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Oak Mountain State Fair + Tails in the Trails, and more!


The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living
“Wind Charmers,” B-Metro Magazine, April 2016
April 27 through May 3, 2016

This week, enjoy the Oak Mountain Spring State Fair, feast on delicious food at the Italian Food Festival, catch Kiefer Sutherland at WorkPlay, and much more

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What are little girls made of? Sisters-in-law Sandi, Mary Beth, and Jamie Meeks ask themselves that very question all the time. They’re the creators behind Wind Charmer, an online boutique featuring girls’ clothing, and they’re also the moms of eight girls ages 1 to 11.

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Tim O’Brien
April 27, 8 p.m.
Forum Theater at the BJCC

Come see Tim O’Brien presented by Red Mountain Entertainment. The American country and bluegrass musician sings and plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, and the mandocello.


Dirty Dozen Brass Band
April 28, 8 p.m.
The Lyric Theatre

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games and festivals in their early years to touring nearly constantly in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries on five continents. 


Oak Mountain Spring State Fair
April 28-May 8
Oak Mountain Amphitheater

Head out to Oak Mountain to enjoy thrill rides such as the world’s tallest traveling giant Ferris Wheel, an exotic animal collection, games, live music, food, and more.


Modest Mouse with The Districts
April 29, 8 p.m. 
The Alabama Theatre

Modest Mouse is an American rock band formed in 1992 and currently based in Portland, Oregon. They are strongly influenced by groups such as Pavement, the PixiesXTC, and Talking Heads and are sure to be on an entertaining live performance.


Hurray for the Riff Raff
April 29, 9 p.m. 
Saturn Birmingham

Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, but in many ways it’s much more than that: it’s a young woman leaving her indelible stamp on the American folk tradition. If you’re listening to her new album, Small Town Heroes, odds are you’re part of the riff raff, and these songs are for you.


Tails in the Trails
April 29, 6:30 p.m. 
The Birmingham Zoo

Presented by the Birmingham Zoo Junior Board, this event will feature food by Happy Catering Company, a cash bar featuring Trim Tab Brewery, a silent auction, and live music by Gentleman Zero. 


Spring has sprung at Pepper Place!

Check out the
new digital magazine from Pepper Place and sign up to receive it in your email inbox at
pepperplace.com. Also, be sure to stop by The Market this Saturday, April 30 from 7 a.m. to noon featuring a variety of vendors, food trucks, and more.


Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival
April 30, 3:30-10 p.m. 
Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church

Enjoy an authentic and high-quality Italian culture and food experience, complete with delicious traditional and new dishes, high-energy music, and live entertainment. The festival features on-site pizza baking, bocce ball games, an Italian Market, and the sale of Feast souvenirs.


Southern Bazaar
April 30-May 1

Experience the perfect combination of informational, arts and crafts, boutique clothing for both women and children, shoes, and jewelry for your shopping pleasure. Some vendors will be offering a discount to those attendees who purchase armbands. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House. 


Kiefer Sutherland
April 30, 8 p.m.
WorkPlay Theatre

Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, but he is also a musician with an upcoming debut album titled Down In A Hole. Sutherland says of the 11 tracks that make up the album, “It’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary.”


Celebrate Hoover Day
April 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Veterans Park

Join with family and friends for a fun-filled day at the park! Park at Spain Park High School and shuttle to the event, which features
 a giant apple pie, ice cream, kids zone, car show, live entertainment, document destruction, e-cycling, and more!


H2 Real Estate Downtown Loft Tour
April 30, 12-4 p.m.
H2 Real Estate

Take a self-guided walking tour with an exclusive look at 14 spaces in downtown Birmingham including both residences and businesses. H2 wants you to be able to experience downtown living through a combination of enjoying the spaces to experiencing many of the restaurants and businesses that shape the downtown community.


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