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9/18/13 – 9/24/13




We hope you brought your appetite! Take a bite out of the city at the Middle Eastern Food Festival, a Farmstead dinner, or the CASI chili cook-off. And if you’re in the mood for indulging, be sure to attend one of the several auction fundraisers happening this week. Plus, mark your calendars for B-Metro’s Pink Party on 9/26! 

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Fultondale Farmers’ Market
Today from 2-6 PM
Ashley Furniture Parking Lot in Fultondale

The Fultondale fresh market is back! Enjoy fresh produce and local products every Wednesday through the month of October at the Fultondale Promenade. More here!

Magic City Live After 5
September 19 at 5:00 PM
B’ham’s New Uptown Entertainment District

MCLA5 is our city’s biggest happy hour and free weekly concert series every Thursday evening through October. Here is who’s playing each week:

9/19: The Negotiators

9/26: Uri Band 

10/3: Just a Few Cats / NBC Presents “Birmingham’s Got Talent” 

10/10: Gabriel Tajeu 

10/17: Gentleman Zero 

10/24: Yung Vokalz

10/31: Downright 

Farmstead Dinner
September 19, dinner served at 6:30 PM
Stone Hollow Farmstead

Experience a one-of-a-kind and truly unique evening of fun at the farm. Round up the family, friends, and kids and enjoy good company and fresh food provided by The Pantry. Arrive at 4:30 PM to meet the animals, and sunset cocktails will be served at 5:30 PM.  

Purchase your tickets here!


Cahaba Village for the Cure
September 19 from 6 – 8:00 PM
Cahaba Village Plaza

Shop your favorite Cahaba Village merchants at this fourth annual event. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious cuisine, and the chance to win valuable door prizes (free dog food for a year, anyone?). Plus, a portion of sales will benefit Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama.

The Pink Party!

September 26 from 5 – 7:30 PM 
Aloft Hotel in Homewood 

Mark your calendars and get ready to walk the pink carpet at our 2013 Pink Party! We’ve partnered with Cancer Treatment Centers of America to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama. The event is free, and donations will be accepted.
We’d love to see you there! RSVP here!


Exceptional Foundation Art Show & Auction
September 19 from 6 – 9:00 PM
The Exceptional Foundation

Browse some truly “exceptional” works of art and bid on great prizes at this 10th annual fundraising event. Auction items have been donated by local businesses, and each auction winner gets to choose a piece of The Exceptional Foundation artwork to take home with their prize. As you bid on pieces, enjoy live music, wine & beer, and food provided by a variety of local restaurants.
Purchase your tickets online here!


Signature Chefs Auction
September 19 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Iron City

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of March of Dimes, this annual event invites guests to sample the signature dishes from some of the city’s finest chefs and bid on one-of-a-kind auction packages, including weekend getaways, stunning jewelry, and fine dining. The Signature Chefs Auction is a deliciously unique social event benefiting a great cause!
For tickets, email lmccormick@marchofdimes.com or call (205) 588-0509.

Eric Essix performing Evolution
September 19 at 7:00 PM
Alys Stephens Center

Local musician and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame member Eric Essix will debut his 20th CD, Evolution, as part of the ASC’s commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963, which forever changed our nation. Joining Essix for this concert will be the dynamic ensemble 5 Men on a Stool and vocalist Tracy Hamlin.
Learn more and get your tickets here!


Middle Eastern Food Festival
September 19 – 21 from 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saint George Melkite Catholic Church

Crimson Blues Kickoff Party
September 20 from 6 – 10:00 PM
The Courtyard by Marriott in Tuscaloosa

The Alabama Blues Project invites football fans to celebrate the University of Alabama’s first home game of the season! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a Crimson Tide-themed auction, and live music by the ABP’s Blues Camp’s Advanced Band at this free event. The ABP works to preserve blues music  while supporting at-risk and troubled youth–learn more here!

Music Under the Stars
September 20 at 6:00 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Enjoy an evening of music with Birmingham jazz greats: Top Secret with Shaun Pezant, Cleve Eaton and the Alabama All Stars featuring Ray Reach, Jason Bailey & Company, and the Birmingham Heritage Band. Bring your family, friends, and a chair or blanket–VIP seating including dinner for Taziki’s is available with an advance ticket purchase. 

For tickets, click here or call (205) 322-8449.  


Pepper Place Saturday Market
Sept. 21 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 Nate and Peanut. There will also be a live demo by Deborah Stone of Stone Hollow Farmstead with Jim Watkins of Steel City Pops!


International Red Panda Day
September 21 from 12 – 3:00 PM
Birmingham Zoo

On May 30, the Birmingham Zoo proudly welcomed the U.S.’s first set of red panda cubs born in 2013 and the first litter born to mom, Sorrel, and dad, Shifu. The Zoo welcomes the community to raise awareness for red pandas with a celebration! Participate in the Red Panda Games, see the newborn panda cubs via video monitor in the Predator Building, get your face painted and more at this fun event! 

ZooGala 2013
September 21 at 6:30 PM
Birmingham Zoo, Trails of Africa Exhibit

Join the Zoo at their largest annual fundraiser, where you will dance the night away to live music and enjoy a seated dinner. Throughout the evening, look forward to special appearances by the Zoo’s African bull elephants and residents of Trails of Africa. All proceeds raised at this black-tie optional event go towards helping the Zoo’s operational efforts. P.S. Don’t miss the “Where the Wild Things Are” after-party starting at 9 PM!

Purchase your tickets here 


Tennessee Fitness Spa 

Nestled in the lush green hills of Middle Tennessee lies an unexpected haven for body, mind and soul. Since 1991, guests of Tennessee Fitness Spa have delighted in a full wellness and fitness program. Our mission from the very beginning was to provide the means and opportunity to make lifestyle changes. In a serene, beautiful and natural setting, our enthusiastic, caring staff will take care of all your needs. From energetic, certified instructors to our dedicated chef, our entire staff exudes a feeling of warmth and southern hospitality. Exercise, healthy nutrition, educational lectures and fun activities will fill your days. Guests return year after year for a fitness jump-start or a much-needed peaceful retreat.   

Call us at (800) 235-8365 or visit our website 

Leeds Fall Festival
September 21 – 22
Historic Downtown Leeds

You’ll find fun for the whole family at the 6th annual Leeds Fall Festival and John Henry Celebration! This free, two-day event will feature local food vendors, a juried art show and sale, live musical entertainment, special activities for children, and a car show. 


Get Racing
This Saturday is all about community runs. Grab your running shoes and check out our picks below!

Warrior River Run
September 21 at 8:00 AM
Moundville Archaeological Park

This intense run by Black Warrior Riverkeeper will feature a full mile flat-track race, a physically demanding sprint to the summits of Mounds A and B and two surprise obstacles of an ancient origin.

Learn more and register here! 


Paws for a Cause 5K and Fun Run
September 21 at 8:30 AM
Veteran’s Park in Hoover

Bring you pup to the Animal League of Birmingham‘s annual dog-friendly run benefiting the Shelby Humane Society. Register here!

Sebastian’s RunWalk for a Cure
September 21 at 8:30 AM
Mt. Laurel

Join others the fight against childhood cancer as you help raise money for the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama at this RunWalk held in memory of Sebastian Lemos. Learn more and register here.


CASI Chili Cook-Off
September 22 from 8 AM – 4:00 PM
Aldridge Gardens

Taste homemade chili from cooks competing to win the Alabama State Championship Cook-off–or, if you think you’ve got what it takes, you can challenge other home cooks at the open throw-down chili cook-off! The winner will get a trip to the national CASI Chili Cook-Off in Terlingua, Texas in November to compete for the national title.


SuperJazz Concert
September 22, doors open at 2:30 PM
Samford University’s Brock Recital Hall

This big band concert boasts an astounding 21 of Birmingham’s top professional jazz musicians! That includes five saxophones, five trombones, five trumpets, a rhythm section, and an unending stream of musical ideas. The band will be performing various styles, from the big band era to modern jazz compositions. Tickets available at the door.

22nd Annual Magic City AIDS Walk
September 22 at 4:00 PM
Avondale Park

This annual fundraising event by Birmingham AIDS Outreach invites you to walk for a good cause and have a great time in the park. Activities begin mid-afternoon with live music, vendor booths, and games for children, and the one-mile walk through the city will begin around sundown. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the afternoon.

The Marvin Gaye & Barry White Tribute Love Tour
September 22 from 7 – 10:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel Downtown

If you love the soulful crooning of the legendary Marvin Gaye and Barry White, then this Legends Reborn concert is just for you. This show will take you down memory lane because these talented entertainers not only look just like the real thing, they sound just like them, too! Click here to get your tickets!

To Kill a Mockingbird
Now through September 22
Virginia Samford Theatre

Set in Maycomb, Alabama in the middle of the Great Depression, this stage adaptation of Harper 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! 


Clybourne Park
Now through September 28
Birmingham Festival Theatre

Set in a house in Chicago, but in two acts fifty years apart, the play focuses first on a black family moving into a white neighborhood, and then five decades later, a white family moving into the same house, now a part of a predominantly black neighborhood.


Mark your calendars!

Trucks by the Tracks
September 29 from 11 AM – 5:00 PM
Railroad Park

Trucks by the Tracks is back, and this year it’s bringing more food trucks and more fun! Make plans to join the Railroad Park Foundation Junior Board for live music, entertainment, food trucks and beverages at this free community event. 10% of your purchase from the trucks will go directly to Railroad Park Foundation, the non-profit organization that runs Railroad Park. 


Vulcan AfterTunes
Sundays this fall at 3:00 PM
Vulcan Park

This fall, enjoy cool tunes, fresh brews and sweet views on Sunday afternoons with your favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Chill out in Birmingham’s backyard and end your week with some of the area’s best music while witnessing spectacular views of Birmingham’s city skyline. Here’s who is playing each week:
9/29 – Erin McCarley with Velouria
10/13 – Rebirth Brass Band with Fisher Green
10/27 – Leon Redbone with Dead Fingers


Hot Strings Music & Arts Festival
October 6 from 12 – 6:00 PM
Colonial Brookwood Village

The 4th Annual Hot Strings is all about music, food, fun, family & friends, and it all benefits The Foundry‘s recovery programs. Performers at this year’s festival include Matthew Mayfield, Act of Congress, Mandoline Orange and Three on a String. P.S. Check your September issue of B-Metro for the Hot Strings tear-out that offers you a discount on your ticket!


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