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5/14/2014 – 5/20/2014 




It’s the season for exploring the sights and sounds of Birmingham with the people you love most. From free movie screenings to BBQ cook-offs to the longstanding tradition of Do Dah Day, you’ll want to bring the whole family along for this week’s local events.  
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Regions Tradition
Today through May 18
Shoal Creek

This annual golf tournament kicks off today at Shoal Creek golf course. Enjoy the classic tournament while tasting food from the new 2014 menu, and don’t miss the Celebrity Showdown, featuring local celebs like Coach Nick Saban, Coach Gus Malzahn, and even Charles Barkley.
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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! 

WildSouth Music Fundraiser
May 15 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

Join WildSouth and lift your glass for the wilderness! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, this fundraising event features great raffle prizes and live music by Ben Trexel & Friends, Ben Walker, Amacio Flavor, and Krymson Wyte to benefit Alabama Wilderness Rangers.
More info here!

La Cage aux Folles
May 15 – 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!


Beer on the Back Porch
May 16 from 6 – 10:00 PM
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

There is no better way to start your weekend than with delicious food, cold drinks and live music by Motel Ice Machine. Come relax and support Ruffner on its back porch as you enjoy dinner and brews from Back Forty Beer Co.

More here!

Flicks Among the Flowers
May 16 at 7:30 PM
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

This free movie screening series debuts with a film from the BB Gardens’ first decade: the 1964 installment of the James Bond franchise, Goldfinger. Bring a blanket, find a seat on the lawn, and enjoy a unique themed menu available for purchase by Kathy G & Co. as you watch this classic film.
Check out the full menu & get more info here!


The Joy Formidable
May 16 at 8:00 PM
Iron City Bham

Celebrate Iron City‘s first year of music with this special concert. The Joy Formidable were special guests for Passion Pit’s sold-out show at Iron City, and people are still talking about their insane performance. Now, the band is back for round two.  

Get your tickets here!

Vulcan’s Underpants
May 16 – 17
Fifth Avenue Antiques

Comedy troupe ETC Bham’s hilarious improv comedy show is back this weekend–get your tickets for the adults shows at 8 PM each night, or bring the kids out to the family-friendly show at 2 PM on Sunday. The show features comedy games in the style of Whose Line is it Anyway?
Get your tickets here!

Pepper Place Market
May 17 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 Clif Holt of Little Savannah and live music by Herb Trotman.
More here!


Zoo Run
May 17 at 7:30 AM
Birmingham Zoo

Run wild through the Birmingham Zoo in this annual 5K race, which benefits Painted Dog Conservation this year. The 5K is open to all ages and levels, and a kids’ fun run is also available. All race participants will enjoy free admission to the Zoo for the rest of the day.

Cahaba Lily Festival
May 17 starting at 9:00 AM
West Blocton, AL

This annual festival begins with indoor nature presentations and ends with a celebration surrounded by the Cahaba lilies. Rent a canoe and canoe amongst the lilies, or enjoy artwork and nature-themed crafts. The day ends with a storytelling event and dulcimer concert.
More info here!

Do Dah Day
May 17 at 11:01 AM
Caldwell Park & Rhodes Park

Do Dah Day is one of Birmingham’s oldest and most cherished springtime events. The family and pet-friendly event kicks off with the parade, which will be followed by live music at both parks, an awesome kids’ area, and plenty of fun for the whole family.
Learn more here!

Smart Art Festival
May 17 at 11:00 AM
Boutwell Auditorium

This free youth arts festival highlights the many types of cultural arts events that nonprofit organizations offer during the summer. Bring your family and enjoy the food truck food court, games, entertainment, and performances by various  cultural groups here in Birmingham.
More info here!

Rajun Cajun Festival
May 17 starting at 12:00 PM
Ross Mountain Adventures in Heflin, AL

The inaugural Rajun Cajun Festival is an outdoor music and food event featuring American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, Ryan Robertson, Joshua Travis, Young Sullivan, and Buck Wild. The event is hosted by and benefits Hollis Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department.
Ticket info here!

When Pigs Fly! Kosher BBQ Cook-off
May 18 from 11 AM – 3:00 PM

This 5th annual festival hosted by Temple Beth-El is the only Kosher BBQ cook-off in Alabama. Celebrity judges will select the best entries in each category, while attendees can sample food and vote for the “People’s Choice” award. 
Find out more here!

Birmingham Boys Choir Spring Concert
May 18 at 4:00 PM
Covenant Presbyterian Church

This 36th annual spring concert will feature the Birmingham Boys Choir performing works by Handel, Mendelssohn, and Britten. The BBC will also be accompanied by a jazz trio at this concert that is free and open to the public.

More info & tickets here! 


Porsche Macan Launch Party
May 22 from 5 – 7:30 PM
Tom Williams Porsche

Join Tom Williams Porsche for the launch of the new Porsche Macan SUV. Bid in the live and silent auctions for exclusive prizes, including the chance to attend Porsche Sport Driving School. Guests will also enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and spirits from Kathy G & Co. as well as live entertainment.

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