50 events this weekend in Birmingham, including a Diamond showcase and a spring plant sale

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The weekend is here and there is lots to do in Birmingham. Here’s what’s going on April 12-14.

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Plan Ahead

It’s a busy weekend in Birmingham. To ensure you avoid missing out on any fun, check out this list of street closures happening in downtown Birmingham over the weekend. 

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Forever Home

Are you ready to make your forever home in Birmingham? We’d love to have you! But you have to find that perfect house first. The best way to start is by checking out these 35 open houses happening this weekend.

Experience the Magic 

Birmingham, Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Photo via Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Hey Hogwarts fans! It’s time to dust off those robes and experience some serious magic during the Alabama Symphony Orchestra presents “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert.” Watch as the film plays on the big screen, while accompanied by this incredibly talented orchestra.

I attended this event last year, and let me tell you, it was pure genius! 

Get your tickets now.

It’s as Sweet as Biscuits and Bunnies

Birmingham, Asbury United Methodist Church, Easter, egg hunt
Hundreds of eggs equals an amazing Easter egg hunt. Photo via Asbury United Methodist Church

As Easter weekend draws near, the egg hunts are heating up all over town. On Saturday, April 13 from 9-11AM, Asbury United Methodist Church will be hosting their annual Biscuits and Bunnies event—and it’s free and open to the public. Hundreds of colorful eggs are just one of the reasons to attend. Click here for three more!

Put a Ring On It

Birmingham, Diamonds Direct, jewelry
So many rings, so much beauty. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Gorgeous diamond rings and more? Add some sparkle to your weekend with some serious bling during Diamonds Directs Spring Designer Showcase. You can save big, too! Learn how.

A Bright Future

The Altamont School
Silicon Valley Fall Project Week trip at Golden Gate Bridge. The Altamont School will be holding an Open House on April 14, 2019. Photo fro The Altamont School.

From MIT to Silicon Valley and even Greece, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students at The Altamont School during their Open House on Sunday, April 14. Learn more

Grab That Fishing Rod

It’s time to catch some fish during the 2nd Annual Benton Nissan Titan Bass Tournament benefitting King’s Home. Top teams win cash prizes!

All Weekend Long—April 12-14

Birmingham, Diamonds Direct, diamonds, jewelry
Diamonds Direct. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Diamonds Direct Spring Designer Showcase

Where: Diamonds Direct. 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35243
Time: Fri.-Sat.–10AM-8PM; Sun.–12-6PM
Price: FREE to attend

50th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Where: Brookwood Village. 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: Fri.-9AM-6PM; Sat.–9AM-4PM; Sun.–11AM-3PM
Price: FREE

Leeds Downtown Carnival

Where: Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce. 7901 Parkway Dr, Leeds, AL 35094
Time: Fri.–5-10PM; Sat.–1-5PM, 6-10PM; Sun.–1-6PM
Price: Admission–FREE; Armbands–$15; Ride Tickets–$1 each. 

Friday and Saturday—April 12-13

Birmingham, Crestwood, Crestwood Coffee Company
Photo via Crestwood Coffee Company

Record Store Day 2019 Pre-Party

Where: Crestwood Coffee Company. 5512 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212
Time: 10PM-8AM
Price: $40

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert–SuperPOPS!

Where: Samford University Wright Center. 872 Montague Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229
Time: Fri.–7PM; Sat.–2PM.
Price: $29+

The Mountaintop

Where: Birmingham Festival Theatre. 1901 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 8-10:30PM
Price: $25

Friday—April 12

Birmingham, Le'Nell's Beverage Boutique
Photo via Le’Nell’s Beverage Boutique

Japanese Whisky Tasting

Where: LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1208 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35234
Time: 5-7PM
Price: FREE

Ugly Baby Live

Where: Birmingham Improv Theatre. 2208 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 9:30-11:30PM
Price: $10

Black Bear Encounter

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 1:30-2:15PM
Price: Members–$50; Non-Members–$65

Birmingham, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, flowers, gardening
Photo via Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Little Seeds: Springtime in the Gardens

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 10-11:30AM
Ages Requirements: 4-5 years old
Price: Members–$10; Non-Members–$12

Sweet Home AL Workshop

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

Music Speaks Volumes: From Bebop to Hip Hop

Where: Ramsay High School. 1800 13th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205 
Price: $10

Reading Between the Wines

Where: Birmingham Public Library. 2100 Park Pl, Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 6:30-9PM
Age Requirements: 21+
Price: FREE to attend

Dickel Whiskey Happy Hour

Where: Brennan’s Irish Pub. 1108 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 4:30-7:30PM
Price: FREE

Latin Music Nights

Where: Tropicaleo. 4426 4th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 7PM-1AM
Price: FREE

Birmingham, Cam Spinks, The Brickmasons, music
Cam Spinks with The Brickmasons. Photo via Kyle Jones

The Brickmasons

Where: Moe’s Original BBQ (Lakeview). 731 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 9PM-2AM
Price: FREE

Glow on the Green 2019

Where: Highland Park Golf. 3300 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 3-10PM
Price: Single Player–$125


Where: Birmingham Improv Theatre. 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7-9PM
Price: $12; Students–$6

Happy Hour Happening

Where: Forma Arts + Wellness. 1820 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 5:30-8PM
Price: $5-$15

Wine Tasting with Jake

Where: Hop City Birmingham. 2924 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 5PM
Price: FREE

Get Healthy on the Railroad

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6-7PM
Price: FREE

Saturday—March 13

Birmingham, Asbury United Methodist Church, egg hunt, Easter, Bunnies and Biscuits
Easter egg hunt. Photo via Asbury United Methodist Church

Biscuits and Bunnies

Where: Asbury United Methodist Church. 6690 Cahaba Valley Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 9AM
Price: FREE

2nd Annual Benton Nissan Titan Bass Tournament

Where: Lay Lake at Beeswax Park.
Time: Sunrise-3PM
Price: $250 per boat

Photography: Water Features of the Gardens

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 9AM-1PM
Price: $75

7th Annual Bell Center Cornhole Classic

Where: Good People Brewing Company. 114 14th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 11AM-7PM
Price: $4-$70

Birmingham, Pepper Place, Pepper Place Market, Saturday Market, farmers markets
Photo submitted

Saturday Market at Pepper Place

Where: Pepper Place. 2829 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7AM-Noon
Price: FREE

AWS Fest! A Benefit Concert for Alabama Waldorf School 

Where: Avondale Brewing Company. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 3-10PM
Price: $15+ donation; Kids 14 and under–FREE

Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue 5K Meow-A-Thon and 1 Mile Whisker Walk

Where: Veterans Park (Hoover). 4800 Valleydale Rd., Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Time: 9AM
Price: $15-$25

Birmingham, BHM 26.2 Race Series, races, runs, marathons, fun runs, Children's of Alabama, Magic Moments
BHM 26.2 Race Series (2018) in Birmingham. Photo via BHM 26.2 Race Series

BHM 26.2 Race Series

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7AM-1PM
Price: $25-$260

Charlotte’s Web

Where: Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 2:30PM & 7:30PM
Price: $10-$15

Magic Moments Masters Par-Tee

Where: Back Forty Beer Company. 3201 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 2-5PM
Price: $10

In Snow, Startle the Heavens & Kinzi

Where: TrimTab Brewing Company. 2721 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7PM
Price: $5 

Lisa Opielinski Pop-Up Workshop: Masking & Layering Techniques

Where: Alabama Art Supply. 1006 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10AM-1PM
Price: $75
Register: 205.322.4741

April LIVE Music

Where: Filter-Coffee Parlor. 1927 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 5:30-8:30PM
Price: FREE

RLB’s Spring Salsa Social

Where: Rumba Latina Birmingham.
Time: 9PM-2AM
Price: FREE

Birmingham, Molly Green, shopping, The Summit
Find basics and denim at Molly Green at The Summit (Birmingham). Photo via Molly Green

Grand Opening Party

Where: Molly Green (The Summit). 214 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243
Time: 10AM-12PM
Price: FREE

Bee School–Short Class

Where: Samford University. 800 Lakeshore Dr., Homewood, AL 35229
Time: 8:45-11:45AM
Price: $39.99

Five Points South: Preserving Neighborhood Values Spring Walking Tours

Where: Vulcan Park and Museum. 1701 Valley View Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM
Price: Members–$10; Non-Members–$12

April Walking Tours–Birmingham Civil Rights District

Where: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. 520 16th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 10-11AM
Price: FREE

Kiss: End of the Road World Tour

Where: The BJCC. 1001 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7:30
Price: Varies

A Record Store Day Celebration

Where: Mom’s Basement. 4411 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 7-11PM
Price: FREE

Second Saturday Tour

Where: Oak Hill Cemetery. 1120 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Time: 10AM-12PM
Price: $7-$15

Sunday—March 14

Birmingham, Southern Environmental Center, Darter Festival
Photo via Southern Environmental Center

Darter Festival

Where: Southern Environmental Center. 900 Arkadelphia Rd., Birmingham, AL 35254
Time: 12-5PM
Price: $10-$50

Sister City Listens to Community: Poetry on the Freedom House Mic

Where: Freedom House.
Time: 1-4PM
Price: FREE

The Yellow Dandies EP Release Party

Where: Avondale Common House. 4100 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, Al 35222 
Time: 5-8PM
Price: FREE

C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert

Where: The BJCC. 1001 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 4PM
Price: $39-$89

Final Touch: Helping Real Estate Professionals Create Lasting Impressions

Where: 703 47th Pl S., Birmingham, AL 35222.
Time: 3PM
Price: FREE

Birmingham, Birmingham Barons, baseball
Spencer Adams, Birmingham Barons Opening Day 2018. Photo via the Birmingham Barons

Family Sunday/Autism Friendly Awareness Day/Jackie Robinson Day

Where: Regions Field. 1401 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 4-7PM
Price: $15

Game of Thrones Season 8 Watch Party

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8-10:30PM
Price: FREE

True40 Pop-Up

Where: TrimTab Brewing Company.
Time: 2-4PM
Price: $10


Where: Red Mountain Park. 2011 Frankfurt Dr., Birmingham, AL 35211
Time: 10AM
Price: $5

Top Upcoming Events

Birmingham, Mutt Strut, Hand in Paw, charity run, animals, fundraiser
Mutt Strut, Birmingham. Photo via Hand in Paw

Saturday, April 20: Earth Day 2019@ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 11AM-3PM. FREE.
Saturday, April 20:Mutt Strut 2019@ UAB Campus Green. 8AM. $15-$30. Register.

We’re just a weekend away from Easter. Are all your Easter baskets prepared? If not, never fear. We have a pretty great guide for that.