The hills will be alive with The Sound of Music—plus a Decorator’s ShowHouse, zoo run, art show, summer reading kickoff and more. Find all the details on what’s happening when below.
1. Decorators’ ShowHouse 2018
April 28-May 13
Rooms in this Cherokee Road home will be decked out by local interior designers, so be sure to come by for a tour of its five bedrooms, six bathrooms and pool. ShowHouse hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. There’s no parking at the house, so be sure to catch the shuttle from Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church at 3405 Brookwood Road. Find more info at svcalabama.com.
2. 13th Annual ZooRun: Run for Future Rangers!
Saturday, May 5
7:30 a.m. 5K, 8 a.m. Kids Races
Run your way around wildlife in a course that weaves around the zoo and ends at the new Henley Park. Strollers and walkers are welcome, too. Plus, race registration includes admission to the zoo for the day of the race, and each registration funds one local child to attend the Future Ranger Program at the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa. Register at runsignup.com.
3. Comedy Hour with Joe Hobby
Sunday, May 6 | 2 p.m.
Levite Jewish Community Center
Joe Hobby has appeared on TNN and the Comedy Channel, and opened for Chicago, the Temptations, and the Four Tops. Now come see him life. Cost is $8 for J Prime Members, $12 for Non-J Prime Members or $15 at the door.
4. The Sound of Music, Presented by Mountain Brook Junior High
Monday 5:30 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m., Wednesday 11:15 a.m.
Canterbury United Methodist Church
The hills will come alive with this year’s production by the Glee Club and choir at MBJH. “These plays are a perfect, fun, family outing for elementary and preschool children as well as grandparents in our community,” says MBJH parent Catharine Crane. “The shows are high-quality, true, live performances and a great way to expose our kids to theater.” Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students, are available at the door.
5. Celebrate May
Tuesday, May 8 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Mountain Brook Village
Join the Mountain Brook Village merchants to shop for all your anniversary, graduation, Mother’s Day, and birthday gift needs. There will be special in-store prizes, as well as a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Marguerite’s Conceits and the 45th anniversary of Christine’s.
6. Arts in the Village
Saturday, May 12 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Crestline Sports Field
Everyone’s favorite spring arts show has a new home, at least as far as its date is concerned. The annual Mountain Brook Art Association Spring Art Show is now being held Mother’s Day weekend at its usual post. Come out to see and shop from work by your favorite local artists, and maybe discover some new ones too. You’ll also find music from the Choko Aiken Jazz Band, Steel City Pops and the annual Norton’s Florist Competition—all while being just steps away from your favorite village eateries and shops.
7. Magic City Wine Fest
Saturday, May 12 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Travel through global regions with your glass—plus food and live music and tickets that benefit the Birmingham Zoo. The event goes on rain or shine. Get your tickets here.
8. St. Jude Field of Dreams
Saturday, May 12 | 6 p.m.
Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook
Slade Anderson knows St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis well from his treatments, and now his family and others in Alabama are wanting to give back to the hospital. Join them for the fourth annual St. Jude Field of Dreams for a sit-down dinner, a live and silent auction, and musical entertainment by The Undergrounders. To learn more or get tickets, visit stjude.org/fieldofdreams.
9. Summer Reading Kick-Off
Sunday, May 20
3 p.m. Thomas Hughes Brinkley Memorial Fun Run, 3:30 p.m. Carnival
Emmet O’Neal Library
Join the Junior Women’s Committee of 100 for this annual set of festivities to kick off summer reading at the library, and be sure to sign up for summer reading amidst the fun and games. Plus, find more library programs here.
SAVE THE DATE: Flicks Among the Flowers: Hitch
Wednesday, June 6 | 6 p.m. gates, 8 p.m. movie
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Formal Gardens
Bring your picnic blanket, and a picnic too if you like, and watch Will Smith’s Hitch character teach men how to woo women. Admission is free, but at $5 donation is suggested. Also save the date July 18 to come see Jaws.
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