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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Current & Upcoming Events


Leaps & Bounds

11-15-2019

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 15 @ 10:30 am

(Ages 2-4) Join us for a fun and energetic movement class. Register online.

(Ages 2-4) Join us for a fun and energetic movement class. Register online.

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Salvation Army Angel Tree

12-07-2019

Presented by Brookwood Village at Brookwood Village, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Mon, Nov 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Nov 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 01 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Dec 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Brookwood Village will once again partner with Birmingham Salvation Army and WBRC Fox 6 to be the premier destination for Birmingham’s Angel Tree. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents to gather at the Village and assist families...

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Brookwood Village will once again partner with Birmingham Salvation Army and WBRC Fox 6 to be the premier destination for Birmingham’s Angel Tree. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents to gather at the Village and assist families in need during the holidays. The Salvation Army Angel Tree will be located on the upper level near Books-A-Million. Gifts can be returned to the tree prior to December 7th during the mall’s normal hours of operation.

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Coffee Concert: Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony

11-15-2019

Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 11:00 am

Don’t miss Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, which shows the full range of the orchestra’s virtuosity: from bombastic passages to flowing lyricism.

 

ASO Masterworks is presented by EBSCO Industries, Inc. & Vulcan Value Partners.

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Don’t miss Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, which shows the full range of the orchestra’s virtuosity: from bombastic passages to flowing lyricism.

 

ASO Masterworks is presented by EBSCO Industries, Inc. & Vulcan Value Partners.

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North Pole Express

12-08-2019

Presented by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm Sun, Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm Sun, Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm Sun, Dec 01 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 5:00 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 5:00 pm - less dates and times

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins! Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a...

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“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins! Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear. Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated home of the Toymaker himself, the elves, Santa, and Mrs. Claus will all board the train to visit your family and to take photos with every child. Be sure to whisper your wish for what you're hoping to find under your tree on Christmas morning! After your special visit with the Christmas couple, you'll enjoy chocolate drinks and a yummy treat - delivered by the North Pole Express chefs. You can dance with the elves, receive a lovely Christmas keepsake, and relax for the music-filled ride back to the Depot. Your North Pole Express adventure will make lasting Christmas memories for you and your family for years to come -- And for even more festive fun, be sure to wear your pajamas for the ride!

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Shelby Humane's Wolfenoot

11-15-2019

Presented by Shelby Humane Society at Good People Brewery, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

What is "Wolfenoot"? Wolfenoot is when the Spirit of the Wolf brings and hides small gifts around the house for everyone. People who have, have had, or are kind to dogs get better gifts than anyone else.

Wolfenoot is a night of Good People, Good...

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What is "Wolfenoot"? Wolfenoot is when the Spirit of the Wolf brings and hides small gifts around the house for everyone. People who have, have had, or are kind to dogs get better gifts than anyone else.

Wolfenoot is a night of Good People, Good Beer and Good Pups! A celebration of canines, kindness & humans who embrace both. No hate, only #snootboops.

Bring your pup out for chance to win amazing prizes in our pet costume contest. (This event was rescheduled from Halloween due to weather). Or get ready for the holidays by dressing your pup in Christmas sweaters!

Find your new family member from the adoptable pets from Shelby Humane that will be onsite.

Free to attend! Donations accepted to Shelby Humane.

Costume contest entry is $10 per pet. Register onsite by 6:30 pm, contest starts at 7:00 and awards at 7:30.

Other fun games and activities for you & your pets! Plus, a portion of beer sales will be donated to Shelby Humane from Good People. Food available for purchase.

Shelby Humane is Shelby County's open open-admission animal shelter that cares for over 5,000 pets each year. Help us fulfill our life-saving mission by attending Wolfenoot!

www.shebyhumane.org
www.wolfenoot.com (Learn about its conception!)

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UAB Men's Basketball vs Utah Valley

11-15-2019

Presented by UAB Athletics at UAB Bartow Arena, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

The Blazers host Utah Valley as part of the BBN (Big Blue Nation) Showcase. UVU advanced to the Second Round of the CBI last season, finishing with 25 victories. This will be the first match-up between the Blazers and Wolverines.

The Blazers host Utah Valley as part of the BBN (Big Blue Nation) Showcase. UVU advanced to the Second Round of the CBI last season, finishing with 25 victories. This will be the first match-up between the Blazers and Wolverines.

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After Hours on the Plaza: Game Nite

11-15-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

We have a great selection of board games available but you are welcome to bring your favorite to share. Our friends at East 59 Vintage Cafe will be there for all of your hunger needs.

We have a great selection of board games available but you are welcome to bring your favorite to share. Our friends at East 59 Vintage Cafe will be there for all of your hunger needs.

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Doesn't Matter the Size of Your Caucus If You Can't Keep an Election!

11-17-2019

Presented by Birmingham Improv Theatre at Birmingham Improv Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm

It’s that time again. Time for name calling and hurt feelings. Time for yelling over each other and silent treatments. Time for false rumors and denying the truth. No, it’s not time for elementary school recess, it’s election time.

Join us...

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It’s that time again. Time for name calling and hurt feelings. Time for yelling over each other and silent treatments. Time for false rumors and denying the truth. No, it’s not time for elementary school recess, it’s election time.

Join us for a night of laughs as we bring some humanity to our current political climate—though no one is safe once the lights come up! The divide in our country is great, but one thing both republicans and democrats can agree on is that this show is funny. Take a break from all the screaming and fighting to join in some good ole fashioned bi-partisan fun! And remember, it doesn’t matter the size of your caucus if you can’t keep and election!

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Theatre UAB presents “The Wolves”

11-23-2019

Presented by Theatre UAB at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls’ indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...

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From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls’ indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. By Sarah DeLappe. Directed by Camilla Almond.

Theatre UAB is the performance company of the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre.

Performances at 7:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 13-16 and Nov. 20-22, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Odess Theatre.

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DeLee Benton, soprano - Senior Recital

11-15-2019

Presented by University of Montevallo College of Fine Arts at LeBaron Recital Hall - University of Montevallo, Davis Hall, Montevallo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm

This senior recital is a “capstone” performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student, and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in...

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This senior recital is a “capstone” performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student, and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education degree. Ms. Benton is from the studio of Dr. Melanie Williams and Dr. Chris O’Rear.

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Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

11-23-2019

Presented by Theatre Downtown at Fifth Avenue Antiques-Theatre Downtown, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors bond over memories of The Simpsons and years later form a theatre troupe performing their retelling on Simpsons episodes sprinkled with old commercials and chart hits. This creates a new paradigm...

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In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors bond over memories of The Simpsons and years later form a theatre troupe performing their retelling on Simpsons episodes sprinkled with old commercials and chart hits. This creates a new paradigm for building anew threw looking back in this hilarious and compelling dark comedy by Anne Wasburn making its Birmingham debut at Theatre Downtown.

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"PAPER THIN" (Written In The South - #4, in the series)

11-24-2019

Presented by Terrific New Theatre at Terrific New Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 17 @ 2:30 pm + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Set on the rooftop of a farmhouse in the small hills of northern Mississippi, “Paper Thin” tells the story of Lucrece and Gerald, who have had a good marriage. Late in life, they had one child, Charlie, as they’d planned, and now, after...

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Set on the rooftop of a farmhouse in the small hills of northern Mississippi, “Paper Thin” tells the story of Lucrece and Gerald, who have had a good marriage. Late in life, they had one child, Charlie, as they’d planned, and now, after watching Gerald recover from heart surgery, Lucrece has reminded Gerald of another thing they’d planned on: Getting a divorce. Lucrece declares the time has come, but she must first come to terms with the secrets she will have to share – secrets she and Gerald have held onto so long they feel like family themselves. As the drama unfolds, Lucrece discovers a painful truth: In order to keep her family together, she will have to tear them apart.

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Tannehill Trade Days

11-17-2019

Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 8:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 8:00 am

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

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

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Summit to Cahaba 5k Run

11-16-2019

Presented by Mountain High Outfitters at The Summit, Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 8:00 am

Join us for the Summit to Cahaba 5k Run benefitting the non-profit organization, MHX Foundation! The race course will begin at the Summit MHO location and end at the Cahaba Village MHO location.

NOVEMBER 16 - 8:00 AM

The run is a part of our...

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Join us for the Summit to Cahaba 5k Run benefitting the non-profit organization, MHX Foundation! The race course will begin at the Summit MHO location and end at the Cahaba Village MHO location.

NOVEMBER 16 - 8:00 AM

The run is a part of our 2-day outdoors festival. You can choose to only buy entrance into the 5k race, or bundle your registration with tickets to the rest of the festival. FOR ALL TICKET OPTIONS, please visit the following and click "ATTEND": https://mountainhighexperience.com/

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Saturdays in the Gardens: Grow Ferns that Flourish

11-16-2019

Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am

Join Dr. Dan Jones of the Birmingham Fern Society as he shares what makes ferns special, how to care for them, and where to grow them, including unique terminology associated with ferns, their growth habits, and specific attributes that influence...

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Join Dr. Dan Jones of the Birmingham Fern Society as he shares what makes ferns special, how to care for them, and where to grow them, including unique terminology associated with ferns, their growth habits, and specific attributes that influence how you plant, transplant, and site them in a garden. Participants will also tour the Fern Glade with Dr. Jones. The tour will cover a brief history of the Glade and its current role as a test garden for the Hardy Fern Foundation and will highlight select ferns that perform well in Birmingham-area gardens, as well as some unusual ferns growing in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Cost is $10. To learn more and register, visit https://bbgardens.org/saturdays-in-the-gardens-10.php

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A Southern Christmas Bazaar

11-16-2019

Presented by Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am

More than 50 craftsman, artisans and merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are offering clothing, food,...

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More than 50 craftsman, artisans and merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are offering clothing, food, collectibles, decorations and much more. Prepare to be amazed as you browse through Candy Cane Lane, Mistletoe Drive or Jingle Bell Parkway. A Southern Christmas Bazaar is presented solely for the purpose of raising funds to benefit the projects of the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club. Rotarian volunteers have put together what has become THE event in Shelby County for fun, shopping, decorating and celebrating. A Southern Christmas Bazaar will be held at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena, Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make your plans to attend now. Refreshments and concessions will be available. Our plans include a feature booth with Santa Claus, so bring your children to have their pictures made with Santa from 1:00 – 3:00PM. Adults: $7, Children: $3, Children 6 and younger free admission. Discount of $1 with donation of one canned food item for Manna Ministries.

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Learn to Meditate

11-16-2019

Presented by Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center at Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am

In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Your teacher will give you detailed instruction and guided meditation so...

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In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Your teacher will give you detailed instruction and guided meditation so that you have the tools for a daily practice.

We will practice together and have time for discussion and questions. Ideal for beginners or students wanting to refresh their meditation technique.

Visit our website for more information, to register, and prepay for the class.

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Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Black Creek Trail in Fultondale and Gardendale

11-16-2019

Presented by Southeastern Outings at Black Creek Park, Fultondale
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 9:45 am

Walk on a rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way.  This smooth trail is wide and level.  No hills!  This finely-crushed rock surface trail goes through mostly wooded terrain.  Note that the trail has been extended...

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Walk on a rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way.  This smooth trail is wide and level.  No hills!  This finely-crushed rock surface trail goes through mostly wooded terrain.  Note that the trail has been extended since we last hiked on it.  Our route on November 16 will include both the previously-hiked section and the new section.  So come out to see and experience what the new part looks like!  Total hike distance is 6 miles.

No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail!  This outing should be lots of fun for everyone.  Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age seven and up able to walk 6 miles without complaining are welcome on this walk.  This outing has consistently been one of our most popular events since it is easy and close to Birmingham.

Note-To view photos of what we will see on this trip, please click on this link:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/S9g5sym6YwE9q0A03

Please be sure to click on the link and view the photographs.

Meet 9:45 a.m. at the Black Creek Park in Fultondale, Alabama.  We plan to depart from there at 10:00 a.m.

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

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE

Black Creek Park, Fultondale, Alabama, Yarbrough Road, Fultondale, Alabama 35068.

From interchange of I-20/I-59 and I-65 in downtown Birmingham (also known as malfunction junction) take I-65 North towards Huntsville 6.6 miles to exit 267 Walker Chapel Road in Fultondale.  Exit I-65 at this exit #267.

At end of ramp turn right on Walker Chapel Road and drive 6/10 miles to fourth traffic light at U.S. 31.  Drive straight across U.S. 31.  Road becomes Carson Road North.

Continue on Carson Road North for 8/10 more miles after traffic light at U.S. 31 intersection, through one traffic light on Carson Road and turn left on Yarbrough Road immediately before you would pass under an old railroad overpass.

Drive 3/10 miles.  See Black Creek Park on your left.  Meet your hike leader in the parking lot.

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 over 250 members.  We scheduled eighty-four events during calendar year 2018 for an average of 7 fun events per month.  We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year.  Twenty-two  people on average have participated in each outing during the first four months of this year.

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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Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

01-12-2020

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am + 45 more dates and times

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

Before the selfie, before the Polaroid, and even before the photograph, there was the silhouette, a profile portrait made from cut paper. Silhouettes were a hugely popular and accessible form of portraiture in the nineteenth century, offering...

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Before the selfie, before the Polaroid, and even before the photograph, there was the silhouette, a profile portrait made from cut paper. Silhouettes were a hugely popular and accessible form of portraiture in the nineteenth century, offering almost instant images of everyday Americans—women, men, black, white, presidents, and laborers. Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now explores this previously unstudied art form by investigating its deep historical roots and considering its forceful presence today.

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

12-31-2019

Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am + 34 more dates and times

Wed, Nov 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 01 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 08 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements...

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal before the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow. Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights.

This exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society. Lead support for the exhibition provided by National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation and Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire.

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Stephen W. Evans

11-30-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Nov 18 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Tue, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Nov 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2019

Stephen W. Evans was born and raised in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania where he received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of the Arts in 2010. In...

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Friends Gallery / Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2019

Stephen W. Evans was born and raised in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania where he received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of the Arts in 2010. In 2017, Stephen received his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Lauren Frances Evans, and their three-year-old daughter, Agnes.
 

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Leaps & Bounds

11-15-2019

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 15 @ 10:30 am

(Ages 2-4) Join us for a fun and energetic movement class. Register online.

(Ages 2-4) Join us for a fun and energetic movement class. Register online.

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Salvation Army Angel Tree

12-07-2019

Presented by Brookwood Village at Brookwood Village, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Mon, Nov 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Nov 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 01 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Dec 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Brookwood Village will once again partner with Birmingham Salvation Army and WBRC Fox 6 to be the premier destination for Birmingham’s Angel Tree. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents to gather at the Village and assist families...

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Brookwood Village will once again partner with Birmingham Salvation Army and WBRC Fox 6 to be the premier destination for Birmingham’s Angel Tree. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents to gather at the Village and assist families in need during the holidays. The Salvation Army Angel Tree will be located on the upper level near Books-A-Million. Gifts can be returned to the tree prior to December 7th during the mall’s normal hours of operation.

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Coffee Concert: Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony

11-15-2019

Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 11:00 am

Don’t miss Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, which shows the full range of the orchestra’s virtuosity: from bombastic passages to flowing lyricism.

 

ASO Masterworks is presented by EBSCO Industries, Inc. & Vulcan Value Partners.

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Don’t miss Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, which shows the full range of the orchestra’s virtuosity: from bombastic passages to flowing lyricism.

 

ASO Masterworks is presented by EBSCO Industries, Inc. & Vulcan Value Partners.

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North Pole Express

12-08-2019

Presented by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm Sun, Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm Sun, Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm Sun, Dec 01 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Dec 06 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Dec 07 @ 5:00 pm Sun, Dec 08 @ 5:00 pm - less dates and times

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins! Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a...

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“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins! Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear. Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated home of the Toymaker himself, the elves, Santa, and Mrs. Claus will all board the train to visit your family and to take photos with every child. Be sure to whisper your wish for what you're hoping to find under your tree on Christmas morning! After your special visit with the Christmas couple, you'll enjoy chocolate drinks and a yummy treat - delivered by the North Pole Express chefs. You can dance with the elves, receive a lovely Christmas keepsake, and relax for the music-filled ride back to the Depot. Your North Pole Express adventure will make lasting Christmas memories for you and your family for years to come -- And for even more festive fun, be sure to wear your pajamas for the ride!

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Shelby Humane's Wolfenoot

11-15-2019

Presented by Shelby Humane Society at Good People Brewery, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

What is "Wolfenoot"? Wolfenoot is when the Spirit of the Wolf brings and hides small gifts around the house for everyone. People who have, have had, or are kind to dogs get better gifts than anyone else.

Wolfenoot is a night of Good People, Good...

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What is "Wolfenoot"? Wolfenoot is when the Spirit of the Wolf brings and hides small gifts around the house for everyone. People who have, have had, or are kind to dogs get better gifts than anyone else.

Wolfenoot is a night of Good People, Good Beer and Good Pups! A celebration of canines, kindness & humans who embrace both. No hate, only #snootboops.

Bring your pup out for chance to win amazing prizes in our pet costume contest. (This event was rescheduled from Halloween due to weather). Or get ready for the holidays by dressing your pup in Christmas sweaters!

Find your new family member from the adoptable pets from Shelby Humane that will be onsite.

Free to attend! Donations accepted to Shelby Humane.

Costume contest entry is $10 per pet. Register onsite by 6:30 pm, contest starts at 7:00 and awards at 7:30.

Other fun games and activities for you & your pets! Plus, a portion of beer sales will be donated to Shelby Humane from Good People. Food available for purchase.

Shelby Humane is Shelby County's open open-admission animal shelter that cares for over 5,000 pets each year. Help us fulfill our life-saving mission by attending Wolfenoot!

www.shebyhumane.org
www.wolfenoot.com (Learn about its conception!)

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UAB Men's Basketball vs Utah Valley

11-15-2019

Presented by UAB Athletics at UAB Bartow Arena, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

The Blazers host Utah Valley as part of the BBN (Big Blue Nation) Showcase. UVU advanced to the Second Round of the CBI last season, finishing with 25 victories. This will be the first match-up between the Blazers and Wolverines.

The Blazers host Utah Valley as part of the BBN (Big Blue Nation) Showcase. UVU advanced to the Second Round of the CBI last season, finishing with 25 victories. This will be the first match-up between the Blazers and Wolverines.

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After Hours on the Plaza: Game Nite

11-15-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

We have a great selection of board games available but you are welcome to bring your favorite to share. Our friends at East 59 Vintage Cafe will be there for all of your hunger needs.

We have a great selection of board games available but you are welcome to bring your favorite to share. Our friends at East 59 Vintage Cafe will be there for all of your hunger needs.

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Doesn't Matter the Size of Your Caucus If You Can't Keep an Election!

11-17-2019

Presented by Birmingham Improv Theatre at Birmingham Improv Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm

It’s that time again. Time for name calling and hurt feelings. Time for yelling over each other and silent treatments. Time for false rumors and denying the truth. No, it’s not time for elementary school recess, it’s election time.

Join us...

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It’s that time again. Time for name calling and hurt feelings. Time for yelling over each other and silent treatments. Time for false rumors and denying the truth. No, it’s not time for elementary school recess, it’s election time.

Join us for a night of laughs as we bring some humanity to our current political climate—though no one is safe once the lights come up! The divide in our country is great, but one thing both republicans and democrats can agree on is that this show is funny. Take a break from all the screaming and fighting to join in some good ole fashioned bi-partisan fun! And remember, it doesn’t matter the size of your caucus if you can’t keep and election!

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Theatre UAB presents “The Wolves”

11-23-2019

Presented by Theatre UAB at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls’ indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...

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From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls’ indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. By Sarah DeLappe. Directed by Camilla Almond.

Theatre UAB is the performance company of the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre.

Performances at 7:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 13-16 and Nov. 20-22, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Odess Theatre.

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DeLee Benton, soprano - Senior Recital

11-15-2019

Presented by University of Montevallo College of Fine Arts at LeBaron Recital Hall - University of Montevallo, Davis Hall, Montevallo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm

This senior recital is a “capstone” performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student, and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in...

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This senior recital is a “capstone” performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student, and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education degree. Ms. Benton is from the studio of Dr. Melanie Williams and Dr. Chris O’Rear.

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Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

11-23-2019

Presented by Theatre Downtown at Fifth Avenue Antiques-Theatre Downtown, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors bond over memories of The Simpsons and years later form a theatre troupe performing their retelling on Simpsons episodes sprinkled with old commercials and chart hits. This creates a new paradigm...

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In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors bond over memories of The Simpsons and years later form a theatre troupe performing their retelling on Simpsons episodes sprinkled with old commercials and chart hits. This creates a new paradigm for building anew threw looking back in this hilarious and compelling dark comedy by Anne Wasburn making its Birmingham debut at Theatre Downtown.

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"PAPER THIN" (Written In The South - #4, in the series)

11-24-2019

Presented by Terrific New Theatre at Terrific New Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 17 @ 2:30 pm + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Set on the rooftop of a farmhouse in the small hills of northern Mississippi, “Paper Thin” tells the story of Lucrece and Gerald, who have had a good marriage. Late in life, they had one child, Charlie, as they’d planned, and now, after...

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Set on the rooftop of a farmhouse in the small hills of northern Mississippi, “Paper Thin” tells the story of Lucrece and Gerald, who have had a good marriage. Late in life, they had one child, Charlie, as they’d planned, and now, after watching Gerald recover from heart surgery, Lucrece has reminded Gerald of another thing they’d planned on: Getting a divorce. Lucrece declares the time has come, but she must first come to terms with the secrets she will have to share – secrets she and Gerald have held onto so long they feel like family themselves. As the drama unfolds, Lucrece discovers a painful truth: In order to keep her family together, she will have to tear them apart.

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Tannehill Trade Days

11-17-2019

Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 8:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 8:00 am

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

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

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Summit to Cahaba 5k Run

11-16-2019

Presented by Mountain High Outfitters at The Summit, Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 8:00 am

Join us for the Summit to Cahaba 5k Run benefitting the non-profit organization, MHX Foundation! The race course will begin at the Summit MHO location and end at the Cahaba Village MHO location.

NOVEMBER 16 - 8:00 AM

The run is a part of our...

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Join us for the Summit to Cahaba 5k Run benefitting the non-profit organization, MHX Foundation! The race course will begin at the Summit MHO location and end at the Cahaba Village MHO location.

NOVEMBER 16 - 8:00 AM

The run is a part of our 2-day outdoors festival. You can choose to only buy entrance into the 5k race, or bundle your registration with tickets to the rest of the festival. FOR ALL TICKET OPTIONS, please visit the following and click "ATTEND": https://mountainhighexperience.com/

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Saturdays in the Gardens: Grow Ferns that Flourish

11-16-2019

Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am

Join Dr. Dan Jones of the Birmingham Fern Society as he shares what makes ferns special, how to care for them, and where to grow them, including unique terminology associated with ferns, their growth habits, and specific attributes that influence...

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Join Dr. Dan Jones of the Birmingham Fern Society as he shares what makes ferns special, how to care for them, and where to grow them, including unique terminology associated with ferns, their growth habits, and specific attributes that influence how you plant, transplant, and site them in a garden. Participants will also tour the Fern Glade with Dr. Jones. The tour will cover a brief history of the Glade and its current role as a test garden for the Hardy Fern Foundation and will highlight select ferns that perform well in Birmingham-area gardens, as well as some unusual ferns growing in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Cost is $10. To learn more and register, visit https://bbgardens.org/saturdays-in-the-gardens-10.php

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A Southern Christmas Bazaar

11-16-2019

Presented by Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am

More than 50 craftsman, artisans and merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are offering clothing, food,...

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More than 50 craftsman, artisans and merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are offering clothing, food, collectibles, decorations and much more. Prepare to be amazed as you browse through Candy Cane Lane, Mistletoe Drive or Jingle Bell Parkway. A Southern Christmas Bazaar is presented solely for the purpose of raising funds to benefit the projects of the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club. Rotarian volunteers have put together what has become THE event in Shelby County for fun, shopping, decorating and celebrating. A Southern Christmas Bazaar will be held at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena, Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make your plans to attend now. Refreshments and concessions will be available. Our plans include a feature booth with Santa Claus, so bring your children to have their pictures made with Santa from 1:00 – 3:00PM. Adults: $7, Children: $3, Children 6 and younger free admission. Discount of $1 with donation of one canned food item for Manna Ministries.

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Learn to Meditate

11-16-2019

Presented by Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center at Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am

In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Your teacher will give you detailed instruction and guided meditation so...

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In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Your teacher will give you detailed instruction and guided meditation so that you have the tools for a daily practice.

We will practice together and have time for discussion and questions. Ideal for beginners or students wanting to refresh their meditation technique.

Visit our website for more information, to register, and prepay for the class.

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Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Black Creek Trail in Fultondale and Gardendale

11-16-2019

Presented by Southeastern Outings at Black Creek Park, Fultondale
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 9:45 am

Walk on a rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way.  This smooth trail is wide and level.  No hills!  This finely-crushed rock surface trail goes through mostly wooded terrain.  Note that the trail has been extended...

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Walk on a rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way.  This smooth trail is wide and level.  No hills!  This finely-crushed rock surface trail goes through mostly wooded terrain.  Note that the trail has been extended since we last hiked on it.  Our route on November 16 will include both the previously-hiked section and the new section.  So come out to see and experience what the new part looks like!  Total hike distance is 6 miles.

No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail!  This outing should be lots of fun for everyone.  Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age seven and up able to walk 6 miles without complaining are welcome on this walk.  This outing has consistently been one of our most popular events since it is easy and close to Birmingham.

Note-To view photos of what we will see on this trip, please click on this link:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/S9g5sym6YwE9q0A03

Please be sure to click on the link and view the photographs.

Meet 9:45 a.m. at the Black Creek Park in Fultondale, Alabama.  We plan to depart from there at 10:00 a.m.

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

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE

Black Creek Park, Fultondale, Alabama, Yarbrough Road, Fultondale, Alabama 35068.

From interchange of I-20/I-59 and I-65 in downtown Birmingham (also known as malfunction junction) take I-65 North towards Huntsville 6.6 miles to exit 267 Walker Chapel Road in Fultondale.  Exit I-65 at this exit #267.

At end of ramp turn right on Walker Chapel Road and drive 6/10 miles to fourth traffic light at U.S. 31.  Drive straight across U.S. 31.  Road becomes Carson Road North.

Continue on Carson Road North for 8/10 more miles after traffic light at U.S. 31 intersection, through one traffic light on Carson Road and turn left on Yarbrough Road immediately before you would pass under an old railroad overpass.

Drive 3/10 miles.  See Black Creek Park on your left.  Meet your hike leader in the parking lot.

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 over 250 members.  We scheduled eighty-four events during calendar year 2018 for an average of 7 fun events per month.  We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year.  Twenty-two  people on average have participated in each outing during the first four months of this year.

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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Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

01-12-2020

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am + 45 more dates and times

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

Before the selfie, before the Polaroid, and even before the photograph, there was the silhouette, a profile portrait made from cut paper. Silhouettes were a hugely popular and accessible form of portraiture in the nineteenth century, offering...

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Before the selfie, before the Polaroid, and even before the photograph, there was the silhouette, a profile portrait made from cut paper. Silhouettes were a hugely popular and accessible form of portraiture in the nineteenth century, offering almost instant images of everyday Americans—women, men, black, white, presidents, and laborers. Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now explores this previously unstudied art form by investigating its deep historical roots and considering its forceful presence today.

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

12-31-2019

Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am + 34 more dates and times

Wed, Nov 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 01 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 08 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements...

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal before the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow. Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights.

This exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society. Lead support for the exhibition provided by National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation and Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire.

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Stephen W. Evans

11-30-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Nov 18 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Tue, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Nov 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2019

Stephen W. Evans was born and raised in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania where he received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of the Arts in 2010. In...

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Friends Gallery / Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2019

Stephen W. Evans was born and raised in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania where he received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of the Arts in 2010. In 2017, Stephen received his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Lauren Frances Evans, and their three-year-old daughter, Agnes.
 

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