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9/17/2014 – 9/23/2014 




Whether you’re tapping your toes at an outdoor jazz concert, discovering local art, or indulging in delicious Middle Eastern food, your week in B’ham is sure to be a cultural adventure. Check out our top event picks below! 
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B-Metro Pink Party

September 25 at 5:30 PM
Aloft Hotel in Homewood

Join us for a kick-off to breast cancer awareness month and have a fabulous girls night out at our annual Pink Party held in conjunction with Susan G. Komen. You’ll enjoy:
– Free admission
– Fashion shows
– Best Dressed “Pretty in Pink” contest
– Door prizes

Don’t forget to wear pink–RSVP here! 


Forest Park Fest

Today through September 19
Forest Park – Participating stores

Forest Park’s popular “Third Friday” monthly event is starting a few days early to raise funds for Magic Moments. A few features include the “Tour de Loo” bathroom installations made by local artists and Magic Moments kids, as well as a progressive dinner that will donate a percentage of sales to Magic Moments.

Learn more + RSVP here! 


Cheers to the Coosa Beer Dinner
September 18 at 6:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

Join Coosa Riverkeeper for a delicious farm-to-table dinner prepared by Chef Sean Butler of Food Studio B. Each dish in the four-course meal will be paired with an Avondale Brewing Company brew. Following dinner will be a

live concert by River Dan Band.
Seats are limited–reserve your spot here! 


Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival
September 18 – 20
Saint George Melkite Catholic Church

We hope you’ve got an appetite, because this 33rd annual food festival is back this weekend. You can either order food for pickup, or stop by in person to enjoy homemade Middle Eastern food, live music, and dancing.

Check out the menu here! 


Brookwood Live!
Thursdays in September
Brookwood Village Mall

It’s back! Enjoy live music, dancing, and fabulous shopping every Thursday night this month.
9/18Nationwide Coverage
9/25The Nashville Blue Tones

More info here! 


Tailgate in the Taproom
September 18 at 6:00 PM
Cahaba Brewing Company

Watch Auburn play Kansas State tomorrow night and help support a great cause. You’ll enjoy the MELT food truck, Cahaba Brewing Co. brews, plus a drawing and raffle. The event raises funds for Kid One Transport, which provides transportation for children and expectant mothers to their medical appointments.
More info here!

Music Under the Stars
September 19 at 6:00 PM

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Enjoy a special evening of music with some of Birmingham’s most recognized and exciting jazz artists, including Top Secret with Shaun Pezant, the Chad Fisher Group, and the Birmingham Heritage Band. Bring a chair, food, and a beverage and relax at this outdoor concert.
Get tickets here! 


One Singular Sensation!
September 19 at 7:30 PM
Leslie S. Wright Center

This all-star celebration of the music of composer Marvin Hamlisch kicks off the Wright Center’s Signature Series. Starring four Broadway singers and a live band, this show features favorites such as “The Way We Were,” “One,” “What I Did For Love,” and many more.


Pepper Place Market
September 20 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 Franklin Biggs of Sur la Table and music by Charlie Hunter and Marc Gunn.
More here!


Global Mala Yoga Project
September 20 from 8 AM – 10:00 AM
Vulcan Park & Museum

Join the 200+ people who will gather at Vulcan Park this Saturday for the 8th annual Global Mala, a free international yoga event promoting community awareness and service to others while benefiting Sweet Om Alabama and UAB’s Healthy Happy Kids.

Plus, don’t miss the Thursday night pre-party happening at Trim Tab Brewing Co. on 9/18 from 6-9:00 PM!

More info here!  


Paws for the Cause 5K
September 20 at 8:30 AM
Veterans Park in Hoover

This 6th annual dog-friendly 5K and 1-mile fun run is hosted by the Animal League of Birmingham and will benefit the Shelby Humane Society. Bring your pup and get ready to race!
Register here!

Sebastian’s RunWalk for a Cure
September 20 at 8:30 AM
Town of Mt. Laurel

Join the fight against childhood cancer at this all-ages run/walk benefiting the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. The run is held in memory of Sebastian Lemos, a brave young boy who lost his battle to cancer in 2008.


The City of Birmingham Presents
The Fusion Awards

October 14 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Sheraton Hotel Birmingham

B-Metro Magazine’s Fusion Awards recognize people in Birmingham who represent excellence in their chosen fields and foster, cultivate, and exemplify a wide array of diversity in our community. Join us in celebrating this year’s Fusion Award winners at a luncheon in their honor.


Sponsored by BBVA Compass and University of Alabama at Birmingham

Picnic Lunch & Outdoor Activities
September 20 at 11:30 AM
Oak Mountain State Park

Up for an outdoor adventure? Join Southeastern Outings this Saturday for a potluck picnic lunch in the park. Following lunch, you can choose to go on a canoe/kayak trip or a dayhike through the park’s trails. All skill levels are welcome.

Red Panda Day
September 20 from 12 – 3:00 PM
The Birmingham Zoo

Join the Zoo in celebrating International Red Panda Day while helping raise awareness for red pandas. Participate in red panda fact games, enter the coloring contest, create your own red panda mask, and learn how these unique animals survive in the wild by becoming a “red panda ranger.”
Learn more here!

Ales for Trails
September 20 from 12 – 4:00 PM
Iron City Bham

This special beer tasting features Terrapin Beer Company’s limited release single-hopped cask beers. The band Fishergreen will perform live from 12-2 PM, and the Alabama VS. Florida game will be shown on Iron City’s projector screen. Proceeds will benefit the Birmingham chapter of BUMP, which is dedicated to maintaining our city’s bike trails.  

Get your tickets here! 


Partnership Walk
September 21 at 12:00 PM
Railroad Park

Join the 2,200 participants who will walk to end global poverty this Sunday. The Birmingham Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation, which raises awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.
Register here! 


Watercolor Art Reception
September 21 from 2:30 – 4 PM
Birmingham Public Library – 2100 Park Place

Nearly 60 watercolor works of art will be on display during the 2014 Watercolor Society of Alabama Annual Members’ Showcase. A free awards ceremony and opening reception will be held this Sunday, and the exhibit will be on display through October 31.
Learn more here!


Fall Equinox Bazaar
September 21 at 4:00 PM
Black Market Bar – 5 Points

This free arts event is all about celebrating the fall season. Join Black Market for an afternoon of arts and crafts featuring local artists and vendors, live music by The Glass Jars, and food & drink specials. 

 List of vendors here! 


Tigers of Tomorrow
September 21 at 6:00 PM
Rojo Birmingham

Local improvisational theatre company ETC Bham presents this free improv show. You’ll enjoy three different stories woven around a couple of ETC’s classic games and served up with Rojo’s delicious Mexican and American fare.
Learn more here!

Samford University Presents

B-Published! Fiction Contest

Enter through October 15!

Are you a writer, storyteller, or avid reader? Have you ever dreamed of seeing your own written work published? In the first-ever B-Metro fiction writing contest, we invite you to submit an original story in one of our age divisions (student, college, or adult) for the chance to have your work published in our magazine.
Contest rules listed here! 

Email your story to bpublishedcontest@gmail.com

Now through September 28
Virginia Samford Theatre

This 1960’s musical revue runs chronologically from beehive hairdos and mini skirts to free flowing hair and hippie fashion. The fast paced show features more than 40 great tunes including “Respect,” “Where Did Our Love Go?” “Proud Mary,” and many more memorable hits tied together with information about each era.


Iron Cinema
September 23 at 8 PM
Iron City Bham

Iron City presents a movie night and trivia series for the month of September that features films by the Coen Brothers. Each movie night will be shown on Iron City’s 240 sq. ft. HD projector screen and will be followed by trivia rounds. Next week, catch a free screening of The Big Lebowski.

More info here! 


Save the date!

Magic City Miracle
September 28
Linn Park

Be one of the thousands of volunteers taking part in a day of community service that will impact countless charities, organizations, neighborhoods and citizens throughout the greater Birmingham area. Choose one of 200 local service projects happening simultaneously in one afternoon and get ready to lend a hand!

Sign up here! 


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