Wenonah High School Choir Presents Negro Spirituals
Powderly Branch Library
Monday, February 29
Wenonah High School Choir will perform negro spirituals and varied songs of African American heritage.
Alabama Theatre Tour
Wednesday, March 2
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the historic Alabama Theatre, the Showplace of the South. The tour begins in the ticket lobby and leads you all the way up to the balcony, concluding in the auditorium with a demonstration of Big Bertha, the Alabama’s prized Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. The Alabama Theatre does not have an elevator and stairs are involved in this tour.
$10 per guest
Book Signing with Martha Wurtele and Jake Collins, authors of Homewood
Homewood Public Library
Thursday, March 3
Shades Valley was primarily used as a hunting ground by Native Americans until the arrival of the first white settlers in the 1830s. During Birmingham’s industrial boom in the 1870s, there was a push to move Over the Mountain into the fresh air. By 1926, Rosedale, Edgewood, and Grove Park were established neighborhoods, and under the leadership of Charles Rice they incorporated to form the city of Homewood. Nearly 100 years later, through much growth and change, Homewood has maintained its small-town feel while adapting to the ever-changing culture of today. A book signing will follow; books will be available for purchase.
Remember Their Voices: Two Holocaust Stories
The Lyric Theatre
Saturday, March 5
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center is presenting I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a story based on children’s drawings and poems from the Terezin Concentration Camp, and For a Look and a Touch, a story based on the journal of Manfred Levin, a gay Jew murdered at Auschwitz along with his entire family, and the memories of his lover, Gad Beck.
$25 tickets ($15 for students)
Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – Nonpopulation Stations: A Sensible Guide to the Rest of the Census
Birmingham Public Library – Central Branch
Saturday, March 5
Want to gather even more information from census records? This Beyond the Basics of Genealogy workshop will introduce you to nonpopulation schedules (agricultural census, mortality schedules, social schedules, and even state censuses) and allow you to create a more complete record of your ancestors and the times in which they lived. Workshops are free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, contact the Southern History Department of the Birmingham Public Library at 205-226-3665 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The class will be held in the Arrington Auditorium (4th floor) of the Linn-Henley building.
FREE, but registration is required
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
Hoover Public Library
Monday, March 7
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of 9 African-American teenagers wrongly convicted of a shocking crime in 1931. The public outrage surrounding this case helped give birth to the civil rights movement . The Hoover Library presents free screenings of classic and contemporary documentary films (typically on the second Monday of the month). Unrated. 90 minutes. Refreshments will be served
Birmingham Revealed: Jazz in Birmingham
Vulcan Park and Museum
Thursday, March 10
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Samford University students, under the direction of Dr. Grant Dalton, will provide an evening of jazz music with performances dedicated to Birmingham’s rich jazz heritage. Many of the region’s greatest jazz musicians and composers have roots that are distinctly Birmingham.
Spring Walking Tour: Parkside
Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum
Saturday, March 19
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Vulcan Park and Museum’s Spring Walking Tour series begins with Railroad Park and Regions Field. Parkside quickly grew into a vital neighborhood that has attracted an explosion of building projects, tourists and visitors from all over Birmingham. Our tour focuses on the power of good design to invigorate development.
Registration is required to learn the starting point.