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10/1/2014 – 10/7/2014 




The month of October brings with it cool, crisp air, crunchy leaves, and plenty of fall-themed events throughout the city. Check out our top picks, which include Halloween festivities for all ages that start this week and last all month. 

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The City of Birmingham Presents
The Fusion Awards

October 14 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Sheraton Hotel Birmingham

Join us in celebrating this year’s Fusion Award winners at a luncheon in their honor. The Fusion Awards recognize people in Birmingham who represent excellence in their chosen fields and foster, cultivate, and exemplify a wide array of diversity in our community.


Sponsored by BBVA Compass, the University of Alabama at Birmingham & WAVE, Inc. 

Halloween Events
Throughout the month of October

Sloss Fright Night | Now through November 1
The famous (and reportedly haunted) Sloss Furnaces will be transformed this month into three different spooky trails, including the new “Outbreak” zombie obstacle course.

Atrox Factory | October 3 – November 1
Prepare to be scared–the Southeast’s largest haunted attraction is a 40,000 sq. ft. indoor haunted home ready to spook you around every corner.

Pumpkin Patch Express | October 4 – 26
This family-friendly event at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum includes hayrides, a corn maze, and a pumpkin patch.


The Bell Party
October 1 from 5 – 8:00 PM

Resolute Running Training Center

This art fundraiser features works of art from a variety of local artists available for sale. Enjoy food and drinks as you view the artwork, which includes a signature piece created by children of The Bell Center. Proceeds will benefit The Bell Center, which provides early intervention services to children at risk of developmental delay.
View participating artists + RSVP here!


Antiques at the Gardens
October 2 – 5
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

This annual event includes antique dealers from across the U.S. presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, jewelry, and more. The show will also feature themed areas curated by nationally-known architects, interior designers, and landscape designers. Plus, don’t miss the black-tie preview party on Thursday, 10/2!
Tickets available here!


Southern Women’s Show
October 2 – 5

Now in its 30th year, this annual women’s show features exhibits in food, fashion, health & beauty, lifestyle and more. Plus, this year’s special guests are Vicki Gunvalson from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County and beauty expert Michael O’Rourke.
List of exhibitors + tickets here!

First Thursdays at the BMA
October 2 from 5 – 9:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art

Enjoy a free after-hours art experience at the BMA on the first Thursday of every month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the garden, catch a movie, or sit down with friends for tapas at Oscar’s Cafe.

More event info here! 


Birmingham Art Crawl
October 2 from 5 – 9:00 PM
Downtown Loft District

On the first Thursday of every month, our city’s pool of creative talent is showcased throughout the historic loft district. Art Crawl is a great way to meet local artists and performers, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Birmingham.
More info here!

Light the Night Walk
October 2 at 5:30 PM
Railroad Park

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual walk event funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments, and the most promising cancer research anywhere.
Join the cause–register here!

Boo at the Zoo
October 3 – 31
The Birmingham Zoo

Put on your family-friendly costume and watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, trick-or-treating, themed rides, and fun games for 16 nights of Halloween fun. A few favorite activities include the Creepy Carnival, the Sasquatch Hay Ride, and the all-new Monster Slide.
Rides, games, and tickets here!  


Cuko Rakko Fallfest
October 3 – 5
Horse Pens 40 in Steele, AL

This music and arts festival involves a three-day camping and concert experience. This year’s Fallfest will feature a diverse lineup of live music and mixed media arts, including glass blowing, blacksmithing, yoga, rock climbing, hiking, kid’s activities, food & drinks, craft vending, craft beer, and more.
Check out the music lineup + get tickets here! 


Eat Drink Read Write Festival
October 3 – 10
Various locations

This popular annual festival hosted by the Birmingham Public Library features the area’s best food and beverage offerings served up with a literary twist. Poetry paired with craft beer and soul food, an evening of storytelling and latte art, and a cocktail contest with a Jazz Age literary theme–these are just some of the delectable delights in store.
Check out the full schedule here!


B-Metro LIVE Facebook event!
Live Chat
with Jessica Kirk Drennan

October 15 from 11 – 11:30 AM

Ask your family & divorce-related questions and get immediate answers from the author of Divorce in Alabama. Join us on our Facebook page as Jessica Kirk Drennan, attorney at Kirk Drennan, P.C. answers all your burning questions in real time.
Want to send in a question anonymously? Ask it here. 

Discover more here! 


Pepper Place Market
October 4 from 7 AM – 12 noon
Pepper Place

Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers, and artisans to Birmingham each week, rain or shine. While you shop, you’ll enjoy a live demo by Chef Chris Harrigan of Stones Throw Bar & Grill and music by Old Fashioned Rhythm Method and Nathan Peek.
More here!


Bark in the Park
October 4 from 9 AM – 2:00 PM
Veterans Park in Alabaster

Shelby County Humane Society hosts this 8th annual free family event that offers plenty of fun for two-legged and four-legged friends. This year’s event features feature puppy adoption booths, vendor booths offering the coolest pet products, and educational booths where you can learn the latest and greatest techniques.

More info here! 


Oak Mountain Fall Festival
October 4 from 10 AM – 4:00 PM
Oak Mountain State Park

Bring the family and get ready for a fun way to celebrate fall at this 4th annual festival. Some activities at the festival will include hayrides, face painting, a cake walk, bobbing for apples, and more. The fall festival will take place at the Dogwood and Lakeside Pavilions.

More info here! 


Tailgate to End Hunger
October 4 from 11 AM – 10:00 PM
Trim Tab Brewing Co.

Join Trim Tab this Saturday for a tailgating event benefiting the Community Food Bank. Watch this weekend’s football games on two big-screen TVs while grubbing on some of Birmingham’s best food truck offerings and brews. The event is family-friendly and includes bounce houses and a cornhole tournament. 

Get tickets here! 

Wine & Cheese Hike
October 4 from 5 – 8:00 PM
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

Here’s a great idea for a date night this weekend–enjoy an evening hike on the beautiful Ruffner Mountain. Once you’re at the top, take in the views while sampling wine and cheese. Registration is available both in advance as well as the day of the hike.

Evening of Art & Blues
October 4 from 7 – 10:00 PM
Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion in Tuscaloosa, AL

This 8th annual fundraiser for the Alabama Blues Project includes a silent auction featuring artistically painted instruments and a live blues painting that will be created on site. The event wouldn’t be complete without live blues performances by the Alabama Blues Project Advanced Band and other local blues artists.

Ticket info here! 


Magic City Mile
October 5 from 2 – 4:00 PM
Downtown Homewood

This 4th annual event invites you to either try to run your fastest mile or stroll a mile with family and friends. The race will be followed by a family festival featuring face painting, a rock climbing wall, pumpkin painting, and live music by Festival Expressions. The event benefits The Bell Center.
Register here!


Samford University Presents

B-Published! Fiction Contest

Enter through October 15!

Are you a writer, storyteller, or avid reader? Have you ever dreamed of seeing your own written work published? In the first-ever B-Metro fiction writing contest, we invite you to submit an original story in one of our age divisions (student, college, or adult) for the chance to have your work published in our magazine.
Contest rules listed here! 

Email your story to bpublishedcontest@gmail.com

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