50 events happening this weekend in Birmingham, including Mardi Gras celebrations, Cotton Tails Village and a Tulip Festival

Birmingham, The Exceptional Foundation, Mortgagebanc Chilli Cook-Off
Birmingham, The Exceptional Foundation, Mortgagebanc Chilli Cook-Off
14th Annual Mortgagebanc Chilli Cook-Off. Photo via The Exceptional Foundation

Get ready to make your weekend plans. Here are 50 must-attend events happening in Birmingham March 1-3.

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All Weekend Long—March 1-3

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Cottontails Village 2018 at the BJCC in Birmingham. Photo submitted

Cottontails Village

Where: The BJCC. 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N., Birmingham, AL 35203.
Time: Fri.–10AM-8PM; Sat.–10AM-7PM; Sun.–12PM-5PM
Price: Adults–$8; Kids 6-12–$2; Kids under 6–FREE
Ticket

Festival of Tulips

Where: American Village (Montevallo). 3727 Hwy. 119 S., Montevallo, AL 35115.
Time: 10AM-4PM
Price: Entry–$5. ($1.50 per flower/bulb)

Ntozake Shange’s For Color

Where: Encore Theatre and Gallery. 9094 Parkway E., Birmingham, AL 35206.
Time: Fri.-Sat.–7PM; Sun.–5:30PM
Price: $15-$45
Ticket

Swan Lake

Where: Samford University Wright Center. 872 Montague Dr., Birmingham, AL 35229.
Time: Fri.-Sat.–2PM and 7:30PM; Sun.–2PM
Price: Varies
Tickets

Friday and Saturday—March 1-2

Epic Read-A-Thon: Stranded

Where: Desert Island Supply Co. 5500 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35212.
Time: 7PM
Price: FREE

Saturday and Sunday—March 2-3

Party’s on this weekend at Nana Funks. Photo via Nana Funks

Nana’s Mardi Gras Celebration

Where: Nana Funks. 708 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233.
Time: 8PM-6AM
Price: FREE until midnight. 21 + $10 cover after midnight.

2019 Spring Boutique Blowout

Where: Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena. 500 Amphitheater Rd., Pelham, AL 35124.
Time: Sat.–10AM-5PM; Sun.–10AM-4PM
Price: General Admission–FREE; 1-Day VIP Pass–$6; 2-Day VIP Pass–$10. Tickets

Happy Hour Yoga

Where: Good People Brewing Company. 114 14th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233.
Time: 6PM
Price: $10 (includes a beer)

Conservatory Showcase 2019

Where: Red Mountain Theatre Company. 301 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203.
Time: 2PM and 7:30PM
Price: $10-$20
Tickets

2019 SEC Junior Division Championship

Where: Lakeshore Foundation. 4000 Ridgeway Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209.
Time: Sat.–8:30AM; Sun.–9AM
Price: FREE.

Friday—March 1

Mardi Gras Masquerade 2019

Where: Rogue Tavern. 2312 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203.
Time: 8PM-12AM
Tickets

Discount: Me, Jane the Musical

Where: Jemison Concert Hall. 1200 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205.
Time:
Price: Adult–$15; Kids–$10
Ticket

RLB’s Masquerade Ball 2010

Where: Saturn. 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222.
Time: 9PM-2AM
Price: $10
Tickets

Vegan Mardi Gras

Where: Delta Blues Hot Tamales. 1318 Cobb Ln., Birmingham, AL 35205.
Time: 7-9PM
RSVP

Dancehall Reggae Friday

Where: The Vault. 1920 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203.
Time: 10PM
Price: $10
Tickets

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Creations are made at Hammer & Stain in Birmingham. Photo via Hammer & Stain

Sweet Home Alabama Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216.
Time: 6-9PM
Price: $40
Tickets

3rd Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Scholarship Fundraiser

Where: Festival Shopping Center. 7001 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale, AL 35210.
Time: 7-11PM
Price: $25

Acoustic Show: The Stolen Faces

Where: Avondale Brewing Company. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222.
Time: 8-11PM
Price: FREE to attend

Fat Friday Lakeview Can Crawl

Where: Lakeview Bham. 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233.
Time: 5PM
Price: $4 beers all day.

Riot Dance Party with DJ Charles III

Where: Marty’s PM. 1813 10th Ct. S., Birmingham, AL 35205.
Time: 10PM-5AM
Price: FREE to attend

Birmingham, Gosse Nature Walk
Photo via Gosse Nature Walk on Facebook

Gosse Nature Walk #21

Where: Avondale Park. 4101 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222.
Time: 12-1PM
Price: FREE
Register

b for Humanity Trio

Where: Mojo Pub. 2801 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233.
Time: 10:30PM-1AM
Price: FREE

Coffee & Crosswords

Where: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. 4812 Avenue W., Birmingham, AL 35208.
Time: 10AM-12PM
Price: FREE to attend

Saturday—March 2

14th Annual MortgageBanc Chili Cook-Off. Photo via The Exceptional Foundation

15th Annual MortgageBanc Chili Cook-Off

Where: Brookwood Village. 780 Brookwoo Village, Birmingham, AL 35209.
Time: 10:30AM-3PM
Price: $20
Tickets

Mardi Gras Masquerade Party

Where: GreyBar. 5426 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242.
Time: 12PM-1AM.

Babes Who Brunch

Where: Rojo. 2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205.
Time: 11AM-3PM
Price: FREE to attend

Sea Lion Encounter

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223.
Time:
Price: Members–$50; Non-Members–$65
Tickets

GlowRage Paint Party

Where: Zydeco. 2001 15th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205.
Time: 9PM
Price: $45
Tickets

Interchangeable Porch Plank Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., hoover, AL 35216.
Time: 6PM
Price: $75
Tickets

Masquerade Mardi Gras Party

Where: The Avondale Gallery & Loft. 4322 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222.
Time: 9PM-2AM
Price: $20. Tickets.

The Steel City Blues Festival

Where: Boutwell Auditorium. 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203.
Time: 6:30PM
Price: $29-$59
Tickets

Chris Cruz Mini Workshop: Painting on a Silk Scarf

Where: Alabama Art Supply. 1006 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205.
Time: 10AM-12PM
Price:
Register: 205.322.4741

Voodoo Visionary

Where: Ghost Train Brewing Company. 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233.
Time: 7-10PM
Price: FREE

Ugly Baby at the Disco

Where: Desert Island Supply Co. 5500 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35212.
Time: 7-9PM
Price: $10
Tickets

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Cornhole cup participants showing off their skills at the 2017 Cornhole Cup at held at Cahaba Brewing. Photo via Workshops, Inc.

2019 Cornhole Cup

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222.
Time: 2-7PM
Price:
$30-$40 per team
Register

Free Family Day: Celebrating Jane Goodall

Where: ArtPlay. 1006 9th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205.
Time: 12-3PM
Price: FREE

Intro to Ashtanga Workshop

Where: Birmingham Yoga. 605 37th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222.
Time: 1-4PM
Price: $95
Register

Mindful Yoga for Riding the Waves

Where: Villager Yoga. 3150 Overton Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223.
Time: 1-3PM
Price: $30
Register

Kyle Daniel

Where: Tin Roof. 2709 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233.
Time: 7:30-9PM
Price: FREE

Bike Drive

Where: Redemptive Cycles. 1305 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203.
Time: 12-4PM
Price: FREE

Glo Dance Salsa Night

Where: Corazon de Alabama Dance Studio. 5500 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35212.
Time: 10PM-3AM
Price:

Woodlawn Writers Corp Poetry Reading

Where: Desert Island Supply Co. 5500 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35212.
Time: 11AM-12PM.

How to See it, How to Paint it with David Nichols

Where: Forstall Art. 215 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203.
Time: 10AM-4PM
Price: $145 + $50 deposit

Sunday, March 3

Cozy Hand-Knit Blanket Workshop at Hammer & Stain in BirminghamPhoto via Hammer & Stain

Cozy Hand-Knit Blanket Workshop

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216.
Time: 2-5PM
Price: $95
Tickets

Hinamatsuri–Girl’s Day

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223.
Time: 10AM-3PM
Price: FREE

Cloth Diaper 101 And Swap

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222.
Time: 12-4PM
Price: FREE to attend

March Astrology Preview and Class

Where: Abundance Yoga Studio. 611 Doug Baker Blvd., Ste. 116, Birmingham, AL 35242.
Time: 4:30-6PM
Price: FREE

What else is happening in the Magic City this weekend?