B-There ARTreach | Magic City Chorale Masquerade

B-There! ARTreach | Magic City Chorale Masquerade




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3/20/13 – 3/26/13




This edition of B-There features the best of this week’s events and destinations in and around the city. Wrapping up March with music from Maroon 5, Meat Puppets, Mayfield and more…Spring sounds great, so we hope you will B-There!
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For the Greater Birmingham
Humane Society

Four Seasons Antiques and Art
3/21, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Join Four Seasons Gallery, Generation Dog: Where Dogs Are Family, and the Greater Birmingham Humane Society for a night of live music, wine tasting and art supporting our furriest friends in town. The event is part of Four Seasons’ ARTreach series, benefiting local non-profit organizations, and is open to the public. Featured artists for the night will be local painter, Adelaide Booth and local sculptor Susan Lanier. Both artists were chosen to be featured because of their strong affinity for animals, and will be present the night of the event, along with some adoptable furry friends from GBHS and gourmet dog treats courtesy of Generation Dog. It’s sure to be two tails up! Throughout the month of March, 10% of proceeds from the sale of works by these featured artists at Four Seasons Gallery will go towards the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. More details here



Hey Marseilles
w/ Young Buffalo

WorkPlay, 3/21,g

Hailing from Columbia City the six-piece orchestral-pop ensemble known as Hey Marseilles first won hearts across the US with its 2010 debut, To Travels and Trunks, an album that reveled in the education and inspiration only globe-trotting exploration can provide. With Matt Bishop’s lyrical wayfaring abutting an instrumental palette that embraced folk tradition-accordion, strings, and horns; gypsy, Gallic, and classical, To Travels and Trunks gave musical voice to the universal longing for unfettered freedom. NPR called the record “sublime and heartfelt.” Weaving through the orchestral pop genre while defining their our territory, say Hey Marseilles  at WorkPlay on March 21st! More details here



Bobby Horton:
Music, Migration,
and Industrial Birmingham

Vulcan Park and Museum, 3/21, 6:00 PM

Lately, multi-instrumentalist and music historian Bobby Horton has been considering Alabama’s amazing vernacular music tradition. Bobby Horton: Music, Migration, and Industrial Birmingham is the result of his contemplation. In this concert and discussion, Horton will explore the connections between music of the rural South and music that traveled into Birmingham. Performing blues and gospel straight from Alabama’s Black Belt, as well as selections rooted firmly in industrial Birmingham, Horton will relate a wide-ranging musical story, through a variety of instruments, offering historical commentary as he works through a set list like no other. Part of the Birmingham Revealed Series 2013. More details here



Joshua James
w/ David Ramirez

WorkPlay, 3/22, 8:00 PM

Raised in hard-bitten Nebraska, Joshua James’ work reflects a distinctly American ache, a yearning for a big sky and an open road. Beckoned westward out of his heartland home by the voices of Jim Morrison and Isaac Brock, he made it as far as the mountains of Utah, where like the settlers before him, he was stopped in his tracks by the arresting beauty. Here, where the mountains pierce the heavens, some believe a conduit is open between man and the divine. Strangely familiar, yet refreshingly innovative, James’ songs are devastating in their honesty, working with themes that are intermittently elating, melancholic, and transcendent. He doesn’t so much perform these songs, as he does let them possess him, allowing his voice to be throttled from a husky whisper to a full-bodied roar. Consider this your shout-out for Joshua James at WorkPlay! More details here


The Cigar Box Guitar Miniganza
Daniel Day Gallery
3/23, 2:00 – 6:00 PM

The Cigar Box Guitar Miniganza features builders and performers who will be highlighting the unique talent and charm boxed up in these delightful folk instruments. Featured guests include Microwave Dave, Justin Johnson, Steve Norris, Randy Webb and Nadaband. Builders, players and the box-curious are invited to come by! With guitars on-site for show and sale, Off the Hook food truck will be on hand to keep the hunger away! More details here



Freshfully Sunday School Class:
All-Natural Egg Dying

Freshfully, 3/23, 2:00 PM

Just in time for Easter, Freshfully’s Sunday School class on March 24th will be teaching how to use natural dyes for egg coloring. From oranges, blueberries, teas, and more, discover the naturally colorful ways to add hue to your huevos! The class fee of$15 per person includes all of your class materials plus an allergen-free Easter treat from Indie Candy – just bring your own boiled eggs! Freshfully will also be instructing how to make the dyes so you can recreate them for your own egg adventures at home. More details here



The Magic City Chorale Presents
A Night in the
Enchanted Forest

Avondale Brewing
3/23, 7:00 – 11:00 PM

The Magic City Chorale Society hosts their annual Masquerade with a mystical, arboreal theme at Avondale Brewing Company on the enchanted evening of Saturday, March 23. A $30 donation opens the door to a night of sights, sounds and sensations that will transport you to another world. Guests will enjoy complimentary valet parking. open beer and wine bar, door prizes, fortune tellers, and other unique entertainments. In keeping with the Masquerade theme, guests are encouraged (but not required) to wear masks or costumes and to participate in the Mask/Costume Contest. Hand painted masks by local artists available at the door for purchase. More details here  




Maroon 5 LIVE
Oak Mountain Amphitheater, 3/26, 7:30 PM

Following the release of their bestselling new album, Overexposed, Grammy-winning Maroon 5 is coming to town with Neon Trees and Owl City. Their fourth studio album, Overexposed is a rich, pop-infused collection that Rolling Stone referred to as “their best yet,” and People Magazine called “sweet soul kissed pop.” The release of the album quickly reinforced the group’s status as a powerhouse in popular music. Maroon 5 will take the stage with a hit-laden powerhouse of a show on March 26th at Oak Mountain Amphitheater!  

More details here 




Big Benefit Run
Good People Brewing
3/26, 6:00 PM

Hit the road in the Big Benefit Run for Pawsitive Living at Good People Brewing! Pawsitive Living is a program helping at-risk youth with anger management and compassion through therapy with rescue dogs. Melt Food Truck, Fleet Feet Sports and The Barn Boys of Birmingham will be on hand for the evening and a donation of $15 gets a tee shirt, a free beer, great music, and giveaways. Registration begins at 5:15 PM. It’s all hands (and paws) on deck for the Big Benefit Run! More details here



Atkins Diet VS. China Study:
The Debate

UAB Alumni House, 3/27, 5:00 PM

In this corner, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., the author of “The China Study,” a bestselling book on nutrition which touts a plant-based, high carbohydrate/low protein diet for overall health and cancer prevention. In the other corner, Eric Westman, M.D., co-author of “New Atkins for a New You,” an updated version of the high fat/low carb Atkins diet. But which is better? Which is better for you? Take a ring-side seat for this “food fight” that may have the answers! The public debate between Campbell and Westman, “High vs. Low Carbohydrate Diets for Cancer Control and Overall Health,”will take place at 5-6:30 p.m. March 27 at the UAB Alumni House, 1001 13th Street South. More details here


The David Mayfield Parade
w/ Feather Canyon

Bottletree, 3/27, 9:00 PM

Hitting the road as bassist (and newly minted lead guitarist) with Jessica Lea Mayfield in 2008 was the first leg of a musical journey that has gathered to David Mayfield song-writing success and fellow musicians who have nurtured his direction. It was on the road with Jessica that Avett Brothers, Scott and Seth took notice of Mayfield’s musicianship and the three quickly developed a friendship. They invited David to sit in with them dozens of times including their 2010 Bonnaroo & Merlefest sets. After urging him to make a record of his own, the Avett’s were quick to lend their voices when he got to the studio. David Mayfield Parade is the culmination of that encouragement. His music and showmanship reflect the numerous influences that come from a lifetime of being immersed in American music. Mayfield channels its unique forms with inspiration, from the howl of early rock-n-roll, to the low lonesome twang of folk and country… with a voice that is all at once heartbreaking and inherently hopeful. More details here



Well Fargo Classical Edge Series Presents:
Eric Jacobsen

Alys Stephens Center, 3/28, 8:00 PM

The Wells Fargo Classical EDGE series ends its run in March with a third New York-based musician-of-all-influences. Hailed by the New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” conductor and cellist Eric Jacobsen has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative programming projects. Eric Jacobsen performs with the acclaimed Brooklyn Rider Quartet, which has been touring and exploring various global musical influences since 2006. He also co-founded and conducts a musical collective called The Knights, which has collaborated with artists like Gil Shaham, Mark O’Connor and Middle Eastern musicians. Mr. Jacobsen is also a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, among other prestigious groups. Jacobsen’s program will include Debussy, Schubert, Feldman and Higdon selections. More details here




The Wailers LIVE!
Avondale Brewing, 3/28, 7:00 PM

Outside of their groundbreaking work with Bob Marley, the Wailers have also performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, The Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. Don’t miss your chance to hear and see these reggae legends live in concert here in Birmingham! Spend an evening with The Wailers at the brewery on March 28! More details here  




The 17th Floor
Zydeco, 3/29, 10:00 PM

Building on their status as consummate  party legends, The 17th Floor has astounded audiences around the world with their remarkable blend of live hip-hop and R&B music, accented by solid musicianship, high energy, tight choreography, and a strong commitment to entertaining their audience. Being a part of music history as the first band for both T.L.C. and Usher, The 17th Floor has become the number one hip-rock-pop college cover band in the south. 17th Floor has performed in Japan, Canada, Taiwan and all over the U.S. opening up for acts like Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Maroon 5, Juvenile, Nappy Roots, The Time, Earth Wind & Fire, Cameo and many more. Catch the ride up to The 17th Floor at Zydeco on the 29th! More details here  




Meat Puppets
Bottletree, 3/29, 9:00 PM

Seminal indie-punk band, Meat Puppets formed in January 1980 in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. They started out as a hardcore punk band and attracted the attention of Joe Carducci of the legendary punk label SST Records, producing an amalgam of punk, country, and improvisation that helped establish the genre called “cow punk”. In late 1993, the ‘Pups achieved mainstream popularity when Kurt Cobain invited Cris and Curt to join him on MTV Unplugged for acoustic performances of “Plateau”, “Oh Me” and “Lake of Fire”. Subsequently, the Nirvana exposure and the strength of the single “Backwater” helped lift the Meat Puppets to new commercial heights. Following periods of hiatus and independence, the Meat Puppets have reunited for tours and are prepping to release a new album “Rat Farm” next month! Get in the front row at Zydeco to see and hear punk legends, Meat Puppets on the 29th! More details here  




St. Paul and
The Broken Bones

WorkPlay, 3/29, 9:00 PM

It’s time to grab the front pew for the gospel-influenced, brass-laden, wailing sounds of Birmingham’s very own St Paul and the Broken Bones at WorkPlay. Lead singer Paul Janeway is the consummate front man, dressed in his signature bow tie and blazer, but his wailing and testifying style of singing seals the deal. With the solid backing of the Broken Bones, Janeway’s exuberant performance will bring you to your feet while driving you to your knees. Opening for the Broken Bones will be the Nashville-based blues rock band Luella and the Sun. Luella and The Sun are already making folks on the national level take notice and will be the perfect compliment sound for St Paul to follow! More details here



2013 Clover Crawl Green Expo
Vulcan Park and Museum, 3/30
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kick off spring with the 2013 Clover Crawl Green Expo held outside on the park grounds of Birmingham’s historic landmark, Vulcan Park and Museum. This free event, presented by the Green Resource Center for Alabama will show you the latest trends in green products and services for your home, office and garden. Guests can enjoy live music, food from Spoonfed Grill shaved ice, activities for the kids and more than 20 vendors from Birmingham’s “green” community that will provide tips on simple lifestyle changes that can help save money and protect the environment at the same time.  Start spring cleaning by bringing electronics for recycling and documents for shredding. Admission to expo and park grounds is free; regular admission rates apply to Vulcan’s Museum and Observation Tower. More details here



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