March 2, 6 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Opera Birmingham will host Viva Italia! to celebrate a season of Italian opera on March 2 at 6 p.m. at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a live auction with Ken Jackson and a musical menu featuring the arias and songs of Italy by the casts of “I Pagliacci” and “Suor Angelica.” Cocktail attire is suggested. Live auction items will include jewelry, a “Dinner with the Diva” and sculptures by Frank Fleming. Reservations are due by Feb. 26 and can be made by calling 322-6737.