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8/28/13 – 9/3/13




September is almost here–can you believe it? Soak up those final days of summer with these local Birmingham events as you prepare for the fall. Plus, we’ve collected a few Labor Day locales perfect for work-free fun! 

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Building the Dream
Today at 6:00 PM
UAB’s Heritage Hall 102

Honor the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech,” with the UAB community today. The public is invited to a free screening of “Building the Dream,” a documentary on the challenges organizers faced in creating the King Memorial in Washington, D.C. There will be a panel discussion featuring community leaders including educator and civil rights activist Odessa Woolfolk.


Birmingham Barons
vs. Montgomery Biscuits

August 29 – September 2
Regions Field

Cheer on the Barons as they square off against the Montgomery Biscuits starting this Thursday at Regions Field, which was recently named “2013 Ballpark of the Year” by baseballparks.com. For individual game times, check out the full team schedule.

ArtPlay Parlor Music Series
August 29 at 7:00 PM
Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

ArtPlay, the ASC‘s home for arts education and outreach, is highlighting the beauty and complexity of the cello with a series of presentations and educational events. Their first featured artist is Cicely Parnas, winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will accompany the performance.

Get your tickets here!


Live Music Hotlist: Thursday, 8/29

Why save all the fun for the weekend? Check out some of our picks for live music playing at local venues tomorrow night.


Sloss Furnaces Night Tour
August 29 at 8:00 PM
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Ever wonder what Sloss is like at night? Get ready for a special night under the towering blast furnaces and smoke stacks. Guides will be on hand to lead people in an all-ages historical tour of the treasured landmark. This rare glimpse of the site isn’t meant to be scary, but be sure to bring a flashlight!

Pepper Place Saturday Market
August 31 from 7:00 AM – Noon


There’s no better place to be on a Saturday morning than Pepper Place Market. Come experience the best offerings from local farmers and artisans every Saturday–rain or shine. This week’s special music will be Marvin & Wayne and Sonny Pritchett. There will also be a live demo by a local chef!


Jazz in the Park

September 1 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Beacon Park in Irondale


Magic City Smooth Jazz is pleased to present the fourth season of its Jazz in the Park summer concert series, which showcases national and area jazz artists. This week, the show will feature Rickey Powell, Laser’s Edge, and KB’s Technique. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, seat cushions, coolers and snacks to enjoy the concert. Note: this event was originally scheduled for 8/18 and, due to rain, has been rescheduled for 9/1.


Labor Day Events
Monday, Sept. 2
Off from work but still want something to do? Check out these labor-free events below!

22nd Annual Labor Day Celebration
9 AM – 4:00 PM
Tannehill Ironworks Historic State Park

How does Tannehill State Park celebrate Labor Day each year? Why, with a moon pie eating contest, of course! Participate in the state’s largest moon pie eating contest and compete for prize money in both children and adult categories. Across the park, the United Mine Workers will be holding their annual Labor Day celebration. There will be plenty of good BBQ and some “picking and singing,” too!

Bluegrass & BBQ Festival
Gates open at 12:00 noon
Avondale Brewing Co.

Frozen Hen presents a Labor Day celebration at Avondale featuring live music performances by Jeff Austin  of Yonder Music String Band with Danny Barnes, Larry & Jenny Keel, Ben Miller Band, Jason Bailey and Friends, and Cottonmouth Creek!
Get your tickets in advance for this all-day festival!

Black & White Soiree
8 PM – 12:00 midnight
Regions Field Event Hall

Surprisingly Single is hosting this Labor Day soiree that invites Birmingham singles to mingle. This is not just a singles event, for it is also the Launch Party for www.iamsurprisinglysingle.com, the ultimate guide for singles as it relates to events, networking, dialogue and apparel.
Get your ticket here!

Save the date!

Cheers to the Coosa Beer Dinner
September 5 starting at 6:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

Get ready for Alabama’s first on-site charitable beer dinner! This farm-to-table dining experience will feature local food from Snow’s Bend Farm perfectly paired with Avondale beer. There will be eight different food-beer pairings stations, inviting guests to walk around to the various stations at their leisure to enjoy the pairings. Proceeds benefit Coosa Riverkeeper‘s efforts to keep the Coosa River clean and healthy. 

Tickets are limited to 100 guests–get yours now!


Birmingham ArtWalk
September 6-7
Birmingham Loft District

The annual ArtWalk transforms downtown Birmingham into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, and street performers. This much-anticipated, free event draws visitors from all over to see original works from local artists priced from the affordable to the extravagant. Friday night at the ArtWalk boasts a street festival atmosphere, while Saturday afternoon caters to a family crowd. Check out the full map for more information on venues and performances.


Upcoming Charity Races

R(un) for One 5K and 1 mile Fun Run
September 7 at Veterans’ Park in Hoover
Benefits Lifeline Children’s Services
Register here!

Monkey C Monkey 5K and 1 mile Fun Run
September 7 at Homewood Central Park
Benefits Camp Smile-A-Mile
Register here!


Brad Ryan Benefit Concert
September 8 at 2:00 PM
Alabama Theatre

Long time Three on a String member Brad Ryan recently underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor and kidney. Brad, who is now doing well in recovery, has brought joy to a lot of people through his music, and this concert is an opportunity to give back to him and his family. The show will feature Rick and Bubba, Three on a String, Sweetwater Road, and Rosewood, plus several others! The free concert will be accepting donations to support Brad and his family.

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