Birmingham Events Calendar: September 23rd – 30th

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Fall is officially here! We. Love. Fall. Pumpkins, Mums, Falls Festivals and more! It’s going to be a great month full of family fun!

The Greek Food Festival is back and this Friday Night we highly suggest getting a sitter and checking out this one time only event, Live @The Lyric. The historic Lyric Theatre will open it’s doors to the public for it’s first concert in the 21st Century!

Happy Fall Everyone!

It’s Not Our Fault if Your Kids are Bored!

Sunday September 23rd

Bart’s Art Cart – Make a Pop Art Car – Birmingham Museum of Art
Stop by  to design your own sports car inspired by Andy Warhol and the Warhol and Cars: American Icons exhibit!

Visit Bart’s Art Cart in the main lobby to explore great art and create some of your own with the help of our Teen Volunteers. Each month will highlight a different gallery and feature a new art activity. Learn how to look at art with your child. Stop by and make art with Bart!
1pm

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Monday September 24th:

Monday Movie – Homewod Public Library
A movie for all ages! There will be real movie popcorn and juice for kids who come to watch.
3pm

Character Kids – Gardendale Public Library
A fun interactive program for kids K5, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. Ms. Molly uses character development through games, stories, science, and more.
3:30pm

Toddler TalesNorth Shelby Library
A story program for children and a caregiver. Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts make up a lively program designed especially for short attention spans. Best suited for ages 19 months to 3 years. Must Register
9:30am and 10:30am

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Tuesday September 25th:

Fly High, Fly Guy – Hoover Public Library
It’s a Buzz-worthy party with amazzzing games and crafts based on the popular book series by Tedd Arnold.
6:30pm

Storytime – Homewood Public Library
Join us for the best part of your week with stories that make you laugh and songs that make you dance! Join us for the fun of it! All ages welcome. For large groups, a call to 332-6619 is nice.
10:30am

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Wednesday September 26th:

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for Storytime as we read The Rainbow Fish. Learn how to make new friends by sharing with others. There will also be a craft and a treat from the Cafe.
11am

Family Story Time with Mr MacNorth Shelby Library
Storyteller Extraordinaire – Come join Mr Mac and his musical storytime complete with puppets! All Ages, no registration required.
10:45am

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Thursday September 27th:

40th Annual Greek Food Festival – Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
OPA! It’s that time of year again, so mark your calendar and come hungry to one of Birmingham’s most highly anticipated events. A true cultural experience, this festival is an act of love of Birmingham’s Greek community and more than 100 parish volunteers. Besides delicious Greek cuisine, you’ll enjoy live Greek music, Greek dancing by the youth, and a warm, spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan. Birmingham is home to the seventh oldest Greek Orthodox parish in the United States. The Cathedral architecture is breathtaking so don’t miss the chance to take a guided tour.

he festival also offers both Drive-Thru and Walk-up lines 10:30a.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The year’s menu will include all the authentic Greek dishes and mouthwatering homemade pastries.Free parking in the Liberty National Building Parking Deck one block away located between 20th Street and Richard Arrington Blvd.
10:30am – 10:00pm

Brookwood Live, Lil Malcolm & The House. – Brookwood Mall

Join us on the street for great live music, family fun and dancing in the street. Feature musical talent is Lil Malcom & the House.
5pm – 9pm

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Friday September 28th:

Live @The Lyric – Historic Lyric Theatre
Come be apart of a one-night-only event at The Lyric Theatre! It’s the first concert in the 21st century!

Bring your own lawn chair and blankets to experience the great acoustic sounds of the Lyric! Beverages including beer and wine will be sold at the event.

From Chad Fisher and Gary Wheat backing The Temptations at Radio City Music Hall, to guitarist Steve Lewis’ recent appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, to jamming alongside Wynton Marsalis at a small club in their native city, the various members of the CFG are perpetually in the spotlight and are likely to turn up in any musical context, no matter the genre.
Doors Open at 7pm, Music begins at 7:30pm
Tickets are $20 and you can purchase here.

40th Annual Greek Food Festival – Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
OPA! It’s that time of year again, so mark your calendar and come hungry to one of Birmingham’s most highly anticipated events. A true cultural experience, this festival is an act of love of Birmingham’s Greek community and more than 100 parish volunteers. Besides delicious Greek cuisine, you’ll enjoy live Greek music, Greek dancing by the youth, and a warm, spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan. Birmingham is home to the seventh oldest Greek Orthodox parish in the United States. The Cathedral architecture is breathtaking so don’t miss the chance to take a guided tour.

he festival also offers both Drive-Thru and Walk-up lines 10:30a.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The year’s menu will include all the authentic Greek dishes and mouthwatering homemade pastries.Free parking in the Liberty National Building Parking Deck one block away located between 20th Street and Richard Arrington Blvd.
10:30am – 10:00pm

Storytime with NeNe – Whole Foods
NeNe is back and better than ever! Join Whole Foods most Fridays’ for storyday! There will be storyboards, songs and snacks!
10am

Friday Night PE – Railroad Park
Friday Night P.E. is a mix of your favorite childhood games such as kickball, dodge ball, ultimate frisbee, musical chairs, Simon says and 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10 Red-light to help you burn calories and improve your health. This class is perfect for groups. So if you want to socialize, have fun, get heart healthy and celebrate the the inner kid in you try Friday Night P.E., the reason people say, T.G. I. F. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama!
6pm – 7pm

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Saturday September 29th:

40th Annual Greek Food Festival – Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church
OPA! It’s that time of year again, so mark your calendar and come hungry to one of Birmingham’s most highly anticipated events. A true cultural experience, this festival is an act of love of Birmingham’s Greek community and more than 100 parish volunteers. Besides delicious Greek cuisine, you’ll enjoy live Greek music, Greek dancing by the youth, and a warm, spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan. Birmingham is home to the seventh oldest Greek Orthodox parish in the United States. The Cathedral architecture is breathtaking so don’t miss the chance to take a guided tour.

The festival also offers both Drive-Thru and Walk-up lines 10:30a.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The year’s menu will include all the authentic Greek dishes and mouthwatering homemade pastries.Free parking in the Liberty National Building Parking Deck one block away located between 20th Street and Richard Arrington Blvd.
10:30am – 10:00pm

Flutter and Flight Fest – Ruffner Mountain
Many fall migrating butterflies pass through Alabama in September. Come explore and celebrate the beauty and wonder of butterflies, as well as birds with the dedication of Ruffner as an Appalachian Highlands Birding Trail Site.  Crafts, games, and educational activities will take place throughout the day, as well as butterfly and bird hikes.  Check Ruffner’s website for a detailed schedule of the day.  Fun for the whole family.  In partnership with Birmingham Audubon Society.
9am

Museum Day Live!
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket… for free.
For more information visit this post

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
Stop by to create a headpiece inspired by the ruffles and feathers of the Rococo!

Visit Bart’s Art Cart in the main lobby to explore great art and create some of your own with the help of our Teen Volunteers. Each month will highlight a different gallery and feature a new art activity. Learn how to look at art with your child. Stop by and make art with Bart!
11am

Saturday Market – Pepper Place
Re-open again for the season! Pepper Place Saturday Market brings the best local growers, food producers and artisans to you each Saturday morning. Rain or shine!
7am – Noon

Family Storytime – Emmet O’Neal Library
Bring the entire family and join Mr. Mac for stories and music each Saturday morning.
10:30 a.m.

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for Storytime as we read Llama, Llama Misses Mama. Find out how a little Llama misses his mama and all the Llama drama he causes. We will make a craft and have something delicious from the Cafe.
11am

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Sunday September 30th:

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
Stop by to create a headpiece inspired by the ruffles and feathers of the Rococo!

Visit Bart’s Art Cart in the main lobby to explore great art and create some of your own with the help of our Teen Volunteers. Each month will highlight a different gallery and feature a new art activity. Learn how to look at art with your child. Stop by and make art with Bart!
1pm

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Local Attractions Open Daily!

McWane Science Center:

IMAX
McWane Science Center’s IMAX® Dome Theater puts you in the center of the action by projecting breathtaking quality images onto the 5-story-tall dome screen and delivering intense surround sound through almost 3 tons of speakers and subwoofers.
Now Showing: Rescue and The Last Reef

The Tornadoes of April 27th – Looking Back — Moving Forward, a new exhibit at McWane Science Center, reflects on the experiences of the April 27th, 2011 storms. The exhibit shares personal stories from those who experienced the devastation of the storms firsthand, while emphasizing the importance of tornado preparedness and explaining the science behind tornadoes.

Photos and stories from The Birmingham News help tell the story of the storms and the affect they had on survivors, volunteers, and the community as a whole. Students from Daniel Payne Middle School also help tell the story of their school and community through photos and artifacts from the storm for the exhibit. UAB students worked with the children from Daniel Payne Middle School to create short documentaries that can be seen in the exhibit as well.

In addition to sharing the personal stories from that day, the goal of this exhibit is to inform the community about how to prepare for extreme weather conditions, explaining the science of tornadoes and stressing awareness.

With vivid displays, the exhibit allows visitors the opportunity to learn about the scientific side of tornadoes. Graphics within the exhibit illustrate tornado formation and anatomy, educating visitors on how such extreme weather conditions develop. Additionally, the exhibit displays statistics and disputes common myths concerning the destructive storms.

Guests can watch live video from the storms that rolled across our state on April 27th, 2011, including the
weather forecasts from that day and actual images of the tornado as it made its way through our area provided by FOX6 WBRC. The exhibit is located in the City Gallery on Level 2 of the museum this summer.

Be Ready Alabama Exhibit Presented by:
The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
www.readyalabama.org

Dora and Diego, Let’s Explore Exhibit
Get ready for adventure with Dora and Diego at McWane Science Center in the new exhibit Dora & Diego—Let’s Explore! The exhibit features beloved characters Dora and Diego from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, along with their friends Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico, and of course Swiper, now in their own exhibit for children to explore as they learn and play along.

This new, interactive traveling exhibit, was created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in partnership with Nickelodeon, and presented by the WellPoint Foundation.

Birmingham Zoo:

Lorikeet Aviary – Our Lorikeet Aviary has more birds than ever! Zoo guests can feed these exotic birds every day. You and your family will see these birds’ behavior as they eat nectar out of your hand.
Weekends 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

PELICAN FEEDING - A great way to see our pelicans in action is to witness them eating their favorite treats near the pelican boardwalk.

RHINO ENCOUNTER – Embark on an African adventure and experience one of the world’s most extraordinary animals, the Southern White Rhino. Watch from only feet away as our zookeepers engage in hands-on interaction with the animals inside their African-themed exhibit. Don’t miss this exciting encounter with one of the largest mammals on the planet!
Weekdays: 3pm – 3:30pm
Weekends: 11:30am – Noon & 3pm – 3:30 pm

GIRAFFE FEEDING – This up close and personal animal encounter is a memory you and your family will have for a lifetime.
Weekday: 11am – Noon
Weekends: 10am – 11am  & 2pm – 3pm

Vulcan Park and Museum:

Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. But, Vulcan is more than a statue. Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story, and a beautiful public park for visitors and locals to enjoy. With an official information center that is operated by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vulcan Park and Museum serves as the first stop for visitors to the Birmingham area!

Railroad Park:

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham’s downtown area with Southside and UAB’s campus.

Southern Museum of Flight:

Earn Your Wings – Bring your little pilot and soar above the clouds in our little pilots room. Kids enjoy building aircrafts, flying kites, and more.
Museum Open Tuesday – Thursday
9:30am – 4:30pm

Do you have or know of an event you would like to have added to our weekly calendar? Please email us at contact@birminghammommy.com, subject line “Events Calendar” – We would love to hear from you!

** All information listed on our calendar is subject to change without notice to us or you… We do our best to keep the information accurate and will always update as soon as we learn that something has changed. It’s always best to double check with the event via their website or a quick call,  especially when weather can impact the event.

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