Opera Birmingham presents “Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena”

Join Opera Birmingham for their second annual children’s opera as they present Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena (Lucinda and the Christmas Eve Flowers). Admission is free!

Based on the popular Mexican folk tale of the first poinsettia, young Lucinda and her mother make a blanket together. They plan to give it as a gift at a Christmas Eve celebration, but Lucinda’s mother grows very sick, and they cannot finish it in time. As Lucinda finds the strength to attend the celebration alone with only wildflowers to share, a holiday miracle teaches her that giving from the heart is more important than the gift itself. This lively, interactive and heartwarming children’s opera about perseverance, transformation, and a holiday miracle will set your season aglow!

Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena is sung in English and presented in partnership with Samford Opera. The performance is made possible, in part, through support from Medical Properties Trust, Inc. and VIVA Health, Inc.

The ultimate January guide to library events happening in Birmingham

Birmingham, Hoover Public Library
Staff at the Hoover Public Library show excitement for books and upcoming events. Photo via Hoover Public Library.

Birmingham is home to a number of incredible public libraries – each with their own calendar filled with exciting events! For the ultimate January guide to library events happening around the ‘ham, read on! Continue reading “The ultimate January guide to library events happening in Birmingham”

Birmingham Top Things To Do: May 31st-June 6th

SliceFest comes to the ‘Ham this week! Coincidentally, ham is one of my favorite pizza toppings, right up next to pineapple – via slicefest.com

Another week of events in the Magic City!  This time, most of the live music is concentrated around SliceFest or other events.  Maybe I just don’t like country music as much as other people.  If you like country music, check out our full calendar of events here and see what tickles your fancy! Continue reading “Birmingham Top Things To Do: May 31st-June 6th”