So many festivals. So little time.

It seems like there’s always something happening here. More big events. More new festivals. More of everything. To the point where you’ll wish you had more time.


Festivals and Events in Birmingham

Birmingham is quickly becoming the go-to festival destination in the Southeast. It’s about music. It’s about art. It’s about film. It’s about food. The festival scene around here is about a lot things, and it’s about time you experienced it for yourself.

Featured Festivals and Events In Birmingham
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MotoAmerica Championship of Alabama

09-22-2019

Presented by MotoAmerica at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 8:00 am

Motorcycle road racing is the fastest form of motorcycle racing in the country – a sport that delivers motorcycles of the latest technology, raced by riders who are athletes of the highest level. The MotoAmerica Championship brings this action...

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Motorcycle road racing is the fastest form of motorcycle racing in the country – a sport that delivers motorcycles of the latest technology, raced by riders who are athletes of the highest level. The MotoAmerica Championship brings this action to racetracks across the country in five exciting classes ranging from the premier EBC Superbike class to the Liqui-Moly Junior Cup class, where riders as young as 14 years old do battle. So, immerse yourself with Friday qualifying (admission is free on Fridays) andtwo full days of racing where you can view the on-track action up close and also find yourself within an arm length of both the motorcycles and the men and women who race them. The MotoAmerica Series is a family event so bring the kids to enjoy our Kids’ Zone carnival games, bounce houses, motorcycle stunt shows and so much more. We will also have our Learn To Ride program, which will include smaller, kid-friendly machines. VIP packages are available and if you’re so inclined take advantage of our Cycle Corral package and ride your own bike on the very same racetrack that the pros ride on. Join us and experience the best racing competition found in any motorsport.

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Tannehill Trade Days

09-22-2019

Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 8:00 am

The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. We have 350+ vendors to come and see....

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The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. We have 350+ vendors to come and see. Rain or shine.

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Christina Renfer Vogel

09-30-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 24 @ 9:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Wed, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Jul 12 - Jul 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2019

Christina Renfer Vogel holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently serves as an associate...

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Friends Gallery / Jul 12 - Jul 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2019

Christina Renfer Vogel holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently serves as an associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Vogel has been an artist-in-residence with the JSS in Civita program (Civita Castellana, Italy), Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts (Rabun Gap, GA), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA), the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE). She is a recipient of a Lighton International Artists Exchange Program grant and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, among other awards.

 

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Paddle Board Yoga

09-22-2019

Presented by Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 9:00 am

Summer Paddle Board Yoga at Oak Mountain State Park! Join these fun exploratory classes this summer!

Summer Paddle Board Yoga at Oak Mountain State Park! Join these fun exploratory classes this summer!

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35th Alabama Orchid Show and Sale

09-22-2019

Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 22 @ 11:00 am

35th Annual Alabama Orchid Show and Sale

 

For the first time, the Alabama Orchid Society, the Huntsville Orchid Society and the Northeast Alabama Orchid Society are partnering to present the 35th Annual Alabama Orchid and Sale.

See hundreds...

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35th Annual Alabama Orchid Show and Sale

 

For the first time, the Alabama Orchid Society, the Huntsville Orchid Society and the Northeast Alabama Orchid Society are partnering to present the 35th Annual Alabama Orchid and Sale.

See hundreds of blooming orchids on display and shop some of the region’s top orchid growers, September 20-22, 2019 in the auditorium of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

The Orchid Show and Sale and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are not only beautiful in September, they are also free to the public with free parking.  Photography during the show is welcomed and encouraged.

Friday: Vendors open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (displays are being installed).  Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Orchid displays and vendors both open to public on Saturday and Sunday.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Road

Mountain Brook, AL 35223

 

https://facebook.com/alabamaorchidsociety/

https://www.bbgardens.org

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Sloss Metal Arts Workshops

09-22-2019

Presented by Sloss Metal Arts at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am

Sept 20-22: Iron and Bronze Casting: Artists Open Studio – $150
Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days and be finished by 5pm. (Please note that convenience fees...

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Sept 20-22: Iron and Bronze Casting: Artists Open Studio – $150
Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days and be finished by 5pm. (Please note that convenience fees apply to all online registration.)
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sep 20-22: Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners – $325
A three day class for those with no experience taught by Sloss’ very own metal artists. You’ll leave the class with a clear understanding of how to cast a metal sculpture. (Please note that convenience fees apply to all online registrations)
Friday 6-9pm; Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sep 21-22: Creative Welding Class – $250
No experience necessary! In this workshop you’ll learn to make cool stuff for your home or garden. The instructor will guide you through all the basic processes you need to use a cutting torch and welder to create your own works of art.
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sep 21-22: Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing – $250
Learn to dance between fire, hammer and anvil using basic blacksmithing tools.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Alabama State Fair

09-22-2019

Presented by Alabama State Fair at Birmingham Race Course, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

Exciting Attractions & Shows. Live Music. All Your Favorite Fair Food. Spectacular Carnival Rides & Kiddie Rides. Safe, Clean Family Fun.!

Exciting Attractions & Shows. Live Music. All Your Favorite Fair Food. Spectacular Carnival Rides & Kiddie Rides. Safe, Clean Family Fun.!

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Lessons

09-22-2019

Presented by Ground Floor Contemporary at Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm

Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present Lessons, an exhibition featuring work by Michael Acuff, Sarah Jeanne Adkins, and Barbara Hirshowitz. The work in the exhibition examines how fragments of our daily experiences can mutate and expand...

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Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present Lessons, an exhibition featuring work by Michael Acuff, Sarah Jeanne Adkins, and Barbara Hirshowitz. The work in the exhibition examines how fragments of our daily experiences can mutate and expand into new narratives. Within the work of each artist a dissecting of information occurs, a language is built, and often discarded variables become powerful, yet subtle, inhabitants of transformation.

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Pooch Plunge

09-22-2019

Presented by Levite Jewish Community Center at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm

The dog days of summer may be in the past, but your dog's favorite day of summer is still to come! LJCC's Pooch Plunge will be the highlight of your dog's year as he or she gets to jump, swim, dive, fetch, and of course doggie paddle their way...

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The dog days of summer may be in the past, but your dog's favorite day of summer is still to come! LJCC's Pooch Plunge will be the highlight of your dog's year as he or she gets to jump, swim, dive, fetch, and of course doggie paddle their way through the pool.

Price: $15/dog (multi-dog discount available)
*Part of the proceeds go to The Animal League of Birmingham

Doggie Rules
- Dogs ONLY in the pool
- All dogs must play nice (The LJCC reserves the right to ask you and your dog to leave)
- All dogs must be up to date on shots (bring proof of rabies vaccination)
- Dogs must be spayed or neutered

For more information check out Bhamjcc.org

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Intro to the Figure with Stephen Smith

11-03-2019

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 2:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 03 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

This 4-week workshop is offered in three series of classes (one class per week). It is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of drawing the figure and establish a framework to help them grow in their artistic development. Students...

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This 4-week workshop is offered in three series of classes (one class per week). It is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of drawing the figure and establish a framework to help them grow in their artistic development. Students will work from a clothed model. Teaching Artist Stephen Smith began as an illustrator, writer, and cartoonist for several independent newspapers in Alabama before receiving a BFA in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After living and working as an artist in New Orleans, Smith returned to Alabama to work on a number or arts related projects including portrait painting, illustration, and publishing while earning his Masters in Art History from UAB.

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AfterTunes Concert Series: LOGAN LEDGER

09-22-2019

Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm
Vulcan Park and Museum is proud to announce the 15th annual Vulcan AfterTunes concert series! This annual event invites hundreds across the Birmingham region to connect and enjoy cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views along with everyone’s...
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Vulcan Park and Museum is proud to announce the 15th annual Vulcan AfterTunes concert series! This annual event invites hundreds across the Birmingham region to connect and enjoy cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views along with everyone’s favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan.

The first installment of the series will take place on Sept. 22 and feature Logan Ledger, is a country music artist that’s considered one of “country music’s best up-and-coming traditionalist” by The Boot. His self-titled debut album is scheduled to release on Oct. 4, about one week after his performance in Birmingham.

Gates open at 2pm on each day with opening act beginning at 3pm. Seating is first-come, first-served and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. No pets or outside alcohol is allowed. Onsite parking is limited.

Vulcan AfterTunes 2019 is sponsored by Vulcan Painters Inc., Birmingham Coca-Cola, Vulcan Value Partners, Bailey Brothers Music Company, AlaBev, Piggly Wiggly, ABC 3340/My68/CW 21. Kids zone provided by Babypalooza Magazine.

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Make Your Own Coffee Mug: Basic Ceramics

09-29-2019

Presented by Red Mountain Makers at Red Mountain Makers, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm

Course Description: This course is designed to teach fundamental skills and techniques for designing, creating and completing successful handbuilt ceramic artwork, using slab, pinch, and coil methods.

This workshop is in three parts:

Wet Clay...

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Course Description: This course is designed to teach fundamental skills and techniques for designing, creating and completing successful handbuilt ceramic artwork, using slab, pinch, and coil methods.

This workshop is in three parts:

Wet Clay Techniques: Creating and building with slabs in slump forms, and preparing slabs for leatherhard construction. Creating forms with pinch techniques and coils. We will also focus on deciding which building techniques fit with different design ideas.

Leatherhard techniques: Assembling pieces from leather-hard slabs and other forms. Decorating surfaces with textures, finishing details, and adding elements such as handles. Other basics covered will be the different stages of clay (wet, leatherhard, bone dry, bisque and glazed,) making slip, the basics of recycling clay, and studio safety.

Kilns, Glazes, and Finishing Touches: Basic glaze techniques, including mixing dipping, brushwork, and pouring. We will cover the often confusing terminology of glazes, cones, underglazes, overglazes, and frits.

Skills required (if any): The ability to squish things and follow directions.

Skills Developed: Basic ceramics handbuilding process. We will focus on hands on skills, creating a custom coffee cup, to be finished independently with guidance or during the second session, and fired as a group later in the month.

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Legally Blonde: The Musical

10-06-2019

Presented by Virginia Samford Theatre at Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm Thu, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm + 6 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm Thu, Oct 03 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 04 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: the Musical chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her...

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Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: the Musical chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner. In an effort to prove to Warner that she is more than just some blonde sorority girl, she follows him to Harvard Law, where she struggles to fit in and do well. Ultimately, she defies expectations and succeeds brilliantly, all the while managing to stay true to her own ideals and delightfully pink personality.

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Teen Dungeons & Dragons

11-17-2019

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sun, Nov 03 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Learn how to play this popular role-playing game! Beginners as well as experienced players are encouraged to attend this event for teens. Register for each event individually by clicking on the date below, or going to

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Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Learn how to play this popular role-playing game! Beginners as well as experienced players are encouraged to attend this event for teens. Register for each event individually by clicking on the date below, or going to www.homewoodpubliclibrary.org

 

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All the Stars in the Sky: Sensory Friendly Concert

09-22-2019

Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

This special performance provides:

  • Materials to help you plan your visit including a social story and a visual schedule
  • Quiet rooms with sensory accommodations
  • Fun family programming
  • Accessible seating
Scholarships are available for...
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This special performance provides:

  • Materials to help you plan your visit including a social story and a visual schedule
  • Quiet rooms with sensory accommodations
  • Fun family programming
  • Accessible seating
Scholarships are available for those in need. Please call 205.314.6936 for more information.

Presented in partnership with Kulture City, Autism Society of Alabama, ans ASO Junior Patrons.

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2019 Free Back in School, Back to Work: Body, Mind and Spirit Expo

09-22-2019

Presented by Khairi and Little Angels' Memorial at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

Khairi (Khi-air-ree) and Little Angels’ Memorial invites you to register for its FREE 2019 Back in School, Back to Work: Body, Mind & Spirit Expo at the Boutwell Auditorium!

Come discover invaluable ways for you and your family to address...

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Khairi (Khi-air-ree) and Little Angels’ Memorial invites you to register for its FREE 2019 Back in School, Back to Work: Body, Mind & Spirit Expo at the Boutwell Auditorium!

Come discover invaluable ways for you and your family to address violence, stress, and bullying. Then, enjoy giveaways and dance performances, explore food vendors and youth activity stations, and engage with job recruiters, fitness experts, and spa and massage therapists, all designed to promote a healthier you!

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WTF: What's The Fuss - How to "detox" the right way

09-22-2019

Presented by NOT JUST CATERING at Webinar, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm

We will cover...

  • Detox vs Cleanse (The Myths & Facts)
  • How Our Bodies Detox w/o Our Help
  • Detoxing Beyond What to Eat & What Not to Eat
  • How Does Toxicity Show up in the Body
  • How Do You Know if You “Need” a Detox/Cleanse

Chef Eryka...

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We will cover...

  • Detox vs Cleanse (The Myths & Facts)
  • How Our Bodies Detox w/o Our Help
  • Detoxing Beyond What to Eat & What Not to Eat
  • How Does Toxicity Show up in the Body
  • How Do You Know if You “Need” a Detox/Cleanse

Chef Eryka Perry is the owner of Not Just Catering, a small event catering, health coaching, and personal chef brand. She is also the executive chef at Michael's Restaurant coming to the Negro Southern League Museum in downtown Birmingham, AL. She specializes in healthy lifestyle creation and maintenance using delicious food as a vehicle for success.

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Music by the Starlings

09-22-2019

Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm

Come hear the Starlings at 6:30PM in Rojo’s side room! Arrive early for seating and to enjoy fabulous food and drinks.

Come hear the Starlings at 6:30PM in Rojo’s side room! Arrive early for seating and to enjoy fabulous food and drinks.

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Nightmare at 3008

10-31-2019

Presented by Nighmare at 3008 at Nightmare at 3008, Fultondale
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm + 18 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 04 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Nightmare at 3008 was created in 2010 and is a top rated haunted house according to AlabamaHauntedHouses.com. In 2018 and again this year, Nightmare was ranked by fans as the number 1 must see haunt in Alabama.

Every year Nightmare donates a...

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Nightmare at 3008 was created in 2010 and is a top rated haunted house according to AlabamaHauntedHouses.com. In 2018 and again this year, Nightmare was ranked by fans as the number 1 must see haunt in Alabama.

Every year Nightmare donates a portions of their profits to Children’s of Alabama Childhood Cancer Research. Other Haunt Season community events include Sensory Awareness day and Not So Scary Kids Day. During November, Nightmare hosts a food drive for a local soup kitchen and in December, they host a toy drive for Christmas Visions.

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Quentin Morris

10-12-2019

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am + 15 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Oct 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Philadelphia-based artist Quentin Morris uses a variety of materials to explore issues surrounding identity, race, spirituality, and cultural mythologies. The integration of schools in Philadelphia impacted Morris as an adolescent and still...

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Philadelphia-based artist Quentin Morris uses a variety of materials to explore issues surrounding identity, race, spirituality, and cultural mythologies. The integration of schools in Philadelphia impacted Morris as an adolescent and still influences his work today. Morris has focused his studio practice on monochromatic black paintings in the shapes of circles and squares since the early 1960s. Morris’ AEIVA exhibition features a selection of paintings that span five decades of the artist’s career.

Through his paintings, Morris is able to process his ideas on race, ethnicity, and culture, while at the same time constructing a social commentary on the Civil Rights Movement. Morris wants the viewer to take an intense look into his deceptively simple paintings - understanding that the color black is both beautiful and complex. This will be Quentin Morris’ first major exhibition in the South.

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Homeschool STEAM Club

09-23-2019

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am

(K-5 Grade) Fun with Physics and The Science of Sports – Students will explore Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motions and better understand physics through sports. Students will make their own catapults. Register online.

(K-5 Grade) Fun with Physics and The Science of Sports – Students will explore Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motions and better understand physics through sports. Students will make their own catapults. Register online.

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MotoAmerica Championship of Alabama

09-22-2019

Presented by MotoAmerica at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 8:00 am

Motorcycle road racing is the fastest form of motorcycle racing in the country – a sport that delivers motorcycles of the latest technology, raced by riders who are athletes of the highest level. The MotoAmerica Championship brings this action...

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Motorcycle road racing is the fastest form of motorcycle racing in the country – a sport that delivers motorcycles of the latest technology, raced by riders who are athletes of the highest level. The MotoAmerica Championship brings this action to racetracks across the country in five exciting classes ranging from the premier EBC Superbike class to the Liqui-Moly Junior Cup class, where riders as young as 14 years old do battle. So, immerse yourself with Friday qualifying (admission is free on Fridays) andtwo full days of racing where you can view the on-track action up close and also find yourself within an arm length of both the motorcycles and the men and women who race them. The MotoAmerica Series is a family event so bring the kids to enjoy our Kids’ Zone carnival games, bounce houses, motorcycle stunt shows and so much more. We will also have our Learn To Ride program, which will include smaller, kid-friendly machines. VIP packages are available and if you’re so inclined take advantage of our Cycle Corral package and ride your own bike on the very same racetrack that the pros ride on. Join us and experience the best racing competition found in any motorsport.

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Tannehill Trade Days

09-22-2019

Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 8:00 am

The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. We have 350+ vendors to come and see....

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The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. We have 350+ vendors to come and see. Rain or shine.

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Christina Renfer Vogel

09-30-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 24 @ 9:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Wed, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Jul 12 - Jul 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2019

Christina Renfer Vogel holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently serves as an associate...

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Friends Gallery / Jul 12 - Jul 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2019

Christina Renfer Vogel holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently serves as an associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Vogel has been an artist-in-residence with the JSS in Civita program (Civita Castellana, Italy), Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts (Rabun Gap, GA), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA), the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE). She is a recipient of a Lighton International Artists Exchange Program grant and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, among other awards.

 

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Paddle Board Yoga

09-22-2019

Presented by Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 9:00 am

Summer Paddle Board Yoga at Oak Mountain State Park! Join these fun exploratory classes this summer!

Summer Paddle Board Yoga at Oak Mountain State Park! Join these fun exploratory classes this summer!

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35th Alabama Orchid Show and Sale

09-22-2019

Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 22 @ 11:00 am

35th Annual Alabama Orchid Show and Sale

 

For the first time, the Alabama Orchid Society, the Huntsville Orchid Society and the Northeast Alabama Orchid Society are partnering to present the 35th Annual Alabama Orchid and Sale.

See hundreds...

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35th Annual Alabama Orchid Show and Sale

 

For the first time, the Alabama Orchid Society, the Huntsville Orchid Society and the Northeast Alabama Orchid Society are partnering to present the 35th Annual Alabama Orchid and Sale.

See hundreds of blooming orchids on display and shop some of the region’s top orchid growers, September 20-22, 2019 in the auditorium of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

The Orchid Show and Sale and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are not only beautiful in September, they are also free to the public with free parking.  Photography during the show is welcomed and encouraged.

Friday: Vendors open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (displays are being installed).  Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Orchid displays and vendors both open to public on Saturday and Sunday.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Road

Mountain Brook, AL 35223

 

https://facebook.com/alabamaorchidsociety/

https://www.bbgardens.org

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Sloss Metal Arts Workshops

09-22-2019

Presented by Sloss Metal Arts at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am

Sept 20-22: Iron and Bronze Casting: Artists Open Studio – $150
Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days and be finished by 5pm. (Please note that convenience fees...

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Sept 20-22: Iron and Bronze Casting: Artists Open Studio – $150
Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days and be finished by 5pm. (Please note that convenience fees apply to all online registration.)
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sep 20-22: Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners – $325
A three day class for those with no experience taught by Sloss’ very own metal artists. You’ll leave the class with a clear understanding of how to cast a metal sculpture. (Please note that convenience fees apply to all online registrations)
Friday 6-9pm; Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sep 21-22: Creative Welding Class – $250
No experience necessary! In this workshop you’ll learn to make cool stuff for your home or garden. The instructor will guide you through all the basic processes you need to use a cutting torch and welder to create your own works of art.
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sep 21-22: Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing – $250
Learn to dance between fire, hammer and anvil using basic blacksmithing tools.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Alabama State Fair

09-22-2019

Presented by Alabama State Fair at Birmingham Race Course, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

Exciting Attractions & Shows. Live Music. All Your Favorite Fair Food. Spectacular Carnival Rides & Kiddie Rides. Safe, Clean Family Fun.!

Exciting Attractions & Shows. Live Music. All Your Favorite Fair Food. Spectacular Carnival Rides & Kiddie Rides. Safe, Clean Family Fun.!

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Lessons

09-22-2019

Presented by Ground Floor Contemporary at Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm

Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present Lessons, an exhibition featuring work by Michael Acuff, Sarah Jeanne Adkins, and Barbara Hirshowitz. The work in the exhibition examines how fragments of our daily experiences can mutate and expand...

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Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present Lessons, an exhibition featuring work by Michael Acuff, Sarah Jeanne Adkins, and Barbara Hirshowitz. The work in the exhibition examines how fragments of our daily experiences can mutate and expand into new narratives. Within the work of each artist a dissecting of information occurs, a language is built, and often discarded variables become powerful, yet subtle, inhabitants of transformation.

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Pooch Plunge

09-22-2019

Presented by Levite Jewish Community Center at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm

The dog days of summer may be in the past, but your dog's favorite day of summer is still to come! LJCC's Pooch Plunge will be the highlight of your dog's year as he or she gets to jump, swim, dive, fetch, and of course doggie paddle their way...

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The dog days of summer may be in the past, but your dog's favorite day of summer is still to come! LJCC's Pooch Plunge will be the highlight of your dog's year as he or she gets to jump, swim, dive, fetch, and of course doggie paddle their way through the pool.

Price: $15/dog (multi-dog discount available)
*Part of the proceeds go to The Animal League of Birmingham

Doggie Rules
- Dogs ONLY in the pool
- All dogs must play nice (The LJCC reserves the right to ask you and your dog to leave)
- All dogs must be up to date on shots (bring proof of rabies vaccination)
- Dogs must be spayed or neutered

For more information check out Bhamjcc.org

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Intro to the Figure with Stephen Smith

11-03-2019

Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 2:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 03 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

This 4-week workshop is offered in three series of classes (one class per week). It is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of drawing the figure and establish a framework to help them grow in their artistic development. Students...

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This 4-week workshop is offered in three series of classes (one class per week). It is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of drawing the figure and establish a framework to help them grow in their artistic development. Students will work from a clothed model. Teaching Artist Stephen Smith began as an illustrator, writer, and cartoonist for several independent newspapers in Alabama before receiving a BFA in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After living and working as an artist in New Orleans, Smith returned to Alabama to work on a number or arts related projects including portrait painting, illustration, and publishing while earning his Masters in Art History from UAB.

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AfterTunes Concert Series: LOGAN LEDGER

09-22-2019

Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm
Vulcan Park and Museum is proud to announce the 15th annual Vulcan AfterTunes concert series! This annual event invites hundreds across the Birmingham region to connect and enjoy cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views along with everyone’s...
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Vulcan Park and Museum is proud to announce the 15th annual Vulcan AfterTunes concert series! This annual event invites hundreds across the Birmingham region to connect and enjoy cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views along with everyone’s favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan.

The first installment of the series will take place on Sept. 22 and feature Logan Ledger, is a country music artist that’s considered one of “country music’s best up-and-coming traditionalist” by The Boot. His self-titled debut album is scheduled to release on Oct. 4, about one week after his performance in Birmingham.

Gates open at 2pm on each day with opening act beginning at 3pm. Seating is first-come, first-served and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. No pets or outside alcohol is allowed. Onsite parking is limited.

Vulcan AfterTunes 2019 is sponsored by Vulcan Painters Inc., Birmingham Coca-Cola, Vulcan Value Partners, Bailey Brothers Music Company, AlaBev, Piggly Wiggly, ABC 3340/My68/CW 21. Kids zone provided by Babypalooza Magazine.

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Make Your Own Coffee Mug: Basic Ceramics

09-29-2019

Presented by Red Mountain Makers at Red Mountain Makers, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm

Course Description: This course is designed to teach fundamental skills and techniques for designing, creating and completing successful handbuilt ceramic artwork, using slab, pinch, and coil methods.

This workshop is in three parts:

Wet Clay...

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Course Description: This course is designed to teach fundamental skills and techniques for designing, creating and completing successful handbuilt ceramic artwork, using slab, pinch, and coil methods.

This workshop is in three parts:

Wet Clay Techniques: Creating and building with slabs in slump forms, and preparing slabs for leatherhard construction. Creating forms with pinch techniques and coils. We will also focus on deciding which building techniques fit with different design ideas.

Leatherhard techniques: Assembling pieces from leather-hard slabs and other forms. Decorating surfaces with textures, finishing details, and adding elements such as handles. Other basics covered will be the different stages of clay (wet, leatherhard, bone dry, bisque and glazed,) making slip, the basics of recycling clay, and studio safety.

Kilns, Glazes, and Finishing Touches: Basic glaze techniques, including mixing dipping, brushwork, and pouring. We will cover the often confusing terminology of glazes, cones, underglazes, overglazes, and frits.

Skills required (if any): The ability to squish things and follow directions.

Skills Developed: Basic ceramics handbuilding process. We will focus on hands on skills, creating a custom coffee cup, to be finished independently with guidance or during the second session, and fired as a group later in the month.

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Legally Blonde: The Musical

10-06-2019

Presented by Virginia Samford Theatre at Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm Thu, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm + 6 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm Thu, Oct 03 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 04 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: the Musical chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her...

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Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: the Musical chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner. In an effort to prove to Warner that she is more than just some blonde sorority girl, she follows him to Harvard Law, where she struggles to fit in and do well. Ultimately, she defies expectations and succeeds brilliantly, all the while managing to stay true to her own ideals and delightfully pink personality.

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Teen Dungeons & Dragons

11-17-2019

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sun, Nov 03 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Learn how to play this popular role-playing game! Beginners as well as experienced players are encouraged to attend this event for teens. Register for each event individually by clicking on the date below, or going to

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Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Learn how to play this popular role-playing game! Beginners as well as experienced players are encouraged to attend this event for teens. Register for each event individually by clicking on the date below, or going to www.homewoodpubliclibrary.org

 

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All the Stars in the Sky: Sensory Friendly Concert

09-22-2019

Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

This special performance provides:

  • Materials to help you plan your visit including a social story and a visual schedule
  • Quiet rooms with sensory accommodations
  • Fun family programming
  • Accessible seating
Scholarships are available for...
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This special performance provides:

  • Materials to help you plan your visit including a social story and a visual schedule
  • Quiet rooms with sensory accommodations
  • Fun family programming
  • Accessible seating
Scholarships are available for those in need. Please call 205.314.6936 for more information.

Presented in partnership with Kulture City, Autism Society of Alabama, ans ASO Junior Patrons.

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2019 Free Back in School, Back to Work: Body, Mind and Spirit Expo

09-22-2019

Presented by Khairi and Little Angels' Memorial at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

Khairi (Khi-air-ree) and Little Angels’ Memorial invites you to register for its FREE 2019 Back in School, Back to Work: Body, Mind & Spirit Expo at the Boutwell Auditorium!

Come discover invaluable ways for you and your family to address...

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Khairi (Khi-air-ree) and Little Angels’ Memorial invites you to register for its FREE 2019 Back in School, Back to Work: Body, Mind & Spirit Expo at the Boutwell Auditorium!

Come discover invaluable ways for you and your family to address violence, stress, and bullying. Then, enjoy giveaways and dance performances, explore food vendors and youth activity stations, and engage with job recruiters, fitness experts, and spa and massage therapists, all designed to promote a healthier you!

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WTF: What's The Fuss - How to "detox" the right way

09-22-2019

Presented by NOT JUST CATERING at Webinar, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm

We will cover...

  • Detox vs Cleanse (The Myths & Facts)
  • How Our Bodies Detox w/o Our Help
  • Detoxing Beyond What to Eat & What Not to Eat
  • How Does Toxicity Show up in the Body
  • How Do You Know if You “Need” a Detox/Cleanse

Chef Eryka...

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We will cover...

  • Detox vs Cleanse (The Myths & Facts)
  • How Our Bodies Detox w/o Our Help
  • Detoxing Beyond What to Eat & What Not to Eat
  • How Does Toxicity Show up in the Body
  • How Do You Know if You “Need” a Detox/Cleanse

Chef Eryka Perry is the owner of Not Just Catering, a small event catering, health coaching, and personal chef brand. She is also the executive chef at Michael's Restaurant coming to the Negro Southern League Museum in downtown Birmingham, AL. She specializes in healthy lifestyle creation and maintenance using delicious food as a vehicle for success.

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Music by the Starlings

09-22-2019

Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm

Come hear the Starlings at 6:30PM in Rojo’s side room! Arrive early for seating and to enjoy fabulous food and drinks.

Come hear the Starlings at 6:30PM in Rojo’s side room! Arrive early for seating and to enjoy fabulous food and drinks.

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Nightmare at 3008

10-31-2019

Presented by Nighmare at 3008 at Nightmare at 3008, Fultondale
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm + 18 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 04 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Nightmare at 3008 was created in 2010 and is a top rated haunted house according to AlabamaHauntedHouses.com. In 2018 and again this year, Nightmare was ranked by fans as the number 1 must see haunt in Alabama.

Every year Nightmare donates a...

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Nightmare at 3008 was created in 2010 and is a top rated haunted house according to AlabamaHauntedHouses.com. In 2018 and again this year, Nightmare was ranked by fans as the number 1 must see haunt in Alabama.

Every year Nightmare donates a portions of their profits to Children’s of Alabama Childhood Cancer Research. Other Haunt Season community events include Sensory Awareness day and Not So Scary Kids Day. During November, Nightmare hosts a food drive for a local soup kitchen and in December, they host a toy drive for Christmas Visions.

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Quentin Morris

10-12-2019

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am + 15 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Oct 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Philadelphia-based artist Quentin Morris uses a variety of materials to explore issues surrounding identity, race, spirituality, and cultural mythologies. The integration of schools in Philadelphia impacted Morris as an adolescent and still...

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Philadelphia-based artist Quentin Morris uses a variety of materials to explore issues surrounding identity, race, spirituality, and cultural mythologies. The integration of schools in Philadelphia impacted Morris as an adolescent and still influences his work today. Morris has focused his studio practice on monochromatic black paintings in the shapes of circles and squares since the early 1960s. Morris’ AEIVA exhibition features a selection of paintings that span five decades of the artist’s career.

Through his paintings, Morris is able to process his ideas on race, ethnicity, and culture, while at the same time constructing a social commentary on the Civil Rights Movement. Morris wants the viewer to take an intense look into his deceptively simple paintings - understanding that the color black is both beautiful and complex. This will be Quentin Morris’ first major exhibition in the South.

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Homeschool STEAM Club

09-23-2019

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am

(K-5 Grade) Fun with Physics and The Science of Sports – Students will explore Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motions and better understand physics through sports. Students will make their own catapults. Register online.

(K-5 Grade) Fun with Physics and The Science of Sports – Students will explore Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motions and better understand physics through sports. Students will make their own catapults. Register online.

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