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Participate in one of Alabama's top 10 events of February. You may also click here to see a listing of every event Alabama has to offer this month.
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Soar High Black Aviation Pioneers Tours
Birmingham; Feb 1–28
In honor of Black History Month, the museum will showcase the history of African Americans in aviation, including the famed Tuskegee Airmen and others who made a significant impact on aviation.
African-American Leadership Conference
Troy; Feb 4–5
Celebrate Black History Month with various local and national speakers, symposiums for students and adults, entertainment, and more.
The Flag Maker of Market Street
Montgomery; Feb 4–Mar 19
Montgomery store owner George Cowles walks a fine line catering to the Confederacy while holding secret Unionist meetings in his back room. Cautious of the increasingly incendiary climate and fearful for his family and business, George is careful not to take any risks. But when George is asked to create the first Confederate flag and enlists the help of his slave Mae, he unwittingly exposes her to danger – and has to make a choice between upholding his convictions and living a lie.
Mardi Gras in Mobile
Mobile; Feb 5–Mar 8
Mobile is not only recognized as celebrating the first-known American Mardi Gras celebration in 1703, but also as home to "America's Family Mardi Gras" delighting both young and old from around town and across the nation. The streets are filled with the sights and sounds of live marching bands, brilliantly colored floats and of course, teeming crowds of parade-goers catching crowd-pleasing "throws" such as beads, moon pies, doubloons and candy.
Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend
Birmingham; Feb 11–13
Birmingham's premier charity running weekend celebrates its 10th anniversary. Athletes of all ages and running abilities are welcome to run or walk one of the well-organized Sunday races, including the Mercedes Marathon, half marathon, marathon five-member relay or the 5k event on Saturday. Benefiting The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs and Kid One Transport.
GALA 2011 Exhibition
Huntsville; Feb 13–Mar 6
Come preview the beautiful pieces that will be up for auction (silent and live) March 4-6 to benefit the Huntsville Museum of Art. Works of art are collected from local, regional and national artists.
Montgomery; Feb 18–Mar 20
Fifteen-year-old Willie Baldwin, enchanted by the passionate rhetoric of the ardent secessionist William Lowndes Yancey, is increasingly disgusted by his father's more moderate views. As tension grows between Willie, his family and longtime friend freedman James Hale, Willie's rash behavior has unforeseen consequences resulting in tragedy and ultimately, redemption.
Black Heritage Festival
Anniston; Feb 19
One of Alabama's oldest continuing Black History Month Festival centers around the Student Oratory Competition. Area children in various grade levels recite works of poetry and prose by famous African-American authors and compete for cash prizes. Also enjoy vocal performances by noted student choirs and shop for arts and crafts from the many vendors.
Country Royalty: Hank & Patsy
Pell City; Feb 26
Hank Williams and Patsy Cline: The two biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time. "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" star and 2008 Obie Award winner Jason Petty re-creates the role he has become famous for while Carolyn Martin gives a jaw-dropping performance as Patsy Cline.
Heritage Arts Festival
Monroeville; Feb 26
The historic downtown square is transformed into a wonderland of crafts, quilts, woodworking, soul food and art. A fashion show, gospel music, and ethnic dance performances also will be featured.
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