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Say “hello” to spring with these fresh B’ham events




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3/18/2015 – 3/24/2015 



Say “hello” to spring and get ready to experience a new season in the Magic City. From meeting new people, to redesigning your home, to accomplishing that first 5K run, get a fresh start with this week’s events.

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YPBirmingham Social
Tonight from 5 – 8:00 PM
Regions Field Sky Lounge

Calling all young professionals! Don’t miss YPBirmingham’s monthly networking event.
There will be a bar available to purchase drinks and complimentary food options provided by Regions Field. This month’s nonprofit spotlight is Girls Inc. of Central Alabama.

RSVP here!


Paws on the Patio
Tonight from 5 – 8:00 PM

Bring your pup and hang out on FoodBar’s patio for a casual evening out. Enjoy free select appetizers or a signature drink, and 10% of all food and drink sales will be donated to Hand in Paw, a local nonprofit that provides animal-assisted therapy to those in need.

More info here!


Get in Gear to Stop Diabetes
March 19 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Tom Williams Porsche

Join Tom Williams Porsche for the Tour de Cure kickoff and benefit. Enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres by Kathy G and Co., complimentary spirits, live entertainment, and raffle for a chance to win a pair of diamond hoops from Diamonds Direct. Proceeds support the American Diabetes Association.

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Birmingham Hammers Presents   

UAB vs Atlanta Silverbacks
March 20 from 6 – 9:00 PM
UAB West Campus Field

For the second year in a row, the Birmingham Hammers will present a match between the UAB Blazers and the Atlanta Silverbacks. Last year, 2,200 people showed up to the match in support of the Hammers’ efforts to bring pro soccer to Birmingham, and this year’s game should be just as popular. 

Get your tickets here! 


The Wailers
March 20 at 8:00 PM
Alys Stephens Center

For millions of fans from around the world, reggae music is defined by the songs of Bob Marley and The Wailers. Since collaborating with Marley, The Wailers have performed with international acts across the globe–here is your chance to hear them live.
Tickets available here!

Hop Swap
March 20 – 21
Fifth Avenue Antiques

Extemporaneous Theatre Company presents this holiday show about the Easter Bunny, who is getting fed up with the “same old same old.” When he runs into a dear old friend with a similar problem, the two cook up a crazy idea to swap places. It’s holiday hilarity of fairy tale proportions–and only the audience will decide how it ultimately winds up!

More info & tickets here! 


Building and Remodeling Expo
March 20 through 22
Pelham Civic Center

The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders presents this 4th annual expo showcasing the latest in design trends and the building and remodeling professionals who can make your dream home a reality.
The B-Metro Blog Team will be live blogging from this year’s event on Friday, 3/20 from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Join us in person or online!

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Leprechaun Leap 5K Run/Walk
March 21 at 8:00 AM
The Preserve in Hoover

This inaugural 5K and fun run is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield and benefits the Easter Seals of Birmingham. The race will be followed by a family-friendly festival featuring live music from Rockstar and Rollin in the Hay, an arts and crafts fair, and food trucks.
Register here!

5K for Kids Race & Expo
March 21 at 9:00 AM
Regions Field

Join the Junior League of Birmingham and the Birmingham Barons as they take “Small Steps to End Childhood Obesity” in this year’s family-friendly 5K for Kids and 1-mile fun run. The race features some of Birmingham’s favorite places and will be followed by an expo and post-race party.
Register here!

20th Annual Showcase of Bands
March 21 starting at 11:00 AM
Bessemer Civic Center

The Alabama Bluegrass Association presents this annual event featuring a full day of performances by 14 of Alabama’s best local bluegrass bands. Arrive early to partake in a bluegrass instrument workshop in banjo, guitar, mandolin, and bass at 9AM.

Cherry Blossom Festival
March 21 from 11 AM – 3:00 PM
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Explore Japanese culture through origami, calligraphy, sumi-e, and martial arts demos at this 10th annual festival. The free, public event is presented by the Japan-America Society of Alabama and will take place in the Japanese Gardens.

More event info here!

The Elvis Ball: Viva Las Vegas
March 21 from 6:30PM to 12AM
Old Car Heaven

Don your favorite leisure suit or bell bottoms and get your groove on at The
! This Las Vegas-style fundraiser for the Creative Montessori School features disco, funk, and 80’s groove music spun by DJ Stevo as well as performers, complimentary food & drinks, and both a silent and live auction. And of course, the event wouldn’t be complete without an appearance by Elvis himself!

Get your groove on!

BAO 30-Year Gala: Seasons of Love
March 21 from 7:30 – 10:30 PM
The Florentine Building

Birmingham AIDS Outreach celebrates 30 years of service with friends, volunteers, and staff.  Guests will enjoy live entertainment by Once in a Lifetime 80s band and local artists, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a slide show, and keynote speaker Lawayne Childreys.

Tickets available here!

Beach Music Showcase
March 21 at 8:00 PM
Shelby County Arts Council

Get ready to “bop and shag” to Carolina beach music from the 50s and 60s. You will hear music from the Temptations, The Drifters, The Tams, The Embers, and more. All songs will be performed accurately by Panama Jack and the Hangouts.

Tickets available here!


The Color Purple
March 22 at 3:00 & 7:30 PM

Tony-award winning actress Jennifer Holliday (
Dreamgirls) headlines the touring production of this Tony-award winning musical. Based on the novel by Alice Walker,
The Color Purple focuses on the life of African-American women in the
southern United States in the 1930s.

Get your tickets here! 


Birmingham Boys Choir

Collaborative Concert with REVERB 

March 22 at 4:00 PM
Samford University’s Brock Recital Hall

The Birmingham Boys Choir are teaming up with REVERB, the all-male, award-winning a capella group from Florida State University. The concert will be followed by a small reception. Tickets are available at the door.
More info here!

My Name is Julia / My Name is Boots
March 22 from 5 -7:00 PM
Virginia Samford Theatre

This gala event features a special rendition of Kathryn Tucker Windham’s
My Name is Julia, a one-woman show about Alabama poet Julia Tutwiler. The second half of the program will honor the legendary Boots Carroll’s 60+ year career onstage in the Magic City with performances by Jan Hunter and Kristi Tingle Higgenbotham.

Learn more here!


Regina Carter
March 23 at 7:30 PM
Samford University’s Leslie S. Wright Center

Known as the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, Regina Carter has performed with some of the biggest names in music and released nine critically-acclaimed albums, including her latest,
Southern Comfort. Enjoy this cabaret-style concert that includes complimentary dessert and coffee.

Tickets available here! 


Stirling Lecture: R.J. Mitte
March 26 at 7:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern College

R.J. Mitte, co-star of AMC’s Emmy-winning drama Breaking Bad and equality and diversity activist, will speak at the BSC campus about his real-life experiences dealing with cerebral palsy and overcoming challenges associated with it. The event is free and open to the public.
More info here! 


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