1. ‘Tails in the Trails
Friday, May 5 | 6-10 p.m.
The Birmingham Zoo
The Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board is hosting the 13th annual ‘Tails in the Trails fundraiser, benefitting the zoo’s cougar crossing habitat! This outdoor celebration will feature live music, animal encounters, light refreshments from local Mountain Brook restaurants, specialty cocktails and a silent auction, too. The official ‘Tails in the Trails cocktails this year will be the Cougar Cocktail, which is a rum punch, and the Moyo Margarita. All guests must be at least 21 years old. Admission is $35 per person or $65 per couple. Unlimited drinks are $55 per person or $105 per couple. More information about ticket sales can be found here.
2. The 42nd Art in the Village Festival
Saturday, May 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mountain Brook City Hall
56 Church Street
Time to shop till you drop! The Mountain Brook Art Association is hosting its annual “Art in the Village” festival, which features lots of local artists’ work on display in both indoor and outdoor exhibits at Mountain Brook City Hall in Crestline Village. This event is free and open to everyone. This event is also handicap accessible. Art mediums include painting, sculpting, woodworking and more. All are invited to support local artists and find the perfect pieces to accentuate their homes or just find art they appreciate. For more information, visit mountainbrookartassociation.com.
3. Rosé in the Roses
Thursday, May 11 | 5:30-7 p.m.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Dunn Formal Rose Garden
The Friends of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Junior Board invites attendees to enjoy a glass of rosé, which is provided by Finch Fine Wines, and take in the splendor of the rose garden during this annual celebration. Members’ fees are $30, and nonmembers’ fees are $35. Reservations are required. Proceeds benefit the Friends’ Native Plant internship. To learn more, visit here.
4. Spirio Night
Friday, May 19 | 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Steinway Piano Gallery of Birmingham
2000 Cahaba Rd STE 100
Renown pianist Aslan Chikovani and French hornist Matt Meadows in partnership with Steinway Piano Gallery of Birmingham will host a presentation on the benefits and capabilities of the Spirio, as well as perform some pieces, too. This brief presentation will last 45 minutes and have a time for questions and answers at the end. Stay up to date on this event here.
5. The 17th Annual ZooRun: Sprint for Sloths
Saturday, May 20 | 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Birmingham Zoo
The Birmingham Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers is proud to present the 17th annual ZooRun, which will feature a 5K, kid races and more to fundraise for the Sloth Conservation Foundation. Awards will be given to both the fastest and slowest runners. Participants receive access to the zoo all day with their registration fees. This event is rain or shine. For more information or to register, visit here.
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