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7/17/13 – 7/23/13




This week in Birmingham is jam-packed with diverse events, from a local music festival to a fashion show at a brewery! Step back in time at an antique car show, find what “floats your boat,” or get rolling at a roller derby match. This week offers many unique ways to B-There!

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Young Hot Birmingham
July 18 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Saks Fifth Avenue

They’re young, they’re hot, they’re professional, and they’re making a difference in Birmingham! Join the Young Professionals of Birmingham as they honor the ten candidates vying for the title of Mr. and Ms. Young Hot Birmingham Professional! Each winner will be based on who has raised the largest amount of money for his or her charity of choice. Attendees will enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres from Maki Fresh and Seasons 52.
Read about all 10 finalists in the July print issue of B-Metro!

Don’t forget to RSVP for the party! 


Birmingham Barons vs. Chattanooga Lookouts
July 18 – 22

Birmingham Barons vs. Mobile BayBears
July 23 – 27

Cheer on the Birmingham Barons as they play two back-to-back series at Regions Field! For game times and special event information, check out the Barons’ full schedule here!


Godiva and Wine Tasting
July 18 at 6:00 PM
Krewe on First

Krewe on First, Birmingham’s premium lounge, has partnered up with Godiva Chocolates to bring a unique, fun-filled evening of luxury. Godiva has hand selected some of their best chocolates paired with wines from Krewe, so you can just sit back, relax, and indulge your taste buds!
To purchase tickets, call Krewe on First 205-983-7955 or Godiva 205-985-0940 

Art on the Rocks
July 19 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art

Make plans to attend the BMA’s ninth season of Art on the Rocks, a sundown series filled with live music, creative expression, themed beverages, and specialty foods. Every AOTR event will feature live art collaborations, a photo booth, giveaways, and much more!

This week’s event showcases musical guests The Weeks, The Heavy Hearts, and DJ COCO. There will also be performances by ArtPlay Contemporary Ensemble, Opera Birmingham, multimedia VJs John and Katie Gaiser, and a “Canvas to Catwalk” fashion show by Gus Mayer!
More on the event here!


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Alabama Marketplace
July 19 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

Summer Designer Extravaganza
Hosted by Diamonds Direct
July 19 – 21

Diamonds Direct Birmingham invites you to its 6th annual Designer Showcase, a three-day trunk show open to the public. The event will feature over a dozen of the country’s top jewelry designers, who will be flown in exclusively for this event to showcase their jewelry collections. Designers include Henri Daussi, A. Jaffe, Tacori, Scott Kay, Fana, Romantique, Classique, Novell, Benchmark, and Christian Bauer.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right?


4th Annual “Park in the Park” Car Show
July 20 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Avondale Park

Car enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy a showcase of more than 200 antique and customized cars from regional car clubs at this retro-themed event! DJ Larry Huff will be spinning tunes from the 50’s and 60’s, and the Silvertron Café will be offering breakfast and lunch. Proceeds from the day will be shared with Magic Moments, who was picked as this year’s charity. The show is presented by the Forest Park South Avondale Business Association and REV Birmingham


 Pepper Place July 20

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 Debbie Bond & Radiator Rick and Sonny Pritchett. Don’t miss a demo from guest chef Jeffrey Hansell of Veranda on Highland!

More details here

3rd Annual “Float Your Boat” Race
July 20 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

Join Turkey Creek as they host their 3rd annual boat race, which benefits the preserve’s environmental education programs and features these fun events:
          – 8k Trail Run sponsored by Alabama Outdoors   
          – Balsa wood boat races
          – Build-your-own boat races
          – Children’s fun zone & boat races
More on each boat race here!


2nd Annual Southbound Music Festival
July 20 from 2 PM – midnight
Avondale Brewing Company

Southbound Radio, the local music specialty show on Birmingham Mountain Radio, is having its second annual music festival featuring a mix of some of the best music from the Magic City! Enjoy performances by FisherGreen, Delicate Cutters, Stuart McNair, India Ramey, Green Seed, LeeAnna Culp, The Hollows, Clay States, Terry Ohms, Early Americans, Josh Brown, An Atlas to Follow, and the Daughters!  

Are you ready to jam? 


Cool down this summer at Cantina Tortilla Grill with the best margaritas and street food from around the world while listening–or perhaps dancing–to the greatest music. Enjoy the night outside on our patio or inside in our comfy room from 6-10 PM both nights. Call for more information at 205.323.6980   

Tragic City Rollers
July 20 starting at 4:45 PM
Zamora Shrine Temple

The ladies of Birmingham’s Tragic City Rollers will strap on their skates and hit the track for a double-header roller derby bout this weekend! The Tragic City Rollers face off against the Mola Ram Mercenaries at 4:45, and the Tragic City All-Stars battle it out with Vette City Roller Derby at 7:00. Bring a folding chair and grab a spot on the floor close to the track for the best experience! 

Get in on the action!


Bark After Dark
July 20 from 5 – 8:00 PM

Yankee Pizzeria in Cahaba Heights 

Bring your pups, hang out on the “Pooch Patio,” and enjoy food and drink specials at this pet-friendly event! A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Animal League of Birmingham, which raises funds for non-profit rescues and shelters that support the health, welfare, and general well-being of animals in need. Come out, have fun, and enter for a chance to win raffle prizes!

More about the ALB here! 


Harold & MOD Fashion Show
July 20 at 7:00 PM
Good People Brewing Co.

Join Harold & MOD as they present their first runway show and fashion video for their new campaign, “Summer Camp” (watch the teaser here!). Get dolled up and enjoy the show with beats by Dj COCO. Sip a cold Good People brew and strike a pose for Charity Ponter Photography. After the show, the party continues with music from Shook Foil.
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Do you love to shop? Do you love showing off the great deals that you have found? What about giving friends fashion advice and tips on how to wear the latest trends? You could be the next Grand Haul Star!

The Outlet Shops of Grand River announces the first ever Grand Haul Casting Call
 on Saturday, August 10th and 17th at The Grand Plaza from 1pm-4pm. Fashionistas will audition for their chance of becoming the next Grand Haul Star by showing off their ‘clothing haul’ video blog talents. Four different Grand Haul Stars will be chosen in the following categories:

    • Grand River Girl, a student, age 18-22, 16+ with parent signature

    • Grand River Professional, a young professional, age 23-29
    • Grand River Mom, a mom with children still at home, age 30+
    • Grand River Guy, a male, age 18+, 16+ with parent signature

The casting call will be held at The Outlet Shops of Grand River’s Grand Plaza, where participants will have the opportunity to show off their clothing and beauty knowledge in a 3-5 minute video. In the video, they will need to give a brief description of the item, including the store name and the price, as well as why they like it. 

For more information and a complete list of rules, please visit our Facebook Page or Website.


Susan Werner’s Hayseed Project
July 20 at 7:30 PM
Alys Stephens Center Sirote Theatre

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Susan Werner presents a collection of original songs that celebrate the language, livelihood, characters, and concerns of American farmers and the people who love them. Come early and enjoy the ASC Nite Market from 4-7:00 PM, which will offer fresh produce from local farmers, live music by the Jason Bailey Trio, and interactive activities for all ages.
More on both events here!

Jazz in the Park
July 21 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Ensley Park

Magic City Smooth Jazz is pleased to present the fourth season of its Jazz in the Park summer concert series, which showcases national and area jazz artists. This week, the show will feature Jose Carr, T.A.D. of Jazz, and Kenneth Williams. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, seat cushions, coolers and snacks to enjoy the concert.

Greater Tuna
Now through July 21
Terrific New Theatre

Welcome to the town of Tuna, Texas, where literary works like Huckleberry Finn is 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! 


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Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group
July 24 at 8:00 PM
Alys Stephens Center

Legendary singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues. Dubbed by Garden & Gun as “one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters,” Lovett will perform songs from his newly released CD Release Me, which spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Americana charts.
What B-Metro columnist John D has to say
Get tickets here!


2013 Summer Concert Series
July 25 from 7 – 9:00 PM
Aldridge Gardens

Come out and experience soulful sound live under the stars! Bo Berry, Tommy Stewart, and JJ Patterson will be performing accompanied by their spectacular 16-piece jazz orchestra and the Kollaba Blues Duet. Bring blankets and chairs, refreshments, and a picnic dinner–or stop by the Full Moon BBQ truck when you get to the Gardens! Rain or shine, these musicians will be jamming. 

Don’t forget to get your tickets! 

Fresh Ground Comics 10th Anniversary
July 26 at 8:00 PM
Urban Standard

Local stand-up comedy show Fresh Ground Comics is turning 10 years old! And what better way to celebrate the anniversary of a comedy show than with… well, a comedy show! “I’m very proud of what we’ve done and that we’ve stuck it out this long,” says founder Chris Davis. “I would love to have Birmingham know and share in it with me and the rest of my fellow comics and, of course, the people who are gracious enough to come to our show each month.
Want to wish FGC a happy anniversary?

Glow in the Park
July 26 at 8:20 PM (when it gets dark!)
Hoover Met Stadium

Get ready for the ultimate social running event! Glow in the Park is a 5K Fun Run that takes place just after dark, providing a unique experience with glow colors and lighting! The run includes “obstacles” along the course for runners to conquer, including foam pits, glow-water sprays, glow-powder dustings, and an inflatable slide into the finish! It all leads to a dance party at the end of the race. Proceeds from Glow in the Park will benefit the American Diabetes Association.

Brew Bash 2013
July 27 starting at 3:00 PM
Tin Roof

You don’t want to miss out on the first annual Brew Bash! Tin Roof will be showcasing local breweries serving up the “best of the best” in local beers. There will also be local food trucks and live bands starting at 5 PM including Great Peacock, Heath Green, Mandi Rae & Westover Water, Cosmonaut on Vacation, and Sassy Brown Blues Band.
Click here for band profiles

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.

 Book your getaway now!

TomatoTASTE 2013
July 27 from 5 – 8:00 PM
Pursell Farms

Pursell Farms is preparing an amazing culinary experience of heirloom tomato varieties paired with specialty cheeses, artisan breads, and wines for its first-ever tomato event. Featuring more than 30 varieties of tomatoes–all freshly picked from their garden–TomatoTASTE includes numerous stations to tantalize tomato-loving taste buds.
Get a sneak peek of the menu here!

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

July 23       Wreck-It Ralph
July 30      
Aug 6        
Oz the Great And Powerful 

Aug 13       To Kill A Mockingbird 



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