There are those things that change, and those that stay the same. For Birmingham, change is welcomed, but staying true to our roots is in our blood.
What’s the old saying – “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Little River Falls, one of Alabama’s most iconic waterfalls, has disappeared as a result of the extreme drought of 2016.
The 6th Annual Brookwood Surgeons vs Chefs Pumpkin Carve Off is back and at the Market at Pepper Place on Saturday, October 29th!
Brookwood Baptist Health has partnered with the Market at Pepper Place to present the 6th annual pumpkin carving contest. This festive event shows off the best of what Birmingham is known for – doctors and chefs! Top orthopedic surgeons are pitted against top chefs to win the live carving contest. Pumpkins will be judged on precision, skill and creativity. Possibly the best part, it is FREE and open to the public.
Got to admit. This is one of the most creative and important fundraising events in Birmingham.
The Women’s Fund Smart Party 5.0 is….
If you can’t attend, let’s say your kids have a soccer game, or you’ve got deadlines at work – Register for the online event. In both cases, you create your own personal fundraising page. And you can do either RIGHT NOW!
Brian Wilson, the lead singer of The Beach Boys, is currently on tour in honor of the 50th anniversary of “Pet Sounds” – one of the most magical albums ever (okay, that’s totally my opinion, but it really is a masterpiece).
Wilson will be making a 2017 tour stop at the BJCC Concert Hall along with his band to perform “Pet Sounds” in its entirety. Fans will also hear some of their favorite Beach Boys tunes and solo material of Wilson’s.
I will refrain from making any Beach Boys puns… LOL just kidding – wouldn’t it be nice to see you there! God only knows that you’ll have FUN FUN FUN.
Check out the legend playing live on May 9th! Tickets go on sale October 21st at 10AM. More info here.
For 26th year, the Birmingham Audubon Society, along with co-sponsors the Alabama Wildlife Center, Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, and the Friends of Oak Mountain State Park are presenting the Audubon Teaches Nature (ATN) Series seminars.
Exploring and celebrating the diversity of Alabama’s natural history, these seminars provide the public with the knowledge and skills to enjoy your time in the field, whether you are birding, hiking, biking or just exploring the outdoors.
Meet and learn from some of Alabama’s leading naturalists this fall and Spring, beginning on Sunday, October 23rd. Here is the recently released Audubon Teaches Nature 2016/2017 schedule:
You’ve heard the story. So the American beatboxer and Siberian throat singers walk into a bar….
Just kidding, of course.
Free craft beer and fine wine tasting festival in Birmingham? Count. Us. In.
Have you ever walked down the beverage aisle of your local grocery store and wondered just what IS a Little Sumpin Sumpin, Dale’s Pale Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Vanillaphant or Bearded Lady? Here’s a chance to indulge your curiosity and sample over 50 craft beers from around the world along with many fine wines for FREE!
Rattlesnakes, earthquakes, wacky animals and bugs.
If you are curious about nature and the world around you, drop by the Homewood Public Library on Sunday, October 9th, between 2:00 to 4:00 to meet highly acclaimed Alabama children nature writer Heather Montgomery for a public book signing.
1) Hear from Jay Brandrup, Auburn grad, on what it is takes to start a business from scratch in Birmingham and grow it to be one of the most respected in the city. Kinetic was “has been recognized as one of Birmingham’s Most Admired Companies by the Birmingham Business Journal.”
Jay Brandrup, Founder and Principal, Kinetic
Celebrate Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 15th Anniversary this Friday 10/7 by attending Alabama Outdoors’s Party on the Porch !
Starting this Friday from 5pm to 9pm, the Birmingham Museum of Art will be hosting a new series, Art After 5.
Every first Friday, the museum will feature new art and entertainment with a lot of opportunities to unwind from the week. This will include mini studio art classes, guest musicians, tapas tastings, local mixologists, and art history hacks with experts.
The event is FREE for Members and only $10 for General Admission.
On Friday, you will have the opportunity to peruse through the Ghoulish Gallery Tour with Angela May of the BMA’s Education Department, watch a performance by Contemporary jazz duo Michael Glaser and Choko Aken on piano and drums. You will also get the chance to enjoy a Mini Studio Class with Instructor Meredith Knight and treat yourself to cocktails by the guest mixologist Feizal Valli of downtown’s soon-to-open, The Atomic Lounge.
Add a little Art to your Friday and enjoy the BMA’s newest series.
From our good friends at the Alabama Rivers Alliance – below is a list of events they are promoting in the month of October. Mark your calendars today, and bookmark the ARA Events calendar page.
October 7 – 9 – Cukorakko Music Festival, benefitting the Coosa Riverkeeper
October 7 – Party on the Porch at Alabama Outdoors, benefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper
October 8 & 9 – Blount County Solar Home Tour
October 10 – ASAN’s Regional Food & Farms Forum at Kymulga Grist Mill in Childersburg
October 13 – Bay Bash benefiting Mobile Baykeeper
October 20 – ACF’s Connect to your Coast at Black Warrior Brewing Company
October 23 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
October 28 – 30 – Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club Annual Retreat