There’s lots of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend in the Magic City.
July 1–July 3, 2016
D.L. Hughley will be at the Stardome Comedy Club from July 1 to July 3. Huguley spent four successful years as the co-creator, star and executive producer of his own sitcom The Hughleys. Hughley’s success continued from there. With his quick wit and affable personality, he has now become a favorite guest on such shows as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Politically Incorrect and Live with Regis and Kelly. D.L. is also one of the original Kings of Comedy.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Stardome website.
This is the final weekend for Wicked, which is being presented by The Theatre League at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall from June 22 to July 3, 2016.
Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.”
Tickets can be purchased online.
Thunder on the Mountain
Thunder on the Mountain, Vulcan Park and Museum’s Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza, has been hailed as one of the largest and most exquisite Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama.
This year will be no exception. On Monday, July 4 at 9:00 p.m., Thunder on the Mountain 2016 will once again illuminate the skies above Birmingham’s treasured iron man. This year’s show will last approximately 20 minutes and will feature a variety of sparkling fireworks that will brighten the sky with vibrant colors and patterns. The show, as always, will be choreographed to a musical soundtrack that will feature a mix of patriotic favorites and popular musical performances.
Visit the Vulcan website for more information.
Southeastern Outings 4th of July Celebration
Free Band Concert and City of Birmingham Fireworks
July 4, Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Band concert by the UAB Summer Band. This large group of carefully auditioned and selected student and professional musicians is an outstanding concert band. Please bring your own blanket or chairs. SEO people will assemble to the right of the dragon statue (as you face the band) right where the grass ends and the concrete floor leading to the entrance to the arena begins. Look for the Southeastern Outings sign. When the concert ends, conveniently enjoy clearly viewing the Birmingham City Fireworks from the picnic area. According to the company website, well-behaved, properly supervised children are welcome and reservations are not required. For more information, contact Dan Frederick, via email, call 205-631-4680, or visit the website.