23+ exciting February events including the last Mercedes-Benz Marathon

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Mercedes-Benz Marathon event
We’ll catch you at the starting line. (Mercedes-Benz Marathon)

Whether you’re looking for a February jam-packed with love or fun (why not both?), The Magic City is the place to be. It’s time to start filling up your calendar with these can’t-miss February events around Birmingham.

1. Hamilton

Hamilton
Hamilton is in Birmingham. (American Theatre Guild)

What: The beloved Broadway musical Hamilton is in The Magic City. Telling the story of an American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, you’ll love the hits sung and rapped by all-star performers. More info.
When:

  • Wednesday, February 1 | 7:30PM
  • Thursday, February 2 | 1:30PM & 7:30PM
  • Friday, February 3 | 8PM
  • Saturday, February 4 | 2PM & 8PM

Where: BJCC, 1 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: Varies by seat
Tickets

2. Dreamgirls

What: Featuring Motown and R&B music, watch a young singing trio from Chicago go from hopefuls to superstars. More info.
When: Friday, February 3-Sunday, February 19 | Performance times vary
Where: Red Mountain Theatre, 1600 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: Varies by seat
Tickets

3. The Birmingham Black Male Summit

What: Middle and high school leaders, head to this networking event to learn how to build and uplift the community. More info.
When: Saturday, February 4 | 2-6PM
Where: Hilton Birmingham Downtown at UAB, 808 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Cost: Free
Register

4. Jazz Cat Ball Silent Auction

What: Get ready to participate in an online silent auction filled with items on your wishlist. Proceeds benefit the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. More info.
When: Saturday, February 4
Cost: Free

5. Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful

What: View photographer Kwame Brathwaite’s photos from the 50s + 60s that impacted social change. His art shows how white conceptions of beauty and body image affected Black women. More info.
When: Monday, February 6-Saturday, March 25
Where: Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Cost: Free admission

6. Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Spencer Myer, Pianist

What: Listen to the beautiful music of pianist Spencer Myer, one of the most respected and sought-after artists, at Samford University. More info.
When: Thursday, February 9 | 7:30-9PM
Where: Brock Recital Hall, 880 Montague Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229
Cost: $30 general admission | $10 for students
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7. Escape to Margaritaville

What: This is a can’t-miss musical comedy with Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Margaritaville” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” The story is about a part-time bartender, part-time singer + full-time charmer who meets a tourist who steals his heart + makes him question everything. More info.
When: Thursday, February 9-Sunday, February 26 | Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30PM | Sundays, 2:30PM
Where: Virginia Samford Theatre, 1116 26th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Cost: $45 reserved tickets | $23 for students
Tickets

8. Mercedes-Benz Marathon

Mercedes-Benz Marathon
Your kids can cross the finish line too. (Mercedes-Benz Marathon)

What: Adults + kids, lace up your sneakers to run one of the races to support The Bell Center, which provides crucial therapy services to local children and families. More info.
When: Friday, February 10-Sunday, February 12 | Times vary by race + activity
Where: (Races) Linn Park, 710 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203 | (Expo and After Party) Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: Varies by race
Register

9. Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

What: Travel to Italy as you hear music that portrays a journey through the country’s bustling cities and rolling hills. Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s principal trumpet, Ryan Beach, will be on the big stage. More info.
When: Friday, February 10, 11AM + 7PM | Saturday, February 11, 7PM
Where: Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: Varies by seat
Tickets

10. Kami-Con

Autographs at Kami-Con
So many autographs, so little time (Kami-Con)

What: Three days dedicated to anime, Japanese culture, gaming, comics, TV shows, movies + more. You can get autographs from your favorite voice actors + win big in competitions. More info.
When: Friday, February 10, noon-midnight | Saturday, February 11, 10AM-1AM | Sunday, February 12, 10AM-6PM
Where: BJCC East Exhibit Halls; 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost:

  • Free for kids 10 + under with the purchase of a normal badge from an adult chaperone. Children must be present at badge pickup or badge purchase to qualify.
  • Weekend pass: $65
  • Single-day passes: available on site only
    • Friday: $45
    • Saturday: $55
    • Sunday: $35

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11. McWane’s Big Machines Day

Big Machine's Day
Get your hard hats, Big Machine’s Day is back at McWane Science Center. (McWane Science Center)

What: Secure your hard hats + hop on some of the coolest machines around, including dump trucks and fire trucks. More info.
When: Saturday, February 11 | 10AM-4PM
Where: McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: Included in general admission
Tickets

12. Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Fly

Birmingham Children's Theatre
(Birmingham Children’s Theatre)

What: Watch nine-year-old Tonia Bridge grow up and find her way in an African-American home in Milwaukee in 1964 during this family-friendly play. More info.
When: Saturday, February 11 & Saturday, February 25 | 11AM
Where: Birmingham Children’s Theatre, 2130 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: $22 for adults | $18 for seniors + students | $10 for kids | Free for kids up to 18 months
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13. Mardi Gras on the Mountain

Mardi Gras on the Mountain
Dress in your best + purple and gold. (Easterseals)

What: Bringing Mardi Gras to The Magic City, this festive event has a live band, a New Orleans-inspired buffet dinner, drinks, a live auction hosted by Diamonds Direct, a silent auction + more excitement. More info.
When: Saturday, February 11 | 7PM
Where: The Club, 1 Robert S Smith Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
Cost: $125 single ticket | $225 couples ticket
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14. The Big Game at Cahaba Brewing Company

Cahaba Brewing Company, drinks, cheers
A cold beer is a necessity while watching football. (Cahaba Brewing Company / Facebook)

What: Cheers to an evening of football, friends, food + the tastiest beer. Grab your crew and have the best time watching the biggest football game of the year at Cahaba Brewing Company. More info.
When: Sunday, February 12 | 11AM-10PM
Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: Free admission

15. Vintage Market Days

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Shop ’til you drop. (Vintage Market Days)

What: Find the cutest clothes, jewelry + goods from over 90 dealers with unique vintage and antique goods. More info.
When: Thursday, February 16, 3-8PM | Friday, February 17, 9AM-5PM | Saturday, February 18, 9AM-4PM
Where: The Finley Center, 5508 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
Cost: $12-17 | Kids under 12 are free
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16. Field Trip: Birmingham Zoo and Great Backyard Bird Count

Birmingham Zoo
A perfect Saturday morning consists of walking around the zoo. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

What: Grab your binoculars, bird field guides + cameras to spot Alabama’s birds as you stroll around The Birmingham Zoo. More info.
When: Saturday, February 18 | 8-10AM
Where: The Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Cost: Free admission
Register

17. Design a Terrarium

What: Spruce up your space and add a little green by making a hanging glass terrarium with succulents. How cute! More info.
When: Saturday, February 18, 10-11:30AM | Thursday, February 23, 3-4:30PM
Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Cost: $30 nonmembers | $25 members
Register

18. Taylor Swift Rave

Taylor swift
(Saturn)

What: Swifties, shake it off in your shinest bejeweled outfit at this dance party filled with fan-fav Taylor Swift songs from all of her eras. More info.
When: Saturday, February 18 | 9PM
Where: Saturn, 200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: $25.62
Tickets

19. Birmingham Bulls vs Pensacola Ice Flyers

Birmingham Bulls
Watch these all-star players on the ice. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

What: Root for The Magic City’s hockey team as they go head-to-head against the Pensacola Ice Flyers. More info.
When: Monday, February 20, 1PM | Friday, February 24, 7PM | Saturday, February 25, 7PM
Where: Pelham Civic Center, 500 Amphitheater Rd, Pelham, AL 35124
Cost: Varies by seat
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20. Ranky Tanky with Lisa Fischer

What: Listen to these Grammy-winning five lifelong friends from Charleston perform soulful music. They’ll be singing with Lisa Ficher, a background singer for icons like The Rolling Stones + Tina Turner. More info.
When: Thursday, February 23 | 7-9PM
Where: Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
Cost: $39
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21. Colony House: The Cannonballers Tour

What: Rock out with Colony House, an indie rock band, as they play their catchy tunes in The Magic City. More info.
When: Friday, February 24 | 7PM
Where: Iron City, 513 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: $25
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22. A Chorus Line

What: The Magic City is bringing the legendary musical, A Chorus Line, to town—all about hopeful Broadway wannabes. More info.
When: Friday, February 24-Saturday, February 25, 7PM | Sunday, February 26, 2:30PM
Where: Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre, 800 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: $15 for adults | $8 for students
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23. Noir at the Bar

What: Listen to stories by incredible writers, groove to jazz music + exceptional prizes donated by local businesses in support of the Alabama literary community. More info.
When: Saturday, February 25 | 6-8:30PM
Where: The Red Cat Coffeehouse at Pepper Place, 2901 2nd Ave S, #120, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: Free admission

24. Notinee Darshan Dance Performance

What: Watch Alabama’s largest Indian classical-fusion dance group as they perform dances and spoken word to show how divinity is important in Indian culture. More info.
When: Sunday, February 26 | 2-4PM
Where: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Cost: Free admission

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