B-There! Gov’t Mule | Vulcan AfterTunes | Punkin’ Chunkin’

B-There! Gov’t Mule | Vulcan AfterTunes | Punkin’ Chunkin’ | Taste of AL




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10/17/12 – 10/24/12




This week’s edition of B-There features the best of events and destinations in and around the city! You’re invited to a Party at Wine Loft, to purchase plants at Botanical Gardens, to pitch pumpkins at Avondale Brewing, and much more this week… No RSVP needed, just mark your calendar and B-There!
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Punkin’ Chunkin’ at Avondale
Avondale Brewing Company,
October 20, Starting 11:00 AM

Come see how far you can chunk a pumpkin! Up and coming Birmingham business leaders and Punkin’ Chunkin’ masterminds Brian Naugle of SGI Solutions and Hunter Lake of Avondale Brewing Company encourage you to join the Punkin Chunkin challenge. Test your might against fellow ‘chunkers’, enjoy local brews, and support your local nature preserve. For just $10 enter the ‘Punkin’ Chunkin’ contest and see how far your gourd will go for a good cause! All proceeds will benefit Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve! More details here


Emmylou Harris
and The Red Dirt Boys

Alys Stephens Center, 10/17

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 17th (NOTE: DATE CHANGE)! 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 


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 Tech Awards winners! Raise a glass with B-Metro and ITAC Solutions to 2B Solutions, Birmingham Mountain Radio, Evonik Birmingham, Freshfully, InDegree, Innovative Composite Solutions, and Soluble Therapeutics 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


GOV’T MULE at Alabama Theatre
Alabama Theatre, October 20, 7:30 PM

With 2 million paid song downloads through their site MuleTracks, seven critically acclaimed studio records already released, a handful of DVDs and live albums, plus an ever-expanding fan-base and sold-out coast-to-coast tours, Gov’t Mule could easily rest on its laurels.
Yet when you’re in one of the hardest working bands in rock history, pushing yourself to greater heights always supersedes cashing in on past successes. Boasting an enormous following of fans with their Southern rock sound tinged with funk,soul and sweat, see what the ‘Mule’ is movin’ at the Alabama Theatre! More details here 


Oak Hill Cemetery Fall Tour
Historic Oak Hill Cemetery,
October 20, 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Birmingham’s most notable (and notorious) inhabitants of Historic Oak Hill Cemetery stand up and tell their stories,  as costumed actors reveal our city’s rich history along with a few skeletons in the closet! Experience Birmingham’s early history through the eye-witness accounts of some of the city’s most famous (and infamous) founding citizens. Reservations for the Oak Hill Cemetery Fall Tour are $8 with children under five admitted free. Speaking with voices from beyond the grave, it’s the day of the living dead at Oak Hill! More details here 


GO PINK at The SUMMIT:  Restaurant Week

Enjoy a delicious meal at one of these participating restaurants at The Summit and they will donate a portion of those 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 and part of the proceeds will go toward the fight against breast cancer!  


Pick up a Pumpkin

at Urban Cookhouse! 

Pick out the perfect pumpkin at Urban Cookhouse.  From October 17 through October 31, half of the sale price of all pumpkins sold ($8 – $12) will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama! Get Pumpkins and GO PINK at the Summit!   


The 8th Annual Witches Ball
Daus Haus, October 20, 7:00 PM

Marking its eighth year as one of the city’s biggest costume events every Halloween, the Witches Ball is flying into town this weekend! Daus Haus on 2nd Ave North will be bustling with more outlandish costumes, bizarre garb and mad special effects makeup than you can shake a broom at as attendees and spectators descend for this colorful evening! Featuring music from DJ Stevo, DJ Krystoph, Bad Robotz, Maelstrom, this FREE event includes a huge Costume Contest and more! More details here


The Fall Plant Sale at the Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens,
October 20 – 21
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is hosting its annual Fall Plant Sale in Blount Plaza at the Gardens. Visitors will discover herbs, sustainable trees, fall annuals, shrubs, carefully selected native plants, and perennials as well as trees selected especially for Birmingham’s climate and conditions! They’re available for purchase …and planting in your environment! The Plant Sale will be open to the public Saturday, 9am – 5 pm and Sunday, 12pm – 4 pm. Proceeds benefit The Gardens’ mission to promote public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment.  More details here  


SANSPOINTE ‘Dances Along the Line’
Railroad Park, October 21 & 28, 2:30 PM & 4:30 PM
 Sanspointe Dance Company returns to Birmingham’s Railroad Park for a new work choreographed for a site on the west end of the park. Inspired by what we all offer and contribute to the culture of Birmingham, Sanspointe artists create a coherent community from disparate ideas and backgrounds with dancers, musicians, guest performers and the landscape.  Dances Along the Line is an opportunity to see one route for discovering our community and an invitation to imagine your own route. You’re also invited to join Sanspointe for an After-Party at Cahaba Brewing Company on
October 21 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM  More details here


Vulcan AfterTunes 2012 Finale
Jason Isbell LIVE!

Vulcan Park, October 21, 3:00 PM

Now in its 8th year, Vulcan AfterTunes has become a highly anticipated event for music lovers and a unique cultural outing for families to enjoy in a one-of-a-kind city setting! The final Vulcan Aftertunes of the 2012 Season wraps up in style on October 21st with Alabama’s own Jason Isbell performing under the iron man. With great food from 5 and cold ones from Boulevard Brewing, all you’ll need is your lawn chair. blanket, family and friends … and you’re ready to come enjoy the show at Vulcan ParkMore details here


Taste of Alabama Dinner–Satterfield’s
Satterfields, October 22, 7:00 PM

The Birmingham Originals ‘Taste of Alabama’ at Satterfield’s is a veritable feast for foodies! Patrons of the event will enjoy coursed formal dinner from Alabama’s top chefs. Participating chefs include:

  • Chef Josh Quick – 360 Grill at the Marriot Shoals Hotel & Spa
  • Chef Wesley True – True’s – Mobile
  • Chef Haller McGhee – Satterfield’s – Birmingham
  • Chef James Boyce – Cotton Row – Huntsville
  • Chef Dolester – Highlands Bar & Grill – Birmingham

This is a delicious opportunity with a must-have menu for fine cuisine fans and friends of Alabama food! More details here 


The Academy of
St. Martin in the Fields
Chamber Ensemble

Samford University,
Brock Recital Hall
3, 7:30 PM

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works, from quintets to octets, with players who customarily work together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests. The Chamber Ensemble tours as a string octet, string sextet, and in other configurations including winds with a heavy travel schedule that regularly takes them to France, Germany, Spain,  North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. And now their path leads them to Birmingham! Assemble for the ensemble and enjoy an evening with them in Birmingham at Samford’s Brock Recital Hall! More details here 


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 


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).





Broadway in Birmingham:
Opening with West Side Story in November!
The upcoming Broadway in Birmingham season shines with remarkable shows full of vibrant song & dance and colored with nostalgia for days … and decades gone by!

Check out this month’s B-Metro magazine on news stands…
Dual covers for the annual Fashion Issue are dark and wild!

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