun (and sometimes free) day trips, weekend getaways or family vacations. Hoover Public Library on Saturday,...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

    Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Shower

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    May 14, 2016

    You are cordially invited to attend a Baby Bird Shower: Bring a gift (see Baby Bird Wish List), guided tour of baby bird nursery & aviaries, fun...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, May 14 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an additional...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between Earthly and Spiritual Realms

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

    May 14, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Sacrifice to Minerva

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

    May 15, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide 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

    Sip’n Sewcialize with Kim and Elle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    All participants must be at least 21 years age. ID will be asked for proof of age.

    Instructors: Elle Russell & Kimberly McMillian

    May 15, 2016 | 1:00 - 5:00...more

    Jazzercise

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 28 - May 16, 2016

    Do you want to look good and feel great? Try Jazzercise! This pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program will leave you breathless, toned and coming back for more! With a hot playlist and...more

    Bootcamp

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 29 - May 17, 2016

    Bootcamp at Railroad Park focuses on high intensity interval training. By using just your body weight, this workout routine will help tone muscles, build endurance, and boost metabolism.


    ArtBreak: Lobby Projects

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

    May 17, 2016

    On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum staff lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques...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.


    Zumba

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 30 - May 18, 2016

    Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow.


    Yoga

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 31 - May 19, 2016

    Yoga at Railroad Park strengthens and tones your body, promoting balance and flexibility, while quieting the mind. Railroad Park's yoga class is structured for all participants.


    John Morton Lecture in Photography: Leslie Hewitt

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

    May 19, 2016

    Still Life presented by Leslie Hewitt

    Leslie Hewitt’s photographs rest in sturdy wooden frames that lean against the wall and invite viewers to experience a unique...more

    Seeing Things

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

    January 15 - May 20, 2016

    “The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe.” John Berger

    When you engage in the act of ‘seeing’, you do so through the lens of your own thoughts and...more

    Happy Feet Friday

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 1 - May 20, 2016

    Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. This class teaches you proper...more

    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo - May 20th

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

    May 20, 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

    Ranger Day

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Get ready to celebrate the great outdoors! Junior Rangers are invited to spend the day learning more about our National Parks. Join us on May 21st to see National Parks Adventures in IMAX, meet...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

    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

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at Alabama Nature Center near Millbrook, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    May 21, 2016

    The former Lanark Estate in Millbrook, Alabama, was conveyed to provide for long-term stewardship of the property and development of an outdoor education facility that is now known as the Alabama...more

    FOOD is MEDICINE: The ABC’s of Vitamins and Minerals for Health and Longevity

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Instructor: Antonia Viteri, Wellness educator and Consumer Advocate

    Saturday, May 21 | 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    $40 Members| $45...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

    Slow Art Sunday: It’s Like This

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

    May 22, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your...more

    Barber Historics

    Presented by Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 20 - May 22, 2016

    The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) in association with ZOOM Motorsports and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is pleased to announce that the second annual Barber Historics will be...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike on the Montevallo Parks Trail in Montevallo, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 22, 2016

    Enjoy an easy 4-mile hike on a trail in Montevallo.  The main trail is two miles one way and goes through parks, by two picturesque, flowing streams, and around a beautiful University-owned...more

    Lunch & Learn: Fronds with Benefits

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 25, 2016

    Speaker: Dan Spaulding
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    In both sun and shade ferns are functional, cost efficient...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Hargis YMCA Camp near Chelsea

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch

    May 25, 2016

    Enjoy an easy 4-mile hike on trails in Shelby County at the beautiful Hargis YMCA Camp and Retreat, off Highway 280 near Chelsea. This walk will be Southeastern Outings’ second hike in the...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between Earthly and Spiritual Realms

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

    May 25, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    The Beauty of the Black Belt: Prairies, Perry Lakes Park, Barton's Beach, Spencer Farm

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 27 - May 28, 2016

    Trip Leaders: Brian Keener, Ph.D., University of West Alabama & John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Location: Sumter, Dallas & Marengo Counties,...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Reclining Nude

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

    May 29, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your...more

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