The hills will be alive with The Sound of Music, plus shopping for a good cause, an outdoor concert, kicking off summer reading and more. Find all the details on what’s happening when below.

1. The Sound of Music

Thursday, May 3 | 7 p.m.
Pizitz Middle School 

The hills will be alive with the Sound of Music as Pizitz presents their take on this beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. The production is directed by Ashley Perry with music directed by Brent Coleman. Tickets are available at the door.



2. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Greater Birmingham (OLLI): All Things Political Course

Wednesdays in May | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Civic Center

OLLI provides mature adults 50+ with social, education and travel opportunities—including many courses taught just down the street. This audience-participation class will cover the 2018 primaries, elections, polls and predictions. To learn more, visit olli.ua.edu or call 205-348-6482.

3. Unless U Shop

Saturday, May 5 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Shades Mountain Baptist Church

Find unique Mother’s Day and graduation gifts from small businesses and more while supporting Unless U’s work with adults with developmental disabilities. The more than 50 vendors include Noonday Collection, Pampered Chef, Majestees, Young Living Oils, Tagged and Happy and more. Tickets are $5.

4. Alabama Mature Moves-Declutter Sale

Saturday, May 5 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dogwood Room
Vestavia Civic Center

Generational Housing Consultants holds events on decluttering and more—and then holds a sale for participants to act on what they have learned. Learn more here.

5. Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Tuesday, May 8 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Vestavia Hills Country Club

Come hear about A Day in the Life of a Secret Service Agent with speaker Michael Williams, while networking with other chamber members. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 after the Friday before the luncheon. Register here.

6. Outdoor Concert

Saturday, May 12 | 3 p.m.
Library in the Forest

Come out to the library’s amphitheater to hear the Birmingham Wind Ensemble play Disney favorites and children’s classics. We can’t think of a better setting for it!

7. Opera Birmingham 40th Annual Vocal Competition

Sunday, May 20 | 6 p.m.
Vestavia Country Club

An elegant evening of wine and song is coming to Vestavia Country Club. Five finalists will take the stage to compete for more than $10,000 in cash prizes and a chance to star in an Opera Birmingham production. All reservations are required by May 11 for this black tie optional event. Find more information here.

8. Library Spirit Night

Wednesday, May 23 | 5-7 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Vestavia, 513 Montgomery Highway

Support the Library in the Forest while eating more chicken.

9. Summer Reading Kickoff

Thursday, May 31 | 6 p.m.
Library in the Forest

There will be acrobats. There will be jugglers. There will be silk performers. Come out the library to see Global Movement’s circus-style performance as they kick off summer reading. Get hotdogs at 6 p.m. and catch the show at 6:30 p.m.  Plus, Grammy nominee musician Zak Morgan and Kona Ice Truck will be at the library at 10:30 a.m. that morning to start the party. One more thing: Teens can take their turn kicking off summer reading at a special event on June 5, so save the date for that too. Plus, find more library events here.

SAVE THE DATE

Wing Ding Challenge 2018

Saturday, June 2 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Vestavia Hills City Hall

It’s time for chicken wings—and lots of them from competing cooks. Plus, there will be live music and a children’s area full of games and activities. The event is held annually by Leadership Vestavia Hills. Learn more here.

BONUS: Around Birmingham

2018 Decorators’ ShowHouse
April 28-May 13
Shuttle from Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church

Grand Boutique
May 3-6
BJCC Exhibition Halls

Live at the Lyric: Brian Culbertson
May 4
Lyric Theatre

Birmingham Barons vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
May 7-11
Regions Field

An Acoustic Evening with Travis Tritt
May 11
Alabama Theatre

Smokey Joe’s Café
May 11-27
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre

Live at the Lyric: Steve Earle & The Dukes Copperhead Road 30th Anniversary
May 12
Lyric Theatre

Regions Tradition
May 16-20
Greystone Golf & Country Club

Birmingham Barons vs. Montgomery Biscuits
May 17-21
Regions Field

Do Dah Day
May 19
Caldwell and Rhodes Parks

Willie Nelson & Family And Alison Krauss
May 19
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Great Southern Gun & Knife Show
May 19-21
BJCC Exhibition Halls

Birmingham Barons vs. Chattanooga Lookouts
May 29-June 2
Regions Field

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email mm@vestaviahillsmagazine.com to submit yours.