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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


    Slow Art Sundays: Hiawatha and Minnehaha

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

    February 14, 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 slow...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    February 14, 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

    In The Park After Dark - Valentin's Mega Zip!

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    February 14, 2016

    IN THE PARK AFTER DARK-VALENTINE’S MEGA ZIP!

    Take an exciting nighttime zip line adventure on the 1,000 foot Mega Zip from the top of the Kaul Adventure Tower! Make this Valentine’s...more

    Thinking Man's Trivia

    Presented by Thinking Man's Trivia at Rogue Tavern, Birmingham

    February 15, 2016

    A Trivia Game for people who think they know everything. Homegrown questions and drink specials. Games start at 8:30 and are open to all comers. Prizes for the winning team weekly and for...more

    Artbreak: Photography

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

    February 16, 2016

    On the third Tuesday of each month, the Curator of Education and/or Education Department staff lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries....more

    Southeastern Outings Weekday hike at Veterans Park in Shelby County

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    February 17, 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

    The Negro Southern League Museum Presents Pitch Talk

    Presented by Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and Birmingham Association of Black Journalists

    February 18, 2016

    The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) is gearing up to host its first event! It is called Pitch Talk. Please review the event flyer. Share this information with your family members,...more

    Creative Roundtable: The Art of Storytelling

    Presented by Birmingham Creative Roundtable at Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

    February 18, 2016

    This February, Birmingham Creative Roundtable will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary!  We wanted to plan something extra special to share this milestone with you.  This month, our...more

    Bart’s Books

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

    February 20, 2016

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    Big Machines Day

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 20, 2016

    Get your motors running and head over to McWane for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and persoal with some big machines including backhoes, excavators, dump trucks,...more

    Big Machines Day

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 20, 2016

    Get your motors running and head over to McWane for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and persoal with some big machines including backhoes, excavators, dump trucks,...more

    What's That Plant? A Workshop for Learning How to Identify Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 20, 2016

    Instructor: Tom Diggs, Ph.D.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, February 20 | 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

    Identifying plants can be...more

    Slow Art Sunday: G.E. Mask and Scarification

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

    February 21, 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 slow...more

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens PHOTO-TALK

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    January 18, 2015 - February 21, 2016

     If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this discussion group is for you!
    1. I'm interested in photography.
    2. I want to develop my photographic skills.
    3....more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    February 21, 2016

    Join SEO for a moderately strenuous, 3.4 mile hike on the lovely, well-maintained trails in the 1000+-acre Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, one of the largest in-city nature preserves in the...more

    Engineering Showcase

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 24, 2016

    See how engineers make a difference in our world at the fourth annual Engineering Showcase. Meet and greet experts in the field and learn what it means to be an engineer in today’s world.


    Haitian Vodou Ceremonies, Songs, and Sacred Objects

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

    February 26, 2016

    This lecture will discuss Haitian Vodou ceremonies that are dedicated to spirits, called loa. Songs, drumming, and sacred objects such as flags, rattles, and drums are used in the salutation of...more

    Painting in Watercolor

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

    February 27, 2016

    Join Cynthia Massey Parsons for a one-day comprehensive painting in watercolor workshop. Parsons is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, and she has taught numerous watercolor...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike to Barton's Beach and Perry Lakes Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    February 27, 2016

    Barton’s Beach.  The area is an extensive sand and gravel beach on the Lower Cahaba River in Perry County near Marion, Alabama.  The river floodplain broadens and creates areas of...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Children of the Marquis De Bethune Playing with a Dog

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

    February 28, 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 slow...more

    Annual Helen Keller Student Art Show

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

    February 1 - February 29, 2016

    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.  


    The Gracious Art of Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 2 - March 1, 2016

    4 week series
    Instructor: Peggy Conway Fortier
    Starts Tuesday, February 2 | 9-noon
    $190 per student

    Flower arranging can be one of the most rewarding and exciting hobbies...more

    Alabama Theatre Tour

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    March 2, 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

    A Conversation on Art and Theology with Dan Siedell

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

    March 2, 2016

    The Museum is pleased to present a panel discussion, A Conversation on Art & Theology with Dan Siedell, in partnership with the Cathedral Church of the Advent’s ongoing Arts + Culture...more

    Art & Conversation: Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

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

    March 3, 2016

    Ornately beaded and sequined flags, called drapo, play an important role in the Haitian religion of Vodoun. Curator Emily Hanna discusses the many sources of Haitian symbolism, from African...more

    The Refined Art of Collection Building: An Evening with the Experts

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

    March 3, 2016

    The Birmingham Museum of Art and Christie’s present The Refined Art of Collection Building: An Evening with the Experts.

    Diligence, discernment, and discipline are key...more

    37th Annual Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections

    March 4, 2016

    Medical Residency in the United States: Past, Present and Future

    by Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, Washington University, Professor, Department of Medicine and Mabel Dorn Reeder...more

    Unconventional Wisdom: A group exhibition curated by Nathan Harper

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    March 4, 2016

    The Shelby County Arts Council Presents Unconventional Wisdom: a group show curated by Nathan Harper featuring the work of University of Montevallo students and graduates Joseph Whitt, Andrea...more

    Chili Cook-Off

    Presented by The Exceptional Foundation

    March 5, 2016

    The 12th annual Chili Cook-Off benefitting The Exceptional Foundation will be held in the Brookwood Village parking lot from 10:30 to 3:00 on Saturday March 5th.  This is a fun, quirky,...more

    Eivor and Alston Callahan Lecture: India’s Post-Partition Identity and the Cinematic Image

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

    March 5, 2016

    In August 1947, the Independence that India and Pakistan claimed was accompanied by a Partition of the Indian subcontinent, a geographic division that brought large-scale ethnic violence and mass...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

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

    March 6, 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 slow...more

    Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

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

    March 6, 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,...more

    Scottsboro: An American Tragedy - documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 7, 2016

    This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of 9 African-American teenagers wrongly convicted of a shocking crime in 1931. The public outrage surrounding this case helped give birth to the...more

    Itty Bitty Book Club

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 3 - March 9, 2016

    Become a member of the McWane Science Center’s Itty Bitty Book Club and enjoy a very special story-time for ages 3 to 5 year olds. Guest readers will delight this elite club with their...more

    Herbal Remedies for Gardeners

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    Learn Cameron and Antonia’s secret weapon recipes for safe non-toxic herbal alternatives to your home and garden woes.


    Herbal Remedies for Gardeners

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    Instructor: Antonia Viteri & Cameron Strouss
    Saturday, March 12 | 10-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $15|Non-Members $20

    Learn Cameron and...more

    Growing Native Trees from Seed - Oaks, Hickories and More, Part II

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    Instructor: Henry Hughes, Director of Education, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, March 12 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $40 Members | $45...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Ceramics at the BMA

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

    March 12, 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

    Holi Festival

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

    March 12, 2016

    Presented by the Indian Cultural Society

    The Museum and ICS are thrilled to host Holi, the Indian celebration of color for the sixth year in a row! Last year, over 2,000 people came out to...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Nydia, The Blind Girl of Pompeii

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

    March 13, 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 slow...more

    Salvador’s Deli

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

    March 13, 2016

    Salvador’s Deli is an event created to award art materials to greater Birmingham area visual art teachers and students in desperate need of art supplies for their classrooms. Proceeds help put...more

    Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 14, 2016

    Join McWane Science Center as we celebrate Pi Day (3.14) and Albert Einstein’s Birthday. Fun hands-on activities will focus on the importance of Pi and other interesting applications of math in...more

    Artbreak: Stained Glass

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

    March 15, 2016

    On the third Tuesday of each month, the Curator of Education and/or Education Department staff lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries....more

    Ocean Oasis - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    June 15, 2015 - March 17, 2016

    Ocean Oasis, a giant-screen film, is a fascinating journey into the bountiful seas and pristine deserts of two remarkably different, but inextricably linked worlds — Mexico’s Sea of...more

    Spring Walking Tour #1

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

    March 19, 2016

    More information to come.


    Bart’s Books

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

    March 19, 2016

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected The...more

    Alabama Kidney Action Day

    Presented by American Kidney Fund at DeBardeleben Park in Downtown Historic Bessemer, Bessemer

    March 19, 2016

    Kidney Action Day is coming to Alabama on Saturday, March19! Presented by the American Kidney Fund, and National sponsor US Renal Care, Kidney Action Day offers free health screenings, community...more

    Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015 Exhibition

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    January 22 - March 19, 2016

    Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015 Jan. 22-March 19, 2016
    Opening Reception, Friday, January 22 | 6 – 8 pm

    Curated by Lisa Tamiris Becker
    Director,...more

    Slow Art Sundays: Cabinet (Bas d’armoire)

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

    March 20, 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 slow...more

    Bham Dance Walk - Parkside District (FREE)

    Presented by Birmingham Dance Walk

    March 20, 2016

    We're back! Our first dance walk of 2016 will be 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 20th in the Parkside District. We are SO excited to have Zyp BikeShare - Birmingham and SOL Dance...more

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