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4/8/2015 – 4/14/2015 



There’s a surplus of events going on in Birmingham this week. Join us as we strengthen this city’s community by supporting our jazz musicians, contributing to local charities, and stimulating our local economy through local music, food, and art.

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Rockin’ in the Deep South
April 8
The Altamont School

Muscle Shoals music royalty are coming to Birmingham. Join Rick Hall, Jimmy Johnson, Spooner Oldham, and Dick Cooper from 6-8 p.m. as they collaborate for an evening of in-depth discussion of the sound from Alabama influenced Etta James, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Clarence Carter, Gregg Allman, and Percy Sledge–a sound that shaped the music world forever.


Rock this way for more information.



Gus Mayer’s Girls Night Out
April 9
Gus Mayer

Ladies! Ready for girls night? Pop into Gus Mayer on April 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a look at the latest spring fashions at the Trend Bar, an opportunity to learn new makeup tips at the Color Lab, and tax free shopping.


Check out their Facebook page for more details.



Birmingham Revealed
April 9
Vulcan Park and Museum

Join Vulcan Park and Museum as they remember Louise Wooster, a staple figure of Birmingham’s history, on April 9 at 5:30 p.m. The UAB School of Public Health will present the Lou Wooster Public Health Hero Award followed by a play highlighting the colorful life of Lou Wooster.

Purchase tickets to the event here.


Pepper Place Pop-Up Party
April 9
Pepper Place

Join Pepper Place this Thursday for its Pop-Up Shop Prelude Party for local creators from 5 – 8 p.m. for live music from Jason Blum, local food and drink from Stone Hollow Farmstead, Cantina and Back Forty Beer, and creations from 
Satchel, Loyal Stricklin, Great Bear Wax Co., Revelator Coffee Company, Kate Morris Jewelry, , Botaniko, CahaBones, Wood Studios, and Michael Weintrob Photography.


Spring Plant Sale
April 9 through April 12
Brookwood Mall

Visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Spring Plant Sale at Brookwood Mall to stock up on everything you’ll need to spruce up your garden this season! The sale features over 100,000 plants, most of which are unique plants that aren’t typically found in ordinary garden centers.


Find out more about the sale here!



Alabama Ballet: Ovation
April 9 through April 12
Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre

Watch the  Alabama Ballet performance “Ovation,” a mixed repertory performance featuring Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. The show includes a world premiere from Resident Choreographer Roger Van Fleteren.

Purchase tickets here.


Jazz Band Festival
April 9 through April 11
Carver Theatre

Get jazzed up for this weekend’s Jazz Band Festival hosted by the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Jazz bands and ensembles from local universities and high schools will join forces for an unforgettable weekend of music.


Click here for a detailed line-up.


Kenny Chesney
April 9
BJCC Legacy Arena

Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, and Chase Rice are stopping by the Legacy Arena at the BJCC this Thursday for his Big Revival Tour. Tickets are still available.


Get them here!



Lebanese Food & Culture Fest
April 10 through April 11
St. Elias Maronite Church

Saint Elias Maronite Church is hosting its two-day Lebanese Food & Cultural Festival to encourage the community to learn more about the food and culture of Lebanon. Stop by for a taste of authentic Lebanese food (think kibbee, grape leaves, tabouleh, grilled chicken, humus and baklava), live music, dancing, a 5K and a fun-run.


Check out their event page for a closer look.

The Dimensional Art of Rik Lazenby
April 10
Shelby County Arts Council Gallery

Visit the 
Shelby County Arts Council
 Gallery from 6-8 p.m. for their latest gallery exhibit opening. To Depart is To Arrive: The Dimensional Art of Rik Lazenby and Friends, hosts work from Rik Lazenby
, Barry Graham, Deborah Ballog, Butch Oglesby, Darla Williamson, Catherine Shamblin, Andrew Jordan, Bill Sansing and Maria Paracca.


Green Tie Affair
April 10
Old Car Heaven

Join the Alabama Environmental Council for the 19th Annual Green Tie Affair from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The gala celebrates Earth Month with food, beverages, live music, a silent auction, and a live auction.



Empty Bowl Project
April 10
St. Vincent’s Bruno Public Center

Join Magic City Harvest for their 12th Annual Empty Bowls Project to spread awareness of Birmingham’s hunger and poverty issues. A hand-painted ceramic bowl comes with each lunch purchase.


Check here for more information!



April 10

Don’t miss Seryn
, a sextet folk-pop band that recently released their second record “Shadow Shows.” Band members perform on guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, violin and all sorts of percussion, which gives a more atmospheric approach to their folk tunes.

Pepper Place Market
April 11
Pepper Place

It’s finally here. The first Pepper Place Market of the season start this Saturday from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., celebrating the 15th season of connecting Alabama farmers, food producers, artisans, chefs, and musicians to the Birmingham community.

The Market kicks off with a launch party tomorrow, April 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pepper Place parking lot deck.

Walk For Autism
April 11
Veteran’s Park

Autism, the fastest-growing developmental disability, affects more than 50,000 people in Alabama. 
Help solve the puzzle of autism by supporting this statewide fundraising event held at Veteran’s Park in Hoover. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

Mt Laurel Spring Festival
April 11
Mt Laurel

Looking for a cure to spring fever? Check out the Mt Laurel Spring Festival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This festival houses food, music, jewelry, art, flowers, and goods from over 150 local vendors, with family-friendly activities like inflatables, hayrides, face painting, a petting zoo, and the playground at Olmstead Park.

More information, including updates to music line-ups and artists, can be found here.

Cajun Cook-Off
April 11
Railroad Park

Get your creole fix at the Girls Inc. Cajun Cook-Off this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Railroad Park. The event features a Cajun cooking competition (think gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya, red beans and rice) where your tastebuds determine the winning dish, and live jazz music.


Grab tickets here!


Farm Day
April 11
Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to Farm Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for an educational celebration of Alabama’s farming heritage at the Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo. Booths from Alabama 4-H, Alabama Farmers Federation/Alabama Young Farmers, local farmers and local agricultural groups will be onsite to give guests the opportunity to learn about farm tools, agriculture and local farming opportunities.

Woodlawn Street Market
April 11
Historic Woodlawn

Get with “it” next weekend at the Woodlawn Street Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s an urban street market in the heart of Historic Woodlawn for art lovers who are searching for unique specialty creations. It’s not just for art; merchants will also be selling produce, goods, and prepared food, along with other homegrown restaurants and retailers.


See a full list of vendors and artists here.



CahabaQue Cook-Off
April 11
Cahaba Brewing Company

Join Cahaba Brewing Company on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. for the 3rd Annual CahabaQue BBQ Cook-Off, benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama with beer, BBQ, and good company. A bounce house, arcade games and skeeball make this a family-friendly event.

Cornhole Classic
April 11
Good People Brewing Co.

The Bell Center for Early Intervention is hosting its 3rd Annual Cornhole Classic this Saturday at Good People Brewing Company. Each team gets a spot in the double-elimination tournament. 
Registration begins at noon and the tournament begins at 1 p.m.

Funky Fish Fry
April 11
Trim Tab Brewing Co.

Join Autism Society of Alabama and Mitchell’s Place for their Funky Fish Fry this Saturday from 12:30-8 p.m. at Trim Tab Brewing. Listen to some funky music, eat Ezell’s Fish Camp catfish and have a cold Trim Tab brew.

Reading, Writing, & Rhythms
April 11
Avondale Brewing Co.

Local bands help kick-off Better Basics’ Birmingham Reads week with a day of live music at Avondale Brewing Co. from 3-9 p.m., featuring Joel Madison Blount, Jeremy Moore, Jordan Teague and The Heavy Hearts. Proceeds benefit Better Basics’ advancement of literacy through enrichment and intervention programs.

Click here for more details!

Boots and Black Tie Gala
April 11
Hillcock in Calera

Wear your best threads with your boots at Special Equestrians’ Boots and Black Tie Gala at Hillcock in Calera, Ala. at 5:30 p.m. The gala takes place in a beautiful stable where guests can see gorgeous horses while they peruse the spectacular silent auction. Entertainment is provided in the form of professional equestrians demonstrating their skills.

Purchase tickets to the gala here.



Magic City Sunday Supper
April 12
Your Kitchen

The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is hosting the Magic City Sunday Supper to benefit the Community Food Bank. A limited number of 50 Magic City Sunday Suppers are available for pickup or home-delivery in Birmingham. Each supper serves six and features dishes from the city’s best restaurants.

Run for a Reason
April 12
Hargis Retreat Center

Run For A Reason: What’s your reason for running the Sozo Children 5K in Birmingham on Sunday? This adventure will take you through a series of muddy obstacles and natural terrain at Hargis Retreat Center in Chelsea, Ala. All proceeds will be used to “sozo” (save or rescue) vulnerable children in Uganda, East Africa.

Rivals For Wishes
April 16
Regions Field

Even though the rivalry between Alabama and Auburn football may never cease, Make-A-Wish Alabama is calling a truce for one night for Rivals For Wishes: Foes For A Year, Friends For A Night, an upscale tailgating party at Regions Field from 5:30-9 p.m. It will feature The University of Alabama and Auburn University athletic greats, silent and live auctions, an interactive Football Feud game show, live music, caricaturists, and a lot of surprises.


Find more information on Rivals for Wishes here.



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