Moos For Meals: A Barnyard Benefit For Hungry Children

Moos For Meals: A Barnyard Benefit For Hungry Children. Tickets on sale now for $15! Venmo @MoosForMeals to buy tickets or donate! Come out for a day of fun including hayrides, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, corn crib, barbeque, face painting and MORE! The event is at Tuscaloosa Barnyard on Oct. 27th from 2-6 PM. This event is to support Secret Meals For Hungry Children, a Tuscaloosa nonprofit that provides food to children over the weekend who do not have access to enough food or nutritional options during the school year. 1 in 4 children in West Alabama suffers from food insecurity and it only takes $140 to feed a child every weekend for a whole school year. You can help make that happen!

10th Annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K Family Fall Festival

Come join the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) for the 10th annual Head Over Teal Race Day & Fall Festival on Saturday, September 21st at The Preserve in Hoover, AL.  There will be 10k and 5k race courses, live music, food and beverage options, inflatables and face painting for children, as well as an awards ceremony for race winners!

Please visit www.ThinkOfLaura.org/HeadOverTeal for registration information and details. Discounted registration pricing is available until September 19, 2019.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation and its GYN cancer efforts, including early detection research, awareness education, and support services for GYN cancer patients and families.  Since its founding in 2009, the LCBF has granted more than $500,000 for ovarian cancer early detection research; educated tens of thousands of community members on GYN cancer prevention info, signs and symptoms; and provided emotional, educational, and direct financial support to thousands of GYN cancer patients and their loved ones.

African Heritage Festival

Celebrate vibrant traditions and cultures of regions throughout the African diaspora at the BMA’s free-of-charge African Heritage Festival.

Celebrate vibrant traditions and cultures of regions throughout the African diaspora at the BMA’s free-of-charge African Heritage Festival. This family-oriented festival honors African heritage through art, crafts, music, dance, and more. Featuring a powerful performance by Atlanta-based African drumming and dance group Giwayen Mata.

Schedule:

Art Activities – 10AM-2PM
Pop Up African Cuisine by Catering By LaNetta – 11AM-2PM
Magic City Snoballs – 10AM-2PM
Face-painting – 10AM-2PM
Check out the African Galleries! 10AM-2PM
Performance by Giwayen Mata– 1PM

 

The 2018-2019 Family Festivals Series is presented by Medical Properties Trust.

Holi Festival

Join us for our ninth annual Holi festival, the Indian celebration of color.

Join us for our ninth annual Holi festival, the Indian celebration of color. Enjoy classical Indian and Bollywood-style dancing, food from local Indian restaurants, henna artists, art making, and more! The day ends with a huge celebration where everyone heads outside to play Holi, which involves the traditional throwing of powdered colors.

Schedule:
Dance performances – Auditorium, 11AM-2PM
Art Activities – Main Lobby, 11AM-3PM
Henna – Lobby, 11AM-3PM
Veggie Biryani from Taj India, $5 (cash only) – Café, 11AM-3PM
Hyderabad Dum Zone Food Truck – Outside, 11AM-3PM
Throwing of the Colors, Parking Lot, 1:30PM

The Family Festivals Series is presented by
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Japanese Heritage Festival

Celebrate the rich cultural history of Japan at our Japanese Heritage Festival!

Celebrate the rich cultural history of Japan at our Japanese Heritage Festival. Using Japanese art as inspiration, the BMA will explore this beautiful culture through special art activities, tours of the Japanese gallery, and screenings of Anime. Highlighting the day will be a traditional tea ceremony demonstration by the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Birmingham Association.

Traditional Tea Ceremony
10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
Café

Anime Screening
10am – 2pm
Auditorium

Japanese Inspired Art Activites
10am – 2pm
Main Lobby

The Sailor Moonviewing Digital Scavenger Hunt
10am – 2pm
Main Lobby

The Family Festivals Series is presented by Medical Properties Trust.

Latinx Heritage Festival

Celebrate Latin culture and traditions at the Birmingham Museum of Art during our third annual Latinx Heritage Festival!

Celebrate Latin culture and traditions at the Birmingham Museum of Art during our third annual Latinx Heritage Festival! Join us for a day of festivities, featuring Spanish-language gallery tours and delicious Latin cuisine. Enjoy family-friendly art activities, face painting, and much more!

The 2018–2019 Family Festivals Series is presented by Medical Properties Trust.

The Original Makers Festival

Celebrate the opening weekend of our new exhibition with a fun-filled day at the BMA!

Celebrate the opening weekend of our new exhibition The Original Makers with a fun-filled day at the Museum! Featuring live music by The Cedric Burnside Project, guests will enjoy artist demonstrations by Blackbelt Treasures, art-making activities, face painting, and the opening of The Original Makers.

The Original Maker’s Festival Schedule:

Art Activities, Main Lobby, 10am – 2pm

Artist Demonstrations by Black Belt Treasures, Cafe, 10am – 2pm
Face Painting, Sculpture Garden, 10am – 2pm

Pop-Up Restaurant by Hot Tag, Sculpture Garden, 11am-2pm

Alabama Animals from the Birmingham Zoo, Sculpture Garden, 11am-12pm

Alabama Artist Scavenger Hunt, Galleries, 10am – 2pm

Live Music feat. The Cedric Burnside Project, Upper Plaza, 1:00 pm-2pm

Holi: A Festival of Color

Join the BMA and the Indian Cultural Society for the 8th annual Holi Festival, the Indian celebration of color.

Join the BMA and the Indian Cultural Society for the 8th annual Holi Festival, the Indian celebration of color. This popular event brings communities together for a fun-filled day celebrating Indian culture and featuring music, dance, food, henna, art-making, and gallery exploration.  At the end of the event, guests gather outside for the highlight of the day, the throwing of powdered colors to welcome the spring season. Make sure to wear something you don’t mind having to wash!

The 2017-2018 Family Festivals Series is presented by Medical Properties Trust.

Dance performances- Auditorium, 12PM- 2PM
Art Activities- Main Lobby, 11AM- 3PM
Pop-up Restaurant by The Hot Tag- Café, 11AM- 3PM
Tasting from Taj India- Café, 12PM- 1PM
Throwing of the Colors, Outside, 2:30PM