These March Events are Roaring in Like a Lion!

Just like that February is gone and March is here! It’s still cool enough to enjoy the Chili Cook-Off, though! There plenty of other fantastic events throughout the weekend! (Thursday is CRAZY BUSY!) Check it out below! **[#RUhappenin](**

Five Points Alliance5 After 5
Thurs, Feb 28, 5-6:30pm
Cost: $10
At: BankcorpSouth (map)

The Five Points Alliance is pleased to announce details for its Annual 5 After Five presented by BancorpSouth taking place Thursday. Advance tickets are $5 each and can be purchased online or $10 at the door. The yearly chamber of commerce-style event invites Five Points South businesses, residents, realtors, members of the faith community, developers and other community members to gather, network, hear area updates and learn about ways to get involved in the growth of historic Five Points South – all after 5 p.m.
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John Lytle Wilson**Out of This World: Artwork of John Lytle Wilson Thurs, Feb 28, 5-7pm Cost: FREE At: Grand Bohemian ([map](,+Autograph+Collection/@33.4877821,-86.776253,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a29b5293411:0xb284711f0721eaa1!8m2!3d33.4877821!4d-86.7740589))** You've seen his murals all over town, you've heard the buzz surrounding his latest "corrected series", and you've patiently waited for the perfect original to add to your collection. This is it! John's fantastical imagery and witty take on the human experience has captured hearts nationally and will finally fill the show walls for a solo exhibition. Enjoy his artwork and complimentary wine and cheese! **[Click here for more info.](**
Glow Flow Yoga**Glow Flow Yoga Thurs, Feb 28, 5:30pm Cost: $12 At: Pizitz ([map](,-86.8103964,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b93e920f757:0x57c3c84ce7688dc3!8m2!3d33.5143506!4d-86.8082023))** The Pizitz is throwing a Glow Flow party with Buti Yoga instructor Leslie Jackson! Grab a ticket and join in for the neon fun. Ticket holders will enjoy beats from DJ Mark AD + team, complimentary braid bar, glow paint and jewelry provided, a Buti Yoga class, and a special cocktail post-class with The Louis Bar. Space is limited. Secure you spot now! **[Click here for more info.](**

Bham StandsBham Stands
Thurs, Feb 28, 6-8:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Revelator Coffee 5pts (map)

Join Bham Stands for the February installment of the LastThursday at Revelator Coffee Company series. Thed Weller returns as host of the Friday Eve Poetic. They invite poets, singers, musicians, and more to join in & share their talents with the audience! They will also have the bhamstands board for those who want to take pictures, and Kawmane TheArtiztic and Rosetheartist will have art on display. This is a FREE event that starts at 6pm.
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This Alabama Life**WBHM's Junior Board Presents: This Alabama Life Thurs, Feb 28, 7:30pm -9pm Cost: $25-$30 At: Alys Stephen’s Center ([map](,-86.8100338,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891be5c267abef:0x38c069c7a8b46d30!8m2!3d33.4971186!4d-86.8078397))** The WBHM Junior Board presents the 2nd Annual This Alabama Life, a live variety show that highlights the talented people in our dear state. There will be singers, performers, game shows, interviews, and a few things in between. Think of it as a radio show you get to see in person, a chance to see behind the microphone! **[Click here for more info.](**
Who's Bad?**Who’s Bad? Thurs, Feb 28, 8pm Cost: $20 At: Iron City ([map](,-86.8002791,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc0a1443b55:0xc397c3c0dadc684e!8m2!3d33.508883!4d-86.798085))** Who’s Bad’s power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has sold out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 where the King of Pop was slated to end his career. This is a must see show for fans of the King of Pop! **[Click here for more info.](**

Cottontails 2019Cottontails Village Arts, Crafts, & Gifts Show
Fri, Mar 1 - Sun, Mar 3
Cost: $7
At: BJCC (map)

Are you looking for a one-of-a kind party dress for your little princess? Do you need a personalized Easter basket stuffed with candy, toys, and games? Or, are you shopping to update your home décor or garden accessories? With over 500 booths, Spring shopping is fun and simple, when new exhibitors join your favorite vendors from Christmas Village to display fresh new ideas and crafts. Don’t miss out on this giant Spring Expo!
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Bards and BrewsBards & Brews Open Mic
Fri, Mar 1, 6:30pm - 9pm
Cost: FREE
At: Downtown Bham Public Library (map)

March and Brews! March forward with spoken word open mic, free craft beer, snacks and the coolest crowd. Book it March 1 downtown library! Don’t miss out!
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Epic Read-a-thon**Epic Read A Thon Fri, Mar 1 7pm - Sat, Mar 2 7pm Cost: FREE At: Desert Island Supply Co ([map](,-86.854561,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a8fbe789fe7:0xf0e8b2b68c281b67!8m2!3d33.5398297!4d-86.7530331))** The Epic Read-A-Thon is a 24-hour, nonstop, out-loud reading to benefit the Woodlawn Writers Corps, a collective of more than 700 young writers in Woodlawn-area schools. The theme of this year's read-a-thon is "Stranded," and for 24 hours straight, we'll be reading stories and poems about characters who are alone and adrift in the world. You can support the Woodlawn Writers Corps by signing up to fundraise and read for a 10-minute shift on March 1-2, 2019. Readers of all ages are welcome! If you can't join us in person or would rather be a listener and not a reader, you can still sign up to be a fundraiser. **[Click here for more info.](**
Ugly Baby Live**Ugly Baby Live Fri, March 1, 9:30pm Cost: $10 At: Bham Improv Theatre ([map](,-86.7989419,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891b2dc0df82cb:0x85a227751e6d5408!8m2!3d33.5076475!4d-86.7967478))** Ugly Baby will be live and in person for *one night only* every Friday night at Birmingham Improv Theatre - and that means you have *only ONE chance* to see them; this week. Birmingham's Disturbingly Good Improv Comedy™ is long form improvised comedy. They've performed all over the United States and Mississippi. Come see them at the Birmingham Improv Theatre! **[Click here for more info.](**
Arbor Day**21st Annual Arbor Day Celebration Sat, Mar 2, 9:30am-11:30am Cost: FREE At: Aldridge Gardens ([map](,-86.7942759,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888922700cec602d:0x3844dfb7f88cb0d3!8m2!3d33.3872249!4d-86.7920818))** Make plans to be a part of Hoover’s 21st annual Arbor Day celebration, presented by the Hoover Beautification Board, at Aldridge Gardens. The event includes free trees for Hoover residents, a formal Arbor Day ceremony, recognition of Hoover Schools' 4th Grade Arbor Day Essay Contest winners, and a ceremonial tree planting. **[Click here for more info.](**

Chili Cook-off15th Annual Chili Cook Off
Sat, Mar 2, 10:30am-3pm
Cost: $10 adv/ $15 day of
At: Brookwood Village (map)

The Chili Cook-Off is The Exceptional Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event are a significant source of funding for our programs at The Exceptional Foundation where we strive to meet the social and recreational needs of individuals of all ages with special needs. Live music, all the chili you can eat, beverages, and a kidzone make this an event for the entire family. PRO TIP: Park nearby and Uber/Lyft to the front gate!
(Don’t miss the AFTER PARTY at Avondale Brewing Co. from 3pm-Midnight!)
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Jane Goodall**Free Family Day at ArtPlay: Celebrating Jane and Friends Sat, Mar 2, 12pm-3pm Cost: FREE At: ArtPlay ([map](,-86.8007384,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bc309ef06a3:0xa643fe5c43f10c1d!8m2!3d33.5007546!4d-86.7985443))** Take a trip back through time as you explore the lives of Jane Goodall and other remarkable women. Enjoy fun activities, games and live music. No RSVP required, just show up! **[Click here for more info.](**
Mardi Gras**Krewe of Ginger Mardi Gras Ball Sat, March 2, 2pm-Midnight Cost: FREE! At: Interstellar Ginger Beer Co. ([map](,-86.7839607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892fa76109c043:0x58fb42bdf82b2286!8m2!3d33.1876786!4d-86.7817666))** Beads! Masks! Moon Pies! At Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co., one of their favorite times of year is Mardi Gras! As several of their staff members are from Alabama (and Mardi Gras started in Mobile!) and their Ginger Meister is from Louisiana, how could they pass up the opportunity to celebrate this amazing time?! Beginning at 2 PM on Saturday, March 2nd, they will have festivities all day until closing (at midnight). They will be blasting Zydeco and jazz and will have a special deal on Interstellar Hurricanes. Please deck yourself out in masks and beads and bring your parasols! **[Click here for more info.](**

Goat Yoga BhamGoat Yoga
Sat, March 2, Multiple Class Time
Cost: $20
At: Goat Yoga Bham (map)

Come and join in for Goat Yoga on the Farm! There will be certified yoga instructors and adorable, friendly baby goats. Unplug and enjoy the fresh air on the farm. You can bring you own mat or towel or rent one for an additional fee ($3). Make your reservation early because events fill up FAST!
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Arc Stories March 2019**Arc Stories Sat, Mar 2, 7:30pm Cost: $10 / $25 VIP At: Avon Theater ([map](,-86.7900473,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bb664438b13:0xa2f78f2212ef06e0!8m2!3d33.5114649!4d-86.7878532))** Join Arc Stories for their upcoming flagship event "Should, Coulda, Woulda: Stories About Lessons Learned." It's safe to say that we've all learned a lesson or two, sometimes the easy way and sometimes the hard way. VIP tickets benefit Redemptive Cycles. At Redemptive Cycles, their mission is to redeem the streets. We're huge fans of these guys, and are ecstatic that they are the VIP beneficiary. **[Click here for more info.](**
Chef Battle**Chef Battle Alabama Sun, March 3, 2-6pm Cost: $40 At: Corbin Farms ([map](,-86.7773892,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892fac42dfe3a9:0x97c57de68a09fd45!8m2!3d33.1757819!4d-86.7751951))** You've watched cooking competitions on tv and now, you can watch it live with our Chef Battle Tournament Series! With this inaugural event in Alabama, local chefs have 1-hour to compete to be named Alabama's' Best Chef! The winning chefs will advance to the Southern Regional Chef Battle in 2019. General Admission tickets include live entertainment, samples from chefs, voting ballot for crowd's favorite, and guests 21+ receive 3 Corbin Farms Winery tasting tickets (redeemable day of the event only). A cash bar will be available. **[Click here for more info.](**

Bham Iron FootballBirmingham Iron Football
Sun, March 3, 3pm
Cost: $18+
At: Legion Field (map)

Come cheer on the UNDEFEATED Birmingham Iron as they take on the San Antonio Commanders this Sunday! The Iron has taken Birmingham and the league by storm! Join in the fun and support our local team!
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