B-There! BBVA Compass Bowl | Guster | Sherlock Holmes

B-There! BBVA Compass Bowl | Guster | Sherlock Holmes




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1/02/13 – 1/08/13



This edition of B-There features the best of this week’s events and destinations in and around the city.   Christen your new 2013 calendar and B-There!

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BBVA Compass Bowl
Street Fest
& Pep Rally
Five Points South, 1/4, Starts at 2:00 PM
New Year’s Day will have come & gone but Birmingham will still be partying downtown! ESPN, BBVA Compass & The Five Points South Merchants welcome Ole Miss & PITT fans to Birmingham and invite locals and visitors to join in the BBVA Compass Bowl Street Fest & Pep Rally in Historic Five Points South on Friday the 4th! The Street Fest & Pep Rally features live music on the Miller Lite Stage, BBVA Compass Kids Zone, a rib-eating contest with Dreamland BBQ and fun for the whole family! Local merchants will also be offering food and drinks specials all day! The event is FREE & open to the public Parking will be available in the deck at 2012 Magnolia Ave & in the lot on Cobb Lane located by The J Clyde.
More details here
Sherlock Celebration Film Series

Avondale Library
1/6 – 1/13 – 1/20, 2:30 PM

The game’s afoot! Fans of the iconic sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, simply must investigate this month’s Adaptations series at Avondale Library. The library’s 2nd Sherlock Celebration Film Series screens a different Sherlock film each week starting January 6th.  Film goers are also invited to discuss film adaptations of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet at the Adaptations AfterParty on January 29th!  Adaptations is Avondale Library’s book-to-film group with activites ongoing. The programs are free and open to the public.. More details here

Night of Acoustic Music
w/ Yellowbirds

WorkPlay, 1/8, 8:00 PM

Not many bands playing together for 15 years can successfully boast that it’s operating at the peak of its creative powers, making the most inspired, timeless music and playing to its largest audiences to date. Guster can. While it’s in this overachieving band’s nature to one-up itself, few would have predicted the evolution that Guster has undergone, but then, Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller, Brian Rosenworcel and Joe Pisapia have been quietly confounding expectations since Guster began recording 15 years ago. With their new album Easy Wonderful, the quartet has crafted a piece of art that rewards each listen. With the reflective opener Architects and Engineers, the pop gem Do You Love Me, the optimistic anthem Bad Bad World, the wall of sound production of What You Call Love and the haunting ballad Stay With Me Jesus, Guster has created the best album of their lives.  See and hear what gives this ensemble such powerful artistic longevity at WorkPlay on January 8th! More details here

The Wells Fargo
Classical EDGE
Gabriel Kahane

Alys Stephens Center
1/10, 8:00 PM

The Wells Fargo Classical EDGE is the ASO’s most adventurous series, devoted to newer works and emerging composers. The 2013 Classical EDGE series kicks off with Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and special guest, Gabriel Kahane. The New Yorker praised him for his music which “absorbs everything from 1920s neo-classicism to bluegrass to modern indie pop with potent melodies bridging the disparate styles.” His work Crane Palimpsest uses a poem by Hart Crane and Kahane’s own words in a voice-and-orchestral ode to the Brooklyn Bridge. Join the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Mr. Kahane to hear this and other works that seek to design the future of symphonic music. More details here

Southern Voices:
Black, White and Blues

Birmingham Museum of Art
Steiner Auditorium
1/11, 7:00 PM, Free

Original songs and vibrant performance poetry will unite in this kickoff program for the Museum’s 2013 Commemoration. Performance poet Glenis Redmond and Blues musician Scott Ainslie are master communicators about the power of story in our lives. This performance promises soul, humor, insight, and the power that comes from generously shared experiences. Both artists tour, write, teach, record, and publish on their own and their intersection offers us a chance to journey through and examine our personal, family, and cultural histories. While here, they’ll teach in local schools and their ongoing dialogue will reach across the airwaves to remind us of our connectedness as each of our stories prompts another story, another poem, another song. Co-sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham. More details here

The 2013 MLK Unity Walk
Railroad Park
1/12, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Walk returns to Railroad Park at noon Saturday. The walk will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights movement and promote healthy living. This year’s theme is “Walking in the Footsteps of Heroes:  Healthy Self, Healthy Community.” Sponsored by the Birmingham Metro Diversity Coalition, the annual walk is open (no cost) and interested individuals and groups may register online by 1/6 or on-site starting at 10 am on the day of the walk. The family-friendly event will also feature activities, entertainment and a white dove release in honor of Dr. King. Sign up and more details here

Broadway in Birmingham:
The HOT Tickets for 2013!
Join Broadway In Birmingham for some of the hottest performing arts events in town! Don’t wait to reserve your seats for the Tony Award-winning musicals Billy Elliot, the nostalgic masterpiece Jersey Boys and the rollicking, rowdy good times of Rock of Ages!

Patterson Hood
Alys Stephens Center
Sirote Theatre
1/12, 7:30 PM

The Alys Stephens Center welcomes Drive-By Truckers co-founder and Alabama native Patterson Hood back home for a concert that will let his alt-country vocals shine. Hood’s third solo recording, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, came out in September, and the Muscle Shoals native has been touring non-stop since. At a fall 2012 show in Boston, Hood said, “People ask why I decided to do a solo record this time instead of another Truckers album. I wanted something simpler and a chance to play smaller rooms, where it’s more a conversation among friends than a big rock show. I’ve played big rock shows… But right now I wanted to do something different and just have a chance to sing to y’all.” Come early for the show’s ‘Happy Hour’ beginning at 6:30 PM featuring local craft brews to be followed by the concert at 7:30 PM! More details here
The Red Nose Run:
Benefiting the
Ronald McDonald House

Soho Square in Homewood, 1/12

Lace up your big old floppy clown….er, running shoes, put on your red nose, and meet up at SoHo Square in Homewood and join the 9th Annual Red Nose Run for the Ronald McDonald House! Kids will enjoy the One Mile Fun Run with real Ringling Brothers clowns and Ronald McDonald, while others can run or walk the 5K and 10 mile courses. All proceeds of the event benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Early registration is highly recommended as the entries may be limited. Find all registration, event information and More details here

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