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Arc Stories + German Beer Fest, and more!


The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living
“Plant a Seed,” 
B-Metro Magazine, May 2016
May 11 through May 17, 2016

This week, sample a variety of beers at Das Haus’ German Beer Fest, chow down on crawfish at Good People Brewing Company, listen to Arc Stories at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and much more

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When the heart leads, the mind follows and passion ignites. Such is the story of the Yellowhammer Learning Program, a multi-week summer learning program that was born out of Sawyerville Day Camp in the Alabama Black Belt. 
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Diamonds for Life
May 13, 7 p.m.
Cahaba Grand Conference Center

In support of Kid One Transport, Diamonds for Life features an extensive silent and live auction, casino games, food and spirits, a specialty cocktail from Redmont Vodka, live music and dancing, and a Bromberg’s Diamond Giveaway.


Roots: Stories About The Nature of The South
May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Arc Stories features true, personal stories told live in front of an audience by the people who lived them. If you haven’t ever experienced an Arc event before, this is one you don’t want to miss. Bring a picnic dinner and snag drinks from the bar by Kathy G & Co. 


Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto
May 13-14, 8 p.m.
Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

After the premiere of Mozart’s 21st Piano Concerto, the applause was “deafening,” and the audience was moved to tears. Its role in a 1967 film catapulted it to even greater heights of popularity.


German Beer Fest
May 14, 3 p.m.

Listen to traditional German music and have a snack while you experience an incredible beer selection. This unique event will feature 40 of the best German beers.


Itty Bitty Magic City Birthday
May 14, 10-4 p.m.
Mcwane Science Center

Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party. Join the celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even birthday cake.


Mudbugs and Music
May 14, 2-7 p.m.
Good People Brewing Company

Enjoy crawfish and fixin’s, children’s activities, a silent auction, and live music by Cooper Trent and the Steve McCullough Band. Proceeds fund arthritis research, education and programs in the Birmingham community.


Birmingham Hammers vs Chattanooga FC
May 14, 7 p.m.
Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex

Local soccer team the Hammers take on Chattanooga FC in the NPSL Southeastern Conference Opener. Chattanooga FC were the NPSL runners-up last year, so come out and support your local team during this important match.


Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition
May 14-15, 10:30 a.m.
Hulsey Recital Hall, UAB & Vestavia Country Club

Hear  20 outstanding young singers from around the nation compete in the semi-finals for a cash prizes and a chance to star in an Opera Birmingham production on May 14. Then on May 15, enjoy an elegant evening of wine and song at the Vestavia Country Club, as five outstanding finalists take the stage.


Birmingham Boys Choir Spring Concert
May 15, 4 p.m.
Wright Center, Samford University

Every year the BBC choir performs two major free concerts for the Birmingham community, consisting of sacred and secular music. The choir performs regularly for churches, schools and other organizations throughout Birmingham and has traveled extensively throughout England, Ireland, Japan, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Costa Rica.


Black Jacket Symphony presents Prince: Purple Rian
May 15, 8-10 p.m.
Alabama Theatre

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. Join them as they celebrate the life of iconic musician Prince by recreating Purple Rain in its entirety-plus a full set of his greatest hits.


Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band
May 17, 8 p.m.
Saturn Birmingham

Over the course of his acclaimed career, Josh Ritter has released seven full-length albums. His new album Sermon on the Rocks was recorded in New Orleans. The Steel Wheels are from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, known for playing unique  music with multiple instruments and strong harmonies.


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