B-There! Birmingham Hammers | The Color Run | BBQ & Blues Fest

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5/27/2015 – 6/2/2015 



Join Birmingham this week as we welcome our city’s first professional soccer team to the field, get to networking (in person) with YP Birmingham’s May Social, paint downtown a crazy mix of colors at The Color Run, listen to the blues at Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Fest, and take in some jazz at the Steel City Jazz Fest.

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The Wiz
Now through May 31
Red Mountain Theatre

From Baltimore to Broadway to Birmingham, Rufus Bonds Jr. brings The Wiz, an urban-spun and folk-infused version of The Wizard of Oz, to Red Mountain Theatre Company until May 31.


Click here to purchase tickets to the show, and use the special code “BMETRO1415″ for $5 off ticket price.



An Evening with Frank Fleming
May 28
Aldridge Gardens

Spend your evening with famous bronze sculptor Frank Fleming at Aldridge Gardens from 6 to 8 p.m. as they celebrate their new exhibit of the largest collection of Fleming sculptures available for public viewing.

Young Professionals May Social
May 28
Birmingham Museum of Art

Get your professional networking on at YP Birmingham’s May Social at the Birmingham Museum of Art from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. Come chat with like-minded people over hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live music.

May 28 through June 13
Birmingham Festival Theatre

Understand what it means to be understood by watching Nina Raine’s award-winning play 
Tribes at the Birmingham Festival Theatre beginning on May 28. It’s about a boy named Billy, who was born deaf, and feels misunderstood by everyone around him. Things change when he meets Sylvia, a girl who’s on the brink of deafness.



Matthew Mayfield
May 29
Iron City

Go listen to Birmingham’s singer-songwriter Matthew Mayfield on Friday at Iron City. He’s got a series of critically-acclaimed releases to his credit, including songs penned with The Civil Wars’ John Paul White for his album Now You’re Free.

Birmingham Hammers
May 29 and May 30
Vestavia Soccer Club

Watch as the Birmingham Hammers make soccer history in Alabama with its inaugural game 
 the Nashville Football Club. The professional team is made up of Coach Joel Person and his assistants Luke Whittle, Chazz Romeo, Zac Crawford, and Gavin Long, along with players from local colleges. The first game will be held at
 Vestavia Soccer Club (4700 Sicard Hollow Rd).



TEDxBirmingham Women
May 29
Alys Stephens Center

Explore bold ideas that create momentum in how women think, live and work during a live simulcast of the TEDWomen 2015 speakers from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center.

Bob Sykes BBQ + Blues Fest
May 30
DeBardeleben Park

Combine barbecue and blues at the Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival. Head to Debardeleben Park on Saturday from 12 to 8 p.m. to hear some tunes from national blues musicians and to eat some incredible Bob Sykes BBQ.

The Color Run
May 30

Let your true colors shine at The Color Run, a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Run through bursts of colored powder and see yourself as a masterpiece at the finish line.

Movies at Avondale Park
June 2
Avondale Park

Head to Avondale Park on June 2 for an outdoor viewing of Toy Story. Bring blankets, chairs, and snacks! Wind, stars, flowers, and ambiance are complimentary.


See this summer’s full list of movies here.

10,000 Scoop Challenge
June 2
Linn Park

Head to Linn Park on June 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for free ice cream. Stuff down as much as you can, because for each scoop eaten, Moose Tracks will donate $1 to The Salvation Army.

Steel City Jazz Fest
June 4 through June 6
Linn Park

Jazz enthusiasts: Shine up your brass and get ready for the Steel City Jazz Fest at Linn Park on June 4 through June 6. Listen to those rough velvet riffs from over 25 local and national artists all weekend long.

Magic City Brew Fest
June 5 through June 6
Sloss Furnace

Sun’s hot, beer’s cold. Join Free the Hops and The J. Clyde for Magic City Brewfest, a weekend dedicated to learning about craft beer and sampling Alabama’s best liquid nectar. Come to try over 200 beers available, including many rare, specialty, and cask ales which have never been seen before in Alabama–and may never be seen again.

Ingrid Michaelson
June 5
Iron City

The folks here at
B-Metro Magazine love her; TV shows like
Grey’s Anatomy,
Sex & The City, and
Parenthood love her; and now Birmingham loves her. Head to Iron City on June 5 to see Ingrid Michaelson belt some pretty incredible tunes.

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