B-There! Warrior Dash | Zombie Walk | Antiques at the Garden

B-There! Warrior Dash | Zombie Walk | Antiques at the Gardens | Avett Bros.




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10/3/12 – 10/9/12




This week’s edition of B-There features the best of events and destinations in and around the city!  Antiques in the Garden, Avetts at the Amphitheater and Aldridge Garden’s Native American Fest make the A-List for this week’s calendar…with hopes that you get to B-There!
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Swing Night at the Southern Museum of Flight
Southern Museum of Flight, 10/4, 6:30 PM

Support the south’s future in flight at Flight Swing Night!  Enjoy a night of swing dancing and participate in a silent auction on Thursday, October 4 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Get movin’ to live music from Ain’t Misbehavin’, an 18-piece orchestra and take a beginner East Coast Swing lesson from 6:30 – 7:00 pm taught by Pat Abbott-Cobb and Dan Cobb of the Birmingham Swing Dancers. Free snacks and beverages will be provided. Swing Night is a fundraiser for the Southern Museum of Flight which provides educational tours and programs to over 20 districts locally and serves numerous national tours and programs for people of all ages. Swing on over the Southern Museum of Flight and get your hands (and maybe your feet) in the air for this fundraiser! More details here  


REMEMBRANCE: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Alabama’s
‘Day of the Dead’ Festival

Art Folk Gallery, Young & Vann Building,
10/5 through 10/26

Getting in the spirit of the season, Art Folk Gallery will host an group exhibition celebrating Alabama’s 10th Day of the Dead Festival The exhibit will feature works by local artists inspired by Day of the Dead in honor of the festival’s tenth anniversary. There will also be a wall of skull masks decorated by local artists and volunteers which will be for “competitive sale” – similar to auction.  Birmingham’s driving force behind the annual ‘Day of the Dead’ celebration, Wendy Jarvis , is the guest curator for this exhibit and a percentage of all sales will go to support Art Folk Gallery and the Festival. Come join the fun during the run-up to ‘Dia de los Muertos’! More details here


Three Cheers for the Best Beer Festival on the Emerald Coast!

Bring together the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, beautiful October weather and a festive beer tasting and have a winning combination for fun in the sun at the Baytowne Beer Festival this October 19 and 20. Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Coast,” this popular event features more than 200 craft beers, learning opportunities and live music. Beer aficionados will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers. For more information on events and to purchase tickets visit www.baytownebeerfestival.com. For accommodations just steps away from the action, call (888) 378-5462 or Book Online (code: BEER12).


Warrior Dash
The Hitching Post, 10/6

The world’s largest running series. Warrior Dash lands in Alabama for the first time in 2012 with 14 “out there” obstacles that  await the army of  runners-climbers-sliders along this 3.2 mile course. Discover your inner-barbarian on the dash, or come out for the Viking-esque festivities surrounding the course! Warrior Dash: Mud, Fire and Barbed Wire: The Ultimate 5K Race and Festival in Alabama is coming this weekend. Are you a Warrior? Find out October 6th at The Hitching Post in Warrior! More details here 

The Oak Hill Zombie Walk
A Benefit for Historic Oak Hill Cemetery Restoration Fund,
Downtown, 10/6, 8:00 AM

Dig up your friends and don’t be caught missing out! It’s time for the “Walking Dead” to make tracks for Oak Hill Cemetery and  shuffle forward for the Restoration Fund! Gates open at 7 AM with make-up artists on hand to “zombie-fy” participants with dead-on accuracy. The entry fee is only $15 (Students $10) and all proceeds go to the Oak Hill Memorial Association Restoration Fund. Don’t let Oak Hill fall into decay… come stumble, shuffle, walk or run away at the Oak Hill Zombie Walk on October 6th! More details here 


The 7th Annual Antiques at the Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 10/4 thru 10/7

IBERIABANK proudly presents the seventh annual  Antiques at The Gardens featuring ‘Tastemakers’, regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers presenting themed areas with goods selected from the best of Birmingham and other sources around the country. Come, shop and be inspired! The show presents national dealers of antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry.  For those who’d like early access to the art and antiques, ticket up for The Sterne Agee ‘Gala in The Gardens’ which opens the weekend’s festivities on Thursday, October 4 with an exclusive, black-tie event offering an opportunity for guests to shop in a cocktail environment before the sale opens to the public on Friday. For the curious and the collector alike, Antiques at the Gardens is the best look at great ideas and objects for the hearth and home! More details here 


Bark in the Park
Veterans Park in Alabaster,
10/6, 9:00 AM
– 2:00 PM

The Shelby County Humane Society hosts an all-day free affair on October 6th from 9am to 2pm at Veterans Park in Alabaster.  Bark in the Park will feature activities for both people and pets including: a Mutt Strut, contests, music, children’s activities, a fashion show PLUS a low-cost vaccination / microchip clinic. Parade your pups at Bark in the Park! More details here

BOO at the ZOO!
Birmingham Zoo, Starts 10/5

Birmingham’s “wildest” Halloween adventure, Boo at the Zoo is back! Make plans to enjoy 14 nights of trick-or-treating, rides and games during Wells FargoBoo at the Zoo” at The Birmingham Zoo!  Put on your favorite family-friendly costume and have a ghoulish time exploring haunted attractions and safe candy villages organized by local non-profit organizations and child-centered business. Have a go-round on the ‘Scarousel’, attend Ghoul School at Grandma’s Back Porch, take a ride on the Eerie Express, navigate the Glow in the Dark Dot Maze, cut a rug at the “Monster Mash” Dance Party, and play a round of Gruesome Golf! Tickets are $8. Some events have an extra charge so the unlimited-attraction wristband for $12 is a great option for the kids with unlimited energy! Boo at the Zoo dates and hours: October 5 – 7, 12 – 14, 21, 25, 28 & 31 (5pm – 9pm) October 19, 20, 26, 27 (5pm – 10pm). More details here 


The Cahaba River Society Fry-Down
The Banks of the Cahaba
at Trussville Springs
10/7, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The best amateur catfish fryers in Alabama will square off for the Annual Cahaba River Society Fry-Down, a competitive catfish cooking contest and riverfront festival to celebrate the beauty and significance of the Cahaba River.  The Fry-Down is like a BBQ or chili cook-off, but with catfish and hushpuppies.  Fest-goers can sample team entries while learning about the diversity of the Cahaba River and its role as a source of drinking water and recreation for Alabama. The Fry-Down kicks off at 11 a.m. along a beautiful stretch of the river near Trussville Springs. A donation of $20 gets admission to the event, lunch catered by Ezell’s Fish Camp Restaurant and one-year membership in CRS. The Small Fry area will feature games and hands-on activities for children in and beside the river, led by talented environmental educators, plus games and a photo contest for teens! More details here 


The Avett Brothers
Live at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre, 10/11

The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones. And they’re bringing their unique sound to Alabama for a performance at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater with special guest, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. Event will take place rain or shine. More details here 


Whispers from the Past:
A Native American Experience

Aldridge Gardens, 10/7, 12:00 -7:00 PM

Many of the things that we do today had their origin in Native American culture in Alabama. Listen to whispers from the past and take a trip back in time to rediscover the culture and contributions of our prehistoric ancestors. Native American life takes shape on October 7th for Garden visitors through demonstrations, displays and activities related to the people who shaped our early history. There will also be a variety of food and craft vendors available. Kids can try their hands at games and tasks that occupied Alabama Indian children a thousand years ago. Feel the presence of these ancient Alabamians as you participate in the Aldridge Gardens Native American Experience. . More details here 


The SMART PARTY at WorkPlay
WorkPlay, 10/11, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham will host its inaugural “SMART Party,” honoring a dozen Birmingham-based women doing innovative work in their respective fields. Organizers take the event global through tweets, tags, pins and check-ins, while the smart women — and men! — partying in person at WorkPlay while enjoying a real and virtual experience of connectivity. Using the latest social media technology, guests from around the world will be able to “join the party,” which will include food by Kathy G, feature guest appearances by emcees Sherri Jackson from CBS42 and Scott Register of “Reg’s Coffee House” on Birmingham Mountain Radio, and offer an auction for “a behind the scenes tour” of Google headquarters in California! Be SMART and get your tickets early for the October 11th fundraiser at WorkPlay!  More details here







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