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5/15/13 – 5/21/13




This edition of B-There features the best events and destinations in and around the city, with opportunities to get outdoors, gather with friends and celebrate  and support  others in our community. We hope you will B-There!
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The Wedding Singer
Red Mountain Theatre Company
RMTC Cabaret Theatre
May 2-May 19, 2013

Grab your polyester tux and RSVP for Red Mountain Theatre Company’s production of The Wedding Singer. Come see the horrible fashion, teased hair and amazing vocals of this 80’s fairy tale. Get ready for a wild reception!
More details here!


The Summit Farmers Market
May 1-August 8, 3-7pm
Sponsored by Urban Cookhouse

The Summit has partnered with Urban Cookhouse to present our annual  Farmer’s Market! Find market favorites like fresh local produce, handcrafted jewelry, coffee beans, pasta, breads, cheeses, sauces, soaps, lotions and more. Kid-friendly activities and entertainment make it fun for the whole family. Thursdays, 3pm-7pm; May 16 – August 8  


The Prom we Never Had
Friday May 17, 8pm-midnight
Historic Boutwell Auditorium

The senior prom is often considered a rite of passage for young people, but for Negro students attending segregated Birmingham City Schools, the prom was to be another freedom not realized. Fifty years forward, these graduates hope to come together for a night of remembrance, reflection and healing.For more information or tickets contact: cyrondysjackson@gmail.com.
 More details here!


Pink Palace Casino 

Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Teds Garage 5/18; 7-11 pm

The event will feature casino favorites such as “Poker” “Craps” “Roulette” and “Slot Machines”.  Incredible prizes will be drawn for the lucky winners of the evening including trips, jewelry and much more.More details here!


Do Dah Day


The Greater Birmingham Humane Society &  

Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation

Caldwell Park May 18, 2013

Doors open at 7:01 am and the South’s craziest parade kicks off at 11:01 a.m. on the streets of Highland Avenue in Birmingham’s Southside. Then, spend the day in Caldwell and Rhodes Parks with friends, pets, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, and a lineup of great bands. Oh yes, we have plenty of food and beverages, and collectible Do Dah Day t-shirts. More details here!


22nd Annual Arty Party
B&A Warehouse
Sunday May 19, 3-6pm

The annual event is possible because of the generosity of local and regional artists and collectors who donate art each year.  100% of sales from Arty Party benefit Birmingham AIDS Outreach and help us continue providing free services to HIV positive individuals. The Arty Party Committee is honored to have Carol Misner as our featured artist.  Carol’s beautiful work is shown locally at Richard Tubb Interiors. Carol made “Southern Flowers” specifically for Arty Party.  It is the largest piece of art she has made. Carol has been an avid supporter of Birmingham AIDS Outreach and Arty Party for many years.  She and her partner Ann are involved in many wonderful organizations and causes in the Birmingham area
.More details here!


Pepper Place May 18

7 AM – Noon

No better place to be on a Saturday morning than Pepper Place market. Come experience the best offerings from local farmers and artisans. Every Saturday rain or shine. This week special music will be ‘Herb Trotman’ and ‘Mike Hipp’
 Don’t miss our “Sauce-Off” event this week!.

Dreamland Celebrates 20 years
with Block Party!

May 18; 8-10am

Dreamland Celebrates 20 years in Birmingham, with a block party, featuring entertainment and activities for all ages!
Proceeds benefit Camp Smile-a- Mile.
 More details here!


BT 2012 June RR Park Plant Railroad Park’s
Neighborhood Block Party

New Date: May 19 noon

A day in the park at its best! Delicious food truck fare, old school games and fantastic bands. Activities: Kite flying, face painting, corn hole (bring your corn hole set to the park that day!), bring bubbles and  frisbees too! Bands: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Gip Gipson, Wilder Adkins. Food truck vendors: Shindigs, Melt, Off The Hook, Dreamcakes, Steel City Pops, Avalanche Delights and Spoonfed Grill
Drink vendors: Coca-Cola, Good People Brewing, Pinnacle Imports Fine Wine & Craft Beer Distributors
Open to the public.More details here!


Fourth Annual When Pigs Fly
Temple Beth-El
May 19, 11 am-3 pm

A BBQ Cook off that is devoid of Swine; A Southern Tradition with 3300 year old rules, this is what the Temple Beth-El’s  “When Pigs Fly” cook off is all about! A Kosher BBQ cook off and festival on the grounds of the Temple Beth-El. More details here!

Your Home in the French Quarter Hotel Monteleone                            
“There’s a reason Hotel Monteleone is the official host hotel for several of New Orleans’ premier festivals and events… We know how to celebrate! Located on famed Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone is rich in literary legend and revered for its hospitality. It is also contemporary in style and amenities. Come meet up and dine at our award-winning Criollo Restaurant, where a great heritage of cuisine embraces bold new flavors and influences. Then step over and take a spin at the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge. Relax at our rooftop pool or indulge at renowned Spa Aria. And as one event leads into the next, come rest in style… right in the heart of it all. Hotel Monteleone is your home in the heart of the French Quarter.”  Check us out Here!  

Jones Valley Teaching Farm
Breaking Ground

May 18, 1-5pm

Join the Jones Valley Teaching Farm Junior Board for cocktails on the farm! Enjoy drink and food pairings from local restaurants and our guest bartenders. Jones Valley Teaching Farm is an urban farm located in the middle of downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Our goal is to improve school achievement and grow a healthier generation, student by student.
More details here!


Joelle Salon Presents: Sunset in Miami  

Fashion Show

Poolside Fashion Show at The Hill in Homewood, May 21 7-9 pm

Benefiting PAWS for Autism!  Support an inspiring cause while enjoying wine, Hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment.  Preview stunning summer collections from Gus Mayer and The Clothes Tree, styled by Southern Femme Element of Photography will be on hand to capture the event and swag bags will be given to the first 100 guests!  Don’t miss the “Miami heat” at an event like nothing Birmingham has seen before!  Tickets are on sale NOW and can be purchased at Joelle Salon or by contacting us at 205.639.1455. More details and tickets here!


SEC Baseball
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
May 21-26

Come on out to the newly renovated Hoover Met to watch some of the best college athletes compete for the title May 21-26. This is our 16th year to host this tournament! Tickets start as low as $8, so purchase yours instantly at SECSports.com! More details here!


RACE: Why are we so Different?
McWane Science Center

May 18-September 2

RACE: Are We So Different? brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history as an idea, the role of science in that history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations. Interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, iconic objects, compelling photographs, multimedia presentations, and attractive graphic displays offer visitors to RACE an eye-opening look at its important subject matter. Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE is the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States. More details here!


Alabama Phoenix Festival
Cahaba Grand Conference Center
“The Phoenix will Rise”
 May 24-26

The Alabama Phoenix Festival is a family-friendly, multi-genre, fan convention featuring celebrity guests, authors, comic book writers and artists, vendors, a LEGO expo area, and much more. We have activities for people of all ages and welcome you to come join us in the fun. This looks like a very exciting event!
 More details here!


 Birmingham Park Players
The Merry Wives of Windsor

Homewood Park
May 23-26 & 30-31 @7:30 pm

Park Players is a nonprofit, outdoor/indoor, theatrical organization dedicated to the performance of quality plays, including the works of William Shakespeare.
More details here!


We share the excitement of the community about our Birmingham Barons baseball team coming back to the city to play at the New Regions Field. That’s why we are offering a shuttle service that picks up game goers at the Lakeview and Pepper Place areas, takes them to the stadium and brings them back when the games end. Service is JUST $1 and fans can buy tickets as follows: WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY GAMES, buy tickets at Cantina Tortilla Grill, Slice and Innisfree Irish Pub. SUNDAY GAMES, buy tickets at SOL Y LUNA.

the iNDie Networking Music Showcase:
Birmingham A Benefit for Boston

May 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM
The WorkPlay Theatre

The iNDie Networking Showcases allow new and independent artist to network with music and entertainment professionals while displaying on an amazing show for fans. This showcase is particularly special because we are raising $30,000, the cost of a prosthetic arm, for the One Fund Boston. If you are a fan of folk, country, pop, R&B, soul or hip-hop we invite you to join us at WorkPlay on Saturday May 25th, 2013 at 8pm. There is something in the showcase for everyone to enjoy..More Info and Tickets here!


3rd Annual Salsa Showdown
Avondale Brewing Company
May 25th, 2-6 pm

The Sidewalk Film Festival Young Professionals Organization is hosting Birmingham’s 3rd Annual Salsa Showdown presented by Alagasco. The Showdown is a fundraising competition between local restaurants & catering companies to determine who offers the best salsa, guacamole, queso and specialty dip. Proceeds from this annual event will benefit the Alabama Moving Image Association/Sidewalk Film Festival arts & education programs.
More details and Tickets here!


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