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Rock of Ages + Ringling Brothers Circus, and more!


The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living

Restaurant Week Spotlight- Primeaux Cheese and Vino
January 27 through February 2, 2016

The Ringling Brothers Circus is coming to town, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Taste whiskey from around the world at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, relive the 1980s with Rock of Ages at Virginia Samford Theatre, run a 5K complete with chocolate stations, and witness breathtaking performances during the Alabama Dance Festival. I urge you to grab a friend and go out and enjoy the Magic City!
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Eating local just tastes better. Now through Jan. 31, enjoy amazing deals at your favorite spots such as Primeaux Cheese and Vino as part of the first ever Winter Restaurant Week (see event listing for details). 

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Birmingham Winter Restaurant Week

Now-January 31
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Experience Birmingham’s rich culinary culture by taking advantage of special deals at landmark eateries. In addition to drink and brunch specials, lunch and dinner options range from $5-$30 per-person.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

January 27-31


Experience Legends, an all new
 show featuring awe-inspiring feats and spectacles of strength from around the globe. Stay on the lookout for a unicorn, pegasus, and wooly mammoth. 

World Premiere of Body Worlds RX
January 27-May 1
McWane Science Center

Don’t miss this unique chance to explore the intricate biology and physiology of human health and the dramatic effects of disease. This brand new exhibit is presented by UAB Medicine.  


Mandi Rae & The Status

January 28, 10 p.m.
Stillwater Pub


Birmingham’s Mandi Rae began singing as a child and playing guitar after high school. After that, she says, things just made sense. She has opened for the Avett Brothers and now enjoys playing with her band made up of eclectic songwriters. Check her out in our Magic City Mix.

Whiskeys of the World 

January 28, 6-8 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens


Take a trip around the world of whiskey. The tasting begins in Scotland then moves through Ireland, Canada, America, and Japan. You’ll taste each style and learn what makes them all distinct.

Rock of Ages

January 28-Feb. 21
Virginia Samford Theatre


Set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, this jukebox musical tells the story of Drew and Sherrie, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Audiences will be transported back in time with songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, and more.



ASO Winter Dreams Festival

January 29-30, 8 p.m.
Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center


An all-Russian 12-day festival kicks-off with Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, a work which laid the groundwork for a Russian symphonic tradition for many years to come. Prokofiev’s lyrical Second Violin Concerto is also featured with Chinese virtuoso Angelo Xiang Yu.

Tribute Night: David Bowie

January 29, 8 p.m.
Saturn Birmingham

Planet Earth is a lot bluer without David Bowie. Whichever Bowie you loved best – the glam starman, the wispy balladeer, the Berlin archduke – he made you feel braver and freer. Come celebrate the legendary singer and performer. Also, be sure to check out our Bowie-inspired fashion feature.

Alabama Ballet Pointe Ball

January 29, 6 p.m.
The Club

Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing benefitting education and scholarship programs. Experience an intimate performance by Alabama Ballet’s professional company members in the Ball Room followed by a gourmet dinner with amazing night views of Birmingham.

The Chocolate 5K
January 30, 8 a.m.

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

Take part in a different kind of 5K with chocolate stations set up along a three-mile course. All chocolate is compliments of NR Road Racing and proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Alabama.


Jessica Lang Dance

January 30, 8 p.m.
Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center

Founded in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance is a New York City-based dance company dedicated to creating and performing the work of Jessica Lang and immersing audiences in movement and music. This performance is in partnership with the Alabama Dance Festival (see full schedule here).


Birmingham Feline Fanciers CFA Cat Show

January 30-31
Zamora Shrine Temple

It’s time to walk the catwalk! The annual Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show benefits charities and humane societies. This year’s show will include up to 225 pedigree cats and 50 household pets.


Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

January 30, 8 a.m.
Oak Mountain State Park Beach

Come out and take a plunge for Special Olympics and participate in a costume contest. The more money you raise, the cooler the swag you receive! Special Olympics Alabama is devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.


Saturn Cocktail Class

January 31, 2 p.m.
Saturn Birmingham

Saturn bar manager Steva Casey hosts a “Syrups and Tonics and Shrubs, Oh My!
” cocktail class as part of a new 2016 series. Stop by the bar to purchase a ticket.


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