The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Jan 12th – Jan 15th

Top picks for weekend fun around Birmingham for this Martin Luther King Day Weekend!


  • Dinner on the Dark Side at McWane Science Center
    Friday January 12th, 6pm – 10pm

Enjoy dinner on the darkside before heading to Jedi training where you will discover the science of Star Wars, explore the forces of the galaxy, and have a special meet and greet with Star Wars characters! Plus, enjoy a special screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Tickets $25. To purchase tickets, please call Reservations at 205-714-8414.

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:00 – 9:30 pm – Programming
10:00 pm – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Screening

  • Asian Heritage Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art
    Saturday January, 13th 10am – 2pm

Celebrate the Museum’s latest exhibition Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection during our Asian Heritage Festival! Enjoy art activities for all ages inspired by the cultures and traditions represented in our Asian art collection. The celebration will include art activities, storytelling, face-painting, and more. The festival will end with a very special Butoh Japanese dance performance in the auditorium.


All day- Art Activities and scavenger hunt
11AM-12PM- Traditional Chinese music performance
1PM- Butoh in Birmingham performance

  • Special Saturday at the Birmingham Zoo
    Saturday January 13th, 10am – 11am

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide inclusive opportunities to all members of the community, the Education Department at the Birmingham Zoo and KultureCity are excited to announce our new Special Saturdays program. Special Saturdays is a series of zoo-based learning experiences for children and adolescents with cognitive or physical disabilities whose opportunities for engagement

  • Trivia Scavenger Hunt at CHOM
    Saturday January 13th, 10am – 4pm

Join us for a Scavenger Hunt!! Be sure to follow the clues, and you must play fair! The prize awaits, there is no time to spare! All activities included in admission!

  • Exploring Natural Alabama: Birds of Prey, Masters of the Sky at Oak Mountain
    Sunday January 14th, 1pm – 4pm

Complimentary refreshments are offered at 12:30 pm in the AWC observation room followed by two programs, due to popular demand, at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm in the auditorium. Both programs will feature live birds “on the glove” from AWC’s Education Ambassadors Program. Birds of prey are truly masters of the skies. They have keen eyesight, sharp talons and are adept hunters. Fortunately for us, Alabama is home to several species. During this program you will learn their various features, adaptations and field marks to help you identify them in the field. Bring your children & camera to capture the moment!

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