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The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living

“Feelin’ Groovy,” B-Metro Magazine, October 2015 
October 14 through October 20, 2015

This week, get spooked at one of the city’s famous haunted attractions, jam to live music at Cask & Drum, sample food at the Pepper Place night market, and celebrate autumn at Mt Laurel. Fall is here, and I look forward to celebrating with you, Birmingham.
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The seventies are back with our retro-inspired fashion spread shot by Liesa Cole and styled by Mary Beth Wetzel

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Third Thursday at Pepper Place

October 15, 5-8 p.m.
Pepper Place Farmers Market

Join a few of your favorite farmers at Pepper Place for an unusual night market. 
You’ll find Alabama grown salad fixins’, homemade soups, breads, ready to eat pasta dishes, and a variety of sweets. Enjoy a pop up at Kings House Antiques with designs by India Hicks and food from guest chef James Lewis of Bettola.


Boo at the Zoo

October 16-18, 23-31, 5-9 p.m.
The Birmingham Zoo

This month, 
The Birmingham Zoo
 transforms into a destination of spooky attractions
. Skate to music on the all new Skeleton Skate Ice Rink, ride the Spider Slide, travel down trick-or-treat lane, experience a haunted hayride, and much more.



Fall Community Showcase

October 17-18 
Participating communities

Visit 13 of Birmingham’s most sought-after neighborhoods in this two-weekend public event. See everything from neighborhood parks and clubhouses to the beautiful new homes. Make sure to follow B-Metro on Facebook, where we’re spotlighting a new neighborhood each day! You can also follow the rest of our blog team at DIY Girl Cave,  Paper Daisy Design, and Southern Mama + Child.


Fall Plant Sale

October 17-18
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

he year’s second largest 
 fundraiser is back
. Visitors can shop a wide selection including
herbs, sustainable trees, 
annuals, shrubs, natives, perennials,
while taking advantage of advice from knowledgable staff.


Mt Laurel Fall Festival

October 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mt Laurel Town Center

Celebrate autumn days at this family-friendly event with inflatable bounce houses, hayrides, and a petting zoo. Savor the best of Birmingham food with a rich menu of items from Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ and Mt Laurel restaurants. Plus, enjoy live music while you shop for local fresh produce, seasonal flowers, jewelry, art, and handcrafted goods.


Cask and Drum

October 17, 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Historic Avondale neighborhood

Now in its 3rd year, the festival has a new location in Avondale and will feature live performances by Warren Haynes, Perpetual Groove, Green River Ordinance, and other artists on the Pepsi Stage at Avondale Brewing Co. 


Race for the Cure

October 17, 9 a.m.
Linn Park

 Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure is a unique 5k walk/race event, designed to encourage public dialogue about breast cancer, promote the importance of early detection, and raise funds for local breast health services. 


Crestwood Crawl

October 17, 2-8 p.m.
North Crestwood Neighborhood

Now in its 7th year, Crestwood Crawl is an an organized event where participants visit seven themed checkpoints in the Crestwood North neighborhood, drawing a playing card at each one. All guests are invited to the After Party, featuring catering, live DJ, and outdoor activities. Proceeds benefit Birmingham AIDS Outreach. 


Scare Your Face off Fest

October 17, 9 p.m.
Saturn Birmingham

DIY Birmingham is providing Halloween festivities with cover sets by Birmingham’s finest musicians. Dress up and get a discount at the door. Attendees with the creepiest costumes get prizes



October 17, 12-4 p.m.
Helena Ampitheater

This free event for all age will feature dog adoptions, discounted dog vaccinations, pony rides, hot air balloon lifts, food trucks, photo booths, a kid’s zone, and much more.


The Taste of the Magic City

October 19-22
Various locations

Now in its 5th year, this series benefits M-POWER Ministries, a local nonprofit 
providing free education and health services to the community. 
The Taste features four unique dining experiences, including three new specialty events.



October 19-21
Alys Stephens Performing Center

During free 
hour-long celebrations of art and culture you will c
origami and listen to 
Japanese music, journey to the temples of India, and experience Día de los Muertos, or Day of 


Cahaba Dermatology Non-Surgical Facelift Event

October 22, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
2290 Valleydale Road

Take home free swag bags and get a paraffin hand wax as well as a make up touch up. Treat yourself to a 
one-on-one consultation with a Sculptra expert. 
Light f
ood and refreshments will be served. 


Brookwood Mammothon

October 22, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Brookwood Diagnostic Center

Make time for a mammogram that fits your schedule by signing up for Brookwood’s annual Mammothon. Throughout the day, you’ll be treated to a fabulous fashion show, cooking demos, food, and SWAG bags at this “health meets fun” event for women. The B-Metro blog team will be on site from
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. live posting on social media. Follow along with Erica Bunker of Erica B’s DIY Style and Tracy James of ChicMadeSimple for updates!


B-Metro Fusion Awards 2015
October 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts 

Join B-Metro in honoring the 13 recipients of the annual Fusion Awards presented by The City of Birmingham. There will be complimentary food & drink, entertainment provided by some of this year’s winners, and an awards reception. Read about the award winners here.


2015 Juried Salon Showcase

Now-November 5 
Beverly McNeil Gallery

Beverly McNeil Gallery presents “Oil Painters of America,” featuring more than 300 paintings by award-winning artists from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Learn about collecting art, watch live painting demonstrations, and take the opportunity to add to your art collection.



Birmingham Haunted Houses

Now-October 31
Sloss Furnaces, Atrox Factory, Warehouse 31
During the month of October, Birmingham transforms into one of the country’s premier destinations for haunted attractions. Get spooked at 
Sloss Fright Furnace
Atrox Factory, and 
Warehouse 31.

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