7 fun weekend events in The Magic City—Jan. 27-29

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Head to Cahaba Brewing Company this weekend. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Just like that, it’s almost the weekend again. There’s never a dull moment in Birmingham with concerts, dance parties, musicals and more excitement. Read on to learn all about what’s happening in The Magic City—January 27-29.

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7 weekend events in The Magic City

Alabama Symphony Orchestra
You don’t want to miss Joyce Yang with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

1. Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Joyce Yang

  • What: Hear beautiful music played by master pianist Joyce Yang with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra this weekend.
  • When: Friday, January 27, 11AM & 7PM | Saturday, January 28, 7PM
  • Where: Alys Stephens Center – Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
  • Cost: Friday, January 27 Coffee Concert – $10-$38 | Friday, January 27 & 28, 7PM – $10-$80
  • Buy tickets

2. dwb (driving while black)

  • What: Join Opera Birmingham as they explore issues of racial injustice through the story of an African American parent, her son + contemporary news bulletins.
  • When: Friday, January 27-Saturday, January 28, 7:30PM | Sunday, January 29, 2:30PM
  • Where: Red Mountain Theatre – Discovery Theatre, 1600 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Adult tickets vary by seat | $10 for students and kids
  • Buy tickets

3. Go Go Gorilla

  • What: Listen + dance to the sounds of garage, surf, soul, R&B, punk, new wave, mutant disco + more this Friday night.
  • When: Friday, January 27 | 9PM
  • Where: Saturn, 200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission

4. How to Make it in the Music Industry

  • What: Music students + wannabes, hear from top leaders in the industry to learn what it’s like being a pop star or to mix tunes behind the scenes.
  • When: Saturday, January 28 | 9AM-5PM
  • Where: Brock Recital Hall, 880 Montague Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229 
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Register

5. Electronics Recycling Day

  • What: Looking to do some spring cleaning? Drop off your unwanted electronics + paper for free at the Birmingham Zoo.
  • When: January 28, 9-11:30AM, or until capacity is met
  • Where: Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Cost: Free admission

6. Beermingham Babes Cahabaversary

  • What: Ladies, raise your glass to a day of free tours and tastings at Cahaba Brewing Company, a beer educational chat + sip on a cranberry rosé sour.
  • When: Saturday, January 28 | 1-5PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission

7. Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation

  • What: The beloved character of Winnie the Pooh will be on the big stage during this family-friendly musical about the Hundred Acre Wood.
  • When: Sunday, January 29 | 5PM
  • Where: Alys Stephens Center – Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
  • Cost: $29
  • Buy tickets

Looking Ahead

Dreamgirls is coming to the big stage. (Red Mountain Theatre)
  • Dreamgirls
    • When: February 3-19 | Thursdays-Fridays, 7:30PM | Saturdays, 2PM + 7:30PM | Sundays, 2PM
      • ASL Performance: Saturday, February 11 | 7:30 PM
    • Where: Red Mountain Theatre, 1600 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
    • Cost: $32+ | (Kids) $25+ | Discount: Save $5 on price levels 1, 2 & 3 with discount code BHAMDREAM
    • Tickets

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Selah Vetter
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