a local events guide
FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH
The Birminghm Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty. This fairy tale, the newest addition to Birmingham Ballet’s Family Series, delivers a magical adventure that the whole family will enjoy. You’ll be enchanted by beautiful Princess Aurora, spellbound by fairies, and thrilled by valiant Prince Florimond in this battle to overcome the evil spell cast upon his beloved. Shows Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this weekend only! BJCC Concert Hall, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N | (205)458-8400 | 10 am Mar 9; 2pm/7:30pm Mar 10; 2pm Mar 11 | Adults $32-$38, Youth $15.50- $22.50
Café Nights Presents Kim Scott in Concert. A dynamic concert featuring jazz flutist, Kim Scott. James (PJ) Spraggins will also be on stage celebrating the release of his new project, Pure Logic. Tickets online at glcbookstore.com, or by phone at (205)380- 4785. Cost includes a reception with a visual arts display, dinner, and the concert. | 7pm | $30 | 1800 John Rogers Dr.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH
Tragic City Rollers vs. Rolling Arsenal of Derby. A roller derby double-header, come see Birmingham’s own Tragic City Rollers take on Hunstville’s Rolling Arsenal of Derby, as well as Hot Quads vs. Rollsheviks.
| Zamora Temple, 3531 Ratliff Rd. | 4:45pm | $15 at door, $10 online, kids under 8 FREE | (205)534-0166
Pink Floyd Experience. Combining talented musicians, a spectacular light show, superb sound and innovation, prepare for a highly conceptual, psychedelic evening at the ASC- a can’t-miss show for Floyd fans! | Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave S. | 8pm | $55.50/$45.50/$35.50/Students $20 | (205)975-ARTS
From Karma to Grace w/ John Van Auken. Van Auken, International speaker and author will present “From Karma to Grace.” Van Auken shows us how we may improve our relationships, embrace a happier and healthier life, and realize our soul’s full potential. Pre-register by calling 888-273- 0020. | 9am-4:30pm | $79 advance, discounts for A.R.E. members and those who register with a friend.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH
Songs of Struggle, Songs of Faith. Family and friends, come see this amazing event, a celebration of the African-American and Jewish musical traditions. Featuring guests Oral Moses and Daniel Gale. | 2:30pm | FREE | Brock Recital Hall- Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Dr.
CLUB BELLYDANCE. This show features performances from local belly dance troupes and Belly dance Superstars performing new, innovating choreography. A portion of proceeds will benefit CanSurvive GYN Cancer Support Group, a nonprofit organization in Birmingham that provides financial and emotional support to women suffering from gynecological cancers. For more information, visit www.club-bellydance.com | 7:30pm | $20 advance, $25 door | Carver Theatre, 1631 4th Ave S.
MONDAY, MARCH 12TH
iPad and Kindle Classes. Learn to use your iPad or Kindle to download free ebooks from the library! Limited seating, registration is required. Please bring library card and your iPad or Kindle. Call 631-6639 to reserve your seat. | iPad: 5:30-6:30pm; Kindle: 6:30- 7:30pm | Gardendale Public Library, 996 Mt. Olive Rd. | FREE
TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH
2nd Tuesday. The 2nd Tuesday Series is an informal Alabama Ballet performance and “studio chat” with artistic director Tracey Alvey. Open to the public, you are invited to join for a glass of wine and a behind the scenes glimpse of the Season Productions. | 6pm refreshments, 6:30 program | FREE | Alabama Ballet Center for Dance, 2726 1st Ave S
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
St. Patty’s Day Story Time. Join us for the fun of it! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we are hosting a very Irish Story Time. All ages welcome. | 10:30-11am | FREE | Homewood Public Library, 1721 Oxmoor Rd.
The Story of My Father, Judel Schuster, and his Jewish Community of Sarny, Poland. Dr. Abraham Schuster, a practicing physician in Birmingham, shares his parents’ gripping story of courage and survival in their native Poland during WWII. | 12-1pm | FREE | Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Pl.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
Birmingham Revealed! Love in the Ruins: The Mind of Walker Percy. Vulcan Park Museum presents a one-man play that allows Walker Percy to tell in his own words his ideas about relationships, science technology, and race, with an eye to how Birmingham helped shape his work. | 5:30-7pm | $10 advance, $15 door | Vulcan Park, 1701 Valley View Dr. | (205)933-1409
FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
Wood Brothers In-Store Performance. Come see the Wood Brothers, an acoustic concert, at the Barnes and Noble in Patton Creek, 171 Main St. Hoover. | 6:30pm | FREE
Shillelagh Law – After Hours @ The Plaza. Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with Shillelagh Law at The Library Theatre! Just like seeing them in your living room. Bring your favorite beverages, if you like. | 8pm | $12 | Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Dr.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH
St. Patrick’s Day 5K. Hosted by A Silver Lining, Inc, this event will include a 5K race with winners’ awards and children’s zone complete with moonbounce, face painting, and balloons. Proceeds go to Planting Peace to help meet the medical needs of Haiti’s children. Register online, aslbham.com | Homewood Central Park, 1632 Oxmoor Rd | 8:30am-12pm
The Avett Brothers. There is no harmony like brotherly harmony, and you can definitely hear fraternal magic at work in the songs of Scott and Seth Avett, better known as the Avett Brothers. | doors 7pm, show 8pm | $28- $38 | Boutwell Auditorium. 1930 18th Ave S
SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH
Corrosion of Conformity w/ special guests Torche, A Storm of Light, & Zoroaster. Iconic heavy metal/hardcore/ punk band Corrosion of Conformity are celebrating their 30th year of existence with a new album and tour, which is rolling into Birmingham tonight. This show is for ages 16+. Zydeco, 2001 15th Ave S., zydecobirmingham.com | $15 advance, $18 day of show, + $3 under 21 | Doors 7pm
MONDAY, MARCH 19TH
Monday’s Mammals. There are many mammals in Alabama, and they should be emerging from their hibernation locations. Head out to Oak Mountain State Park and let’s see how many we can find. Come to the Campground Pavilion (B-Side) at 10am. Free after admission to park. | 10 am | $1-$3
Atlantic Coast Theatre presents Sherlock Holmes and the Opera House Mystery. Holmes must use his skills of observation and disguise, along with audience participation, to solve the mystery. Grades K-8. | 10:30am | FREE | Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Dr.