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Easter egg hunts and Easter events

Easter attractions happening across the state include:




Spring Fling combines a variety of family events like photos with Mr. Bunny and an Easter egg hunt. These spring-inspired events take place throughout April at the OWA Resort. (contributed)




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USFL inaugural game

The Birmingham Stallions take on the New Jersey Generals on Saturday, April 16 at Protective Stadium in Birmingham. Tickets are $10 for adults; each adult with a ticket can receive up to three free tickets for children 15 and under. The game will be broadcast live on Fox, NBC and Peacock. On April 17, the USFL will present a triple game for the opening weekend: the Houston Gamblers against the Michigan Panthers at 11 a.m., the Philadelphia Stars against the New Orleans Breakers at 3 p.m. and the Tampa Bay Bandits against the Pittsburghs Maulers at 7 p.m. admit fans to all three games. All games will be played in Birmingham for the inaugural season. For more and ticket information, visit theusfl.com.

Montevallo Arts Festival

The Montevallo Arts Collaboration will hold its annual Montevallo Arts Festival in Orr Park on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists and artisans will line the park to exhibit and sell their works ranging from fine arts to crafts. Everything from pottery to wood crafts, engraving to painting and jewelry to glass will be available for purchase at this annual festival. Children will have the opportunity to create a piece of art for free in the children’s area, and for young and old, balloon artist Carl Carrier will be creating balloon animals again this year. Festival food trucks will be available. Live entertainment will take place on the Main Street Montevallo Music Stage from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entry. For more information, visit the Montevallo Arts Fest or the Montevallo Arts Fest Facebook page.

Artists and artisans will present a variety of works on April 16 at Orr Park. (contributed)

Garth Brooks tickets on sale

Garth Brooks’ final performance in Birmingham will be on Saturday June 4 at Protective Stadium. This will be the stadium’s only stop in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. There will be a limit of eight tickets per purchase. The three ways to purchase tickets are ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks, the Garth Brooks line at Ticketmaster at 877-654-2784, or through the Ticketmaster app on your mobile phone. Tickets are $98.95, all inclusive. Tour follows all state and location COVID-19 rules.

Alabama Center for the Arts

Join the Athenian Players for their spring performance of Oscar Wilde’s ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’. Conducted by Hugh Long, performances are scheduled for April 14-15 at 7 p.m. and a matinee on Saturday, April 16 at 3 p.m. Duchess of Berwick, arrives with her daughter to express her suspicions of an affair Lord Windermere appears to be having. Performances will be held at the Studio Theater of the Performing Arts Center at the Alabama Center for the Arts, 133 Second Ave. in Decatur. General admission tickets are $10 and tickets for students, seniors, faculty, and staff are $5. Buy your tickets here. Follow us on Facebook.

Red Mountain Theater Presents “Once”

Enjoy the musical performance “Once” at the Red Mountain Theater (RMT) in Birmingham until Sunday 24th April. RMT’s second major production of the year won eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Drama. Album. “Once” is a one-of-a-kind musical where the orchestra and the actors are one. Not only will the cast of “Once” feature talented actors, but they will play their own instruments. RMT found that while Birmingham provides a strong contingency of talented actors, a national search was needed to play certain roles. Based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name, “Once” is the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who are brought together by their love of music. Their friendship and musical passion grows when she convinces him to use a song to reunite with an old flame, but it gets complicated when the young girl reveals that she is trying to reconcile with her husband. Here you will find performance information and a link to purchase tickets.

Red Mountain Entertainment

Live concerts over the Easter weekend include:

  • April 15 – Chris Lane, Avondale Brewing Co.
  • April 16 – Chris Lane, Mars Music Hall in Huntsville.
  • April 16 – St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Alabama Theatre.

For more shows, visit redmountainentertainment.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Walking Tours

Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) every Saturday at 10am in April for tours that highlight the legacy of those who changed the world through the civil rights movement. Walk in the footsteps of legends like Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, Rosa Parks and Angela Davis. Honor the lives lost during the movement at the site of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. Salute the heroes AG Gaston and Martin Luther King Jr. as you walk the path alongside AG Gaston Motel and imagine their innovative strategy meetings. Develop your insight and understanding as you explore historic sites in Birmingham’s Civil Rights District that commemorate those who changed history. Registration is not compulsory.

Walking tours are offered every Saturday in April in the Birmingham Civil Rights District. (contributed)

The 2022 World Games

The 2022 World Games and Hibbett | City Gear invites Alabamians to see and wear the gold, silver and bronze medals that will be placed around the necks of the winning athletes. Every Thursday, Medals will stop at select Hibbett locations. Visitors can take their photos wearing the medals, learn more about the 2022 World Games and visit with the official Games mascots, Vulcan and Vesta. The 2022 World Games are the next generation of global sports competition and will feature 3,600 elite athletes from more than 100 countries competing for medals in 34 sports. Organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee, the competitions will take place in Birmingham from 7 to 17 July. In addition to the thousands of athletes, approximately 500,000 spectators will attend the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and witness incredible displays of athleticism in softball, flag football, gymnastics, dance sport, sumo wrestling , sport climbing, parkour, drone racing and other sports.

The medal tour and program includes:

  • Huntsville: Thursday, April 14, 4-6 p.m. at Hibbett Sports, 6275 University Drive NW.
  • Hoover: Thursday, April 21, 4-6 p.m. at Hibbett Sports, 1717 Montgomery Highway.
  • Birmingham: Thursday April 28 from 4-6 p.m. at Hibbett Sports, 2205 Bessemer Road.

For more information, visit TWG2022.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


‘The SpongeBob Musical’, adapted from the iconic TV series, is underway with nightly shows until Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on April 17 at 2 p.m. at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Center. The musical tells the story of SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks and the people of Bikini Bottom as they face impending disaster. When the Mount Humungous volcano threatens to wipe out the city, the friends must band together to face what could be their final moments – when a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. Visit AlysStephens.org for tickets or call 205-975-2787. The venue is at 1200 10th Ave. S.

The University of Montevallo celebrates Earth Day from April 18 to 23

The festivities include:

  • April 18 – The festivities kick off with a clothes swap to avoid waste in the Anna Irvin dining room. Clothing can be dropped off or taken freely.
  • April 19 – Students are invited to get their hands dirty helping to plant a summer garden at UM’s Organic Community Garden. Tools and instructions will be provided.
  • April 20 – ValloCycle Glow Ride will lead a 45-minute group bike ride from UM on Main to La Conchita Bakery for people of all skill levels and ages. Paletas and popsicles will be provided. Bikes can be borrowed for the ride by emailing [email protected].
  • April 21 – Earth Fest will be on UM’s main quad. There will be live music, food trucks, Earth-focused crafts, and a chalk art contest between campus organizations. If it’s raining, the Earth Fest will take place at the Student Activity Center.
  • April 22 – Help pick up litter in the Main Street neighborhood. The meeting will take place at UM on Main. Cleaning materials will be provided. If it rains, the event will be moved to Saturday April 23.
  • April 23 – ValloCycle will hold a walk-in bike maintenance clinic outside the Strand Coffeehouse. The community is encouraged to bring bikes and learn how to maintain them.

The public is invited to attend. For detailed information, call 205-665-6231, email [email protected] or visit the website.

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