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It’s festival season in B’ham! Check out Sidewalk, Revival, and jazz fests!




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8/21/13 – 8/27/13




Music prevails this week in Birmingham, especially at a downtown jazz festival and our city’s first-ever Revival Music Festival. Plus, the city is buzzing about the iconic Sidewalk Film Festival beginning this week! And is it just us, or are fundraisers getting more fun? See what we mean below!  

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Birmingham Restaurant Week
August 16-25

In its fourth year as Birmingham’s most successful and anticipated culinary event, Restaurant Week was launched to spotlight Birmingham as a premier dining destination. This culinary event features some of Birmingham’s best restaurants offering prix fixe menus. Diners can revisit their favorite restaurants or explore new dining opportunities–just browse the list of restaurants and menus. Advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling restaurants directly or visiting their profiles online. 


UniverSoul Circus
August 21 – 25
Legion Field

The explosively entertaining UniverSoul Circus is rated one of the Top 3 circuses in the nation and is one of the most requested family events on Ticketmaster. Their show is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music across all genres. This fresh approach to family-friendly entertainment celebrates the unique aspects of pop culture with a cast of international performers.  

Get your tickets today! 

Foxxy Fatts & Company  

August 22 from 6-8 PM
Aldridge Gardens

For more than 30 years, Foxxy Fatts has been known to be one of the finest jazz drummers in Birmingham. Now Aldridge

Gardens brings Foxxy and his entire company to the Gardens for an evening of great music! So, bring a picnic dinner, refreshments, blankets and chairs, and experience this Alabama Jazz legend live under the stars! 

Get your tickets here!

America’s Music Series
August 22 & 24
Birmingham Public Library- Central Library

8/22 at 6:30 PM: Alabama Blues Women: Debbie Bond, SharBaby, and Elnora Spencer
Hear three greats come together to celebrate the blues

8/24 2-4 PM: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley
Join Dr. Steven Roberts for a look at what the music from these two 1920’s revues added to the American landscape
More on these upcoming programs here!


Hottest Hounds of Birmingham

Premiere Party

August 23 from 6 – 9:00 PM

Grab your four-legged friend and head to this premiere party benefiting The Animal League of Birmingham. Come watch the hottest hounds walk the red carpet and pose for the “pupa-razzi,” plus, enter to win incredible raffle prizes. And, hot off the press, you can purchase your copy of Hottest Hounds™ Volume II, a fun coffee table book that features some of Birmingham’s most fabulous pooches photographed at some of the hottest spots in the Magic City.


VOTE NOW for your Grand Haul Star!
Through August 24 at 5:00 PM

Congratulations to the13 finalists in the Grand Haul Casting Call! To vote for your favorite contestant, check out the Facebook voting page. You may vote only once per day, and you can share your favorite video and encourage your friends to vote, too. We know who our favorites are, now tell us who you want to win!

Sidewalk Film Festival
August 23 – 25
Theatre District of Downtown Birmingham

Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.

With nine venues located within Birmingham’s historic Theatre District, spontaneity rules the schedule of Sidewalk attendees. 

More on films “Eye on the 60’s” and “Heart Child” in this month’s B-Metro! 


Sips for CF
Wine Tasting Competition

August 23 from 7 – 11:00 PM
Kress Building Rooftop

This 5th annual event benefiting Laps for CF invites you to put your wine knowledge to the test! To participate in the tasting competition, teams of 1-3 people bring three bottles of the same wine. Participants will vote on their favorite wines, and the three teams with the top voted wines will split the multi-bottle prize! The evening also includes food & drinks, live music by The Grand Old Ivories dueling pianos, and a silent auction.  

Get tickets here or by calling 205.871.9140

Taste of 4th Jazz Festival
August 24 – 25
Historic Fourth Avenue District downtown

This dynamic event features local and nationally-renowned jazz artists offering “just a taste” of our rich cultural heritage and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring Norman Brown, Gail Johnson, Karen Briggs, and Kim Scott, this festival promises you a great time in the Magic City as you savor the flavor of some cool, smooth jazz!


Pepper Place Saturday Market
August 24 from 7:00 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 Old Fashioned Rhythm Method and Grover Sheffield. Don’t miss a demo from guest chef Rob McDaniel of Spring House!


The Bell Center Tailgate Challenge
August 24 from 11 AM – 3 PM
The Summit

Celebrate the upcoming football season this weekend! Enjoy tastes of tailgating food at various team tents during an afternoon of music, kid-friendly events and of course, a little team rivalry! Celebrity judges will be on hand to judge each of the teams on most team spirit, best tasting food, and best all around. Show your team spirit and support The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs

Ready, set, hike! 


Make Some Noise! Game Day Fashion Show
August 24 at 11 AM
Iron City Grill

What will stylish fans be wearing this fall? Find out at this game day fashion show, luncheon and silent auction benefiting the Alabama Ear Institute hosted by the Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Zeta. The show will feature trendy game day attire for stylish female fans suitable for any fall sporting event. 


Rural Studio’s 20th Birthday
August 24 from 3 – 8:00 PM
Cahaba Brewery

The world-famous Rural Studio is turning 20! Come celebrate with them at this free, public event! Enjoy brews from Cahaba Brewery while you take on the RS20K Blind Skeeball Challenge, send your kids into a bounce house, dine on food truck fare and dance to live music! A portion of proceeds will benefit the Rural Studio 20K City Challenge.   


Montevallo ArtWalk
August 24 from 5 – 8:00 PM
Downtown Montevallo

Celebrate the eclectic nature of the community with  “Artsquawk: Put a Bird on It,” where over 50 local artists will set up

booths along Main Street to display and sell their work. This lively night on the town is accompanied by live music and will end with a screening of Oz: The Great & Powerful and an anniversary celebration at Main St. Tavern

ArtPartners Live Auction and Showcase
August 24 at 6:00 PM

This 11th annual event features a live and silent auction of collaborative works of art created by community artists and individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Attendees will also enjoy music, beer, wine and great food from B&A Warehouse. Funds raised at the event enable VSA Alabama to continue providing opportunities in the arts to children and adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Make sure to get your tickets in advance!
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7th Annual Fairy Tale Ball
August 24 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Sheraton Birmingham Ballroom

This annual formal ball presented by and benefiting Childcare Resources invites you and your family to a magical evening. This year’s ball features a variety of enchanting entertainment, including stilt walkers, magicians, jugglers, and fairy tale characters. Guests of all ages will delight in fairyland activities, a candy bar, and a silent auction.
Your magical evening begins here!


Beer, Bands & Bullies
August 24 from 6 – 11:30 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

Bama Bully Rescue is thrilled to present this third annual event, which benefits their efforts to help local bully breed dogs in need. Be sure to bring your dog on a leash and enjoy the show! Live music will be performed by Masters of Karate, Post War, Powr Jackson, Matt Herren Band, About Time, and DJ LeeJ will be spinning tracks in between bands!
Fun for you and Fido here!


Chirps and Chips
August 24 from 7 – 10:00 PM
Historic Cahaba Pumping Station Museum

This second annual fundraiser for the Alabama Wildlife Center invites you to a fun, casual casino night. The evening includes casino games, a silent auction, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres & drinks. Don’t miss live entertainment by Birmingham’s own Rat Pack and an appearance by the Birmingham Bombshells! 100% of proceeds will benefit the AWC, the state’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation and education center.
Get the roulette wheel spinning here!

Shake Rattle and Roll
August 25 from 2 – 10:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

This family-friendly event benefits the Parkinson Association of Alabama. Birmingham bands BnB, 2 Da Maxx, The Undergrounders, and Bonus Round will be on stage all day, and a Harley Davidson Fat Boy will be raffled off to one lucky attendee at the event! Kids will enjoy face painting activities and a water slide at this fun Sunday fundraiser! 

Get your tickets here!


The Marvelous Wonderettes
Now through August 25
Theatre LJCC

This smash off-Broadway hit musical takes you back to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the

Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ’50s and ’60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Stupid Cupid,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits. 

Dress for prom and get 1/2 off your ticket price!


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