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6/19/13 – 6/25/13




This edition of B-There features the best events and destinations in and around the city, with opportunities to get outdoors, gather with friends, and celebrate and support  others in our community. We hope you will B-There!
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Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Concert for a Cause
June 20 at 7:00 PM
Iron City Birmingham

Join us at Iron City for a concert featuring Birmingham rock band Within Reason. Get the chance to rock out and support Make-A-Wish Alabama, a non-profit that aims to make a difference in the lives of children who are facing life-threatening medical conditions.
Attendees must be at least 19 years old.
Ticket info here


Chefs for the Cure   

June 20 starting at 6:00 PM
The Club

Tickets are close to selling out! Chefs for the Cure is an exclusive tasting event that features an array of signature gourmet cuisine from some of Birmingham’s finest chefs. Enjoy signature dishes while bidding on silent auction items throughout the evening! 

The event kicks off with a cocktail reception at 6:00 PM presented by Cathead Vodka. Start the evening with the amazing appetizers from Mafiaoza’s, Sol Y Luna, Little Savannah, and Satterfield’s. Then, progress through the entrees from John’s City Diner, Homewood Gourmet, The   J. Clyde, and Ocean. Finish the night with desserts from Ted’s Restaurant and The Culinard. Each chef prepares their signature dish directly in front of the guests, making this event a wonderful way to interact with your favorite restaurants. Presented by and benefiting Susan G. Komen of North Central Alabama.
Get tickets here


Secret Stages Preview Show
June 20 at 9:00 PM
Bottletree Cafe

In preparation for their main concert in August, Secret Stages presents a preview show headlined by Floating Action and featuring William Tyler and W. Stewart. Floating Action–who has previously toured with Band of Horses, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and My Morning Jacket–is actually one man, Seth Kauffman, who has been described as “a red-bearded, Blue Ridge mountain-biking brother” and actually writes, records and plays all the instruments for each song himself.
Like it? Find out more here


Annie Get Your Gun
June 20 – July 7
Virgina Samford Theatre

The VST hits the bull’s-eye this season with Irving Berlin’s famous Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun. This Wild West show-within-a-show tells the ageless love story of Annie Oakley, the sharpest sharpshooter, and Frank Butler, the heartthrob of Buffalo Bill’s traveling show. Hum along to unforgettable tunes like “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “I Got the Sun in the Morning” and “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” as we celebrate one of Broadway’s most enduring triumphs.
Giddy up and get tickets here!


 Pepper Place June 22

7 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 Brad Ryan and
Peanut. Don’t miss a demo from guest chef Robby Melvin of Southern Living
More details here

Inspired by Southern Design
June 20 from 4 – 7:00 PM
The King’s House Antiques, Pepper Place

Learn tips and ideas for planning the quintessential southern dream home. Join us for a design presentation headlined by Jim Strickland, founder and senior principal of Historical Concepts and co-author of Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House, and featuring Jessica Thuston, home and garden executive editor of Southern Living magazine. Strickland will explain what is involved in creating beautiful, livable homes with elements of traditional design, yet with practical design sensibilities for today’s modern families and lifestyles. Thuston will be sharing insider information from Southern Living, offering real-world southern design tips that are both informative and enlightening.

Following the presentation, The King’s House Antiques will host a “meet and greet” session with Strickland and Thuston, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 
Get inspired and learn more here 


The Firehouse Shelter Presents Ozzie Newsome

June 21 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Harbert Center

Ozzie Newsome, General Manager of the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and former University of Alabama and NFL football Hall of Famer, will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon benefiting The Firehouse Shelter. Mr. Newsome will share a story of hope about his personal journey of overcoming obstacles to achieve excellence. Following the keynote, Firehouse Shelter Executive Director Steve Freeman will give a brief presentation on how the shelter is making a difference in the lives of the homeless, and there will be a special testimony by one of the shelter’s program alumni.
Tickets available here!


Triumph Superbike Classic
June 21 – 24
Barber Motorsports Park

Barber Motorsports and ZOOM Motorsports are proud to announce the 2013 Triumph Superbike Classic, an AMA Pro Series weekend of motorcycle and sport bike racing. Last year, the event brought more than 37,000 fans from all over the world, and this year’s event will include fan walks on pit lane, autograph sessions, demo rides and much more. Bring the family to this fast and fun event!
Start your engines here!

Alabama Marketplace
June 21 from 4 – 7 PM
Colonial Brookwood Village

Alabama Marketplace is back this summer at Brookwood Village! Every Friday evening this summer, come visit the farmer’s market at The Village. Vendors will be set up on the sidewalk along Village Lane. Enjoy the great setting and delicious local produce.
See all dates this summer here

More information on this great deal!

5K Race to the Courthouse
Downtown YMCA
June 22 at 8:00 AM

Get your running shoes on for the Noojin & White 5K Race to the Courthouse benefiting The Campaign for a Healthy Community! All proceeds from the event will provide financial assistance so deserving kids and adults can become a part of the YMCA family. This year’s race features  new, shadier course

on 22nd and 20th Streets turning around at Five Points’ Magnolia Avenue. Celebrate your finish at the family health fair featuring local food trucks and free health screenings. Technical shirts awarded to all pre-registered participants.
Register here!


Art From the Heart
June 23 at 6:00 PM
B&A Warehouse

You don’t want to miss the 24th annual Art From The Heart event benefiting Studio By the Tracks, a non-profit organization that provides free art lessons to autistic adults and at-risk children in our community. Two hundred local artists as well as adults from the Studio will provide work for a live and silent auction. A Student’s Room will feature hundreds of pieces of our students’ artwork for sale, and a delicious buffet will be served alongside complimentary beer and wine. All proceeds will support the programs of Studio By The Tracks.
Tickets available here

Movies at Avondale Park
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
June 25 at 8:15 PM

Due to rain, the Movies at Avondale Park originally scheduled for 6/18 has now been moved to 6/25. The Forest Park South Avondale Business and REV Birmingham are proud to present this free family night out. Join us on Tuesday, June 25 for a screening of the family classic E.T.–seating opens at 7:00 PM and show time is 8:15 PM. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and movie snacks.
More info here!


Magic City Chocolate Challenge  

June 27 from 5 – 9:00 PM 


Birmingham bakers and chefs are coming   together for a friendly challenge to see who can create the best chocolate dish as part of the First Annual Magic City Chocolate Challenge on Thursday, June 27! Taste chocolate dishes from Bright Star, Cantina, Dyar’s, Daylight Donuts, Johnny Ray’s, Mix, and Ms. Jessi Chism to judge who is your favorite!


 This delicious event will be held from 5 – 9 PM at Cantina Pepper Place. Tickets are $5 and include happy hour specials along with samplings from all the chocolate competitors. In addition to getting your chocolate fill, you can take a chance at our raffle items and place your bid on a Regions Green Bicycle!


Proceeds from the event go towards the new Disability, Rights, & Resources facility, located in the Civil Rights District, which welcomes all people with disabilities and provides them with answers and possibilities for more independent living.


Get your tickets at DRRAdvocates.org or call 205-251-2223. Tickets are only $5!

Relax by the Tracks
June 27 from 5 – 8:00 PM
Railroad Park

Make plans to join us at Railroad Park for live music from Joel Madison Blount and War Jacket as well as food and drinks available for purchase at George’s Boxcar Cafe. Following the event, stick around for the unveiling of the LightRails at the 18th Street railroad underpass!
Get ready to relax here 


Summer Concert Series:

Earl Williams & the Jute Joint Band
with Mr. Gip Gipson

June 27 from 6 – 8:00 PM
Aldridge Gardens

“Mr. Gip” Gipson has been wow-ing crowds with backyard blues parties since 1952.
Earl “Guitar” Williams
is widely known for the electrifying sounds he creates with his guitar and harmonica. This summer, we’re thrilled that they’ll be jamming with us at Aldridge Gardens!
Bring a picnic dinner, refreshments, and a blanket or chair, and get ready to experience these Alabama blues legends, live under the stars!
Get your tickets here!

This June, The French Quarter Is Yours at Hotel Monteleone

Rates as low as $119 per night*
This June, relax in the heart of the French Quarter while enjoying our lowest rates of the year. Take a dip in our rooftop pool, and enjoy the panoramic views of the Mississippi River and French Quarter in our 24/7 Fitness Center. Continue your vacation while unwinding at our rejuvenating Spa Aria. The day isn’t complete without a meal at our award-winning Criollo Restaurant, home of truly innovative farm-to-table cuisine. Then step over to the world famous Carousel Bar & Lounge for a spin at the bar with live music and gorgeous views of Royal Street. With our ideal location you are free to come and go as you please to explore all that New Orleans has to offer!

 *Valid May 27 – September 20, 2013. Promotional rate is based upon availability and subject to change at any time.

Book your trip Now!

UAB MBA Alumni Chapter Breakfast Speaker Series

June 28 at 7:30 AM
Innovation Depot

Whether you’re an alum of UAB, a current student of the university, or an interested Birmingham citizen, come enjoy this breakfast speaker series. The speaker for the event will be Brian Campbell from Fidelity Investments, who will be speaking on the U.S. Renaissance. Mr. Campbell will discuss how rising energy production, the improving housing market and the manufacturing recovery will propel the U.S. forward in the next decade.

RSVP to uabmbaalumni@gmail.com by Friday, June 21.

The Last Flapper
Now through June 29
Birmingham Festival Theatre

Spend a few hours of March 10, 1948 with Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in Asheville, North Carolina in this play by William Luce. Zelda, a Montgomery native, is famously known as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s muse and spouse. She was exciting, original, witty, talented, and tormented. She was brilliant and unpredictable. This is the real Zelda, not the legend. And she is far more interesting.    

More about showtimes & tickets here 



RACE: Are We So Different?
McWane Science Center

Now through September 2

“RACE: Are We So Different?” brings together the everyday experience of living with race, the role of science in its history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations. Interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, compelling photographs, and multimedia presentations offer visitors to RACE an eye-opening look at its important subject matter. Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE is the first nationally-traveling exhibition to tell the stories of race from biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.
More details here!

Free Friday Flicks
Veteran’s Park in Hoover
Movies start at dusk

June 21         The Odd Life of Timothy Green  [PG]
June 28         Hotel Transylvania  [PG]
July 5             The Lorax  [PG]
July 12           Madagascar 3  [PG]
July 19           Wreck-it Ralph  [PG]

For weather concerns please follow them on twitter @BYMovieParties


We share the excitement of the community about our Birmingham Barons baseball team coming back to the city to play at the New Regions Field. That’s why we are offering a shuttle service that picks up game goers at the Lakeview and Pepper Place areas, takes them to the stadium and brings them back when the games end.

Service is JUST $1 and fans can buy tickets as follows:
for WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY games, buy tickets at Cantina Tortilla Grill, Slice and Innisfree Irish Pub. For SUNDAY games, buy tickets at Sol Y Luna.

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