B-There! Fashion Week | Food Truck Roundup | Gumbo Gala




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4/23/2014 – 4/29/2014 




We hope you’re hungry, because this week offers more B’ham food events than you can fit on a dinner plate. Take a bite of the city while supporting some great local organizations. Plus, Birmingham Fashion Week struts the runway through this Saturday…don’t miss it!  
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Birmingham Fashion Week
Now through April 26
Pepper Place

4/23: Lifestyle Night – 7:00 PM Runway Show
Pure Barre, Mountain High Outfitters, lululemon athletica

4/24: Thursday – 7:00 PM Runway Show
Leona, Johnathan Kayne, Anthony Ryan Auld

4/25: Friday – 7:00 PM Runway Show
Hunter Bell, Salence, SW3 Bespoke

4/26: Saturday Finale – 7:00 PM Runway Show
heidi elnora, Show Me Your Mumu, Rebecca Taylor
Check out the full schedule & get tickets here!

Family Matters Opening Reception
Today from 6 – 8:00 PM
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

This opening reception features a photography exhibition by Carolyn Sherer of self-identified LGBTQ youth ages 15-23 from Birmingham. This exhibition is aimed at initiating a conversation about social change and the need for family acceptance for LGBTQ youth. 

 Learn more & RSVP here! 


Oak Mountain State Fair
Now through April 27
Oak Mountain Ampitheatre

Alabama’s largest outdoor event is back! Along with carnival rides and games, this year’s fair offers some unique food (deep fried Oreos, anyone?) and special attractions such as Kachunga & The Alligator show, No Joe’s Circus, Larry Moore the Magic Man, a motorcycle stunt show, a live petting zoo, and much more!

Bargain Carousel
April 24 & 26-27
Former JC Penney at Century Plaza Mall

The annual Bargain Carousel hosted by the Junior League of Birmingham is best described as a “1000-family garage sale” and will take place April 26 – 27. The fundraising event will kick off with the Bargain Bash on April 24, which offers early access to the best merchandise, silent & live auctions, food & drinks, and entertainment.

Learn more here! 


Dining Out for Life
April 24
Participating restaurants

Tomorrow, you can contribute to the local fight against HIV/AIDS by simply dining out at a participating restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. At these restaurants, a minimum of 25% of your bill will be donated to AIDS Alabama.

Click here for participating restaurants! 


Stump Entrepreneurship Lecture
April 24 at 6:30 PM
Birmingham-Southern College

This year’s speaker is Alexander Friedman, Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS Wealth Management and UBS Wealth Management Americas. Hear Mr. Friedman talk about how his career has evolved from starting off as a White House Fellow and an assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense to where he is now.

Learn more here 


Centennial Celebration
April 25 at 5:30 PM
Woodrow Hall

Historic Woodrow Hall will be celebrating its centennial with a very special event that is free and open to the public. Partygoers will enjoy live music from Gabriel Tajeu, the film debut of Woodlawn: A Community United, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails within the beautiful Woodrow Hall building. 
Learn more & RSVP here!

Honda Indy Grand Prix
April 25 – 27
Barber Motorsports Park

The much-anticipated Honda Indy Grand Prix is revving up this weekend! Watch some of your racing favorites take to the track over this three-day event. Plus, this year’s Grand Marshal will be the legendary Joe Namath of Alabama football fame.

Magic City Arts Connection
April 25 – 27
Linn Park

This 31st annual contemporary art festival will transform Linn Park with a blast of fresh artistic talent, drawing from a pool of locally and nationally recognized talent in visual art, food & wine, dance and music. This community festival showcases the best in Birmingham art–you won’t want to miss it.

Check it out here! 


Diamonds Direct Designer Showcase
April 25 – 27
Diamonds Direct Birmingham

Diamonds Direct is excited to announce its Designer Showcase happening this weekend. Stop by the three-day event for savings on your diamond purchases, plus enjoy a cocktail & hors d’oeuvres reception by Primeaux from 5-7 PM Friday evening.

More info here! 

Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show
April 25 – 27
The Ridge Marina on Lake Martin

With more than 50 boats in the water available for demos and another 50 boats on display, there’s something to interest every lake lover at this annual boat show. Come check out the 2014 models from Sea Ray, Chris Craft, Hurricane, Godfrey Pontoon, Nautique, and more. 

More info here! 


Mutt Strut Dog-friendly 5K
April 26 at 7:00 AM
UAB Campus Green

The 5th annual Mutt Strut will be packed with fun for not only the avid runner and dog lover, but for the whole family. Between running the 5K, walking the 1 mile, visiting local vendors, and watching agility dogs, you will not only have a great day, but you will also be supporting local non-profit Hand in Paw.

Learn more & register here! 


Pepper Place Market
April 26 from 7 AM – 12 noon
Pepper Place

It’s back! Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers and artisans to Birmingham each week–rain or shine. See what’s new to the market this season as you experience the freshest in Alabama goods.
More here!


Episcopal Place Gumbo Gala
April 26 at 11:00 AM
Sloss Furnaces

Got an appetite for gumbo? Forty gumbo cooks will serve their gumbo recipes and compete for the best gumbo awards at this 9th annual event. Stop by to sample gumbo, hear live music by Rollin’ in the Hay, browse arts, crafts and food booths, and enjoy family and children’s entertainment.

Tickets available here! 


Protective Life Food Truck Roundup
April 26 from 11 AM – 3:00 PM
Colonial Brookwood Village

Appetites from around the area are about to be treated to a food fest like no other, all for the sake of charity. The 3rd annual Food Truck Roundup, which benefits PreSchool Partners, is set to serve up some of Birmingham’s best cuisine this weekend.
Get tickets here! 


World Oyama Karate Championship
April 26 at 10:30 AM
Samford University

One of the world’s premier martial arts championships will take place this weekend, and you have the chance to watch it. This year, proceeds from the American Cup will go to Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. Semi-knockdown events will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by the American Cup Knockdown Championship bouts.
Learn more here! 


Hope for Autumn Foundation Crawfish Boil
April 26 from 3 – 9:00 PM
Ross Bridge Welcome Center

Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, and fun at this annual crawfish boil fundraiser. In addition to plenty of crawfish, there will be live music by Rollin’ in the Hay and The Clammers, plus plenty of activities for the kids, like bounce houses, face painting, and balloon artists.
More info & tickets here!

Italian Food Festival
April 26 at 4:00 PM
Saint Mark Evangelist Catholic Church

The 3rd annual Feast of Saint Mark Italian Food Festival will begin with Mass in the church followed by an evening of great food, entertainment, youth activities, and more. Get ready for delicious food and a great community atmosphere.
More info here!

Rock the Alabama
April 26 at 7:30 PM
Alabama Theatre

Join the fun and get ready to rock the Alabama!

This night of music at the historic Alabama Theatre benefits our service men and women through several military nonprofit organizations. The event features Departure, a Journey tribute act, along with The Bonaires & Friends, Lolly Lee, Buddy Causey, John Ard & more. 

More info & tickets here! 


Duck Derby on the Cahaba River
April 27 from 10 AM – 5:00 PM
Leeds Historical Park

This 5th annual Duck Derby is hosted by and benefits Cahaba Riverkeeper. Enjoy duck races, prizes, vendors, food by Food Studio B, clowns, and face painting. If you adopt your duck(s), you can be in the race for great prizes.

More here!


Live Well Walk
April 27 from 2 – 5:00 PM
Hoover Met

This isn’t your ordinary charity walk, the Live Well Walk will feature a family friendly 1 mile fun run, a 3K scenic trail, and a 5K road course with a dance party along the route! Each participants’ fundraising efforts will enable kids to attend Camp Seale Harris, Alabama’s only diabetes camp. 

Learn more & register here!


Catch a Shooting Star
April 27 at 2:30 PM
Brock Recital Hall – Samford University

Opera Birmingham welcomes back Todd Thomas, renowned baritone and a favorite of Birmingham audiences, in an intimate concert to close the spectacular 2013-14 season of performances. Opera fans won’t want to miss what is sure to be a spectacular performance by Mr. Thomas.
Tickets available here! 


Bham Dance Walk
April 27 from 3 – 4:00 PM
Railroad Park

Dance walking is a fun, free fitness craze sweeping the globe. Everyone is welcome, and all ages are encouraged to join in on the fun. Music will be provided via small jamboxes throughout the dance walk line, but feel free to bring your own or jam out with some ear buds. Who cares, as long as you’re moving!

More info here!


Party with a Purpose
April 27 from 7 – 10:00 PM
The Sterling Castle

This semi-formal event will raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Enjoy an evening of fun including a live DJ, silent auction and great food. All proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society.

Ticket info here! 


Corks & Chefs
April 27 – 28
Linn Park

This highly anticipated annual food & wine event at Magic City Art Connection is a taster’s paradise. With multiple tasting stations lined with rows of wines to sample and guided wine seminars lead by knowledgeable vintners, there are many ways to navigate your your tasty tour through the 100 foot culinary tent.

More info & tickets here! 

Lord Wedgwood Links to Life 

Celebrity Golf Classic

April 27 & 28
Workplay (4/27) / Shoal Creek (4/28)

Many well-known athletes, coaches, and former players will join fans and supporters for a dinner prepared by George Sarris and Yellow Bicycle Catering Company on 4/27. The evening will also include entertainment from The Negotiators Band, as well as live and silent auctions. The next day, on 4/28, the golf classic will kick off at Shoal Creek.
More info & tickets here!

Earth Month Art Party + Silent Auction
April 29 from 5 – 7:00 PM
Tonya Jones SalonSpa – English Village

Join Tonya Jones for this fun party that raises funds for the Cahaba River Society. Don’t miss all the fun this event offers: a live DJ, “selfie stop” photo station, complimentary food & wine, swag bags, complimentary hand/chair massages, and fabulous art & auction items. 


The B-Metro blog team will be on site broadcasting the event LIVE on social media! Join us, Abby Hathorn (Vintage Inspired Passionista), and Tracy James (ChicMadeSimple) live or online to keep up with the fun! 

Ticket info here! 


Stilettos and Cufflinks
May 6 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
The Wine Loft

Mark your calendars for evening where fashion steps up and steps out! Well-dressed guests will enjoy red carpet photos, exquisite door prizes, featured fashion and beauty trends, and salon & jewelry vendor spotlights. The event will also include live beats, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails featured by Gentleman Jack and Grey Goose. 

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