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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Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event in Birmingham, AL on Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th.

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  • Norton Dill's Sand Mountain Saturday Nite

    Presented by Virginia Samford Theatre, Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham

    Sand Mountain Saturday Nite, written and directed by Norton Dill, features the original cast of six actor/musicians who play 24 different characters and a slew of instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, string

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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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  • Beauty and the Beast

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

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a

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  • Ross Bridge Farmers Market

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

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

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Valleydale Farmers Market

09-01-2018

Presented by Valleydale Farmers' Market at Valleydale Farmers' Market, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 8:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 14 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 8:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

At Valleydale Farmers' Market, you'll find a great line up of growers selling fresh, local produce, Alabama honey, eggs, dairy, jams/jellies, and homemade goods, as well as our wonderful artisans, selling all types of baked goods, handmade soaps,...

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At Valleydale Farmers' Market, you'll find a great line up of growers selling fresh, local produce, Alabama honey, eggs, dairy, jams/jellies, and homemade goods, as well as our wonderful artisans, selling all types of baked goods, handmade soaps, handmade art, artisan pasta, woodworks, metalworks, jewelry, childrens clothing and accessories, dog treats and collars, locally roasted coffee, and more!

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Helena Market Days

08-25-2018

Presented by Helena Market Days at Helena Amphitheater, Helena
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 8:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 14 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Vegetables, flowers, honey, pottery, bread, glasswork, woodcarving and something new all the time. We also support local non-profits by featuring a different one each weekend for fundraising and mission awareness purposes. A different musician...

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Vegetables, flowers, honey, pottery, bread, glasswork, woodcarving and something new all the time. We also support local non-profits by featuring a different one each weekend for fundraising and mission awareness purposes. A different musician appears every weekend as well. Shelby Living magazine's "Best of the Best" farmers market for 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017!

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Alabaster Farmers Market

08-04-2018

Presented by City of Alabaster at Alabaster Senior Center, Alabaster
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 8:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 14 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

The Farmers Market runs from 8am until noon each Saturday between June 9th and August 4th of 2018 located behind the Alabaster Senior Center.

Music at the Market Schedule
June 9th - Two Cousins and a Guitar
June 16th - Jerry Robbins
June 23rd -...

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The Farmers Market runs from 8am until noon each Saturday between June 9th and August 4th of 2018 located behind the Alabaster Senior Center.

Music at the Market Schedule
June 9th - Two Cousins and a Guitar
June 16th - Jerry Robbins
June 23rd - Robert Robinson
June 30th - Larry Tidwell
July 7th - Two Cousins and a Guitar
July 14th - Over the Mountain
July 21st - tba
July 28th - tba
August 4th - tba

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The Power Run

06-23-2018

Presented by Alabama Power Service Organization at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 am

Race will be on June 23, 2018 at Veteran's Park off of Valleydale Road in Hoover, AL. Located just South of Spain Park High School. The 1/2 Mile Kids Run is a short run around the park for children 10 year of age or younger. All proceeds will...

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Race will be on June 23, 2018 at Veteran's Park off of Valleydale Road in Hoover, AL. Located just South of Spain Park High School. The 1/2 Mile Kids Run is a short run around the park for children 10 year of age or younger. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA's Youth Development Program.

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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, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 36 more dates and times

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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Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950 Exhibit

08-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 67 more dates and times

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

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

Including almost 300 images from the...

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

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

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

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

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Backyard Wilderness

06-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 5 more dates and times

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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Pandas

06-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 5 more dates and times

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, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

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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Dinosaurs in Motion

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 70 more dates and times

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

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

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

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

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

09-03-2018

Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am + 70 more dates and times

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

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

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of Highway 231.

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Celebrate Summer at McWane

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 70 more dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Summer Reading Registration

06-29-2018

Presented by Midfield Public Library at Midfield Public Library, Midfield
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Registration will be May 29, 2018 through June 29, 2018 during regular library hours.

Registration will be May 29, 2018 through June 29, 2018 during regular library hours.

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Bob Shelton

07-31-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 36 more dates and times

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Summer Theatre Camp: King Arthur's Quest

06-23-2018

Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him?

Watch the damsels in distress sound the warning of trouble and witness the...

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King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him?

Watch the damsels in distress sound the warning of trouble and witness the Lady of the Lake as she produces the sword in the stone. Hide with the Camelotians when the ghost of Arthur’s Father visits the castle and see the giant tower over the questing knights. Cheer for the king when he makes friends with the terrible dragon and listen in as Morgan le Fey and Mordred propose a better plan. Join the knights and squires of the Round Table as they try to do the right thing. Hope for the best outcome as your favorite characters of Camelot – Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Taleisin, The Raven and Lancelot wrestle with the challenges faced by their people.

Follow the original twist on this familiar story as it weaves its way through a landscape full of surprises!

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Sloss Metal Arts | Workshop Weekend

06-24-2018

Presented by Sloss Metal Arts at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am

Iron/Bronze Casting - $350
This 3 day workshop is designed for people with no experience but who have an interest in exploring the fundamentals of casting to design and produce their own unique piece of artwork.
Open Studio is available for more...

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Iron/Bronze Casting - $350
This 3 day workshop is designed for people with no experience but who have an interest in exploring the fundamentals of casting to design and produce their own unique piece of artwork.
Open Studio is available for more advanced participants.
FRI-SAT-SUN 

Creative Welding-$250
This two day workshop will introduce you to the basic processes involved in steel fabrication to make decorative and useful items for your home and garden.
Open Studio is available for more advanced participants.
SAT-SUN

Basic/Intermediate Blacksmithing -$250
In this two day workshop, you’ll learn to move between fire, hammer and anvil while exploring the basic processes involved in blacksmithing.
Open Studio is available for more advanced participants.
SAT-SUN

Half price student rates are available - Current Student ID must be presented upon arrival to workshop.

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June Bride Wedding Day - $300 All Inclusive

06-23-2018

Presented by Agape Weddings at Agape Weddings, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

On June 23rd, Agape Weddings is offering June Bride Wedding Day. The happy couple may choose from 3 spots on the property, will have an officiant provided with a beautiful ceremony, decor, cake, toast, the signing of the marriage license, and...

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On June 23rd, Agape Weddings is offering June Bride Wedding Day. The happy couple may choose from 3 spots on the property, will have an officiant provided with a beautiful ceremony, decor, cake, toast, the signing of the marriage license, and photo made with couple's camera. Weddings begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. 10 guests are allowed, more guests and other services may be negotiated.

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Raphael Brush Demo

06-23-2018

Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated
by the Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest
fine art brush maker in Europe. Following the time
honored tradition of master and apprentice, the highly skilled craftswomen of Raphaël must...

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Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated
by the Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest
fine art brush maker in Europe. Following the time
honored tradition of master and apprentice, the highly skilled craftswomen of Raphaël must train for years before ​they are ready to produce a Raphaël brush. The finest hairs and bristles are imported from all over the world and hand sorted to ensure the highest quality. Every brush made by Raphaël is made with the artist in mind.
$15 per person (participants receives $10 gift card)
Call 205-870-0480 to register.

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Alabama Splash Adventure

09-03-2018

Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:30 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 10:30 am Mon, Jun 25 @ 10:30 am + 70 more dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07-21-2018

Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 10:30 am + 18 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 28 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 03 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 04 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 05 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 06 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 10 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 11 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 12 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 13 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 14 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

June 15 through July 21

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

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

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June 15 through July 21

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

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

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

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

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Carlos Rolón: BOXED

08-04-2018

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am + 34 more dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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Valleydale Farmers Market

09-01-2018

Presented by Valleydale Farmers' Market at Valleydale Farmers' Market, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 8:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 14 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 8:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

At Valleydale Farmers' Market, you'll find a great line up of growers selling fresh, local produce, Alabama honey, eggs, dairy, jams/jellies, and homemade goods, as well as our wonderful artisans, selling all types of baked goods, handmade soaps,...

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At Valleydale Farmers' Market, you'll find a great line up of growers selling fresh, local produce, Alabama honey, eggs, dairy, jams/jellies, and homemade goods, as well as our wonderful artisans, selling all types of baked goods, handmade soaps, handmade art, artisan pasta, woodworks, metalworks, jewelry, childrens clothing and accessories, dog treats and collars, locally roasted coffee, and more!

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Helena Market Days

08-25-2018

Presented by Helena Market Days at Helena Amphitheater, Helena
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 8:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 14 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Vegetables, flowers, honey, pottery, bread, glasswork, woodcarving and something new all the time. We also support local non-profits by featuring a different one each weekend for fundraising and mission awareness purposes. A different musician...

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Vegetables, flowers, honey, pottery, bread, glasswork, woodcarving and something new all the time. We also support local non-profits by featuring a different one each weekend for fundraising and mission awareness purposes. A different musician appears every weekend as well. Shelby Living magazine's "Best of the Best" farmers market for 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017!

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Alabaster Farmers Market

08-04-2018

Presented by City of Alabaster at Alabaster Senior Center, Alabaster
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 8:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 14 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

The Farmers Market runs from 8am until noon each Saturday between June 9th and August 4th of 2018 located behind the Alabaster Senior Center.

Music at the Market Schedule
June 9th - Two Cousins and a Guitar
June 16th - Jerry Robbins
June 23rd -...

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The Farmers Market runs from 8am until noon each Saturday between June 9th and August 4th of 2018 located behind the Alabaster Senior Center.

Music at the Market Schedule
June 9th - Two Cousins and a Guitar
June 16th - Jerry Robbins
June 23rd - Robert Robinson
June 30th - Larry Tidwell
July 7th - Two Cousins and a Guitar
July 14th - Over the Mountain
July 21st - tba
July 28th - tba
August 4th - tba

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The Power Run

06-23-2018

Presented by Alabama Power Service Organization at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 8:00 am

Race will be on June 23, 2018 at Veteran's Park off of Valleydale Road in Hoover, AL. Located just South of Spain Park High School. The 1/2 Mile Kids Run is a short run around the park for children 10 year of age or younger. All proceeds will...

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Race will be on June 23, 2018 at Veteran's Park off of Valleydale Road in Hoover, AL. Located just South of Spain Park High School. The 1/2 Mile Kids Run is a short run around the park for children 10 year of age or younger. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA's Youth Development Program.

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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, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 36 more dates and times

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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Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950 Exhibit

08-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 67 more dates and times

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

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

Including almost 300 images from the...

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

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

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

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

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Backyard Wilderness

06-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 5 more dates and times

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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Pandas

06-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 5 more dates and times

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, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

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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Dinosaurs in Motion

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 70 more dates and times

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

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

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

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

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

09-03-2018

Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am + 70 more dates and times

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

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

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of Highway 231.

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Celebrate Summer at McWane

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 70 more dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Summer Reading Registration

06-29-2018

Presented by Midfield Public Library at Midfield Public Library, Midfield
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Registration will be May 29, 2018 through June 29, 2018 during regular library hours.

Registration will be May 29, 2018 through June 29, 2018 during regular library hours.

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Bob Shelton

07-31-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am + 36 more dates and times

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Summer Theatre Camp: King Arthur's Quest

06-23-2018

Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him?

Watch the damsels in distress sound the warning of trouble and witness the...

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King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him?

Watch the damsels in distress sound the warning of trouble and witness the Lady of the Lake as she produces the sword in the stone. Hide with the Camelotians when the ghost of Arthur’s Father visits the castle and see the giant tower over the questing knights. Cheer for the king when he makes friends with the terrible dragon and listen in as Morgan le Fey and Mordred propose a better plan. Join the knights and squires of the Round Table as they try to do the right thing. Hope for the best outcome as your favorite characters of Camelot – Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Taleisin, The Raven and Lancelot wrestle with the challenges faced by their people.

Follow the original twist on this familiar story as it weaves its way through a landscape full of surprises!

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Sloss Metal Arts | Workshop Weekend

06-24-2018

Presented by Sloss Metal Arts at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 10:00 am

Iron/Bronze Casting - $350
This 3 day workshop is designed for people with no experience but who have an interest in exploring the fundamentals of casting to design and produce their own unique piece of artwork.
Open Studio is available for more...

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Iron/Bronze Casting - $350
This 3 day workshop is designed for people with no experience but who have an interest in exploring the fundamentals of casting to design and produce their own unique piece of artwork.
Open Studio is available for more advanced participants.
FRI-SAT-SUN 

Creative Welding-$250
This two day workshop will introduce you to the basic processes involved in steel fabrication to make decorative and useful items for your home and garden.
Open Studio is available for more advanced participants.
SAT-SUN

Basic/Intermediate Blacksmithing -$250
In this two day workshop, you’ll learn to move between fire, hammer and anvil while exploring the basic processes involved in blacksmithing.
Open Studio is available for more advanced participants.
SAT-SUN

Half price student rates are available - Current Student ID must be presented upon arrival to workshop.

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June Bride Wedding Day - $300 All Inclusive

06-23-2018

Presented by Agape Weddings at Agape Weddings, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

On June 23rd, Agape Weddings is offering June Bride Wedding Day. The happy couple may choose from 3 spots on the property, will have an officiant provided with a beautiful ceremony, decor, cake, toast, the signing of the marriage license, and...

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On June 23rd, Agape Weddings is offering June Bride Wedding Day. The happy couple may choose from 3 spots on the property, will have an officiant provided with a beautiful ceremony, decor, cake, toast, the signing of the marriage license, and photo made with couple's camera. Weddings begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. 10 guests are allowed, more guests and other services may be negotiated.

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Raphael Brush Demo

06-23-2018

Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated
by the Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest
fine art brush maker in Europe. Following the time
honored tradition of master and apprentice, the highly skilled craftswomen of Raphaël must...

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Founded in Paris in 1793 and owned and operated
by the Sauer family since 1859, Raphaël is the oldest
fine art brush maker in Europe. Following the time
honored tradition of master and apprentice, the highly skilled craftswomen of Raphaël must train for years before ​they are ready to produce a Raphaël brush. The finest hairs and bristles are imported from all over the world and hand sorted to ensure the highest quality. Every brush made by Raphaël is made with the artist in mind.
$15 per person (participants receives $10 gift card)
Call 205-870-0480 to register.

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Alabama Splash Adventure

09-03-2018

Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:30 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 10:30 am Mon, Jun 25 @ 10:30 am + 70 more dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07-21-2018

Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 10:30 am + 18 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 28 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 03 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 04 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 05 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 06 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 10 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 11 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 12 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 13 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 14 @ 10:30 am Tue, Jul 17 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

June 15 through July 21

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

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

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June 15 through July 21

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

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

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

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

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Carlos Rolón: BOXED

08-04-2018

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 10:00 am + 34 more dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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