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    Summer Dance 2014

    Presented by The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance and Alabama Youth Ballet Company (AYBC)

    June 2 - August 22, 2014

    Grebel Dance will host its Summer Programs for ages 3 and up. A variety of classes are designed for different levels and are taught by a team of talented instructors. There are many things to do in and around Pelham while students are in class, and plenty of activities in the area for those who are from out of town. Classes are offered in creative movement for children ages 4-7, Junior Camp Intensive for ages ...more


    Thursdays At Arlington

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

    June 5 - August 28, 2014

    Dine in another century. Built in the 1840s, Arlington prepares delicious Southern gourmet cuisine prepared by our own, Chef Jason Mullenix. A tour of the house museum is included. 


    Celebrate America!

    Presented by American Village at American Village

    June 2 - August 29, 2014

    Special Summer Program. Step back in time and become part of the great American journey for independence.


    Hikes for Tykes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 30, 2014

     Go on a magical storytelling hike with Fresh Air Family's Verna Gates. Are there fairies and dragons in the Gardens? We will be on the lookout! Fairy house building to follow. Free.


    Animation

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center

    May 24 - August 31, 2014

    ANIMATION featuring CARTOON NETWORK

    Explore how art, math, science and technology come together in the exciting world of Animation featuring Cartoon Network. Experiment with animation from...more

    Veterans Salute Sundays

    Presented by American Village at American Village

    June 1 - August 31, 2014

    Through art, sculpture, graphics and multimedia technology, the National Shrine and Register of Honor tells the stories of those in each generation who have served and sacrificed for American and...more

    William Thomas Exhibition

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    July 1 - August 31, 2014

    The Library Art Gallery at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, in the area of the Garden Center leading into the Library, will be the location for...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

    Presented by Splash Adventure Waterpark at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark

    May 17 - September 1, 2014

    Alabama’s greatest water adventure! Create water fun your way, whether it’s relaxing by the wave pool and enjoying the lazy river or amping up the excitement with monster slides,...more

    23rd Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eatin' Contest

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

    September 1, 2014

    On Labor Day you can participate in Alabama’s largest moon pie eating contest and compete for prize money in both children and adult categories. Across the park, the United Mine Workers hold...more

    Spring Valley Beach

    Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach

    May 24 - September 1, 2014

    Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, Alabama right off of...more

    ArtBreak: Spotlight on the Collection: It’s the Real Thing

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 2, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Art and Conversation

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 4, 2014

    Gonna Build a Mountain: The Making of Birmingham's American Collection

    Have you ever wondered how museums build and refine their permanent collections?...more

    First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 4, 2014

    Your Night at the Museum!

    The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the...more

    Magic Chromacity

    Presented by Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center and UAB Department of Art & Art History at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

    August 28 - September 5, 2014

    In the first joint project for UAB’s Cultural Corridor, the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, the Department of Art and Art History and the new Abroms-Engel Institute for the...more

    Helena First Friday

    Presented by Helena Business Association

    September 5, 2014

    Helena First Friday is a free, family-friendly event held in the historic district of Old Town Helena, Al on the first Friday of almost every month. The unique shops in Old Town stay open late,...more

    Southern Samurai

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 6, 2014

    Samurai, armor, swords, and more! Join Bart and our samurai armor to celebrate the exhibition, Lethal Beauty. Taste tea, make art, and celebrate samurai and Japanese culture.


    September Service Madness (volunteer opportunity)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 6, 2014

     This special volunteer opportunity will be held in conjunction with students and faculty from UAB. We will work on a variety of tasks and only ask that if you participate, you commit to at...more

    Vulcan Keepsakes

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    December 1, 2013 - September 7, 2014

    Vulcan Keepsakes: Iron Man Memorabilia from the Birmingham Community Since his display at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Vulcan has inspired an untold numbers of souvenirs. There have been...more

    Extemporaneous Theatre Company Presents "Vulcan's Underpants!"

    Presented by Railroad Park and Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 2 - September 7, 2014

    A series of comedic improv games in the style of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" - You give us suggestions, and we turn them into hilarious comedy right before your eyes.  Don't miss...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels and Saints

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 7, 2014

    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...more

    Fall Magic: A Nature Hike Through the Senses

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 7, 2014

    Join us for a colorful fall journey in The Gardens and let your senses lead the way! Includes a story, nature senses hike and take home nature craft.


    ArtBreak: The Art of Japanese Sumi-e in Action

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 9, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Into the Night Art Exhibit

    Presented by The Edge of Chaos at The Edge of Chaos

    June 30 - September 11, 2014

    "Into the Night," a series of ten oil paintings by Gadsden artist, Anna Mullin, demonstrates human visual perception from dusk until the darkest hours of night. Descriptions accompany...more

    Foothills Festival

    Presented by City of Jasper: Public Works Department

    September 12 - September 13, 2014

    The Foothills Festival is a free music festival in the heart of downtown Jasper brought to you by the City of Jasper. Named for Jasper being in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between the Earthly and Spiritual Realms

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 13, 2014

    In this program for adults, held the second Saturday of each month, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile...more

    Good Things from the South

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 13, 2014

    "Good Things from the South" is the story of a kind of a love affair this former northerner developed for certain native plants...before he knew they were really southern native plants...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Seven Virtues and Seven Liberal Arts

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 14, 2014

    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...more

    Baby Bird Season at the Alabama Wildlife Center

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center

    April 15 - September 15, 2014

    Every day, visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, aviaries, and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. Between new...more

    ArtBreak: A Dream of Italy

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 16, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Bart’s Books: Jingle Dancer

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 20, 2014

    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

    EarthBoxes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 20, 2014

    Come learn the magic of container gardening with an EarthBox®

    Poor soil conditions and small backyards are no match for the EarthBox® gardening system. Now it's easy to garden...more

    Alabama Orchid Socitey 30th Annual Show and Sale

    Presented by Alabama Orchid Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 19 - September 21, 2014

    Join the Alabama Orchid Socitey for their 30th Annual Show and Sale.

    • Friday, September 19, 2014
      Sale: 10:00 am – 6:00...more

    Lethal Beauty

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    June 28 - September 21, 2014

    The samurai are universally recognized warriors. Tales of their heroics have fascinated people since the 12th century. Bushido (The Way of the Samurai) is the code of chivalry by which they lived,...more

    Slow Art Sunday: It’s The Real Thing

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 21, 2014

    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...more

    Exhibition: “A Seat at the Big Table: Bloom Studio"

    Presented by UAB Department of Art & Art History at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

    August 11 - September 22, 2014

    UAB’s Bloom Studio, run by UAB Graphic Design Assistant Professor Doug Barrett, allows graphic design students to gain real-world experience working directly...more

    Exhibition: UAB presents “Interlude / Influence: Faculty & Alumni at Work"

    Presented by UAB Department of Art & Art History at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

    August 11 - September 22, 2014

     “Interlude / Influence” will present works from current UAB Department of Art and Art History faculty and select alumni. The exhibition will examine the dynamics of the...more

    ArtBreak: La Dolce Vita: 19th-Century Artists in Italy

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 23, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Author Talk “Conifers in the Landscape – A Native Son Returns” Speaker: Tom Cox,

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 25, 2014

    Cox will be signing books after the presentation. Books will be available for purchase at the event or in Leaf n Petal at the Gardens before the event.


    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

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

    May 17 - September 27, 2014

    RIDE THE TRAIN! The golden age of railroads and the rich heritage of the people who built and operated them come together at the Heart of Dixie, the official railroad museum for the state of...more

    Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 13 - September 27, 2014

    This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

    Grind your own shell to create a...more

    Cahaba River Fry-Down

    Presented by Cahaba River Society at Trussville Springs

    September 28, 2014

    Join the Cahaba River Fry-Down for fun, friends and a good ole' fashioned fish fry!

    Learn more about the relationship between water quality and the health of humans and aquatic life...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Building the Schooner, Provincetown

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 28, 2014

    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...more

    Yesterday: An Exhibition of Pictorial Quilts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    July 18 - September 28, 2014

    The exhibition features 15 narrative quilts and will be displayed from July 18 - September 28, 2014 in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery.

    An African-American folk artist with an international...more

    American Garden Award

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    May 1 - September 30, 2014

    The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the gardening public to vote on a specific flower or plant that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Some of the...more

    ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 30, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Red Diamond Lecture Series: Shane Connolly

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 2, 2014

    Shane Connolly
    Floral Designer & Author of
    A Year in Flowers

    Learn more about Mr. Connolly at ...more

    Tastebuds: Define Your Style

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 2, 2014

    Young enthusiasts join flower magazine Editor Margot Shaw for a fun and inspiring behind the scenes tour and listen while Tastemakers share their spaces, stories, and tips to help you define...more

    Red Diamond Lecture Series: Mario Buatta

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 3, 2014

    Mario Buatta
    Designer and Author of Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration


    6th Annual Birmingham VisionWalk

    Presented by Foundation Fighting Blindness at Homewood Central Park

    October 4, 2014

    The Annual Birmingham VisionWalk is held each year to benefit the work of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which funds sight-saving research for people with blinding retinal diseases. This...more

    It's Showtime 2015 Auditions

    Presented by Birmingham 104.1 The Beat at Sheraton Hotel Downtown

    October 4, 2014

    What is "It's Showtime"?
    -"It's Showtime" is an annual youth talent showcase, premiering in Birmingham January 2015, that allows youth to perform their talent in...more

    IBERIABANK presents: Antiques at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 2 - October 5, 2014

    Antiques at The Gardens will feature Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers. Each designer will curate themed areas with...more

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