11 virtual events happening in Birmingham April 29-May 2

Really missing Birmingham’s downtown streets after seeing this photo. Photo by Brandon Littleton via Instagram @bclcreations

Running out of quarantine activities? I mean, you can only bake so many loaves of banana bread. Good thing there’s still plenty to do (virtually, of course) in Birmingham. Here are 11 virtual events + activities happening April 29 through May 2 including online sushi-making classes, a virtual art festival and more.

Events + Activities You Can Do Anywhere, Anytime

1. Take a virtual tour of the Birmingham Museum of Art.

2. Explore spring blooms at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

3. Learn about natural dye and Kumo Shibori from Studio by the Tracks

4. Learn how to make sushi with a Birmingham Sushi Class.

  • What: Birmingham Sushi Class is offering virtual sushi classes. They offer beginner and intermediate courses, and you can do it all from home!
  • When: Anytime
  • Price: $25 for both class levels—register online here!
  • Details: They even offer shopping lists for Shipt, Amazon and Instacart. Follow them on Facebook for discounts like BOGO class offers and details on sushi pop-up shops where you can pick up sushi while social distancing!

5. Bring the Birmingham Zoo into your home through virtual tours and activities.

Wednesday, April 29

6. Experience the 37th annual Magic City Art Connection virtually.

  • What: Find art, meet vendors and get inspired at the MCAC’s virtual event.
  • When: The virtual festival is happening now through Sunday, May 3.
  • Price: FREE
  • Details: Stay updated on their Facebook page for a hybrid festival possibly happening this summer!

7. Submit your original quaran-tune to the Magic City Songwriting Competition.

  • What: Send an original song into the Magic City Songwriting competition. The theme this year is “Change”—pretty fitting, huh?
  • When: Submissions are open now and close May 31.
  • Price: FREE
  • Details: The winning song will be recorded, it will air on Birmingham Mountain Radio, and it will be featured on Mason Music‘s blog + social channels!

8. Join AAF Birmingham’s April Virtual Luncheon.

  • What: Join AAF for their monthly luncheon, #BhamStrong: On the Ground Communications Lessons from COVID-19 with Rick Journey, Director of Communications, Mayor’s Office of Public Information, City of Birmingham.
  • When: Wednesday, April 29, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Price: FREE, just join the Zoom call.
  • Details: Register here because space is limited! P.S. Make sure to stay on the Zoom call until the end for a Q&A with Rick Journey.

9. See the premiere of a new Puppet Theatre Production by Birmingham Children’s Theatre.

  • What: Watch “Anita’s Vacation,” a new puppet show from the Birmingham Children’s Theatre.
  • When: The show premiers Wednesday, April 29 on BCT’s Facebook page.
  • Price: FREE
  • Details: The show follows a young Anita, who is saddened by the news of her canceled summer vacation. Relatable.

Thursday, April 30 

10. Enjoy live music with Iron City’s Lockdown Sessions.

Saturday, May 2

11. Find some zen at the Fearless Fest Virtual Pop Up.

  • What: Take some time this weekend to re-center during the Fearless Fest virtual pop-up festival. They are offering three classes with past Fearless Fest teachers!
  • When: The virtual festival will happen Saturday, May 2 from 8:30AM-12:30PM.
  • Price: FREE, but they are accepting donations via Venmo (@Annie-Damsky) and Paypal (anniesyoga@gmail.com).
  • Details: Register using this simple form and choose your desired class(es). You will receive an email Friday, May 1 with a zoom link for each class you register for.

Know of more virtual events happening this week in Birmingham? Let us know on social @BhamNow on Instagram and Facebook or @Now_Bham on Twitter!

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