7 weekend events + 1 new exhibit, April 28-May 1

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Cheers to weekend events. (McWane Science Center)

The weekend’s rolling in and we have the list of what’s ahead for the Greater Birmingham Area, April 28-May 1. From a new exhibit opening at McWane Science Center to the delicious 24th annual St. Elias Lebanese Food & Cultural Festival, get those plans ready!

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7 Weekend Events in The Magic City

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Diamonds + flowers… an irresistible combo.¬†(Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

1. Spring Plant Sale | Aldridge Gardens 

Why go:¬†Because who doesn’t want their garden to grow? Expect nearly 1,000 plants on sale,¬†tips from expert gardeners, food + craft vendors + more.¬†View available plants.
When: Fri., April 29 Р9AM-5PM; Sat., April 30 Р8:30AM-Noon
Cost: Free admission

2. La Bohème | Jemison Day Theatre

Why go: To support talented members of the Opera Birmingham Chorus + Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Plus, who can resist a tragic love story?
When: Fri., April 29 Р7:30PM, Sun., May 1 Р2:30PM
Cost: Adults Р$25+, Students Р$10+

3. Spring Showcase | Diamonds Direct

Why go: That bling, baby! Shop a stunning selection of jewelry from diamond hoop earrings + tennis bracelets to engagement + wedding rings. 
When: Fri., April 29 Р10AM-8PM; Sat., April 30 Р10AM-7PM;  Sun., May 1 РNoon-6PM
Cost: Free to attend
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4. St Elias Food & Cultural Festival | St. Elias Maronite Church

Why go:¬†The FOOD… and to support local Lebanese culture. Try homemade cuisine,¬†dabke (dance!) like no¬†one’s watching to a live band + more. View the menu.
When: Fri.-Sat., April 29-30 -10AM-9PM 
Cost: Free admission

5. Wonder Women: Chef’s Edition | Homewood Public Library

Why go:¬†It’s a rare opportunity to¬†meet¬†+ learn from talented local chefs, restaurant owners + more. Plus, get sample recipes to take home! Recommended for girls in 4th grade + up and their caregivers.
When: Saturday, April 30, 10AM-Noon
Cost: Free 
Registration required
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6. Art in the Village Р2022 Spring Art Festival | Crestline Village

Why go: Family-friendly fun + all the art you can handle in one spot.
 Saturday, April 30, 9AM-4PM
Cost: Free admission 

7. Trussville Makers Market | Ferus Artisan Ales

Why go:¬†The¬†chance to shop local artisans in Trussville’s booming Entertainment District. It’s all about supporting local, don’t ya know?
Sunday, May 1, Noon-4PM
Cost: Free to attend

Need live music in your life? Hop on the highway to Huntsville to catch 18 bands performing this weekend.

Discover even more events around The Magic City‚ÄĒvisit our¬†events calendar

Looking Ahead

People person? Get stoked b/c weekend gatherings are back this spring. (YWCA Central Alabama)
  • YWCA Allies¬†| Avondale Brewing
    • When:¬†Wednesday, May 4 –¬†6-8PM
    • Cost:¬†$15
    • Tickets

Deal of the Week

Get your flower orders in NOW for Mother’s Day next Sunday, May 8. Use discount code BHAMNOW for 10% off your purchase at¬†Deliciously. Find more deals + add your own to our¬†Small Business Guide.

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