7 amazing weekend events including live music + Birmingham Boat Show—Jan. 20-22

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Classical Pianist Joyce Yang will be on the big stage performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. (KT Kim)

From can’t-miss performances to a community seed swap, Birmingham is bustling with excitement this weekend. Read on to learn which events to put on your calendar—January 20-22.

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Tommy Emmanuel is performing in Bham this weekend. (Alys Stephens Center)
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7 weekend events in The Magic City

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Start planning your spring garden this weekend at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

1. Birmingham Boat Show

  • Why go: You don’t want to miss the 50th Annual Birmingham Boat Show with an all-star lineup of the best marine dealers from throughout the state. It’s the perfect way to prepare for those glorious summer lake days ahead.
  • When: Thursday, January 19-Friday, January 20, Noon-9PM | Saturday, January 21, 11AM-9PM | Sunday, January 22, Noon-5PM
  • Where: BJCC, 1 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $10 for adults | Kids 12 and under are free

2. Community Seed Swap

  • Why go: Start your spring garden by swapping seeds + learning tips and tricks on how to have a thriving garden.
  • When: Saturday, January 21 | 9AM-2PM
  • Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Cost: Free, donations encouraged
  • Register

3. 7th Annual Grace Gala

  • Why go: Dress to the nines for a night of live music, a dinner buffet, a silent auction + more. Proceeds benefit The Wellhouse, which provides a safe residential environment for sex trafficking survivors.
  • When: Saturday, January 21 | 6-10PM
  • Where: The Fennec, 1630 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $75
  • Buy tickets

4. The Music of Queen

5. Helen Simoneau Danse: Delicate Power

  • Why go: Focusing on power dynamics within individuals and communities, this dance features an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and musician Caroline Shaw.
  • When: Saturday, January 21 | 8PM
  • Where: Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
  • Cost: $25 general admission | $10 for students
  • Buy tickets

6. Organist Johann Vexo

  • Why go: Coming to The Magic City all the way from Paris is Johann Vexo—organist of Notre-Dame de Paris. Hear him perform during this free event.
  • When: Sunday, January 22 | 4PM
  • Where: The Cathedral of Saint Paul, 2120 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission

7. ASC Presents Tommy Emmanuel

  • Why go: Guitar lovers, this is your chance to hear one of the best guitarists of all time. You’ll be stunned at the incredible sounds Tommy Emmanuel plays on his acoustic guitar.
  • When: Sunday, January 22 | 6-8PM
  • Where: Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
  • Cost: $49
  • Buy tickets

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Itamar Zorman is playing at Samford University. (Jamie Jung)

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Selah Vetter
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