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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


    Southeastern Outings Weekday hike at Veterans Park in Shelby County

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover

    December 7, 2016

    Come with us on our weekday hike.  Enjoy an easy 3 mile hike on trails in North Shelby County just off Valleydale Road.  Veterans Park is an 82-acre park with numerous walking trails, a...more

    Creative Roundtable

    Presented by Birmingham Creative Roundtable

    December 8, 2016

    We'll be meeting at the Thomas Jefferson Tower downtown. The Thomas Jefferson Hotel (later the Cabana Hotel, then Leer Tower) is a 19-story building, formerly a 350-room hotel, completed in 1929...more

    Valor in the Ardennes: The Battle of the Bulge with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 9, 2016

    Valor in the Ardennes: The Battle of the Bulge with Niki Sepsas

    Friday, December 9, at 1 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    The story of Adolf...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike on the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail System at Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    December 10, 2016

    Located on the banks of Lake Martin, Alabama’s largest and allegedly most beautiful lake, the area offers linked loop trails.  Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trails are among the most scenic and...more

    Ticket to Write: The Golden Age of Rock Music Journalism

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

    December 10, 2016

    Join us on Saturday evening, December 10th at 6pm for FREE backstage access to the birth of rock journalism! Sodas, popcorn, and candy will be available and we'll have tshirts as well as cds of...more

    Polar Express at the Alabama Theatre

    Presented by Kid One Transport at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    December 10, 2016

    The Alabama Theatre presents The Polar Express as part of their 2016 Holiday Film Series. A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he...more

    Polar Express PJ Party

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    December 10 - December 11, 2016

    Join us for a journey beyond your imagination aboard the Polar Express! Slip on your PJs and visit with Santa over a cup of hot cocoa and cookies. Then it’s time to believe as you experience...more

    American Girl: Festival of Trees

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 11, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs

    Celebrate the beauty of the season in The Gardens with American Girl fun!  Enjoy crafting with fragrant plant material such...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    December 11, 2016

    Enjoy a moderate 4 mile walk in the woodlands near Birmingham on a Sunday afternoon.  This is an excellent outing for introducing your friends to Southeastern Outings and for making new...more

    Jingle Bell Breakfast

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    December 10 - December 17, 2016

    Bring your little elves for a Merry Morning at McWane! Enjoy a hot breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, make holiday crafts, build a snowman in Winter Wonderland, and ride the Ice Slide before...more

    Wrecking Crew Workshop

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    December 10 - December 17, 2016

    Have you ever wondered how much work goes into making a model train display? Well, climb aboard and learn from the experts at the Wrecking Crew Workshop. This exclusive behind the scenes look at...more

    Ride the Santa Special

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

    November 26 - December 17, 2016

    Take a train ride filled with Christmas Cheer as you ride the Santa Special! Board our vintage train decorated for the season and take a train ride where Santa will visit with all the boys and...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in DeSoto State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Applebee's Trussville, Trussville

    December 17, 2016

    Moderately easy hike in DeSoto State Park. We will hike along the beautiful West Fork of Little River.  We’ll also hike various other trails in the park and visit Lost Falls.  This is...more

    Breakfast with Santa

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    December 17, 2016

    Santa is coming to the Birmingham Zoo for breakfast at 8am and 9:30am on Saturday, December 17! Make your reservations now for this popular holiday event. Enjoy a scrumptious scrambled egg and...more

    8th Annual Wreaths Across America

    Presented by Blue Star Salute Foundation, Inc.

    December 17, 2016

    This is a Nationwide fundraising effort to provide a live Maine Balsam Wreath for every Veteran's grave each Christmas season. Locally the Blue Star Salute endeavor is to place a wreath on every...more

    Jazz Jam Session

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

    December 18, 2016

    Join the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame as they present their monthly Jazz Jam Sessions which will feature a different jazz band each month. The first hour of the show is the scheduled performer and...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along Buck Creek in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 18, 2016

    Come explore the wilder side of Helena.  Hike with SEO on a lovely creekside trail in Helena in Shelby County.  Total hiking distance is less than four miles.  Hike rated moderately...more

    Noon Year's Eve

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    December 31, 2016

    Celebrate the New Year a few hours early at our first ever Noon Year’s Eve Celebration! Enjoy a spectacular science demonstration and dance the afternoon away as we count down to 2017 with a...more

    Santa vs. The Snowman - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 25 - December 31, 2016

    A lonely snowman finds Santa’s workshop. But when he sets off the perimeter alarms and is chased away, he wonders why he couldn’t be Santa and get all the love and fun this year. With the aid...more

    Resolution Run

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    December 31, 2016

    Get ready to ring in the New Year with us at Red Mountain Park, along our beautiful trails.  Run into 2017 with great scenery and great company(along with good food & fun!).


    Lights in Palisades Park

    Presented by Palisades Park at Palisades Park, Oneonta

    December 1 - December 31, 2016

    Palisades Park will sparkle each year when thousands of lights will be glowing. The public is invited to drive through to see the Christmas Light extravaganza. Local businesses, churches, civic...more

    Bassnectar NYE 360°

    at Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham

    December 31, 2016

    NYE is on the event horizon, and that means we are preparing for another journey deep into the heart of the center with the #NYE360 spaceship and the entire Bassnectar Community gathering under...more

    Winter Wonderland and the Magic of Model Trains

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 19 - December 31, 2016

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year at McWane Science Center! The Magic of Model Trains and Winter Wonderland is back to delight families throughout the holiday season. Coast down the Ice...more

    Winter Wonderland and the Magic of Model Trains

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 19 - December 31, 2016

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year at McWane Science Center! The Magic of Model Trains and Winter Wonderland is back to delight families throughout the holiday season. Coast down the Ice...more

    ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    December 9 - December 31, 2016

    Watch as the Zoo comes alive for 17 nights of holiday-centric fun at ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! Be amazed by over one million lights, listen to holiday music and delight in festive...more

    Color and Coffee

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 13, 2016 - January 7, 2017

    Come relax and color your stress away. Enjoy some delicious coffee while you take a break from your busy day.


    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    January 8, 2017

    Enjoy a moderate 4 mile walk in the woodlands near Birmingham on a Sunday afternoon.  This is an excellent outing for introducing your friends to Southeastern Outings and for making new...more

    Rocky Mountain Express - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 18, 2016 - January 8, 2017

    Retracing the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816, the audience is transported back to the age of steam to re-live this alpine nation-building odyssey. The film weaves...more

    iTween: Learn to Sew!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 12, 2017

    iTween: Learn to Sew!                   ...more

    MLK Day 5K Drum Run - Birmingham

    Presented by Leftover Energy, LLC

    January 14, 2017

    The MLK Day 5K Drum Run/Walk is a celebration of the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in Birmingham, Alabama. Starting and finishing in Kelly Ingram Park in the Civil Rights District,...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park on a SATURDAY

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    January 14, 2017

    You are cordially invited to participate with Southeastern Outings on a moderate dayhike around the largest lake in Oak Mountain State Park.  This lake is variously called Beaver Lake, Oak...more

    Birmingham's Winter Wonderland

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    November 25, 2016 - January 15, 2017

    Want to experience a winter wonderland in the Magic City? Railroad Park plans to add an outdoor ice skating rink this winter. The ice rink will open the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, and stay...more

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

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    January 29, 2017

    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

    Wild Africa - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 18, 2016 - January 31, 2017

    Come with us on a spectacular ride across, over and through the magical realms of the most dramatic continent on Earth: Africa. Audiences will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing...more

    I Do with a View 2017

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

    February 14, 2017

    Limited Number of Valentine’s Day wedding packages now available for purchase at Vulcan® Park and Museum. Reservations are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis....more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 11 - February 18, 2017

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, February 11| 9-noon
    Saturday, February 18| 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100|Non-Members $120

    Capture...more

    Chili Cook-Off

    Presented by The Exceptional Foundation at Brookwood Village, Birmingham

    March 4, 2017

    This is a fun, quirky, outdoor party offering good food, drink and friends at a "come as you are" event.  This event has developed a loyal following across a diverse audience base....more

    National Parks Adventure - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 20, 2016 - March 20, 2017

    A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in MacGillivray Freeman Films’...more

    David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

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

    April 18, 2015 - April 2, 2017

    From the late eighteenth century when Josiah Wedgwood utilized the designs of artists like John Flaxman and Lady Elizabeth Templetown for many of his jasperware designs, the Wedgwood company has...more

    8th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival at DeBardeleben Park in Downtown Historic Bessemer, Bessemer

    May 20, 2017

    In a state known for its music and bbq, the 8th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival combines the best of both Saturday, May 20th, 2017.  The event will take place at the beautiful...more

    Extreme Weather - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 20 - May 31, 2017

    Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it’s more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Travel...more

    Dream Big - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 22 - May 31, 2017

    Leveraging the scale of the giant screen, Dream Big showcases engineering’s impressive impact on our world and our lives. From Dubai’s record-high skyscrapers to bridges soaring through...more

    What's Lost is Found

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

    November 4, 2016 - June 11, 2017

    In May 2015, The Do Good Fund, a non-profit organization that acquires and exhibits photographs made in the American South, invited Lauren Henkin to be an artist-in-residence for a month in Hale...more

    Jazz House Poetry

    Presented by WordSpeak Literary Entertainment / We Are Rtists and REV Birmingham

    June 16, 2016 - July 20, 2017

    There is poetry, painting, opera! There will be amazing drinks (brought by You)!! This is the Ensley Your Grandparents remember.  The Ensley that is Alive with art!  The open mic at the...more

    Alabama Historical Radio Museum

    Presented by Alabama Historical Radio Museum at Alabama Historical Radio Museum, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The society was founded in June of 1989 by Don Kresge, a retired General Electric engineer, to provide an opportunity for men and women of all ages to join together and persue their interest in...more

    Alabama Mining Museum

    Presented by Alabama Mining Museum at Alabama Mining Museum, Dora

    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 Museum of the Health Sciences - Temporarily Closed

    Presented by Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences at UAB Lister Hill Library, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 for renovations.
    They expect to be closed about 5...more

    Alabama Veterans Memorial

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

    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

    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

    BBG Treasure Map

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of...more

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