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10/16/13 – 10/22/13  




This week invites you to take on a BBQ challenge and take part in the country’s largest environmental film festival. Whether you’re jamming at a 1980’s fashion show or attending an outdoor music concert, you can’t help but have fun this week in the ‘ham. See you there!  
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Fultondale Farmers’ Market
Today from 2-6 PM
Ashley Furniture Parking Lot in Fultondale

The Fultondale fresh market is back! Enjoy fresh produce and local products every Wednesday through the month of October at the Fultondale Promenade. More here! 

Magic City Live After 5
October 17 at 5:00 PM
B’ham’s New Uptown Entertainment District

MCLA5 is our city’s biggest happy hour and free weekly concert series every Thursday evening through October. Here is who’s playing each week:

10/17: Gentleman Zero 

10/24: Yung Vokalz

10/31: Downright  


Wild & Scenic Film Festival
October 17 at 6:00 PM
The Harbert Center

The Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council are proud to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival–the largest environmental film festival in the U.S.–in Birmingham for the sixth time. Get inspired by environmental films focusing on hard-hitting topics like bioengineering, water issues, wilderness preservation and citizen activism, all while celebrating our natural world.
For activists, by activists…more here!


Finish the Fight Beer, BBQ & Bingo Party
October 17 at 6:30 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

This second annual fundraising party has it all: delicious BBQ from Golden Rule, Avondale micro brews, and the opportunity to win some great bingo prizes. Also, live music will be performed at the event by Two Studs with Guitars. The event benefits the Robert E. Reed Foundation, which supports gastrointestinal oncology research.
B-I-N-G-O! Purchase tickets here!


1980’s Pink Party
October 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Aveda Institute

Jump back in time at this totally rad fashion, hair and makeup show inspired by the 1980’s while joining Aveda Institute in raising money for the BCRFA‘s breast cancer research initiatives. Get a custom glamour makeover, have your own photo shoot, and hear guest speakers share their stories. Bring your big hair, neon eye shadow and help Aveda fight for a cure!

Be totally rad and RSVP here!


Feminine Hyjinx
October 17 – 19 at 8:00 PM
Virginia Samford Theatre

Laugh out loud at the wonderful, wacky world of women performed in song and comedy sketches by the fab four of Birmingham musical theatre: Kristi Tingle Higginbotham, Jan D. Hunter, Kristin Staskowski, and our own B-Metro columnist Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown. Grab your girlfriends and enjoy this side-splitting ladies’ night out.
The hyjinks begin here!

Taste of the Magic City
October 17 and 24
Participating Birmingham restaurants

For four consecutive Thursdays, get a taste of the Magic City and a portion of proceeds will benefit M-POWER Ministries, which provides education and health services to the impoverished. Here’s what’s happening this week:

10/17, 7 AM – 6 PM: Red Cat CoffeehouseMore here!
Birmingham residents can enjoy locally-roasted, fair trade coffee, pastries and lunch at the Red Cat, which will donate 20% of sales to M-POWER.
 Plus, don’t miss the “Taste of the Magic City” online auction here!

Key to the Cure
October 17 – 20
Saks Fifth Avenue

Get the shirt. Shop the weekend. Show your support. This weekend, shop at Saks at the Summit, and they will donate 2% of sales to women’s cancer charities. Plus, purchase this exclusive, limited-edition Emilio Pucci t-shirt, and 100% of proceeds will benefit Saks’ Key to the Cure Campaign to fight women’s cancers.

V. Richards Fall Festival
October 18 from 4 – 8:00 PM
V. Richards Market

This second annual free festival includes a pumpkin carving contest, apple bobbing, costume contest, face painting and more. Enjoy grilling out on the patio as well as local beer & wine by the glass specials. To pre-register for the pumpkin carving or costume contest, just call 205-591-7000 or swing by the store.  


Pig Iron BBQ Challenge
October 18 at 5:00 PM
Hoover RV Park adjacent to Regions Park

Since 1996, the Pig Iron BBQ Challenge has invited the community to cook and eat the best BBQ in the city. Featuring a BBQ cooking contest, live entertainment and children’s activities, there’s something for everyone at this fun, family-friendly event. Enjoy all the BBQ you can eat while 100% of proceeds benefit Children’s Harbor.

Halloween Flicks
October 18 – 31
Alabama Theatre

From the creepy and crawly to just plain comical, the best place to view Halloween films is at the Alabama Theatre. Don’t forget to dress in costume!

10/18 at 8 PM – Little Shop of Horrors
10/26 at 8 PM – The Rocky Horror Picture Show & Masquerade Ball
10/27 at 2 PM – Phantom of the Opera
10/30 at 7 PM – Psycho

Don’t be scared…more info here!

Freedom Night Birmingham
October 18 at 8:00 PM
Railroad Park

In addition to great music by Sister Hazel and supporting acts, Freedom Night will host several food trucks and beverage vendors, an amazing silent auction, a kid and adult game zone, an artisan marketplace and more! Bring your friends as you support local organizations working to fight human trafficking. 

Check out the website here! 


Pepper Place Fall Market

Oct. 19 from 7:00 AM – Noon


There’s no better place to be on a fall Saturday morning than Pepper Place Market. Come experience the best offerings from local farmers and artisans every Saturday–rain or shine.


October 19 – 20
Avondale Park

BAAMFEST!, or the Birmingham Music and Arts Festival, is a weekend-long festival celebrating Birmingham’s music and cultural arts scene. BAAMFEST! includes live music from all genres, and there will also be artistic work created by area children, plus a number of surprises for the whole family to enjoy. This event will entertain, engage, and educate.

Get your BAAM! on 


Farm Harvest Tours

Now through October 31
Old Baker Farm

Through the month of October, experience the autumn season at Old Baker Farm, a Harpersville farm that has been in operation for almost 100 years. Bring your family and enjoy a hayride through Dead Hollow Swamp, corn and hay mazes, and the chance to pick your own pumpkin and cotton. You can even meet some of the farm animals!
Fall into the fun here!


Design Week Birmingham
October 21 – 28

Design Week is a multi-faceted event that unites architects, graphic designers, interior designers, landscape architects and industrial designers to promote, discuss, and celebrate great design and its relevance to everyday life. For a full schedule of DWB events, check out their event calendar.


Where Fantasy Meets Reality
October 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Petro Cosmetic Surgery

Celebrate with the Petro Cosmetic Surgery team at their four year anniversary masquerade! Stop by and enjoy wine, hor d’oeuvres and door prizes. Incredible specials on makeup, products and procedures will also be offered to guests. 

Discovering Hope
October 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Kress Building

George Sarris of The Fish Market in Southside will host this inaugural benefit for The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. The event will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, spirits and a live auction–it is sure to be a great time for a great cause.


GlamPop presents Magic City Sip and Shop
October 23 from 5:30 – 9:30 PM
BridgeStreet Gallery & Loft

Are you ready to kick off Magic City Classic Week in a glamorous way? Indulge in exclusive

beauty treatments and styling services while shopping the latest fall fashion trends with local retail pop up shops. Whether you’re a fashionista on the go or a stay-at-home mom, be prepared to sip, shop and socialize in the company of 15+ exclusive specialty vendors with lots of great jewelry, clothing, and accessories! 


Boo at the Zoo

Now through October 31 (select dates)
Birmingham Zoo

“Boo at the Zoo” presented by Wells Fargo invites guests to wear their favorite family-friendly costume and watch as the zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, trick-or-treating, themed rides and games. This year, your favorite Marvel superheroes are flying in to meet guests! “Boo at the Zoo” opens at 5 PM on participating nights.
Get more information here!

Vulcan AfterTunes
October 27 at 3:00 PM
Vulcan Park

This fall, enjoy cool tunes, fresh brews and sweet views on Sunday afternoons with your favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Chill out in Birmingham’s backyard and end your week with some of the area’s best music while witnessing spectacular views of Birmingham’s city skyline. Next week will be the final Vulcan AfterTunes event of the year and features Leon Redbone with opening act Dead Fingers.


B-Metro: October 2013

The Fashion Issue

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Our October issue is the most stylish magazine of the year. From our three fashion spreads to style-centered features, this issue epitomizes Birmingham chic. Plus, take a bite out of our annual Metro Menu, which is included in each October magazine.
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