What to do this weekend in Birmingham: Feb. 6th
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – February is here and so are a ton of fun events to partake in around town. Here to help guide you is Antwon Ervin of Discover Birmingham, who wants to help you plan out your first full weekend of the month!
First up – World of Wheels
This weekend features the return of one of Birmingham’s most popular events! World of Wheels features a wide variety of custom cars, custom trucks and custom motorcycles as well as restored and antique vehicles! Plus much much more! For details click here.
This Friday check out – Sybarite5 (Feb 6 – 7:30 P.M.)
$20 Reserved tickets at Brock Recital Hall
“Expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart.” — Arizona Daily Star
Sybarite5 , the first string quintet to ever win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, has made their name by blurring classical and rock motifs, earning them praise from critics and audiences alike. “Is this what modern (chamber) music has come to? Genuine, spontaneous…excitement?” raved the Washington Post during their most recent tour.
Playing a repertoire that ranges from Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5 utilizes exquisite musicality and a dynamic performance style to turn heads throughout the music world and break the boundaries of what a string ensemble can be. The performance will be the capstone of a four-day residency working with local music composers and students.
This program will feature the world premiere of the winning piece of New Music Idol, written by a Samford composition student.
This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Going on all month – Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Their Contemporaries
The exhibition, organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and sponsored by PNC, will be on view from January 30 – April 26, 2015, and will feature works by the greatest masters of the Dutch Flemish Golden Age.
Small Treasures brings together 40 small-scale oil paintings, most of which are not more than ten inches in height, by 28 artists of the 17th century. The exhibition will, for the first time, explore this little known field and show the extraordinary richness of this genre of work.
More than half of the works in the exhibition are drawn from private collections, some being on public view for the first time.
Looking for something to do during the week?
Tuesdays all month long – Untold Stories: the Foot Soldiers
Visitors to the permanent gallery will have the opportunity to speak with and ask questions of a foot soldier from the Birmingham civil Rights Movement.
Thursdays – Downtown Trample Weekly Bike Ride
Each Thursday night the Redemptive Cycles’ family goes riding. There’s no set route, and we like to keep things casual. The ride typically covers around 10 miles and lasts about 2 hours – we ride at a relatively easy pace so don’t worry if you’re new to riding, and if you’re intimidated by city traffic, group rides are an excellent way to ease your way in to urban cycling. We make a pit stop at the store to pick up drinks and snacks before heading to a cool spot to hangout for a bit. Meet us behind the shop at 6:00 pm, we ride out at 6:30. All are welcome! If you don’t own a bike we have bikes available for rent; bring your friends!
And for even more events and other happenings around Birmingham check out Discover Birmingham’s full calendar right here.