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7/17/13 – 7/23/13



Have you ever wanted an exclusive five-course beer dinner to accompany a Birmingham Barons game? Care to run an glow-in-the-dark obstacle race at the Hoover Met? This edition of B-There shares with you unique local events happening this week in the Magic City!


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Birmingham, AL 35205

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group
Tonight at 8:00 PM
Alys Stephens Center

Legendary singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Dubbed by Garden & Gun as “one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters,” Lovett will perform songs from his newly released CD Release Me, which spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Americana charts.
What B-Metro columnist John D has to say
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i Gives Back
Now through August 14
Birmingham IBERIABANK locations

IBERIABANK is launching its “i Gives Back” campaign this month with the collection of school supplies for children in need at Fultondale Elementary School in Fultondale, AL.   Through August 14, the community can donate new school supplies–such as notebooks, backpacks, folders etc.–at any of IBERIABANK’s eight Birmingham locations.   


Birmingham Barons vs. Mobile BayBears
Series games today through July 27

Cheer on the Birmingham Barons as they play at Regions Field! For game times and special event information, check out the Barons’ full schedule here!


Beer Dinner in the Ball Park
July 25 during the Barons game

The Birmingham Originals will host the first official beer dinner at Regions Field during the Thursday Birmingham Barons game. The evening will feature ten Birmingham Originals’ restaurants, each offering a signature dish expertly paired with a hand-crafted beer from a local Birmingham brewery. The courses and beers will be presented prior to innings 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9, allowing chefs and partnering brewmasters to talk about their respective pairing between bats.
What goes together better than baseball and beer?


Cool down this summer at Cantina Tortilla Grill with the best margaritas and street food from around the world while listening–or perhaps dancing–to the greatest music. Enjoy the night outside on our patio or inside in our comfy room from 6-10 PM both nights. Call for more information at 205.323.6980  


I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie
July 25 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Avondale Brewing Company

Join the Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals tomorrow evening at a  fundraising event Sir Mix-A-Lot would approve of! Enjoy some local brews and music, soul food from Saw’s Soul Kitchen, and a chance to win a pile o’ big books (we cannot lie). This event benefits the Birmingham Public Library.  

Baby Got Back… I mean… book!


2013 Summer Concert Series
July 25 from 7 – 9:00 PM
Aldridge Gardens

Come out and experience soulful sound live under the stars! Bo Berry, Tommy Stewart, and JJ Patterson will be performing accompanied by their spectacular 16-piece jazz orchestra and the Kollaba Blues Duet. Bring blankets and chairs, refreshments, and a picnic dinner–or stop by the Full Moon BBQ truck (just named one of the top 10 BBQ restaurants in the U.S.) when you get to the Gardens! Rain or shine, these musicians will be jamming.

Don’t forget to get your tickets!


Les Liaisons Dangereuses
July 25 – August 10
Theatre Downtown

A tale of seduction set in France among aristocrats before the revolution, this classic drama explores decadent sexuality, morals, and manipulation played as the ultimate game with tragic results. The play has been performed worldwide, from London to Broadway, and was adapted into the 1988 film, Dangerous Liaisons, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Opening night is “pay what you can” night!


Tennessee Fitness Spa


Nestled in the lush green hills of Middle Tennessee lies an unexpected haven for body, mind and soul. Since 1991, guests of Tennessee Fitness Spa

have delighted in a full wellness and fitness program. Our mission from the very beginning was to provide the means and opportunity to make lifestyle changes. In a serene, beautiful and natural setting, our enthusiastic, caring staff will take care of all your needs. From energetic, certified instructors to our dedicated chef, our entire staff exudes a feeling of warmth and southern hospitality. Exercise, healthy nutrition, educational lectures and fun activities will fill your days. Guests return year after year for a fitness jump-start or a much-needed peaceful retreat.


Call us at (800) 235-8365 or visit our website 


             Photo By ashleybrilliant.zenfolio.com



Fresh Ground Comics 10th Anniversary
July 26 at 8:00 PM
Urban Standard


Local stand-up comedy show Fresh Ground Comics is turning 10 years old! And what better way to celebrate the anniversary of a comedy show than with… well, a comedy show! “I’m very proud of what we’ve done and that we’ve stuck it out this long,” says founder Chris Davis. “I would love to have Birmingham know and share in it with me and the rest of my fellow comics and, of course, the people who are gracious enough to come to our show each month.
Want to wish FGC a happy anniversary?



Glow in the Park
July 26 at 8:20 PM (when it gets dark!)
Hoover Met Stadium

Get ready for the ultimate social running event! Glow in the Park is a 5K Fun Run that takes place just after dark, providing a unique experience with glow colors and lighting! The run includes “obstacles” along the course for runners to conquer, including foam pits, glow-water sprays, glow-powder dustings, and an inflatable slide into the finish! It all leads to a dance party at the end of the race. Proceeds from Glow in the Park will benefit the American Diabetes Association.


Brew Bash 2013
July 27 starting at 3:00 PM
Tin Roof

You don’t want to miss out on the first annual Brew Bash! Tin Roof will be showcasing local breweries serving up the “best of the best” in local beers. There will also be local food trucks and live bands starting at 5 PM including Great Peacock, Heath Green, Mandi Rae & Westover Water, Cosmonaut on Vacation, and Sassy Brown Blues Band.
Click here for band profiles


 Pepper Place July 27

7 AM – Noon

There’s no better place to be on a Saturday morning than Pepper Place market. Come experience the best offerings from local farmers and artisans every Saturday–rain or shine. This week’s special music will be Brad Ryan and Ron Dometrivch.
Don’t miss a demo from guest chef Joshua Gentry of Little Donkey!

More details here


TomatoTASTE 2013
July 27 from 5 – 8:00 PM
Pursell Farms

Pursell Farms is preparing an amazing culinary experience of heirloom tomato varieties paired with specialty cheeses, artisan breads, and wines for its first-ever tomato event. Featuring more than 30 varieties of tomatoes–all freshly picked from their garden–TomatoTASTE includes numerous stations to tantalize tomato-loving taste buds.
Get a sneak peek of the menu here!

Jazz in the Park
July 28 from 6 – 9:00 PM
East Lake Park

Magic City Smooth Jazz is pleased to present the fourth season of its Jazz in the Park summer concert series, which showcases national and area jazz artists. This week, the show will feature Soul Collaboration, Left Field, and N’Fusion feat. James Crumb, Jr. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, seat cushions, coolers and snacks to enjoy the concert.


3rd Annual Cooking for a Cause
July 31 at 6:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Company

The United Way Young Leaders Society is proud to host this annual fundraising event. Chef Chris Vizzina alongside chefs from El Barrio, Saw’s Soul Kitchen, Silvertron Cafe and Brick & Tin will present healthy appetizers for those in attendance accompanied by live music and a silent auction. Funds raised will benefit Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities–a project of the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership focusing on combating childhood obesity.  

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3rd Annual “The Taste of Birmingham”
August 1 at 6:00 PM
The Club

This annual event benefiting the Birmingham Boys Choir features the nationally-recognized cuisine of Birmingham’s top restaurants. This mouth-watering evening is accompanied by award-winning entertainment provided by the choir and sparkling fireworks over the city. The Birmingham Boys Choir, which has provided more than three decades of classical, contemporary and sacred selections to audiences, serves to inspire excellence in performance and exemplifies the best of Birmingham traditions.

Get a taste of participating restaurants & tickets here


“Born to Love” Fashion Show
August 3 at 7:00 PM
a.k.a. Girl Stuff in Homewood

Let’s hear it for the girls! Come check out the first annual fashion show fundraiser for Big Oak Ranch, an organization that provides housing for kids needing a chance. The girls from the Ranch are excited to be modeling clothing from a.k.a. Girl Stuff. 100% of donations and 10% of proceeds from the store will go towards Big Oak Ranch. Come enjoy some great fashion and support a worthy cause!
Learn more about Big Oak Ranch here


Secret Stages

Birmingham’s Music Discovery Festival

August 2 -3
Historic Loft District Downtown

The spirit of Secret Stages celebrates that which is coming next in the world of music. In both of its first years, Secret Stages brought thousands of people to downtown Birmingham, where for two nights, a diverse group of music enthusiasts were treated to over 80 bands and a dozen comedians performing on eleven different stages. These acts were drawn from the nation, the region, and our own backyard. Secret Stages 2013 is sure to keep that spirit alive!
See the 2013 lineup here!

This July, The French Quarter Is Yours at Hotel Monteleone

Rates as low as $119 per night*
This July, relax in the heart of the French Quarter while enjoying our lowest rates of the year. Take a dip in our rooftop pool, and enjoy the panoramic views of the Mississippi River and French Quarter in our 24/7 Fitness Center. Continue your vacation while unwinding at our rejuvenating Spa Aria. The day isn’t complete without a meal at our award-winning Criollo Restaurant, home of truly innovative farm-to-table cuisine. Then step over to the world famous Carousel Bar & Lounge for a spin at the bar with live music and gorgeous views of Royal Street. With our ideal location, you are free to come and go as you please to explore all that New Orleans has to offer!

 *Valid May 27 – September 20, 2013. Promotional rate is based upon availability and subject to change at any time.

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Free Movies in the Park
Black Creek Park in Fultondale
Movies begin at dusk


July 30       Brave
Aug 6        
Oz the Great And Powerful

Aug 13       To Kill A Mockingbird


Beach Shaggers Dance Club
Most Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Kelly Ingram VFW Post #668

Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to shag! The Beach Shaggers of Birmingham shag club dances every Tuesday night (with a few exceptions). If you’re new to this dance  style, free lessons for beginners are offered at 6:30 PM, and dancing goes from 7 – 10:00 PM. Join us if you want to learn how to dance the beach dances of North and South Carolina!



For more info and a complete list of rules, visit our Facebook page or website

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