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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Be a part of golf history when the best in the world come to Shoal Creek for the 73rd U.S. Women's Open: May 29 - June 3.

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Current & Upcoming Events

  • Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament

    Presented by Southeastern Conference, Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover

    Don't miss some of the best baseball in the country at the 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament. The top-12 teams will battle it out in Hoover, Alabama on the road to

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  • Magic City Realism: Richard Coe's Birmingham

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

    In the wake of the Great Depression, Birmingham experienced a remarkable transformation that helped shape the city as we know it today. Artist Richard Coe, an Alabama-native, documented the city’s

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  • Tim Spinosi's Colossal Comedy Side Show

    Presented by Comedy Club at the StarDome, Comedy Club Stardome, Hoover

    The StarDome Comedy Club is not your traditional comedy club and our Open Mic is not the traditional open mic. When you take to the stage at The StarDome, you

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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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Memorial Day Weekend 6 and 12 Mile Trail Race

05-26-2018

Presented by Southeastern Trail Runs at Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 8:00 am

The race will start at 8AM at the Redbud Pavilion, near the BMX Track on Tranquility Rd.

The race will start at 8AM at the Redbud Pavilion, near the BMX Track on Tranquility Rd.

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Endangered Animal Art Show

05-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Artist Russ Ronat is showing his latest artwork, Project Holocene, in the Birmingham Zoo’s Predator Building. This is a series of mixed media drawings of endangered and vulnerable animals. These large drawings bring attention to the rising...

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Artist Russ Ronat is showing his latest artwork, Project Holocene, in the Birmingham Zoo’s Predator Building. This is a series of mixed media drawings of endangered and vulnerable animals. These large drawings bring attention to the rising issues of deforestation, illegal wildlife trade and the other threats that these species face. Visit the Zoo’s Predator Building during the month of May to learn about these endangered/vulnerable animals. Prints of Russ Ronat’s artwork will be available for purchase in the Zoo’s Gift Shop during the month of May. Visit www.projectholocene.com for more information about the artist and the project.

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Reading Rocks Beanstack Summer Reading

07-31-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am + 61 more dates and times

Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jun 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 11 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 01 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 02 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 04 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 05 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 06 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 08 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 09 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 11 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 12 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 13 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 14 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am 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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Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament

05-27-2018

Presented by Southeastern Conference at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 9:00 am

Don't miss some of the best baseball in the country at the 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament. The top-12 teams will battle it out in Hoover, Alabama on the road to Omaha. Join us for the new indoor 2018 FanFest! The FanFest will be free to the public,...

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Don't miss some of the best baseball in the country at the 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament. The top-12 teams will battle it out in Hoover, Alabama on the road to Omaha. Join us for the new indoor 2018 FanFest! The FanFest will be free to the public, open each day of the tournament and fun for all ages.

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Memorial Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo

05-28-2018

Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am

Spend your Memorial Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo. Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the train* and carousel*, enjoy Wildlife Shows and experience all the Zoo has to offer. In honor of Memorial Day weekend, the Zoo is giving FREE...

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Spend your Memorial Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo. Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the train* and carousel*, enjoy Wildlife Shows and experience all the Zoo has to offer. In honor of Memorial Day weekend, the Zoo is giving FREE admission to veterans as well as all active and retired military and their dependents. Bring your proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, driver’s license, etc.) to take part in all the fun the Zoo has to offer.
*Additional cost

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Tannehill Antique Engine Show

05-26-2018

Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am

Part of the 10th Annual Memorial Day Celebration. Live band at 5pm; fireworks at 9pm.

Part of the 10th Annual Memorial Day Celebration. Live band at 5pm; fireworks at 9pm.

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Memorial Day Observance at the Alabama National Cemetery

05-28-2018

Presented by Support Committee Alabama National Cemetery at Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am

Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery on Monday May 28, 2018 at 9 am. We will also have a Flag Placement Ceremony on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 9:00 am. The general public is encouraged to attend both of these moving...

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Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery on Monday May 28, 2018 at 9 am. We will also have a Flag Placement Ceremony on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 9:00 am. The general public is encouraged to attend both of these moving events.

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Backyard Wilderness

06-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 12:00 pm Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am + 33 more dates and times

Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 11 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 10:00 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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1930s Photography from the Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art

06-17-2018

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 29 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, May 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This small exhibition features the work of Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, and Marion Post Wolcott, three photographers who documented the American South during the Great Depression. Images of hardship and hope exist together in photographs...

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This small exhibition features the work of Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, and Marion Post Wolcott, three photographers who documented the American South during the Great Depression. Images of hardship and hope exist together in photographs representing children in tattered clothes, underemployed young men playing midday checkers, and couples dancing on a Saturday night. Through this selection of photographs, the broader effects of the Great Depression on Alabama and the South are revealed. The photographs were made at the same time as Richard Coe’s Depression-era etchings, featured across the Bohorfoush Gallery in the exhibition Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham.

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Magic City Realism: Richard Coe's Birmingham

06-17-2018

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 29 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, May 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

In the wake of the Great Depression, Birmingham experienced a remarkable transformation that helped shape the city as we know it today. Artist Richard Coe, an Alabama-native, documented the city’s rapidly changing urban fabric in his prints and...

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In the wake of the Great Depression, Birmingham experienced a remarkable transformation that helped shape the city as we know it today. Artist Richard Coe, an Alabama-native, documented the city’s rapidly changing urban fabric in his prints and paintings. Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham brings together over 60 of Coe’s images of the city and state from this decade for the first time.

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Pandas

06-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 12:00 pm Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am + 33 more dates and times

Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 11 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 10:00 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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Debo Groover

06-30-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 2:00 pm Mon, May 28 @ 10:00 am + 33 more dates and times

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

Debo Groover was raised in Savannah, Georgia and received an MFA from the University of Georgia in ceramics. She has had a successful career as a potter and an...

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Debo Groover was raised in Savannah, Georgia and received an MFA from the University of Georgia in ceramics. She has had a successful career as a potter and an itinerate teacher traveling throughout the United States. Although she is formally trained in ceramics, she is self-taught in the use of polymer clay. In both a fortuitous and naive exploration of this new material, she applied every technique she had learned in ceramics and subsequently broke every rule in polymer clay.

 

 

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Summer Kick Off Party

05-28-2018

Presented by The Outlet Shops of Grand River at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, Leeds
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 12:00 pm Mon, May 28 @ 10:00 am

Family Fun & Activities  ALL WEEKEND
FREE waterslide, Kids DJ Party & Face Painting

Waterslide Hours
Friday & Saturday 10am until 7:30pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm
Monday 10am until 7:30pm

Children’s DJ Party: May 26th, Saturday 5-9pm

Neon Face...

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Family Fun & Activities  ALL WEEKEND
FREE waterslide, Kids DJ Party & Face Painting

Waterslide Hours
Friday & Saturday 10am until 7:30pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm
Monday 10am until 7:30pm

Children’s DJ Party: May 26th, Saturday 5-9pm

Neon Face Painting: May 26, Saturday 5-9pm

FIREWORKS SHOW: May 26th, Saturday 9pm
Hosted by The Shops of Grand River
Location:  Coyote Drive-In Theater *
*DOES NOT INCLUDE MOVIE ADMISSION
Purchase your ticket online today. Movie Admission is good for double feature movies and the Fireworks show.
$8 AGES 12+ | $6 AGES 5-11 | FREE AGES 4 & UNDER
Not going to a movie? FREE parking for Fireworks will be available at The Shops of Grand River.

Event details subject to change

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Southeastern Outings dayhike at the Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook, Alabama

05-26-2018

Presented by Southeastern Outings at McDonald's Galleria is meting place, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am

The former Lanark Estate in Millbrook, Alabama, was conveyed to provide for long-term stewardship of the property and development of an outdoor education facility that is now known as the Alabama Nature Center.  The Center is a planned use...

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The former Lanark Estate in Millbrook, Alabama, was conveyed to provide for long-term stewardship of the property and development of an outdoor education facility that is now known as the Alabama Nature Center.  The Center is a planned use facility offering hands on, outdoor-based educational programs and activities for students, educators, church and civic groups, and the general public.

The Center contains 350 acres of striking forests, fields, streams, wetlands and parks that are traversed by five miles of boardwalks and trails in three regions.    Please bring $5.00 per person Nature Center admission fee with you.  Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age 7 and over able to walk two miles without complaining are welcome on this outing.

Depart for this outing at 10:00 a.m. from the McDonald’s Galleria.  Optional dinner after the hike.

Info: Dexter Duren, 205/393-0927

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE

McDonald’s Galleria-1731 Montgomery Highway, Hoover, AL 35244. Parking lot behind the McDonald’s Restaurant across U.S. 31 from the main entrance to the Riverchase Galleria Shopping Mall.

DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS

Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities?  Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors.  The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment.  From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials.  All events and activities of the group are open to the public.  Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.

NO DOGS OR SMOKING ALLOWED, PLEASE, ON ANY SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS EVENTS.

The organization currently has about 300 members.  We scheduled eighty events during calendar year 2017 for an average of 7 fun events per month.  We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year.  Nineteen  people on average have participated in each outing since January 1, 2017.

SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings.  You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities.  Dues are only $10.  Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or seoutings@bellsouth.net for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.

Southeastern Outings now has a website.  Just go to seoutings.org to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from several of our outings.

Thank you.

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Southeastern Outings Cahaba Lily Walk, Hargrove Shoals along the Cahaba River in Bibb County

05-26-2018

Presented by Southeastern Outings at McDonald's across U.S. Highway 31 at the Riverchase Galleria is meeting place, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am

Please come with us to see the largest display of blooming Cahaba lilies in the world, acres and acres of them spread out over the water in the river.  These lilies are a sight to behold!  In places, it often looks like it has snowed on the...

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Please come with us to see the largest display of blooming Cahaba lilies in the world, acres and acres of them spread out over the water in the river.  These lilies are a sight to behold!  In places, it often looks like it has snowed on the river in May.

Over seven miles of the Cahaba River lie within the Refuge boundary. The rolling uplands surrounding the river are forested with mountain longleaf and loblolly pines. Mixed upland hardwood species line ravines and the river's edge.

The largest known stand of the imperiled shoals lily (known locally as the Cahaba lily) also occurs within the Refuge. During May and June, this beautiful plant blooms, and people come from across the region to view this magnificent display of nature. There is even an annual Cahaba lily festival that draws thousands of visitors to the area in May.

Well-behaved, properly supervised children age 7 and over welcome.

Optional dinner after.

The hike is about five miles round trip.  Rated easy.  Wear sturdy footwear you don’t mind getting wet and dirty.  Old sneakers work well.  You’ll want to put on your river shoes so you can walk out into the shallow parts of the river to stroll through and touch the lilies which grow only in the water.  Bare feet, flip-flops, slip-ons and thin-soled “beach shoes” are not acceptable!! You may wear your sturdy river shoes for the entire trip if you like.  Please bring picnic lunch and your drink.  Hiking poles are strongly recommended to provide additional stability when wading in the river.

Depart 10:00 a.m. from the McDonald’s Galleria.

Info: Dan Frederick, 205/631-4680 or seoutings@bellsouth.net

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE

McDonald’s Galleria-1731 Montgomery Highway, Hoover, AL 35244. Parking lot behind the McDonald’s Restaurant across U.S. 31 from the main entrance to the Riverchase Galleria Shopping Mall.

DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS

Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities?  Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors.  The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment.  From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials.  All events and activities of the group are open to the public.  Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.

NO DOGS OR SMOKING ALLOWED, PLEASE, ON ANY SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS EVENTS.

The organization currently has about 300 members.  We scheduled eighty events during calendar year 2017 for an average of 7 fun events per month.  We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year.  Nineteen  people on average have participated in each outing since January 1, 2017.

SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings.  You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities.  Dues are only $10.  Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or seoutings@bellsouth.net for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.

Southeastern Outings now has a website.  Just go to seoutings.org to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from several of our outings.

Thank you.

 

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Iron Tour and Sparks in the Dark

05-26-2018

Presented by Alabama Art Casting at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 26 @ 6:00 pm

Our Iron Tour consists of park admission, guided history tour, museum entrance and a scratch block for you to create your own artwork on. Later that evening, watch as we pour your block with iron creating your own unique piece of art!!

Iron Pour...

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Our Iron Tour consists of park admission, guided history tour, museum entrance and a scratch block for you to create your own artwork on. Later that evening, watch as we pour your block with iron creating your own unique piece of art!!

Iron Pour at 6pm

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National Paper Airplane Day

05-26-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am

Put the Engineer Design Process to the test and build the best paper airplane. Will your airplane fly the farthest or get the most “air time?” Explore the science behind flight in this high-flying day!

Programming
10:30 – Design Challenge:...

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Put the Engineer Design Process to the test and build the best paper airplane. Will your airplane fly the farthest or get the most “air time?” Explore the science behind flight in this high-flying day!

Programming
10:30 – Design Challenge: Paper Airplane, Workshop
11:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater
12:30 – Paper Airplane Launcher, Classroom 303
1:30 – Design Challenge: Paper Airplane, Workshop
2:30 – Wind Surfin’, Explore
3:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop
4:30 – Hoop Gliders, Demonstration Station

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BIOME

06-02-2018

Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:30 am Tue, May 29 @ 10:30 am Wed, May 30 @ 10:30 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, May 31 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

May  18 through June 2
“BIOME”
A show themed on nature by Kristie David, Mary Kaiser and Shelleigh Buckingham

Opening receptions:

~ Friday May 18th, [5-8 pm] with the artists, in sync with Third Friday in Forest park and Tour de...

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May  18 through June 2
“BIOME”
A show themed on nature by Kristie David, Mary Kaiser and Shelleigh Buckingham

Opening receptions:

~ Friday May 18th, [5-8 pm] with the artists, in sync with Third Friday in Forest park and Tour de Loo.
Guest bartenders: 100% of tips will benefit a non profit organization supporting nature.

~ Saturday May 19, [10:30 am-6 pm] meet the artists from 1 to 4 pm. Caffeine and Sugar high reception. Meet the artist from 1 to 4 pm.

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Write Club

05-26-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:30 am

Share your literary works and network with other aspiring writers.

 Shakespeare Room
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Share your literary works and network with other aspiring writers.

 Shakespeare Room
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Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Shower

05-26-2018

Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 11:00 am

You are cordially invited to attend a Baby Bird Shower: Bring a gift (see Baby Bird Wish List), guided tour of baby bird nursery & aviaries, fun children’s activities, free cake and refreshments, purchase t-shirts, mugs & more! We’re...

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You are cordially invited to attend a Baby Bird Shower: Bring a gift (see Baby Bird Wish List), guided tour of baby bird nursery & aviaries, fun children’s activities, free cake and refreshments, purchase t-shirts, mugs & more! We’re expecting! Approximately 1,000 baby birds will arrive at the Alabama Wildlife Center this year. Come join in the fun and bring a gift! There are many ways to “Chirp In & Help Alabama’s Baby Birds”:

Go shopping — Purchase and donate needed items. You can even shop online from our Amazon wish list!

Volunteer — Volunteer Orientation/Intro to AWC usually held 1st or 2nd Sunday each month, 2:00 - 4:00 pm see website for dates.

Become a member — Help preserve and protect Alabama’s precious natural heritage with your annual dues.

Give what you can — Express your love for wildlife by making a donation in any amount. Our monthly animal care expenses double during baby bird season. As funding increases, so does our ability to help more injured & orphaned birds. The Alabama Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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Bluegrass & Craft Festival

05-26-2018

Presented by Horse Pens 40 at Horse Pens 40 Park, Steele
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 12:00 pm

Bands
(12pm- 8pm)
The Yellow Dandies
Banjolicious
Allen Tolbert
FiddleFace
Early James & The Latest

Food Vendors On Site
Johnnys BBQ
Sgt. Johns Hotdogs
Bama Sno Cones

Coolers are welcome!

Bands
(12pm- 8pm)
The Yellow Dandies
Banjolicious
Allen Tolbert
FiddleFace
Early James & The Latest

Food Vendors On Site
Johnnys BBQ
Sgt. Johns Hotdogs
Bama Sno Cones

Coolers are welcome!

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Memorial Day Weekend 6 and 12 Mile Trail Race

05-26-2018

Presented by Southeastern Trail Runs at Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 8:00 am

The race will start at 8AM at the Redbud Pavilion, near the BMX Track on Tranquility Rd.

The race will start at 8AM at the Redbud Pavilion, near the BMX Track on Tranquility Rd.

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Endangered Animal Art Show

05-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Artist Russ Ronat is showing his latest artwork, Project Holocene, in the Birmingham Zoo’s Predator Building. This is a series of mixed media drawings of endangered and vulnerable animals. These large drawings bring attention to the rising...

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Artist Russ Ronat is showing his latest artwork, Project Holocene, in the Birmingham Zoo’s Predator Building. This is a series of mixed media drawings of endangered and vulnerable animals. These large drawings bring attention to the rising issues of deforestation, illegal wildlife trade and the other threats that these species face. Visit the Zoo’s Predator Building during the month of May to learn about these endangered/vulnerable animals. Prints of Russ Ronat’s artwork will be available for purchase in the Zoo’s Gift Shop during the month of May. Visit www.projectholocene.com for more information about the artist and the project.

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Reading Rocks Beanstack Summer Reading

07-31-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am + 61 more dates and times

Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jun 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 11 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 01 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 02 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 04 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 05 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 06 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 08 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 09 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 11 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 12 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 13 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 14 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am 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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Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament

05-27-2018

Presented by Southeastern Conference at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 9:00 am

Don't miss some of the best baseball in the country at the 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament. The top-12 teams will battle it out in Hoover, Alabama on the road to Omaha. Join us for the new indoor 2018 FanFest! The FanFest will be free to the public,...

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Don't miss some of the best baseball in the country at the 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament. The top-12 teams will battle it out in Hoover, Alabama on the road to Omaha. Join us for the new indoor 2018 FanFest! The FanFest will be free to the public, open each day of the tournament and fun for all ages.

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Memorial Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo

05-28-2018

Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am

Spend your Memorial Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo. Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the train* and carousel*, enjoy Wildlife Shows and experience all the Zoo has to offer. In honor of Memorial Day weekend, the Zoo is giving FREE...

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Spend your Memorial Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo. Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the train* and carousel*, enjoy Wildlife Shows and experience all the Zoo has to offer. In honor of Memorial Day weekend, the Zoo is giving FREE admission to veterans as well as all active and retired military and their dependents. Bring your proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, driver’s license, etc.) to take part in all the fun the Zoo has to offer.
*Additional cost

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Tannehill Antique Engine Show

05-26-2018

Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am

Part of the 10th Annual Memorial Day Celebration. Live band at 5pm; fireworks at 9pm.

Part of the 10th Annual Memorial Day Celebration. Live band at 5pm; fireworks at 9pm.

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Memorial Day Observance at the Alabama National Cemetery

05-28-2018

Presented by Support Committee Alabama National Cemetery at Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am

Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery on Monday May 28, 2018 at 9 am. We will also have a Flag Placement Ceremony on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 9:00 am. The general public is encouraged to attend both of these moving...

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Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery on Monday May 28, 2018 at 9 am. We will also have a Flag Placement Ceremony on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 9:00 am. The general public is encouraged to attend both of these moving events.

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Backyard Wilderness

06-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 12:00 pm Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am + 33 more dates and times

Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 11 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 10:00 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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1930s Photography from the Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art

06-17-2018

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 29 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, May 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This small exhibition features the work of Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, and Marion Post Wolcott, three photographers who documented the American South during the Great Depression. Images of hardship and hope exist together in photographs...

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This small exhibition features the work of Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, and Marion Post Wolcott, three photographers who documented the American South during the Great Depression. Images of hardship and hope exist together in photographs representing children in tattered clothes, underemployed young men playing midday checkers, and couples dancing on a Saturday night. Through this selection of photographs, the broader effects of the Great Depression on Alabama and the South are revealed. The photographs were made at the same time as Richard Coe’s Depression-era etchings, featured across the Bohorfoush Gallery in the exhibition Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham.

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Magic City Realism: Richard Coe's Birmingham

06-17-2018

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 12:00 pm Tue, May 29 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, May 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Jun 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Jun 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

In the wake of the Great Depression, Birmingham experienced a remarkable transformation that helped shape the city as we know it today. Artist Richard Coe, an Alabama-native, documented the city’s rapidly changing urban fabric in his prints and...

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In the wake of the Great Depression, Birmingham experienced a remarkable transformation that helped shape the city as we know it today. Artist Richard Coe, an Alabama-native, documented the city’s rapidly changing urban fabric in his prints and paintings. Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham brings together over 60 of Coe’s images of the city and state from this decade for the first time.

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Pandas

06-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 12:00 pm Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am + 33 more dates and times

Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 11 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 10:00 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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Debo Groover

06-30-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 2:00 pm Mon, May 28 @ 10:00 am + 33 more dates and times

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

Debo Groover was raised in Savannah, Georgia and received an MFA from the University of Georgia in ceramics. She has had a successful career as a potter and an...

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Debo Groover was raised in Savannah, Georgia and received an MFA from the University of Georgia in ceramics. She has had a successful career as a potter and an itinerate teacher traveling throughout the United States. Although she is formally trained in ceramics, she is self-taught in the use of polymer clay. In both a fortuitous and naive exploration of this new material, she applied every technique she had learned in ceramics and subsequently broke every rule in polymer clay.

 

 

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Summer Kick Off Party

05-28-2018

Presented by The Outlet Shops of Grand River at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, Leeds
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 12:00 pm Mon, May 28 @ 10:00 am

Family Fun & Activities  ALL WEEKEND
FREE waterslide, Kids DJ Party & Face Painting

Waterslide Hours
Friday & Saturday 10am until 7:30pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm
Monday 10am until 7:30pm

Children’s DJ Party: May 26th, Saturday 5-9pm

Neon Face...

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Family Fun & Activities  ALL WEEKEND
FREE waterslide, Kids DJ Party & Face Painting

Waterslide Hours
Friday & Saturday 10am until 7:30pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm
Monday 10am until 7:30pm

Children’s DJ Party: May 26th, Saturday 5-9pm

Neon Face Painting: May 26, Saturday 5-9pm

FIREWORKS SHOW: May 26th, Saturday 9pm
Hosted by The Shops of Grand River
Location:  Coyote Drive-In Theater *
*DOES NOT INCLUDE MOVIE ADMISSION
Purchase your ticket online today. Movie Admission is good for double feature movies and the Fireworks show.
$8 AGES 12+ | $6 AGES 5-11 | FREE AGES 4 & UNDER
Not going to a movie? FREE parking for Fireworks will be available at The Shops of Grand River.

Event details subject to change

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Southeastern Outings dayhike at the Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook, Alabama

05-26-2018

Presented by Southeastern Outings at McDonald's Galleria is meting place, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am

The former Lanark Estate in Millbrook, Alabama, was conveyed to provide for long-term stewardship of the property and development of an outdoor education facility that is now known as the Alabama Nature Center.  The Center is a planned use...

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The former Lanark Estate in Millbrook, Alabama, was conveyed to provide for long-term stewardship of the property and development of an outdoor education facility that is now known as the Alabama Nature Center.  The Center is a planned use facility offering hands on, outdoor-based educational programs and activities for students, educators, church and civic groups, and the general public.

The Center contains 350 acres of striking forests, fields, streams, wetlands and parks that are traversed by five miles of boardwalks and trails in three regions.    Please bring $5.00 per person Nature Center admission fee with you.  Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age 7 and over able to walk two miles without complaining are welcome on this outing.

Depart for this outing at 10:00 a.m. from the McDonald’s Galleria.  Optional dinner after the hike.

Info: Dexter Duren, 205/393-0927

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE

McDonald’s Galleria-1731 Montgomery Highway, Hoover, AL 35244. Parking lot behind the McDonald’s Restaurant across U.S. 31 from the main entrance to the Riverchase Galleria Shopping Mall.

DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS

Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities?  Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors.  The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment.  From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials.  All events and activities of the group are open to the public.  Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.

NO DOGS OR SMOKING ALLOWED, PLEASE, ON ANY SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS EVENTS.

The organization currently has about 300 members.  We scheduled eighty events during calendar year 2017 for an average of 7 fun events per month.  We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year.  Nineteen  people on average have participated in each outing since January 1, 2017.

SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings.  You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities.  Dues are only $10.  Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or seoutings@bellsouth.net for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.

Southeastern Outings now has a website.  Just go to seoutings.org to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from several of our outings.

Thank you.

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Southeastern Outings Cahaba Lily Walk, Hargrove Shoals along the Cahaba River in Bibb County

05-26-2018

Presented by Southeastern Outings at McDonald's across U.S. Highway 31 at the Riverchase Galleria is meeting place, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am

Please come with us to see the largest display of blooming Cahaba lilies in the world, acres and acres of them spread out over the water in the river.  These lilies are a sight to behold!  In places, it often looks like it has snowed on the...

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Please come with us to see the largest display of blooming Cahaba lilies in the world, acres and acres of them spread out over the water in the river.  These lilies are a sight to behold!  In places, it often looks like it has snowed on the river in May.

Over seven miles of the Cahaba River lie within the Refuge boundary. The rolling uplands surrounding the river are forested with mountain longleaf and loblolly pines. Mixed upland hardwood species line ravines and the river's edge.

The largest known stand of the imperiled shoals lily (known locally as the Cahaba lily) also occurs within the Refuge. During May and June, this beautiful plant blooms, and people come from across the region to view this magnificent display of nature. There is even an annual Cahaba lily festival that draws thousands of visitors to the area in May.

Well-behaved, properly supervised children age 7 and over welcome.

Optional dinner after.

The hike is about five miles round trip.  Rated easy.  Wear sturdy footwear you don’t mind getting wet and dirty.  Old sneakers work well.  You’ll want to put on your river shoes so you can walk out into the shallow parts of the river to stroll through and touch the lilies which grow only in the water.  Bare feet, flip-flops, slip-ons and thin-soled “beach shoes” are not acceptable!! You may wear your sturdy river shoes for the entire trip if you like.  Please bring picnic lunch and your drink.  Hiking poles are strongly recommended to provide additional stability when wading in the river.

Depart 10:00 a.m. from the McDonald’s Galleria.

Info: Dan Frederick, 205/631-4680 or seoutings@bellsouth.net

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE

McDonald’s Galleria-1731 Montgomery Highway, Hoover, AL 35244. Parking lot behind the McDonald’s Restaurant across U.S. 31 from the main entrance to the Riverchase Galleria Shopping Mall.

DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS

Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities?  Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors.  The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment.  From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials.  All events and activities of the group are open to the public.  Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.

NO DOGS OR SMOKING ALLOWED, PLEASE, ON ANY SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS EVENTS.

The organization currently has about 300 members.  We scheduled eighty events during calendar year 2017 for an average of 7 fun events per month.  We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year.  Nineteen  people on average have participated in each outing since January 1, 2017.

SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings.  You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities.  Dues are only $10.  Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or seoutings@bellsouth.net for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.

Southeastern Outings now has a website.  Just go to seoutings.org to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from several of our outings.

Thank you.

 

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Iron Tour and Sparks in the Dark

05-26-2018

Presented by Alabama Art Casting at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 26 @ 6:00 pm

Our Iron Tour consists of park admission, guided history tour, museum entrance and a scratch block for you to create your own artwork on. Later that evening, watch as we pour your block with iron creating your own unique piece of art!!

Iron Pour...

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Our Iron Tour consists of park admission, guided history tour, museum entrance and a scratch block for you to create your own artwork on. Later that evening, watch as we pour your block with iron creating your own unique piece of art!!

Iron Pour at 6pm

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National Paper Airplane Day

05-26-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 am

Put the Engineer Design Process to the test and build the best paper airplane. Will your airplane fly the farthest or get the most “air time?” Explore the science behind flight in this high-flying day!

Programming
10:30 – Design Challenge:...

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Put the Engineer Design Process to the test and build the best paper airplane. Will your airplane fly the farthest or get the most “air time?” Explore the science behind flight in this high-flying day!

Programming
10:30 – Design Challenge: Paper Airplane, Workshop
11:30 – Combustion, Rushton Theater
12:30 – Paper Airplane Launcher, Classroom 303
1:30 – Design Challenge: Paper Airplane, Workshop
2:30 – Wind Surfin’, Explore
3:30 – Stomp Rockets, Workshop
4:30 – Hoop Gliders, Demonstration Station

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BIOME

06-02-2018

Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:30 am Tue, May 29 @ 10:30 am Wed, May 30 @ 10:30 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, May 31 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

May  18 through June 2
“BIOME”
A show themed on nature by Kristie David, Mary Kaiser and Shelleigh Buckingham

Opening receptions:

~ Friday May 18th, [5-8 pm] with the artists, in sync with Third Friday in Forest park and Tour de...

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May  18 through June 2
“BIOME”
A show themed on nature by Kristie David, Mary Kaiser and Shelleigh Buckingham

Opening receptions:

~ Friday May 18th, [5-8 pm] with the artists, in sync with Third Friday in Forest park and Tour de Loo.
Guest bartenders: 100% of tips will benefit a non profit organization supporting nature.

~ Saturday May 19, [10:30 am-6 pm] meet the artists from 1 to 4 pm. Caffeine and Sugar high reception. Meet the artist from 1 to 4 pm.

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Write Club

05-26-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 10:30 am

Share your literary works and network with other aspiring writers.

 Shakespeare Room
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Share your literary works and network with other aspiring writers.

 Shakespeare Room
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Tags:   Books + FilmFree

Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Shower

05-26-2018

Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 11:00 am

You are cordially invited to attend a Baby Bird Shower: Bring a gift (see Baby Bird Wish List), guided tour of baby bird nursery & aviaries, fun children’s activities, free cake and refreshments, purchase t-shirts, mugs & more! We’re...

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You are cordially invited to attend a Baby Bird Shower: Bring a gift (see Baby Bird Wish List), guided tour of baby bird nursery & aviaries, fun children’s activities, free cake and refreshments, purchase t-shirts, mugs & more! We’re expecting! Approximately 1,000 baby birds will arrive at the Alabama Wildlife Center this year. Come join in the fun and bring a gift! There are many ways to “Chirp In & Help Alabama’s Baby Birds”:

Go shopping — Purchase and donate needed items. You can even shop online from our Amazon wish list!

Volunteer — Volunteer Orientation/Intro to AWC usually held 1st or 2nd Sunday each month, 2:00 - 4:00 pm see website for dates.

Become a member — Help preserve and protect Alabama’s precious natural heritage with your annual dues.

Give what you can — Express your love for wildlife by making a donation in any amount. Our monthly animal care expenses double during baby bird season. As funding increases, so does our ability to help more injured & orphaned birds. The Alabama Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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Bluegrass & Craft Festival

05-26-2018

Presented by Horse Pens 40 at Horse Pens 40 Park, Steele
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 26 @ 12:00 pm

Bands
(12pm- 8pm)
The Yellow Dandies
Banjolicious
Allen Tolbert
FiddleFace
Early James & The Latest

Food Vendors On Site
Johnnys BBQ
Sgt. Johns Hotdogs
Bama Sno Cones

Coolers are welcome!

Bands
(12pm- 8pm)
The Yellow Dandies
Banjolicious
Allen Tolbert
FiddleFace
Early James & The Latest

Food Vendors On Site
Johnnys BBQ
Sgt. Johns Hotdogs
Bama Sno Cones

Coolers are welcome!

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Tags:   Crafts + Traditional Arts Family Fun MusicSpecial Events