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9/10/2014 – 9/16/2014 




Grab a fork and knife and dig in to these local festivities featuring food trucks, traditional German fare, and the signature dishes of our city’s best chefs. You’ll find plenty of ways to take a bite out of Birmingham in the top events we’ve gathered below. 
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B-Metro Pink Party

September 25 at 5:30 PM
Aloft Hotel in Homewood

Join us for a kick-off to breast cancer awareness month and have a fabulous girls night out at our annual Pink Party held in conjunction with Susan G. Komen. You’ll enjoy:
– Free admission
– Fashion shows
– Best Dressed “Pretty in Pink” contest
– Door prizes

Don’t forget to wear pink–RSVP here! 


Empowerment Week
September 11 – 15
Various locations

The City of Birmingham’s 2nd annual Empowerment Week commemorates the city’s historic civil rights movement:
9/11 – Sept. 11 Memorial and Tribute  Day of Service Around the City
9/12 – Day of Reflection 50 Years Forward Speaker Series
9/13 – Day of Restoration Diversity Fair and International Festival
                                               Uptown Music Festival
9/14 – Day of Reconciliation Diversity Fair / Gospel Festival
9/15 – Day of Commemoration 16th Street Baptist Church memorial

Full schedule here 


Table of Hope
September 11 at 5:30 PM
The Club

Enjoy an evening of fine dining with special guest, acclaimed humorist and storyteller Barbara Dooley. This annual benefit raises funds for Urban Ministry, which serves poor and low-income individuals locally.

Tickets available here!


Brookwood Live!
Thursdays in September
Brookwood Village Mall

It’s back! Enjoy live music, dancing, and fabulous shopping every Thursday night this month.
9/11The Connection Band
9/18Nationwide Coverage
9/25The Nashville Blue Tones

More info here! 


Signature Chefs Auction
September 11 at 6:00 PM
Iron City Bham

This annual benefit for March of Dimes is a foodie’s dream. Birmingham’s finest chefs will showcase their talent by presenting their signature dishes for guests to enjoy. The event will also feature an auction with prizes in fine dining, vacation getaways, and more.

September 11 – 28
Virginia Samford Theatre

The 1960’s musical revue runs chronologically from beehive hairdos and mini skirts to free flowing hair and hippie fashion. The fast paced show features more than 40 great tunes including “Respect,” “Where Did Our Love Go?” “Proud Mary,” and many more memorable hits tied together with information about each era.


Birmingham Oktoberfest
September 11 – 13
FDSK German Culture Club

Celebrate the coming of October with this traditional German event that features German music, delicious food, and beer. This year marks the 38th anniversary of Oktoberfest in Birmingham–this is one cultural event you won’t want to miss.
Check out the menu here!


Porsche Performance Open House
September 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Tom Williams Porsche

At this open house event, you’ll enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres by Kathy G. and Co., complimentary spirits, and live entertainment. There will be valuable door prizes and a silent auction benefiting the Hydrocephalus Association with an incredible top prize: a day of Porsche Sport Driving School.

Learn more here! 


Duquette Johnston
September 12 at 7:30 PM
Alys Stephens Center

One of the most talented artists to emerge from Birmingham’s music scene, Duquette Johnston will be performing his 2013 groundbreaking release Rabbit Runs a Destiny. His show will be opened by songwriter and producer Armand Margjeka.
Check out Duquette in the July issue of B-Metro
Get your tickets here!


Dorothy McDaniel’s Open House

September 12 – 13
3300 3rd Ave South

Dorothy McDaniel has been Birmingham’s premiere floral designer for 37 years, creating gorgeous arrangements for life’s special events. Her business has moved to a new location in downtown B’ham, and you’re invited to see the new space. Stop by the open house on 9/12 from 8 AM-6 PM or 9/13 from 8 AM-4 PM.

More info here! 


Pepper Place Market
August 13 from 7 AM – 12 noon
Pepper Place

Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers, and artisans to Birmingham each week–rain or shine. While you shop, you’ll enjoy a live chef demo by Chef Jamie Pruitt of Todd English PUB and music by The OxyMorons and Grover Sheffield.
More here!


Vendor Bazaar
September 13 from 9 AM – 1:00 PM
Covenant Classical School – Pelham Campus

This fun day of shopping and sharing invites local vendors to showcase their best goods for purchase. The event raises funds for Kenna Parramore, a student at Covenant Classical School who was diagnosed with with leukemia this past June.

Show your support for Kenna here 


September 13 from 7 – 11:00 PM
Birmingham Zoo

The ZooGala is one of Birmingham’s most anticipated events, and this year’s affair boasts a cool Moroccan theme. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a Moroccan dinner and dessert, music by the 14 Karat Gold Dance Band, and plenty of dancing amongst the animals.

Reserve your spot today! 


Trucks by the Tracks
September 14 from 11 AM – 5:00 PM
Railroad Park

Trucks by the Tracks is back! Visit Railroad Park this Sunday for this free event featuring live music, entertainment, and more than 20 food trucks and carts. Some of the on-site trucks include Shindigs, Melt, Steel City Pops, Iceboox Coffee, Birmingham Fashion Truck, and Dreamcakes.  

More info here!


Sunday Afternoon Fais Do-Do
September 14 from 3 – 7:00 PM
Iron City Bham

Traditional Zydeco music returns to Birmingham for a fun afternoon featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, a dynamic Zydeco band from South Louisiana. A full Cajun buffet will be available for purchase, and kids 12 and under get in for free. 

Tickets available here! 

Gus Mayer Girls’ Night Out
September 16 from 4 – 8:00 PM
Gus Mayer at The Summit

Gus Mayer invites you to a night of fun, fashion, and furry friends as they partner with Greater Birmingham Humane Society for a fabulous girls evening out. The humane society will have animals on site for adoption, and “barktinis” and treats will be provided for fashionistas and dog lovers.

More info here! 


Iron Cinema
September 16 & 23 at 8 PM
Iron City Bham

Iron City presents a movie night and trivia series for the month of September that features films by the Coen Brothers. Each movie night will be shown on Iron City’s 240 sq. ft. HD projector screen and will be followed by trivia rounds.
9/16 Raising Arizona
9/23 The Big Lebowski

More info here! 


Forest Park Fest

September 17 – 19
Forest Park – Participating stores

Forest Park’s popular “Third Friday” monthly event is starting a day early to raise funds for Magic Moments. A few features include the “Tour de Loo” bathroom installations made by local artists and Magic Moments kids, as well as a progressive dinner that will donate a percentage of sales to Magic Moments.

Learn more + RSVP here! 


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Global Mala Yoga Project
September 20 from 8 AM – 10:00 AM
Vulcan Park & Museum

Join the 200+ people who will gather at Vulcan Park later this month for the 8th annual Global Mala, a free international yoga event promoting community awareness and service to others while benefiting Sweet Om Alabama and UAB’s Healthy Happy Kids.

Plus, don’t miss the Thursday night pre-party happening at Trim Tab Brewing Co. on 9/18 from 6-9:00 PM!

More info here!  


Bargain Costume Closet
Now through September 20
Children’s Dance Foundation

The Bargain Costume Closet is a great place to find a Halloween costume for any age or dress up clothes for your little one–and it’s all at a good price. This year marks the 9th annual closet sale, and all proceeds will benefit the CDF’s community programs.
Read about Children’s Dance Foundation in B-Metro

More info here! 


Save the date!

Magic City Miracle
September 28
Linn Park

Be one of the thousands of volunteers taking part in a day of community service that will impact countless charities, organizations, neighborhoods and citizens throughout the greater Birmingham area. Choose one of 200 local service projects happening simultaneously in one afternoon and get ready to lend a hand!

Sign up here! 


Samford University Presents

B-Published! Fiction Contest

Enter through October 15!

Are you a writer, storyteller, or avid reader? Have you ever dreamed of seeing your own written work published? In the first-ever B-Metro fiction writing contest, we invite you to submit an original story in one of our age divisions (student, college, or adult) for the chance to have your work published in our magazine.
Contest rules listed here! 

Email your story to bpublishedcontest@gmail.com

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