21 January events to kick off the new year in Birmingham including BourbonHAM

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Want to make 2023 a year to remember? Then break out that planner—it’s time to fill it with these memorable January events taking place around Birmingham.

1. Bluey’s Big Play

What: It’s time for every toddler’s (and their parents!) favorite family of pups. Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaption of the Emmy award-winning children’s TV series. Expect an original story, fun music + brilliant puppets brought to life on stage. More info.
When: Tuesday, January 3, 3PM | Wednesday, January 4, 6PM
Where: BJCC Concert Hall, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: $22+
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2. Ukraine’s Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
A beautiful dance awaits with The State Ballet of Ukraine. (Classical Arts / Facebook)

What: You’ll be swept away by this charming yet dark tale of Sleeping Beauty, performed by The State Ballet of Ukraine. Expect a visually stunning reportoire, lavish sets + elaborate costumes. More info.
When:
Thursday, January 12 | 7:30PM
Where: Alabama Theatre, 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: $27+
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3. Birmingham Bulls vs Evansville Thunderbolts

What: See the Birmingham Bulls hockey team battle the Evansville Thunderbolts on January 13. Bonus: The game is on Star Wars Night at the Pelham Civic Center & Ice Arena. More info.
When: Friday, January 13 | 7PM
Where: Pelham Civic Center & Ice Arena, 500 Amphitheater Rd, Pelham, AL 35124
Cost: $15+
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4. BrickFair Alabama LEGO Fan Expo

Brick LEGO Fan Expo
An amazing LEGO creation. (Brick LEGO Fan Expo / Facebook)

What: During this must-attend event, you’ll discover amazing custom creations made from millions of LEGO bricks, hands-on games + activities, vendors selling unique LEGO-related items + more. More info.
When: Saturday, January 14 | 10AM-5PM
Where: The Forum Theater at The BJCC, 1 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: TBD
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5. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration

What: Take part in this all-day birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highlights include music, recorded speeches by Dr. King + free admission to the museum. More info.
When:
Tuesday, January 17 | 8AM-6PM
Where: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: Free

6. An evening with Fred Hersch and Esperanza Spalding

What: See the duo of jazz pianist and composter Fred Hersche and jazz vocalist Esperanza Spalding as they celebrate the release of their album Alive at the Village Vanguard. More info.
When: Wednesday, January 18 | 7PM
Where: Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: $35+
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7. Birmingham Boat Show

Trident Marine Lay Lake
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What: As the oldest + largest boat show in the state of Alabama, you’ll see the latest boats, motors, fishing gear + outdoor gear. More info.
When: Thursday, January 19-Friday. January 20, Noon-9PM | Saturday, January 21, 11AM-9PM | Sunday. January 22, Noon-5PM
Where: BJCC North Exhibition Hall, 1160-1582 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: Adults – $10 | Kids 12 and under – Free with paid adult ticket
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8. The Ultimate King of Pop Experience

What: If you didn’t get the chance to see Michael Jackson in concert, now you can during this classic thriller weekend featuring Bobby Miller. More info.
When:
Friday, January 20 | 7PM
Where: Alabama Theatre, 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: $25+
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9. Grace Gala

Grace Gala
(The Wellhouse / Facebook)

What: The Wellhouse is back this January with its 7th annual Grace Gala. The event benefits The Wellhouse’s mission to provide a safe residential environment to sex trafficking survivors, offering spiritual, theatrical, emotional + physical support services. More info.
When:
Saturday, January 21 | 6PM
Where: The Fennec, 1630 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

10. Helen Simoneau Danse: Delicate Power

What: Love the art of dance? This special performance examines the different ways we yield, share or exert power as individuals + within communities. More info.
When: Saturday, January 21 | 8PM
Where:
Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost:
$25+
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11. The Music of Queen

What: Are you ready to rock? If you’re the ultimate Queen fan, now’s your chance to grab your ticket to see the band perform live at the BJCC this January. More info.
When: Saturday, January 21 | 8PM
Where: BJCC, 1001 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: $25+
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12. The Magic Moments Magic Show

What: World class magician, David Garrard, wows the audience at the Lyric Theatre, January 22. This special event benefits Magic Moment’s mission to grant non-medical moments to children ages 4-18 with chronic life-threatening illnesses in the state of Alabama. More info.
When:
Sunday, January 22 | 2-5PM
Where: Lyric Theatre, 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: Adults – $30 | Family 4-pack – $100 | Kids 3 + under – Free
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13. BourbonHam

Bourbonham
Cheers! (Bourbonham / Facebook)

What: Benefiting the National MS Society, this annual fundraising event is a must experience for the bourbon aficionado or novice. Attend for a chance to taste a selection of 50+ different bourbons/whiskeys, sample award-winning BBQ + listen to live blues music. More info.
When:
Sunday, January 22 | 2PM
Where: The Club, 1 Robert S Smith Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
Cost: $100
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14. Waiting for Godot

What: Visit Birmingham Festival Theatre for this long-running production dubbed a witty + poetic conundrum. More info.
When: January 20-21 + 28, 7:30PM | January 22 + 29, 2:30PM
Where: Birmingham Festival Theatre, 1901 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Cost: $27 – Adults | $10 – Kids (6-13)
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15. Hamilton

What: The critically-acclaimed musical Hamilton is live on stage this January at the BJCC. Sung + rapped by a show-stopping cast, this musical tells the story of an American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. More info. 
When: Tuesday, January 24-Tuesday, January 31 | 7:30PM
Where:
BJCC, 1 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: Varies by seat
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16. Birmingham Winter Restaurant Week

Birmingham Restaurant Week
Don’t miss the winter edition of Birmingham Restaurant Week, Jan. 26-Feb. 4. (Birmingham Restaurant Week)

What: The winter edition of Birmingham Restaurant Week returns for 10 days this January with delicious eats + drinks from participating restaurants, bars + food trucks. To-go + dine-in options are available during the event. More info.
When: Thursday, January 26-Tuesday, February 4
Cost: Meal deals of $5-$50
Where: Participating restaurants

17. DWB (Driving While Black)

What: Hear the best voices in Birmingham during this new one-act opera that explores issues of racial injustice, juxtaposing the story of an African American parent (as her son reaches driving age) with contemporary news bulletins highlighting the dangerous world beyond a parent’s control. More info.
When: Friday, January 27, 7:30PM | Sunday, January 29, 2:30PM
Where: Red Mountain Theatre Arts Campus, 1600 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: Adults – $25+ | Students/Child – $10
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18. EXPROV: VII

What: Head to East Village Arts for the seventh installment of this special event featuring local musical guests on saxophone, banjo + more. Plus, get free beer while supplies last. More info.
When: Friday, January 27 | 8PM
Where: East Village Arts, 7611 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35206
Cost: $5 at door

19. Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie
(Death Cab for Cutie / Facebook)

What: American rock band Death Cab for Cutie lights up the Iron City stage on January 28. Before you go, listen to their new album Asphalt Meadows. More info.
When: Saturday, January 28 | 8-11PM
Where: Iron City, 513 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: $160+
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20. Mardi Gras Casino Night

What: During this second annual event benefiting the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists, you’ll enjoy a full dinner, live music + casino tables with games like Texas hold ’em, blackjack + roulette. More info.
When: Saturday, January 28 | 6:30PM
Where: Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Rresort, 4000 Grand Ave, Birmingham, AL 35226
Cost: $50-$200
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21. Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical

What: Featuring stunning life-sized puppetry + Grammy-Award-winning music, your child will light up during this must-see musical based on the beloved children’s character Winnie the Pooh. More info.
When: Sunday, January 29 | 5-7PM
Where: Alys Stephens Center–Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: $29
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