EVENT DATE : 23 & 24

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This nonstop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. TheaterLeague.com



EVENT DATE : 1-4

This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Join for this STARS production based on the MGM movie by youth for youth! Reserved seating: $20, student: $15. 
VirginiaSamfordTheatre.org



EVENT DATE : 2-4

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind party dress for your little princess? Do you need a personalized Easter basket stuffed with candy, toys and games? Shopping to update your home décor or garden accessories? Adults: $8, children 6-12: $2, children under 6: free. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
ChristmasVillageFestival.com/Cottontails



EVENT DATE : 2-4

The tragic love story of Odette, a beautiful princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse, whose fate is to swim in a lake filled with tears. Only in the hours of darkness may she assume her human guise, but her spell can only be broken by a prince who swears his eternal love and devotion to her. 
AlabamaBallet.org



EVENT DATE : 3 & 4

Prepare to be dazzled by RMTC’s Conservatory students! These talented young artists, ages 6-18, perform musical numbers choreographed by Broadway veterans and showbiz professionals. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. both days. 



EVENT DATE : 10

George Gershwin’s time in Hollywood produced captivating new tunes and fresh arrangements of his popular Broadway melodies. Pianist Steve Beck will solo in the delightful Second Rhapsody, which features music from Gershwin’s score for the film "Delicious," and the orchestra will luxuriate in music from "Shall We Dance," "Damsel in Distress" and more! Tickets: $25-$55. 8 p.m. 
AysStephens.org



EVENT DATE : 11

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee—with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a Grammy winner. Doors open at 7 p.m; show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40.50. LyricBham.com



EVENT DATE : Mar 14-Apr 1

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is "Disney’s The Lion King," making its triumphant return! Tickets start at $65. 
TheaterLeague.com/Birmingham
/LionKing



EVENT DATE : 15-31

This year's collection of short plays take the audience all around the world, as a diverse cast of characters takes us on a journey of secrets, love and unlikely friendships. Six short plays, with six directors, and more actors than you can shake a stick at!
TheatreDowntown.org



EVENT DATE : 23 & 25

Family rivalries cannot fight the young love of Romeo and Juliet, with tragic consequences as the couple is determined to be together forever. Featuring the Opera Birmingham Chorus and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20-$90. OperaBirmingham.org



EVENT DATE : 24

Speakers from a variety of backgrounds share a bold, new idea through a short talk of 18 minutes or less. The events also feature artistic performances and hands-on, interactive experiences. The participants at a TEDxBirmingham event represent a cross-disciplinary mix of people, ranging from civic and business leaders to educators, technologists, artists and more. Tickets: $100. 10 a.m. 
TedxBirmingham.org



EVENT DATE : 26-30

Blast Camps are fun, weeklong camps in which students experience musical theatre performance. They build confidence by rehearsing a short script written specifically for RMTC, and they perform at the end of the week in front of a supportive community of family and friends. In preparing for a performance, students learn discipline and memorization skills. Ages 7-12. Tuition: $300. 
RedMountainTheatre.org