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17 Reasons to Explore Birmingham

The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living
July 8 through July 14, 2015

Be there this week as we collaborate with this city’s innovators at Birmingham Creative Roundtable, vote for Birmingham’s most adorable baby in round one of B-Metro’s Cutest Baby Contest, get a taste of Cyclo’s Vietnamese fusion fare at The Collins Bar Pop-Up, and get lost in the world of Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Mary Poppins. We’ll be there, will you?
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Why I Carry

When the hand that rocks the cradle holds a gun: Three Birmingham women explain the many reasons why they have firearms in their homes and why they choose to carry a concealed weapon. Read about it here.

Stay Connected

B-Metro’s Cutest Baby Contest
Now through July 13

Parents all over Birmingham have submitted snapshots of the most adorable babies. Now it’s your turn to decide! Who has the cutest kiddo? Head on over to our Facebook page to vote for the baby you think takes the cake.


Click the banner above to vote.


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.



5 Point Public House Oyster Bar

July 9 through July 11
1210 20th St S

They’ve flown under the radar while adding the last few bells and whistles to the restaurant, but
5 Point Public House Oyster Bar is ready for their big reveal. Stop by for their Grand Opening this weekend to see what everyone’s been raving about!


Young Professionals Summit
July 10
Sheraton Hotel 

Are you a change maker or social influencer in your community? Don’t miss the Young Professional Summit from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., where experts will tackle tough issues relevant in our state, talk how to make change actually happen, and give young professionals a platform to be heard.



Summer Film Series: Steel Magnolias
July 10
Alabama Theatre
“If you can’t say anything nice, come sit by me.” 
Round up the girls for a night at the Alabama Theatre with Truvee,
M’Lynn, Shelby, Annelle, Ouiser, and Clairee as they find true friendship in the beauty salon.



Art on the Rocks
July 10
Birmingham Museum of Art

Make plans to attend Art On The Rocks on July 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Birmingham Museum of Art. Enjoy the museum’s art, local food trucks, giveaways, cocktails (or spirits–on the rocks), and the band Shadowboxers.



Fantasia and Friends
July 10
BJCC Concert Hall
Don’t miss American Idol winner and eight-time Grammy-nominated soul singer Fantasia as she graces Birmingham with her incredible vocals this Friday at 8 p.m. at the BJCC Concert Hall.



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!

Mary Poppins
July 10 through August 2
Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at ASFA

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have created everyone’s favorite, practically-perfect nanny in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. If you enjoy the movie, you’ll love seeing the musical live.

Park in the Park
July 11
Avondale Park

Drive up to Park in the Park, an antique car showcasing of more than 200 antique and customized cars on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Avondale Park.

Bags & Brews
July 11
Cahaba Brewing Co.
Join the Central Alabama Cornhole Club for Bags & Brews at Cahaba Brewery on Sunday. Anyone can play. Get there before 11 a.m. to register. Bags fly at noon!

July 11
Parkside Cafe

Head to Parkside Cafe on Saturday on 2 p.m. for finger-lickin’ barbecue from The Barbecutioners, live music by The Great Book Of John, Rayland Baxter, Rachael Roberts, Taylor Hollingsworth, and Form Constant, and all-day drink specials.

A Taste of the Ridge
July 11
South Ridge Harbor

Join the B-Metro Blog Team as we soak up some sun at Russell Lands On Lake Martin’s A Taste of the Ridge from 4 to 7 p.m. Come for fabulous food tastings, live music, home tours, and, of course, the beautiful Lake Martin.


Cyclo Pop-Up Restaurant 
July 12
The Collins Bar

Join Cyclo at The Collins Bar on Sunday at 6 p.m. for a spread of Vietnamese street food marked with Southern influences and Californian sensibilities (and craft cocktails).

July 14
Fly to Saturn on Tuesday to watch the indie pop group, GIVERS. If you like Dirty Projectors, Talking Heads, Local Natives, and Vampire Weekend, you’ll dig this band.

Flicks Among the Flowers: Top Gun
July 15
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Head to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on July 15 at 8 p.m. for an outdoor viewing of Top Gun. Bring blankets, chairs, and snacks! Wind, stars, flowers, and ambiance are complimentary.

Land here for more information.

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