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12/18/13 – 12/31/13  


Happy Holidays!


Whether you’re looking for last-minute Christmas ideas or planning ahead for New Year’s Eve, we’ve listed below the top events happening around town. We hope you’ll gather your friends and family and take full advantage of this most magical time in the Magic City.  
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Positively Funny Inc. Holiday Improv Show 

Tonight at 7:00 PM
Iron City

Make your holiday a little jollier with Positively Funny Inc.’s “It’s a Narcissistic Holiday, or Hark the Herald Angels are Singing About Me!” This fully-improvised comedy show uses audience suggestions and participation to build a hilarious holiday show right before your eyes.
Get tickets here!

Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series 
Now through December 22

12/18 – 7 PM Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
12/19 – 7 PM It’s a Wonderful Life
12/20 – 7 PM Elf
12/21 – 2 PM Christmas cartoon triple feature | 7 PM Christmas Vacation
12/22 – 2 PM White Christmas
Get advance tickets here!

Home for the Holidays
December 19 at 7:30 PM
Brock Recital Hall, Samford University

Opera Birmingham’s Christmas concert is back for its 7th annual show this year. Enjoy the classical sounds of the season with this beautiful operatic production that has become a staple in Birmingham’s local holiday traditions.
Get tickets here!

MythBusters: Behind the Myths
December 20 at 8:00 PM

This all-new, live stage show, starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of the Discovery series MythBusters, promises to be an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. For the first time ever, fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science.
Get tickets here!


Mistletoe Market
December 20 – 22
Colonial Brookwood Village

Need a little last-minute Christmas inspiration? This three-day shopping event hosts merchants from the greater Birmingham area and beyond showcasing the latest trends in apparel, accessories, jewelry, children’s clothing, holiday gifts, home & garden d├ęcor, and gourmet foods.

List of vendors here! 


George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
December 20-22
The Wright Center, Samford University

The Alabama Ballet remains one of only seven companies in the world granted the right to perform this holiday classic by the Balanchine Trust. Performed to Balanchine’s exact specifications, the dazzling choreography, opulent costumes and extravagant sets make this production unlike any other.

Get tickets here! 


Happy Holidays from Railroad Park
December 21 from 3 – 5:00 PM
Railroad Park

Bring the family out for a fun and free holiday event at the park this Saturday. This all-ages celebration features live music by Yung Vokalz & Precision Grooves, carnival games, free Bud’s Best cookies, and the Birmingham BaronsBabe Ruff. Plus, don’t miss the main event, the annual tree lighting!
Find out more here!


The WorkPlay All-Stars Concert
December 21 at 6:00 PM

This Christmas concert showcases great talent to benefit the Children’s of Alabama Sugar Plum Shop, which donates toys to patients who must spend their Christmas in the hospital. The concert features classic rock ‘n roll songs performed by the young musicians of WorkPlay’s Rock School program.

Get tickets here! 


Alabama Symphony Orchestra presents 

Handel’s Messiah 

December 21 at 7:30 PM
Alys Stephens Center

Dubbed as one of the greatest choral works of all time, Handel’s masterwork “Messiah” will be specially performed only one time by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Don’t miss your chance to see this beautiful tribute to the holiday season.
Get your tickets here!

Christmas with The Cats
December 21 at 8:00 PM
Iron City

For over a decade, Just A Few Cats, one of Birmingham’s most popular R&B/party bands, has entertained the city with high energy and amazing musicianship. Get ready to dance to music by The Cats as they are joined by Alvin Garrett, Danny Clay, and Logan The Entertainer at this spectacular holiday show.
Get tickets here!


I’ll Be Home for Christmas
December 21 – 22
Historic Carver Theatre

This urban musical drama centers around the Rivers family coming together for the first time since their father’s funeral as they celebrate Christmas. Filled with comedy, romance, and suspense, this story offers messages of love, family unity, and acceptance.

The Xmascist
Now through December 21
Glass Half Theatre

This local show combines horror with hilarity. When a young man is possessed by the spirit of Santa Claus, all hell breaks loose as a respected priest must summon all his courage to do battle and destroy the demon once and for all. It’s The Exorcist meets Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus in this heartwarming horror story.
For tickets and showtimes 


Rey of Hope Christmas Run
December 22 at 2:00 PM
Cahaba Brewing Co.

This first-ever 5K holiday run presented by Shaia’s benefits Holy Family Cristo Rey High School by raising money for its nutrition fund, which provides lunches for students who cannot afford them. Participants will get a t-shirt, a Cahaba brew, and a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes. Registration available on-site the day of the event.

Davidson Family Christmas
December 22 at 2:30 PM
Matthew’s Bar & Grill

Join B-Metro columnist J’Mel Davidson for a fun Christmas viewing of strange, crazy and sometimes terrible movies in a nutty party atmosphere. The movies that will be screened are Cool as Ice, Dolomite Part II: the Human Tornado, and Street Trash.
Read why J’Mel loves these flicks in our December issue!

RSVP to the event here! 


A Bluegrass Christmas Carol
Now through December 22
Virginia Samford Theatre

This totally new telling of Dickens’ classic tale is set in the Appalachian Mountains and features the original storyline and characters we all know, except they’ve all been “mountainized”! Accompanied by one of the South’s finest bluegrass groups, The Herb Trotman Band, this family-friendly show promises to be Dickens as you’ve never seen it before.

Get tickets here! 


‘Tis the Season
Now through December 22
Red Mountain Theatre Co.

Step out of the cold and into RMTC’s heartwarming family-friendly show. Enjoy your favorite holiday hits in this cheerful celebration that is sure to spread the humor and joy of the season. Featuring a cast of Birmingham favorites, ‘Tis the Season combines the sounds and sights of the most wonderful time of the year.
Get your dose of holiday cheer!


A Tuna Christmas
Now through December 22
Terrific New Theatre

This hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna gets to TNT just in time for you to kick up your heels and face the holidays head on. It’s 24 hours before Christmas in Tuna, Texas, and a Christmas phantom is destroying the town’s decorations. What makes this play unique is that just two actors play a total of 24 characters–it will be too funny to miss!

For tickets, call the TNT box office at 205-328-0868.    


Zoolight Safari
Now through December 31 (select dates)
Birmingham Zoo

Be amazed by over a million lights, holiday music, and plenty of festive activities as the Zoo comes alive for 18 nights of holiday fun. Enjoy a ride on the Candy Cane Train, take a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel, experience the thrill of the Holiday Hayride, and make memories that will last a lifetime in this transformed winter wonderland.
See the list of dates and times here!

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The Momentum Conference

February 26 – 27

The 2nd biennial Momentum Women’s Leadership Conference: Accelerating the Speed of Change will include two incredible keynote speakers, Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter and actor Geena Davis, along with several breakout sessions and an authors’ meet-and-greet zone.
Learn more and register here!

New Year’s Eve in Birmingham
From relaxed to roof-raising, here are our picks on where to toast the arrival of 2014

The Black Jacket Symphony presents
☆ Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”

December 27 – 31

The Black Jacket Symphony returns to Birmingham for their final performance of the year. Join them in ringing in the new year with a three-night performance of Bruce Springsteen’s iconic rock
album “Born to Run.”

Get tickets here! 


☆ NYE Ball Drop & Fireworks Show

December 31 at 6:00 PM
Buffalo Wild Wings Gardendale

This family-friendly event kicks off with a glow-in-the-dark run followed by inflatables, a photo booth, face painting, and karaoke. The fireworks show begins at 9 PM, and live music will be playing until the ball drops at midnight.
Find out more here!

☆ New Year’s Eve with Jay Pharoah

December 31 at 7:45 PM & 10 PM
Comedy Club StarDome

Current Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah, who is best known for his uncanny celebrity impressions including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Kanye West, will welcome the new year with two hilarious comedy shows.
Get tickets here!

☆ New Year’s Eve Bash

December 31 at 8:00 PM
Shelby County Arts Council Gallery

This fun evening features live music by regional favorite Rollin’ in the Hay, plus hors d’ oeuvres and a champagne toast. Enjoy a unique, relaxed evening out in our beautiful little town with SCAC.
Get tickets here!


☆ 10th Annual New Year’s Eve Party

December 31 at 9:00 PM

This annual bash features live music by Trotline Band with James Miller and the County Road Band, plus party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
Get tickets here!


New Year’s Eve at Todd English P.U.B. 

December 31 
Todd English P.U.B.

Celebrate with friends in a cool, casual atmosphere. Dine on comfort foods with a creative twist before the champagne toast & appetizers at midnight.

More info here! 


Special Delivery from Santa: our December issue!

Check out a few of our favorite features online


           Freshly Minted                  See You at the Pig          The Art of Handmade
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