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5/7/2014 – 5/13/2014 



Whether you jam out to southern rock, sing along to show tunes, or kick back and relax to blues, music is everywhere this week in Birmingham. Start your weekend early with our Power of Women event happening tomorrow night at Vino! 
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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!

MayFest Carnival
May 7 – 11
Outlet Shops of Grand River

The carnival is coming to The Shops! This five day event features 14 carnival rides–including a giant slide–and traditional carnival food for guests to enjoy. Best of all, a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Leeds Education Foundation, which supports local education endeavors.
More info here!


Light Dreams II
May 8 – 10
Alys Stephens Center

Put on your 3D glasses and experience the ASC building’s transformation into a moving, morphing, animated 3D masterpiece. This free celebration of digital projection, art, and music will thrill with digital light shows, a dance video, and a projection game.

More info & video here!

AlaBev Guitar-Beer-Que
May 9 at 5:00 PM
Regions Field Club Lounge

This first annual event kicks off with AlaBev’s unveiling of exclusive beer offerings brought in by breweries from around the world. In addition to the unique brews coming in, local music will keep the crowd celebrating through the night. The event will benefit Alabama Forever.

Find out more here!


May 9 at 6:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

This free outdoor music festival is the official kickoff party for the 2014 Motherwalk benefiting the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Enjoy food trucks, a kids’ zone, and live music by Trey Lewis, Clinton Babers, Sassy Brown Band, Brent Thompson Overdrive, and Gabriel Tajeu.
More info here!


Jason Isbell
May 9 at 8:00 PM
Alabama Theatre

Alabama favorite Jason Isbell will be performing his latest album Southeastern this Friday night at the historic Alabama Theatre. Plus, the musician will be joined by special guests Langhorne Slim and The Law. Get your tickets before they’re all gone!


Mamma Mia!
May 9 – 10

In this Broadway smash hit, a bride-to-be’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love and friendship.
Get your tickets here!


Pepper Place Market
May 10 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. This week, enjoy a live cooking demo by Chef Alex Castro of Cantina and live music by Shotgun Troubadours and Marc Gunn.
More here!


Girls on the Run 5K
May 10 at 8:00 AM
Crestline Village

This race is open to the community, and all runners, walkers, ages and levels are welcome. Joining the race will be over 200 participants of the Girls on the Run program, which inspires young girls to take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. Afterwards, there will be snacks, music, dancing, and kids’ activities.
Read about Girls on the Run in B-Metro!
Register here


Motherwalk 5K
May 10 at 9:00 AM
Crestline Village

Be a mother runner! This 11th annual 5K and Fun Run benefits the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Celebrate our ovarian cancer survivors and remember those we miss at the race, which will be followed by activities, food, music, and fun for all.
Register here!


Barber Food Truck Rally
May 10 from 11 AM – 3:00 PM
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Where else can you eat tons of great food and tour one of Birmingham’s coolest museums than at the inaugural Barber Food Truck Rally? The event benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation and features food trucks by Dreamcakes, Cantina, Melt, Nola Ice, Off the Hook, Slice, and more.
More info here!


Cool Spaces, Downtown Places
May 10 from 1 – 5:00 PM
Downtown Loft District

REV Birmingham presents this second annual walking tour of Birmingham’s Loft District. Join REV as they take a stroll through Downtown Birmingham’s coolest “live, work, & play” spaces just in time for National Historic Preservation Month. After the tour, stop by one of the other cool local events happening downtown.
Events of the day & tickets available here!


Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies
May 10 at 8:00 PM
Samford University’s Wright Center

Bring the kids or just the young at heart for an Alabama Symphony Orchestra tribute to the music of Disney films both classic and new. Four talented vocalists will bring everyone’s favorite songs to life as scenes from the films play overhead at this Red Diamond SuperPOPS! series show.

Buy tickets here!


May 10
Iron Horse Cafe

Join the Magic City Parrot Head Club for this annual barbeque lunch fundraiser. Take part in a huge silent auction or one of the smaller raffles and enjoy local entertainer Jeff Tyler singing live Jimmy Buffet tunes to benefit Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
More info here!


Birmingham Barons vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
May 10 – 14
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 Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
Click here for the full schedule!


Blues and Jazz: A Tribute To Mothers
May 11 at 7:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

This special concert is a way of saying thank you to the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, teachers and other women for the many hats that they wear. This event will feature some of Alabama’s hottest acts including the Rob Harris Band, Elnora Spencer, Sassy Brown, and more along with several spoken word artists.


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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