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
Experience
Independent filmmakers and cinephiles converge on Birmingham August 20-26 for screenings, panel discussions and an overall celebration of great filmmaking.

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  • Spire presents Throwback Thursday Kids Club

    Presented by Alabama Theatre, Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    Join us Thursday mornings in July for the Throwback Thursday Kids Club! 9 a.m.: Kids’ activities, prizes and pre-show fun 10 a.m.: Sing along with the Mighty Wurlitzer and TBT classic film July

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  • Pandas

    Presented by McWane Science Center, McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one

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  • Mamma Mia!

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company, Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the Greek island paradise they

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  • Ross Bridge Farmers Market

    Presented by Ross Bridge Farmers Market, Ross Bridge Welcome Center, Hoover

    Join us every Friday night from 4-8pm for some Farmers Market Fun! This is your chance to stock up on Fresh Produce, Shop Local Vendors, Enjoy A Night of Family

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Fencing Camp for Beginners

07-20-2018

Presented by Birmingham Fencing Club at Birmingham Fencing Club, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 8:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 8:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Our Summer Camps introduce students to the basics of fencing. You have lots of choices, selecting activities for your children, and we offer a unique opportunity. The sport of fencing is gaining popularity. Fencers like Miles Chamley Watson and...

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Our Summer Camps introduce students to the basics of fencing. You have lots of choices, selecting activities for your children, and we offer a unique opportunity. The sport of fencing is gaining popularity. Fencers like Miles Chamley Watson and the Men’s Olympic Foil Fencing Team have generated a lot of excitement. Right here in Birmingham, we have two coaches who bring their experience as the coach of an olympic fencing team and as an olympic fencer. Both were also Chinese national champion fencers. Our other coaches also have decades of experience, skill, and love of the sport.

Beginning with warm-up activities each day, classes cover footwork, handwork, rules and strategy. We provide all the fencing equipment. Your instructor for the summer camps, Yuanjung Wang, led the Chinese National Fencing Team as head coach and is an internationally recognized referee.

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Backyard Wilderness

07-31-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

“Wi-fi is not the only connection that matters”

“Wi-fi is not the only connection that matters”

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Pandas

07-31-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique...

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At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.

Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.

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Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Season

09-15-2018

Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 49 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

AWC’s dual mission is to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to provide conservation education to people of all ages in order to heighten...

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AWC’s dual mission is to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to provide conservation education to people of all ages in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s precious wildlife resources, and how we can responsibly preserve and protect them. Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. As new patients are admitted and rehabilitated, patients are released back into the wild; one never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free after paid admission to Oak Mountain State Park.

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Dinosaurs in Motion

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 46 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal...

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Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way.

Payne’s dinosaur sculptures also weave the principles of kinetics, biomechanics and robotics in their exposed mechanics and movable features. Visitors have the unique ability to manipulate the dinosaurs via lever and pulley systems, as well as with remote controls, offering large-scale dinosaur interaction unprecedented in a museum setting. Principles of innovation, observation and experimentation are also encouraged throughout the exhibition and are reinforced as the visitor takes on the roll of an “apprentice” in Payne’s studio.

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Reading Rocks Beanstack Summer Reading

07-31-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our Reading Rocks summer reading program! Pick up your summer reading bag at the Homewood Public Library children's desk between May 21-July 31. Starting June 3, earn prizes after each of these reading...

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Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our Reading Rocks summer reading program! Pick up your summer reading bag at the Homewood Public Library children's desk between May 21-July 31. Starting June 3, earn prizes after each of these reading benchmarks: 100, 300, 500 and 1000 pages. Read at least 50 pages each week to enter our weekly drawing and get a weekly coupon. Check out materials from the children's department and earn chances to win a bike from Cahaba Cycles or another prize in our grand drawing on July 31.

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Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950 Exhibit

08-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 43 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

One of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Archives’ most popular exhibits, Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950, will again be on display in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery.

Including almost 300 images from the...

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One of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Archives’ most popular exhibits, Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950, will again be on display in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery.

Including almost 300 images from the Archives’ collections and private collections, the exhibit highlights the simple snapshot photos that preserve a moment, tell a story, and record life’s milestones. Snapshots illustrate the common bonds of people creating their own visual biographies—mothers chronicling their children’s growth, young men and women proudly leaning against automobiles, families playing in snow, friends being goofy. And for Birmingham, a place often remembered for its divisions, snapshots show the common interests, affections, and aspirations of people—black and white, wealthy and not—who shared far more than even they realized.

Originally displayed at BPL in 2002, Common Bonds traveled to Samford University in 2003, the Reykjavik (Iceland) Museum of Photography in 2003-2004, and Vulcan Park and Museum in 2006.

Common Bonds was funded by a generous grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Celebrate Summer at McWane

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 46 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!

Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using...

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School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!

Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way.

IMAX: Two new films are coming to the IMAX Dome this spring. ‘Backyard Wildness’ and ‘Pandas’‘Everest’ which first debuted in the IMAX Dome 20 years ago is back! Check below for special IMAX giveaways and combo ticket deals.

Blue Star Museum PartnershipLabor Day through Memorial Day, McWane is partnered with Blue Star Museums to provide FREE admission to active duty military and their family.

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Everest

09-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 73 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 09 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 19 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 24 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

“Everest” is the dramatic true story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Their successful ascent of Mount Everest just days after fellow mountaineers and friends died there, is a compelling story...

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“Everest” is the dramatic true story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Their successful ascent of Mount Everest just days after fellow mountaineers and friends died there, is a compelling story about the human spirit and a mountain they love, respect and sometimes fear.

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Bob Shelton

07-31-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Opening Reception and Film Screening Thursday, June 7th, 2018 - 5:30pm - Retrospective 2016, (running time: 35mins.)  a documentary about the work of Bob Shelton. Reception to...

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Opening Reception and Film Screening Thursday, June 7th, 2018 - 5:30pm - Retrospective 2016, (running time: 35mins.)  a documentary about the work of Bob Shelton. Reception to follow.                                                                                            

 

 

 

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Merrilee Challiss

08-30-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 42 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Opening Reception and Artist Talk - July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception and Artist Talk - July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

 

 

 

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Storytime Yoga for ages 1 - 6 years

08-28-2018

Presented by Villager Yoga at Villager Yoga, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:30 am + 4 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

This playful class brings yoga poses to life through well-loved children’s stories and songs. Through enchanting yoga adventures, your child will explore movement, language, rhythm and rhyme, all while developing strength, balance, and...

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This playful class brings yoga poses to life through well-loved children’s stories and songs. Through enchanting yoga adventures, your child will explore movement, language, rhythm and rhyme, all while developing strength, balance, and flexibility. Class is designed for ages 1-6 and a caregiver., however siblings of all ages are welcome.

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

09-03-2018

Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am + 46 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 06 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 13 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 10:00 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

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, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of...

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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, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of Highway 231.

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Focus III: I’ll see it when I believe it

08-04-2018

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am + 14 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Focus III: I’ll see it when I believe it is the third in a series of AEIVA Focus exhibitions that showcase local and regional private art collections. The Southeastern United States represents a rich diversity of fine arts collectors, with...

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Focus III: I’ll see it when I believe it is the third in a series of AEIVA Focus exhibitions that showcase local and regional private art collections. The Southeastern United States represents a rich diversity of fine arts collectors, with each collector providing unique cultural viewpoints and aesthetic sophistication. Focus III will highlight works from the collection of Rebecca and Jack Drake, which ranges from Civil Rights Photography to German abstract painting.

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In Attendance: Selections from the AEIVA Collection

08-04-2018

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am + 14 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Inspired by Carlos Rolon’s return visit, In Attendance: Selections from the AEIVA Collection features work by visiting artists at UAB over the years. Artists included are Peter Voulkos, Christo, Leonard Nimoy, John Waters, Peter Halley and...

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Inspired by Carlos Rolon’s return visit, In Attendance: Selections from the AEIVA Collection features work by visiting artists at UAB over the years. Artists included are Peter Voulkos, Christo, Leonard Nimoy, John Waters, Peter Halley and others.

The UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, along with AEIVA’s guest artists and lecturers provide students, faculty and the Birmingham community with direct exposure to national and internationally known artists and scholars. In addition to the public programming, visiting artists and scholars regularly engage with students through seminars, workshops, and critiques.

Each artwork on display was acquired as a direct result of visiting artist programs at UAB. In Attendance highlights the importance of the relationships formed through these types of interactions and the long-lasting educational and cultural value of the artist’s presence.

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Carlos Rolón: BOXED

08-04-2018

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am + 14 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Carlos Rolón's studio practice investigates craft, ritual, beauty and its relationship to art history, subculture, appropriation and the institution. As a first-generation immigrant of Puerto Rican descent, the artist creates objects questioning...

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Carlos Rolón's studio practice investigates craft, ritual, beauty and its relationship to art history, subculture, appropriation and the institution. As a first-generation immigrant of Puerto Rican descent, the artist creates objects questioning the concept of luxury and craft making to explore questions of identity, integration, and aspiration. His work also represents a detailed examination of curiosity and the process of art making and the cultures surrounding this. The work often addresses his biography by melding memory and the imaginary. The artist often channels this approach with site-specific installation work, vivid large-scale paintings and ornate sculptures in various materials expanding on ideas of self-reflection and imagined luxury. The works ultimately produce a hybrid language of social practice, painting, and sculpture inviting the viewer to engage in discourse and discussion.

BOXED, features a variety of works exploring the sport of boxing. Boxing loomed large in the artist’s childhood household; he recalls watching a young Howard Cosell on ABC’s Wide World of Sports and the infamous “No Más” fight between Roberto Durán and Sugar Ray Leonard, occasions that also provided opportunities to bond with his father. The exhibition will present a series of mixed media paintings, sculptures, and a full- size replica of the artist’s childhood basement.

Carlos Rolón returns to UAB after creating the large-scale painting Tokyo Boogiein 2003, in the former location of the UAB Visual Arts Gallery. Tokyo Boogie will be on display for the first time in 15 years as part of this exhibition.

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Regal Summer Movie Express

08-01-2018

Presented by Regal Entertainment Group at Regal Trussville Stadium 16, Trussville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime! Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Jun 5 & 6: The Iron Giant and Curious George
Jun 12 & 13: Despicable Me...

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Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime! Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Jun 5 & 6: The Iron Giant and Curious George
Jun 12 & 13: Despicable Me and Ice Age: Collision Course
Jun 19 & 20: Storks and Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Jun 26 & 27: Despicable Me 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2
Jul 3 & 4: The Lego Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks
Jul 10 & 11: Sing & The Peanuts Movie
Jul 17 & 18: The LEGO Ninjago Movie and Ferdinand
Jul 24 & 25: The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Jul 31 & Aug 1: The Lego Batman Movie and Trolls

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Alabama Splash Adventure

09-03-2018

Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:30 am + 46 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:30 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 10:30 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:30 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 10:30 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 06 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 13 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 20 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 10:30 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:30 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 10:30 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Alabama Splash Adventure opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 19th, and is proud to announce the largest expansion in park history. The park has added six new amusement attractions, the Pirates High Dive Show, and many more enhancements...

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Alabama Splash Adventure opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 19th, and is proud to announce the largest expansion in park history. The park has added six new amusement attractions, the Pirates High Dive Show, and many more enhancements to provide more fun all summer long. The park combines water and amusement attractions together, so the entire family can enjoy waterslides and rides in one location for one low price. Depending on your mood, enjoy a relaxing lazy river ride or amplify the excitement with monster slides and waves. On the amusement end, check out the Rampage Wooden Roller Coaster that reaches speeds of 56 mph and family thrilling rides.

Owners, Dan Koch, and his Mom Pat also called “The General” have over 60 years of experience in the amusement and waterpark industry. Over the past five years, the Koch family has added numerous amusement attractions to the park, restored the world famous Rampage wooden roller coaster, and introduced many valuable extras such as free parking, free unlimited Pepsi drinks, free sunscreen, free inner tubes and free Wi-Fi.

Both Dan and Pat Koch are at the park daily from open to close greeting customers, cleaning, and you may even see them in the restaurants making funnel cakes. Pat Koch 86 years old says “We have an incredible staff and you really feel like family when entering, everything must be spit spot clean and all you have to do is relax and have fun.”

Alabama Splash Adventure has received a series of positive rankings. In 2017, Alabama Splash Adventure was chosen as one of the top five friendliest parks in the world by readers of Amusement Today, a national amusement industry news leader. The park was named as one of the best theme park values in the USA by MSN News. The Rampage Roller Coaster was ranked as one of the top 25 wooden coasters in the world. Owner Dan Koch says “We will build upon these honors. We are definitely moving in the right direction. Thank you, guests, team members and the great state of Alabama.”
Six new Attractions and Entertainment include:
1. Scrambler: Enjoy a spinning frenzy ride on this family favorite.
2. Yo-Yo: Experience the feeling of flight. This spinning attraction takes you into the air in open air seats.
3. Tilt-A-Whirl: Encounter a series of spins and twists.
4. Rocking Tug: Enjoy rocking and spinning motions with the entire family in this wild ship.
5. Royal Express: A gentle train ride off the rails throughout the park
6. Splash Island: kids slides and play area
7. High Dive Show with Pirates theme

New Enhancements:
Newly renovated Island Cafe Restaurant with new Pepsi Oasis where free drinks are served every day.
Additional lockers in the waterpark
More seating
More shade structures
More dining tables
Additional premium cabanas
Newly renovated Pepsi Amphitheater area
More food choices including gluten-free items

Accomplishments and Pricing/Promotions:
Named one of the top 5 friendliest parks in the world
Named one of the best theme park values in the USA
Rampage named one of the top wooden coasters in the world
96% positive ratings
Season pass pricing has been lowered
Buy online or bring Pepsi product to receive $5 off or $10 of bonus cash

What stays the same in 2018:
Free Parking
Free Pepsi drinks all day every day
Free Sunscreen
Free inner tubes
Free Wi-Fi
Continued family ownership

Contact:
Alabama Splash Adventure
4599 Splash Adventure Parkway
Bessemer, Alabama
205-481-4750. www.alabamasplash.com
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Double Feature: Corey Webb and Jamie Adams

07-21-2018

Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:30 am + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

June 15 through July 21

Double Feature: Corey Webb and Jamie Adams
“Places & Faces: And so on and so Forth” by Corey Webb
“A New Beastiary” by  Jamie Adams

Opening receptions:
~ Friday June 15th, 5-8pm with the artists (in...

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June 15 through July 21

Double Feature: Corey Webb and Jamie Adams
“Places & Faces: And so on and so Forth” by Corey Webb
“A New Beastiary” by  Jamie Adams

Opening receptions:
~ Friday June 15th, 5-8pm with the artists (in coordination with Third Friday) 100% of bar tips will benefit Birmingham Bicycle Club
~ Saturday June 16th, 10:30-6pm – meet the artists from 1 to 4 Sugar high and Caffeine reception. Meet the artist from 1 to 4 pm.

Born and raised in Birmingham Alabama, Corey Webb is a self-taught artist who works in a variety of media.
His creations are composed by scrap objects he gathers from alleyways, dumpsters and roadside trash piles throughout Birmingham. Corey is compelled by the complexity and patterns found in old computer gear and electronics and sees unlimited art potential in the many colors, textures, shapes and materials. He loves the transformative process that occurs when combining useless and unwanted materials together to make art.

Jamie Adams is an Alabama-based sculptor and potter whose artistic process derives from a childhood spent in a profoundly religious family in the Deep South.  Now, spirituality continues to be a prominent theme in his work. His art is characterized by vibrant colors, allusions to art history and pop culture, and an insistent uses of new technologies in his work.Adams’ work has received many awards, including the Flexcut Award for Excellence in Printmaking at the Edinboro Print National and The Karen Burgess-Smith Award at the Ceramics Biennial in Manchester, NH. He has also won Best in Show at the Gulf States Rising Exhibition at the George Ohr Museum. His artwork has been exhibited in many exhibitions and has been displayed in many private and public collections including the Art Museum, Francis Marion University, The Amity Art  Foundation, among others. Adams currently serves as Head of the Art Department at Judson College in Marion, AL

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Kindergarten Kick-Off Popsicle Party

07-17-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:30 am

Calling all future Kindergarteners and their families! Join us to celebrate the leap into Kindergarten with popsicle snacks and crafts.

 

Calling all future Kindergarteners and their families! Join us to celebrate the leap into Kindergarten with popsicle snacks and crafts.

 

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Libraries Rock: Open Lab Dayz

07-26-2018

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Have you ever used a 3D printer? Want to program a robot? Interested in making your own movie? Then come hang out with us on our Open Lab Dayz this summer! We’ve got some awesome equipment and cool people to show you the ropes.

The workshop...

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Have you ever used a 3D printer? Want to program a robot? Interested in making your own movie? Then come hang out with us on our Open Lab Dayz this summer! We’ve got some awesome equipment and cool people to show you the ropes.

The workshop will be held in the Create205 Learning Lab/2nd floor.

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Fencing Camp for Beginners

07-20-2018

Presented by Birmingham Fencing Club at Birmingham Fencing Club, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 8:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 8:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Our Summer Camps introduce students to the basics of fencing. You have lots of choices, selecting activities for your children, and we offer a unique opportunity. The sport of fencing is gaining popularity. Fencers like Miles Chamley Watson and...

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Our Summer Camps introduce students to the basics of fencing. You have lots of choices, selecting activities for your children, and we offer a unique opportunity. The sport of fencing is gaining popularity. Fencers like Miles Chamley Watson and the Men’s Olympic Foil Fencing Team have generated a lot of excitement. Right here in Birmingham, we have two coaches who bring their experience as the coach of an olympic fencing team and as an olympic fencer. Both were also Chinese national champion fencers. Our other coaches also have decades of experience, skill, and love of the sport.

Beginning with warm-up activities each day, classes cover footwork, handwork, rules and strategy. We provide all the fencing equipment. Your instructor for the summer camps, Yuanjung Wang, led the Chinese National Fencing Team as head coach and is an internationally recognized referee.

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Backyard Wilderness

07-31-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

“Wi-fi is not the only connection that matters”

“Wi-fi is not the only connection that matters”

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Pandas

07-31-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique...

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At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.

Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.

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Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Season

09-15-2018

Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 49 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

AWC’s dual mission is to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to provide conservation education to people of all ages in order to heighten...

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AWC’s dual mission is to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to provide conservation education to people of all ages in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s precious wildlife resources, and how we can responsibly preserve and protect them. Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. As new patients are admitted and rehabilitated, patients are released back into the wild; one never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free after paid admission to Oak Mountain State Park.

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Dinosaurs in Motion

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 46 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal...

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Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way.

Payne’s dinosaur sculptures also weave the principles of kinetics, biomechanics and robotics in their exposed mechanics and movable features. Visitors have the unique ability to manipulate the dinosaurs via lever and pulley systems, as well as with remote controls, offering large-scale dinosaur interaction unprecedented in a museum setting. Principles of innovation, observation and experimentation are also encouraged throughout the exhibition and are reinforced as the visitor takes on the roll of an “apprentice” in Payne’s studio.

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Reading Rocks Beanstack Summer Reading

07-31-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our Reading Rocks summer reading program! Pick up your summer reading bag at the Homewood Public Library children's desk between May 21-July 31. Starting June 3, earn prizes after each of these reading...

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Go to homewood.beanstack.org and sign up for our Reading Rocks summer reading program! Pick up your summer reading bag at the Homewood Public Library children's desk between May 21-July 31. Starting June 3, earn prizes after each of these reading benchmarks: 100, 300, 500 and 1000 pages. Read at least 50 pages each week to enter our weekly drawing and get a weekly coupon. Check out materials from the children's department and earn chances to win a bike from Cahaba Cycles or another prize in our grand drawing on July 31.

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Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950 Exhibit

08-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 43 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

One of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Archives’ most popular exhibits, Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950, will again be on display in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery.

Including almost 300 images from the...

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One of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Archives’ most popular exhibits, Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950, will again be on display in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery.

Including almost 300 images from the Archives’ collections and private collections, the exhibit highlights the simple snapshot photos that preserve a moment, tell a story, and record life’s milestones. Snapshots illustrate the common bonds of people creating their own visual biographies—mothers chronicling their children’s growth, young men and women proudly leaning against automobiles, families playing in snow, friends being goofy. And for Birmingham, a place often remembered for its divisions, snapshots show the common interests, affections, and aspirations of people—black and white, wealthy and not—who shared far more than even they realized.

Originally displayed at BPL in 2002, Common Bonds traveled to Samford University in 2003, the Reykjavik (Iceland) Museum of Photography in 2003-2004, and Vulcan Park and Museum in 2006.

Common Bonds was funded by a generous grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Celebrate Summer at McWane

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 46 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!

Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using...

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School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!

Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way.

IMAX: Two new films are coming to the IMAX Dome this spring. ‘Backyard Wildness’ and ‘Pandas’‘Everest’ which first debuted in the IMAX Dome 20 years ago is back! Check below for special IMAX giveaways and combo ticket deals.

Blue Star Museum PartnershipLabor Day through Memorial Day, McWane is partnered with Blue Star Museums to provide FREE admission to active duty military and their family.

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Everest

09-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 73 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 09 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 19 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 24 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

“Everest” is the dramatic true story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Their successful ascent of Mount Everest just days after fellow mountaineers and friends died there, is a compelling story...

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“Everest” is the dramatic true story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Their successful ascent of Mount Everest just days after fellow mountaineers and friends died there, is a compelling story about the human spirit and a mountain they love, respect and sometimes fear.

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Bob Shelton

07-31-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Opening Reception and Film Screening Thursday, June 7th, 2018 - 5:30pm - Retrospective 2016, (running time: 35mins.)  a documentary about the work of Bob Shelton. Reception to...

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Opening Reception and Film Screening Thursday, June 7th, 2018 - 5:30pm - Retrospective 2016, (running time: 35mins.)  a documentary about the work of Bob Shelton. Reception to follow.                                                                                            

 

 

 

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Merrilee Challiss

08-30-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am + 42 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Opening Reception and Artist Talk - July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception and Artist Talk - July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

 

 

 

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Storytime Yoga for ages 1 - 6 years

08-28-2018

Presented by Villager Yoga at Villager Yoga, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:30 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:30 am + 4 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

This playful class brings yoga poses to life through well-loved children’s stories and songs. Through enchanting yoga adventures, your child will explore movement, language, rhythm and rhyme, all while developing strength, balance, and...

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This playful class brings yoga poses to life through well-loved children’s stories and songs. Through enchanting yoga adventures, your child will explore movement, language, rhythm and rhyme, all while developing strength, balance, and flexibility. Class is designed for ages 1-6 and a caregiver., however siblings of all ages are welcome.

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

09-03-2018

Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am + 46 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 06 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 13 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 10:00 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

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, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of...

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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, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of Highway 231.

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Focus III: I’ll see it when I believe it

08-04-2018

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am + 14 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Focus III: I’ll see it when I believe it is the third in a series of AEIVA Focus exhibitions that showcase local and regional private art collections. The Southeastern United States represents a rich diversity of fine arts collectors, with...

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Focus III: I’ll see it when I believe it is the third in a series of AEIVA Focus exhibitions that showcase local and regional private art collections. The Southeastern United States represents a rich diversity of fine arts collectors, with each collector providing unique cultural viewpoints and aesthetic sophistication. Focus III will highlight works from the collection of Rebecca and Jack Drake, which ranges from Civil Rights Photography to German abstract painting.

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In Attendance: Selections from the AEIVA Collection

08-04-2018

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am + 14 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Inspired by Carlos Rolon’s return visit, In Attendance: Selections from the AEIVA Collection features work by visiting artists at UAB over the years. Artists included are Peter Voulkos, Christo, Leonard Nimoy, John Waters, Peter Halley and...

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Inspired by Carlos Rolon’s return visit, In Attendance: Selections from the AEIVA Collection features work by visiting artists at UAB over the years. Artists included are Peter Voulkos, Christo, Leonard Nimoy, John Waters, Peter Halley and others.

The UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, along with AEIVA’s guest artists and lecturers provide students, faculty and the Birmingham community with direct exposure to national and internationally known artists and scholars. In addition to the public programming, visiting artists and scholars regularly engage with students through seminars, workshops, and critiques.

Each artwork on display was acquired as a direct result of visiting artist programs at UAB. In Attendance highlights the importance of the relationships formed through these types of interactions and the long-lasting educational and cultural value of the artist’s presence.

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Carlos Rolón: BOXED

08-04-2018

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am + 14 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Carlos Rolón's studio practice investigates craft, ritual, beauty and its relationship to art history, subculture, appropriation and the institution. As a first-generation immigrant of Puerto Rican descent, the artist creates objects questioning...

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Carlos Rolón's studio practice investigates craft, ritual, beauty and its relationship to art history, subculture, appropriation and the institution. As a first-generation immigrant of Puerto Rican descent, the artist creates objects questioning the concept of luxury and craft making to explore questions of identity, integration, and aspiration. His work also represents a detailed examination of curiosity and the process of art making and the cultures surrounding this. The work often addresses his biography by melding memory and the imaginary. The artist often channels this approach with site-specific installation work, vivid large-scale paintings and ornate sculptures in various materials expanding on ideas of self-reflection and imagined luxury. The works ultimately produce a hybrid language of social practice, painting, and sculpture inviting the viewer to engage in discourse and discussion.

BOXED, features a variety of works exploring the sport of boxing. Boxing loomed large in the artist’s childhood household; he recalls watching a young Howard Cosell on ABC’s Wide World of Sports and the infamous “No Más” fight between Roberto Durán and Sugar Ray Leonard, occasions that also provided opportunities to bond with his father. The exhibition will present a series of mixed media paintings, sculptures, and a full- size replica of the artist’s childhood basement.

Carlos Rolón returns to UAB after creating the large-scale painting Tokyo Boogiein 2003, in the former location of the UAB Visual Arts Gallery. Tokyo Boogie will be on display for the first time in 15 years as part of this exhibition.

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Regal Summer Movie Express

08-01-2018

Presented by Regal Entertainment Group at Regal Trussville Stadium 16, Trussville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime! Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Jun 5 & 6: The Iron Giant and Curious George
Jun 12 & 13: Despicable Me...

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Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime! Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Jun 5 & 6: The Iron Giant and Curious George
Jun 12 & 13: Despicable Me and Ice Age: Collision Course
Jun 19 & 20: Storks and Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Jun 26 & 27: Despicable Me 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2
Jul 3 & 4: The Lego Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks
Jul 10 & 11: Sing & The Peanuts Movie
Jul 17 & 18: The LEGO Ninjago Movie and Ferdinand
Jul 24 & 25: The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Jul 31 & Aug 1: The Lego Batman Movie and Trolls

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Alabama Splash Adventure

09-03-2018

Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:30 am + 46 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:30 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 10:30 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:30 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 10:30 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 06 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 13 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 20 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 10:30 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:30 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 10:30 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Alabama Splash Adventure opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 19th, and is proud to announce the largest expansion in park history. The park has added six new amusement attractions, the Pirates High Dive Show, and many more enhancements...

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Alabama Splash Adventure opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 19th, and is proud to announce the largest expansion in park history. The park has added six new amusement attractions, the Pirates High Dive Show, and many more enhancements to provide more fun all summer long. The park combines water and amusement attractions together, so the entire family can enjoy waterslides and rides in one location for one low price. Depending on your mood, enjoy a relaxing lazy river ride or amplify the excitement with monster slides and waves. On the amusement end, check out the Rampage Wooden Roller Coaster that reaches speeds of 56 mph and family thrilling rides.

Owners, Dan Koch, and his Mom Pat also called “The General” have over 60 years of experience in the amusement and waterpark industry. Over the past five years, the Koch family has added numerous amusement attractions to the park, restored the world famous Rampage wooden roller coaster, and introduced many valuable extras such as free parking, free unlimited Pepsi drinks, free sunscreen, free inner tubes and free Wi-Fi.

Both Dan and Pat Koch are at the park daily from open to close greeting customers, cleaning, and you may even see them in the restaurants making funnel cakes. Pat Koch 86 years old says “We have an incredible staff and you really feel like family when entering, everything must be spit spot clean and all you have to do is relax and have fun.”

Alabama Splash Adventure has received a series of positive rankings. In 2017, Alabama Splash Adventure was chosen as one of the top five friendliest parks in the world by readers of Amusement Today, a national amusement industry news leader. The park was named as one of the best theme park values in the USA by MSN News. The Rampage Roller Coaster was ranked as one of the top 25 wooden coasters in the world. Owner Dan Koch says “We will build upon these honors. We are definitely moving in the right direction. Thank you, guests, team members and the great state of Alabama.”
Six new Attractions and Entertainment include:
1. Scrambler: Enjoy a spinning frenzy ride on this family favorite.
2. Yo-Yo: Experience the feeling of flight. This spinning attraction takes you into the air in open air seats.
3. Tilt-A-Whirl: Encounter a series of spins and twists.
4. Rocking Tug: Enjoy rocking and spinning motions with the entire family in this wild ship.
5. Royal Express: A gentle train ride off the rails throughout the park
6. Splash Island: kids slides and play area
7. High Dive Show with Pirates theme

New Enhancements:
Newly renovated Island Cafe Restaurant with new Pepsi Oasis where free drinks are served every day.
Additional lockers in the waterpark
More seating
More shade structures
More dining tables
Additional premium cabanas
Newly renovated Pepsi Amphitheater area
More food choices including gluten-free items

Accomplishments and Pricing/Promotions:
Named one of the top 5 friendliest parks in the world
Named one of the best theme park values in the USA
Rampage named one of the top wooden coasters in the world
96% positive ratings
Season pass pricing has been lowered
Buy online or bring Pepsi product to receive $5 off or $10 of bonus cash

What stays the same in 2018:
Free Parking
Free Pepsi drinks all day every day
Free Sunscreen
Free inner tubes
Free Wi-Fi
Continued family ownership

Contact:
Alabama Splash Adventure
4599 Splash Adventure Parkway
Bessemer, Alabama
205-481-4750. www.alabamasplash.com
Find on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates
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Double Feature: Corey Webb and Jamie Adams

07-21-2018

Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:30 am + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

June 15 through July 21

Double Feature: Corey Webb and Jamie Adams
“Places & Faces: And so on and so Forth” by Corey Webb
“A New Beastiary” by  Jamie Adams

Opening receptions:
~ Friday June 15th, 5-8pm with the artists (in...

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June 15 through July 21

Double Feature: Corey Webb and Jamie Adams
“Places & Faces: And so on and so Forth” by Corey Webb
“A New Beastiary” by  Jamie Adams

Opening receptions:
~ Friday June 15th, 5-8pm with the artists (in coordination with Third Friday) 100% of bar tips will benefit Birmingham Bicycle Club
~ Saturday June 16th, 10:30-6pm – meet the artists from 1 to 4 Sugar high and Caffeine reception. Meet the artist from 1 to 4 pm.

Born and raised in Birmingham Alabama, Corey Webb is a self-taught artist who works in a variety of media.
His creations are composed by scrap objects he gathers from alleyways, dumpsters and roadside trash piles throughout Birmingham. Corey is compelled by the complexity and patterns found in old computer gear and electronics and sees unlimited art potential in the many colors, textures, shapes and materials. He loves the transformative process that occurs when combining useless and unwanted materials together to make art.

Jamie Adams is an Alabama-based sculptor and potter whose artistic process derives from a childhood spent in a profoundly religious family in the Deep South.  Now, spirituality continues to be a prominent theme in his work. His art is characterized by vibrant colors, allusions to art history and pop culture, and an insistent uses of new technologies in his work.Adams’ work has received many awards, including the Flexcut Award for Excellence in Printmaking at the Edinboro Print National and The Karen Burgess-Smith Award at the Ceramics Biennial in Manchester, NH. He has also won Best in Show at the Gulf States Rising Exhibition at the George Ohr Museum. His artwork has been exhibited in many exhibitions and has been displayed in many private and public collections including the Art Museum, Francis Marion University, The Amity Art  Foundation, among others. Adams currently serves as Head of the Art Department at Judson College in Marion, AL

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Kindergarten Kick-Off Popsicle Party

07-17-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:30 am

Calling all future Kindergarteners and their families! Join us to celebrate the leap into Kindergarten with popsicle snacks and crafts.

 

Calling all future Kindergarteners and their families! Join us to celebrate the leap into Kindergarten with popsicle snacks and crafts.

 

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Libraries Rock: Open Lab Dayz

07-26-2018

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

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Have you ever used a 3D printer? Want to program a robot? Interested in making your own movie? Then come hang out with us on our Open Lab Dayz this summer! We’ve got some awesome equipment and cool people to show you the ropes.

The workshop...

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Have you ever used a 3D printer? Want to program a robot? Interested in making your own movie? Then come hang out with us on our Open Lab Dayz this summer! We’ve got some awesome equipment and cool people to show you the ropes.

The workshop will be held in the Create205 Learning Lab/2nd floor.

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