of children through theatre. Since its founding in 1947, Birmingham Children s Theatre has become one of America s largest professional theatres for young audiences, producing several shows seasonally. This is truly an organization that makes Birmingham special and unique. I went there several times as a kid on field trips, and now I make sure to take my own children at least once every year. Nancy J.

Birmingham Festival Theatre 1901 1/2 11th Ave S 205-933-2383 bftonline.org BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham Festival Theatre is the city s oldest theatre to produce contemporary and classic works. With a vision to present innovative works and give a voice to new plays by Southern writers, the intimate theatre has staged over 200 productions and has hosted almost 100,000 audience members since it was founded in 1972. It s an opportunity to celebrate Birmingham talent. It s the kind of entertainment that separates cosmopolitan cities from very large towns. Carl S.

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex 2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N 205-458-8400 bjcc.org BIRMINGHAM

Complete with a 19,000-seat Arena, 3,000-seat Concert Hall and 1,000-seat Theatre along with more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, the BJCC is home to the largest live concerts, entertainment events and trade shows in Alabama along with touring Broadway productions, family shows and much more. A lot of great concerts have come through the BJCC over the years. I have great memories there. Suzanne J.

Birmingham Museum of Art 2000 8th Ave N 205-254-2565 artsbma.org BIRMINGHAM

The Birmingham Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the Southeast with more than 24,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and decora- tive arts representing a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American,

African, Pre-Columbian and Native American. The facility encompasses 180,000 square feet, including a splendid outdoor sculpture garden. It brings people of all ages and from all walks of life together to appreciate music, culture, art and great food. Kelly G.

Children s Dance Foundation 1715 27th Ct S 205-870-0073 childrensdancefoundation.org HOMEWOOD

For life and for learning, the Children s Dance Foundation provides opportunities for students of all ages and abilities to learn through the power of dance and the arts. Where art comes alive through small bodies dancing, through hands drumming, through young people acting, through feet mov- ing, through families thriving. Rachel E.

Comedy Club Stardome 1818 Data Dr 205-444-0008 stardome.com HOOVER

Head to the Stardome and enjoy a fun-filled evening of fantastic food, drinks and entertainment by the nation s

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