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4/22/2015 – 4/28/2015 


Happy Wednesday!

Join Birmingham in celebration of Earth Day with a full calendar of events to attend. This week, we welcome remaining members from The Band, get a taste of our city’s eats at Corks & Chefs, and have the opportunity to interact with and support hundreds of local artisans at Magic City Art Connection. We hope to see you around!

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YPBirmingham Mixer
April 23
Bottle & Bone

Get your professional social networking in this week with YPBirmingham’s April Mixer at Bottle & Bone. Stop by from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to sample complimentary food, enjoy happy hour specials, and meet other people working in Birmingham.

Tails in the Trails
April 24
Birmingham Zoo

Get wild with the Birmingham Zoo at Tails in the Trails on April 24 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. for a night of entertainment with live music by Gentleman Zero, BBQ, a cash bar, silent auction, animal encounters, and a zipline ride.

Designer Showcase
April 24 through April 26
Diamonds Direct


Diamonds Direct is featuring jewelry designers from all over the nation at their Designer Showcase on April 24 through April 26, and Birmingham is invited for 20% off select products. Join B-Metro while we live-blog the event from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with stylist Tracy James and wedding planner Christopher Confero.


Click here for more information.



One Act Operas
April 24 and April 26
BSC Theatre

Join Birmingham-Southern College as the Opera Theatre presents two one-act operas: Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Riders to the Sea and Stanley Hollingsworth’s The Mother. Friday’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s show begins at 2:30 p.m.


Make reservations to the opera here.



Magic City Art Connection
April 24 through April 26
Linn Park

Don’t miss out on Birmingham’s largest art festival, Magic City Art Connection, where Linn Park is transformed into an interactive museum and market with nationally and locally renowned artisans, musicians, chefs, and makers.


Click here for a full list of participating artists.

Honda Indy Grand Prix
April 24 through April 26
Barber Motorsports Park

Pack your lawn chairs and coolers and come on out to beautiful Barber Motorsports Park on April 24 through April 26 to watch as some of the fastest drivers in the world compete on one of the most intense road courses in North America.

Drivers such as former Dancing with the Stars contestant Helio Castroneves, Indy 500 and two-time Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, and many more will be battling it out for the win.

Tickets start at $15 and children 12 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

In-Water Boat Show
April 24 through April 26
The Ridge Marina

Check out what 2015 looks like for boats at Russell Marina’s In-Water Boat Show. They’ll be showing off the hottest new models at the Ridge Marina on Lake Martin. Bring your water-riding enthusiasts for demo driving, food, entertainment, and a chance to win some cool giveaways!

Restoration Run
April 25
Red Mountain Park

Walk, run a 5K, or run a 15K for the Will Bright Foundation and The Riverhouse Project‘s Restoration Run at Red Mountain on April 25. It’s a local initiative designed to bolster community collaboration and optimism that will turn the tide of drug addiction in our region.


Register for the day’s activities here.



Earth Day at the Gardens
April 25
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Gardens’ outdoor celebration looks back at the history of Victory Gardens, specifically World War II gardens, through an archival display and educational activities inspired by 1945 and the war era. The event 
takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Formal Garden in front of the Conservatory.



Birmingham Get Up
April 25
Sloss Furnace

Get up and join Sloss Furnace for a day chock-full of local bands (Troubled Waters, Todd Simpson & Mojo Child, The Bear, Belle Adair, and Escondido) from 2 to 10 p.m. to benefit The Red Barn’s therapeutic and educational programs for children with disabilities and special circumstances.

Hope For Autumn Crawfish Boil
April 25
Main Green of Ross Bridge

Suck on unlimited crawfish and jam to Rollin’ in the Hay from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ross Bridge to benefit families battling childhood cancer and the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorder’s Developmental Therapeutics Program. Bring the kids and BYOB.

Bocce Bash
April 25
Rooftop of the Kress Building

Join the Crisis Center for the first annual Bocce Bash, a bocce ball tournament starting at 2:30 p.m. Spectators are welcome to cheer on teams, enjoy beer and spirits, eat from Little Donkey’s taco bar, and listen to some live music.

Bargain Carousel
April 25 through April 26 
2467 John Hawkins Parkway, 35244

Get an incredible deal on more than 100,000 items at Bargain Carousel, a 1000-family garage sale hosted by the Junior League of Birmingham, that provides shoppers with quality items at very affordable prices. Proceeds are returned directly to the Birmingham community.


Get tickets to the two-day event here.



Corks & Chefs
April 25 through April 26
Linn Park

Get treated by talented local chefs at Corks & Chefs Food and Wine Tasting Event during the Magic City Art Connection Festival (take a look at the event above) from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. Sample dishes, wines, local craft beers, coffees, and teas while you take a break from the festivities.


Kevin Hart
April 26
BJCC Legacy Arena

Looking for a good laugh? Comedian Kevin Hart has starred in the movies 
40-Year-Old Virgin,
Scary Movie 4, and
Get Hard, and now he’s performing his stand up skit here in Birmingham this Sunday.

The Weight
April 27
Iron City

Take a load off (Annie) with former
 members from The Band and The Levon Helm Band–Jim Weider, Randy Ciarlante, Brian Mitchell, Byron Isaacs, Marty Grebb–collaborating as The Weight, a group of musicians dedicated to honoring The Band’s legacy.

Auto Show Charity Preview
April 29

It’s all about 
 at the Alabama Auto Show. This year’s preview gala benefits Racing for Children’s, which supports the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Come for food from Hot & Hot, brews from Avondale, and Led Zeppelin tunes from The Black Jacket Symphony.

Can’t come? No worries! B-Metro will be live-posting (and jamming) the night away.

Alabama Auto Show
April 30 through May 3

The Alabama Auto Dealers Auto Show will
 feature 2015’s hottest cars: domestic cars, import cars, light trucks, SUVs, and hybrid vehicles. Come to look at more than 400 vehicles from manufacturers all over the world, and talk to manufacturer’s reps and product specialists. The Birmingham Automobile Dealers Association will be on hand to assist in product education, feature comparisons and safety standards.

Be sure to tune into B-Metro on May 1 as we live-post from Ford’s command station!



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