Ready for Groundhog Day and Super Bowl Sunday?!

Let’s all pray that the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow! We are over this cold weather, but at least this weekend brings events with bowls of chili and hot wings! Be sure to get out and attend some of the events below before you enjoy all the great Super Bowl commercials, movie trailers, and halftime show! (We know that’s why you’re watching!) **[#RUhappenin](**
___ Southern Photography Exhibit**History of Southern Photography Thurs, Feb. 1, 9am-9pm Cost: FREE At: Hoover Library ([map](,-86.8068497,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889220dc0b6e0a1:0x196b740835a068c4!8m2!3d33.38795!4d-86.804661))** A History of Southern Photography from the collection of The Do Good Fund! This is an ongoing exhibit that showcases some of the best southern photography around. Stop by the Hoover Library to check out a story of the south as told through photograpy. **[Click here for more info.](**
Helen Keller Art Show**Helen Keller Art Show Thurs, Feb. 1, 9am Cost: $15 / $6 Seniors, Students, Kids At: Bham Civil Rights Institute ([map](,-86.8167098,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b8e7ae0fcfb:0xab1e57069bc43488!8m2!3d33.5160919!4d-86.8145211))** Annual Helen Keller Art Show, Vann Gallery. Art show featuring visually and hearing impaired children in the state of Alabama.The award-winning artwork will be displayed in the historic Helen Keller birthplace in Tuscumbia, AL, as well as in our state museums and agency galleries throughout the year. BCRI will be open from 9 -am-5 pm on Tuesdays-Fridays through February 28. Saturday and Sunday are normal hours. **[Click here for more info.](**
Birmingham Legion**Birmingham Legion FC: President Announcement Thurs, Feb. 1, 5pm Cost: FREE At: Good People Brewing ([map](,-86.8143766,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed7ddc8047:0xb45471d029e1e99e!8m2!3d33.5069731!4d-86.8121879))** Join Bham’s Football Club at Good People Brewing Company as they formally announce the President of your club! Be there to celebrate, and be the first to snag official team merch! Reserve your tickets before Jan 31st to become a Founding Member and claim your free swag bag (limit one per deposit). This is will also be the first time merchandise will be available for purchase! Reserve your season tickets now! **[Click here for more info.](**
Blue Dragon Glass Art Sun**Bham Art Crawl Thurs, Feb. 1, 5pm Cost: FREE At: The Pizitz ([map](,-86.8102663,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.5141737!4d-86.8080776))** Don't miss the February 1st edition with local artists and artisans exhibiting and selling works outside of The Pizitz from 5-9pm, rain or shine, stroll the streets of BHM and discover the amazing talent of local artists and artisans! The featured artist for January is Blue Dragon Glass. Blue Dragon Glass was chosen as the featured artist of the month by Busy Corner Cheese. Art Crawl is a great way to meet local artists and performers, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Birmingham! **[Click here for more info.](**
Birmingham Revealed at Vulcan Park and Museum**Birmingham Revealed Thurs, Feb. 1, 5:30pm Cost: $10 At: Vulcan Park & Museum ([map](,-86.7977257,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd90950f017:0x4a5843a1e1144cf!8m2!3d33.4917!4d-86.795537))** Written by playwright Lee Shackleford, Washington & Du Bois: Two Opinions, One Goal compares the different philosophies of two early civil rights activists, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois, while showing how they came to respect one another. Comparing their philosophies of post-Civil War integration, this dramatic performance will capture the audience’s attention and highlight the complexity of changing a culture of racial discrimination, an issue that is still crucial today. This premiere performance, endorsed by the Alabama 200, will kick off Vulcan Park & Museum’s Black History Month program which will provide this educational drama, free of charge, to Birmingham’s underserved middle and high school students. **[Click here for more info.](**
BOLD Speaker Series at Avondale Brewing Company**BOLD Speaker Series: Bitcoin Thurs, Feb 1, 5:30pm Cost: FREE At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** The Bold Speaker series features game changers who spur innovation and thought leadership in our city. This month’s event features Derek Waltchack, a partner at Birmingham's Shannon Waltchack, who’s quite the expert on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Waltchack will give a primer including; what is Bitcoin; how has it grown, and what has been his experience with it? It’s FREE!!! **[Click here for more info.](**
Birmingham Audubon**Gosse Nature Walk #12 Fri, Feb. 2, 12pm Cost: FREE At: Flora Johnston Park ([map](,-86.7186358,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888910f0b71dbb1b:0xa063389ca998ab5b!8m2!3d33.5202071!4d-86.7164471))** The twelfth Gosse Nature Walk takes you to Birmingham’s Flora Johnston Nature Park, for a moderate hike on one of Birmingham’s lesser known nature trails. The details: Meet-up is at noon in the a small parking lot, located at approximately 244 Elder Street, just north of a bridge crossing Shades Creek. As always, remember to bring plenty of water and snacks, insect repellent, rain gear, sunblock, and seasonally appropriate attire. Because this is a moderate hike, you’ll definitely want to have some walking shoes before heading out. **[Click here for more info.](**
MicroLove at Naked Art Gallery**MicroLove Fri, Feb. 2, 5-8pm Cost: FREE At: Naked Art Gallery ([map](,-86.7754134,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a4f310c742b:0x7de926ae8abaa2d2!8m2!3d33.5145772!4d-86.7732247))** "Microlove" an annual show featuring miniature art, handcrafted jewelry, and handmade gifts for your valentine: a lot of these creations are made with recycled materials. The opening receptions will take place on: Friday, February 2nd, 5 - 8 pm. Chocolate treats will be served. 100% of bar tips will benefit GraceWorks, a nonprofit in Woodlawn that has a summer program for teens from the Gate City projects. It also shelters the homeless during freezing weather and helps them with food, clothing, etc.. An afternoon “Sugar high and caffeine reception” will take place Saturday, February 3rd, 10:30 - 6. Chocolate treats will be served! **[Click here for more info.](**
Art After 5 Future Sex Love Sounds**Art After 5: FutureSex/LoveSounds (18+) Fri, Feb. 2, 5:30-9pm Cost: FREE At: Bham Museum of Art ([map](,-86.812258,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b9a8d8a002d:0x4ff9c6343444caba!8m2!3d33.5222197!4d-86.8100693))** Unwind from the week at Art After 5! Explore the art of love at the BMA. You’ll fall head over heels for their special adults-only gallery tour and a heart-breaking cocktail tasting from guest mixologist Clair McLafferty. The night will also feature a screening of My Bloody Valentine to get your heart pumping and a fun maker’s activity for all to enjoy! **[Click here for more info.](**
Indiana Jones and Twister Posters**Drive-In $4 Double Feature Fri, Feb. 2, 7pm Cost: $4 At: Coyote Drive-In ([map](,-86.6008249,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888912bf33da73dd:0x444a71f214f46609!8m2!3d33.5510622!4d-86.5986362))** Enjoy "RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK" & "TWISTER" in this $4 Classic Drive-in Movie Double Feature! See them on a 76ft. Wide Screen! Each of these films were are classics that are great for the family to enjoy! What a way to introduce these films to a new generation! There are more showtimes available in the link. **[Click here for more info.](**
Funny Free Comedy Show**Funny, Free, Friday Comedy Show Fri, Feb. 2, 9pm Cost: FREE At: Good People Brewing ([map](,-86.8143766,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed7ddc8047:0xb45471d029e1e99e!8m2!3d33.5069731!4d-86.8121879))** Birmingham's finest comedy show at a brewery. It's always free and features the best comedians from around the country! Be sure to thank the sponsor, Good People Brewing, for making this show a reality! Enjoy some laughs and drafts at this FREE event! **[Click here for more info.](**
Club Pilates Birmingham**Club Pilates Grand Opening Sat & Sun, Feb. 3-4, 7:30am-1pm/12-4pm Cost: FREE At: Club Pilates Bham ([map](,-86.8001711,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0df62d1c1:0x6636b62d3fdc79c3!8m2!3d33.506398!4d-86.7979824))** To celebrate the grand opening weekend, Club Pilates Downtown will be offering free intro classes, free mini massage sessions and free Normatec compression recovery sessions. Refreshments from other tenants at The Waites, including Taco Mama, Smoothie King and Farm Burger, will also be provided for attendees. The event will feature giveaways, including the opportunity to win a one-month Unlimited Membership. Those interested in entering can enter now by liking Club Pilates Downtown Birmingham on Facebook. **[Click here for more info.](**
Music & Stories of the Underground Railroad**Music & Stories of the Underground Railroad Sat, Feb. 3, 2pm Cost: $15 At: Alys Stephens Center ([map](,-86.8100284,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be5c267abef:0x38c069c7a8b46d30!8m2!3d33.4971186!4d-86.8078397))** In honor of Black History Month, the Center presents Reggie Harris- internationally known singer, songwriter, and teaching artist. Along with his wife Kim, they have developed Sing to Freedom: Music & Stories of The Underground Railroad, a multimedia exploration of slavery and the quest for freedom, presented in story, song and narratives. This performance is a dynamic and carefully researched presentation that incorporates interchangeable songs, stories, interactive participation with the audience and an award-winning film segment that highlights important aspects of this powerful historical chapter in America. **[Click here for more info.](**
2nd & Charles Hoover Harry Potter Day**Harry Potter Party (Kid Friendly) Sat, Feb. 3, 2-6pm Cost: FREE At: 2nd & Charles (map)** Saturday February 3rd is a Harry Potter party! From 2-6pm, 2nd & Charles is going to have cosplay, trivia, a wand and spell class, trivia, and more! Bring your young aspiring wizards for a day that is straight out of Hogwarts! **[Click here for more info.](**
Birmingham Winter Beer Fest**Birmingham Winter Beer Fest (21+) Sat, Feb. 3, 2-6pm Cost: $45/ $15 for DD’s At: BJCC ([map](,-86.8149388,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd8380769b1:0xa6b2596d5bbff52f!8m2!3d33.5239475!4d-86.8127501))** Winter Beer Fest is BACK!!! Come enjoy a sampling of over 150 world-class craft beers, Educational Sessions, a Cornhole Tournament, a Silent Disco, Karaoke, Photo Booth, and more! Jack Brown's VIP Ticket Includes: One hour early entrance into the event (2pm), access to VIP area, exclusive beers not available to the general public, complimentary food served from 3pm - 6pm courtesy of Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint, souvenir 2 ounce sampling mug, full color festival guide, sampling of 150+ craft beers, live entertainment, games, access to brew university seminars. *This is a 21+ event. ID must be presented at the door. **[Click here for more info.](**
Saturn Chili Cookoff**Saturn Chili Cook-Off Sat, Feb. 3, 4pm Cost: $5 At: Saturn ([map](,-86.7766529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.524291!4d-86.7744642))** Saturn Birmingham is once again hosting a chili cook-off and competition! This year's event will take place on Saturday, February 3rd. If you'd like to enter a team in the competition, it will be $5 per person (4 person maximum). If you'd just like to sample the chili, it is also only $5. Tickets will be available online and at the door. Get there early so you don’t miss out on any chili! For details on how to enter, click the link! **[Click here for more info.](**
Beaker Bash 2018**Beaker Bash 2018: The Great Outdoors (Kid Friendly) Sat, Feb. 3, 5pm Cost: Varies with Age At: McWane Center ([map](,-86.8105029,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e4a523f9:0x735e9876922de3af!8m2!3d33.5149315!4d-86.8083142))** McWane Science Center presents their annual fundraiser, Beaker Bash—a beloved tradition for Birmingham area families. Event activities will have families search the grass and soil to explore animal and insect habitats, make smores under the stars, and plant their own garden. The funds raised through Beaker Bash directly support statewide education programs and make field trips affordable for thousands of students. It is with YOUR help McWane can make a difference in our community by bringing unique experiences and vital STEM education programs to the students and children who will become our future leaders in science and innovation. **[Click here for more info.](**
Daft Punk**Riot Dance Party: Daft Punk Tribute Sat, Feb. 3, 9pm Cost: FREE! At: Saturn ([map](,-86.7766529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.524291!4d-86.7744642))** Come out and lose yourself to dance and pay homage to one of the most influential French electronic music duos in history, Daft Punk! No better way to do this than with a dance party featuring the hits from the group's two-decade-plus career at Saturn Birmingham! This dance party will also feature all genres of music! **[Click here for more info.](**
Penny Mimosa Sunday at Tropicaleo**Penny Mimosas Sun, Feb. 4, 12pm Cost: $0.01 At: Tropicaleo ([map](,-86.7681269,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0xa1cfac85b240b935!8m2!3d33.52689!4d-86.7659382))** "Brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast." Enjoy some of Tropicaleo's finest breakfast/brunch entrees with their unique mimosas. Sip on a classic or give it a tropical twist with guava, mango or pineapple! The mimosas are as close to “free” as you can get in Alabama. We recommend trying the maizena! We could eat bowl after bowl of it! **[Click here for more info.](**
Birmingham Sunday Hike Series**Sunday Hike Series: Turkey Creek Sun, Feb. 4, 2pm Cost: FREE At: Lea Anne Cir. ([map](,+Pinson,+AL+35126/@33.6880884,-86.6575087,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88890bdc3bf5d28b:0x3e1d12fe4f482296!8m2!3d33.6880884!4d-86.65532))** Join the Spring 2018 Sunday Hike Series! These guided hikes are free and great opportunities to explore new outdoor places throughout Central Alabama. No registration required. Dogs welcome on leashes. They will be taking a guided nature walk approximately 1.5 miles to our Turkey Creek streambank restoration site. You may want to wear water-friendly shoes in case you cross the creek. In case of bad weather, there will be an update for you on Facebook by noon. Meeting location: Along Goodwin Road at Lea Anne Circle, Pinson, AL. You may park on the side of the road or pull into the gated “driveway” of the property. **[Click here for more info.](**
Super Bowl LII Logo**Super Bowl LII Extravaganza Sun, Feb. 4, 2:30pm Cost: FREE At: Saturn ([map](,-86.7766529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5126b78b31:0x21a69ce74a0eede5!8m2!3d33.524291!4d-86.7744642))** Super Bowl LII Extravaganza at Saturn! Join Saturn for a SUPER bowl of chili and watch the Super Bowl on the big screen in the venue through the PA system, in the Satellite bar, and on the patio! **[Click here for more info.](**
FREE Wings Pregame at Interstellar Ginger Beer Company**FREE Wings Pre-Game Sun, Feb. 4, 2:30pm Cost: FREE At: Interstellar Ginger Beer Co. ([map](,-86.7840527,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892fa76109c043:0x58fb42bdf82b2286!8m2!3d33.187683!4d-86.781864))** Friends and Family of Interstellar are getting together to cook wings for the game. Come before the game and get lunch. Fuel in your belly for the big game. While there, grab a growler for that big party and share the love with your friends. Wings are FREE while supplies last. You are welcome to stay for the game as well! **[Click here for more info.](**
Hickory Tavern Super Bowl Super Buffet**Super Bowl LII Buffet Sun, Feb.4, 5:30pm Cost: &20 At: Hickory Tavern ([map](,-86.7728002,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x88891990bb68a21f:0x45dc2d72b6272f80!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891990dfb5d45f:0xd76ab9cc9d4c6760!8m2!3d33.4709149!4d-86.7706115))** Hickory Tavern, in Brookwood Village, is serving up a Super Bowl Buffet for the big game! There are plenty of screens so there’s not a bad seat in the restaurant. Call ahead and reserve a table for your party! **[Click here for a chance to win a dinner package.](**