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4/30/2014 – 5/6/2014 




Gather your friends and family and experience these cool local events. From art fundraisers to farmers’ markets, you can give back to the community while getting a little something for yourself, too. Plus, celebrate Cinco de Mayo in B’ham with plenty of fun fiesta-tivities! 
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B-Metro’s “Power of Women” Event
May 8 from 5 – 7:00 PM
Vino in English Village

Join B-Metro as we celebrate the outstanding women featured in our May issue. Women and men are invited to attend this free premier networking event, which will include complimentary food, a cash bar, and door prizes.

We will be live streaming the event on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram along with Javacia Bowser (See Jane Write) and Kelli Taylor (Daniel Taylor Photography). Big thanks to our sponsors, Alabama Power, Cadillac, & Vino! 

RSVP here! 


Birmingham Barons vs. Mobile BayBears
Today through May 4
Regions Field

The 2013 season proved to be one of the most memorable in the long and storied history of Birmingham baseball as the Barons celebrated their return to downtown with the franchise’s 14th Championship. Cheer on the Barons as they play against the Mobile BayBears.
 Click here for the full schedule! 

Rey of Hope Dinner & Auction
May 1 at 5:30 PM
The Club

The Rey of Hope Dinner & Auction celebrates the work of Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School while raising funds for the school’s future endeavors. The fundraiser includes dinner and both a live and silent auction.
More info & tickets here! 


Fiesta Ball
May 1 at 6:00 PM
B&A Warehouse

Join the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center for this annual Cinco de Mayo themed party supporting a great cause. Enjoy Mexican food and drinks, a silent auction, and live music by Nathan Angelo as you support the CCC.

Get advance tickets here! 


Off the Wall 
May 1 from 6 – 8:00 PM
Rosewood Hall in Soho

This 6th annual event will showcase an amazing exhibit by local photographers that guests will have the chance to bid on to take “off the wall.” As you browse the art, enjoy wine and food by Soho area restaurants. Proceeds benefit Gateway, which provides counseling, intervention, education, prevention, and foster care to families in crisis.
Get tickets here!

Salsa de Mayo
May 1 at 6:00 PM
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo without waiting for a table! Join the BBG Junior Board for this fun, educational twist on the May 5th tradition. Enjoy  imported beer and tasty margaritas as you learn how to make your own gourmet salsa with a cooking lesson from professional chef Lori Sours, co-founder of the Salsa Senorita line.

More info here! 


La Cage aux Folles
May 1 – 18
Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better or worse, get a bit of both when Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is that Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer. 

Get tickets here! 


Stock & Trade Grand Opening
May 2 from 10 AM – 8:00 PM
Stock & Trade Design Co.

Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the grand opening of Homewood’s new 20,000 square foot home decor and furniture store. The ribbon cutting will happen at 12 noon, and attendees will enjoy a 20% savings on popular brands all day. Plus, you can enter to win one of many fabulous door prizes, including gift cards and a 5×8 Surya rug ($600 value).
Check out Stock & Trade in the 2014 Decorators’ Show House happening now through May 11–click here for photos!
More on Stock & Trade here!

Spring Into Artwalk
May 2 from 4 – 8:00 PM
Downtown Montevallo

For this spring artwalk, artists will set up booths along Main Street and down the university promenade to display and sell their work. Demonstrations will include chainsaw artists Andy Cummings and Shane Welch along with community theatre group Pillowfort, all amidst a casual, street party atmosphere. 

More info here! 


Relax by the Tracks

May 2 from 5 – 7:00 PM 
Railroad Park 

Relax by the Tracks is back! This free after-work concert series is hosted by Railroad Park Foundation’s Junior Board and is open to the general public. Hear the best in local music while enjoying food and drinks from the Boxcar Cafe. It starts back this Friday evening with musical guests Ian Hoppe of Jasper Coal and Terry Ohms


Tails in the Trails
May 2 from 6:30 – 10:30 PM
Birmingham Zoo

Adults 21 and up are invited to enjoy live music, appetizers, animal greetings, a photo booth and a cash bar at the Birmingham Zoo Junior Board’s fourth annual event. Proceeds will benefit the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, the new black bear exhibit coming to the Birmingham Zoo.

Tickets available here! 


Bards & Brews
May 2 at 6:30 PM
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

This monthly poetry open mic night and beer tasting invites local poets to come out and perform their works for a crowd. This month’s event will celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Guests are encouraged to share their favorite Shakespearean lines or their own verses inspired by Shakespeare. 

Check it out here! 


Free Parenting Conference
May 2 – 3
St. Vincent’s Birmingham

This free weekend conference will feature tips, insights and suggestions from DayStar Counseling Ministries’ parenting experts. Two seminars will cover topics “Intentional Parenting” and “Raising Boys and Girls,” named after two award-winning parenting books written by DayStar authors. These conference speakers will teach parents the ins and outs on practical parenting strategies.

More info & registration here! 


Cinco de Mayo Sidewalk Sale
May 2 – 5
The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Join The Shops for a colorful celebration in honor of Cinco de Mayo. In addition to four days of special sales and discounts on some of the brightest fashions for summer, The Shops will host a celebration of Hispanic culture with a mini-event on 5/4 from 1 – 5:00 PM.
Shop & celebrate here! 

Pepper Place Market
May 3 from 7 AM – 12 noon
Pepper Place

It’s back! Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers and artisans to Birmingham each week–rain or shine. See what’s new to the market this season as you experience the freshest in Alabama goods. This week, enjoy live music by Old Fashioned Rhythm Method while you shop.
More here!


East Lake Market
Starts back May 3
7753 1st Avenue South

The East Lake Market reopens this Saturday from 8 AM – 12 noon with the Strawberry Festival! Join them on opening day and enjoy some free strawberry shortcake as you experience the smooth sounds of Marvin McCombs and Wayne Brown’s jazz guitar and piano.

More info here! 


Lucy & Ruby’s Brainy Day
May 3 from 10 AM – 2:00 PM

New Merkle Community Center

This 2nd annual family-friendly fundraiser for UAB was started by Lucy, age 9, and Ruby, age 7, who lost their dad to brain cancer last year. This event will feature food trucks, fresh lemonade, live music, Steel City Pops, games and more to benefit Wheeling for Hope, which aids brain cancer research and patient support services at UAB.

Let ’em know you’re coming here! 


CahabaQue BBQ Cook Off
May 3 from noon – 5:00 PM
Cahaba Brewing Co.

Sample great tasting barbeque, enjoy live entertainment, drink Cahaba Brewing’s craft brews, and vote for your favorite cook team to win the coveted “People’s Choice Award” at this all-ages event. Proceeds will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.
Tickets available here!


Museum Ball: La Ville Magique
May 3 at 5:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art‘s 2014 Museum Ball will take inspiration from the current Delacroix exhibition. Funds raised from this annual ball will allow the BMA to continue to provide educational and community outreach through art.

More info & tickets here! 


Iron City Grill is hosting a Kentucky Derby Bourbon Brunch Saturday, May 3rd! The Grill will open its doors at 12pm featuring a special brunch menu created by chef William Rogers in honor of the derby. Come enjoy Iron City Grill’s Eggs Benedict, Shrimp and grits, a full Bloody Mary Bar, Mint Juleps and Old Fashioneds made with Bulleit Bourbon.

Cinco en Tres
May 3 – 5
Cantina Tortilla Grill

Cantina Tortilla Grill is excited to announce that this signature event is coming soon with three days of festivities. Stop by during the fun for drink specials and live music by DJ COCO, DJ Stevo, Ona Watson & Champagne, and the Amazing Live Sea Monkeys.

More on Cantina here! 


B’ham Rocks 4th Anniversary Bash
May 3 at 9:00 PM
Bottletree Cafe

Celebrate four years of sharing great music in Birmingham at this anniversary bash! Come out early to hear DJ LeeJ from Birmingham Mountain Radio’s Sweet Science Radio. The night also features Roshambeaux and the Birmingham debut of Barefoot Moses.

Get your tickets here! 


Eco-Wheels: A Green Car Expo
May 4 from 10 AM – 5:00 PM
Railroad Park

Alabama’s only green and alternative vehicle show returns to Birmingham! This year’s event will feature the latest trends in alternative transportation including hybrids, natural gas and electric vehicles, and bicycles.Eco-Wheels is a family-friendly event that is free and open to the public.

More info here!

Red Trunk Riot
May 4 at 2:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

Get ready for a fun Sunday afternoon at this fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Attendees will enjoy food from several local food trucks, discounted Avondale beers with an event cup, and live music featuring Simone Durand Trio.
Tickets available here!

23rd Annual Arty Party
May 4 from 3 – 6:00 PM
B&A Warehouse

This long-standing art auction is presented by and benefits Birmingham AIDS Outreach. Each year, Arty Party celebrates a featured artist; this year’s featured artist is Nall, an internationally known artist from Alabama. The reception will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine, and a cash bar.

More info & tickets available here! 


Stilettos and Cufflinks
May 6 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
The Wine Loft

Mark your calendars for evening where fashion steps up and steps out! WAVE, INC. announces this inaugural event presented by Aware Cosmetics in partnership with Gentleman Jack & Grey Goose and B-Metro Magazine. Well-dressed guests will enjoy red carpet photos, exquisite door prizes, featured fashion and beauty trends, and hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.  

RSVP here! 

Earth Month Art Party + Silent Auction
May 15 from 5 – 7:00 PM
Tonya Jones SalonSpa – English Village

Rescheduled for May 15! Join Tonya Jones for this fun party that raises funds for the Cahaba River Society. Don’t miss all the fun this event offers: a live DJ, “selfie stop” photo station, complimentary food & wine, swag bags, complimentary hand/chair massages, and fabulous art & auction items. 


The B-Metro blog team will be on site broadcasting the event LIVE on social media–join us live or online to keep up with the fun! 

 Ticket info here! 

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