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2/26/2014 – 3/4/2014 




As February comes to a close, we hope you make the most of local events happening in and around town. Whether you’re feeling glamorous at a masquerade or opera gala, grooving at a concert, or getting pumped at a triathlon, there’s a little something for everyone this week in Birmingham. 
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The Best Medicine Show
February 28 at 7:00 PM
The Alabama Theatre

Students from the UAB School of Medicine will take the stage for this annual philanthropic event showcasing the students’ creative sides through live singing, dancing and acting, along with pre-recorded video skits. Profits from the event go to Equal Access Birmingham, a student-run program that operates a free primary care clinic for underserved people in the Birmingham area.

Click here to get tickets for this entertaining evening! 


Mardi Gras Masquerade
February 28 at 8:00 PM
Park Lane

Put on your finest attire and get ready to enjoy delicious drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and music that will transport you to the French Quarter.

Join the Krewe of Vulcan at this 4th annual Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser supporting Kid One Transport, which transports children and expectant mothers to necessary health care services.
Click here for ticket info! 


Birmingham Heart Ball
March 1 from 6 – 10:30 PM
Cahaba Grand Conference Center

The American Heart Association’s annual Heart Ball in Birmingham promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. Last year, the Heart Ball campaign raised over $59.7 million nationwide, allowing AHA to fund research and programs across the country and in the B’ham community.

More info & tickets here! 


Fairy Tale Ball
March 1 from 6 – 8 PM
Roy Downs Calera Library

Experience the magic as beloved stories come off the page and to life at this 6th annual free, all-ages event. This year, explore Willy Wonka’s candy factory, dance with your favorite princes, do a craft with 101 Dalmatians, and perform tricks with Oompa Loompas. There’s a little fun for everyone!
Bring your dancing shoes & imagination!


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An Evening With Carol Wall
March 20 at 6:30 PM
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Carol Wall, author of Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening, will speak at a cocktail party benefiting Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama and the Botanical Gardens.

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening is a heart-warming memoir of friendship and survival between Wall and her neighbor Giles Owita. They both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.

Click here to learn more & purchase tickets 


Team Magic Triathalon
March 2 at 8:00 AM

Whether you’re a novice multisport athlete or a seasoned pro, get ready to run, bike, and swim in this indoor triathlon. Participants will engage in a total of 55 minutes of racing–15 minutes of pool swimming, 20 minutes of spin biking, and 20 minutes of treadmill running. So, get off the couch, dust off your equipment, and get your feet wet!

Link to register here!


Collaborative Concert:

Birmingham Boys Choir & Traces of Blue
March 2 from 4 – 5:30 PM
Samford University’s Wright Center

The Birmingham Boys Choir is one of the area’s musical treasures. This weekend, the BBC is performing in collaboration with   a capella jazz ensemble Traces of Blue, an up-and-coming group that appeared on the TV show The Sing Off. Brian Vickers, bass singer and beat-boxer for Traces of Blue, is a Birmingham native and proud alumnus of the BBC.

Get your tickets here! 

BAO Oscar Party
March 2 at 6:00 PM
1814 First Avenue North

Watch the live broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards while supporting Birmingham AIDS Outreach. Put on your best campy chic attire (break out those old bridesmaid dresses!) and enjoy a red carpet walk, hors d’oeuvres & beverages, volunteer awards, and live auction items including a Cancun trip giveaway.
Get your tickets here!

Viva Italia! Gala
March 2 at 6:00 PM
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Opera Birmingham invites you to an evening of fine food and wine, live and silent auctions, exclusive performances, and much more! This annual gala is Opera Birmingham’s primary fundraiser for the year, and proceeds will fund the upcoming production of “I Pagliacci/Suor Angelica.”
The deadline to reserve your spot is TODAY–call 205-322-6737 for tickets  


An Evening With Sara Evans

March 6 at 8:00 PM at Iron City Bham 

Multi platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans is throwing an exclusive album release concert for her seventh studio album Slow Me Down, which will be the first time she will perform her new album live. All net proceeds from the concert will be split between St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Children’s of AL, and Alabama Forever.
Your ticket includes a copy of the album–purchase here! 

“Finish the Fight” Love-Love

Magic City Challenge Tennis Tournament

March 3 – 7
Participating tennis facilities

This city-wide tennis tournament is a soft-court doubles only event for ladies levels 2.5-5.3. On March 7, the Love-Love Tennis Ball will conclude the multi-day tournament and celebrate the tennis champions. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Robert E. Reed Gastrointestinal Oncology Research Foundation.

 Learn more here! 

BSC Stirling Lecture 

Pursuit of Happyness hero Chris Gardner

March 5 at 7:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern College Bruno Great Hall

Chris Gardner is the subject of the published autobiography and blockbuster movie The Pursuit of Happyness, a story chronicling his hard times and eventual comeback. In his Stirling Lecture at BSC, Gardner will share his extraordinary story illustrating the power of believing in yourself and your dreams. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more here! 


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Where you’ll find us live-blogging this week in Birmingham 

Vitalogy’s Open House Party
March 6 from 4-7:00 PM
2704 20th Street South

B-Metro Magazine, alongside two local B’ham bloggers, will be on location as we celebrate at this fun evening out at Vitalogy Wellness Center in Homewood. Meet Dr. Farah Sultan and the team of specialized providers, learn about Vitalogy’s services, and take a tour of this state-of-the-art wellness center.

Can’t be there in person? Follow B-Metro on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram and be a part of the social media celebration!

Building & Remodeling Expo
March 7 – 9
Pelham Civic Complex

The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders presents this fourth annual expo showcasingthe latest in design trends and allowing you to meet the building and remodeling professionals who can make your dream home a reality.

Next week from 3/3- 3/7, B-Metro will be giving away one family 4-pack of tickets each day at 12:00 noon on our Facebook page. Be the first to comment on the 12 PM ticket giveaway post to win!

The B-Metro blog team will be on location March 7 from 12 noon – 3:00 PM. 
Can’t be there in person? Follow B-Metro on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram and be a part of the social media celebration! 


Schoolhouse Rock
March 7 from 7 – 11:00 PM
Iron City

Join 700 of your closest friends at this 9th annual fundraising event, where all proceeds benefit Cornerstone Schools of Alabama, a non-profit school dedicated to serving Birmingham’s inner city kids. Go out for some live music by Teenage Daddy, beverages, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, and fun giveaways. 

 Get ready to rock for a good cause! 


BAEA Silent Auction
March 7 from 5 – 8 PM
Daniel George Restaurant

Join the Birmingham Art Education Association for its 2nd annual silent auction. Guests will enjoy bidding on items including artwork, jewelry, gift certificates, Birmingham Barons tickets, yoga classes, museum memberships and more. The event is free, and proceeds raised from the auction will support professional development workshops for local art educators.
Learn more & ticket info here!

Chili Cook-Off
March 8 from 10 AM – 3:00 PM
Colonial Brookwood Village

This 10th annual all-ages event invites you to enjoy good food and good times supporting The Exceptional Foundation, which provides social and recreational activities to mentally and physically challenged individuals after they reach age 21. This year, 100 teams will be competing with their signature chili recipes, which attendees will get to sample and vote for their favorites.

Diamonds for Life Gala
March 8
Cahaba Grand Conference Center

This Kid One Transport gala honoring Boatwright Companies will feature a cocktail hour with live music from The Rhythms, a silent and live auction, and a seated dinner and program honoring Shane and Alexa Boatright for their long standing support of Kid One. Guests will be entered into the Bromberg’s diamond drawing for a chance to win a beautiful diamond piece.

Contact Matt Holdbrooks for ticket information

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