Alabama’s Top 10 Events of the Month: February 2009

Top Events for February 2009

Ain’t Misbehavin’, 30th Anniversary Tour – Feb 3-8
3-8, Birmingham
Ain’t Misbehavin’, 30th Anniversary Tour 205-458-8400.
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Concert Hall-Show featuring the
music of Fats Waller and songs that made Birmingham’s Nell Carter a
star when it premiered on Broadway in 1978 will star American Idol’s
Rubben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, who was also an Idol contestant.

African-American Leadership Conference – Feb 6-7
6-7, Troy
African American Leadership Conference
334-670-2283. Admission charged. Troy University Trojan
Center–Celebrate Black History Month with various local and national
speakers, symposiums for students and adults, entertainment, and more.
Fri., 6 p.m. until; Sat., 8:30 a.m. until.

Altrusa’s 42nd Annual Antique Show and Sale – Feb 6-8
6-8, Gadsden
Altrusa’s 42nd Annual Antique Show and Sale
256-546-4076, 256-547-5093, 256-442-7384. Admission charged. Gadsden
Convention Hall, 344 First St.–Dealers from throughout the South offer
furniture, glassware, silver, linens, jewelry and other collectibles.
Meals served. Door prizes. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 11
a.m.-4 p.m.

Celebrating the “Year of Apollo” 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Gala – Feb 7
7, Huntsville
Celebrating the “Year of Apollo” 800-63-SPACE. U.S.
Space & Rocket Center–Astronauts and other dignitaries will be
part of the black-tie gala celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of
the Apollo moon landing. Proceeds will go toward museum
exhibits/displays in the Davidson Center, home to the restored Saturn V

Mercedes Marathon and Half Marathon – Feb 15
15, Birmingham
Mercedes Marathon and Half Marathon
Fee for participants only. Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium/Linn
Park–One of the South’s premier running weekends. Enjoy a marathon
(26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), marathon relay, 5k (3.2
miles) and a kids marathon. See Web site for details. 7 a.m.

Black Heritage Festival, 29th Annual – Feb 21
21, Anniston
Black Heritage Festival
256-237-6766. Free. Anniston Museum of Natural History–Hear powerful,
evocative and inspirational orations delivered by area students. Shop
for African-American arts and crafts, and listen to great vocal and
musical performances. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jewish Food Festival & Treasure Market – Feb 22
Feb 22, Montgomery
Jewish Food Festival & Treasure Market
334-262-3314. Free. Temple Beth Or, 2246 Narrow Lane Rd.–Festival featuring Jewish specialties:
hot beef brisket plate, corned beef on Jewish Rye, Potato Latkes, fresh Challah bread
Sephardic and other Jewish pastries, plus the Treasure Market and sanctuary tours. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mardi Gras Day in Mobile – Feb 24
Mobile is not only recognized as celebrating the first-known American Mardi Gras celebration in 1703 (yes, even before New

Storytelling Festival – Feb 27-28
27-28, Hayneville
Storytelling Festival
334-877-1984. Free. Lowndes County Interpretive
Center, 7002 U.S. Hwy. 80 W.–The National Park Service will host a
two-day storytelling festival in celebration of Black History Month.
Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Heritage Art Festival – Feb 28
28, Monroeville
Heritage Art Festival
251-743-3359. Free. Old Courthouse
Museum–The historic downtown square is transformed into a wonderland
of crafts, quilts, woodworking, soul food and art. A fashion show,
gospel music, and ethic dance performances also featured. 10 a.m.-4

Thanks to the Alabama Tourism Department for this great list!

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