When it comes to numbers, the Alpha Centaurids are not a powerful display of debris entering the atmosphere: 6 meteors an hour is about standard so it's not something for the easily distracted. But reports over the years tell of very bright fireballs of great beauty and silver colour, often leaving persistent trails fading slowly against the milky way. This description alone is enough to get me out into the night and watch the southern horizon over the gum trees and wait for their entry to my local sky. Add to that a prediction from those who know that this year's shower may throw up a rate of up to 30 meteors an hour, and this is a must for all observers.
The International Meteor Organisation's shower calendar for 2016 is available here. From about January 28 to February 21, the Alpha Centaurids are on show. The peak is February 8. The radiant, the region of the sky where the meteors appear to originate, is around the pointers, Alpha Centauri and Hadar so look perhaps 20 degrees above this area and you will, hopefully, be rewarded with a very pretty and possibly dramatic show.