7 exciting weekend events including the opening of “Dreamgirls”—Feb. 3-5

Dreamgirls is finally here. (Red Mountain Theatre)

After a rainy and gray week, I’m sure I’m not the only one excited about a sunny weekend. From an art exhibit to tasty food and a musical, here’s everything that’s happening in The Magic City—February 3-5.

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Ivory LeShore’s gourmet bread pudding booth. (Woodlawn Street Market)

7 weekend events in The Magic City

Jeni's ice cream
Ice cream for breakfast? Yes, please! (Madison Croxson / Bham Now)

1. Birmingham Restaurant Week

  • What: Support local restaurants by filling up on multi-course, chef-curated meals + bartender-created cocktails during the final days of Birmingham Restaurant Week.
  • When: Now-Saturday, February 4
  • Where: Participating restaurants
  • Cost: Breakfast, lunch & dinner menus ranging from $5-$50

2. Art After 5: Love & Basketball

  • What: Make a game plan to head to the Birmingham Museum of Art for an evening filled with drinks, chocolate, games, art activities + a screening of the movie Love & Basketball.
  • When: Friday, February 3 | 5-8PM
  • Where: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission

3. Space One Eleven Exhibit Opening Reception

  • What: Hop on over to this new mixed-material art exhibit. Created by artist + educator John Fields, the event focuses on our country’s current cultural crises.
  • When: Friday, February 3 | 5:30-7PM
  • Where: Space One Eleven Art Center, 2409 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission

4. Dreamgirls

  • What: Watch hopeful singers become superstars in Red Mountain Theatre’s funny + inspiring production of the beloved musical Dreamgirls.
  • When: February 3-19 | Thursdays-Fridays, 7:30PM | Saturdays, 2PM + 7:30PM | Sundays, 2PM
  • 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

5. Jeni’s Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

6. Black Excellence Food & Culture Festival

  • What: Celebrate + support the best Black chefs and leaders in Birmingham with tasting samples, food trucks, live entertainment, networking + a kids’ zone.
  • When: Saturday, February 4 | 1-5PM
  • Where: 1612 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $25
  • Tickets

7. Sam Holt Band

  • What: Grab a cold one at Avondale Brewing Company and rock out with Sam Hunt Band. They’ll perform favorites by Widespread Panic + original hits.
  • When: Saturday, February 4 | 8-10PM
  • Where: Avondale Brewing Company, 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: $20
  • Tickets

Looking ahead

Spencer Myer Samford Arts
Your jaw will drop when you hear pianist Spencer Myer’s talent. (Supatcha Rattanathumawat)
  • Kami-Con
    • When: Friday, February 10, Noon-Midnight | Saturday, February 11, 10AM-1AM | Sunday, February 12, 10AM-6PM

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Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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