B-There! 4th of July Roundup

The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living
July 1 through July 7, 2015

Be there this week as we stroll through downtown’s walking art museum at Birmingham Art Crawl, beat the summer heat at Birmingham Museum of Art with The Moth storytellers, pay homage to 50 years of the Grateful Dead’s music, and gawk at the memorizing fireworks over Vulcan Park as we celebrate our country’s freedom on Independence Day. 
We’ll see you there!
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A Healthy Revolution

Fitness and health coach Matt Crane partners with the Children’s Center for Weight Management at Children’s of Alabama to champion health for kids struggling with obesity. Read about the journey to health

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The Music Man
Now through July 5
Virginia Samford Theatre

Head to the Virginia Samford Theatre from now until July 5 for The Music Man, the classic musical about a con man and a librarian who fall hopelessly in love.


Get tickets to the show here.


July 1
Iron City

Grammy award-winning singer-composer-bassist Esperanza Spalding is unveiling her latest project–a mixture of singing, theatre, poetry, and movement–at Iron City tonight.


Brandi’s Blessings 5K
July 2
Good People Brewing Co.

Help educate, support, and spread awareness of all types of blood disorders at Brandi’s Blessings 5K at 5:15 p.m. on July 2. The race begins and ends at Good People Brewing Company.

Birmingham Art Crawl

July 2

Downtown Birmingham

Head downtown on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. to see Birmingham Art Crawl transform
 the streets into a walking art gallery.

Fare Thee Well
July 3 through July 5

Dead Heads! Celebrate Grateful Dead’s 50-year career at Saturn on July 3 through July 5 with a 3-day live simulcast of the anniversary show played by the band’s original Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, and joined by Phish’s Trey Anastasio. Saturn’s “Wall of Sound” speaker system will ensure an optimal listening experience that may rival actually being at Solider Field in Chicago.

Red, White, & Brews
July 3 through July 4
Five Points South

Head to Five Points South for a two-day Independence Day celebration featuring a Grub Crawl on July 3, where REV Birmingham will take foodies along a 7-restaurant tasting tour from 6 p.m. to midnight, and come back on July 4 to get a good spot for Vulcan Park’s Thunder on the Mountain firework show.



Peavine Falls Run
July 4
Oak Mountain State Park

Runners! Start your Fourth of July out strong with an 8.2-mile run with the Birmingham Track Club through Oak Mountain State Park.


Good People Birthday Bash
July 4
Good People Brewing Co.

Put on your party hats and help Good People celebrate their 7th birthday. They’ll be serving sweets (Big Spoon Creamery and Steel City Pops), releasing special beer, and hosting live music. Come early and stay for a good view of the Thunder on the Mountain fireworks!


Thunder on the Mountain
July 4
Vulcan Park

Gather this Fourth of July to watch as fireworks illuminate the skies above Birmingham’s treasured iron man starting at 9 p.m. Tune in on your radio for a musical soundtrack that’s choreographed with the fireworks.

Short Hike, Long Swim
July 5
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve 

Spend your Sunday with Southeastern Outings at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve near Pinson, Ala. for a short and easy hike that leads to a beautiful waterfall with a natural waterslide.



Storytelling with The Moth
July 8
Birmingham Museum of Art

Members of the acclaimed storytelling organization The Moth, which The Wall Street Journal calls New York’s “hippest, hottest literary event,” is coming to Birmingham to tell stories about Southern identity in a free, after-hours event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art.



Creative Roundtable
July 9
Cathedral Church of the Advent

This month’s Creative Roundtable features David Fleming, President and CEO of REV Birmingham. He’ll talk about the beginnings of Birmingham, where we’re at now, and how that ties into the future of our creative community.



Diamonds Direct Designer Showcase
July 10 through July 12
Diamonds Direct

Diamonds Direct is featuring jewelry designers from all over the nation at their Designer Showcase on July 10 through July 12, and Birmingham is invited for 20% off select products. 

Join B-Metro for mimosas and muffins on July 10 as we live-blog the event from 
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 with Buffy of The Style Gathering and Lindsey of Life Lutzurious
We’ll see you there!

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