Fun things to see and do in Birmingham!

January 13
Magic Moments Magic Show
Alabama Theatre
2–5 PM
Tickets: Adults $30, Children $25, Family Four Pack (2 adults, 2 children) $100

Magic Moments will truly make the magic happen at their debut Magic Show at Alabama Theatre on January 13th. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun that starts at the pre-party in the lobby from 2-3 PM. Enjoy up-close magic, face painting, balloon art, and more. Then grab snacks and drinks and head into the theater where magician David Garrard will wow the crowd with an amazing show! Proceeds from the show benefit Magic Moment’s mission to grant wishes to chronically ill children in Alabama. Call 205-638-9372 to purchase tickets.

January 19
Japanese Heritage Festival
Birmingham Museum of Art
10 AM–2 PM

Bring your kazoku (family) to the Birmingham Museum of Art on January 19th to iwau (celebrate) the rich cultural history of Japan at the Japanese Heritage Festival. Part of the Family Festivals Series, the Japanese Heritage Festival will explore this beautiful culture using Japanese art as the inspiration. Participate in special art activities; tour the Japanese gallery; and enjoy screenings of Animé films. The festival’s highlight will be a traditional Japanese tea ceremony demonstrated by the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Birmingham Association.

January 19 & 20
BrickFair LEGO Fan Expo
BJCC Convention Hall
10 AM–5 PM
$14 for age 4 and up; Children 3 and under are free

BrickFair LEGO Fan Expo brings its LEGO extravaganza to the BJCC on January 19th and 20th. BrickFair offers LEGO enthusiasts endless inspiration, fun and games, and chances to win and shop LEGO! Explore the latest in original LEGO creations, discover creative building techniques and take home great ideas, participate in group builds, play mini golf, jump in bouncy houses, win prizes, and shop to your LEGO heart’s delight. Take pictures with LEGO stars, and participate in the LEGO Derby. BrickFair contributes a portion of the proceeds to SladeChild, which provides needy children with food, shelter, clothing, and education.

January 21
I am the Dream: Martin Luther King Holiday Observance
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

On Monday, January 21st, The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will observe the MLK Day holiday with a full day of programming including live performances, music, games, and giveaways. Free admission will be offered to the public with extended hours from 9 AM-5 PM. Tour the Institute’s permanent exhibitions as they come to life with poetry and spoken word performances throughout the day, or test your Civil Rights history knowledge for a chance to win prizes in the BCRI Jeopardy game! Activities for all ages! Come join BCRI to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! Donations are welcome.

January 25-February 13
Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
$28+ (recommended for 11+)

This original play follows the lives of Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins—the four little girls who were killed in the Klan’s bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, the show reveals four lives full of promise, hopes, and dreams before the fateful events of September 15, 1963. Written by Christina Ham, Four Little Girls is being produced at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in collaboration with the Montgomery Public Schools. The show is one hour with no intermission.