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5/29/13 – 6/4/13




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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Birmingham, Alabama 35233

TODAY!! 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! 

Relax by the Tracks!
Sponsored by Railroad Park Jr. Advisory Bd

May 30, 5-8pm
Railroad Park

Come hear the best in local and live music, with performances by Sanyasi, and Terry Ohms. Drinks and food can be found at the Boxcar Cafe. Relax by the Tracks Music Patrons include: Five Points So. Neighborhood; B-Metro Magazine; Birmingham Mountain Radio and the American Society of Landscape Architects, Alabama Chapter. More details here!


Virginia Samford Theater
May 30 – June 9
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 2:30 PM

AUGUST: Osage County; 
is a fraught, densely plotted saga of an Oklahoma clan in a state of near-apocalyptic meltdown. Fiercely funny and bitingly sad, this turbo-charged tragicomedy tells the story of the Weston family with its vanished father, pill-popping mother, and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. 2008’s winner of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize for Best

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!

Birmingham Park Players present:
The Merry Wives of Windsor

Homewood Park
May 30-31, @7:30 pm

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

Chefs for the Cure
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Event will take place June 20.

Benefiting Susan G. Komen

A very limited number of tickets will be sold for this event. Chefs for the Cure is an exclusive tasting event that features an array of gourmet cuisine from some of Birmingham’s finest chefs. Each chef will bring his or her unique flavor, style, and fare to their station at The Club. Enjoy signature dishes while bidding on silent auction items throughout the evening!  The evening kicks-off with a cocktail reception at 6pm presented by Cathead Vodka. Start the evening with the amazing appetizers from Mafiaoza’s, Sol Y Luna, Little Savannah, and Satterfield’s. Then progress through the entrees from John’s City Diner, Homewood Gourmet, The J. Clyde, and Ocean. Finish the night with desserts from Ted’s Restaurant and The Culinard. Each chef prepares their signature dish directly in front of the guests, making this event a wonderful way to interact with your favorite restaurants.
More Details here!


Slicefest 2013
Saturday, June 1 noon til ?
The aroma of fresh stone pizzas will be floatin’ around and the beer will be flowin’ all day as guests can purchase Slice’s mouth-watering pies, paired perfectly with local brews. Slice knows beer and pizza are a match made in heaven, but throw in live music from your favorite local bands and activities to keep the kids entertained and you have a recipe for a perfect Saturday. Kids can have their own fun by playing on the moon bounce, getting their faces painted and choosing a balloon animal, while the adults enjoy beer samplings paired with Slice’s unique pizzas.More Details and Advance Tickets Here!


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!.


 Pepper Place June 1

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 ‘Nate‘ and ‘Ron Dometrovich
 Don’t miss guest chef: George Reis of Ocean!.

Vulcan’s 109th Birthday Bash
Sunday, June 2, 2013  12 – 4 pm

Make plans to attend the BIGGEST birthday bash in Birmingham! Vulcan may be the world’s largest cast iron statue, but he still needs help blowing out his birthday candles! On Sunday, June 2, Vulcan Park and Museum will host a festive outdoor community celebration for Vulcan’s 109th birthday. Enjoy an afternoon of fun festivities for the whole family at the biggest birthday bash of the year! You can buy your tickets at the gate or skip the line and purchase them online! More details here!


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6th Annual Take Steps Birmingham

Saturday, June 1

Homewood Central Park5:00-7:00PM

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s largest fundraising event and the nation’s only walk dedicated to finding a cure for digestive diseases. Participants raise funds throughout the year to find a cure and come together to celebrate the steps taken when no American has to suffer with digestive diseases and Crohn’s or colitis. A cure is within our reach yet we need you. 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!  

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!


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


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.

3rd Annual Black Creek Arts Festival
Fultondale Arts Council 
3rd Annual Black Creek Arts Festival
& Juried Art Show
June 8, 10 am -4 pm
Black Creek Park

Fultondale Arts Council is hosting its Third Annual Black Creek Arts Festival and Juried Art Show on June 8 from 10 am -4 pm at Black Creek Park in Fultondale.   The event will feature more than 30 artist booths with artists from around the Southeast as well as musical entertainment and children’s arts activities.  There also will be a number of food vendors on-hand for this year’s festival.
More details here!


Music al fresco
Alabama Symphony at Railroad Park in June
June 7-8 at 8 pm
Family Fun Day, June 9  5pm

The popular “Symphony in the Summer” series, which is sponsored by BBVA Compass  has drawn large crowds of music lovers of all ages in its first two years, with the orchestra performing classics and pops al fresco.

On Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m., Christopher Confessore conducts Verdi’s Overture to “La forza del destino,” Suites 1 and 2 from Bizet’s “Carmen” and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70.

Roderick Cox takes over on Saturday, June 8, also at 8 p.m., for Copland’s “An Outdoor Overture,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Overture to “Egmont,” and selections from Copland’s “Rodeo.”

Sunday, June 9, is designated Family Fun Day, with a variety of children’s activities beginning at 5 p.m. and the music starting at 6 p.m. Confessore will conduct a wide mix of patriotic music, Broadway and movie tunes and other favorites.

More details here! 

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