B-There! Star-spangled 4th of July Edition!




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7/3/13 – 7/9/13


Hello and Happy July 4th!


This star-spangled edition of B-There has the scoop on all the best Birmingham hotspots to go to your Fourth of July. From freedom festivals to firework shows, there are so many ways to celebrate this special day with family and friends. We hope you will B-There!

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Red, White & Brews

July 3 and 4
Five Points South

For the ultimate Fourth of July experience in Birmingham, come celebrate America’s birthday and Good People Brewing Company’s 5th anniversary in Five Points South. Start celebrating Independence Day early on Wednesday, 7/3 with a pub crawl from 5 PM – midnight at participating restaurants and bars in Five Points. Come back on 7/4 to grab barbecue and beer for your parties at home or to grab a seat at your favorite spot to watch the fireworks at Vulcan. This two-day event is presented by REV Birmingham and the Five Points Merchants Group

See the full schedule here! 

☆ Flames for Freedom: Night Iron Pour

July 3 from 7 – 10 PM
Sloss Furnaces

Come celebrate the Fourth of July early in an unexpected way… with a fire show and molten hot iron! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a cooler to enjoy the festivities at Sloss Furnaces. You will also have the chance to make your own metal art with either a cast iron tile or cast iron bowl. Watch molten hot iron flow into the mold you design and watch the sparks fly at this event that is uniquely local and fun for all ages!
Get tickets here!


Independence Day 1776

July 4 from 12 noon – 9 PM
American Village

Ever wonder what America’s first-ever Independence Day was like? Step back in time at the American Village and see the stories of America’s founding come to life! Learn about manners and dress at Mount Vernon during the era, drill with the Continental Army, play 18th century games, and meet famous figures like Thomas Jefferson, Abigail Adams and Dolly Madison. You’ll even get to hear Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech before enjoying Full Moon BBQ at the Independence Ball. The night concludes with a fantastic viewing of the Alabama fireworks.

 Pepper Place July 6

7 AM – Noon

There’s 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’s special music will be Peanut and Red Mountain White Trash.
Don’t miss a demo from guest chef James Lewis of Vittoria!
More details here

☆ Freedom Fest

July 4 from 5 – 10 PM
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

Celebrating our country’s freedom has never been more fun! Bring the whole gang to this family-friendly event sponsored by the City of Hoover. The car show will begin at 5 PM in the parking lot, live music by Total Assets, Three on a String, and Steven Padilla will take place inside the stadium from 6-9 PM, and the grand firework show will start at 9 PM. You won’t want to miss this event as we celebrate our great America together!

Learn more about this event here! 


32nd Annual Peavine Falls Run

July 4 at 7:00 AM
Oak Mountain State Park

Grab your sneakers and get ready to race on July 4th! This year’s race will be bigger than ever. For the first time ever, the race will be chip-timed and awards will be given 3-deep in all age groups! This scenic and iconic Birmingham race is a great way to spend your Independence Day morning.
More about registration here

Thunder on the Mountain

July 4 at 9:00 PM
For decades, Thunder on the Mountain has been hailed as one of the largest and most extravagant Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama, and this year will be no exception. This year’s fireworks show will once again illuminate the skies above Birmingham’s beloved iron man, Vulcan. The show will be choreographed to a musical soundtrack that will feature a mix of patriotic favorites and popular musical performances.
Find out the top spots to view the fireworks here!


Birmingham Barons
vs. Mississippi Braves

July 4 – 8
Regions Field

Nothing is more American than a great game of baseball. Starting on the Fourth of July, come support our Birmingham Barons at the new Regions Field as they play against the Mississippi Braves!
Full schedule & game times here!

This July, The French Quarter Is Yours at Hotel Monteleone

Rates as low as $119 per night*
This July, relax in the heart of the French Quarter while enjoying our lowest rates of the year. Take a dip in our rooftop pool, and enjoy the panoramic views of the Mississippi River and French Quarter in our 24/7 Fitness Center. Continue your vacation while unwinding at our rejuvenating Spa Aria. The day isn’t complete without a meal at our award-winning Criollo Restaurant, home of truly innovative farm-to-table cuisine. Then step over to the world famous Carousel Bar & Lounge for a spin at the bar with live music and gorgeous views of Royal Street. With our ideal location, you are free to come and go as you please to explore all that New Orleans has to offer!

 *Valid May 27 – September 20, 2013. Promotional rate is based upon availability and subject to change at any time.

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B-Metro’s “Who Dat? Where Dat?” Photo Contest
Submit photos now through July 7

One of the great joys of vacation is actually having time to sit down and read your favorite magazine, B-Metro! From now until 7/7, post a photo of yourself enjoying our magazine to the B-Metro Facebook page. The five most fun and creative photos will be placed in our official “Who Dat? Where Dat?” Facebook contest page, where fans will have one week to vote on their favorite one.

The winner, who will be announced on 7/15, will receive a fabulous vacation package* at the historic Hotel Monteleone in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

*Vacation package includes one night overnight stay, welcome cocktail in the Carousel Bar and dinner for two in Criollo based upon availability. Valid for one night that includes a Sunday through Wednesday time frame.

Alabama Marketplace
July 5 from 4 – 7 PM
Colonial Brookwood Village

Alabama Marketplace is back this summer at Brookwood Village!
Every Friday evening this summer, come visit the farmer’s market at
The Village, where vendors will be set up on the sidewalk along Village Lane. Enjoy the great setting and delicious local produce.
See all dates this summer here

Free Movies in the Park
Black Creek Park in Fultondale
Movies begin at dusk

July 9         The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
July 16      
Escape Earth From Planet Earth
July 23      
Wreck-It Ralph
July 30      
Aug 6        
Oz the Great And Powerful

Aug 13       To Kill A Mockingbird 



“Young Hot Birmingham Professional” Fundraiser
July 10 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Vino Restaurant

Vino in Mountain Brook’s English Village will host a fundraiser supporting two of Young Professionals of Birmingham‘s “Young Hot Birmingham Professional” candidates, Will Powell and Claire O’Rear. Powell is raising money for The Bell Center and O’Rear is representing the American Diabetes Association. Vino will be donating 25 percent of all sales to the two charities from the night’s event. The event will assist Powell and O’Rear in reaching their goal of being crowned Mr. and Ms. Young Hot Birmingham Professional 2013, a contest sponsored by YPBirmingham.


 More information on this great deal!

Soiree @ SoHo
July 11 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Rosewood Hall

The Girl Scouts Young Philanthropists (YP) Society will host the third annual Soiree@SoHo in Homewood’s SoHo Square.  Young professionals are invited to join the YP Society for food and drinks, a silent auction and Role Model Runway fashion show provided by Belk at Colonial Brookwood Village. Proceeds from the event ensure that girls across North-Central Alabama have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scout programs.   

For sponsor and ticket info, contact Robyn Tucker at rtucker@girlscoutsnca.org  


Bam Bam B’ham Jam
July 13
A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club

Join us for a fun event that is sure to be a good time for the whole family! This youth basketball tournament for boys and girls ages 10-12 is in partnership with the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club. This sports event honors the memory of Seth Fingerman, whose greatest passion was sharing his love of basketball with kids.
Learn more about this event here!

Greater Tuna
Now through July 21
Terrific New Theatre

Two men. Twenty characters. Welcome to the town of Tuna, Texas. It’s a place where literary works like Huckleberry Finn and Romeo and Juliet are too smutty for the library shelves and the Lion’s Club is too liberal.

“Greater Tuna,” the first in a series of four comedic plays, is the trip to Texas that started it all!
What makes this play so unique is that two men play over 20 eccentric characters and hilariously comment on Southern culture, attitudes, and life in a small town. 

Want tickets? Get them here! 


Annie Get Your Gun
Now through July 7
Virgina Samford Theatre

The VST hits the bull’s-eye this season with Irving Berlin’s famous Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun. This Wild West show-within-a-show tells the ageless love story of Annie Oakley, the sharpest sharpshooter, and Frank Butler, the heartthrob of Buffalo Bill’s traveling show. Hum along to unforgettable tunes like “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “I Got the Sun in the Morning” and “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” as we celebrate one of Broadway’s most enduring triumphs.
Giddy up and get tickets here!



Beach Shaggers Dance Club
Most Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Kelly Ingram VFW Post #668

Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to shag! The Beach Shaggers of Birmingham

shag club dances every Tuesday night (with a few exceptions). If you’re new to this dance 
style, free lessons for beginners are offered at 6:30 PM, and dancing goes from 7 – 10:00 PM. Join us if you want to learn how to dance the beach dances of North and South Carolina!
Learn more about the shag here! 

RACE: Are We So Different?
McWane Science Center

Now through September 2

“RACE: Are We So Different?” brings together the everyday experience of living with race, the role of science in its history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations. Interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, compelling photographs, and multimedia presentations 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 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 in Hoover
Movies start at dusk

July 5             The Lorax  [PG]
July 12           Madagascar 3  [PG]
July 19           Wreck-it Ralph  [PG]

For weather concerns please follow @BYMovieParties on Twitter  


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:
for WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY games, buy tickets at Cantina Tortilla Grill, Slice and Innisfree Irish Pub. For SUNDAY games, buy tickets at Sol Y Luna.

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