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6/18/2014 – 6/24/2014 




Explore the great outdoors this week in the Magic City. Whether you’re sipping cocktails on the farm, playing poker at the lake, or racing through downtown Birmingham, you’ll find fun amongst the fresh air. Plus, check out our venue picks for watching the World Cup!   
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St. Vincent’s Health System Presents
B-Metro’s Cutest Baby Contest 

Enter NOW through July 4!

The search for the cutest baby in B’ham is on! Enter your beautiful baby’s picture for the chance for your little one to be one of the 8 adorable babies featured in the October issue of B-Metro Magazine.

Email a photo of your baby (age 0-24 mos.) to bmetrobaby@gmail.com. Starting July 14, we will share all photos on our Facebook page for fan voting!


Contest sponsored by Henderson and Walton Women’s Center, P.C. 

YP Birmingham Social
Tonight at 5:30 PM
Carrigan’s Public House

Join the Young Professionals of Birmingham for their monthly social at Carrigan’s newly opened rooftop patio. At tonight’s event, you’ll enjoy great networking and food catered by The Pantry while learning about this month’s charity spotlight, Hand in Paw animal-assisted therapy.
RSVP here!

Chefs for the Cure
June 19 from 5:30 – 8 PM
The Club

This 3rd annual exclusive tasting event features an array of gourmet cuisine from 13 of Birmingham’s finest chefs. Participating chefs create one-of-a-kind dishes for guests, all with the ultimate goal of raising funds for Susan G. Komen of North Central Alabama.
Check out participating restaurants + get tickets here! 


Timbre Art Opening with Liz Lane
June 19 from 5:30 – 8 PM
Four Seasons Gallery

Liz Lane is a Birmingham artist who creates abstract alternate plains and landscapes using oil paints on canvas. She will have many never before seen works for sale during her show, and the first 25 people to arrive can enter to win an original painting by Lane. The opening also includes hors d’oeuvres, music, and a wine tasting. 

More info here! 


BAO’s Smith Lake Poker Run
June 20 – 21
Smith Lake

Don’t know how to play poker? No worries!
This annual event benefiting Birmingham AIDS Outreach is more about good times, good food, and great friends supporting a wonderful cause. It all kicks off with a registration party on Friday followed by a day in the sun and after-party on Saturday.

Door prizes will be given away to the best poker hands. 

Register online here!

Pepper Place Market
June 21 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. This week, enjoy a live cooking demo by Chef Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club and live music by Flying Jenny and Grover Sheffield.
More here!


Noojin & White 5K Race to the Courthouse
June 21 at 9:00 AM
Downtown YMCA

Get ready to race on this scenic route through downtown Birmingham. The run starts and ends at the downtown YMCA, and proceeds raised will provide financial assistance so deserving kids and adults can become a part of the YMCA family.
Register here!

A Taste of the Caribbean Jerk Festival
June 21 from 10 AM – 8:00 PM
Arthur Shores Park

The general public is invited to this amazing festival of Caribbean culture and experience. Featuring delicious food from local chefs and incredible live reggae music, you are sure to have a great time at this annual fest.

A portion of proceeds will benefit disadvantaged individuals and families in the Birmingham area.  


Cocktails on the Farm

June 21 from 1 – 5:00 PM 

Jones Valley Teaching Farm


Join Jones Valley for an afternoon filled with some of Birmingham’s best local food, drink, and music. Chefs from several local restaurants will be serving up small plates inspired by the season, while eight skilled bartenders will be crafting flavorful cocktails by their side. All proceeds from the event will benefit JVTF’s growing Good School Food program.
Tickets available here!


Block Party & Health Festival

June 21 from 5 – 8:00 PM 

St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

This family-friendly festival combines health & wellness with fun! Enjoy live music, rock wall climbing, Tumblebus games & face painting for the kids, and food vendors. The fest also offers free health screenings, healthy information booths, and free fitness introductions.
More here!


June 21 from 5 – 10:00 PM
Alys Stephens Center

At this free community event, browse local vendor tents and enjoy produce from local farmers markets. You’ll also enjoy ASC Commisions Birmingham finalists each performing their own song written about Birmingham. Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks or enjoy local brews. Whatever you do, make it LOCAL!
List of vendors + music finalists here!


Art in the Gardens
June 21 – 22
Aldridge Gardens

At this 12th annual art festival, more than 50 Alabama artisans who produce new work every year will have their work on display and for sale–this is a great opportunity to get original, one-of-a-kind local pieces. D’Armond Catering will have its food truck on site both days.

List of participating artists here!


Triumph Superbike Classic
June 21 – 22
Barber Motorsports Park

For two days of action, fans will watch seven races at Barber Motorsports Park. In addition to the races, this year’s event boasts a new entertainment event: a complimentary freestyle motocross show in the Castrol Fan Zone. We’re offering a special promo for B-There subscribers–use code “bmetro” to get 10% off your ticket!

More info + tickets here! 


The Art of Alabama Food Exhibit
Now through June 28
Pepper Place

The Alabama Tourism Department brings The Art of Alabama Food, a traveling exhibit inspired by the free “100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama Before You Die” mobile app. 36 images of dishes will entice guests and inform them about some of Alabama’s best local restaurants.
View the full list of 100 dishes here!

Summer Film Series
Now through August 10
Alabama Theatre

No summer is complete without a film screening at the historic Alabama Theatre. Below are the upcoming screenings you won’t want to miss:
June 22, 2:00 PM – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
June 29, 2:00 PM – Thoroughly Modern Millie

Click here for the full schedule!


World Cup at Cantina
Now through July 13
Cantina Tortilla Grill

Are you watching all of the exciting match-ups at the 2014 World Cup? Join in on the fun at Cantina! Accompanied by some of Birmingham’s best food and specials on Dale’s Pale Ale, Good People IPA and Modelo Especial Towers, Cantina Tortilla Grill has you covered. Catch all of the action, day or night, on its new 70″ TV.

Cantina will be opening the restaurant this SUNDAY from 4-8 PM for the USA vs. Portugal match. Kickoff is at 5 PM, so be sure to arrive early and get your seat on the patio or in the main dining room. Wear your team colors and join in for a fun evening!

 Click here for the complete schedule and more info

World Cup 2014 at Iron City

Now through July 13

Iron City Bham


The World Cup comes once every 4 years. This year, Iron City will be Birmingham’s headquarters for all World Cup matches. The Iron City music venue will be transformed into world cup central where soccer fans can watch their favorite teams on a 240 square ft HD projector screen. 

More info here! 


FIFA World Cup at the Clyde

Now through July 13

The J. Clyde


Celebrate one of the greatest sporting tournaments in the world, the FIFA World Cup! To allow you to enjoy each World Cup match in a wonderful pub atmosphere, the J. Clyde will have extended hours and food/beverage specials available throughout the tournament.

Check out the World Cup menu here! 


Birmingham Barons vs. Mississippi Braves
June 24 – 29
Regions Field

The 2013 season proved to be one of the most memorable in the long and storied history of Birmingham baseball as the Barons celebrated their return to downtown with the franchise’s 14th Championship. Cheer on the Barons as they play against the Mississippi Braves next week.
Click here for the full schedule!

PLUS don’t miss the 19th annual Rickwood Classic, which will be held at the historic Rickwood Field on June 25 at 12:30 PM. The Barons will match up against the Braves, and both teams will sport their “throwback” uniforms.
Rickwood Classic info here!

Movies at Avondale Park
June 24 at 8:00 PM
Avondale Park

The Forest Park South Avondale Merchants Association and REV Birmingham are proud to present this free family night out every Tuesday in June. Next week, enjoy a free screening of Mary Poppins.
Full movie schedule here!


Swoozie’s Bridal Showcase

June 25 from 6 – 8:00 PM

Swoozie’s at The Summit


Planning your dream day? Swoozie’s is bringing together some of its favorite vendors and debuting its new partnership with Beaucoup, a unique line of wedding favors, supplies, gifts and more. Stop by to get all of your personalized wedding needs in one stop!

Brides register here! 


CRAFT Birmingham Screening & Beer Dinner

June 25 from 6 – 9:00 PM

Cahaba Brewing Co.  


Take a midweek break and join the Cahaba Brewing team for an evening of food, film and fun. Evening festivities include a five course beer dinner, special release beers, and the exclusive Birmingham movie screening of CRAFT, a documentary about the craft beer revolution. 

More info + tickets here! 


Nominate your Caring Physician!
Click here to nominate
Does your doctor go above and beyond his/her line of duty? Nominate your Caring Physician, and he/she could appear in the November “Top Doctors” issue of B-Metro!
Give back when you get our June 2014 issue

The Fight
In his new book, Positive, Birmingham’s own Dr. Michael Saag shares his experiences as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

In support of our June cover story, proceeds from B-Metro newsstand sales this month will be donated to The 1917 Clinic at UAB, which supports HIV care, awareness, and prevention.
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