THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH
Black Stone Cherry & Cavo Steve Hall Productions & Flyunder Entertainment Present Steve Hall’s Birthday Bash featuring Black Stone Cherry & Cavo w/special guest Rains! This show is guaranteed to be the best night of rock to kick off 2012 in Birmingham! Tickets are on sale now at ZydecoBirmingham. com. Ages 16+. Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 7:30pm Doors | 8:00pm Show | $15 Zydeco. 2001 15th Ave. S. , Birmingham, Alabama, 35205
Veterans Benefits: Do You Qualify? If you are a wartime Veteran or the spouse of a Veteran, you may be entitled to a significant benefit…up to $2,020 tax-free per month from the Veterans Administration. Even if you have been told you do not qualify for Aid and Attendance in the past, there may be strategies to help you get the benefits you have earned. Learn how the benefits have changed in 2012, who qualifies and how to apply. Presented by Greg Lawrence, Veterans Administration Accredited Claims Agent. Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Free Danberry at Inverness. 235 Inverness Center Drive, Hoover, AL , 35242
Wine Down with The Arc of Shelby County. The Arc of Shelby County’s Junior Council & the Wine Loft would like to invite you to join us Thursday, February 16th from 5:30-8:00pm for WINE DOWN THURSDAY at the Wine Loft (2200 1st Avenue North Birmingham, AL) The event is free and open to the public! The Wine Loft will offer great specials with 10% of the proceeds benefitting The Arc of Shelby County, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization who serve children & adults with developmental disabilities! Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 530pm-8pm |Wine Loft, The 2200 First Ave. North, Birmingham, Alabama, 35203
Friday, February 17th
Mid-Day Musical Menu A free, 30-minute concert of sacred classics, performed in Clingman Commons by Adrianne Price, soprano; Melanie Rodgers, violin and viola; and Derek Kluz, piano Friday, February 17, 2012 | 12:30- 1pm | Free | Cathedral Church of the Advent Episcopal, 2017 Sixth Ave. North, Birmingham, Alabama, 35203
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH
Garden of the Mind. A free talk entitled “Garden of the Mind: Cultivating Peach and Happiness in Daily Life” will be given at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Feb 18 from 11 am to noon by American Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Mondrub, the resident teacher of the Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia in Atlanta. Both our happiness and our well-being are related to our state of mind. The talk will help you plant the seeds to experience inner peace, improve health and reduce stress. A children’s workshop will also be held on the same topic. For more information, go to http://www. meditationforeveryone.org/courses/ birmingham-free-talk . Saturday, February 18, 2012 | 11 am to noon | free . Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, Alabama, 35223
Mardi Gras Dance Party Mardi Gras dance and party with live Cajun and Swamp Pop; wooden dance floor, great German beers (cash bar) and hot gumbo Saturday, February 18, 2012 | 8-11pm | $10 , Das Haus - FDSK 2318 2nd Avenue North, 35203
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
Birmingham Home and Garden Show. Presented by Market Place Events at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls. February 16-February 19, 2012, Bring fresh ideas home from the Birmingham Home & Garden Show. Meet Andrew Downward of HGTV’s Divine Design and William Moss of HGTV’s DIG IN. Tickets: Adults: $10 Box Office / $7 Online. Opens at 10 am Fri, Sat and 11 am Monday. Closes at 6pm Sunday. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH
Needtobreathe “The Reckoning” Tour 2012.
Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre Come join us at the Alabama Theatre for Need to Breathe “Reckoning” Tour with Ben Rector. With their intriguing melodies and bright choruses, the songs on The Reckoning are certain to translate in the live setting, something that is crucial to the band. “The worst thing that could happen is you get done playing and people don’t think about you again. We’ll do whatever it takes to force people to make a decision about our band, whether they love us or not. It makes for more passionate fans.” Tickets are $36. Show starts at 8pm.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST
UAB Softball vs Alabama. Presented by UAB Athletics at UAB Softball Field . UAB is coming off its most successful season in school history, after recording 39 wins and receiving its secondconsecutive invitation to the NCAA tournament. The 2011 season is the second-straight season the Blazers have earned 30 or more wins and the fifth time in program history. The Green and Gold will take on Alabama in their home opener. The Alabama Crimson Tide captured the Southeastern Conference Championship for the second-straight year and finished the 2011 season ranked No. 3 in the nation. Tickets are $5. Game starts at 6 pm.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) to Host 11th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration, Fundraiser on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 pm. Fundraiser at the BCRI.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
Birmingham-Southern College Men’s Lacrosse vs Huntingdon. Presented by Birmingham-Southern College Athletics at Panther Stadium - Birmingham-Southern College The Birmingham-Southern College Men’s Lacrosse team finished second in the SCAC last season. Free. 6:30 pm. Wicked February 15th – March 4th BJCC Concert Hall – Buy tickets online at ticketmaster.com/wicked Or by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at the BJCC Central Ticket Office.
Swan Lake February 24 – 26 Wright Center, Samford University, Call 205-975-5787. www.alabamaballet.org