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5/22/13 – 5/28/13




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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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!


 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!


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!


Wind down with Wine Loft!

Join “The Haps”! at the Wine Loft, Friday, May 24 from 6-8. For $12/person, there will be an open bar from 6:30-7:30 that will include House Wines, Domestic and Imported Beer and mixed drinks containing Absolut, Bacardi, Beefeaters, Canadian Club, Dewars, Jack Daniels and Jose Cuervo.  

Come start your Memorial Weekend off right!  

Visit The Haps here for more info!

Full Flower Moon Hike
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
May 24, 2013 6:30-8:30 pm

Native Americans named each full moon to capture the spirit of the season.  We will meet at the Ruffner Road gate on the Irondale side of the mountain and hike to the wetlands to enjoy the glow of the moon and light refreshments. Leashed dogs welcome. This is a flat trail. Reservations Required.More details and reserve your spot here!

Pepper Place May 25

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 ‘Raw Jazz Trio‘ and ‘Grover Sheffield
 Don’t miss guest chefs; Cliff and Maureen Holt of Little Savannah!.

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!  

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!

More information on this great deal!

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!


18th Annual Rickwood Classic
Presented by State Farm

& Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field 

May 29, 12:30 pm 

Travel back in time to Birmingham’s historic baseball past. Rickwood Field is America’s oldest in-use ballpark.  This game has annually been one of the most popular events for baseball fans both in Alabama and across the country. It is one of those not to be missed events! More details here! 

7th Annual Magic City Brewfest!
Friday May 31,7-11
Saturday June 1,  4-8pm
Sloss Furnaces

This years Brewfest promises to be very exciting! There are currently 27 breweries that have never been at Magic City Brewfest. In addition, at least 120 of the 200 total beers will be brand new to the Brewfest.More details and tickets 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 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  


Free Friday Flicks
Veteran’s Park
Valleydale Rd in Hoover
Movies start at Dusk

May 31          Brave PG
June 7            Ice Age Continental Drift PG 
June 14         Escape from Planet Earth  PG 
June 21         The Odd Life of Timothy Green PG
June 28         Hotel Transylvania  PG 
July 5             The Lorax PG
July 12           Madagascar 3 PG
July 19           Wreck it Ralph  PG

For weather concerns please follow them on twitter @BYMovieParties


Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues 

Saturday June 1, 1-9pm
Downtown Bessmer DeBardelben Park

Make plans now to attend the 4th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival. The festival will be held at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in historic downtown Bessemer. It is a relaxing atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy a variety of true blues musicians. The venue has a large grass area with plenty of

natural shade. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket and set-up your spot for the day. For Tickets and information  

Shoal Creek Regions Tradition
June 5-9 Shoal Creek, Alabama

Don’t miss a minute of fun, there will be a week chock full of golf entertainment! Witness some of golf’s greats such as Freddie Couples, Tom Lehman, Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara and many more! Tickets are already selling fast!   More details here!.


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