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.
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
BJCC Exhibition Halls
Live at the Lyric: Brian Culbertson
Birmingham Barons vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
An Acoustic Evening with Travis Tritt
Smokey Joe’s Café
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
Live at the Lyric: Steve Earle & The Dukes Copperhead Road 30th Anniversary
Greystone Golf & Country Club
Birmingham Barons vs. Montgomery Biscuits
Do Dah Day
Caldwell and Rhodes Parks
Willie Nelson & Family And Alison Krauss
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Great Southern Gun & Knife Show
BJCC Exhibition Halls
Birmingham Barons vs. Chattanooga Lookouts
May 29-June 2
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