Llamagrams, vampire bunnies + more this Valentine’s weekend in Birmingham

Birmingham, Helena Hollow, Valentine's Day
Birmingham, Valentine's Day, Helena Hollow
Will you be kissed by a llama this Valentine’s Day? Photo via @helenahollow on Instagram

It’s Valentine’s weekend and there’s lots to do! Here’s what’s happening around Birmingham, February 14-16.


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Featured Events

Check, check, check!

Birmingham, open houses
Charming in white and blue. Photo via RealtySouth

Dreamy-worthy kitchen. Lots of windows. Amazing backyard. You’ll be one step closer to landing that new home when you check out these open houses

Lace ’em Up and Hit the Street 

Birmingham, Mercedes-Benz Marathon
Run, run, run. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Marathon

It’s Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend and runners from across Birmingham will take part in the action. Taking place at Railroad Park, this is the 19th year of the race and it continues to grow every year. Proceeds from the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend benefit the Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs, a nonprofit that aids children with special needs. 

Running not your thing? Then head to the sidelines and cheer on the racers!

Oh, the possibilities!

Birmingham, Closets by Design, Birmingham Home Show
A place for everything, and everything in its place. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Love swooning over envy-worthy homes on Pinterest? Well close that app and head to the Legacy Arena at the BJCC Feb. 14-16 for the Birmingham Home Show. With amazing vendors like Closets by Design at this event, I guarantee you’ll find all the inso you need to turn your home from meh to a-meh-zing! Tickets.

Poverty. Murder. Love. 

Birmingham, Porgy and Bess, Red Mountain Theatre Company
RMTC Rehearsal of Porgy and Bess – Cecil Washington, Jr., as Porgy and Delores McKenzie as Bess. Photo via Bham Now

Sounds like the intriguing tale of Porgy + Bess. Catch the American Folk Operage Feb. 14-16 at Red Mountain Theatre Company. Tickets. Use discount code  BhamNow6 for $6 off tickets.

Is music your love language? 

Birmingham, Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Tango, Flamenco + more! Photo courtesy of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Then spend Valentine’s weekend with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra during the Tango, Flamenco & More concert series on Feb. 14-15. These love-inspired tunes are sure to have you swaying in your seats. Use discount code  TANGONOW  for 15% off tickets!

Who says you need a Valentine? I say ha!

Birmingham, The Pizitz, Lonely Hearts Club, Valentine's, Valentine's Day
Cheers to rosé specials, good friends and a Friday night of fun. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Whether your relationship status box is ticked taken, single or it’s complicated, the Lonely Hearts Club is the Valentine’s party  you won’t want to miss. Dance, drink, eat and get silly at The FlashBar Photo Booth  at The Pizitz Food Hall on Feb. 14 from 7-11PM. No ticket required. Admission is FREE.

Go Gig or Go Home!

Birmingham, McWane Science Center, Big Machines Day, big machines, CraneWorks
Pink never looked so smart. Photo via McWane Science Center’s Facebook page

Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10AM-4PM, McWane Science Center will be hosting its mightiest annual event—Big Machines Day. Discover some of the coolest BIG machines around, like fire trucks , police cars  and excavators . Kids (and adults) will even have the chance to climb aboard these mega machines. Grab your tickets early.

Hoops for a Cause 

Birmingham, UAB, UAB women's basketball, basketball
UAB’s Imani Johnson, Rachael Childress and Angela Vendrell discuss strategy during the game. Photo via UAB

Catch UAB’s Women’s Basketball team as they take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Feb. 15. Not only will you witness incredible athletes, but you’ll be helping a good cause. Proceeds from every ticket purchase help support breast cancer research in Birmingham. Learn moreTickets.

Ya Snooze Ya Lose!

Ah, man. You missed your chance to take part in this weekend’s Saturdays in the Garden: Care for Camelias class at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  Luckily, there’s still time to sign up for the next class in the series, Grow Amazing Azaleas, taking place on March 21. Register here.

Who drank all the juice?!

Birmingham, Bunnicula, Birmingham Children's Theatre, puppets, theatre
Birmingham Children’s Theatre production of Bunnicula. Photo via Bham Now)

The story begins on a dark and stormy night when the Monroe family brings home a new pet—a rabbit named Bunnicula.  When the family’s produce starts to lose its juice, the family’s cat  and dog  go on a hilarious adventure to get to the bottom of this bizarre and mysterious phenomenon. Who’s behind the missing juice? Find out in Bunnicula at Birmingham Children’s Theatre, Feb. 15-16. Tickets. Use discount code CHESTER for 20% off tickets.

Will we ever find out what Hannah was laughing at? 

Find out in Now the Weekend’s Video Edition

All Weekend Long—February 14-16

Birmingham, Mercedes-Benz Marathon
Kick off the weekend at the Regions Superhero 5K. Photo courtesy of Endurance Imaging

Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend @ Railroad Park. Times Vary. Register.

Birmingham Home Show @ The BJCC. Fri. 11AM-9PM, Sat. 10AM-9PM, Sun. 10AM-6PM. $8. Tickets.

Porgy + Bess @ Red Mountain Theatre Company. Fri. 7:30PM, Sat. 2PM & 7:30PM, Sun. 2PM. $19+. Tickets. (Discount code  BhamNow6  for $6 off.) 

Friday & Saturday—February 14-15

Tango, Flamenco & More @ UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. 7PM. Discount code  TANGONOW  for 15% off.) $10+. Tickets.

Saturday & Sunday—February 15-16

Bunnicula @ Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 2PM. $10-$28. Tickets. (Discount code CHESTER for 20% off.)

Friday—February 14

Love is a Funny Thing @ Birmingham Improv Theatre. 7:30-9PM. $15-$45. Tickets.

Country Cupid @ Tin Roof. 7PM-2AM. 

Rumba & Romance with Forma @ The Pizitz. 8:30-10PM. $12.50-$15. Tickets.

Heaven & Hell @ The Woolworth. 6-11PM. 21+. $10. 

Sadie Hawkins Dance @ Mom’s Basement. 8-11PM. FREE.

Wine & Dine Valentine’s Day Experience @ The Hangout Bham. 7-10PM. $75.$150. Tickets.

Lonely Hearts Club @ The Pizitz. 7-11PM. FREE.

Singles Awareness Party @ Birmingham District Brewing Co. 7PM-Midnight. 

Casablanca presented with Open Movie Captioning @ Alabama Theatre. 7PM. $9. Tickets.

Romantically Challenged Dating Game Show @ Saturn. 8-11:30PM. $15. Tickets.

LWV & Suffrage Centennial Celebration @ The Lumbar. 4:30-6PM. 

The Yellow Dandies Love Train @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 6PM-Midnight. FREE.

Mystery Mingle Presents: Dine & Date Speed Dating with a Twist @ Bizarre: The Coffee Bar. 8-11PM. 21+.

Kiss ‘em or Diss ‘em Valentine’s Day Spectacular @ Sidewalk Film. Romeo + Juliet – 7PM & My Bloody Valentine – 7:15PM. Tickets.

Abbey Road LIVE @ Iron City. 8PM. $15-$30. Tickets

Tango, Flamenco & More @ UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. 7PM. Discount code  TANGONOW  for 15% off.) $10+. Tickets.

Coffee Concert: Tango & Flamenco @ UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. 11AM-Noon. $10+. Tickets

Seasons of Love @ Jazzi’s on 3rd. 7-11PM. $40. Tickets.

Saturday—February 15

Birmingham, McWane Science Center, Big Machines Day, big machines, CraneWorks
I think he’s found his future career. Photo via McWane Science Center’s Facebook page

Mercedes Marathon @ Railroad Park. Times Vary. Register.

Big Machines Day @ McWane Science Center. 10AM-4PM. General Admission/Price Varies. Tickets

Grand Opening @ Clean Juice (Greystone). 8AM-8PM. 

February Blessing Day @ Linn Park. 8:45-10AM.

Mardi Gras on the Mountain @ The Club, Inc. 7-11PM. $100. Tickets.

Yoga with LeNell @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 10-11AM. FREE.

Crazy Cupid Shuffle and Baking Contest @ Avondale Brewing Co. 1-5PM. FREE.

Rapunzel & the Rabbit @ Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 10AM & Noon.  $8-$15. Tickets.

UAB Women’s Basketball Game @ Bartow Arena. 2PM. $3-$5. Tickets.

Whiskey & Wings Bar Crawl @ Various Locations. 4PM-Midnight. $20. Tickets.

Taking Back Birmingham – EMO Night @ Tin Roof. 10PM-2:30AM. $5.

6th Annual Love for Literacy Gala @ Regions Field. 6-9PM. $150+. Tickets.

Sunday—February 16

Birmingham, Avondale Brewing Co. , Cousins Maine Lobster Truck
Cousins Maine Lobster Truck rolls in for their second appearance at Avondale Brewing Co. Photo via Avondale Brewing Co.’s Facebook page

Cousins Maine Lobster – Round 2 @ Avondale Brewing Co. 2-7PM. 

Sober Sunday Tastings @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. Noon-9PM. FREE.

Open Jam Night @ Crestwood Tavern. 6-10PM. 

Spring 2020 Rock Band League Kick-Off @ Zydeco. 3-5PM. FREE.

Table Top Takeover @ Birmingham Improv Theatre. 1:30PM. $5. Tickets.

Upcoming Events

Birmingham, Asbury UMC, Asbury United Methodist Church, Giggles and Grace Consignment Sale, consignment sales
Shop thousands of baby and children’s items at the Giggles and Grace Consignment Sale. Photo courtesy of Asbury UMC

Feb. 20: CentralSix AlabamaWorks ShopChat @ UAB’s Volker Hall. 7-8:30PM. FREE.
Feb. 21-22: Giggles and Grace Consignment Sale @ Asbury UMC. Fri. 8AM-6PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon. 
Feb. 22: Bunnicula @ Birmingham Children’s Theatre. 2PM. $10-$28. Tickets. (Discount code CHESTER for 20% off.)
Feb 24-29: State Basketball Championships @ BJCC Arena. Time Varies. $10. Tickets.
Feb. 28: American Advertising Awards @ Haven. 6PM. $40+. Tickets. (Discount code  DATENIGHT  for 20% off.)
Feb. 29: Nat King Cole Songbook @ Samford U Wright Center. 7PM. $19+. Tickets.
Feb. 29-Mar. 1: Fearless Fest @ Practice Works. 9AM-6PM. $75-$127. Tickets.


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