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3/5/2014 – 3/11/2014 




Warmer weather is on its way (we hope for good!), and this week’s events offer all kinds of ways to celebrate. From a rock ‘n roll fundraiser, to a chili cook-off, to an Olympics-themed festival, we hope you make the most of Birmingham’s community events.  
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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! 


Cheers to the Coosa Dinner
March 6 at 6:30 PM
Stones Throw Bar & Grill

Reserve your spot here!

Good People

March 6-8, 13-16, and 20-22

Theatre Downtown

Good People is the Tony-nominated story of Margie, a down-on-her-luck single mother living on the mean streets of South Boston. However, when fate brings her face to face with an old boyfriend from high school, she may have a chance to get herself out of the gutter, once and for all.

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Bards, Brews, & Haiku
March 7 at 6:30 PM
Birmingham Public Library – Central

Enjoy the usual poetry reading and beer sampling of “Bards & Brews,” but this time with a twist. Attendees will also enjoy Haiku readings, sake tastings, and music by Andy Harris. Plus, Japanese crafts will be for sale to raise funds for the restoration of Miss Iwate, the Japanese friendship doll that has been on display at the BPL since 1928.
Learn more here!

War Horse Ticket Giveaway!
Now through March 18

The much-anticipated Tony award-winning production of War Horse arrives in Birmingham this month, and B-Metro is giving some of our lucky B-There subscribers the chance to see the show live on March 19 on us!

We have a limited number of ticket pairs that we are giving away–click the link below, and if you’re quick enough, claim your free pair of tickets!
Use access code: b-metro


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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 local B’ham bloggers Javacia Harris Bowser (See Jane Write) and Kelli Taylor (Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography), 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. The B-Metro blog team will be on location March 7 from 12 noon – 3:00 PM. Join us alongside local bloggers Beth Bryan (Unskinny Boppy) and Erin Dunavant (SWAG Home Staging & Design).

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!

Hansel & Gretel
March 7 – 9

Birmingham Ballet’s production of Hansel & Gretel brings together a delicious mix of eccentric characters, colorful images, exciting dancing, humorous moments, and a triumphant happy ending. The ballet is set to the music of Humperdink’s masterpiece which features rich orchestrations and memorable melodies.
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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.

Spirit of Sochi
March 8 from 11 AM – 3:00 PM
Lakeshore Foundation

At this free, public family festival, watch the opening ceremonies of the Winter Paralympic Games from Sochi, Russia on large screen TVs. Try interactive games featuring several Olympic & Paralympic sports, plus enjoy great food from Birmingham’s food trucks and get autographs from Alabama Olympians and Parlympians.
Click here to learn more!

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

Comedy Fundraiser Gala
March 8 from 7 – 10:00 PM
Vulcan Park & Museum

Join ALLA, Inc. for this second annual fundraiser that is sure to bring lots of laughs for a great cause. This year’s event stars comedian Sir Walt, seen on BET’s Comic View and at Birmingham’s Comedy Club Stardome.
Click here for ticket info!

UAB’s Festival of Ten-Minute Plays
March 10 – 15
Alys Stephens Center

This popular 11th annual festival is presented by Theatre UAB and features eight new plays that are off the grid in originality. Each play is super short and is written, directed and acted by students, staff and faculty.

Get your tickets here! 


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