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9/4/13 – 9/10/13


This September is all about celebrating “50 Years Forward” in Birmingham. We’ve gathered some upcoming local events that honor this milestone anniversary for civil rights. Plus, the acclaimed touring production of Jersey Boys starts next week, and we’ve got a B-Metro web exclusive story with one of the starring cast members! Check it out below! 


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This Week’s Spotlight

One of the (Jersey) Boys
By Lauren Lockhart

In the 1960s, four guys from the rough neighborhoods of New Jersey had one dream: to reach international stardom. Jersey Boys cast member Nicolas Dromard, who plays Four Seasons bad-boy Tommy DeVito, took some time to chat with us here at B-Metro about his experience with Jersey Boys
Read the full web-exclusive story here.

The touring production of Jersey Boys hits the BJCC stage Sept. 10-15.  


Cheers to the Coosa Beer Dinner
September 5 starting at 6:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

Get ready for Alabama’s first on-site charitable beer dinner! This farm-to-table dining experience will feature local food from Snow’s Bend Farm perfectly paired with Avondale beer. There will be eight different food-beer pairings stations, inviting guests to walk around to the various stations at their leisure to enjoy the pairings. Proceeds benefit Coosa Riverkeeper‘s efforts to keep the Coosa River clean and healthy.

Tickets are limited to 100 guests–get yours now!


Southern League Division Series Playoff
September 5-6 at 7:05 PM
Regions Field

Get your tickets for the first two playoff games in Regions Field History! The Birmingham Barons will be playing against the Tennessee Smokies both nights. Thursday is a traditional Thirsty Thursday, and Friday’s game will be followed by the post-game fireworks spectacular! Check out the team schedule for more info. 


Downright’s Brewfest
September 6 / Doors open at 4:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

Downright‘s music exists in a niche somewhere between rock and funk, crafting a tapestry of unique sound and style. This Friday, the band will be performing at Avondale starting at 8 PM alongside supporting acts Captain Grey and Shaheed & DJ Supreme at a concert to benefit Black Warrior Riverkeeper.
Check out Downright in our August music issue! 


Birmingham ArtWalk
September 6-7
Birmingham Loft District

The annual ArtWalk transforms downtown Birmingham into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, and street performers. This much-anticipated, free event draws visitors from all over to see original works from local artists priced from the affordable to the extravagant. Friday night at the ArtWalk boasts a street festival atmosphere, while Saturday afternoon caters to a family crowd. Check out the full map for more information on venues and performances.


Crestline Rocks!
September 7 starting at 2:00 PM
Crestline Village

This family-friendly community event highlights the charm and approachability of Crestline Village while supporting the local nonprofit Preschool Partners. From 2-5 PM, kids are invited to learn more about our city’s service and construction vehicles at Touch-a-Truck. Then at 6 PM, local Mountain Brook bands will begin playing on Church Street, with headlining act Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing at 8 PM.


Celebrate 50 Years Forward 

50 Years of Hopes and Dreams
September 6 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Cahaba Brewing Co.

Join InSpero at the opening night of their annual pop-up gallery show honoring the 16th St. Baptist Church, the Civil Rights Movement, and looking forward with hope for peace and unity in our city. Visual artists have been invited to be a part in this unique gallery-style event focused on continued healing for our city. The gallery will be on display at Cahaba Brewing Co. through 9/30.


Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project Exhibit Opening
September 8 opening
Birmingham Museum of Art

Acclaimed portrait photographer Dawoud Bey presents an exhibition that symbolically commemorates the four young girls whose lives were lost on September 15, 1963 in the bombing of the 16th St. Baptist Church, as well as the two Birmingham boys who lost their lives in the resulting violence that day. The Birmingham Project serves as both a memorial to lives lost, and as a message of hope and promise for the future and will be on display through 12/2.

To Kill a Mockingbird
September 12 – 22
Virginia Samford Theatre

The VST is proud to bring Harper Lee’s classic to stage as part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement. Set in Maycomb, Alabama in the middle of the Great Depression, this stage adaptation of Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice envelop a small town. Through courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth, and his daughter, Scout brings new hope to a community in turmoil.
Get your tickets here! 


Pepper Place Saturday Market
Sept. 7 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 Marc Gunn and Debbie Bond & Radiator Rick. There will also be a live demo by Jason Mezrano of Kathy G and Co.!


R(un) for One

5K and 1 mile Fun Run
September 7 at Veterans’ Park in Hoover
Benefits Lifeline Children’s Services
Register here!

Monkey C Monkey
5K and 1 mile Fun Run

September 7 at Homewood Central Park
Benefits Camp Smile-A-Mile
Register here!


Birmingham Boys Choir & Notinee Indian Dance Troupe
September 8 at 4:00 PM
Samford University’s Brock Recital Hall

This inaugural collaborative concert series aims to introduce Birmingham audiences to a variety of musical styles and cultures. The series begins with a concert pairing of the Birmingham Boys Choir with Notinee Indian Dance Troupe, blending choral classics and Indian classical-folk-fusion dance. Tickets can be purchased by calling the BBC office at (205) 767-9219 or at the door before the concert.


Brad Ryan Benefit Concert
September 8 at 2:00 PM
Alabama Theatre

Long time Three on a String member Brad Ryan recently underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor and kidney. Brad, who is now doing well in recovery, has brought joy to a lot of people through his music, and this concert is an opportunity to give back to him and his family. The show will feature Rick and Bubba, Three on a String, Sweetwater Road, and Rosewood, plus several others! The free concert will be accepting donations to support Brad and his family.


Fashion’s Night Out
September 12 from 10 AM – 8 PM
Gus Mayer

Sure to be the best girls’ night out ever, Fashion’s Night Out is an all-day affair at Gus Mayer! All fashionistas are welcome to tax-free shopping and music by Dj COCO starting at 5 PM. Plus, enjoy Skinny Girl Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and 10-minute makeovers! Don’t forget to get your professional photo taken by Big Swede Inc. Photography!

RE Fashion
September 12 from 6 – 8:00 PM
Aloft Hotel SoHo Square

This original fashion event proves that being environmentally friendly is not only easy but always in style. The event benefits the Alabama Environmental Council and showcases exclusive designs by organic Birmingham fashion line Earth Creations and jewelry by local boutique Charm.

Guests will have to opportunity to bid on one of the evening’s fashions at a silent auction, and delectable drinks and hor d’oeuvres will also be available.  


Booklovers, Brews & Bingo
September 13 from 7 – 8:30 PM
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

Join the Friends of the Library for this cool fundraising event. See how your luck holds out on Friday the 13th with a bingo and beer-tasting event to help raise money for the Friends of the Library. Sample some delicious brews and have the chance to win fabulous prizes! Visit the library’s main desk or click here to get your tickets.


Save the date!

Tailgate for Cure
October 12
Oak Mountain Ampitheatre

Tickets go on sale this Friday for Tailgate for Cure, a charity concert and football watch party benefiting the Alabama Institute of Medicine (AIM). Sure to be Birmingham’s biggest tailgate party, this event features multiple big-screen SEC football broadcasts throughout the day and musical performances by Taylor Hicks, Sarah Simmons (The Voice), Tim Hockenberry (America’s Got Talent) and Within Reason.
Order your tickets here!


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