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The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living
July 22 through July 28, 2015

Be there this week as we vote for Birmingham’s most adorable baby in round three of B-Metro’s Cutest Baby Contest, catch a ride to Arc Stories’ On The Road storytelling event, share creative and innovative ideas with like-minded individuals at MILLEN Forward’s social mixer, and gear up for Birmingham’s music discovery scene at Secret Stages. 
We’ll be there, will you?
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The Localist

Small business owner Carrie Rollwagen shares what she’s learned on her quest to buy local in Birmingham. Read about her journey (and the book that came from it)

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B-Metro’s Cutest Baby Contest
Now through July 26

Parents all over Birmingham have submitted snapshots of the most adorable babies. Now it’s your turn to decide! Who has the cutest kiddo? Head on over to our Facebook page to vote for the baby you think takes the cake. Voting is open until 10 a.m. on July 27.


Click the banner above to vote.


The Oh Hellos
July 22
The folks here at B-Metro love them, and we think you should, too. Head to WorkPlay tonight to see the brother/sister duo that makes up the folk rock band The Oh Hellos.

The Phoneys: An Award Show Honoring the Real Heroes of Music History
July 22

Don’t miss The Phoneys, an award show honoring the iconic figures who helped create and pioneer Western Civilization’s finest music–from Bach to Bieber.


Local musicians will entertain in costume–Mozart, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Freddie Mercury–and receive (audience determined) golden Phoney awards.



Mary Poppins
Now through August 2
Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at ASFA

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have created everyone’s favorite and practically-perfect nanny in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. If you enjoy the movie, you’ll love seeing the musical live.

Peter and the Starcatcher
July 23 through August 16
City Equity Theatre

The New York Times names it as an adult’s prequel to
Peter Pan. T
 five-time Tony Award-winning musical, Peter and the Starcatcher, is based on the bestseller by newspaper humorist Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Funky Monkey
July 24
Regions Field

Head to Regions Field in support of Camp Smile-A-Mile, where you’ll enjoy a live auction and silent auction, drinks, and heavy hors d’oeuvres while dancing the night away to DJ Toddfather.


Click here for tickets!


Pulp Fiction
July 24
Alabama Theatre

Don’t be a square. Head to Alabama Theatre on July 24 for a widescreen viewing of Pulp Fiction (and McDonald’s afterwards for a Royale with cheese).



On The Road with Arc Stories
July 25
Avon Theatre

Catch a ride to Arc Stories’ On The Road storytelling event at the The Avon Theater for a night of stories centered around being away from home. 


July 28
Carrigan’s Public House

Discover something new and share ideas with like-minded millennials at the nonprofit MILLEN Foward’s social mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Carrigan’s Public House. 


July 28
Iron City

Don’t miss the rock/reggae/hip-hop/funk fusion band 311 as they make a stop at Birmingham’s Iron City on July 28.



Top 50 Over 50
July 30
Cahaba Grand Conference Center

Growing older is unavoidable, but growing up is optional. Positive Maturity Inc.’s Top 50 Over 50 Awards celebrates the citizens of Birmingham who know how to dream, laugh, contribute, and achieve on many levels (without letting age determine the outcome). Help congratulate 2015’s Top 50 Over 50 on July 30.

Click here to learn more!

The Bloganista Mini-Con

August 1

Vestavia Hills Library

Join Javacia Bowser of See Jane Write (and B-Metro’s Write Like a Girl columnist) for her annual one-day blogging conference. It promises to be a game changer for women looking to launch a blog or turn their blog into a business.


Click here for details and ticket information.


Fenders & Fireflies
August 6
Old Car Heaven

Join Easter Seals of Birmingham for Fenders and Fireflies, a night of fun for a fantastic cause. Come for live music, catering by Cocina Superior, signature Firefly cocktails, and a silent auction with over 100 items to bid on, including a trip to Tuscany or Antigua!

Secret Stages
July 31 through August 1
Downtown Birmingham

Secret Stages is a two-day walking music festival for music enthusiasts. Be treated to around 60 local, regional, and nationally-known bands performing on the stages of neighborhood establishments (Imagine a southern version of SXSW).

B-Metro, a publication of Fergus Media LLC, is a proven, award-winning media brand in Birmingham, Ala., that blends style with substance and spreads the word about the need-to-know people, places and things that make Birmingham great. We put together a mix of youthful urban edge, fresh perspectives, and searing images and design to bring you a great magazine cocktail sure to quench your thirst for the great things our city offers.


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