The annual Southern Voices Festival is back at the Hoover Public Library, and there are many other events you’ll want to add to your calendar this month.

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Southern Voices Festival

Feb. 19-23



Hoover Public Library

Artists, musicians and writers whose work has garnered acclaim will be honored at this annual celebration spanning several days. The festival will kick off with an Artist’s Reception focusing on the Cahaba River Watershed Project and featuring artists Elisabeth Pellathy, Scott Stephens and Lee Somers. This year’s lineup also includes Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls; Equal Justice Initiative Founder and Executive Director Bryan Stevenson; Alabama authors Rick Bragg, Patti Callahan Henry and Gin Phillips; and writers Melanie Benjamin, J.T. Ellison, Roger Johns, David Joy and Lori Roy.

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Riverchase Loves Artists Show

Feb. 2

Riverchase Country Club

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

This annual art show brings together dozens of notable artists—who work in mediums like watercolor, jewelry, metal, wood, pottery and glass—to exhibit and sell their work in one place. Proceeds from admission fees benefit local charities.

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Senior Spirit Expo

Feb. 16

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Birmingham, The Wynfrey Hotel

This event features educational workshops, health and wellness information, guest speakers and exhibitors for the senior adult community. Admission is free. Visit seniorspiritexpo.com for information.

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WHAT TO DO IN HOOVER

Feb. 1
Movers & Shakers – Hugs & Kisses
Hoover Public Library
11 a.m.

Feb. 3
Will Stewart in Concert
Hoover Public Library
2:30 p.m.

Feb. 5
Early Birds – Bear Boogie
Hoover Public Library
10 a.m.

Feb. 7
Sensory Storytime: Trains!
Hoover Public Library
1:30 p.m.

Feb. 9
Purl on the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
1 p.m.

Feb. 10
Young Artist Reception
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Feb. 12
Happy Galentines Day
Hoover Public Library
6:30 p.m.

Feb. 14
ExploraStory
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Feb. 16
Insatiable Readers: African American History
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Feb. 20+21
Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls
Hoover Library Theatre
7:30 p.m.

Feb. 25
Monday at the Movies – Hidden Figures
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m.

Feb. 28
Trivia Night – Book to Screen
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

AROUND TOWN

Through April 21
Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages Exhibit
Birmingham Museum of Art

Feb. 2-18
The Color Purple
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre

Feb. 8
Video Games Live!
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
BJCC Concert Hall

Feb. 9
Regions Superhero 5K
Railroad Park

Feb. 10
Mercedes Benz Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay

Feb. 15-17
Birmingham Home Show
BJCC

Feb. 19
The Piano Guys
Alabama Theatre

Feb. 23
Eighth Annual ROAR James Bond Gala honoring former Hoover mayor Tony Petelos
The Club

Feb. 26-March 3
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
BJCC Concert Hall

Feb. 28
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Alabama Theatre

Feb. 28-March 3
Annie Jr.
Virginia Samford Theatre