As a part of its Birmingham Revealed cultural series, Vulcan Park and Museum will host two great events this month that tell the stories of people and events that helped shape our city’s history and culture.
A Talk with Frank Stitt & Friends. Birmingham was recently listed on Zagat’s prestigious rankings of the “26 Hottest Food Cities of 2016.” The backbone of the culinary industry in Birmingham that supports that ranking is James Beard award winner Chef Frank Stitt, among many other culinary talents in the area. Many of those chefs, including Stitt, call Five Points South home to their well-recognized culinary establishments. Join Chef Stitt, owner and executive chef of Highlands Bar & Grill, Chez Fon, and Bottega, and friends George Reis (Ocean and 5 Point Public House & Oyster Bar), and others April 19 at 6pm at Vulcan to hear their intriguing stories: how obstacles became realities, why they chose Five Points South, and why this neighborhood thrives as a hub of all things “foodie” in the Birmingham area.
Alvin Vogtle Escapes. This one act drama commissioned by Vulcan Park and Museum highlights the adventurous life of Birmingham resident, Alvin Vogtle, whose story influenced the 1963 film “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen. During World War II, Vogtle attempted to escape German POW camps four times before succeeding on his fifth attempt in 1945. After the war, Vogtle returned to Birmingham and worked as an attorney, and, in 1970, became the CEO of Southern Company. The play begins at 6pm April 26 at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Admission to each of these events is $10 ($8 for Vulcan® Park and Museum members). Learn more and purchase tickets at visitvulcan.com/events.