a local events guide
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH Andrew Dice Clay at Comedy Club Stardome. Dice’s rise to fame was meteoric, selling out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row along with hundreds of other sports arenas from coast to coast. Don’t miss your chance to see him live in Hoover! Tickets on sale at (205)444-0008 or at www. stardome.com | 6:30pm | $42
Hero Quilts with special guest Toby Richards. Join us for an interactive workshop that explores the African American tradition of quilt making. Participants will create a quilt square using an applique technique to highlight their own personal hero with the assistance of Artist-in-Residence at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Toby Richards. All materials provided. Preregistration required. Call (205)226-4083 | 6:30pm | FREE | Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Rd.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH Cake Pops. Grades 6-12 only. Back by popular request! Come by after school to dip & decorate these fun edible treats. All supplies will be provided. Groups of five or more please call ahead. | 4 pm | FREE | Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Rd.
Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Internationally acclaimed musicians Augustin Hadelich ,violinist, & Justin Brown, pianist/ conductor of Alabama Symphony, present an evening of music by Beethoven, Ysaye, Kurtag Faure, and Ravel. | 7:30 pm | $25; $10 student with I.D. | children free | Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave S.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST Smart Investing @ EOL – Stocks and Bonds. In tonight’s seminar, Dr. Rauterkus will discuss stocks and bonds, how to determine which stocks and bonds are right for you, and how to calculate return on your investments. Dinner provided. Please call the Library to register at (205)445-1121 or register online at www.eoilib.org/smart-investing.
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UAB Women’s Basketball vs. UTEP. The Blazers are coming off a 20-15 season, including four straight victories to close the 2010- 2011 campaign as champions of the Women’s Basketball Invitational. UAB returns nine letterwinners and five players with significant starting experience. Support our local ladies! | 7pm | $5 adult, $3 youth | UAB Bartow Arena, 617 13th Street S.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. America’s most lauded jazz orchestra and famed music director make a triumphant return visit to the ASC in celebration of their 15th and Wynton Marsalis’ 50th birthday tour. Praised as “the finest big band in the world today” by the Daily Telegraph, and “an extraordinarily versatile orchestra” by the Los Angeles Times, JLCO is comprised of 15 of jazz’s leading soloists. | 8pm | $75.50, $57.50, $42.50. Students $20 | Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave S.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD RMTC’s Young Executive Council’s Cajun Cabaret. Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Young Executives Council hosts a low-country cookout and fundraiser. The evening will feature a Cajun menu and special music by local favorites, along with a raffle giveaway for guests. | 4pm | $15 | Rooftop Penthouse of the Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis Law Offices, 301 19th Street N.
Lake Trail Walk. Come out and take a walk around the Lake Trail. Gentle slopes roll along the edge of the lake. You never know what we might find. Meet at the Marina Parking Lot on Terrace Drive at 10am. Bring some water and wear some good hiking/ walking shoes. Free after admission to the park. | 10am | $1-3 park admission | Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Drive.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH Choral Evensong for Lent. The Cathedral Choir sings the beautiful service of prayers, lessons, and anthems. | 4pm | FREE | Cathedral Church of the Advent Episcopal, 2017 Sixth Ave N.
MONDAY, MARCH 5TH BAO BINGO. BAO BINGO is a monthly fundraiser for Birmingham AIDS Outreach. BINGO is on the fist Monday of each month. There are six games with cash prizes of $100 per game plus fabulous door prizes throughout the evening. Concessions available. Must be 19+. | Doors 6pm, Game starts 7pm | $15-20 | 205 32nd Street S.
Beginner Sushi Class. The Flying Pig, 6374 US HWY 11. Monday, March 5. Includes 3 rolls, starter, instruction with a trained Sushi Chef, recipes, and a Sushi Mat. Must have a reservation! Call (205)467- 0155, email, or Facebook to reserve your spot. There will be plenty of sushi made to eat! | 6:30pm | $45 per person
TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH Civil War Series- Storyteller Dolores Hydock. Renowned storyteller Dolores Hydock (see Lee Ann Brown’s Act Out! article from 2/9/12) will perform “Soldiers in Hoop Skirts: Spies, Nurses and Other Fighting Women of the Civil War,” in the Library Theatre. | 7pm | FREE | Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Dr.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH Hunger Games Challenge. Grades 6-12 only. No registration required. Enjoy a feast worthy of Panem and design outfits for your District before competing in the Hunger Games. Only one will survive to win tickets to the movie! | 4pm | FREE | Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Road.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH Spencer Lecture with Andrea Wulf. The 14th annual Spencer Lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall, with a reception to be held prior from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Award-winning and New York Times best selling author Andrea Wulf will give an intriguing talk titled “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation.” This beautifully illustrated talk looks at the lives of the founding fathers and how their attitude towards plants, nature and agriculture shaped the American nation. Seating is limited, and preregistration is required. (205)414-3965. | Reception 5:30pm, Lecture 6:30pm | FREE | Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road
FRIDAY, MARCH 9 She Dances Presents Backspin 2012. A Gala event and Ping Pong Tournament. This is cocktail/after five attire. Dubstep Dance Music by Har Megiddo, Cash Bar, Tapas, Silent Auction, tournament champion takes home a ping pong table. All proceeds benefit the restorative work of She Dances (www.shedances.org). | 6:30-11pm | $25 to play/party, $15 to get in | Woodrow Hall, 5504 1st Ave N
TAO: The Art of the Drum. Experience an evening that combines a fusion of athletic prowess, innovative choreography and explosive Taiko drumming. The stars of TAO live and train at a compound in the mountains of Japan, reaching the highest level of virtuosity only after years of intensive study. | 8pm | $20-$49.50 | Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave S.