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HISTORIC FIVE POINTS SOUTH ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT Founded in 1893, Five Points South is a walkable neighborhood with James Beard Foundation Award-winning restaurants and historically significant architecture. The beautiful Highlands United Methodist Church, the centerpiece of Five Points, has been part of the neighborhood for more than 100 years. The fountain sculpture in front of the church, The Storyteller, was designed by Birmingham artist Frank Fleming and conveys the deep Southern tradition of storytelling. The fountain is a favorite backdrop for tourists taking photographs in the area. Five Points is a popular shopping and dining destination, influenced by nationally-renowned restaurants such as Highlands Bar and Grill, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Bottega and Jim-N-Nick s Barbeque. It is also home to a carousel carving school and Charlemagne, one of the funkiest record shops on earth. fivepointsbham.com

CENTRAL ALABAMA THEATER (CAT) is Birmingham s newest non-profit theatre company whose purpose is to enrich and educate Central Alabama by providing a superior entertainment experience through quality professional theater. CAT s most unique entertainment offering is CAT CABARET, which takes place at the luxurious Clubhouse on Highland. This bi-monthly event features local and national artist performing in Birmingham s own version of New York s wildly popular cabarets. 205-527-7647, centralalabamatheater.org

EXTEMPORANEOUS THEATRE COMPANY Extemporaneous Theatre Company performs live, improvised entertainment. BIRMINGHAM magazine voted Extemporaneous Best On-the-Spot Theatre 1901-1/2 11th Ave S, extemporaneoustheatre.com