Birmingham Events Calendar: March 9th – March 16th

We love Spring time in Birmingham. Spring time here means events, festivals start picking up. The 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is this weekend as well as Family Day at Barber Museum.

If you have little ones that like American Girl, check out the event happening at Barnes and Noble Summit. Basketball Fans? Harlem Globetrotters roll into town on Sunday with a show that won’t disappoint!

Have a great week!


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Sunday March 9th:

Hansel and Gretal – Birmingham Ballet, BJCC Theatre
Hansel & Gretel, choreographed by Cindy Free, brings together a delicious mix of eccentric characters, colorful images, exciting dancing, humorous moments, and a triumphant happy ending. The ballet is set to the music of Humperdink’s masterpiece which features rich orchestrations and memorable melodies. Also on the program: Je’taime and Artist’s Palette from Birmingham Ballet’s Repertory Company Series.
$25.00 Ticket + $7.75 Fees = $32.75
$45.00 Ticket + $9.50 Fees = $54.50
Tickets available through Ticketmaster and the BJCC Central Ticket Office. The CTO is open 9-5 daily

Showtime – 2pm


Monday March 10th:

Monday Movie – Homewood Public Library
Join us for a cool movie and some hot popcorn!

Tot Time with Ms Eve – Avondale Library
Get ready to Huff and Puff with one of Mrs. Eve’s favorite fairytales! Geared for 2 to 4 years olds with a caregiver.  24-hour advanced notice of attendance required.


Tuesday March 11th:

Family Storytime, SkinnBones Comedy CircusIrondale Public Library
Share some fun and excitement with the whole family as you wonder at the skill and hilarious comedy of Skin-n-Bones Comedy Circus. Meet the talented performing dogs and pig– and of course, the clowns!

Snakes, the UnHuggables – Aldridge Gardens
Snakes get a bad rap and are misunderstood animals. But in reality, they’re often important players in the natural world.

Dr. Ken Marion, Biology Professor at UAB will show us these amazing creatures up close, and help us learn all about the secrets of Alabama snakes and how they have vital roles in our ecosystem.

This Family Nature Program is intended for both individuals and/or families to enjoy.

Child $5
Adult $10
Family maximum $20

Child $7
Adult $13
Family maximum $26

Family Tours – Birmingham Museum of Art
FREE // Meet in the Main Lobby
Join us for an in-gallery family experience! Children aged 3 – 8 and their adult companions are invited to join Museum educators to explore our collection, discover activities that make looking at art fun and exciting, and create new family memories about art.

No reservations required. Family Tours are also available by appointment for groups of 10 or more children aged 3 – 8. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 205.254.2964.

Storytime for All Ages – Homewood Public Library
Story Time


Wednesday March 12th:

Family Story Time with Mr MacNorth Shelby Library
Storyteller Extraordinaire – Come join Mr Mac and his musical storytime complete with puppets! All Ages, no registration required.

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Gather around as we join Jeremy Jacob on a voyage on the high seas in Melinda Long’s adorable book How I Became a Pirate.


Thursday March 13th:

High Flyin’ Fun – Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
High Flyin’ Fun! It’s time for kites and flying contraptions! Join us as we make our own kites that will even fly indoors- and hear stories and songs to match the theme! Please call to register. Ages 5 & under.

Mommy and Me Storytime – Homewood Public Library
Story Time for our younger patrons (birth to 30 mo.) and their lap partner.


Friday March 14th:

PI Day – McWane Science Center
Join McWane Science Center as we celebrate Pi Day (3.14) and Albert Einstein’s Birthday. Fun hands-on activities will focus on the importance of Pi and other interesting applications of math in our daily lives, and help mark the 130th anniversary of Einstein’s birth.
Included in cost of admission to the museum, FREE for members

Disney Live Mickey’s Music Festival – BJCC
Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more!

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival.
$54.00 Ticket + $9.90 Fees = $63.90
$44.00 Ticket + $8.95 Fees = $52.95
$32.00 Ticket + $8.65 Fees = $40.65
$24.00 Ticket + $8.45 Fees = $32.45
$14.00 Ticket + $7.20 Fees = $21.20



Saturday March 15th:

30th Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade – Five Points South
The 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is presented by REV Birmingham and Five Points South
Come early on Saturday to grab some lunch and/or drink from any of the participating merchants who will be offering food and drink specials ALL day thru Monday March 17th. While getting into the Irish spirit, visit one of our indoor music venues or just grab a great spot to watch the parade with the family.
Start time – 1:30 pm
End time – 2:30 pm

Link to parade map

Barber Family Day – Barber Museum
Family Fun Day! Children will have the chance to color a racecar t-shirt, take a photo on a motorcycle, and enter to win a family package of tickets to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

Parents’ admission is free with the purchase of a child’s $10 ticket. Child’s ticket covers a coloring t-shirt, as well as his or her admission.

Holi: An Indian Celebration of Color: Birmingham Museum of Art
A Celebration of COLOR! Join Bart the Art Bat for one of his favorite spring holidays, Holi! Celebrate color from 10AM-3PM: Art activities Scavenger hunt Traditional Indian food (provided by Taj India) Henna tattoos Bart’s Art Venture!
Click For more Information

American Girl Event – Barnes and Noble Summit
Girls ages 8-12 — Join us March 15 for a special American Girl Event. Truly Talented You features fun activities, puzzles and crafts inspired by the newest Girl of the Year.

Disney Live Mickey’s Music Festival – BJCC
Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more!

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival.
$54.00 Ticket + $9.90 Fees = $63.90
$44.00 Ticket + $8.95 Fees = $52.95
$32.00 Ticket + $8.65 Fees = $40.65
$24.00 Ticket + $8.45 Fees = $32.45
$14.00 Ticket + $7.20 Fees = $21.20

11am and 3pm

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart! Make a crown inspired by the approaching of Spring!
11am – 1pm

Family Storytime – Emmet O’Neal Library
Bring the entire family and join Mr. Mac for stories and music each Saturday morning.
10:30 a.m.

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Today we will read Kimberly & James Dean’s latest ‘Pete the Cat’ book about how with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete has a rockin’ good day!


Sunday March 16th:

Harlem Globetrotters – Pete Hanna Center
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years, all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year, the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the history of sports and entertainment, letting fans vote on new rules to be used in actual games. It was so much fun, we are doing it again, and there are cool new rules to choose from on our 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour:
$22 / $28 / $36 / $ 70 / $85
$20 additional for pre-show event
Pre-show event begins at 2:30 p.m.
Showtime 4pm


Local Attractions Open Daily!

McWane Science Center:

McWane Science Center’s IMAX® Dome Theater puts you in the center of the action by projecting breathtaking quality images onto the 5-story-tall dome screen and delivering intense surround sound through almost 3 tons of speakers and subwoofers.
Now Showing: Tornado Alley, Great White Shark, Titans of the Ice Age

Birmingham Zoo:

Lorikeet Aviary – Our Lorikeet Aviary has more birds than ever! Zoo guests can feed these exotic birds every day. You and your family will see these birds’ behavior as they eat nectar out of your hand.
Weekends 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

PELICAN FEEDING – A great way to see our pelicans in action is to witness them eating their favorite treats near the pelican boardwalk.

RHINO ENCOUNTER – Embark on an African adventure and experience one of the world’s most extraordinary animals, the Southern White Rhino. Watch from only feet away as our zookeepers engage in hands-on interaction with the animals inside their African-themed exhibit. Don’t miss this exciting encounter with one of the largest mammals on the planet!
Weekdays: 3pm – 3:30pm
Weekends: 11:30am – Noon & 3pm – 3:30 pm

GIRAFFE FEEDING – This up close and personal animal encounter is a memory you and your family will have for a lifetime.
Weekday: 11am – Noon
Weekends: 10am – 11am  & 2pm – 3pm

Vulcan Park and Museum:

Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. But, Vulcan is more than a statue. Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story, and a beautiful public park for visitors and locals to enjoy. With an official information center that is operated by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vulcan Park and Museum serves as the first stop for visitors to the Birmingham area!

Railroad Park:

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham’s downtown area with Southside and UAB’s campus.

Southern Museum of Flight:

Earn Your Wings – Bring your little pilot and soar above the clouds in our little pilots room. Kids enjoy building aircrafts, flying kites, and more.
Museum Open Tuesday – Thursday
9:30am – 4:30pm

Do you have or know of an event you would like to have added to our weekly calendar? Please email us at, subject line “Events Calendar” – We would love to hear from you!

** All information listed on our calendar is subject to change without notice to us or you… We do our best to keep the information accurate and will always update as soon as we learn that something has changed. It’s always best to double check with the event via their website or a quick call,  especially when weather can impact the event.


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