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11/12/2014 – 11/18/2014 




Whether you’re slipping into your black-tie best or your favorite pair of blue jeans, get yourself ready for some of Birmingham’s largest fundraiser galas of the year. You’ll find out that doing good has never felt more fabulous. 

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Dance for Down Syndrome
November 13 from 6 – 8:00 PM

Bashinsky Field House – Samford University


Get ready to bust a move at this charity dance event. At this community-wide celebration, individuals with developmental delays interact with members of the Birmingham community for a fun night of dancing to support nonprofit Unless U.

More info here! 


Grand Christmas Tree Lighting
November 13 from 6 – 8:00 PM
The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Kick off the 2014 Christmas season with your friends and family at this free, festive celebration. Activities include appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, a photo factory, face painters and balloon artists, a holiday train, and performances by Alabama Ballet, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Red Mountain Theatre Co. and more.
Learn more here!

Blue Jeans & Baskets Bash
November 13 from 6:30 – 9 PM
B&A Warehouse

Formerly known as the 5 Alarm Gala, this annual benefit for the Firehouse Shelter includes complimentary food & drink, live entertainment by Seventh Avenue South Band, and 50+ incredible baskets, vacations, and pearl jewelry to be raffled off to attendees.
Tickets are still available here!

Illuminations Ball
November 14 at 6:00 PM
Cahaba Grand Conference Center

This black-tie optional gala directly benefits Children’s of Alabama and includes a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and music by Big Daddy’s New Band. Plus, be sure to visit Children’s through 12/5 to view the Illuminations Christmas tree displays in the lobbies.
Info + tickets available here!

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Human Rights Awards Dinner 

November 14 at 6:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel Downtown

This annual event recognizes individuals for their service to civil and human rights causes around the world. Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute as it honors this year’s recipient, Dr. C.T. Vivian, distinguished author, organizer, and civil rights pioneer.
Learn more here!

TumTum Tree Foundation Wine Auction Weekend
November 14 – 15
Country Club of Birmingham

Wine lovers, you can’t miss this 25th anniversary event featuring the finest in wine. This weekend-long benefit includes a wine tasting & silent auction followed by the private winemakers dinner on Friday, 11/14. The 25th annual black-tie dinner and live auction will take place Saturday, 11/15.
Tickets available here!


Seed to Cup Benefit Dinner
November 14 at 6:30 PM
Avon Theater

More than just a coffee shop, Seeds Coffee is also a nonprofit organization that is the host and beneficiary of this inaugural dinner. Funds raised at this dinner will support Seeds’ yearly local and global projects.  

Learn more about the cause here!


How the Grinch Stole Christmas
November 14 – 15

Where will the Grinch steal Christmas next? The stage musical version of this classic Dr. Seuss story is on tour and will be performing in Birmingham this weekend only. Bring your family and enjoy this much-loved Christmas tale as it comes to life.
Get your tickets here!

Once Upon a Mattress
November 14 – 16
Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre

 If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise. Chances are, you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Young artists (age 7-14) perform in this charming adaptation for kids.
Get tickets here!

Black Jacket Symphony in Abbey Road
November 14 at 7:00 PM
Historic Ritz Theatre in Talladega

Black Jacket Symphony is famously known for recreating legendary classic rock albums note for note. Take a trip to Talladega this weekend to hear the BJS as they perform The Beatles’ classic album Abbey Road.

Get your tickets before they’re gone! 


Bottletree’s 8th Anniversary Bash
November 14 at 8:00 PM
Bottletree Cafe

Birmingham’s favorite music discovery venue is turning eight, and you’re invited to celebrate. Join the party as you hear live music by Nowhere Squares, Dan Sartain, and Glories.
Get tickets here!

Dirt Dash 5K
November 15 at 8:30 AM
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

At this 3rd annual run/walk, both serious runners and casual walkers will enjoy taking paths through Alabama’s largest living museum, the Botanical Gardens. Funds raised will benefit The Gardens’ educational programs.
Register here!

Mingle & Jingle
November 15 from 10 AM – 7:00 PM
Pelham Civic Complex

This Christmas market hosted by the Shelby County Moms Guide invites you to a day of arts, crafts, concessions, decorations, gifts, and shopping for the holiday season. Bring your children along to get free professional pictures taken with Santa Claus.
Check out participating vendors here!

Straight No Chaser
November 15 at 8:00 PM
The Alabama Theatre

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs, think again. Straight No Chaser is neither strait-laced nor straight-faced; rather, these guys are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.

Get tickets to see them live here! 


World Oyama Karate Championship
November 16 starting at 1:30 PM
Samford University

One of the world’s premier martial arts championships is taking place this weekend in Birmingham, and you’re invited to watch the karate knockdown competition. Funds raised will benefit The Bell Center, which supports young children with developmental risks.

More info here! 


Science Cafe
November 18 from 6 – 8:00 PM
John’s City Diner

Science geeks and novices, join McWane Science Center for its monthly Science Cafe, which features an exciting presentation, lively discussion, and a little science trivia. This month’s topic is “The Science of Meteorology“with guest speaker J.P. Dice, Meteorologist at Fox 6 News.
More info here!


Iron Bowl Kick-off Party
November 20 from 5:30 – 8 PM
Tom Williams Porsche

You’re invited to this fabulous event celebrating the launch of the new 2015 Porsche Cayenne. Enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres by Kathy G and Co., complimentary spirits, and live entertainment. Bid in live and silent auctions for incredible prizes, including an exclusive Porsche Sport Driving School experience.  

The B-Metro blog team will be on air live blogging at the event–be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that night!


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