Get ready to leap for these 50 weekend events in Birmingham

Birmingham, Magic City Art Connection, Art Bash
Photo via @mcacartconnection on Instagram

Leap day is Saturday, February 29. Don’t miss these unbe-LEAP-able events going on this weekend in Birmingham.

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Featured Events

Pardon me, but I need my space.

Check out this sweet living room. Photo via RealtySouth

Open floor layouts tickle your fancy? Don’t miss these open houses around Birmingham, Feb. 28-Mar. 1.

Don’t miss a basket!

The ASHAA Basketball State semi finals have been going on all week at the BJCC’s Legacy Arena. If you’ve been watching our Instagram stories, you’ve seem some of the action. Catch the finals this weekend, Feb. 28-29. Check the schedule + buy those tickets.

Glitz. Glam. Applause.

Birmingham, AAF Birmingham, American Advertising Awards
And the winner is… Photo courtesy of AAF Birmingham

Slip on that sparkly dress or well-tailored suit, it’s time for the American Advertising Awards. On Sat., Feb. 29, locals will gather at Haven in Birmingham to celebrate creative talent in the Magic City during one of the advertising industries largest competitions. Who will take home an Addy? Grab those tickets to find out! 

Let Your Whimsical Side Loose 

Birmingham, Art Bash, Magic City Art Connection
Portraits by award-winning, Liesa Cole, at the Art Bash. Photo via Magic City Art Connection

Celebrate Birmingham’s edgy and progressive art scene during Eccentricities: A Leap Year Bash. Held at Sloss Docks, this exciting event by Magic City Art Connection will wow you with everything from amazing food and booty-grooving tunes to some of the coolest art you’ll ever see. Get your tickets and head to docks on Feb. 29. 

Smooth as Buttah

Birmingham, ASO
Denzal Sinclaire, vocalist. Photo courtesy of ASO

If you love the butter-smooth vocals of Nat King Cole, then join vocalist Denzal Sinclaire as he joins the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s in the Red Diamond SuperPOPS! concert The Nat King Cole Songbook on Sat., Feb. 29. Tickets. (Discount code  DATENIGHT  for 20% off.)

Pump Up the Blahs

Birmingham, Fearless Fest
Fearless Fest. Photo courtesy of The Fearless Om

Take the steps to fuel your body and mind during Fearless Fest, Feb. 29-Mar. 1. With 18+ classes and 12+ vendors to discover, you’ll empower yourself through self-care and self-study. Ooo la la! Registration + Tickets.

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All Weekend Long—Feb. 28-Mar. 1

Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie @ UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. Fri.-Sat. 7:30PM, Sun. 2PM. $6-$15. Tickets.

Friday & Saturday—Feb. 28-29

State Basketball Championships @ BJCC Arena. Time Varies. $10. Tickets.

Saturday & Sunday—Feb. 29-Mar. 1

Fearless Fest @ Practice Works. 9AM-6PM. $75-$127. Tickets.

Friday—February 28

Birmingham, King's Home
Photo via King’s Home’s Facebook page

The Best Medicine Show @ The BJCC. 7-10PM. $27. Tickets.

Cecillon Ciders @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 5:30-7:30PM. FREE.

$uper Jam @ The Upside-down Plaza. 9PM-1AM.

UAB Concert Band Invitational @ UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. 8AM-7PM. FREE.

The Queen’s Ball Benefiting King’s Home @ The Club, Inc. 7-9PM. 

Illiterate Light @ Saturn. 9PM-2AM. FREE.

PT Pub Night @ Birmingham District Brewing Co. 7-10PM. 

Red Hot Rodeo LIVE @ DanielDay Gallery. 8-11PM. $10.

2020 American Advertising Awards Gala @ Haven. 6-10PM. $40-$850. Tickets.

Saturday—February 29

Birmingham, Cottontails Village
Photo via Facebook

Makeup + Character Development for Filmmakers @ Sidewalk Film. 2-4PM. $30. Tickets.

Bread Dipping Bar @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 11AM-3PM. FREE.

Chris Cruz Scarf Painting Workshop @ Alabama Art Supply. 10AM-Noon. $75 (supplies included). Register: 205.322.4741.

Let’s Become Authors Youth Entrepreneurship Training Workshop @ Birmingham Public Library. 1-3PM. FREE. Register.

Axe Throwing and Dinner Out @ Civil Axe Throwing. 4:45PM. $28-$32.

She’s into STEM: A STEM Fair for Girls in 6th-12th Grade @ Children’s Harbor Family Center. 9AM-1PM. FREE. Register.

Periodic Beer Bash – Leap Day @ The Lumbar. 4PM-Midnight 

Bham Loft Show @ MAKEbhm. 7-10PM. $7.

The Black Excellence Food & Culture Festival @ Club M. 2-6PM. $10-$25. Tickets.

Real Men Wear Pink Pop-Up @ Paper Doll Bar. 6PM. 

Justin & Landmark Wine Tasting @ The Vintage Wine Shoppe. 5-6:30PM. FREE.

Cottontail’s Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show @ The BJCC. Fri. 10AM-8PM, Sat. 10AM-7PM, Sun. Noon-5PM. $7. Tickets.

Feed the Homeless @ Magic City Mission. Noon. 

Putt for a Cause Bar Crawl Benefiting Triumph Services @ Avondale Brewing Co. 11:30AM-5PM. $35+. Tickets.

Beaker Bash 2020 – Forecast: Fun @ McWane Science Center. 5-8PM. $20+. Tickets.

Geology Ore Mine History Walk @ Vulcan Park and Museum. 10-11AM. $10 per family donation. Register.

The Power of Composition with Amy Peterson @ Forstall Art Center. 10AM-1PM. $45. Register.

Leap Day Party @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. Noon-Midnight.

Under the Stars Gala @ Ruffner Mountain. 6-9PM. $20-$30. Tickets.

Eccentricities: A Leap Year Art Bash @ Sloss Docks. 7-10PM. $25+. Tickets.

The Sit Down Session 3 @ Desert Island Supply Co. 7PM. $15. Tickets.

The Midnight Effect Leap Night Dance Party @ Mom’s Basement. 8PM-2AM. 21+. 

The Nat King Cole Songbook @ Samford University Wright Center. 7PM. $19+. Tickets. (Discount code  DATENIGHT  for 20% off.)

Grand Opening @ Rustic Mountain Overlanding. 6PM. 

Unless U Got Talent @ Lyric Fine Arts Theatre. 6:30-8:30PM. $35-$75. Tickets.

One Year Anniversary VIP Show @ Birmingham Improv Theatre. 7:30-10:30PM.

Leap Day Celebration @ Nana Funks. 8PM-6AM.

Sunday—March 1

Birmingham, Views and Brews
Photo via Views and Brews’s Facebook page

Views and Brews @ Trips for Kids Recyclery. 2PM. 

Open Jam Night @ Crestwood Tavern. 6PM. FREE.

Punk Rock Art Show Vol. 11 @ Brennan’s Irish Pub. 6PM-2AM. 

17th Annual Callahan Asian Art Lecture @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 6:30-7:30PM. 

Bike Law Talk @ Birmingham District Brewing Co. 6:30-8PM. 

Rojo Rd. 2 @ Rojo. 6:30-10PM. 

A Night with String Theory @ TrimTab Brewing Co. 8-11PM. FREE.

Upcoming Events

Birmingham, Bassmaster Classic
Great catches during the Bassmaster Classic. Photo courtesy of B.A.S.S.

Mar. 5: Bassmaster Classic Kickoff Party @ Uptown. 5-9PM. FREE.
Mar. 6-8: Bassmaster Classic @ The BJCC & Lake Guntersville. FREE.
Mar. 6-7: Mozart’s Requiem @ UAB’s Alys Stephens Center (Jemison Concert Hall). 7PM. $10 – Students, Gen. Admission – $52+. Tickets
Mar. 10: Power Up @ Alabama Workforce Training Center. 5:30-8:30PM. FREE.
Mar. 13: Annual Opera Gala @ The Florentine. 6PM. $200+. Tickets.
Mar. 14: Pink Palace Casino Night benefitting BCRFA @ Soiree Event Gallery. 7-10:30PM. $100. Tickets.
Mar. 14-15: Hammerfest @ Pepper Place. Fri. 11AM, Sat. 9AM. FREE.
Mar. 15: Three Choir Festival @ St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. 7PM. $15. Tickets.

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