B-There! Street Food Rally | Rising Stars Party | Cave 9 Reunion

B-There! Street Food Rally | Rising Stars Party | Cave 9 Reunion




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3/6/13 – 3/12/13




This edition of B-There features the best of this week’s events and destinations in and around the city.  From the Rising Stars Party at Avondale Brewing to the Street Food Rally at Pepper Place, things move fast around here…
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The 2013 Rising Stars Party at Avondale Brewing
Avondale Brewing Company, THURSDAY 3/7, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Join us at Avondale Brewing for B-Metro’s annual Top Lawyers Party as we raise a glass to the 2013 Rising Stars featured in the March issue of B-Metro!  You could win a trip for two to Pearl River Resort – with all the perks!
More details here!



Birmingham Mountain Radio Presents:
They Might Be Giants
w/ Moon Hooch

WorkPlay, 3/7, 7:30 PM

They Might Be Giants is an Grammy-winning original band from Brooklyn, New York founded by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. This year, They Might Be Giants is celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band. Yes, it is their pearl anniversary, and they are actively wondering what practical things are made of pearl. With a brand new album, DVD, and iPhone app, there is much for They Might Be Giants to celebrate. TMBG writes, records and tours continuously, and has been involved in numerous television and film projects. They have an on-going audio and sometimes video podcast that is free. TMBG’s boundless creativity, rowdy and spontaneous performance, combined with their vast repertoire of memorable songs has made their live shows the stuff of legend.  Don’t miss this unforgettable show at WorkPlay! More details here



“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
Virginia Samford Theatre, 3/7 – 3/17

America’s very first reality show comes to the stage of the Virginia Samford Theatre with the production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” directed by Dane Peterson.  On the campus of a small New England college, George and Martha invite a new professor and his wife home for a nightcap. As the cocktails flow, the young couple find themselves caught in the crossfire of a savage marital war where the combatants attack the self-deceptions they forged for their own survival. Opening March 7th at the Virginia Samford Theatre, get ready for this landmark play to take the stage! More details here



Rey of Hope Dinner and Auction
The Club, 3/7, Doors open 5:30 PM

Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School is making final preparations for its inaugural Rey of Hope Dinner and Auction, a fundraiser to help support the Catholic college preparatory high school in Ensley. Rey of Hope will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at The Club in Birmingham. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Table sponsorships start at $2,500 and individual tickets are available at $200 each. The event consists of both a live and silent auction. Live auction packages include a trip to Ireland, a dinner party cooked by a personal chef, and much more. More detail here 


The Dirty Girl Mud Run
Talladega Superspeedway, 3/9

The Dirty Girl Mud Run, the original women-only national mud run series, is coming to the Birmingham area on March 9th, 2013. An untimed obstacle course that welcomes women of all ages and athletic abilities, Dirty Girl Mud Run challenges women to break from their routine for a day, get out of their comfort zones, get dirty, and accomplish something brand new! All of the obstacles, from the “Utopian Tubes Tunnel Crawl” to the “PMS (Pretty Muddy Stuff) Mud Pit”, are optional, so participants can skip ’em, if they want to. The Dirty Girl Mud Run comes with excitement, laughter, and camaraderie-as well as lots of music, food and drinks. From start to finish, it’s an unforgettable event and an incredible team-building experience. Getting dirty for a good cause, The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Dirty Girl’s official partner. HURRY, registration deadline is March 8th! More details here



The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Alys Stephens Center, 3/9, 8:00 PM

The Alys Stephens Center welcomes two legendary ensembles of American music for one unforgettable evening. Together in concert, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band blend jazz from the streets, music halls and clubs of New Orleans with bluegrass from rural festivals, auditoriums and the hills of Appalachia. Together these two musical giants create an innovative and inviting, style of music. Boasting a direct lineage from the earliest incarnations of New Orleans jazz, the current roster of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band features some of the Crescent City’s finest musicians. The Del McCoury Band is a world-class bluegrass ensemble that performs original and traditional compositions with eloquent harmonies. With a long tail of Grammy, Bluegrass and music awards, the DMB is the most honored group in bluegrass history. Don’t miss this high-energy, one-of-a-kind show fusing two of America’s native music genres. More details here 



Black Jacket Symphony Presents:
Prince’s “Purple Rain”

WorkPlay, 3/10, 8:00 PM

The Black Jacket Symphony returns to WorkPlay to perform Prince’s “Purple Rain” for three nights on March 8th, 9th, and 10th! The first two nights sold out in less than 4 weeks, prompting a third performance to be announced. The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked-the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most anticipated albums the Black Jacket Symphony has ever performed! More details here



Cave 9 Tenth Anniversary Show
Bottletree Cafe, 3/9, 4:00 PM

Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of everybody’s favorite all-ages venue from Magnolia Avenue, The Cave 9 Anniversary Show presents reunion performances by: Death or El Dona, Steel City Crime, Your Loss, Brothers and Sisters, Judy Garland Death Squad, The Payoff, Alan Ogg, Ex Members of the Holy Trinity, Jim Jim Jim Jim plus: Ghost Mice and Droves. Food by: THE BARBECUTIONERS! Get back into the Cave with your fave bands for this boss reunion anniversary! More details here



The Nobesity EXPO
and 5k for Kids

Legion Field, 3/9, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Junior League of Birmingham & Princeton Baptist Medical Center present the 5K for Kids & NOBESITY Expo Saturday, March 9 from 8:00 am- 12:00 pm at Legion Field. The 5k is open to all runners. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult participant. The NOBESITY expo is sponsored by Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services. It is a free, family-friendly festival, including vendors targeting wellness, health screens, healthy eating demonstrations, as well as an awesome Fun Zone area for children with games, inflatables! Get the move on at Nobesity 2013! More details here



She Dances Presents: BACKSPIN 2012
A Gala Event
and Ping Pong Tournament

Rosewood Hall, 3/9, 6:30 PM

Get ready to knock it outta the park (or at least across the venue) at Backspin!  Putting the “FUN” in fundraiser, Backspin combines the traditional cocktail attire, silent auction, cash bar, tapas and more with groovy dance music from DJ Coco, and a seriously awesome ping-pong tournament.  That’s right, ping-pong tournament.  The winner takes home $1000!  No ping-pong skills, not a problem.  There’s always the Hula-Hoop contest. Supported by Steel City Pops, Bumper Nets, Urban Cookhouse, iCantina and Dozen Dresses, all proceeds benefit the work of She Dances, a non-profit organization that provides holistic restoration for young girls who have been trafficked and sexually exploited in Honduras.  It’s time to step out to Backspin…and step up your table tennis game on March 9th! More details here



The Greater Birmingham Street Food Coalition Presents: 
The Street Food Rally

Pepper Place, 3/10, 12:00 – 5:00 PM
 The Greater Birmingham Street Food Coalition represents the trailers, carts, and food trucks in Birmingham. With the goal to spread awareness about the fast-paced growth of the food truck movement, the GBSFC is parking itself at Pepper Place Sunday afternoon!  Roll on up as the food trucks roll out the food that’s moving the city forward! More details here

Trucks in Attendance:

* Cantina on Wheels
* Dreamcakes Bakery
* Fresh off the Bun
* Greg’s Hot Dogs
* Off the Hook
* Repicci’s Real Italian Ice
* Shindigs Catering
* Slice
* Spoonfed Grill


Opera Birmingham Presents Mozart’s
“The Magic Flute”

Wright Center,
Samford University
3/15 & 3/17

The Magic Flute” follows the adventures of handsome Prince Tamino and Papageno, the hapless bird catcher, as they set forth to save the captured Princess Pamina. Endlessly inventive, charmingly fantastical and utterly unique, Mozart’s final opera is a profound yet lighthearted tale of romantic love, spiritual transcendence and the beguiling art of bird catching. Enjoy the beauty of the original language and understand it all with English translations (projected on a screen above the stage for each opera) sharing every plot twist and turn! This mesmerizing, fully-staged production will feature the Opera Birmingham principal singers and chorus, and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marc Astafan with Maestro Israel Gursky conducting. More details here



Elton John
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 3/15, 8:00 PM

In his four-decade career Elton John has sold more than 250 million records world-wide, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single Candle in the Wind has sold more than 33 million copies alone and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. His six Grammy awards, four Brit awards, a Golden Globe award and Tony – all underscore his versatility as a composer and performer of the highest order. Birmingham is getting ready to welcome Elton John to the
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex on March 15! His onstage charisma adds to the show that promises to be an outstanding evening filled with his hits and from the artist who is one of the most respected musical talents of all time! More details here




Shopping Down

the Emerald Aisles

Shops of Grand River, 3/15 – 3/17

Bringing the ‘Luck of the Irish’ to everyone in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day Weekend., the Shops of Grand River presents a full weekend of Irish activities including mischievous leprechauns, face painting and balloon artistry, Shamrock arts, crafts and more! Live Irish entertainment livens up the shops with music from Irish fiddler Russell Hopper, Irish trio Hooley, and Birmingham Bagpipers with Irish dance performances from Drake School of Irish Dance and the Alabama Academy of Irish Dance! ‘Luck of the Irish’ is in your favor with scratch-off cards that could win the holder all kinds of “green” from gift cards to a $500 Grand Prize! Grab your shillelagh and skip over to the Shops of Grand River for St. Patrick’s Day weekend! More details here


Extemporaneous Theatre  
Company Presents:

Hot Irish Pub

5th Avenue Antiques, 3/14 – 3/16

What would happen if Hot Southern Porch went Irish? Hot Irish Pub, that’s what. This twist on an ETC favorite will have you more ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than a fountain of green beer. Classes, lifestyles, and values collide hilariously in fiery clashes at the local pub. Will there be a leprechaun? A Bigfoot? A hobo? Will the pub survive the celebration? Will Ireland? Put on some green and come find out.  More details here  


Shamrock Shindig

Avondale Brewing, 3/15, 6:00 PM

The Arc of Jefferson County’s Junior Board proudly presents the Inaugural Shamrock Shindig! This St. Patrick’s Day themed event will feature live music, food, prizes, and a great opportunity to give back. With the Luck of the Irish flowing, the raffle is a good bet and worth a lot of “green” with a 2013 Nissan Versa or $10,000 cash as the Grand Prize. Other prizes include a trip for two to Mexico, an iPad 3 and more. All proceeds raised benefit The Arc of Jefferson County. More details here  


The 29th Annual  

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

in Birmingham! 


From 10th Ave. Up 20th St.  

to Five Points South

Arriving in 5 Pts around 2:00 PM 

Kick-off St. Patrick’s Day early in Five Points South with the 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade presented by REV Birmingham. Saturday, March 16 is the day to come early, get some brunch at 11:00 AM and then stake out your spot for best parade viewing around noon-thirty. Birmingham’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade features colorful floats, bagpipe bands, costumed characters, car clubs, uniformed organizations, Irish dance schools, Irish bands and more! Performances follow the parade in Five Points. It’s a colorful event (that’s heavy on the Green) and entertaining for the entire family!  More details here 


Shamrockin’ in Five Points South

Five Points South, 3/11 – 3/17
Start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early with a whole week of food and drink specials! The following Five points merchants will offer food & drink specials for various nights: Monday – Cosmo’s, Tuesday – Black Market/World of Beer, Wednesday – J Clyde, Thursday – Mellow Mushroom/3000 Bar



and Friday – Dave’s Pub! More details here 



Freshfully: Sunday School

Irish Potluck & Open Mic Class 

3/17, 1:00 PM

Freshfully’s Sunday School class for March 17th will be an Irish potluck! Register to bring a dish, and come enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day feast! The folks at Freshfully will also be teaching how to make Irish Colcannon, a delicious dish made with potatoes and kale. If you’d like to teach how to make your own crockpot or cooktop friendly dish, just email jen@freshfully.com for details. The event is BYOB or you can take a plate of Irish fare over to the brewery to enjoy with a proper pint! More details here 



Swine & Wine

Old Car Heaven, 3/17, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

This St. Patty’s Day, join the Druid City Garden Project and Little Savannah Restaurant for Swine & Wine. This outstanding event draws chefs from some of Birmingham’s finest restaurants and a few guest chefs from out of town. The idea is simple: the chefs get together to roast some pigs overnight, make some delicious side dishes, and serve a big family style meal. And that’s just the swine. There’s wine and beer… Birmingham’s Avondale Brewing, Back Forty Beer Co., Cahaba Brewing Co., and Birmingham Budweiser will be providing the beer and Grassroots Wines will be providing La Wine. For the VIPs, The Bar Hops brings their funky brand of cocktailing to showcase the craft of liquid culture. With the help of Infinium Spirits & Cathead Vodka and a some of the Druid City Garden Project‘s harvest, VIP guests can partake in some of the Birmingham’s finest hootch. Visit the event site for the full list of outstanding chefs pulling up with a pig! More details here  




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