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8/20/2014 – 8/26/2014 




Our city’s favorite events are on the schedule this week. Whatever you do, don’t miss these fun ways to explore the Magic City through food, music, art, and film. It kicks off on Friday with our annual music issue party–we hope to see you there! 
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Our annual August music issue is here!
Meet 3 of our up-and-coming musicians below

  Waxflight                The Heavy Hearts              Daniel Farris

Magic City Mix
August 22 starting at 6:30 PM
Iron City Bham

Celebrate Birmingham’s music scene at B-Metro‘s annual music issue party! After reading about some of the best up-and-coming local musicians in our August issue, come hear them yourself as they perform LIVE at Iron City! This event is FREE with NO cover–so grab your friends and get ready to enjoy a night of awesome local talent.

Check out the music lineup here! 


Birmingham Restaurant Week
Now through August 24
Participating restaurants

Recognized as Birmingham’s premier dining out event, BRW celebrates our city’s acclaimed culinary culture. Each participating restaurant is offering 2-3 course prix fixe menus and drink specials, allowing you to dine at your favorite local restaurant or explore new dining opportunities. View participating restaurants and reserve your spot below.

Make your restaurant reservation today! 


Art After Dark
August 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

You’re invited to this 3rd annual free arts event at which local artists will have their works on display and available for purchase. Attendees will also enjoy live music by Abby Parks, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks.
View participating artists here!

Rally for Reading
August 21 from 6 – 9:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

This 4th annual fundraiser invites you to learn about the importance of reading while enjoying nice summer evening with friends and neighbors. The event benefits The Literacy Council and features raffles, food trucks, and live music.

RSVP here!

B-Metro’s Excellence in Nursing Awards
August 21 at 6:00 PM
Rosewood Hall in Soho  


Each year, B-Metro recognizes the generous, hardworking nurses who care for our Birmingham community. We invite you to join us in celebrating this year’s honorees at a reception that will feature hors d’oeuvres and an awards ceremony.

RSVP here! 

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

August 22 – 24

Downtown Birmingham Theatre District 

Now in its 16th year, the 3-day annual Sidewalk film festival showcases new independent films in Birmingham. This year’s festival will screen 200+ films across eight venues in the city’s newly-restored theatre district. Not sure where to start? Check out the B-Metro guide to this year’s festival.

Get your pass here! 


Montevallo Artwalk
August 22 from 5 – 8 PM
Main Street – Montevallo

This Friday, Main Street businesses will fill their storefronts with a variety of eclectic artwork including sculpture, paintings, photography, and functional art. Attendees will enjoy a street party atmosphere with wine & refreshments, performance entertainment, and even a few hands-on art experiences.
Learn more here! 


Chirps & Chips
August 22 from 7 – 10:00 PM
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Support the Alabama Wildlife Center at this 3rd annual casino-themed fundraiser. The night includes casino games, live entertainment by Susan Shoemaker, a silent auction, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres & drinks.
More info + tickets here!


Sips for CF
August 22 from 7 – 11:00 PM
1901 Sixth Avenue N, 15th Floor

This 6th annual fundraising event for Laps for CF features a much-anticipated wine tasting competition, with the winner being awarded multiple wine cases. The event also includes hors d’oeuvres, music, a silent auction, and games.
More info + register here!

Pepper Place Market
August 23 from 7 AM – 12 noon
Pepper Place

Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers, and artisans to Birmingham each week–rain or shine. While you shop, you’ll enjoy a live chef demo by Chef Angela Schmidt
of Chef U and live music by Fiddlin’ In The Parlor and Sonny Pritchett.
More here!


Wake up with the Animals
August 23 from 7:30 – 9:30 AM
Birmingham Zoo

Have you ever woken up to a lion’s roar? Now is your chance during this once in a lifetime experience to wake up with the animals at the zoo! Enjoy up-close and personal animal interactions, watch a special wildlife show, and savor a delicious breakfast at the Safari CafĂ©.
Space is limited–reserve your spot here! 


Rock ‘n’ Run 5K
August 23 at 8:00 AM
Homewood Central Park

This 3rd annual 5K is open to all levels of runners and walkers and starts in Homewood Central Park. The run will benefit Impact Family Counseling, a faith-based, United Way nonprofit agency.

Register here! 


The Tailgate Challenge
August 23 from 11 AM – 2:00 PM
The Summit – Carmike Cinemas parking lot

Kick off the 2014 football season with this celebration benefiting The Bell Center. Event-goers will enjoy tastes of tailgating food at various team tents along with live music, kid-friendly events, and, of course, a little team rivalry.

Get tickets here! 


Make Some Noise
August 23 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Iron City Bham

This fun weekend event includes lunch, a game day fashion show, and a silent auction. The fashion show is coordinated by style coach and expert Megan LaRussa Chenoweth of Southern Femme and benefits the Alabama School for Hearing.

Get your ticket here! 


Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival
August 23 – 24
Historic 4th Avenue Downtown

This free, two-day festival celebrates our city’s rich culture through performances by local and national jazz artists. The event also includes a diverse selection of food vendors, a children’s village, and an exhibit of art for all to enjoy.

Check out the music lineup here! 


Fairy Tale Ball
August 23 at 6:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel Birmingham

This 8th annual semi-formal gala offers a magical evening for guests of all ages to benefit Childcare Resources. At this year’s event, guests will delight in a candy bar, live dance band, and interactive entertainment by fairy tale characters, magicians, and jugglers.

Hops for Hope
August 23 from 6 – 10:00 PM
World of Beer – Five Points

Enjoy an evening out sipping your favorite local brews at this event benefiting Pathways, a women and children’s homeless shelter. In addition to local beer, there will be live music by 90 Proof as well as the opportunity to win prizes, including a zipline tour at Red Mountain Park and a free month at Iron Tribe Fitness.

Find out more here! 


Autism Shines Gala
August 23 at 6:00 PM
Ross Bridge Resort

Support the Autism Society of Alabama at its signature fundraising event. Guests will enjoy complimentary drinks, a seated dinner, and live & silent auctions. Funds raised will help Autism Society of Alabama improve services for individuals with ASD through education and advocacy.

Tickets available here!


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