Friday, March 2 - Opera
Opera Birmingham presents The Marriage of Figaro at the Alabama Theatre. The singing will not be in English, so if you don't like reading your movies then you may not enjoy it. But please come out and support the arts anyway.
Saturday, March 3 - Concert
The Chieftans perform a sold out show at the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center's Jemison Concert Hall. The Irish band begins its performance at 8 PM and will play until the Guiness runs out, or until the first fight breaks out.
Sunday, March 4 - Canoe
The 19th annual Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Races. Come watch skilled paddlers negotiate a slalom course consisting of Birmingham Water Works Board assets including the sunken party barge. Winners all receive tax free Water Works bonds payable in not less than 50 years.
Monday, March 5 - Pastels
The Alabama Pastel Society features a design contest sponsored by The Gap. Representatives from the company will be on hand to judge various member creations. The winning design will be featured in an upcoming commercial.
Thursday, March 8 - Residency
Sloss Furnaces begins interviewing candidates for the Summer Youth Internship. Successful applicants will be able to reduce iron ore to pig, stoke coke fired checker works, and haul scrap on their backs. The job pays minimum wage, but the benefits are outstanding, including getting to keep all of your sculptures.
Friday, March 9 - Auction
The Birmingham Humane Society launches its online B2C, B2B exchange consisting of mainly of locally raised stray animals. Suppliers can submit real-time quotes for used animals and animal services. End users can see the history of the animals and compare features before buying.
Saturday, March 10 - Buffett
Parrot Heads meet to discuss the songs of their favorite philosopher and spiritual leader. Last meeting prompted some heated discussion about whether Cincinnati is actually a metaphor for 'heaven' if she in fact 'came down' from there. Meet at Florida Grill or Bahama Breeze (whichever is most crowded) around 7 PM.
Sunday, March 11 - Camera
Shades Valley Camera Club meets the first and third Thursday of every month at the Homewood Library. Each week a new technology in the field of photography is presented with a lively debate following. Last meeting covered the Kodak Disc Camera and next week will feature a comparison of 110 and 35mm film formats.
Monday, March 12 - Hot Mike
The last Friday of every month at Loadestar books on Highland Avenue (formerely Celestial Realm) features free form readings. Sign up begins at 7:30 PM for your chance at Mike.