Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.

Ashtanga Yoga

Monday, Aug. 1 | 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

This traditional yoga practice is done through a set of poses (asanas) with an emphasis on linking the breath (prana) and movement. The style incorporates a heating breath and actively moves through a series of postures to heal the body and encourage sweating. The opening sequence begins with Sun Salutations (A & B) followed by several standing asanas and ends with basic seated postures from the Ashtanga Primary Series. Each pose is a preparation for the next and is traditionally practiced in sequence. Class ends with the closing sequence and Savasana. Modifications are given. To register, visit here.

Storytime at the Gardens

Friday, Aug. 5 | 10-11 a.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Join each week with your preschooler for a story followed by a creative craft at the Gardens! Meet the event group in the Southern Living Garden, weather permitting, or in the Garden Center. This program is designed to promote a love of reading, creativity and gardening, all while gaining the benefits of visiting the Gardens and being outdoors.

Art on The Rocks

Friday, Aug. 5 | 7-11 p.m.
Birmingham Museum of Art

Art On The Rocks is back! Don’t miss the biggest art party in Birmingham featuring a concert by Grammy-winning artist Eric Bellinger. Since 2005, Art On The Rocks has enlivened downtown by bringing the best of Birmingham’s creative community to the BMA for an exciting night of artful entertainment. Join this year for live music, DJs, an interactive mural and much more as the BMA brings this popular event back to the Magic City! For tickets and more information, visit here.

Fairy Tales & Frogs Day

Saturday, Aug. 13 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Birmingham Zoo

Princes and Princesses! Lords and Ladies! The Birmingham Zoo formally invites all royal characters and yes, even some frogs, to attend its Fairy Tales and Frogs Day. Festivities will take place on Henley Park Lawn and are included in the price of Zoo admission for the day (free for Members). All guests (children and adults) are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes while meeting and taking photos with a multitude of royals for a magical day where fairytales come to life.

Thursday Night Live

Thursday, Aug. 18 | 5-8 p.m.
English Village

This event aims to bring the Mountain Brook community together by promoting awareness of English Village and proceeds to benefit Friends of Jemison Park. This is an evening of food, music and raffle prizes. Tickets are $20 and include two drink tickets, one raffle ticket, food and live music. For tickets, visit Mountain Brook Chamber Junior Board’s Eventbrite page.