What to do in Birmingham this Weekend: Jan. 30th
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Are you sitting down because I have some shocking news for you…the first month of 2015 is already over! We are about to enter January. Now that you are already sitting down I have even more news for you…after Sunday football season is over until August! Don’t panic though, now you’ll have plenty of time to explore all the fun events happening around the Magic City, and Antwon Ervin of Discover Birmingham wants to help you by giving you a few ideas on where to start.
Looking for a few laughs this weekend? Check out ETC presents Vulcan’s Underpants: Jan. 30th – 31st. Each show kicks off at 8pm at Theatre Downtown. What is ETC you ask? Well it’s the original short form improv show that started it all! Classic games like Party Quirks along with some new ones we’ve created combine to form a dynamite show that’s chock full of laughs. If you like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, you’ll love us! Show is appropriate for ages 13 and up. To learn more CLICK HERE.
You can also check out ARC Light Stories-Out with the old…Stories about change at the Avon Theatre, Saturday, Jan. 31st at 7:30pm. Come hear great stories about the one topic every great story is about….”Change”. To learn more CLICK HERE.
If you want to start planning ahead for next week, the Birmingham Art Crawl returns on Thursday from 5pm to 9pm. The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happening bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Venues stretch across Central City of downtown Birmingham including galleries, restaurants and bars, downtown businesses and more. 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. An estimated 2,500 art enthusiasts will attend each month to support around 50 local artists.
You can also plan to catch Mandela (PG-13) playing at the Red Mountain Theatre from Feb. 5th – Feb 8th.
The world still needs role models. With recent demonstrations sweeping across our nation the need for people to seek out leaders who challenge us to be better is needed now more than ever. Mandela was one such leader. He lived the spectrum from terrorist to politician to national hero. He didn’t just forgive but reconciled with his adversaries. He didn’t just forget but continued to challenge injustice everywhere. Renowned playwright Cheryl L. Davis (Barnstormer, MLK Project) and poet Sharrif Simmons collaborate on this original work based on the lives impacted by legendary humanitarian, Nelson Mandela. MANDELA explores the life of a true visionary through spoken word, music and video.
Plan to stay after each night’s performance for an engaging talkback with community leaders on how Mandela’s life can serve as an example of reconciliation and forgiveness.
And for even more events and other happenings around Birmingham check out Discover Birmingham’s full calendar right here.