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2/19/2014 – 2/25/2014 




We are digging the variety of local art openings happening this week in Birmingham, not to mention great opportunities to honor Black History Month locally. Plus, gala season kicks off with a couple of incredible fundraising balls (you may even see a familiar face at one of them!). Check it all out below!

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Picture Perfect Proposal
Vote through February 19
Jamm Entertainment Services

The finalists have been announced, and now it’s up to YOU to determine which Birmingham engaged couple will win a deluxe photo booth service from JAMM Entertainment Services for their wedding reception. Be sure to “like” JAMM on Facebook and vote for your favorite proposal story!
Vote here!

Tonya Jones SalonSpa Grand Opening

February 20 at 4:00 PM
Tonya Jones SalonSpa English Village

Local salon superstar Tonya Jones has opened her second location in Mountain Brook’s English Village, and B-Metro is helping the team celebrate! Join us in person or online for our social media broadcast of the big event. B-Metro will be joined by local bloggers Abby Hathorn and Tracy James for our first-ever live blogging of this event.

Attendees will enjoy fabulous giveaways, free hair consultations, spa mini treatments, live entertainment by DJ Lee, wine & cheese, 20% off all Aveda products and more! It all kicks off with the official ribbon cutting at 4 PM with the mayor of Mountain Brook.

Phenomenal Woman: African American Read-In
February 20 from 6 – 8:00 PM
Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO)

Join See Jane Write in honoring Black History Month by participating in this annual read-in. This year’s theme, “Phenomenal Woman,” named for the famous Maya Angelou poem, invites attendees to read a poem, speech, essay, or book excerpt authored by an African American woman. This event is for everyone–all ages, genders, and races are invited to attend.
Click here for more info & to register!

Black History Month Program
February 20 at 6:00 PM
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Honor Black History Month this Thursday at the BCRI with this program that is free and open to the public. This year’s forum is titled “What are the Civil Rights Issues in 21st Century America?” and will take place in the Rev. Abraham L. Woods, Jr. Community Meeting Room.
See the full schedule of BCRI Black History Month events here


Ignite Preview Party
February 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Tom Williams Porsche

This special event offers guests an exclusive preview of featured items to be auctioned at the 27th Annual Birmingham Heart Ball on Mar. 1. Enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres by Kathy G and Co., complimentary spirits, and live entertainment among some stunning cars.

For more information, please call 205-510-1520.

Meet the Artists Reception
February 21 from 5 – 8:00 PM
Aldridge Gardens Gallery

Many call former Hoover teacher Soon-Bok Lee Sellers the most inspiring art educator and arts advocate in Alabama of the last 50 years. Through March 24, more than a dozen of her former students, now artists, will proudly display their work at Aldridge Gardens. Meet these artists–and their inspiration–this Friday.  

Learn more about the exhibit here! 


      Highway to Hell The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Show at Iron City  

February 21 at 8:00 PM at Iron City Bham 

EXCLUSIVE OFFER for B-There subscribers! Iron City is offering a special promotional code for their AC/DC tribute show.
 Use code Thunderstruck when purchasing a ticket through the Iron City website to purchase your ticket for only $7 ($15 value!).
Click here to purchase tickets!

Eddie Powell Art Opening
February 21 from 5 – 8:00 PM
Four Seasons Gallery

Four Seasons Gallery, located in downtown Homewood, is proud to announce an art opening for Birmingham artist Eddie Powell, whose bright and textured paintings are desirably refreshing and easy to cherish. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, music and wine, and be the first to see Eddie’s newest collection. 

More on Four Seasons here! 


DELACROIX Preview Party
February 21 from 6 – 10:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art

DELACROIX has arrived in Birmingham! At this party, get to know Delacroix, the leader of Romanticism, in a lecture by the BMA’s new curator of European art, Robert Schindler. You’ll also enjoy an evening of French food, fine wine, live music, and a preview of this acclaimed exhibition before it opens to the public.

Learn more here!  


A Night Under the Big Top
February 21 at 8:00 PM
The Club

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, prepare for Glenwood’s 10th annual fundraiser gala. This circus-themed event features casino games, food and drinks, door prizes, live music from The Undergrounders, and a silent auction with exclusive items. All proceeds from the event benefit programs & services for children with autism at Glenwood.  

Click here for more info & tickets! 


Alabama Ballet’s Romeo + Juliet
February 21 – 23
Samford University Wright Center

Choreographed by associate artistic director and resident choreographer Roger Van Fleteren, this seductive story traces the journey of two star-crossed lovers whose innocence and profound love tragically seals their fates. Don’t miss one of the stunning performances by our state’s resident professional ballet company.
Click here to learn more & get tickets!

Run or Walk 5K Fundraiser
February 22 at 8:00 AM
Heardmont Park

This 3rd annual fundraiser is hosted by and benefits the UAB Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA), which raises money to provide students with scholarships for books, supply the local community sites, and enable students to attend OT national conferences.

Register through 2/21 here! 


Intergalactic Art Bash
February 22 from 7 – 10:00 PM
3009 3rd Avenue South

Magic City Art Connection invites you to blast off to the future for Art Bash 2014. Art Bash is never in the same place twice, making each year a fun, new discovery for everyone in attendance. Come see how another cool Birmingham space will be transformed Art Bash-style. This year’s party promises to be out of this galaxy!

Click here for more info & tickets! 


Jazz Cat Ball
February 22 from 7:00 PM – midnight
Old Car Heaven

This 3rd annual event benefits the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. This premier event promises to bring back the Mardi Gras atmosphere through a taste of New Orleans by 15 of Birmingham’s finest restaurants, the dancing sounds of Streetcar, the Milo’s Famous Tea gaming casino, a live and silent auction, and much more.

B-Metro’s own Joe O’Donnell is a Cajun cook-off judge! 


Red Nose Ball
February 22
Cahaba Grand Conference Center

This 22nd annual ball is Camp Smile-A-Mile’s largest fundraising event each year. Attendees will enjoy a seated dinner with a live auction followed by dancing and music. There is also a silent auction that people may browse during the cocktail hour before dinner. This year’s event expects more than 1,000 guests.


Ovarian Cycle Ride to Change the Future
February 23 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The OCRF Ovarian Cycle Ride to Change the Future® is a 6-hour indoor cycling event dedicated to raising funds to support much-needed ovarian cancer research. This will be an unforgettable day complete with food, refreshments, and other surprises in an energy-filled room packed with people riding for the cause.
Register here!


A Bridal Affair Bridal Show
February 23 at 1:00 PM
The Harbert Center

Calling all brides-to-be! Join The Harbert Center for its 6th annual bridal show this weekend. Attendees will enjoy learning more about The Harbert Center as it is showcased along with select bridal vendors. Hors d’oeuvres will also be provided at the event.
RSVP here!

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! 

You’ll our February issue! 
Just a few of our favorite feature stories from this month’s issue 

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