So many festivals. So little time.

It seems like there’s always something happening here. More big events. More new festivals. More of everything. To the point where you’ll wish you had more time.


Festivals and Events in Birmingham

Birmingham is quickly becoming the go-to festival destination in the Southeast. It’s about music. It’s about art. It’s about film. It’s about food. The festival scene around here is about a lot things, and it’s about time you experienced it for yourself.

Featured Festivals and Events In Birmingham
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Current & Upcoming Events


Deck The Ham

12-31-2019

Presented by Colonial Brookwood Village at Brookwood Village, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 16 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 12:00 am + 14 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 23 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 25 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 30 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 31 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Brookwood Village is an official destination for “Deck the Ham” – a contest where local Birmingham artists paint holiday-themed murals on windows throughout Birmingham. Shoppers are encouraged to post a picture with their favorite mural on...

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Brookwood Village is an official destination for “Deck the Ham” – a contest where local Birmingham artists paint holiday-themed murals on windows throughout Birmingham. Shoppers are encouraged to post a picture with their favorite mural on Instagram using #DeckTheHam to help the judges decide on the winner.

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Santa’s Wonderland

12-24-2019

Presented by Bass Pro Shops at Bass Pro Shops, Leeds
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Leeds and Birmingham families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and...

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Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Leeds and Birmingham families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games.

Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Santa’s Wonderland Christmas village offers remote control trucks, laser/ foam toy arcade, Lincoln Logs building area and much more. Kids can also enjoy free crafts, coloring stations and write a letter to Santa.

Guests can reserve their free visit and photo with Santa using the free Bass Pass system. Visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot located at the entrance of Santa’s Wonderland to pick up a time-stamped pass. Guests can register online for a digital Bass Pass to see Santa, allowing them time to explore Santa’s Wonderland or shop while they wait. Updates and reminders will be sent via text messages.

In addition, Bass Pro Shops stores are designated toy drop-off stations for Toys for Tots. Families that bring a new toy to donate Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 will receive a FREE premium photo package valued at $20.

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Holiday Art Crawl at The Village

12-24-2019

Presented by Colonial Brookwood Village at Brookwood Village, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Brookwood Village will partner with Birmingham Art Crawl in hosting Holiday Art Crawl at The Village, an event featuring dozens of local artist pop-ups throughout the holiday season. Visitors can browse local art while shopping for other...

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Brookwood Village will partner with Birmingham Art Crawl in hosting Holiday Art Crawl at The Village, an event featuring dozens of local artist pop-ups throughout the holiday season. Visitors can browse local art while shopping for other hand-crafted gift items at Brookwood Village.

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Brrrmingham's Winter Adventure presented by UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinic

01-05-2020

Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am + 18 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 30 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 31 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jan 01 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jan 02 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jan 03 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jan 04 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jan 05 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Adult Ice Skating: $12
Adult Ice Sliding: $10
Adult Combo: $18
Children 12 & Under Ice Skating: $10
Children 12 & Under Ice Sliding: $8
Children 12 & Under Combo: $14
Group of 20+ Ice Skating: $9
Group of 20+ Ice Sliding: $7
Group of 20+ Combo:...

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Adult Ice Skating: $12
Adult Ice Sliding: $10
Adult Combo: $18
Children 12 & Under Ice Skating: $10
Children 12 & Under Ice Sliding: $8
Children 12 & Under Combo: $14
Group of 20+ Ice Skating: $9
Group of 20+ Ice Sliding: $7
Group of 20+ Combo: $12

Brrrmingham's Winter Adventure in Railroad Park presented by UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics opens the Friday before Thanksgiving, November 22, 2019.

Open through January 5, 2020, this season brings the added attraction of a 100' long ice slide. Enjoy a magical, wintry atmosphere on the Regions Bank 17th Street Plaza by taking a spin on the ice and coasting down the ice slide with the Birmingham cityscape as the backdrop.

The 50’ x 80’ rink and 100' long ice slide will be open 7 days a week, only closing on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Boxcar Cafe will be fully stocked with Red Diamond coffee and tea, homemade hot chocolate and warm, delicious meals.

Tickets available online or at the rink.

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Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

01-12-2020

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am + 21 more dates and times

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

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

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

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Visits and Photos with Singing Santa

12-24-2019

Presented by Colonial Brookwood Village at Brookwood Village, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Singing Santa, a classic Birmingham tradition, will be available for photos and visits daily through Christmas Eve. Visiting hours are posted online and at Santa’s location near the food court.

Singing Santa, a classic Birmingham tradition, will be available for photos and visits daily through Christmas Eve. Visiting hours are posted online and at Santa’s location near the food court.

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HOLIDAY ART and GIFT SHOW

12-22-2019

Presented by Mountain Brook Art Association at The Summit, Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

12th Annual Holiday Art & Gift Show
Mountain Brook Art Association

 We are excited that we will have our annual holiday show at the Summit again!  About one half of the store that was Charming Charlies will ours for the annual Holiday Art &...

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12th Annual Holiday Art & Gift Show
Mountain Brook Art Association

 We are excited that we will have our annual holiday show at the Summit again!  About one half of the store that was Charming Charlies will ours for the annual Holiday Art & Gift Show. Located between Soft Surroundings and the very popular Chuy's. The store itself will be named The North Pole for the season since we will have several vendors sharing the space with Santa. We will have even more gifts that are hand-painted by our talented members who represent the entire metropolitan area. Fill your gift list with ornaments, coasters, paintings small and large in all kinds of styles and price points. Painting demos daily in the store window. BUY LOCAL!

Dec 1 - 22 daily. 11-6 Sun-Thurs, 11-8 Fri & Sat, 12- 6 Sunday Our popular evening reception will be back Dec 3, 6-8. A portion of all sales will go to this year's charity, Studio by the Tracks , a gallery and working studio in Irondale for artists with autism spectrum disorders.

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Holiday Gift Wrap Booth

12-24-2019

Presented by Colonial Brookwood Village at Brookwood Village, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

This holiday season, Birmingham shoppers can have their gifts wrapped while helping homeless families in need by visiting the Holiday Gift Wrap Booth in Brookwood Village. All proceeds go to Family Promise of Birmingham, whose mission is to...

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This holiday season, Birmingham shoppers can have their gifts wrapped while helping homeless families in need by visiting the Holiday Gift Wrap Booth in Brookwood Village. All proceeds go to Family Promise of Birmingham, whose mission is to provide lodging, meals and support services to homeless families in the greater Birmingham area. The Holiday Gift Wrap Booth is sponsored by Brookwood Village, Regions Bank, CenterState Bank, WVTM 13 and Medical Properties Trust. The booth will be open Monday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m.

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

12-31-2019

Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am + 10 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

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

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

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

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Chuck Hemard

12-31-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 9:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 9:00 am + 13 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 9:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Dec 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Nov 2 - Dec 31, 2019

Chuck Hemard is a lifelong resident of the American south. His recent photographs, made mostly with large format film cameras, explore the complexities of contemporary landscape.In 2018, Hemard published a...

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Friends Gallery / Nov 2 - Dec 31, 2019

Chuck Hemard is a lifelong resident of the American south. His recent photographs, made mostly with large format film cameras, explore the complexities of contemporary landscape.In 2018, Hemard published a monograph with Daylight Books that explores remnants of old-growth longleaf pinelands across the Deep South. The work has been featured on Smithsonian Magazine (online), Hyperallergic, and Garden and Gun Magazine (online).  In 2014, he was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and has work included in public collections across the southeast United States, including the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus GA and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.Hemard is an Associate Professor at Auburn University in the Department of Art and Art History.

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

12-15-2019

Presented by The American Theatre Guild at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Con..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm

“What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!”-The New York Times.
Winner of the 2018 TONY AWARD® FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in...

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“What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!”-The New York Times.
Winner of the 2018 TONY AWARD® FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
The groundbreaking vision of two-time Tony Award® nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live) conjures up “a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!” (The Huffington Post). With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony® Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.
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“RAVISHING! WHAT A BIG, BOLD DELIGHT IT IS TO ENTER THE WORLD OF ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.” -Jesse Green, The New York Times
“A BEWITCHING MUSICAL THAT CELEBRATES LOVE, RESILIENCE AND THE SPIRIT OF HOPE.” -Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News
“IMAGINATIVE AND DYNAMIC! YOU’LL FEEL ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH. -Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
“EXHILARATING THEATER! IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST. LONG MAY IT LIVE!” -Roma Torre, NY1
"AN EXCITING, EMOTIONAL AND EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY.” -Matt Windman, amNY
“JUST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW—INSPIRED AND UPLIFTING! Lynn Ahren’s and Stephen Flaherty’s lush and lovely musical fable about the enduring force of true love.” -Marilyn Stasio, Variety
“AN UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL BURST OF CARIBBEAN SUNSHINE! THRILLING, EXUBERANT AND SOULFUL! -Mark Shenton, The Stage
"UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’LL SEE ON BROADWAY! A welcome getaway full of life and joy! A place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see.” -Danny Groner, The Huffington Post
“GLORIOUS AND TIMELY! A JOYFUL NOISE THUNDERS THROUGH THE THEATER!” -Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
“LOVELY, TIMELY, TOUCHING ONE HEART AT A TIME. ONCE ON THIS ISLAND gives the warmest welcome to all, helping us believe in the healing power of love.” -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"BEAUTIFULLY SUNG AND STAGED, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND UTTERLY ENVELOPS AND ENCHANTS YOU." -Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast  “A CAPTIVATING AND ENCHANTING MUSICAL FAIRY TALE!” -The Hollywood Reporter

Due to the nature of live entertainment dates, times, performers, and prices are subject to change. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. No exchanges or refunds. Tickets are subject to additional fees.

 

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Independent Presbyterian Church 70th Annual Holiday House Tour

12-15-2019

Presented by Independent Presbyterian Church at Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm

Several area homes and Independent Presbyterian Church will be decorated beautifully for the holidays.  This beloved community event is in it's 70th year!! Be inspired and enjoy tea and homemade cookies at the church while spreading Christmas...

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Several area homes and Independent Presbyterian Church will be decorated beautifully for the holidays.  This beloved community event is in it's 70th year!! Be inspired and enjoy tea and homemade cookies at the church while spreading Christmas cheer by raising money for three ministries supporting families in the Birmingham area.  Money through ticket sales will benefit the Children's Fresh Air Farm, STAIR of Birmingham and First Light Women's Shelter.

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Holiday Spectacular 2019

12-22-2019

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham’s best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham’s best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

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Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series

12-22-2019

Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm + 13 more dates and times

Mon, Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Friday, Dec. 6: White Christmas, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7: The Polar Express ($12), 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: The Polar Express ($12), 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8: Miracle on 34th Street (1947), 2...

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Friday, Dec. 6: White Christmas, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7: The Polar Express ($12), 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: The Polar Express ($12), 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8: Miracle on 34th Street (1947), 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8: Elf, 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 9: It’s A Wonderful LIfe, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10: Home Alone, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12: Elf, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13: A Christmas Story, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14: Cartoon Matinee Triple Feature*, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14: It’s A Wonderful Life, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 15: White Christmas Sing-Along, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15: Home Alone, 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 16: It’s A Wonderful Life, 2 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 16: Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 17: White Christmas, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17: Elf, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 18: A Christmas Story, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18: Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19: Cartoon Matinee Triple Feature*, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 20: Home Alone, 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20: Die Hard, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 21: Miracle on 34th Street (1994), 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21: Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 22: Elf, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22: White Christmas, 7 p.m.

*Cartoon Matinee Triple Feature includes “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

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Samford University Women's Basketball vs Western Kentucky

12-15-2019

Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm

The Bulldogs host Western Kentucky University.

The Bulldogs host Western Kentucky University.

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Inspecting Carol

12-15-2019

Presented by Homewood Theatre at Homewood Theatre, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm

Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy! It’s a behind-the-scenes look when all goes wrong in a slapdash production of A Christmas Carol.

Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy! It’s a behind-the-scenes look when all goes wrong in a slapdash production of A Christmas Carol.

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A Year With Frog & Toad

12-21-2019

Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm

MUSIC BY ROBERT REALE
BOOK & LYRICS BY WILLIE REALE
BASED ON THE BOOKS BY ARNOLD LOBEL

DIRECTED BY DAVID STRICKLAND

Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along...

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MUSIC BY ROBERT REALE
BOOK & LYRICS BY WILLIE REALE
BASED ON THE BOOKS BY ARNOLD LOBEL

DIRECTED BY DAVID STRICKLAND

Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Arnold Lobel's treasured characters hop from page to stage as these two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe... all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout every season.

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It's a Wonderful Life: Live

12-29-2019

Presented by Ravenswood Productions at Terrific New Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:30 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 2:30 pm Thu, Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 29 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Join us this December, and be a member of the studio audience as we take you back in time to the 1946 radio broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life, with a stellar cast of six, an original musical underscore and live foley sound effects that bring...

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Join us this December, and be a member of the studio audience as we take you back in time to the 1946 radio broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life, with a stellar cast of six, an original musical underscore and live foley sound effects that bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life.

The seventeen year Chicago Holiday tradition comes to the Magic City with an all Birmingham cast. This is a limited engagement run, December 12-29, 2019, with special Christmas Eve matinee at 2:30pm. Visit WonderfulLifeLive.com

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Alabama Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

12-22-2019

Presented by Alabama Ballet at Samford University Wright Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece. Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and...

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Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece. Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets.

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FREEFORM and Afterparty

12-15-2019

Presented by The Dance Foundation at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm

FREEFORM
Saturday, December 14 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 14 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 pm

Afterparty
Saturday, December 14, 7:30-9:00
The Dance Foundation presents FREEFORM - Dances performed by Dance Foundation students,...

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FREEFORM
Saturday, December 14 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 14 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 pm

Afterparty
Saturday, December 14, 7:30-9:00
The Dance Foundation presents FREEFORM - Dances performed by Dance Foundation students, faculty, and guest artists Germaul Barnes and Sanspointe Dance Company.
Following the 6:30 pm December 14 FREEFORM performance, join us for an Afterparty from 7:30 - 9:00 pm for food, drinks, music, and a silent auction benefiting the Dance Foundation.
Tickets to any FREEFORM performance include admission to the December 14 Afterparty.
If you can’t attend a FREEFORM performance, tickets are available for the Afterparty fundraiser alone. 

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Little Seeds: Winter Garden Magic

12-15-2019

Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm

Give your child an opportunity to celebrate the coming of winter by joining the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for Winter Garden Magic, part of the Friends’ Little Seeds series for children ages 4+ (3-year-olds may attend with an adult...

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Give your child an opportunity to celebrate the coming of winter by joining the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for Winter Garden Magic, part of the Friends’ Little Seeds series for children ages 4+ (3-year-olds may attend with an adult present). Participants will craft a collection of holiday nature treasures using winter garden favorites such as evergreens, pine cones, and cinnamon while making snow and learning how Birmingham Botanical Gardens prepares for winter. Cost is $16 for members of the Friends and $20 for non-members. To learn more and register, visit https://bbgardens.org/winter-garden-magic.php

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Deck The Ham

12-31-2019

Presented by Colonial Brookwood Village at Brookwood Village, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 16 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 12:00 am + 14 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 23 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 25 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 30 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 31 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Brookwood Village is an official destination for “Deck the Ham” – a contest where local Birmingham artists paint holiday-themed murals on windows throughout Birmingham. Shoppers are encouraged to post a picture with their favorite mural on...

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Brookwood Village is an official destination for “Deck the Ham” – a contest where local Birmingham artists paint holiday-themed murals on windows throughout Birmingham. Shoppers are encouraged to post a picture with their favorite mural on Instagram using #DeckTheHam to help the judges decide on the winner.

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Santa’s Wonderland

12-24-2019

Presented by Bass Pro Shops at Bass Pro Shops, Leeds
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Leeds and Birmingham families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and...

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Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Leeds and Birmingham families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games.

Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Santa’s Wonderland Christmas village offers remote control trucks, laser/ foam toy arcade, Lincoln Logs building area and much more. Kids can also enjoy free crafts, coloring stations and write a letter to Santa.

Guests can reserve their free visit and photo with Santa using the free Bass Pass system. Visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot located at the entrance of Santa’s Wonderland to pick up a time-stamped pass. Guests can register online for a digital Bass Pass to see Santa, allowing them time to explore Santa’s Wonderland or shop while they wait. Updates and reminders will be sent via text messages.

In addition, Bass Pro Shops stores are designated toy drop-off stations for Toys for Tots. Families that bring a new toy to donate Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 will receive a FREE premium photo package valued at $20.

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Holiday Art Crawl at The Village

12-24-2019

Presented by Colonial Brookwood Village at Brookwood Village, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Brookwood Village will partner with Birmingham Art Crawl in hosting Holiday Art Crawl at The Village, an event featuring dozens of local artist pop-ups throughout the holiday season. Visitors can browse local art while shopping for other...

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Brookwood Village will partner with Birmingham Art Crawl in hosting Holiday Art Crawl at The Village, an event featuring dozens of local artist pop-ups throughout the holiday season. Visitors can browse local art while shopping for other hand-crafted gift items at Brookwood Village.

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Brrrmingham's Winter Adventure presented by UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinic

01-05-2020

Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am + 18 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 30 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 31 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jan 01 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jan 02 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jan 03 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jan 04 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jan 05 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Adult Ice Skating: $12
Adult Ice Sliding: $10
Adult Combo: $18
Children 12 & Under Ice Skating: $10
Children 12 & Under Ice Sliding: $8
Children 12 & Under Combo: $14
Group of 20+ Ice Skating: $9
Group of 20+ Ice Sliding: $7
Group of 20+ Combo:...

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Adult Ice Skating: $12
Adult Ice Sliding: $10
Adult Combo: $18
Children 12 & Under Ice Skating: $10
Children 12 & Under Ice Sliding: $8
Children 12 & Under Combo: $14
Group of 20+ Ice Skating: $9
Group of 20+ Ice Sliding: $7
Group of 20+ Combo: $12

Brrrmingham's Winter Adventure in Railroad Park presented by UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics opens the Friday before Thanksgiving, November 22, 2019.

Open through January 5, 2020, this season brings the added attraction of a 100' long ice slide. Enjoy a magical, wintry atmosphere on the Regions Bank 17th Street Plaza by taking a spin on the ice and coasting down the ice slide with the Birmingham cityscape as the backdrop.

The 50’ x 80’ rink and 100' long ice slide will be open 7 days a week, only closing on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Boxcar Cafe will be fully stocked with Red Diamond coffee and tea, homemade hot chocolate and warm, delicious meals.

Tickets available online or at the rink.

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Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

01-12-2020

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am + 21 more dates and times

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

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

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

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Visits and Photos with Singing Santa

12-24-2019

Presented by Colonial Brookwood Village at Brookwood Village, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Singing Santa, a classic Birmingham tradition, will be available for photos and visits daily through Christmas Eve. Visiting hours are posted online and at Santa’s location near the food court.

Singing Santa, a classic Birmingham tradition, will be available for photos and visits daily through Christmas Eve. Visiting hours are posted online and at Santa’s location near the food court.

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HOLIDAY ART and GIFT SHOW

12-22-2019

Presented by Mountain Brook Art Association at The Summit, Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

12th Annual Holiday Art & Gift Show
Mountain Brook Art Association

 We are excited that we will have our annual holiday show at the Summit again!  About one half of the store that was Charming Charlies will ours for the annual Holiday Art &...

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12th Annual Holiday Art & Gift Show
Mountain Brook Art Association

 We are excited that we will have our annual holiday show at the Summit again!  About one half of the store that was Charming Charlies will ours for the annual Holiday Art & Gift Show. Located between Soft Surroundings and the very popular Chuy's. The store itself will be named The North Pole for the season since we will have several vendors sharing the space with Santa. We will have even more gifts that are hand-painted by our talented members who represent the entire metropolitan area. Fill your gift list with ornaments, coasters, paintings small and large in all kinds of styles and price points. Painting demos daily in the store window. BUY LOCAL!

Dec 1 - 22 daily. 11-6 Sun-Thurs, 11-8 Fri & Sat, 12- 6 Sunday Our popular evening reception will be back Dec 3, 6-8. A portion of all sales will go to this year's charity, Studio by the Tracks , a gallery and working studio in Irondale for artists with autism spectrum disorders.

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Holiday Gift Wrap Booth

12-24-2019

Presented by Colonial Brookwood Village at Brookwood Village, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

This holiday season, Birmingham shoppers can have their gifts wrapped while helping homeless families in need by visiting the Holiday Gift Wrap Booth in Brookwood Village. All proceeds go to Family Promise of Birmingham, whose mission is to...

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This holiday season, Birmingham shoppers can have their gifts wrapped while helping homeless families in need by visiting the Holiday Gift Wrap Booth in Brookwood Village. All proceeds go to Family Promise of Birmingham, whose mission is to provide lodging, meals and support services to homeless families in the greater Birmingham area. The Holiday Gift Wrap Booth is sponsored by Brookwood Village, Regions Bank, CenterState Bank, WVTM 13 and Medical Properties Trust. The booth will be open Monday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m.

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

12-31-2019

Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am + 10 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

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

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

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

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Chuck Hemard

12-31-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 9:00 am Tue, Dec 17 @ 9:00 am + 13 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Dec 24 @ 9:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Dec 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Nov 2 - Dec 31, 2019

Chuck Hemard is a lifelong resident of the American south. His recent photographs, made mostly with large format film cameras, explore the complexities of contemporary landscape.In 2018, Hemard published a...

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Friends Gallery / Nov 2 - Dec 31, 2019

Chuck Hemard is a lifelong resident of the American south. His recent photographs, made mostly with large format film cameras, explore the complexities of contemporary landscape.In 2018, Hemard published a monograph with Daylight Books that explores remnants of old-growth longleaf pinelands across the Deep South. The work has been featured on Smithsonian Magazine (online), Hyperallergic, and Garden and Gun Magazine (online).  In 2014, he was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and has work included in public collections across the southeast United States, including the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus GA and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.Hemard is an Associate Professor at Auburn University in the Department of Art and Art History.

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

12-15-2019

Presented by The American Theatre Guild at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Con..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm

“What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!”-The New York Times.
Winner of the 2018 TONY AWARD® FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in...

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“What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!”-The New York Times.
Winner of the 2018 TONY AWARD® FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
The groundbreaking vision of two-time Tony Award® nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live) conjures up “a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!” (The Huffington Post). With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony® Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.
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“RAVISHING! WHAT A BIG, BOLD DELIGHT IT IS TO ENTER THE WORLD OF ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.” -Jesse Green, The New York Times
“A BEWITCHING MUSICAL THAT CELEBRATES LOVE, RESILIENCE AND THE SPIRIT OF HOPE.” -Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News
“IMAGINATIVE AND DYNAMIC! YOU’LL FEEL ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH. -Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
“EXHILARATING THEATER! IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST. LONG MAY IT LIVE!” -Roma Torre, NY1
"AN EXCITING, EMOTIONAL AND EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY.” -Matt Windman, amNY
“JUST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW—INSPIRED AND UPLIFTING! Lynn Ahren’s and Stephen Flaherty’s lush and lovely musical fable about the enduring force of true love.” -Marilyn Stasio, Variety
“AN UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL BURST OF CARIBBEAN SUNSHINE! THRILLING, EXUBERANT AND SOULFUL! -Mark Shenton, The Stage
"UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’LL SEE ON BROADWAY! A welcome getaway full of life and joy! A place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see.” -Danny Groner, The Huffington Post
“GLORIOUS AND TIMELY! A JOYFUL NOISE THUNDERS THROUGH THE THEATER!” -Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
“LOVELY, TIMELY, TOUCHING ONE HEART AT A TIME. ONCE ON THIS ISLAND gives the warmest welcome to all, helping us believe in the healing power of love.” -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"BEAUTIFULLY SUNG AND STAGED, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND UTTERLY ENVELOPS AND ENCHANTS YOU." -Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast  “A CAPTIVATING AND ENCHANTING MUSICAL FAIRY TALE!” -The Hollywood Reporter

Due to the nature of live entertainment dates, times, performers, and prices are subject to change. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. No exchanges or refunds. Tickets are subject to additional fees.

 

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Independent Presbyterian Church 70th Annual Holiday House Tour

12-15-2019

Presented by Independent Presbyterian Church at Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm

Several area homes and Independent Presbyterian Church will be decorated beautifully for the holidays.  This beloved community event is in it's 70th year!! Be inspired and enjoy tea and homemade cookies at the church while spreading Christmas...

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Several area homes and Independent Presbyterian Church will be decorated beautifully for the holidays.  This beloved community event is in it's 70th year!! Be inspired and enjoy tea and homemade cookies at the church while spreading Christmas cheer by raising money for three ministries supporting families in the Birmingham area.  Money through ticket sales will benefit the Children's Fresh Air Farm, STAIR of Birmingham and First Light Women's Shelter.

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Holiday Spectacular 2019

12-22-2019

Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham’s best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham’s best local artists to warm your heart and set the stage for a magical holiday season!

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Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series

12-22-2019

Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm + 13 more dates and times

Mon, Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Friday, Dec. 6: White Christmas, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7: The Polar Express ($12), 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: The Polar Express ($12), 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8: Miracle on 34th Street (1947), 2...

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Friday, Dec. 6: White Christmas, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7: The Polar Express ($12), 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: The Polar Express ($12), 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7: Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8: Miracle on 34th Street (1947), 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8: Elf, 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 9: It’s A Wonderful LIfe, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10: Home Alone, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12: Elf, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13: A Christmas Story, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14: Cartoon Matinee Triple Feature*, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14: It’s A Wonderful Life, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 15: White Christmas Sing-Along, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15: Home Alone, 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 16: It’s A Wonderful Life, 2 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 16: Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 17: White Christmas, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17: Elf, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 18: A Christmas Story, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18: Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19: Cartoon Matinee Triple Feature*, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 20: Home Alone, 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20: Die Hard, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 21: Miracle on 34th Street (1994), 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21: Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 22: Elf, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22: White Christmas, 7 p.m.

*Cartoon Matinee Triple Feature includes “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

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Samford University Women's Basketball vs Western Kentucky

12-15-2019

Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm

The Bulldogs host Western Kentucky University.

The Bulldogs host Western Kentucky University.

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Inspecting Carol

12-15-2019

Presented by Homewood Theatre at Homewood Theatre, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm

Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy! It’s a behind-the-scenes look when all goes wrong in a slapdash production of A Christmas Carol.

Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy! It’s a behind-the-scenes look when all goes wrong in a slapdash production of A Christmas Carol.

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A Year With Frog & Toad

12-21-2019

Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm

MUSIC BY ROBERT REALE
BOOK & LYRICS BY WILLIE REALE
BASED ON THE BOOKS BY ARNOLD LOBEL

DIRECTED BY DAVID STRICKLAND

Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along...

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MUSIC BY ROBERT REALE
BOOK & LYRICS BY WILLIE REALE
BASED ON THE BOOKS BY ARNOLD LOBEL

DIRECTED BY DAVID STRICKLAND

Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Arnold Lobel's treasured characters hop from page to stage as these two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe... all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout every season.

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It's a Wonderful Life: Live

12-29-2019

Presented by Ravenswood Productions at Terrific New Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm Thu, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:30 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 2:30 pm Thu, Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 29 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Join us this December, and be a member of the studio audience as we take you back in time to the 1946 radio broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life, with a stellar cast of six, an original musical underscore and live foley sound effects that bring...

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Join us this December, and be a member of the studio audience as we take you back in time to the 1946 radio broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life, with a stellar cast of six, an original musical underscore and live foley sound effects that bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life.

The seventeen year Chicago Holiday tradition comes to the Magic City with an all Birmingham cast. This is a limited engagement run, December 12-29, 2019, with special Christmas Eve matinee at 2:30pm. Visit WonderfulLifeLive.com

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Alabama Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

12-22-2019

Presented by Alabama Ballet at Samford University Wright Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm Fri, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 22 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece. Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and...

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Alabama Ballet is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as one of only eight companies in the world licensed by The Balanchine Trust to perform this holiday masterpiece. Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets.

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FREEFORM and Afterparty

12-15-2019

Presented by The Dance Foundation at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm

FREEFORM
Saturday, December 14 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 14 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 pm

Afterparty
Saturday, December 14, 7:30-9:00
The Dance Foundation presents FREEFORM - Dances performed by Dance Foundation students,...

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FREEFORM
Saturday, December 14 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 14 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 pm

Afterparty
Saturday, December 14, 7:30-9:00
The Dance Foundation presents FREEFORM - Dances performed by Dance Foundation students, faculty, and guest artists Germaul Barnes and Sanspointe Dance Company.
Following the 6:30 pm December 14 FREEFORM performance, join us for an Afterparty from 7:30 - 9:00 pm for food, drinks, music, and a silent auction benefiting the Dance Foundation.
Tickets to any FREEFORM performance include admission to the December 14 Afterparty.
If you can’t attend a FREEFORM performance, tickets are available for the Afterparty fundraiser alone. 

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Little Seeds: Winter Garden Magic

12-15-2019

Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm

Give your child an opportunity to celebrate the coming of winter by joining the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for Winter Garden Magic, part of the Friends’ Little Seeds series for children ages 4+ (3-year-olds may attend with an adult...

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Give your child an opportunity to celebrate the coming of winter by joining the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for Winter Garden Magic, part of the Friends’ Little Seeds series for children ages 4+ (3-year-olds may attend with an adult present). Participants will craft a collection of holiday nature treasures using winter garden favorites such as evergreens, pine cones, and cinnamon while making snow and learning how Birmingham Botanical Gardens prepares for winter. Cost is $16 for members of the Friends and $20 for non-members. To learn more and register, visit https://bbgardens.org/winter-garden-magic.php

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