Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun February 1st – 3rd

Tops picks for weekend fun in the Magic City!

  • National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe

Celebrate national ice cream for breakfast day with our delicious homemade Belgian waffle ice cream sundaes!

Saturday, 8am – 10:30am

  • Groundhog Day with a Twist at the Birmingham Zoo

Due to Birmingham Bill going through hibernation at this time, the Birmingham Zoo will be having a prediction with one of the Zoo’s opossums, a native species to Alabama. Join the Zoo for the Groundhog (Opossum) Day prediction at the Birmingham Zoo’s UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Wildlife Stage to learn about Groundhog Day traditions from all over the world and find out if we’ll have six more weeks of winter. Don’t miss a chance to play kid-friendly games, make a craft and more!

*In the chance of rain, the activities and a modified Keeper Chat will be held at the Safari Peak.

9am-10am: Games and Activities
10am-10:30am: Wildlife Show and Weather Prediction
10:30am: Animal Photo Opportunity

  • BCFA Chinese New Year Festival at Boutwell Auditorium

Chinese New Year, known in China as Spring Festival (春節 Chunjie), is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is sometimes called the Lunar New Year, especially by people outside China. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month (正月 zheng yue) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year’s Eve is known as Chuxi (除夕, abbr. for 年除夕 Nian Chu Xi). It literally means “Year-pass Eve”.

Saturday, 10:30 – 2:30

  • Beaker Bash: Carnivale at McWane Science Center

At McWane Science Center, science is a celebration full of magical experiences, forces of nature, and fun. So, we feel it is only fitting that we theme Beaker Bash 2019 to illustrate the incredible wonders of science. As such, we are excited to unveil to you our theme for the 2019 event: “Carnivale”. This February, mystery and imagination will thrive during this whimsical night in the museum. Bring your whole family and be swept away into a world of colorful displays of acrobatics and intrigue! Beaker Bash is a beloved tradition that allows the whole family the opportunity to participate in a new and special adventure. All proceeds from the event go directly to McWane Science Center’s Education Scholarship Fund.

Saturday, 5pm – 8pm

Tickets are available now, and can be purchased here or at the door.

  • Birmingham Bulls Hockey at Pelham Civic Complex

V. Pensacola Ice Flyers
As You Walk Through the Door, Your Hearts Starts Pumping! The irresistible lure of HOCKEY and the buzz of a packed house causes your ADRENALIN to surge. The music is PUMPING, the lights fade and the smoke swirls – and that’s just the beginning. Monster hits, UNBELIEVABLE GOALS and in-your-face hockey keeps you on the edge of your seat. The action is NON-STOP! With heart pounding music, and contests, what are you waiting for? It’s an EXPERIENCE to remember.

Saturday, 7pm

For even more events happening around town this weekend and beyond, make sure to check out our full Events Calendar

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