Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun January 11th – 13th


  • Bulls Broncs and Barrels – Blount County Agri-Business Center

Celebrate an American tradition this winter as the Lone Star Rodeo Company brings its BULLS, BRONCS, & BARRELS TOUR to the Agri-Business Center for two nights of competition. The events get underway at 7:30 p.m. including Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Brahma Bull Riding, and Cowgirls’ Barrel Racing. Added attraction will be hilarious rodeo clown the Mighty Mike Wentworth.

Friday  & Saturday – Opens at 6:00 p.m. Event Begins 7:30 p.m.
Adults, $15
Children (Ages 4-12), $10

  • Story Times and Activities Featuring Love, Z at Barnes and Noble Summit

A robot named Z discovers a message signed “Love, Beatrice,” and decides to find out what “love” means. They embark on an adventure that leads to Beatrice, and back home again, where love was hiding all along. Get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

Saturday, 11am – 12pm

  • Sea Lion Encounter – Birmingham Zoo

Time is almost up to check out the Sea Lion Encounter… Get wildly connected with the Birmingham Zoo! With new Behind-the-Scenes Encounters, you can get close to a Sea Lion and meet a Cassowary, all while learning from the Zoo’s expert Animal Care Professionals. Encounters include a tour of behind-the-scenes animal areas, time to ask the experts any questions you have, and more!

Saturday, 11am

  • Magic Moments Magic Show – Alabama Theatre

Join Magic Moments at the Alabama Theatre for a magic show for the whole family! Start in the lobby where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy up close magic, face painting, balloon art and more. Grab your snacks and drinks and head into the theater where magician David Garrard will wow you with a show you’ll never forget!

Sunday, 2pm – 5pm
Ticket Prices:
Adults – $30 each
Children – $25 each
Family Four Pack (two adults, two children) – $100 each

Call 205-638-9372 to purchase your tickets

  • Exploring Natural Alabama – Alabama Wildlife Center at Oak Mountain

Birds of prey are truly masters of the skies. They have keen eyesight, sharp talons, and are adept hunters. Owls have the additional advantage of being nocturnal in their habits. During this program, featuring live birds from AWC’s Education Ambassadors Program, you will learn their various features, adaptations, and field marks to help you identify them in the field. Bring your children and camera to capture the moment! Note there are two programs at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to accommodate everyone.

Sunday, 1pm – 4pm

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