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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Samford Multi and Samford Invitational Indoor Track and Field Meets

01-18-2020

Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Birmingham Crossplex, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 8:00 am

Samford Multi: January 16th & 17th

Samford Invitational: January 17th & 18th

Samford Multi: January 16th & 17th

Samford Invitational: January 17th & 18th

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The March Quilts

02-28-2020

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm + 40 more dates and times

Mon, Jan 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jan 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jan 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jan 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Jan 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jan 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jan 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 02 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Feb 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Feb 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Feb 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Feb 24 @ 9:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2020
Plaza Gallery / Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2020
Bib & Tucker Sew-Op is a non-profit located in Birmingham, AL. Their mission is to cultivate skills and an environment for those who sew or want to sew (ages 9-99) where...

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Friends Gallery / Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2020
Plaza Gallery / Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2020
Bib & Tucker Sew-Op is a non-profit located in Birmingham, AL. Their mission is to cultivate skills and an environment for those who sew or want to sew (ages 9-99) where everyone can be both a student and a teacher. They achieve their mission through projects conducted in the community, workshops and weekly sewing sessions conducted in their shop. They aim to be a hub for sewing-related activities that promote empowerment, education and economic opportunity.

The March Quilts began in 2015 when Bib & Tucker Sew-Op partnered with UAB’s Department of Art & Art History and the Birmingham Museum of Art to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches through open sewing sessions that yielded 461 quilt blocks. Sew-Op members stitched the blocks together and made three quilts, which hung at the Selma Public Library and the Alabama Department of Archives in Montgomery during the anniversary. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, collaborators agreed that it should become an annual project. For five years, Bib & Tucker members have chosen a civil or human rights theme and facilitated open sewing sessions and discussion. During these sessions, community members created quilt blocks that express personal feelings about the theme. Since the beginning, Bib & Tucker members have sewn 10 quilts from over 1,050 submitted blocks. Themes have included celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Loving vs. Virginia Supreme Court Ruling, raising awareness of gender pay equity, environmental justice and most recently, unsung heroines of Alabama.

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Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World

05-10-2020

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm + 112 more dates and times

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

Experience the science of sound and the cultural impact of the guitar by exploring more than 70 instruments and 100 historical artifacts-ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. This special exhibition from The...

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Experience the science of sound and the cultural impact of the guitar by exploring more than 70 instruments and 100 historical artifacts-ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. This special exhibition from The National GUITAR Museum features hands-on interactives for all ages, video performances, x-ray images of guitars’ inner workings and plenty of opportunities to strum and jam.

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America's Musical Journey

05-14-2020

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm + 116 more dates and times

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

In America’s musical cities, musical stories come together to create a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in the world.

In America’s musical cities, musical stories come together to create a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in the world.

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44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

03-14-2020

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 20 @ 10:00 am + 48 more dates and times

Tue, Jan 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The 44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition features more than 35 works created by University of Alabama at Birmingham students and selected by guest juror Allyson Comstock.

 

Image: Blind Patriotism by Salma Hernandez

The 44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition features more than 35 works created by University of Alabama at Birmingham students and selected by guest juror Allyson Comstock.

 

Image: Blind Patriotism by Salma Hernandez

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Allysoon Comstock: Antarctica: A Disappearing Continent

03-21-2020

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 20 @ 10:00 am + 54 more dates and times

Tue, Jan 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

In 2013, Alabama-based artist Allyson Comstock spent six weeks living and making art in Antarctica as part of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers program, working and living alongside scientists engaged in climate change...

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In 2013, Alabama-based artist Allyson Comstock spent six weeks living and making art in Antarctica as part of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers program, working and living alongside scientists engaged in climate change research. Comstock’s series of drawings, Antarctica: Micro, Macro, and In-between, questions how our society views and understands the larger natural world. Each triptych in the series contains three perspectives of the landscape of Antarctica: the macro, the micro, and the artist’s view — the in-between. To foster a deeper understanding and conversation about Antarctica, Comstock created postcards from images taken during her time in Antarctica which she mailed to people across the world. This group of people, comprised of a myriad of professions, created artwork in response to her postcards resulting in the series Responding to Antarctica. AEIVA’s iteration of the series will also feature response pieces created by UAB students, painting a picture of the impact of Antarctica, the disappearing continent.

Image from Micro, Macro and In-between #6 by Allyson Comstock, 2015

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Focus IV: Eclipse of the Hudson River School / Selections from the Koleszar Collection

03-21-2020

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 20 @ 10:00 am + 54 more dates and times

Tue, Jan 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The Hudson River School is known as the first American artistic fraternity which began in the mid19th century under artist Thomas Cole, a British immigrant who brought with him the emotive and imaginative European influence of Romanticism. After...

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The Hudson River School is known as the first American artistic fraternity which began in the mid19th century under artist Thomas Cole, a British immigrant who brought with him the emotive and imaginative European influence of Romanticism. After Cole’s death, the movement known as the Hudson River School rose to prominence highlighting the natural beauty of America. This artistic movement, focusing on sweeping landscapes, played a part in the westward expansion of America, propelled by the increasing popularity of Manifest Destiny. But in the mercurial landscape of a growing nation, the Hudson River School’s popularity fell as quickly as it rose. Focus IV explores the rise and fall, as well as the consequences, of this impactful, yet short-lived artistic movement. Focus is a series of exhibitions that spotlights local and regional private art collections in the Southeastern United States. Focus IV: Eclipse of the Hudson River School / Selections from the Koleszar Collection highlights work from the Birmingham-based collection of Bill and Elizabeth Koleszar.

Image: Henri Joseph Harpignies, Les Lavueses, 19th Century. Oil on canvas. 

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Coffee Concert: Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet

01-17-2020

Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 11:00 am

Indulge in the age-old romance of Romeo and Juliet as told by Tchaikovsky and hear Maestro Izcaray’s world premiere cello concerto.

Artists
Carlos Izcaray, Conductor
Santiago Cañón-Valencia, Cello

Program to Include
Pyotr Ilyich...

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Indulge in the age-old romance of Romeo and Juliet as told by Tchaikovsky and hear Maestro Izcaray’s world premiere cello concerto.

Artists
Carlos Izcaray, Conductor
Santiago Cañón-Valencia, Cello

Program to Include
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture
Carlos Izcaray: Stringmaster Cello concerto (Sound Investment World Premiere)

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Pioneer Classic

01-19-2020

Presented by Lakeshore Foundation at Lakeshore Foundation, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jan 18 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jan 19 @ 9:00 am

Watch some of the best wheelchair basketball in the country right here in Birmingham!  You'll see the fastest, sharp-shooting basketball players from across the nation battle it out for 3 days of fierce competition. This is a great event for the...

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Watch some of the best wheelchair basketball in the country right here in Birmingham!  You'll see the fastest, sharp-shooting basketball players from across the nation battle it out for 3 days of fierce competition. This is a great event for the sports enthusiast of any age or anyone who has never attended a wheelchair basketball game. The event will feature adult and youth teams including Lakeshore's own teams, the Storm, Lakers and Sharks.

Stop by for all the exciting action on Lakeshore's three basketball courts. The games are free and open to the public. Invite your friends, bring your family, and cheer on the teams! See you there!

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Open Gaming

01-24-2020

Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm

Enjoy awesome board games and the latest consoles with fellow teens. Snacks served. For Teens Grade 6-12

Enjoy awesome board games and the latest consoles with fellow teens. Snacks served. For Teens Grade 6-12

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Masterworks Series: Symphonie Fantastique

01-18-2020

Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm

Symphonie fantastique, the first piece Maestro Izcaray conducted with the ASO, tells one of the greatest stories in music: one of loss, drama, and passion. Enjoy the debut of Izcaray’s second Sound Investment World Premiere, a cello concerto...

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Symphonie fantastique, the first piece Maestro Izcaray conducted with the ASO, tells one of the greatest stories in music: one of loss, drama, and passion. Enjoy the debut of Izcaray’s second Sound Investment World Premiere, a cello concerto featuring his close friend Santiago Cañón Valencia.

Gain insight into the music by joining us for Concert Comments each night at 6:15pm in the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall.

Artists
Carlos Izcaray, Conductor
Santiago Cañón-Valencia, Cello

Program to Include
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:Romeo and Juliet Overture
Carlos Izcaray: Stringmaster Cello Concerto (Sound Investment World Premiere)
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

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University of Alabama Hockey vs UCO

01-18-2020

Presented by Alabama Hockey Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm

The team hosts The University of Central Oklahoma.
The Alabama Hockey Club was founded in 2005 by the University of Alabama students. The team is now in its twelfth season and plays all of its home games in Pelham, AL at the Pelham Civic Complex....

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The team hosts The University of Central Oklahoma.
The Alabama Hockey Club was founded in 2005 by the University of Alabama students. The team is now in its twelfth season and plays all of its home games in Pelham, AL at the Pelham Civic Complex. The organization is managed by the University of Alabama students. The program elevated its status to ACHA Division I in 2015 and now competes at the highest level of ACHA college hockey. Alabama is one of two SEC schools to have a program competing at this level.

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Bayberry String Quartet

01-17-2020

Presented by UAB Department of Music at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Bayberry String Quartet combines performing and education to encourage people from all walks of life to enjoy and play music together. The name of the group comes from a neighborhood in New York, where first violinist Nurit Pacht lives, that...

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The Bayberry String Quartet combines performing and education to encourage people from all walks of life to enjoy and play music together. The name of the group comes from a neighborhood in New York, where first violinist Nurit Pacht lives, that exemplifies the spirit of teamwork and cooperation. BSQ embodies this spirit, believing that playing together, rather than alone, is the greatest source of inspiration. The members began performing as an ensemble in Michigan at violist Gabe Bolkosky’s festival PhoenixPhest!, where musicians of all ages and levels come together to make music, and have continued with performances in Alabama and New York. Through their individual and collaborative work, the four musicians have impacted the lives of thousands of musicians.

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Steel Magic Theatre Presents: Thurgood

01-19-2020

Presented by Steel Magic Theatre at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jan 19 @ 2:30 pm

'Thurgood' is the remarkable and triumphant story of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who changed the American Legal Landscape by setting the stage for Civil Rights Pioneers such as Fred Shuttlesworth, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther...

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'Thurgood' is the remarkable and triumphant story of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who changed the American Legal Landscape by setting the stage for Civil Rights Pioneers such as Fred Shuttlesworth, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King. Marshall was the first African-American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. And he made his name before that as the lawyer who, for decades, was the architect of the drive for racial equality under law. Thurgood argued and won the Brown versus Board of Education case ending legal segregation in public schools.

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Picnic

02-02-2020

Presented by Birmingham Festival Theatre at Birmingham Festival Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 19 @ 2:30 pm + 6 more dates and times

Fri, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Written By William Inge; Director Sandra Taylor.

The play takes place on Labor day Weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. The one house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and Millie,...

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Written By William Inge; Director Sandra Taylor.

The play takes place on Labor day Weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. The one house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and Millie, and a boarder who is a spinster school teacher. The other house belongs to Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. Into this female atmosphere comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group. Hal is a most interesting character, a child of parents who ignored him, self-conscious of his failings and his position behind the eight ball. Flo is sensitively wary of temptations for her daughters. Madge, bored with being only a beauty, sacrifices her chances for a wealthy marriage for the excitement Hal promises. Her sister, Millie, finds her balance for the first time through the stranger's brief attention. And the spinster is stirred to make an issue out of the dangling courtship that has brightened her life in a dreary, minor way.

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Ron White

01-17-2020

Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is a classic storyteller; relaying tales from his real life ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas, to sharing stories of his daily life, to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America.

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is a classic storyteller; relaying tales from his real life ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas, to sharing stories of his daily life, to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America.

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The Market at Pepper Place Winter Market

04-04-2020

Presented by Pepper Place Farmer's Market at Pepper Place, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 7:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 08 @ 7:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 7:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 7:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 7:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 7:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 7:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 7:00 am Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:00 am Sat, Apr 04 @ 7:00 am - less dates and times

The Winter Market season begins January 18 - April 4 inside a space located between the Collective and Billy Reid, near OvenBird Restaurant at Pepper Place. This 12-week market is open on Saturdays only from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm noon, rain or...

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The Winter Market season begins January 18 - April 4 inside a space located between the Collective and Billy Reid, near OvenBird Restaurant at Pepper Place. This 12-week market is open on Saturdays only from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm noon, rain or shine.

The indoor Winter Market features seasonal veggies grown in Alabama, cheeses, honey, eggs and meat. Fresh breads, coffee, and a small variety of locally-made home goods will be available, too. Early seasonal fruits will be available as we get closer to spring.

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MLK Day 5K Drum Run - Birmingham

01-18-2020

Presented by Leftover Energy LLC at 4th Avenue Historic District/Civil Rights District, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:00 am

Gathering the diverse groups in our beloved community to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood with fellowship and fitness.

Starting and finishing in the 4th Avenue Historic District of Birmingham's...

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Gathering the diverse groups in our beloved community to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood with fellowship and fitness.

Starting and finishing in the 4th Avenue Historic District of Birmingham's Civil Rights District, race participants come from diverse populations that include all demographics, races, cultures, genders and creed to celebrate the meaning of the holiday in a fun and fitness way. The race features drumlines from the metro area schools that will line up along the race course to keep the beat as the runners and walkers make their way. The race day activities includes a warm up, live music, professional timing, sponsor booths, post party and the race goodie bags with the popular MLK DAY 5K Drum Run shirt for all race entrants.

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Sorelle @ Pepper Place Farmer’s Market

01-18-2020

Presented by Pepper Place Farmer's Market at Pepper Place, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:00 am

Come enjoy fresh delicious ready to eat breakfast items at Pepper Place Farmers Market!

Come enjoy fresh delicious ready to eat breakfast items at Pepper Place Farmers Market!

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Southeastern Outings Waterfowl Viewing Trip to the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge near Decatur, AL

01-18-2020

Presented by Southeastern Outings at Hayden/Corner Park and Ride is meeting place, Warrior
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 18 @ 8:45 am

Experience the thrilling sight of thousands of sandhill cranes, wild geese and ducks plus herons and other birds.  The Refuge has the largest concentration of wintering geese and ducks in the entire state of Alabama!  You don’t need to be a...

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Experience the thrilling sight of thousands of sandhill cranes, wild geese and ducks plus herons and other birds.  The Refuge has the largest concentration of wintering geese and ducks in the entire state of Alabama!  You don’t need to be a bird watcher to enjoy this outing!  Experienced birders leading the trip will share their knowledge with all.

This 35,000 acre refuge attracts thousands of wintering waterfowl each year.  WNWR is comprised of diverse habitat types including bottomland hardwoods, wetlands, pine uplands, shoreline or riparian woodlands, agricultural fields, and backwater embayments.  These habitats provide excellent feeding, resting, and roosting sites for wintering waterfowl, white pelicans, sandhill cranes and a few whooping cranes as well as nesting sites for migratory songbirds and many species of resident wildlife.

We are highly privileged to have as our guide Dwight Cooley, the retired Refuge Manager.  Dwight will take us on refuge roads behind locked gates as we drive to various bays and sloughs where you can easily see hundreds of ducks and geese in large numbers.  We’ll also see many other types of birds including, hopefully, bald eagles.  We’ll even see a huge flock of sandhill cranes which winter at the refuge each year.  The gated roads are closed to the public but will be open to our group.

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

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SvhqhVBWlcJX5qBL2

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

Please bring binoculars, a birding field guide and a spotting telescope with you if you have them.  The leader and Dan Frederick will each bring a spotting scope, and the refuge is willing to make available some extra pairs of binoculars to loan to participants on this trip.

This outing is rated easy, as there is very little walking involved, and we won’t be climbing any hills or walking through thick brush.  Please dress for the weather.  The wind at the refuge can be biting, blowing across open water on cold days.

Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age 10 and over who can remain quiet for extended periods of time (so as to not disturb the birds and bird watchers) are welcome.

Possible optional dinner after the birding trip depending on what time we finish bird watching.

Reservations Required: If you wish to participate in this outing, you are required to call Dan Frederick, 205/631-4680 or email your reservation to seoutings@bellsouth.net by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020.  When you contact Dan, please be sure you leave either your phone number or email address.  This outing is limited to 7 motor vehicles.  Dwight Cooley, the retired Refuge Manager and our outing leader, has reserved a 10 person refuge van to be one of those vehicles.  Therefore we are now allowing a total of 33 people in order to comply with Refuge regulations.  We hope the limitation will not prove to be a problem.  People who want to register to participate after the thirty-three person limit is reached will be placed on a waiting list.

If you make a reservation with Dan to come on this trip and then for any reason decide later to not come on this outing, please telephone Dan, 205/631-4680 right away.  If we have 33 people signed up on the day of the outing and, say, we have two people on the waiting list and then two people who signed up don’t show up for the hike, those two no-show people have in effect deprived the two on the waiting list from participating.  Please don’t be a no-show.  If you aren’t coming after making a reservation, please notify Dan.

At a later date leader will advise meeting time and place only to those who have signed up for this trip. 

We look forward to seeing many of you on January 18.

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

DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS

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

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

The organization currently has about 300 members.  We scheduled eighty-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 hike during the first four months of 2019.

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 most of our outings.

Thank you.

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Birmingham Bakers Dozen

01-18-2020

Presented by Southern Fried Rides at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 18 @ 9:00 am

Competitors ride between hills at a neutral pace, and a whistle signals the rolling start of each hill. The top male and female riders on each hill score points, with the first place male/female rider scoring 10 points and the tenth place...

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Competitors ride between hills at a neutral pace, and a whistle signals the rolling start of each hill. The top male and female riders on each hill score points, with the first place male/female rider scoring 10 points and the tenth place receiving 1 point.  The final standings are established by cumulative points throughout the event. In order to qualify as a finisher, riders must complete each hill in the event without losing forward progress or dismounting from the bicycle. If a rider fails to maintain forward progress, he or she must descend to the bottom of the hill and ride to the top under their own power.

Expect to ride 30 miles-ish and 3.5-4hrs.

This event supports AMBUCS Birmingham, a non profit organization that provides therapeutic bicycles and trykes to those with disabilities.

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Samford Multi and Samford Invitational Indoor Track and Field Meets

01-18-2020

Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Birmingham Crossplex, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 8:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 8:00 am

Samford Multi: January 16th & 17th

Samford Invitational: January 17th & 18th

Samford Multi: January 16th & 17th

Samford Invitational: January 17th & 18th

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The March Quilts

02-28-2020

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm + 40 more dates and times

Mon, Jan 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jan 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jan 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jan 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Jan 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jan 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jan 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 02 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Feb 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Feb 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Feb 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Feb 24 @ 9:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2020
Plaza Gallery / Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2020
Bib & Tucker Sew-Op is a non-profit located in Birmingham, AL. Their mission is to cultivate skills and an environment for those who sew or want to sew (ages 9-99) where...

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Friends Gallery / Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2020
Plaza Gallery / Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2020
Bib & Tucker Sew-Op is a non-profit located in Birmingham, AL. Their mission is to cultivate skills and an environment for those who sew or want to sew (ages 9-99) where everyone can be both a student and a teacher. They achieve their mission through projects conducted in the community, workshops and weekly sewing sessions conducted in their shop. They aim to be a hub for sewing-related activities that promote empowerment, education and economic opportunity.

The March Quilts began in 2015 when Bib & Tucker Sew-Op partnered with UAB’s Department of Art & Art History and the Birmingham Museum of Art to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches through open sewing sessions that yielded 461 quilt blocks. Sew-Op members stitched the blocks together and made three quilts, which hung at the Selma Public Library and the Alabama Department of Archives in Montgomery during the anniversary. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, collaborators agreed that it should become an annual project. For five years, Bib & Tucker members have chosen a civil or human rights theme and facilitated open sewing sessions and discussion. During these sessions, community members created quilt blocks that express personal feelings about the theme. Since the beginning, Bib & Tucker members have sewn 10 quilts from over 1,050 submitted blocks. Themes have included celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Loving vs. Virginia Supreme Court Ruling, raising awareness of gender pay equity, environmental justice and most recently, unsung heroines of Alabama.

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Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World

05-10-2020

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm + 112 more dates and times

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

Experience the science of sound and the cultural impact of the guitar by exploring more than 70 instruments and 100 historical artifacts-ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. This special exhibition from The...

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Experience the science of sound and the cultural impact of the guitar by exploring more than 70 instruments and 100 historical artifacts-ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. This special exhibition from The National GUITAR Museum features hands-on interactives for all ages, video performances, x-ray images of guitars’ inner workings and plenty of opportunities to strum and jam.

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America's Musical Journey

05-14-2020

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm + 116 more dates and times

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

In America’s musical cities, musical stories come together to create a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in the world.

In America’s musical cities, musical stories come together to create a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in the world.

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44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

03-14-2020

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 20 @ 10:00 am + 48 more dates and times

Tue, Jan 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The 44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition features more than 35 works created by University of Alabama at Birmingham students and selected by guest juror Allyson Comstock.

 

Image: Blind Patriotism by Salma Hernandez

The 44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition features more than 35 works created by University of Alabama at Birmingham students and selected by guest juror Allyson Comstock.

 

Image: Blind Patriotism by Salma Hernandez

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Allysoon Comstock: Antarctica: A Disappearing Continent

03-21-2020

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 20 @ 10:00 am + 54 more dates and times

Tue, Jan 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

In 2013, Alabama-based artist Allyson Comstock spent six weeks living and making art in Antarctica as part of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers program, working and living alongside scientists engaged in climate change...

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In 2013, Alabama-based artist Allyson Comstock spent six weeks living and making art in Antarctica as part of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers program, working and living alongside scientists engaged in climate change research. Comstock’s series of drawings, Antarctica: Micro, Macro, and In-between, questions how our society views and understands the larger natural world. Each triptych in the series contains three perspectives of the landscape of Antarctica: the macro, the micro, and the artist’s view — the in-between. To foster a deeper understanding and conversation about Antarctica, Comstock created postcards from images taken during her time in Antarctica which she mailed to people across the world. This group of people, comprised of a myriad of professions, created artwork in response to her postcards resulting in the series Responding to Antarctica. AEIVA’s iteration of the series will also feature response pieces created by UAB students, painting a picture of the impact of Antarctica, the disappearing continent.

Image from Micro, Macro and In-between #6 by Allyson Comstock, 2015

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Focus IV: Eclipse of the Hudson River School / Selections from the Koleszar Collection

03-21-2020

Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)... at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AE..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 20 @ 10:00 am + 54 more dates and times

Tue, Jan 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The Hudson River School is known as the first American artistic fraternity which began in the mid19th century under artist Thomas Cole, a British immigrant who brought with him the emotive and imaginative European influence of Romanticism. After...

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The Hudson River School is known as the first American artistic fraternity which began in the mid19th century under artist Thomas Cole, a British immigrant who brought with him the emotive and imaginative European influence of Romanticism. After Cole’s death, the movement known as the Hudson River School rose to prominence highlighting the natural beauty of America. This artistic movement, focusing on sweeping landscapes, played a part in the westward expansion of America, propelled by the increasing popularity of Manifest Destiny. But in the mercurial landscape of a growing nation, the Hudson River School’s popularity fell as quickly as it rose. Focus IV explores the rise and fall, as well as the consequences, of this impactful, yet short-lived artistic movement. Focus is a series of exhibitions that spotlights local and regional private art collections in the Southeastern United States. Focus IV: Eclipse of the Hudson River School / Selections from the Koleszar Collection highlights work from the Birmingham-based collection of Bill and Elizabeth Koleszar.

Image: Henri Joseph Harpignies, Les Lavueses, 19th Century. Oil on canvas. 

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Coffee Concert: Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet

01-17-2020

Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 11:00 am

Indulge in the age-old romance of Romeo and Juliet as told by Tchaikovsky and hear Maestro Izcaray’s world premiere cello concerto.

Artists
Carlos Izcaray, Conductor
Santiago Cañón-Valencia, Cello

Program to Include
Pyotr Ilyich...

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Indulge in the age-old romance of Romeo and Juliet as told by Tchaikovsky and hear Maestro Izcaray’s world premiere cello concerto.

Artists
Carlos Izcaray, Conductor
Santiago Cañón-Valencia, Cello

Program to Include
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture
Carlos Izcaray: Stringmaster Cello concerto (Sound Investment World Premiere)

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Pioneer Classic

01-19-2020

Presented by Lakeshore Foundation at Lakeshore Foundation, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jan 18 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jan 19 @ 9:00 am

Watch some of the best wheelchair basketball in the country right here in Birmingham!  You'll see the fastest, sharp-shooting basketball players from across the nation battle it out for 3 days of fierce competition. This is a great event for the...

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Watch some of the best wheelchair basketball in the country right here in Birmingham!  You'll see the fastest, sharp-shooting basketball players from across the nation battle it out for 3 days of fierce competition. This is a great event for the sports enthusiast of any age or anyone who has never attended a wheelchair basketball game. The event will feature adult and youth teams including Lakeshore's own teams, the Storm, Lakers and Sharks.

Stop by for all the exciting action on Lakeshore's three basketball courts. The games are free and open to the public. Invite your friends, bring your family, and cheer on the teams! See you there!

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Open Gaming

01-24-2020

Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm

Enjoy awesome board games and the latest consoles with fellow teens. Snacks served. For Teens Grade 6-12

Enjoy awesome board games and the latest consoles with fellow teens. Snacks served. For Teens Grade 6-12

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Masterworks Series: Symphonie Fantastique

01-18-2020

Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm

Symphonie fantastique, the first piece Maestro Izcaray conducted with the ASO, tells one of the greatest stories in music: one of loss, drama, and passion. Enjoy the debut of Izcaray’s second Sound Investment World Premiere, a cello concerto...

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Symphonie fantastique, the first piece Maestro Izcaray conducted with the ASO, tells one of the greatest stories in music: one of loss, drama, and passion. Enjoy the debut of Izcaray’s second Sound Investment World Premiere, a cello concerto featuring his close friend Santiago Cañón Valencia.

Gain insight into the music by joining us for Concert Comments each night at 6:15pm in the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall.

Artists
Carlos Izcaray, Conductor
Santiago Cañón-Valencia, Cello

Program to Include
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:Romeo and Juliet Overture
Carlos Izcaray: Stringmaster Cello Concerto (Sound Investment World Premiere)
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

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University of Alabama Hockey vs UCO

01-18-2020

Presented by Alabama Hockey Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm

The team hosts The University of Central Oklahoma.
The Alabama Hockey Club was founded in 2005 by the University of Alabama students. The team is now in its twelfth season and plays all of its home games in Pelham, AL at the Pelham Civic Complex....

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The team hosts The University of Central Oklahoma.
The Alabama Hockey Club was founded in 2005 by the University of Alabama students. The team is now in its twelfth season and plays all of its home games in Pelham, AL at the Pelham Civic Complex. The organization is managed by the University of Alabama students. The program elevated its status to ACHA Division I in 2015 and now competes at the highest level of ACHA college hockey. Alabama is one of two SEC schools to have a program competing at this level.

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Bayberry String Quartet

01-17-2020

Presented by UAB Department of Music at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Bayberry String Quartet combines performing and education to encourage people from all walks of life to enjoy and play music together. The name of the group comes from a neighborhood in New York, where first violinist Nurit Pacht lives, that...

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The Bayberry String Quartet combines performing and education to encourage people from all walks of life to enjoy and play music together. The name of the group comes from a neighborhood in New York, where first violinist Nurit Pacht lives, that exemplifies the spirit of teamwork and cooperation. BSQ embodies this spirit, believing that playing together, rather than alone, is the greatest source of inspiration. The members began performing as an ensemble in Michigan at violist Gabe Bolkosky’s festival PhoenixPhest!, where musicians of all ages and levels come together to make music, and have continued with performances in Alabama and New York. Through their individual and collaborative work, the four musicians have impacted the lives of thousands of musicians.

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Steel Magic Theatre Presents: Thurgood

01-19-2020

Presented by Steel Magic Theatre at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jan 19 @ 2:30 pm

'Thurgood' is the remarkable and triumphant story of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who changed the American Legal Landscape by setting the stage for Civil Rights Pioneers such as Fred Shuttlesworth, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther...

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'Thurgood' is the remarkable and triumphant story of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who changed the American Legal Landscape by setting the stage for Civil Rights Pioneers such as Fred Shuttlesworth, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King. Marshall was the first African-American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. And he made his name before that as the lawyer who, for decades, was the architect of the drive for racial equality under law. Thurgood argued and won the Brown versus Board of Education case ending legal segregation in public schools.

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Picnic

02-02-2020

Presented by Birmingham Festival Theatre at Birmingham Festival Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 19 @ 2:30 pm + 6 more dates and times

Fri, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Written By William Inge; Director Sandra Taylor.

The play takes place on Labor day Weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. The one house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and Millie,...

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Written By William Inge; Director Sandra Taylor.

The play takes place on Labor day Weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. The one house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and Millie, and a boarder who is a spinster school teacher. The other house belongs to Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly and invalid mother. Into this female atmosphere comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group. Hal is a most interesting character, a child of parents who ignored him, self-conscious of his failings and his position behind the eight ball. Flo is sensitively wary of temptations for her daughters. Madge, bored with being only a beauty, sacrifices her chances for a wealthy marriage for the excitement Hal promises. Her sister, Millie, finds her balance for the first time through the stranger's brief attention. And the spinster is stirred to make an issue out of the dangling courtship that has brightened her life in a dreary, minor way.

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Ron White

01-17-2020

Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is a classic storyteller; relaying tales from his real life ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas, to sharing stories of his daily life, to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America.

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is a classic storyteller; relaying tales from his real life ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas, to sharing stories of his daily life, to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America.

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The Market at Pepper Place Winter Market

04-04-2020

Presented by Pepper Place Farmer's Market at Pepper Place, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:00 am Sat, Jan 25 @ 7:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 08 @ 7:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 7:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 7:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 7:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 7:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 7:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 7:00 am Sat, Mar 28 @ 7:00 am Sat, Apr 04 @ 7:00 am - less dates and times

The Winter Market season begins January 18 - April 4 inside a space located between the Collective and Billy Reid, near OvenBird Restaurant at Pepper Place. This 12-week market is open on Saturdays only from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm noon, rain or...

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The Winter Market season begins January 18 - April 4 inside a space located between the Collective and Billy Reid, near OvenBird Restaurant at Pepper Place. This 12-week market is open on Saturdays only from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm noon, rain or shine.

The indoor Winter Market features seasonal veggies grown in Alabama, cheeses, honey, eggs and meat. Fresh breads, coffee, and a small variety of locally-made home goods will be available, too. Early seasonal fruits will be available as we get closer to spring.

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MLK Day 5K Drum Run - Birmingham

01-18-2020

Presented by Leftover Energy LLC at 4th Avenue Historic District/Civil Rights District, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:00 am

Gathering the diverse groups in our beloved community to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood with fellowship and fitness.

Starting and finishing in the 4th Avenue Historic District of Birmingham's...

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Gathering the diverse groups in our beloved community to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood with fellowship and fitness.

Starting and finishing in the 4th Avenue Historic District of Birmingham's Civil Rights District, race participants come from diverse populations that include all demographics, races, cultures, genders and creed to celebrate the meaning of the holiday in a fun and fitness way. The race features drumlines from the metro area schools that will line up along the race course to keep the beat as the runners and walkers make their way. The race day activities includes a warm up, live music, professional timing, sponsor booths, post party and the race goodie bags with the popular MLK DAY 5K Drum Run shirt for all race entrants.

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Sorelle @ Pepper Place Farmer’s Market

01-18-2020

Presented by Pepper Place Farmer's Market at Pepper Place, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 18 @ 7:00 am

Come enjoy fresh delicious ready to eat breakfast items at Pepper Place Farmers Market!

Come enjoy fresh delicious ready to eat breakfast items at Pepper Place Farmers Market!

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Southeastern Outings Waterfowl Viewing Trip to the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge near Decatur, AL

01-18-2020

Presented by Southeastern Outings at Hayden/Corner Park and Ride is meeting place, Warrior
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 18 @ 8:45 am

Experience the thrilling sight of thousands of sandhill cranes, wild geese and ducks plus herons and other birds.  The Refuge has the largest concentration of wintering geese and ducks in the entire state of Alabama!  You don’t need to be a...

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Experience the thrilling sight of thousands of sandhill cranes, wild geese and ducks plus herons and other birds.  The Refuge has the largest concentration of wintering geese and ducks in the entire state of Alabama!  You don’t need to be a bird watcher to enjoy this outing!  Experienced birders leading the trip will share their knowledge with all.

This 35,000 acre refuge attracts thousands of wintering waterfowl each year.  WNWR is comprised of diverse habitat types including bottomland hardwoods, wetlands, pine uplands, shoreline or riparian woodlands, agricultural fields, and backwater embayments.  These habitats provide excellent feeding, resting, and roosting sites for wintering waterfowl, white pelicans, sandhill cranes and a few whooping cranes as well as nesting sites for migratory songbirds and many species of resident wildlife.

We are highly privileged to have as our guide Dwight Cooley, the retired Refuge Manager.  Dwight will take us on refuge roads behind locked gates as we drive to various bays and sloughs where you can easily see hundreds of ducks and geese in large numbers.  We’ll also see many other types of birds including, hopefully, bald eagles.  We’ll even see a huge flock of sandhill cranes which winter at the refuge each year.  The gated roads are closed to the public but will be open to our group.

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

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SvhqhVBWlcJX5qBL2

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

Please bring binoculars, a birding field guide and a spotting telescope with you if you have them.  The leader and Dan Frederick will each bring a spotting scope, and the refuge is willing to make available some extra pairs of binoculars to loan to participants on this trip.

This outing is rated easy, as there is very little walking involved, and we won’t be climbing any hills or walking through thick brush.  Please dress for the weather.  The wind at the refuge can be biting, blowing across open water on cold days.

Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age 10 and over who can remain quiet for extended periods of time (so as to not disturb the birds and bird watchers) are welcome.

Possible optional dinner after the birding trip depending on what time we finish bird watching.

Reservations Required: If you wish to participate in this outing, you are required to call Dan Frederick, 205/631-4680 or email your reservation to seoutings@bellsouth.net by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020.  When you contact Dan, please be sure you leave either your phone number or email address.  This outing is limited to 7 motor vehicles.  Dwight Cooley, the retired Refuge Manager and our outing leader, has reserved a 10 person refuge van to be one of those vehicles.  Therefore we are now allowing a total of 33 people in order to comply with Refuge regulations.  We hope the limitation will not prove to be a problem.  People who want to register to participate after the thirty-three person limit is reached will be placed on a waiting list.

If you make a reservation with Dan to come on this trip and then for any reason decide later to not come on this outing, please telephone Dan, 205/631-4680 right away.  If we have 33 people signed up on the day of the outing and, say, we have two people on the waiting list and then two people who signed up don’t show up for the hike, those two no-show people have in effect deprived the two on the waiting list from participating.  Please don’t be a no-show.  If you aren’t coming after making a reservation, please notify Dan.

At a later date leader will advise meeting time and place only to those who have signed up for this trip. 

We look forward to seeing many of you on January 18.

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

DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS

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

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

The organization currently has about 300 members.  We scheduled eighty-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 hike during the first four months of 2019.

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 most of our outings.

Thank you.

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Birmingham Bakers Dozen

01-18-2020

Presented by Southern Fried Rides at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 18 @ 9:00 am

Competitors ride between hills at a neutral pace, and a whistle signals the rolling start of each hill. The top male and female riders on each hill score points, with the first place male/female rider scoring 10 points and the tenth place...

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Competitors ride between hills at a neutral pace, and a whistle signals the rolling start of each hill. The top male and female riders on each hill score points, with the first place male/female rider scoring 10 points and the tenth place receiving 1 point.  The final standings are established by cumulative points throughout the event. In order to qualify as a finisher, riders must complete each hill in the event without losing forward progress or dismounting from the bicycle. If a rider fails to maintain forward progress, he or she must descend to the bottom of the hill and ride to the top under their own power.

Expect to ride 30 miles-ish and 3.5-4hrs.

This event supports AMBUCS Birmingham, a non profit organization that provides therapeutic bicycles and trykes to those with disabilities.

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