B-There! Fiesta 10 | Uncorked on the Green | Break’n Bread at Railroad Park




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10/10/12 – 10/16/12




This week’s edition of B-There features the best of events and destinations in and around the city!  We’ll be Break’n Bread at Railroad Park, finding FIESTA at Linn Park, celebrating SMART at WorkPlay and much more this week… with hopes that you get to B-There!
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Barber Motorsports Vintage Festival
Barber Motorsports Park, 10/12 – 10/14

It’s rolling up this weekend! Presented by Triumph Dealers of North America, one of the world’s most extensive collections of motorcylces at Barber Motorsports Park is the backdrop for more activities than ever during the 2012 Vintage Festival.  A thrilling air show, motorcycle stunt team, circus thrill show, a world famous swap meet, the America’s First Federal Credit Union Fan Zone, on-track action and much more, will bring the motorcycle culture to life all weekend! Kids 12 & under are admitted FREE with a ticketed adult and it’s a HOT ticket so don’t delay securing your pass to this big bike event at Barber! More details here 


The Avett Brothers
Live at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, 10/11

The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.” And they’re bringing their unique style to Alabama for a performance at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater with special guest, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. More details here 


Fiesta 10:
Celebration of Hispanic Culture Marks 10th Year
in Birmingham!

Linn Park, 10/13, 12:00-8:00 PM

The 10th Annual Fiesta, Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, comes to Linn Park this Saturday, October 13. While the largest crowds can be found in front of the main music stage, Fiesta offers a wide assortment of events including  storytelling, wrestling exhibitions, dance, performing arts, visual arts, children’s activities, soccer, cultural education, and authentic Latin food. Admission to Fiesta is $5 per person and children 12 and under are admitted for free.  Find family-friendly fun for the entire family at Fiesta’s 10th Anniversary event! More details here


Arts and Music on the Green
Uncorked on the Green

Ross Bridge, 10/13, 8:00 – 5:00 PM

Arts and Music on the Green is a FREE juried art festival featureing 50 artists, held in conjunction with a FREE premiere beer and wine tasting festival, Uncorked on the Green! Special features include Battle of the Chefs – a spirited competition of Birmingham’s greatest culinary artists, the Kid’s Art Project, live music on two stages from The G Men, Shapiro Trio, Under the Covers, MMI and Radio Retro… all day from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM at Ross Bridge!Two cool events in one afternoon! More details here



Break’n Bread
Railroad Park
10/14, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Alabama’s premier food and wine event, Break’n Bread will feature signature dish tastings from nearly 40 Birmingham Originals restaurants paired with a wide selection of wine and beer. Festival guests will also be treated to entertainment from local favorite Bonus Round, as well as the Alabama School of Fine Arts Orchestra. A designated kid’s area will feature activities by the Birmingham Zoo, kids cooking demos, pumpkin decorating, a DISCO writing workshop and more. A limited number of VIP tickets are available which includes all of the above plus food items prepared by four New Orleans guest chefs, premium wine and beer, and some covered area seating and service. Live large and live local at Break ‘n Bread at Railroad Park this Sunday! More details here


7th Annual BELK Private Shopping Night
Belk at the Summit,
10/14, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of private shopping at BELK at the Summit to raise money for Breast Cancer Research in partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. Belk is offering exclusive discounts for private shoppers for this special fundraising event. Guests at the private shopping night will enjoy special perks including: 20% off all regular priced purchases store wide, live entertainment, incredible door prizes,  delectable hors d’ oeuvres and desserts by Kathy G. & Company, complimentary beverages and more! It’s going posh, it’s going private and it’s definitely…GOING PINK!  More details here


B-Metro Tech Awards Party!
Wine Loft, 10/18, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Join us for a B-METRO PARTY as we celebrate this year’s B-Metro Tech Awards winners! Raise a glass to 2B Solutions, Birmingham Mountain Radio, Evonik Birmingham, Freshfully, InDegree, Innovative Composite Solutions, and Soluble Theraputics as the city’s forward-thinking innovative 2012 winners! Free food, cash bar and great networking!  Join us at The Wine Loft on Thursday, October 18 and congratulate Birmingham’s Tech Stars! More details here


Emmylou Harris
and The Red Dirt Boys

Alys Stephens Center, 10/19

A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris has enjoyed a career spanning 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.  A Birmingham native and audience favorite, Harris returns to the Alys Stephens Center on October 19th! Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, in the past decade Harris has gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Don’t miss this chance to see and hear the rich songs and sound of Emmylou Harris and The Red Dirt Boys! More details here 


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Ellen Siebers and
John Bankston
Solo Showcase Openings

Beta Pictoris Gallery
Opening 10/12, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

ELLEN SIEBERS — telescope or a microscope: Ellen Siebers creates small to medium scale oil paintings, a body of mixed-media works on paper, and single-edition books.  Her recent work revolves around the awkward, disconnected, violent and loving relationships that exist between the natural world and oneself.
JOHN BANKSTON –Magic at Hand: San Francisco artist John Bankston’s solo show Magic at Hand, a work on paper comprised of eight scenes, the artist’s second exhibition with the gallery.   More details here 


The Heights Village
‘Halloween Hustle’ 5K

Cahaba Heights Village, 10/13,

Boo! You better run… to Heights Village! Grab your best Halloween costume and make plans to run in the Heights Village Halloween Hustle 5K race this Saturday, October13 at the Heights Village shopping center. Run participants and spectators are invited to don their costumes in the Halloween-themed run, which benefits the Autism Society of Alabama (ASA). Hustle on down Heights in all your Halloween glory and hit the road for the ASA! More details here 


The SMART PARTY at WorkPlay
WorkPlay, 10/11, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham will host its inaugural “SMART Party,” honoring 12 Birmingham-based women doing innovative work in their respective fields. Organizers take the event global through tweets, tags, pins and check-ins, while the smart women — and men! — partying in person at WorkPlay! Using the latest social media technology, guests from around the world will be able to “join the party,” which will include food by Kathy G, feature guest appearances by emcees Sherri Jackson from CBS-42 and Scott Register of “Reg’s Coffee House” on Birmingham Mountain Radio, and offer an auction for “a behind the scenes tour” of Google headquarters in California! Be SMART and join the October 11th fundraiser at WorkPlay!  More details here



Kick’n Chick’n
Birmingham Wing Fest
Downtown Homewood,
Saturday, 10/13
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Get ready to lick your lips! The Junior Board of Magic Moments hosts the 4th annual Kick’n Chick’n Birmingham Wing Fest on Saturday, 10/13 from 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM in downtown Homewood at 29th Avenue and SOHO Square.  The football inspired, tailgate-themed event will challenge up to 20 local restaurants to cook their best hot and alternative flavored chicken wings or best “wannabe” wings. Proceeds from the event will help Magic Moments, an Alabama wish granting organization working to make dreams come true for children with life-threatening or life-altering medical conditions. Grill a wing, grant a wish and get to Wing Fest this weekend! More details here


GO PINK at the SUMMIT: Restaurant Week
Dining Destinations at The Summit October 15 – 19

Enjoy a delicious meal at one of these participating restaurants at The Summit and they will donate a portion of their weekly sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama
Restaurants include:

California Pizza Kitchen
Izzo’s Illegal Burrito
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
Panera Bread
Tin Drum Asia Cafe
Zoe’s Kitchen (5pm-close only)

Mention Go PINK or show the flyer found at this link: More details here… 


 Atrox Factory: Scares Up Terror Now Through Halloween!

The largest indoor haunted attraction in the southeast, the Atrox Factory in Leeds features 40,000 square feet of mind-blowing terror, 1/4 mile of twisted hallways and shocking surprises! It’s a big deal, and in-demand – so early arrival is HIGHLY recommended (the Atrox website has complete scheduling information and tips on how to have the best haunted  experience)!  Guests enjoy a large indoor waiting area before the factory tour with the opportunity to meet visiting celebrities each weekend.  This weekend, one of the original “Ghostbusters” Ernie Hudson will be on hand to meet Atrox guests! Who ya gonna call? Friends to go with you….to Atrox Factory!  More details here


Three Cheers for the Best Beer Festival on the Emerald Coast!

Bring together the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, beautiful October weather and a festive beer tasting and have a winning combination for fun in the sun at the Baytowne Beer Festival this October 19 and 20. Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Coast,” this popular event features more than 200 craft beers, learning opportunities and live music. Beer aficionados will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers. For more information on events and to purchase tickets visit www.baytownebeerfestival.com. For accommodations just steps away from the action, call (888) 378-5462 or Book Online (code: BEER12).


BOO at the ZOO!
Birmingham Zoo, through 10/27

Birmingham’s “wildest” Halloween adventure, Boo at the Zoo is back! Make plans to enjoy 14 nights of trick-or-treating, rides and games during Wells FargoBoo at the Zoo” at The Birmingham Zoo!  Put on your favorite family-friendly costume and have a ghoulish time exploring haunted attractions and safe candy villages organized by local non-profit organizations and child-centered business. Have a go-round on the ‘Scarousel’, attend Ghoul School at Grandma’s Back Porch, take a ride on the Eerie Express, navigate the Glow in the Dark Dot Maze, cut a rug at the “Monster Mash” Dance Party, and play a round of Gruesome Golf! Find dates, hours and ticketing details for BATZ… HERE 



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