There are lots of great events for you and the kiddos happening this weekend—and next week.
Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt
Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy at the BJCC Legacy Arena October 22–25 and help them celebrate with Alice and the Mad Hatter, Tiana and the other Disney princesses, Lilo and Stitch, the Toy Story crew and the Disney villains. Tickets start at $17 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.
Ready to get your laugh on? Comedian Skip Clark brings his stories of being the father of nine children to the Stardome October 21–25. Visit stardome.com for more information.
Jem and the Holograms
This kid-friendly flick based on the 80s TV show follows a small-town girl and her sisters as they rise to superstardome as they discover some talents are just too special to be hidden.
Boo at the Zoo
There are only a few more days left to enjoy this year’s Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo. Kids can come dressed in the family-friendly costumes and participate in the Spider Slide, take an Eerie Express Train Ride or show off their skills at the new Skeleton Skate ice rink. Tickets can be purchased online.
If you’re in the mood for a mini road trip, pack up the kiddos and head to the Great Pumpkin Patch Halloween Festival in Hayden, Alabama. The patch, which is about thirty minutes from Birmingham, runs through November 1. Admission is free, but you must pay for the activities, which include an inflatable park, the Great Pumpkin Patch Train and Petting Zoo. Visit greatpumpkinpatch.com for more information.
Free Movie Matinee
Looking for an inexpensive way to entertain the kids? Head on over to the Five Points West Regional Library (4812 Avenue W., Birmingham, Alabama 35208) on Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, October 25 at 3 p.m. for a free movie. Saturday’s feature will star Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and Sunday’s release is about a singing group who must redeem themselves after a bad concert. For more information, call 205-226-4016.
Save the Date
Birmingham Urban League Taste of Soul
If you want to get an early start on celebrating the Magic City Classic and you love music and food, you don’t want to miss the Birmingham Urban League’s Taste of Soul on Tuesday, October 27. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., 17th Street North will be filled with some of Birmingham’s best food and the hottest live entertainment. For more information, visit tasteofsoulbirmingham.com.
Be a Part of Her World
Janet Jackson is bringing her Unbreakable World Tour to Legacy Arena at the BJCC on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Tickets, which start at $38.50, are available at ticketmaster.com.
It’s Going to Be Wicked
Tickets for Wicked the Musical are now on sale. The show, which tells the untold story of the Wizard of Oz, will run from June 22, 2016 to July 3, 2016, at the BJCC Concert Hall.
If you know of other events taking place, please list them in the comments or email us.