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The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living


“Use Your Noodle,” B-Metro Magazine, February 2016
February 24 through March 1, 2016


This week, celebrate music with the Birmingham Opera Gala at the Florentine and electrifying shows at the Alys Stephens Center and Lyric Theatre. Support Camp Smile-A-Mile in your fanciest attire at the Red Nose Ball, enjoy an enchanting performance of Sleeping Beauty from Birmingham Ballet, and so much more. See you around, Birmingham!

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Roberto Plano
February 25, 7:30 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall at Samford University
First-prize winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Plano lives in Italy and teaches regularly at the new Accademia Musicale Varesina he founded. He has been described as the “Pavarotti of the Piano” for his lyricism. You won’t want to miss his show!







February 26, 6-9 p.m.
Shift-1910 3rd Avenue North
Artists Amy Pleasant and Jamorris Rivers have collaborated on a project that brings together Pleasant’s drawings of the body in motion with Rivers’ choreography and dance.The performance will take place at Shift, a satellite space in downtown Birmingham serving as a platform for contemporary art.







Birmingham Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
February 26-28
The BJCC Theatre
Be enchanted by Princess Aurora, spellbound by fairies, and thrilled by Prince Florimund in his battle to overcome the evil spell cast
upon his beloved. In her distinctive captivating style,
choreographer Cindy Free weaves traditional elements of this
favored ballet with fresh innovation of her own.







A Taste of Avondale and Forest Park
February 26, 7-10 p.m.
Sozo Trading Co., 4 41st Street South
Meet and greet the pioneers who have made Avondale and Forest Park what it is today. Guests will enjoy live music as local restaurateurs and brewers showcase their signature foods, cocktails, and beverages during a tasting competition. Proceeds support REV Birmingham and the Avondale/Forest Park streetscape plan.







Opera Birmingham Gala
February 26, 6-10 p.m.
The Florentine
Celebrate 61 years of Grand Opera in Birmingham and meet famed modern-day composer, Ricky Ian Gordon, who will present a cabaret-style performance of musical selections. The evening begins with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction, followed by a seated dinner prepared by Corretti Catering and a live auction with Dr. Andrew S. Duxbury.







Live at The Lyric: Randy Newman
February 27, 8 p.m.
The Lyric Theatre
With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Newman has created musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. Enjoy the show in the newly restored Lyric Theatre.







Melissa Etheridge
February 27, 8 p.m.
The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
Known for her iconic raspy voice, profound lyrics, and powerhouse performances, the Grammy-winning artist takes the stage solo.
 See her
 perform new songs as well as greatest hits such as “Come to My Window,” “I’m The Only One,” and “I Want To Come Over.”  







Fashion on the Rocks
February 27, 6 p.m.
Saturn Birmingham
Enjoy a fashion-centered mixer hosting a variety of young fashion entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. The event will feature four designer collections from Camille Anthony Swimwear, Kenya Buchanan, HMB Design by Sakovia, and Päsh The Brand.






The Red Nose Ball
February 27, 6 p.m.
Cahaba Grand Conference Center
Get ready for an evening of dinner and dancing with chances to participate in live and silent auctions. This ball is Camp Smile-A-Mile’s largest annual fundraising event with proceeds supporting children with cancer. Attire is black-tie.






A Night at the Oscars
February 28, 6 p.m.
The Club
Enjoy the 88th Academy Awards while supporting Mitchell’s Place, a comprehensive treatment center for children with Autism. Dress in Hollywood elegant attire and enjoy unparalleled views of the city.






ASO Side by Side
February 28, 3 p.m.
The Wright Center- Samford University
Conducted by Carlos Izcaray, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra join forces to present a beautiful afternoon of music.






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