Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun January 18th – 20th

What’s happening around the Magic City this weekend? Read on for some great events that will be fun for the whole family!

  • Birmingham Bulls Hockey – Pelham Civic Complex

Vs 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.

Friday, 7:30pm
Saturday, 7pm

  • Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code – McWane Science Center

Check out the new Exhibit opening this Saturday at the McWane Science Center. Do you have your mother’s dimples? Or your father’s hairline? What makes us, us? And how much of it actually sets us apart from every other living thing on Earth? Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code begins to unravel the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth to grow and function: the genome. Discover how your genome could be the key to maximizing your future quality of life as genomic science helps open the way to more personalized healthcare. See yourself in a new way: as an individual, as a member of a family, and as part of the diversity of life on Earth.

Opens Saturday

  • Japanese Heritage Festival – Birmingham Museum of Art

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.

This event is free of charge.

Saturday, 10am – 2pm

  • BrickFair Alabama LEGO Expo – BJCC Exhibition Halls

At BrickFair you’ll find hands-on games and activities, tons of amazing creations made from LEGO bricks, a variety of different vendors selling all sorts of unique LEGO related items, and so much more.

BrickFair brings together LEGO fans and builders from across the USA to show off and share their amazing LEGO creations and passion for the LEGO brick.

Show tickets are $14 per person at the door. All children ages 3 and under are FREE.

Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 10am – 4pm

  • Lunar Eclipse Viewing Parties – Samford on the Quad and Oak Mountain State Park

The total lunar eclipse will last approximately five hours, and will end at 1:48AM on January 21st. Totality is expected to occur at 11:12PM.

If you would like to get out and witness this for yourself, you’re in luck! There will be two spots in Birmingham where you can go – For more information on both of these events and what to expect check out our Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party Post

8am – 1pm at Samford
10:30pm at Oak Mountain

For even more fun this weekend, and beyond… Check out our Full Events Calendar!

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