8 awesome weekend events including a Night Bazaar—March 3-5

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Get ready for this exciting Chili Cookoff (The Exceptional Foundation / Facebook)

Are you ready for a fun-filled weekend? Make sure to catch these events happening around Birmingham. Take a look below for all the deets.

Weekend Events in The Magic City

Cahaba Brewing Company
Head to the Cahaba Night Bazaar. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

1. The Planets

  • What: Take a spellbinding exploration of our solar system with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Transport yourself to the stars and spend an evening listening to magnificent songs by renowned composers like Gustav Holst, Claude Debussy and Avner Dorman. 
  • When: Friday, March 3, 11AM + 7PM | Saturday, March 4, 7PM 
  • Where: Alys Stephens Center–Jemison Concert Hall
  • Cost: $10-$80
  • Tickets

2. Cinderella

  • What: Hold onto your glass slippers and enjoy the timeless tale of Cinderella as it is told through the Alabama Ballet. Witness elegant dancing, spectacular costumes and stunning scenery.
  • When: Friday, March 3, 7:30PM | Saturday, March 4, 2:30PM + 7PM | Sunday, March 5, 2:30PM
  • Where: The BJCC Concert Hall
  • Cost: $45-$65
  • Tickets

3. The Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook-Off

  • What: At this family-friendly outdoor chili competition and fundraiser, guests can sample a plethora of homemade chili while enjoying an array of live entertainment, beverages, kids’ activities and more.
  • When: Saturday, March 4 | 10:30AM-3PM
  • Where: Brookwood Village
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 12 – Free
  • Tickets

4. Cahaba Night Bazaar

  • What: Shop 80 local vendors, artists and makers. Enjoy food trucks, live music and drink specials.
  • When: Saturday, March 4 | 5-10PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing
  • Cost: Free

5. ASPIRE Wine 10K

  • What: Run (or walk) this fun single loop course through Homewood, then join the post-race festivities at SoHo Square afterwards.
  • When: Saturday, March 4 | 7-10AM
  • Where: Homewood City Hall
  • Cost: Race Fee – $60 | Additional sign-up fee – $5.90
  • Tickets

6. For the Birds Gala

  • What: The Alabama Wildlife Center is hosting a charity gala benefiting their rehabilitation clinic and education programs. Enjoy dinner, drinks, music, a silent auction and more.
  • When: Saturday, March 4 | 6-9:30PM
  • Where: The Harbert Center
  • Cost: $50
  • Tickets

7. Taste of Birmingham

  • What: Enjoy the first annual Taste of Birmingham hosted by Avondale Brewing. There will be local food trucks, vendors, boutiques and more.
  • When: Sunday, March 5 | 1-5PM
  • Where: Avondale Brewing

8. North Alabama War Dawgs

  • What: Join the North Alabama War Dogs for their Court of Dreams Game as they face off against the Gulf Coast Hoopers.
  • When: Sunday, March 5 | Noon-3:30PM
  • Where: Legacy Arena
  • Cost: $10-$30
  • Tickets

Looking Ahead

Holi at Birmingham Museum of Art
Holi: A Festival of Color. Birmingham Museum of Art (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Holi: A Festival of Colors

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Lauryn Stinson
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