Birmingham Events Calendar: October 21st – October 28th

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Fun stuff happening in Birmingham this week, Moms! A new exhibit opens up at the McWane Science Center. That’s right! Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to town!

We will be hosting our Vault Denim and Vintage jewelry party this Friday so make sure to call your girlfriends and make a night of it! You can RSVP here and if you’re wanting a sneak peek of the jewelry, check out the Here a Chick There a Chick Facebook page.

Have a great week everyone, we look forward to seeing you all Friday night!

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

Sunday October 21st

Vulcan Aftertunes – Vulcan Park
This fall, enjoy cool tunes, fresh brews and sweet views on Sunday afternoons with your favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Chill out in Birmingham’s backyard and end your week with some of the area’s best music while witnessing spectacular views of Birmingham’s city skyline. This three-part series features local and national singer/songwriter acts often heard on Reg’s Coffee House and Birmingham Mountain Radio!

Enjoy the Kids Zone with face painting and more!
Musical Guest: Jason Isbell
Admission Info:
General Admission – $15 (Includes concert, admission to Vulcan Center Museum and Observation Tower and tax)
Children 12 & under are FREE! Vulcan Members – $7.50


Monday October 22nd:

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.

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


Tuesday October 23rd:

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.


Wednesday October 24th:

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for Storytime as we read How to Catch a Star. We will read about a little boy who wants to catch his very own star so he can play with it. We will have a craft and enjoy something yummy from the Cafe.

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.


Thursday October 25th:

Are You Man Enough, Breast Cancer Seminar – Southern Museum of Flight
Do you have what it takes to be a Wife Saver? Join the Southern Museum of Flight for a special night. It might just save the life  of someone you love. For more details on this event or a schedule of event, visit their site.

Sip and Savor, Kick off to Shop Save and Share – Shops of Grand River
Join the Junior League of Birmingham as they kick off their Shop, Save and Share event at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. The night will be filled with a fashion show featuring fall’s top trends from stores at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, along with Fashion Lounges showing off pulled together looks for every fashionista and the coolest cocktails in town. The hottest trends that you see on the runway and in the lounge will be available at The Outlet Shops of Grand River and participating stores.
There will be activities and music throughout the night. The first 100 guests will receiv a SWAG bag with goodies from The Outlet Shops of Grand River. Guests will receive 20% off at participating Shop, Save & Share retailers.

Shop, Save and Share cards will be available for purchase during the event and can be used at various stores throughout The Outlet Shops of Grand River.
6pm – 9pm

Monsters Mummies and Cake Pops – Vestavia Hills Library
Join us for a devilishly delicious program of Monster & Mummy cake pops! We will have everything you need to make one to eat and make one to take home and share with your favorite monster! This Kids Klub program is for grades K-3rd grade


Friday October 26th:

Vault Denim and Vintage Jewelry Party – Villager Yoga
Step away from your mom jeans! Vault Denim is bringing their designer jeans to you at a fraction of the cost! Come party with us we’ll have 100′s of jeans to choose from, something for everyone!

Vintage jewelry from Here a Chick, There a Chick – Vintage jewelry upcycled and handmade original jewelry creations from found items.We are thankful to our host Villager Yoga. She will be offering a free yoga class before the shopping starts. Fat Flow a “feel good in

your own body” class. Leave your body image concerns behind and come move where there is no judgment for what your body can do today in this moment. The flow of this class is based on the Ashtanga primary series standing poses with some seated poses. Open to all sexes, shapes and sizes. Beginner to intermediate, class has an active pace. Modifications and alternate poses are offered.So come, bring some friends, do a little yoga and shop. We’ll have appetizers and wine and maybe even a door prize or two!
Yoga begins at 4:30
Denim and Jewelry 6:00 – 9:00pm

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!

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 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


Saturday October 27th:

Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog – McWane Science Center
It’s opening weekend for this new exhibit!! Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and all their friends in the Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ exhibit! Featuring the people and places of the beloved children’s book and PBS Kids television series, this new interactive exhibit brings Clifford’s home on Birdwell Island to life with playful activities and enchanting environments for early learners to explore.
Runs until February

Saturday Market – Pepper Place
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 The Monsters’ Monster. Find out what happens when a group of monsters decide to make their own monster. Wear your Halloween costume for a store parade! We’ll have special treats and activities too!


Sunday October 28th:

Matinee – Birmingham Public Library, 5 Points West
Join us for an afternoon matinee movie and popcorn. Madagascar 3

Liberty Park Pumpkin Patch – Prominecce Shops at Liberty Park
The Liberty Park Business District and the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce will host the Liberty Park Pumpkin Patch across the street from the Shops of Prominence in Liberty Park.

Entertainment includes inflatable bouncers, face painting, live music, children’s activities, and much more! The Liberty Park Pumpkin Party is a great fundraiser and fun for the whole family! Admission is free, but tickets can be purchased for .50¢ for certain activities with proceeds all going to the Alabama Red Cross for Tornado Relief.



Local Attractions Open Daily!

McWane Science Center:

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

Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog
Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and all their friends in the Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ exhibit! Featuring the people and places of the beloved children’s book and PBS Kids television series, this new interactive exhibit brings Clifford’s home on Birdwell Island to life with playful activities and enchanting environments for early learners to explore.

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, 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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