9 weekend events in Birmingham including a Funky Fish Fry—April 14-16

April events
The Funky Fish Fry is a must-attend April event. (Mitchell’s Place)

It’s never a dull weekend in The Magic City, so we’ve made a guide of all the great events happening April 14-16. Take a look at the details below.

Weekend Events in The Magic City

Birmingham, Funky Fish Fry, fundraisers, benefits, Mitchell's Place, Alabama Autism Society
Have fun and support a great cause. (Funky Fish Fry / Facebook)

1. Ovation

  • What: Jam out this April to the mix repertory performance, Ovation, from Alabama Ballet. This show features works like ‘Sergeant Early’s Dream’—a piece which tells the story of migration from the Old World to the New World accompanied by American, English + Irish folk music.
  • When: Friday, April 14, 7:30PM | Saturday, April 15, 2:30PM + 7:30PM | Sunday, April 16, 2:30PM
  • Where: Dorothy Jemison Day Theater
  • Cost: $45-$55
  • Tickets

2. Robotics Week

  • What: McWane Science Center answers your biggest questions about what robots are, how they work and what emerging tech to expect next.
  • When: Saturday, April 15, 10AM-5PM | Sunday, April 16, Noon-5PM
  • Where: McWane Science Center
  • Cost: Included in general admission to McWane.
  • Tickets

3. Birmingham Botanical Gardens Plant Sale

  • What: Enjoy plant shopping at the Spring Plant Sale with Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Proceeds from the sale will support the Friends’ mission: to protect, nurture, and share the wonders of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
  • When: Members – Thursday, April 13, 1-5:30PM | Public – Friday, April 14-Saturday, April 15, 8AM-5:30PM
  • Where: Formal Lawn
  • Cost: Free

4. Urinetown: The Musical

  • What: Find out what life would be like if there was a government-enforced ban on private toilets in this funny, fast-paced musical.
  • When: Thursday, April 13-Saturday, April 15, 7:30-9PM | Sunday, April 16, 2:30-4PM
  • Where: Harrison Theatre
  • Cost: $20 general admission | $10 for students
  • Tickets

5. RMHCA Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K

  • What: Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K directly benefits and impacts the guest families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. By participating in the event, you’re helping keep a family close to their sick or injured child free of charge.
  • When: Saturday, April 15 | 7AM-Noon
  • Where: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
  • Cost: $15-$30
  • Sign up

6. Mom’s Basement Vintage Market

  • What: Visit the vintage market at Mom’s Basement and shop from a large variety of local vendors. This market was rescheduled from Saturday, April 8.
  • When: Saturday, April 15 | Noon-6PM
  • Where: Mom’s Basement
  • Cost: Free

7. Funky Fish Fry

  • What: Attend this family-friendly event for great good, drinks, live music and more while raising awareness for Autism Awareness and Acceptance month. The event benefits Mitchell’s Place and Autism Support of Alabama.
  • When: Saturday, April 15 | 11:30AM-5PM
  • Where: Avondale Brewing Company
  • Cost: $10-$40
  • Tickets

8. CahabaQue BBQ Cook-Off

  • What: Come out to Cahaba Brewing Company for barbecue, beer and bragging rights at the Spring CahabaQue BBQ Cook-Off. Get a taste of Birmingham’s best backyard barbecue, while enjoying craft beer and live music. Kids and pets welcome! Event proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.
  • When: Saturday, April 15 | Noon-4PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Company
  • Cost: $15
  • Tickets

9. Ballet in the Park

  • What: Enjoy the beauty of dance with Magic City Performing Arts at the second annual Ballet in the Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to bask in the beautiful spring weather and experience extraordinary local talent.
  • When: Sunday, April 16 | 3PM
  • Where: Railroad Park
  • Cost: Free

Looking Ahead

Birmingham, Mutt Strut, Hand in Paw, charity run, animals, fundraiser
Mutt Strut, Birmingham. (Hand in Paw)

Spring North Alabama Vintage Market

Hand in Paw Mutt Strut

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Lauryn Stinson
Lauryn Stinson
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