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OAK MOUNTAIN AMPHITHEATRE Each year between April and October, some of the world s top musicians perform in the beautiful outdoor arena. Fee: Varies with each performance. Hwy 119 exit off I-65, 1000 Amphitheatre Road, 205-985-4900. verizonwirelessmusiccenter.net VIRGINIA SAMFORD THEATRE The Virginia Samford Theatre is a very special facility for events. The charming historic theater with its park side setting is located on Birmingham s southside and has a lovely outdoor courtyard. The entire complex can accommodate up to 400 guests. Spaces available for meetings and events. Their website is a good resource for information and has photos of the facility. 1116 26th St S, 205-251-1228, virginiasamfordtheatre.org

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International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum. Admission charged. 3366 Speedway Blvd, 256-362-2261, talladegasuperspeedway.com

TERRIFIC NEW THEATRE One of Birmingham s favorite live performance theatres for the unexpected, Terrific New Theatre turns 26 this year. 2821 2nd Ave S, 205-328-0868, terrificnewtheatre.com

UPTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT Adjacent to the Birmingham-Jefferson Conven- tion Complex, Uptown is an entertainment district with a nice mix of bars, hotels, coffee shops and restaurants. One of the popular dining rooms is the Todd English P.U.B., one of only two restaurants in the country owned by the celebrity chef. Other dining choices offer a wide selection from steaks to Southern fare. Al fresco dining is popular in the Uptown district, with live music throughout the week on rooftop patios. uptownbham.com

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