Birmingham Revealed! 2014 Series
February 13, March 13, April 10
Join us after-hours and unwind with Vulcan. Explore the museum, mingle with friends, and enjoy cocktails and refreshments as the sun sets over Birmingham. At 6 p.m. join us for unique programs exploring the people, places and events that have shaped our dynamic city.
5:30 p.m. Beverages and refreshments available for purchase
6 – 7 p.m. Program will begin in the Electra Event Room
General Admission $10
Vulcan Members & Students $8
Series Pass $25
Admission includes a one-hour program and entrance to Vulcan Center Museum and Observation Tower. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Sidewalk Film Festival and Vulcan Park and Museum are proud to present the official screening of new short film works created during the Vulcan Scramble. The Vulcan Scramble is a 78 hour competition (from concept to completion) based on a theme or inspirational items provided by the creative folks at Sidewalk and Vulcan. Winners will be announced at the end of the program.
Whether on the pages of eBay or in the bins of neighborhood yard sales, memorabilia can be found all over. Scouring those pages and bins are collectors intent on acquiring unique items and building their collections. Birmingham Collectors, our exploration of the art of buying and selling Vulcan and Birmingham keepsakes, will feature lifelong Vulcan collectors Jim and Nancy Gaines, Graham Boettcher of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Jim Reed of Jim Reed Books, Steve Gilmer of What’s on 2nd and Greg Hodges of Hodges and Associates sharing their adventures in the fine art of collecting. Gather tricks of the trade from these local collectors and see selections of their most interesting finds. We also invite you to bring your own Vulcan, Birmingham or Alabama items to share.
Special Guest: 15-year old “picker” Henry Kilpatrick of Magic City Finds, who The New York Times recently profiled.
Sun Ra: Musician, Philosopher, Poet
Surely the most original citizen to ever come out of Birmingham, Sun Ra made his mark on a variety of fronts – as a prolific writer and poet, through his psychedelic, space-age films and most notably, his eclectic, electric jazz music of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. While his unorthodox lifestyle was a bit offbeat, his music found its groove, influencing such figures as George Clinton of P-Funk fame. To honor “the man from Saturn,” the Birmingham Seven will perform original transcriptions from Su Ra’s Magic City album in this retrospective of the legendary musician and Birmingham native.