District 5

Throwing on the Wheel

05-27-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 27 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us...

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Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us in a previous course & beginners.

Kids 12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult.

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Tags:   Classes + Workshop Family + CampsArt + Stage

Introduction to Bookmaking

06-17-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 27 @ 6:00 pm Mon, Jun 03 @ 6:00 pm Mon, Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Join David West for a five-week series exploring the fundamentals of bookmaking and diving into the art of hand-sewn books. Throughout the course, David will introduce essential processes, tools, and terminology used in bookmaking, guiding...

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Join David West for a five-week series exploring the fundamentals of bookmaking and diving into the art of hand-sewn books. Throughout the course, David will introduce essential processes, tools, and terminology used in bookmaking, guiding participants through various book forms and completing multiple projects along the way.
David West has over 20 years of art teaching experience. With an MFA in printmaking and a specialization in sketching, he has been honing his craft in bookmaking for over a decade.

 

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Tags:   Books + Film Classes + WorkshopArt + Stage

Basic Computer Classes

05-28-2024

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 11:00 am

The Basic Computer Classes will be an ongoing mission to educate patrons on the use of computers to include basic functions of CPUs, keyboarding, internet, software, programming such as Microsoft Suite, Google Suites etc.

The Basic Computer Classes will be an ongoing mission to educate patrons on the use of computers to include basic functions of CPUs, keyboarding, internet, software, programming such as Microsoft Suite, Google Suites etc.

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Tags:  Libraries

Magic City Art Mart

05-28-2024

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 5:00 pm

The Magic City Art Mart is open! Come and grab free art supplies, or attend one of our workshops or Community Art Nights. Magic City Art Mart is located on the 2nd floor of the Central Library in the Create 205 Lab. Hours are Saturdays 12-3 p.m....

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The Magic City Art Mart is open! Come and grab free art supplies, or attend one of our workshops or Community Art Nights. Magic City Art Mart is located on the 2nd floor of the Central Library in the Create 205 Lab. Hours are Saturdays 12-3 p.m. and Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. Follow us on Instagram (@magiccityartmart) for more information about workshops and Community Art Nights.

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Tags:  Libraries

Grants 101: Applying for Small Business Grants

05-28-2024

Presented by REV Birmingham at SocialVenture, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for an informative discussion about applying for grants as a small business owner in Birmingham, Alabama. Three local organizations will share details regarding their respective grant programs, how applicants can understand requirements...

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Join us for an informative discussion about applying for grants as a small business owner in Birmingham, Alabama. Three local organizations will share details regarding their respective grant programs, how applicants can understand requirements and eligibility, available resources to provide assistance, and tips for prospective applicants. Audience members will be able to submit questions for panelists to answer, participate in a Q&A session, and receive take-aways in the form of informational handouts. TAKEAWAYS: You will... Be prepared to understand common requirements of grant programs Learn about the resources available to help small business owners apply for grants Learn about commonly required document submission/uploads Learn about digital requirements for grant application submission Receive tangible resources in the form of handouts

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Tags:  Classes + Workshop

Throwing on the Wheel

05-28-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us...

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Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us in a previous course & beginners.

Kids 12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult.

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Tags:   Classes + Workshop Family + CampsArt + Stage

Stained Glass with Blue Dragon Glass

06-04-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 6:30 pm Tue, Jun 04 @ 6:30 pm

In this five-week class, Rhandie Weaver, of Blue Dragon Glass, will teach you the basics of stained glass. Learn how to cut glass, grind, foil, solder, frame, and clean a stained glass panel. By the end, you'll have a beautiful piece of art and...

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In this five-week class, Rhandie Weaver, of Blue Dragon Glass, will teach you the basics of stained glass. Learn how to cut glass, grind, foil, solder, frame, and clean a stained glass panel. By the end, you'll have a beautiful piece of art and some new skills to take home. This is a hybrid class, for both beginners and those who have some experience. Beginners will have the option of multiple designs while more experienced will be able to work on designs using more advanced skills. Includes materials.

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Tags:   Classes + WorkshopArt + Stage

Natural Wine 101

05-29-2024

Presented by Cala Coffee at Cala Coffee - Downtown, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 29 @ 12:00 am

Natural wine class & tasting, led by Alex from Grassroots Wine! -Learn about the different flavors in wine and how those flavors evolve through time -Learn how to shop for wines based on the flavors you enjoy and how to talk about them -Connect...

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Natural wine class & tasting, led by Alex from Grassroots Wine! -Learn about the different flavors in wine and how those flavors evolve through time -Learn how to shop for wines based on the flavors you enjoy and how to talk about them -Connect with people in the community that want to learn more about the foundations of wine Class includes the above, plus 1 glass of wine & 15% off bottles of wine!

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Tags:  Culinary

McWane Science Center History Makers

05-31-2024

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 29 @ 9:00 am

Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Tags:  History + Civil Rights

Alabama First

05-29-2024

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 29 @ 2:00 pm

Interested in Alabama research? Come take a road trip through some of our favorite Alabama resources for genealogy and local history. Registration required for online attendance only.

Interested in Alabama research? Come take a road trip through some of our favorite Alabama resources for genealogy and local history. Registration required for online attendance only.

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Tags:  Libraries

Sun Ra Returns Home

05-29-2024

Presented by East Village Arts at East Village Arts, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 29 @ 6:00 pm

Embark on a celestial journey as we honor the legacy of Sun Ra, the pioneer of cosmic jazz, returning home to Birmingham. Join us at East Village Arts for an unforgettable evening full of rhythm, melody, and avant-garde creativity.

✨ Featuring...

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Embark on a celestial journey as we honor the legacy of Sun Ra, the pioneer of cosmic jazz, returning home to Birmingham. Join us at East Village Arts for an unforgettable evening full of rhythm, melody, and avant-garde creativity.

✨ Featuring a Stellar Lineup:

Burgin Mathews/Southern Music Research Center: Delve into the rich history of jazz in the South.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame: Celebrating Alabama's jazz heritage.
Sweet Wreath: Elevating the atmosphere with soulful melodies.
Cassandra Griffen
The Flourish
The Emerald Lounge
LaDonna Smith
The Improvisor:
Craig Legg
And more artists to be announced!

🎵 Mesmerizing Performances:
Experience the cosmic vibrations with live musical performances spanning genres from jazz to experimental.

🎥 Exclusive Sun Ra Films:
Witness never-before-seen footage of Sun Ra's intergalactic performances, transporting you to distant realms of sound and vision.

🎨 Visual Arts Exhibition:
Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of artistic expression, featuring captivating works inspired by the cosmic jazz movement.

🍽️ Culinary Delights:
Savor delectable offerings from local food artisans.

🥂 Libations:
Indulge in cosmic cocktails and libations, raising a toast to the boundless creativity of Sun Ra.

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Tags:   MusicArt + Stage

Book + Film Club May: Roger Ebert – Life Itself

05-29-2024

Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival + Center at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Sidewalk’s Book + Film Club unites movie and book lovers for a monthly film screening and discussion about famous films and the people who make them. At the end of the month, we host a screening of a film related to the book and host a...

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Sidewalk’s Book + Film Club unites movie and book lovers for a monthly film screening and discussion about famous films and the people who make them. At the end of the month, we host a screening of a film related to the book and host a round-table discussion. Each session is $35 and the includes book, film screening, and discussion. Buy 3 or more months at once and get 10% off your registration by using code ‘3ormore' at checkout!

Registration Deadline to have books mailed: Friday, May 3rd. Books will be mailed within 72 hours of this date.

Registration Deadline to have books picked up: Monday, May 20th. Books can be picked up from our Box Office during our regular operating hours Thursday – Sunday from 2pm til Close. You will receive an email when your book is ready to be picked up.

Book: Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever by Matt Singer

In Opposable Thumbs, award-winning editor and film critic Matt Singer eavesdrops on [Siskel and Ebert’s] iconic balcony set, detailing their rise from making a few hundred dollars a week on local Chicago PBS to securing multimillion-dollar contracts for a syndicated series (a move that convinced a young local host named Oprah Winfrey to do the same). Their partnership was cut short when Gene Siskel passed away in February of 1999 after a battle with brain cancer that he’d kept secret from everyone outside his immediate family—including Roger Ebert, who never got to say goodbye to his longtime partner. But their influence on in the way we talk about (and think about) movies continues to this day.

Film: Life Itself (2014) Dir. Steve James

“…[T]his isn’t just about film. It’s about love, compassion, and the acceptance that life eventually comes to a close… Roger once said that the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It helps us understand the thoughts and fears of other people and cultures. Life Itself works in exactly this way… [I]t is a heartfelt exploration of a man who opened film up for the world. He may no longer be around, but what he left will stay for generations to come.” – The Macguffin

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Tags:  Books + Film

Wildcat

05-30-2024

Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival + Center at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 30 @ 2:45 pm

Can scandalous art still serve God? Does suffering precede all greatness? Can illness be a blessing? In 1950, writer Flannery O'Connor visits her mother Regina in Georgia when she is diagnosed with lupus at twenty-four years old. Struggling with...

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Can scandalous art still serve God? Does suffering precede all greatness? Can illness be a blessing? In 1950, writer Flannery O'Connor visits her mother Regina in Georgia when she is diagnosed with lupus at twenty-four years old. Struggling with the same disease that took her father’s life when she was a child and desperate to make her mark as a great writer, this crisis pitches her imagination into a feverish exploration of belief.

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Tags:  Books + Film

Basic Computer Classes

05-30-2024

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 30 @ 3:00 pm

The Basic Computer Classes will be an ongoing mission to educate patrons on the use of computers to include basic functions of CPUs, keyboarding, internet, software, programming such as Microsoft Suite, Google Suites etc.

The Basic Computer Classes will be an ongoing mission to educate patrons on the use of computers to include basic functions of CPUs, keyboarding, internet, software, programming such as Microsoft Suite, Google Suites etc.

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Tags:  Libraries

S’mores and Pours Benefiting BridgeWays!

05-30-2024

Presented by BridgeWays Alabama at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 30 @ 5:00 pm

SUPPORT A GREAT LOCAL CAUSE and Join our Junior Board at Avondale Brewing Company on Thursday, May 30 to feel the vibes of a boho-chic wonderland and get your groove on at the 12th Annual S’mores & Pours fundraiser, presented by The Thomas E....

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SUPPORT A GREAT LOCAL CAUSE and Join our Junior Board at Avondale Brewing Company on Thursday, May 30 to feel the vibes of a boho-chic wonderland and get your groove on at the 12th Annual S’mores & Pours fundraiser, presented by The Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation.

Say hello to summer with a delicious feast from Taco Mama, a selection of Avondale's finest brews, s'mores (of course!), amazing raffles, vendors, cool pop-up shops, local artists, and live music from T.U.B – The UnKnamed Band - Lights & Sound by McDowell.

Adult Tix Includes: 2 Beer Tix (Soft Drinks/Water are FREE), Taco Mama Feast & S’mores!

Kids Tix Includes: Soft Drinks/Water, Taco Mama Feast, S’mores & Kids Activities (Bouncy House, Face Painting, Games & Cinderella, The Miniature Horse).

Funds raised during this event will help sustain our programs & initiatives in 2024.

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Tags:   Music Special EventsFamily + Camps

Throwing on the Wheel

05-30-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us...

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Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us in a previous course & beginners.

Kids 12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult.

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Tags:   Classes + Workshop Family + CampsArt + Stage

I Saw the TV Glow

06-06-2024

Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival + Center at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 4:10 pm Fri, May 31 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 11:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 01 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 6:30 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 4:10 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 2:30 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 4:45 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of...

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Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

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Tags:  Books + Film

Evil Does Not Exist

06-06-2024

Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival + Center at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 4:45 pm Fri, May 31 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 1:15 pm + 8 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 01 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 8:15 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:30 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 4:45 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 4:15 pm - less dates and times

Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a camping site near Takumi's house offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to nature.

Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a camping site near Takumi's house offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to nature.

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Tags:  Books + Film

Bonnie & Clyde

06-02-2024

Presented by Alabama Ballet at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Follow this historically significant story of the two most beloved bank robbers in U.S. history as Alabama Ballet takes you on Bonnie and Clyde’s journey leading to their demise on May 23, 1934. Van Fleteren’s clever use of music, both...

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Follow this historically significant story of the two most beloved bank robbers in U.S. history as Alabama Ballet takes you on Bonnie and Clyde’s journey leading to their demise on May 23, 1934. Van Fleteren’s clever use of music, both classical and popular from the 1930’s era, brings a modern feel to the
chronicled tale.

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Tags:  Art + Stage

Bonnie & Clyde

06-02-2024

Presented by Alabama Ballet at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Van Fleteren’s clever use of music, both classical and popular from the 1930’s era, brings a modern feel to the
chronicled tale.

Van Fleteren’s clever use of music, both classical and popular from the 1930’s era, brings a modern feel to the
chronicled tale.

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Tags:  Art + Stage

DYNASTY LIVE

05-31-2024

Presented by Elysian Gardens  at Elysian Gardens, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 8:00 pm

DYNASTY LIVE AT ELYSIAN GARDENS

DYNASTY LIVE AT ELYSIAN GARDENS

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Tags:  Music

Throwing on the Wheel

05-27-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 27 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us...

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Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us in a previous course & beginners.

Kids 12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult.

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Tags:   Classes + Workshop Family + CampsArt + Stage

Introduction to Bookmaking

06-17-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 27 @ 6:00 pm Mon, Jun 03 @ 6:00 pm Mon, Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Join David West for a five-week series exploring the fundamentals of bookmaking and diving into the art of hand-sewn books. Throughout the course, David will introduce essential processes, tools, and terminology used in bookmaking, guiding...

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Join David West for a five-week series exploring the fundamentals of bookmaking and diving into the art of hand-sewn books. Throughout the course, David will introduce essential processes, tools, and terminology used in bookmaking, guiding participants through various book forms and completing multiple projects along the way.
David West has over 20 years of art teaching experience. With an MFA in printmaking and a specialization in sketching, he has been honing his craft in bookmaking for over a decade.

 

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Tags:   Books + Film Classes + WorkshopArt + Stage

Basic Computer Classes

05-28-2024

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 11:00 am

The Basic Computer Classes will be an ongoing mission to educate patrons on the use of computers to include basic functions of CPUs, keyboarding, internet, software, programming such as Microsoft Suite, Google Suites etc.

The Basic Computer Classes will be an ongoing mission to educate patrons on the use of computers to include basic functions of CPUs, keyboarding, internet, software, programming such as Microsoft Suite, Google Suites etc.

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Tags:  Libraries

Magic City Art Mart

05-28-2024

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 5:00 pm

The Magic City Art Mart is open! Come and grab free art supplies, or attend one of our workshops or Community Art Nights. Magic City Art Mart is located on the 2nd floor of the Central Library in the Create 205 Lab. Hours are Saturdays 12-3 p.m....

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The Magic City Art Mart is open! Come and grab free art supplies, or attend one of our workshops or Community Art Nights. Magic City Art Mart is located on the 2nd floor of the Central Library in the Create 205 Lab. Hours are Saturdays 12-3 p.m. and Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. Follow us on Instagram (@magiccityartmart) for more information about workshops and Community Art Nights.

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Tags:  Libraries

Grants 101: Applying for Small Business Grants

05-28-2024

Presented by REV Birmingham at SocialVenture, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for an informative discussion about applying for grants as a small business owner in Birmingham, Alabama. Three local organizations will share details regarding their respective grant programs, how applicants can understand requirements...

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Join us for an informative discussion about applying for grants as a small business owner in Birmingham, Alabama. Three local organizations will share details regarding their respective grant programs, how applicants can understand requirements and eligibility, available resources to provide assistance, and tips for prospective applicants. Audience members will be able to submit questions for panelists to answer, participate in a Q&A session, and receive take-aways in the form of informational handouts. TAKEAWAYS: You will... Be prepared to understand common requirements of grant programs Learn about the resources available to help small business owners apply for grants Learn about commonly required document submission/uploads Learn about digital requirements for grant application submission Receive tangible resources in the form of handouts

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Tags:  Classes + Workshop

Throwing on the Wheel

05-28-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us...

[more+]

Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us in a previous course & beginners.

Kids 12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult.

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Tags:   Classes + Workshop Family + CampsArt + Stage

Stained Glass with Blue Dragon Glass

06-04-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 6:30 pm Tue, Jun 04 @ 6:30 pm

In this five-week class, Rhandie Weaver, of Blue Dragon Glass, will teach you the basics of stained glass. Learn how to cut glass, grind, foil, solder, frame, and clean a stained glass panel. By the end, you'll have a beautiful piece of art and...

[more+]

In this five-week class, Rhandie Weaver, of Blue Dragon Glass, will teach you the basics of stained glass. Learn how to cut glass, grind, foil, solder, frame, and clean a stained glass panel. By the end, you'll have a beautiful piece of art and some new skills to take home. This is a hybrid class, for both beginners and those who have some experience. Beginners will have the option of multiple designs while more experienced will be able to work on designs using more advanced skills. Includes materials.

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Tags:   Classes + WorkshopArt + Stage

Natural Wine 101

05-29-2024

Presented by Cala Coffee at Cala Coffee - Downtown, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 29 @ 12:00 am

Natural wine class & tasting, led by Alex from Grassroots Wine! -Learn about the different flavors in wine and how those flavors evolve through time -Learn how to shop for wines based on the flavors you enjoy and how to talk about them -Connect...

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Natural wine class & tasting, led by Alex from Grassroots Wine! -Learn about the different flavors in wine and how those flavors evolve through time -Learn how to shop for wines based on the flavors you enjoy and how to talk about them -Connect with people in the community that want to learn more about the foundations of wine Class includes the above, plus 1 glass of wine & 15% off bottles of wine!

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Tags:  Culinary

McWane Science Center History Makers

05-31-2024

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 29 @ 9:00 am

Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Tags:  History + Civil Rights

Alabama First

05-29-2024

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 29 @ 2:00 pm

Interested in Alabama research? Come take a road trip through some of our favorite Alabama resources for genealogy and local history. Registration required for online attendance only.

Interested in Alabama research? Come take a road trip through some of our favorite Alabama resources for genealogy and local history. Registration required for online attendance only.

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Tags:  Libraries

Sun Ra Returns Home

05-29-2024

Presented by East Village Arts at East Village Arts, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 29 @ 6:00 pm

Embark on a celestial journey as we honor the legacy of Sun Ra, the pioneer of cosmic jazz, returning home to Birmingham. Join us at East Village Arts for an unforgettable evening full of rhythm, melody, and avant-garde creativity.

✨ Featuring...

[more+]

Embark on a celestial journey as we honor the legacy of Sun Ra, the pioneer of cosmic jazz, returning home to Birmingham. Join us at East Village Arts for an unforgettable evening full of rhythm, melody, and avant-garde creativity.

✨ Featuring a Stellar Lineup:

Burgin Mathews/Southern Music Research Center: Delve into the rich history of jazz in the South.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame: Celebrating Alabama's jazz heritage.
Sweet Wreath: Elevating the atmosphere with soulful melodies.
Cassandra Griffen
The Flourish
The Emerald Lounge
LaDonna Smith
The Improvisor:
Craig Legg
And more artists to be announced!

🎵 Mesmerizing Performances:
Experience the cosmic vibrations with live musical performances spanning genres from jazz to experimental.

🎥 Exclusive Sun Ra Films:
Witness never-before-seen footage of Sun Ra's intergalactic performances, transporting you to distant realms of sound and vision.

🎨 Visual Arts Exhibition:
Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of artistic expression, featuring captivating works inspired by the cosmic jazz movement.

🍽️ Culinary Delights:
Savor delectable offerings from local food artisans.

🥂 Libations:
Indulge in cosmic cocktails and libations, raising a toast to the boundless creativity of Sun Ra.

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Tags:   MusicArt + Stage

Book + Film Club May: Roger Ebert – Life Itself

05-29-2024

Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival + Center at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Sidewalk’s Book + Film Club unites movie and book lovers for a monthly film screening and discussion about famous films and the people who make them. At the end of the month, we host a screening of a film related to the book and host a...

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Sidewalk’s Book + Film Club unites movie and book lovers for a monthly film screening and discussion about famous films and the people who make them. At the end of the month, we host a screening of a film related to the book and host a round-table discussion. Each session is $35 and the includes book, film screening, and discussion. Buy 3 or more months at once and get 10% off your registration by using code ‘3ormore' at checkout!

Registration Deadline to have books mailed: Friday, May 3rd. Books will be mailed within 72 hours of this date.

Registration Deadline to have books picked up: Monday, May 20th. Books can be picked up from our Box Office during our regular operating hours Thursday – Sunday from 2pm til Close. You will receive an email when your book is ready to be picked up.

Book: Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever by Matt Singer

In Opposable Thumbs, award-winning editor and film critic Matt Singer eavesdrops on [Siskel and Ebert’s] iconic balcony set, detailing their rise from making a few hundred dollars a week on local Chicago PBS to securing multimillion-dollar contracts for a syndicated series (a move that convinced a young local host named Oprah Winfrey to do the same). Their partnership was cut short when Gene Siskel passed away in February of 1999 after a battle with brain cancer that he’d kept secret from everyone outside his immediate family—including Roger Ebert, who never got to say goodbye to his longtime partner. But their influence on in the way we talk about (and think about) movies continues to this day.

Film: Life Itself (2014) Dir. Steve James

“…[T]his isn’t just about film. It’s about love, compassion, and the acceptance that life eventually comes to a close… Roger once said that the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It helps us understand the thoughts and fears of other people and cultures. Life Itself works in exactly this way… [I]t is a heartfelt exploration of a man who opened film up for the world. He may no longer be around, but what he left will stay for generations to come.” – The Macguffin

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Wildcat

05-30-2024

Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival + Center at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 30 @ 2:45 pm

Can scandalous art still serve God? Does suffering precede all greatness? Can illness be a blessing? In 1950, writer Flannery O'Connor visits her mother Regina in Georgia when she is diagnosed with lupus at twenty-four years old. Struggling with...

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Can scandalous art still serve God? Does suffering precede all greatness? Can illness be a blessing? In 1950, writer Flannery O'Connor visits her mother Regina in Georgia when she is diagnosed with lupus at twenty-four years old. Struggling with the same disease that took her father’s life when she was a child and desperate to make her mark as a great writer, this crisis pitches her imagination into a feverish exploration of belief.

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Basic Computer Classes

05-30-2024

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 30 @ 3:00 pm

The Basic Computer Classes will be an ongoing mission to educate patrons on the use of computers to include basic functions of CPUs, keyboarding, internet, software, programming such as Microsoft Suite, Google Suites etc.

The Basic Computer Classes will be an ongoing mission to educate patrons on the use of computers to include basic functions of CPUs, keyboarding, internet, software, programming such as Microsoft Suite, Google Suites etc.

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S’mores and Pours Benefiting BridgeWays!

05-30-2024

Presented by BridgeWays Alabama at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 30 @ 5:00 pm

SUPPORT A GREAT LOCAL CAUSE and Join our Junior Board at Avondale Brewing Company on Thursday, May 30 to feel the vibes of a boho-chic wonderland and get your groove on at the 12th Annual S’mores & Pours fundraiser, presented by The Thomas E....

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SUPPORT A GREAT LOCAL CAUSE and Join our Junior Board at Avondale Brewing Company on Thursday, May 30 to feel the vibes of a boho-chic wonderland and get your groove on at the 12th Annual S’mores & Pours fundraiser, presented by The Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation.

Say hello to summer with a delicious feast from Taco Mama, a selection of Avondale's finest brews, s'mores (of course!), amazing raffles, vendors, cool pop-up shops, local artists, and live music from T.U.B – The UnKnamed Band - Lights & Sound by McDowell.

Adult Tix Includes: 2 Beer Tix (Soft Drinks/Water are FREE), Taco Mama Feast & S’mores!

Kids Tix Includes: Soft Drinks/Water, Taco Mama Feast, S’mores & Kids Activities (Bouncy House, Face Painting, Games & Cinderella, The Miniature Horse).

Funds raised during this event will help sustain our programs & initiatives in 2024.

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Throwing on the Wheel

05-30-2024

Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us...

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Learn the basics of creating your own ceramic pieces from Jessica Russell. This will be a four-week course where we will focus on throwing clay on the wheel, trimming your pieces, and glazing. This is a great option for those who have joined us in a previous course & beginners.

Kids 12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult.

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I Saw the TV Glow

06-06-2024

Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival + Center at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 4:10 pm Fri, May 31 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 11:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 01 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 6:30 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 4:10 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 2:30 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 4:45 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of...

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Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

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Evil Does Not Exist

06-06-2024

Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival + Center at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 4:45 pm Fri, May 31 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 1:15 pm + 8 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 01 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 8:15 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:30 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 4:45 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 4:15 pm - less dates and times

Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a camping site near Takumi's house offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to nature.

Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a camping site near Takumi's house offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to nature.

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Bonnie & Clyde

06-02-2024

Presented by Alabama Ballet at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Follow this historically significant story of the two most beloved bank robbers in U.S. history as Alabama Ballet takes you on Bonnie and Clyde’s journey leading to their demise on May 23, 1934. Van Fleteren’s clever use of music, both...

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Follow this historically significant story of the two most beloved bank robbers in U.S. history as Alabama Ballet takes you on Bonnie and Clyde’s journey leading to their demise on May 23, 1934. Van Fleteren’s clever use of music, both classical and popular from the 1930’s era, brings a modern feel to the
chronicled tale.

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Bonnie & Clyde

06-02-2024

Presented by Alabama Ballet at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Van Fleteren’s clever use of music, both classical and popular from the 1930’s era, brings a modern feel to the
chronicled tale.

Van Fleteren’s clever use of music, both classical and popular from the 1930’s era, brings a modern feel to the
chronicled tale.

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DYNASTY LIVE

05-31-2024

Presented by Elysian Gardens  at Elysian Gardens, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 8:00 pm

DYNASTY LIVE AT ELYSIAN GARDENS

DYNASTY LIVE AT ELYSIAN GARDENS

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